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Hello and happy Saturday! Back in your inbox to walk you through all the important things happening these days around Oceanside-Camp Pendleton. Without further ado…

First, today’s weather:

Areas of fog, then sun. High: 74 Low: 61.

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📢 The Oceanside Chamber will hold its 14th Annual North County Health & Wellness Fair on August 11 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The North County Health Fair is free to the public and a great way to receive information, meet a new health specialist or learn more about healthy living. Located at the beautiful Oceanside Civic Center Plaza, the North County Health Fair will run concurrently with the Thursday Farmer’s Market. More info

Here are the top five stories in Oceanside-Camp Pendleton today:

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  1. Mark your calendars for fireworks shows, outdoor concerts, a Samoan cultural celebration, The Watermelon Festival and more happening in July around Oceanside. July is stacking up to be an event-filled month in Oceanside. Check out some of our favorite happenings coming up this month. (Oceanside-Camp Pendleton Patch)
  2. San Diego County Crime Log: Here’s a look at some of this week’s police, fire and courtroom stories. The CHP will crack down on aggressive, distracted and intoxicated driving during the Fourth of July holiday. A seized $300 million Russian Superyacht is docked in San Diego. A woman was sentenced for an Escondido crash that killed four, including two kids. (San Diego Patch)
  3. Days after his passing, a push is now underway to honor a Camp Pendleton-trained Marine veteran, who was the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II. On Wednesday, Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams, the last surviving World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, passed away in West Virginia at the age of 98. “He was symbol of a generation that is passing the torch,” said John Raughter, spokesperson for the American Legion. (ABC 10 News San Diego KGTV)
  4. San Diego-area Honda dealerships said they will provide free gas to a select number of veterans, active and retired military members as well as local Honda drivers this weekend. Ahead of Fourth of July, Helpful Honda will pump free gas to the first 100 eligible drivers during various events at gas stations in Vista, Oceanside and Poway between Friday and Monday. The program is first-come, first-served and only those with valid I.D. showing their military status or a Honda vehicle will be permitted to receive the free fill-up. (FOX 5 San Diego)
  5. San Diego County Government: take care to secure and calm your pets while fireworks are going off. Every year, dozens of dogs end up at shelters after Fourth of July fireworks shows. If you’re lucky, your dog doesn’t react to the explosions and shrill whistles of fireworks set off to celebrate the holiday. But for some dogs and other pets, the sounds can be terrifying due to their sensitive ears. View tips on how to protect your pet this Fourth of July. (Press Release Desk)

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Today in Oceanside-Camp Pendleton:

  • Whelan Lake Bird Sanctuary Walk – Buena Vista Audubon Society (8 a.m.)
  • The Soto Six Jazz Band Performing at Vigilante Coffee (11 a.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Oceanside Historical Society: “This beautiful float in Oceanside’s Centennial Parade in July 1988 was also featured in the Tournament of Roses Parade. It depicted the Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside’s Pier and Harbor sailboats.” (Oceanside Historical Society via Facebook)
  • Oceanside Police Department: “Gearing up for a busy holiday weekend. As we get ready for the Fourth of July weekend, the Oceanside Police Department wants to stress an important reminder: all consumer fireworks are illegal 🚫 in the City of Oceanside.” (Oceanside Police Department via Facebook)
  • City of Oceanside – Government: “Learn about exciting new programs and events in The Oceanside Tide newsletter: Community Choice Energy, road improvements, movie in the park, music at the museum and more. ➡️ https://conta.cc/3AhF7sR Have a safe and happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸 …” (City of Oceanside – Government via Facebook)
  • MCCS Camp Pendleton: Join us for food, fun in the sun and more! Free Family Fun Zone, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Live music by The Pistol Blonde, 5 – 7 p.m. Food and vendors will be on site. (MCCS Camp Pendleton via Facebook)
  • City of Oceanside Public Library: “The Library’s Landes Community Engagement and Leadership Project was completed yesterday. It is bittersweet, because the project team accomplished so much for the community in such a short time.” (City of Oceanside Public Library via Facebook)
  • MCCS Camp Pendleton: “Looking for a fun recreational league to keep you active? Join Adult League Sports Open to Active Duty, DoD, MCCS, Retirees, and Dependents over 18 years of age with a valid military ID card and who are stationed or work aboard Camp Pendleton.” (MCCS Camp Pendleton via Instagram)

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  • Ska-Fourth Of July With Third Project At Ebullition Brew Works & Live Music (July 2)
  • Gone Blonde 80’s + 90s’ + 00’s Party Band At Ebullition Brew Works And Live Music (July 8)
  • Free Movie Night On The Giant L.E.D Screen (July 8)
  • Sugar Bear Memorial Virtual Run (July 22)
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Lisa Frost

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