Oceana News


February 16th - Weekly News Update (click here)

Board of Directors Election!

There will be an informal “Meet the Candidates” on Saturday, February 17 at 1:00 PM in the auditorium.


Ad Hoc IT Committee – This committee is for you if you are a techie and/or use technology for work/hobbies. We are exploring the COX contract and the potential of fiber network in Oceana. The next meeting is planned for the week of Feb 19-23. Please email Karen Bishop at [email protected] if you would like to learn more



Fireside Chat – Wednesday, February 21 from 3:30-4:30 PM, Library


Each month a board member is available for any questions or clarifications homeowners might have. This program is a more intimate setting and while no decisions can be made, reports and initiatives do end up on the board agendas from them.  This month, join Director Kelly Byrne, in the Library on Wednesday, 2/21 at 3:30 for one hour (note the time change).

Fireside Chat – March

Due to the transition in March to a new board, there will be NO Fireside Chat in March.  They will resume in April.

Sandy Riser

President, OCA Board of Directors



BrightView Update for the week of February 19, 2024

This is a mow week.

Spraying in Unit 9

**Be aware of areas being sprayed when walking pets.

Herbicide – Prosecutor Pro.  Active ingredient – Glyphosate


ACTIVITIES COMMITTEEhttps://oceanaseniors.org/activities/


Wed, Feb 21st at 5:30 pm: Wine & Chocolate Pairing

Our favorite chocolatier and sommelier Johnna will explain to us how to match certain homemade artisanal chocolates with certain wines. Only $15! Sign up 1/29 through 2/19.


Thurs, Feb 22nd from 9:00 to 10:30 am: Clubhouse Auditorium 

COFFEE HOUR: Enjoy coffee & donuts while listening to Liz Conejo play flute and Francis Daniels play guitar – new Oceana residents!


Thurs, Feb 29th from 2:00 to 3:30 pm: “Leap Year” Afternoon Treat

Guitarist and singer Kevin O’Brien is making a return visit to Oceana! Afternoon snacks will be provided by chef Eddie Chiw. Don’t miss it!

$5 – Sign up between 2/13 and 2/27.


SAVE THE DATE: Sun, March 10th from 3:00 to 5:30 pm: Spaghetti Supper!

Enjoy Gail Olenick’s homemade pasta sauce with spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and dessert. Unlimited wine and soda. Only $10! Sign up 2/15 to 3/7. That’s amore!


Arts and Craft Workshops are back March 13th and March 23rd!

Be sure to sign up at the office for each class…. space is limited! See attached flyer for details! Any questions, please call Caryn at 760-518-6982.


OCA Billiards Aladdin Project to Refurbish the Pool Tables!

We are gathering recyclable bottles and cans and monetary donations. Large Recycle Boxes in front of the Billiards Room, Pool Patio, Clubhouse and Entry Way to help pay for New Felts and Bumpers for the two Billiards Tables. For any $$ donations, please contact Lonnie Burrows (760) 443-9481.



Councilmember Eric Joyce will be hosting a Fiscal Year 2024-25 Community Budget Workshop next Tuesday, February 20 from 6 PM to 8 PM. This workshop will take place at the Mira Costa Community College Learning Center located at 1831 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92058. They will go over the basics of the City’s budget process as well as expand on his office’s priorities for this year’s budget.


February is FREE Admission for Seniors 65+ at the Wildlife Safari Park . All you have to do is show proof of age. The Safari Parking lot is privately owned and the current price is $20 per vehicle and $38 for RVs. (Note: This offer does not include the San Diego Zoo; only the Safari Park. We apologize for incorrect information in the previous e-blasts!)


February 20-24 (Tues-Sat) the Oceanside International Film Festival (OIFF) will be at the Brooks Theater. The full schedule can be found at www.osidefilm.org. Tickets can be bought online or at the theatre. This is the 13th year of this Festival and was created by OCAF (Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation). Something for everyone!


Building Project on 503 Vista Bella – If you would like information mailed to you, email City Planner, Manny Baeza at [email protected]. Let him know that you are a resident of Oceana and provide him with your mailing address. All notices regarding this project will be sent through the U.S. mail, not email


Need to Update Your Address?

Need to update your address so you can vote in the the US Presidential Primary and general election? Go to www.SDVote.com conveniently allows you to update your address.

Please note: In order to vote for a party’s presidential candidate in the March 5 primary, the deadline to declare a political party is February 20.

2023 - Year in Review

A LOT happened in 2023 in Oceana. Read all about it here.

The Art and Crafts Workshops are Expanding!!

From Nov 4th – Dec 9th the Art and Crafts Department here at Oceana hosted 6 holiday craft workshops… it was a time and place to connect with old friends/neighbors and meet some new ones! A place to come together and get in the holiday spirit! The workshops tapped into, or in my case… found, our creative side!

Since the workshops were such a success… we are happy to announce that we will be having workshops 2x a month with one on a Wed. and one on a Sat. (Dates and info to follow.)

Here is our ask…..We are currently setting up the calendar for the next 6 months and would welcome those of you who have a craft/passion/hobby and would be interested in leading a workshop to contact me, Caryn Leventhal 760-518-6982 [email protected].

In addition the hours of the Art Room have been extended… we will be open Wednesdays 10-3 starting 1/10/24 and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, starting in February. The Art room, when there is not a workshop in session, is a space where you can bring and work on your current craft project. Also, please feel free to reach out and let us know what types of projects/crafts you are interested in learning!

Cheers to expanding our creative brain and mind in 2024!

Caryn Leventhal and Mary Hall

Meet the BoD Candidates


February 10th – 1pm, candidate forum will be available to livestream via Zoom and also recorded to watch later.

February 15th – 9:45am candidate forum will be available to livestream via Zoom and also recorded to watch later.

February 17th – 1pm informal, and not recorded.

This is your chance to have one-on-ones with whomever you wish. These are your future directors and this is just another chance to get to know them.

We hope you can attend. Here are the candidate profiles:

Lisa Bagot

Karen Bishop

Kelly Byrne

Teresa Chamberlain-Spradlin

Curt Conant

Kathleen Dowling

Peggie Moore

Sandy Riser

John Vogt

Updated Painting Projects

Hilltop Highlights