October 18, 2018

Two decades ago, Oceanside helped lead the effort to designate U.S. Highway 101 a historic route. 

​​For generations, motorists saw a shield sign and knew they were traveling along U.S. Route 101, a highway that went the length of California and passe...

April 25, 2018

Miss Kim’s by TBG, 207 N. Coast Highway, is the new name for one of Oceanside’s favorite restaurants, That Boy Good. 

The same owners of Miss Kim’s by TBG, Kim and Mark Millwood, with the same great down-home cooking locals have been enjoying since 20...

March 16, 2018

Walk into Monroe Boutique at 301 Mission Ave. in Downtown Oceanside and the first thing that strikes you is the decor.

“I wanted something very different,” said Monroe Boutique LLC owner Ashley Lambeth Christian. Shiny corrugated metal doors on the dr...

February 27, 2018

It seems a foregone conclusion that a child named after her mother’s favorite flower would end up in the floral business. And so she has.

Flowers by Azalea — Azalea Perez, that is — operates out of an office in Downtown Oceanside. She has a workshop o...

January 30, 2018

Halloween was very big for Delia de Cock at Stage & Screen FX in downtown Oceanside, but she’s expecting to do good business year-round for what she believes may be the only special effects and makeup store between San Diego and Los Angeles.

July 18, 2017

“We’re the only one who specializes in curly hair,” Bates said, citing her use of the DevaCurl line of products “working with the natural texture and learning how to embrace your hair’s natural movement,” Bates said. 

“Bring in your hair, and we’ll ma...

June 21, 2017

Jeremy Cohen says he's as excited about the long planned resort hotel on the beach in downtown Oceanside as he was a decade ago. And he's hoping to break ground on the project by the end of the first quarter of 2018. He expects construction to begin...

May 31, 2017

There aren't any visible sweet potatoes at LeRoy's Sweet Potato Shack at the Sunset Market on Thursday evenings in downtown Oceanside.

But that doesn't mean there isn't the goodness of sweet potatoes in the products sold. Bryan Moore, co-founder, says...

April 19, 2017

The Farmers Market open on Thursdays, 9am – 1pm, in downtown Oceanside offers everything from broccoli to honey, from pears to pomegranates, and from flowers to nuts. But that doesn’t mean that produce is the only thing available.

The market has becom...

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