I first arrived in beautiful Oceanside via the United States Marine Corps in 2002 and I fell in love!
After serving two combat tours in Iraq, I became a Realtor and started a Mortgage & Real Estate company. Blessed in my business, I was able to purchase an Avocado and Guava farm in South Morro Hills that I manage with my wife Sarah and 7 children ages 4 months to 20.
As a Veteran and farmer, I understand hard work, patience and accountability. I place a priority on public service in my community.
As an experienced Realtor, I understand Land Use, Zoning and Housing Regulations. I will ensure Oceanside lands are best utilized for future generations.
As a small business owner and past board member of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, I understand fiscal accountability and the importance of supporting small businesses and creating jobs in Oceanside.
I have the energy and vision to work on solving Oceanside’s housing affordability, crime and homelessness issues. I believe every resident in Oceanside must play a part, because Oceanside matters.
NewsFriday, March 13, 2020 10:41 AM
City of Oceanside COVID19 Update
There is currently no vaccine available to protect against Coronavirus but it is recommended for everyone to get their flu vaccine and practice proven and routine preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:00 AM
OCEANSIDE — It’s no surprise that rent in California and particularly San Diego County is expensive, especially for cities with beaches. Though many still find Oceanside’s cost to be pricey, it remains on the more affordable side when compared to the other coastal cities.
According to a recent report from Zumper, an online apartment search platform, Oceanside is the eighth most expensive place to live in San Diego County in October. On average, it costs approximately $1,620 per month to rent a single-bedroom apartment in Oceanside.
The Zumper report looked at 12 cities in San Diego County and ranked them in order of how expensive their rent prices are. The most expensive was Coronado with a rent average of $2,900 per month for a one-bedroom apartment.
Oceanside’s neighbor Carlsbad was the second most expensive at $1,970 per month, and Vista was sixth at $1,680 per month.
Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:00 AM
OCEANSIDE — Veterans who have transitioned from military to civilian life can go on to serve the public in a variety of capacities, whether it’s as law enforcement, firefighters, teachers, nurses, doctors or even as council members.
Christopher Rodriguez, 34, fits into that last criterion since being elected onto Oceanside City Council last fall. Rodriguez first came to Oceanside in 2002 as a Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton. He joined at the young age of 17, though he had already done some fast growing up before that.
Rodriguez was born Chicago, where his father was a member of the Latin Kings gang and abusive to his family. Rodriguez’s mother eventually escaped his father with Rodriguez and his sister, and later remarried a Marine who partly influenced Rodriguez’s decision to also become one.......
Monday, October 21, 2019 1:00 AM
OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- A town hall meeting in Oceanside addressed homelessness, among other topics, Monday night.
One of the speakers included a woman who revealed she spent more than 20 years on the streets before turning her life around. Attendees cheered her story and discussed action that can be taken to help more people like her.
City councilmember Christopher Rodriguez says the issue of homelessness is the No. 1 email and phone call he gets from residents and believes a key way to address the problem is to address drug addiction.
“We’re not dealing with a homelessness crisis, we’re dealing with an addiction crisis," said Rodriguez. "Right now we have an addiction epidemic.”
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 11:56 AM
Oceanside San Luis Rey riverbed sweep
Councilman Rodriguez joins the Oceanside Police Department (OPD) on a morning sweep of the San Luis Rey riverbed. Primary objective is to work with the homeless population through outreach and resources provided by our specialized Homeless Outreach Team. Secondary, objective is to identify "abandoned encampments" to include posting notice before removal of debris and paraphernalia.