Oceanside is a city of over 170,000 just south of Camp Pendleton in southern California. The population was only 45,000 in 1970. Carlsbad and San Diego are to its south. The city is famous for its long stretches of beaches and the Oceanside Pier. Mira Costa College in Oceanside has more than 5,000 students. Oceanside was the cinematic home of the pilots in "Top Gun". Photos courtesy of Wikipedia - the Pier by Bill Newman and City Hall by Jot Powers.