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Grubby’s 6th Annual Cinco de Mayo Party

by The Editors on April 30, 2019

Señor Grubby’s, makers of our favorite Carlsbad fish tacos, is happy to announce their 6th Annual Cinco de Mayo Parking Lot party, taking place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 1-6pm.

The event is free & open to the public, all ages are welcome; however, the team Olympics are designed for teams of 2 with players ages 21+. The parking lot games will consist of corn hole, ladder golf, flip cup & more, plus an inflatable slide to end the obstacle course. We will be awarding 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners with prize packages; along with ‘Best Team Name’ & ‘Best Costume’.

Señor Grubby’s is located at 377 Carlsbad Village Drive, in Carlsbad. For all the official details, please follow the jump.

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Calavera Trail Coalition Works Toward Access

by The Editors on April 24, 2019

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has recently declared war on mountain bikers at Calavera a.k.a the Carlsbad Highlands Ecological Reserve, but a group of Carlsbad locals are hoping to get the land approved for multi-use recreation so decades of trail access can continue in a legal, open, and patrolled way. They’re calling themselves the Calavera Trail Coalition and they’ve built a website to help speed the flow of communication in the community. Here’s their mission statement:

The mission of the Calavera Trails Coalition is to Preserve Calavera for multi use for generations to come. We encourage sustainable management, ecosystem management, multi use recreation and preservation of open space for all to enjoy. We recognize the needs of people including those who have limited abilities or are unable to walk on the land. We support hikers, bikers, adaptive athletes, trail runners, families and wildlife. Sustainable management with enjoyment for all will Preserve Calavera.

For more info on the Calavera and how you can help, please visit the Calavera Trail Coalition website by clicking the link.

[Link: Calavera Trail Coalition]

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Trouble in the Wind at Eclectic Lawn

by The Editors on April 17, 2019

On April 28, 2019 from 1 – 5 PM the Carlsbad Music Festival presents afternoon two of their free Eclectic Lawn concert series at St. Michaels-by-the-Sea with Sibarg Ensemble, Matt McBane + Build, Diana Gameros, and Trouble in the Wind.

For more info, please click the link (warning it’s a facebook link). If you’d like to help the Carlsbad Music Festival put on events like this, please volunteer to help. You can get more information on volunteering here.

[Link: Carlsbad Music Festival]

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Cindy Lee Berryhill On The Eclectic Lawn

by The Editors on March 28, 2019

The Carlsbad Music Festival’s Eclectic Lawn (a three-Sunday series) kicks off this Sunday, March 31, 2019, with North County’s own anti-folk legend Cindy Lee BerryhillThe Red Fox Tails, Son de San Deigo, and Sunny War will follow her on the lawn. Concerts are from 1-5 PM at the St. Michael’s by-the-Sea Lawn. Admission is free and food and beverages will be available for purchase at a beer garden & food trucks. For more information please click the link.

[Link: Carlsbad Music Festival]

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CEF’s 5th Annual Pedal for a Purpose

by The Editors on March 15, 2019

Join the Carlsbad Education Foundation at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Plaza on Saturday, March 23, 2019 as they spin stationary bikes to raise money for the continually underfunded Carlsbad Unified School District in their 5th Annual Pedal for a Purpose presented by Gelson’s Markets.

This stationary bike-a-thon raises funds for music, science, and innovational education programs for the 11,000 students in the Carlsbad Unified School District. There will be music by DJ Extreme, high-energy spin instructors, activities for children, and a health and wellness expo. Riders receive VIP treatment in the form of massages, swag, drinks and nutritional snacks, contests, prizes and more!

You’d think the Carlsbad Unified School District could afford to teach science, music, and innovational education programs on its own, but that’s not how our district works. And because of this, the students of Carlsbad need your help. For all the official details, and exactly how you can help please follow the jump.

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Give Input on 2020 Carlsbad City Budget

by The Editors on February 12, 2019

On Monday March 4, 2019 the City of Carlsbad will hold a public budget workshop to get input on the City’s 2020 budget and how and where they are going to spend money. If you’re interested in putting in your two cents this is the time to do it. For instance, if you’d like to see the city build a skateboard park that is closer to the village, this would be a great meeting to attend. Or if you think a mountain bike park would be nice, let them know.

The workshop will be help from 6 to 8 PM on March 4, 2019 at the City of Carlsbad Administration Center at 1635 Faraday Ave, Carlsbad, CA.

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8th Annual Taste of Bressi March 9, 2019

by The Editors on February 12, 2019

On March 9, 2019 join supporters of the Carlsbad Boys & Girls club as they help raise money for the organization with the 8th Annual Taste of Bressi event.

Serving some of San Diego’s finest ales, lagers, wines, and all sorts of spirits from 20 plus adult beverage vendors. In addition, an array of local restaurants will be in attendance passing out taste treats. Restaurants, breweries, wineries, and distilleries are being added daily – an up-to-date list of all the participants and can be found on the event website.

For all the details on what is one of Carlsbad’s best fundraisers and how you can buy tickets, follow the jump.
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Cellist Ashley Bathgate At St. Michael’s Chapel

by The Editors on February 7, 2019

The Carlsbad Music Festival Presents Sonic Chapel with cellist Ashley Bathgate Friday, February 15, 2019.

The desire to create a dynamic energy exchange with her audience and build upon the ensuing chemistry is a pillar of Bathgates’s philosophy as a performer. Her affinity to dynamism drives Bathgate to venture into previously uncharted areas of ground-breaking sounds and techniques, breaking the mold of a cello’s traditionally perceived voice. Collaborators and fans alike describe her vitality as nothing short of remarkable and magical for all who are involved. Bathgate is a member of the award-winning, internationally acclaimed sextet Bang on a Can All-Stars, the chamber music group HOWL, and is also a founding member of TwoSense, a duo with pianist Lisa Moore, and Bonjour, a low-strung, percussive quintet.

For more info and to buy tickets, please click here.

[Link: Carlsbad Music Festival]

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Bill Walton, Roberto Vigilucci & Carlsbad Kids

by The Editors on January 17, 2019


Pictured (L to R): Bill Walton, Chad Nelson, Greg Nelson, Brad Holland

Vigilucci’s Trattoria in Leucadia was the host of an exclusive dinner on Monday night. Back in September, a dinner for ten with Bill Walton was auctioned off at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s annual Gala. It sold for $10,000 – and was so popular that a second dinner was added and sold immediately.

Local Carlsbadistan and Club alum Greg Nelson bought the dinner, and invited ten of his CHS and SDSU “basketball boys” to join him for the special evening. “The dinner and service was off the charts,” enthused Greg. “Bill was entertaining, and we all had a great time talking hoops – a real night to remember!”

For all the details, please follow the jump.

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Welcome to Carlsbad, allow us to introduce you to the Carlsbad Police officer who is riding-a-long with you every time you get in your car. That’s right, each time you drive in Carlsbad, the Carlsbad Police Department puts a digital tail on you thanks to a network of 51 (soon to be 86) license plate reading cameras located at intersections all over the City. With these cameras the Carlsbad Police department is able to track your car in real time where ever you travel in Carlsbad.

Today, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and MuckRock have released a data set that allows all of us to see how many plates are being scanned in Carlsbad, how many other agencies the Carlsbad Police Department is sharing their plates scans with, and how many times a plate they’re actually looking for has come up in the scanning.

To make it easier here are the numbers: in 2016-17 Carlsbad Police scanned (and stored) at least 8,363,866 plates and hit on 2,358 that they were actually looking for. They shared their scanned plate data with 198 other agencies. These numbers are likely only a portion of those scanned as the data is not complete in Carlsbad’s case.

 Here’s how the EFF pitches this data dump:

We have released records obtained from 200 agencies, accounting for more than 2.5 -billion license plate scans in 2016 and 2017. This data is collected regardless of whether the vehicle or its owner or driver are suspected of being involved in a crime. In fact, the information shows that 99.5% of the license plates scanned were not under suspicion at the time the vehicles’ plates were collected. . . On average, agencies are sharing data with a minimum of 160 other agencies through Vigilant Solutions’ LEARN system, though many agencies are sharing data with over 800 separate entities.

We are living in a surveillance state, but it’s still shocking to see it spelled out on easy to read charts. For all the details for Carlsbad and 199 other agencies and how they use license plate reading cameras, please click the link.

[Link: Automated Licese Plate Reader Dataset]

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