Where To Eat in The Village

by The Editors on March 25, 2020

Citylight

The Carlsbad Village Association has created a great list of restaurants in the Village that are open and providing curbside pickup (some also offer delivery) as a response to the latest public health order closing restaurants for in-room table dining. This situation is very fluid. Please call individual businesses for updated hours and ordering information.

If you know of a restaurant that is open and is not listed on this page, please email chris@carlsbad-village.com or text 760-644-2121. For all the info, please follow the jump.

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Senior Grubby’s Keeps Carlsbad Fed

by The Editors on March 24, 2020

Checking in with Senior Grubby’s Justin Juchura (maker of our favorite Carlsbad Fish Tacos) to see what they’re doing to keep people fed, while the quarantine continues. If you need to pick up food (and drinks), here’s one of the places in the Village where you can.

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Carlsbad Suspends in-person Services

by The Editors on March 18, 2020

The City of Carlsbad will temporarily suspend all in-person services in response to today’s San Diego County public health order to slow the spread of COVID-19. A special City Council meeting will be held at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, to declare a local emergency.

The city has been planning its COVID-19 response for the past six weeks and is ready to manage essential city services that protect the health and welfare of the community. 

Effective Monday, March 16 at 5 p.m. all city libraries and Tuesday, March 17, at 7 a.m., all city buildings will temporarily be closed to the public. City employees will continue to work, maintaining a 6-foot distance between each other and following all other health guidelines. 

Although many city employees are affected by the COVID-19 emergency due to child care and other personal needs, the city has arranged options to help all who can work to carry on either in person or remotely. 
Among the facilities affected are:

  • Libraries
  • Senior Center (M-F meal service for those 60 and older will continue outside on a pickup basis and by delivery)
  • Community centers, aquatic centers and all parks buildings except restrooms
  • Faraday Administration Center
  • City Hall

Many city services can be accessed online or by phone. The city will have a list of these on a special website set up on Tuesday, March 17 for the ongoing COVID-19 response.

City parks and trails will remain open to the public, and park restrooms will be open and accessible during operating hours. Additional maintenance will be conducted to clean, disinfect and stock restrooms. The city has also placed handwashing stations in community locations. 

Other guidance and directions issued by the county today include:

  • Those 65 and older and people with underlying health conditions should stay home and avoid contact with other people.
  • Residential care facilities like nursing homes may not allow visitors except in end of life circumstances.
  • No events, public or private, will be permitted with over 50 people. Any non-essential gatherings of any size are discouraged.
  • All bars, nightclubs, breweries and wineries must close that don’t serve food.
  • Restaurants may only do delivery and pickup.
  • Schools may not hold classes in person.
  • Nonessential personnel prohibited from health care and long term care facilities.
  • Hospital and labs shall report all COVID results to county health officer
  • Businesses will implement social distancing, telecommuting and additional cleaning. 
  • All businesses will suspend policies and procedures requiring a doctor’s note for employees to take advantage of sick time.
  • Those exhibiting symptoms shall isolate themselves until seeking medical treatment.
  • Quarantine orders for all those traveling from COVID-19 impacted countries.

For more information about the City of Carlsbad’s COVID-19 response and other related information, please visit www.carlsbadca.gov/COVID19.

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The Land & Water Co. Shuts Off

by The Editors on October 17, 2019

Chef Rob Ruiz shut down his The Land & Water Co. restaurant in the old Twin Inn building of the Village Faire shopping center in Carlsbad on October 12, 2019 with little notice to customers, according to a story on Pacific San Diego.

The closure of Land & Water came as a surprise to diners, who learned via Instagram and Facebook on Saturday morning that Oct. 12 would be its last day of business. He was gratified by the large turnout of customers who showed up in the final days to see the restaurant off.

The story makes no mention of why the restaurant closed on such short notice, or what will move into the space now that Ruiz is gone. We have friends who loved Ruiz’s culinary exploits, however, we never made it in to try it ourselves. Guess now we never will. But don’t worry  The Charles Kenneth speakeasy is still rolling along downstairs. For more on Ruiz and what else he has planned in San Diego, please click the link.

[Link: Pacific San Diego]

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Carlsbad High Students Produce Oneirataxia

by The Editors on September 17, 2019

Back:​ Cassie Nesbit, Evan Boda, Travis Kramer, Kathryn Yi, Bella EdelmanFront: ​Maddy McCarthy, Sachi Stewart, Marina Kenat, Dublin-Ireland Villa, Aly SutherlandNot pictured:​ Kobe Cowell, Sierra Benosa, Jason Guerrero, Cinjun Chiniquay
 
The student production club at Carlsbad High School are pleased to announce their second student run production Oneirataxia.

Following their “Love is Blind: A Spoken-Word Play,” “Oneirataxia” functions as the first official collaborative work of “Student Production Club,” a club dedicated to empowering students to write, direct, and act in their own theatrical and cinematic productions annually. The “Oneirataxia” production and Student Production Club work hand-in-hand to provide a platform for creative student expression. . . In a creativity-deprived world, any ounce of opposition is crushed immediately by “remediating” forces. When Beta is sent to the Eldritch Institute for the Misguided, she and her group of friends must escape the institute or else face death. In this hard-hitting piece highlighting the misuses of modern-day conformity, the gang discovers that changing the world will require some sacrifices.

The show runs October 10-12, 2019. For more information and to buy tickets click here.

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Yes, We Should Save The Stack

by The Editors on September 9, 2019

Retired Navy vet Jim Strickland told The San Diego Union Tribune that he likes the Carlsbad Stack and he thinks we should keep it. We totally agree (not only because its part of our logo).

“I like it, and I think it’s crazy to get rid of it,” said Jim Strickland, a retired Navy veteran and 19-year Carlsbad resident who has long admired the distinctive column. 

We also agree with Susan Gutierrez.

“It’s an iconic, visible symbol of Carlsbad,” said Gutierrez, president of the Carlsbad Historical Society. . . “As a resident, when I see the power plant stack from anywhere on the coast, I know I am in Carlsbad, and home,” she said.

Exactly. Apparently, the issue will be discussed by the Historic Preservation Commission tonight. For all the details, please click the link.

[Link: SDUT]

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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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