Lancer Dancers Win World Hip Hop Title

by The Editors on February 3, 2016

The Carlsbad High School Lancer Dancers just attended the World School Cheer/Dance Competition in Orlando, Florida January 30 – 31, 2016. Did they bring it? Yes, they brought it and also came home with a world title in the varsity hip hop division. Yes, hip hop.

“Our girls are so proud to have earned the title of 2016 World Champs,” said
the team’s coach, Laura Nares. “All the hard work and practice they put into
preparing for these two competitions has paid off in a big way.”

For the official word, please follow the jump.

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Cole Library Reopens February 27, 2016

by The Editors on February 1, 2016

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One of the coolest buildings in the City of Carlsbad family of spaces, the Georgina Cole Library, will reopen to the public (after a complete facelift) on Saturday, February 27, 2016 with what the City is calling a “community appreciation event.”

The free celebration will include a reopening ceremony, tours, live music, children’s activities and more. . . Improvements to the 49-year-old Cole Library have transformed the oldest library in the city into a modern space able to meet the community’s changing needs in an increasingly digital age. . . “We appreciate the patience of our library patrons during the closure,” said City of Carlsbad Library & Cultural Arts Director Heather Pizzuto. “Community members are invited to come and explore the new spaces and amenities available at the Cole Library.”

We’re most excited with the new Friends of The Library Book Store (best book deals in town) and the new collaborative study spaces. The party beings at 10 AM on February 27, 2016. For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.

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5th Annual Taste of Bressi Festival

by The Editors on January 12, 2016

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, along with George and Meryl Young, are pleased to present the 5th Annual Taste of Bressi on March 19, 2016. Prepare for an afternoon filled with craft beers, premium wines, food, live music, and more. Local vendors will be providing tastings of signature dishes and beverages, while guests soak up the sounds of great tunes.

For all the details, please follow the jump.
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Skye Walker Kicks Off 2016 Carlsbad Art Wall

by The Editors on January 8, 2016

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The Carlsbad Art Wall at Señor Grubby’s is getting a whole new look on the weekend of January 16, 2016 as Encinitas based artist Skye Walker takes over the east wall of the Carlsbad eatery.

The first 2016 CAW artist Skye Walker will bring his life-long love for illustration, design and mural painting to the CAW with his signature colorful composition of nature and environmentally conscious iconography. Walker found his love for art in his early youth while traveling the country with the family bluegrass band named EarthWalkers. They logged over 2,000 shows nationwide singing about preserving the environment. During this time, Walker’s father taught him the art of lettering and murals. His father was an accomplished sign painter and muralist in the 70’s and 80’s.

For all the official details, please follow the jump.

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Carlsbad Sculpture Garden Exhibit Opens Jan. 28

by The Editors on January 5, 2016

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The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office presents a new installation in the Carlsbad Sculpture Garden, located at 2955 Elmwood St., immediately north of the city’s Georgina Cole Library.

Leslie and Paul Wilton: Reclaimed, Repurposed, Remembered features nine sculptures created by Escondido artists Leslie and Paul Wilton of Metalmorph Sculpture Studio. A free opening reception will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m., hosted by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts. The Sculpture Garden is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is free.

For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.

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Don’t Get Phished This Holiday Season

by The Editors on December 9, 2015

santa_hackPhishing scams are a persistent problem for consumers. The Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report revealed that at least one in 10 people fall for phishing attempts. Seems we all know someone who has turned over their info to the wrong person.

During the holiday season, inboxes everywhere are flooded with e-cards and messages from relatives, friends and well-wishers. Unfortunately, some of these emails may include nefarious software.

Craig Young, security researcher for cyber security company Tripwire (www.tripwire.com) is offering practical advice to protect consumers from cybercriminals. Please consider publishing these or discussing them with Craig.

“Around the holidays, a very common ploy for cyber criminals is to send fake e-greeting cards with malicious files attached,” said Craig Young, security researcher at Tripwire. “It’s easy for busy, distracted consumers to become victims of these schemes, but armed with a few basic security practices, they can drastically reduce their chances of being victimized.”

For five tips that Young recommends you take this holiday seasons, please follow the jump.
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See The 1940s Radio Hour At NVA

by The Editors on December 7, 2015

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It’s December 1942, and New York’s little-radio-station-that-could, WOV, is about to air its final broadcast of the holiday-themed Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade. That’s the setting for The 1940′s Radio Hour, a timeless play full of classic tunes sung in four- and five-part harmony. With its dance routines, swinging music — including “Ain’t She Sweet,” “Blue Moon,” “You Go to My Head” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” — and beloved cast of characters, Radio Hour is a perfect holiday treat.

Runs: December 5 – 31, 2015

Show Times: Wed 7pm | Thurs / Fri / Sat 8pm | Matinee Sat 3 / Sun 2pm

Click the link to purchase tickets.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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Boys & Girls Clubs Honor Marylou Flanders

by The Editors on December 1, 2015

Flanders_MarylouMarylou Flanders has been named Volunteer of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad at a luncheon held November 12, 2015.

“Marylou is a board member and special event volunteer; the word ‘no’ is not part of her vocabulary,” said Club CEO Brad Holland.  “She produces our promotional materials, secures incredible auction items, and has rallied her employer to be a corporate partner for the Club. She gives freely of her time and talent, and we are thrilled to be able to recognize her efforts!”

For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.

 

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City Council To Blow Half Million Dollars

by The Editors on November 18, 2015

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In what came as no real surprise, the Carlsbad, California City Council on Tuesday night (November 17, 2015) voted to hold a special election on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 for the proposed Caruso Affiliated lagoon shopping mall, rather than scheduling it for a future general election.

The special election, on a referendum which could have easily been added to the next general election at almost no cost, will cost the City of Carlsbad close to $500,000. The Council collectively said:

“We have thoroughly reviewed this plan, including extensive technical and environmental studies, and continue to believe the benefits are far greater than any other commercial development that would eventually be built on this land. We also respect the referendum process and support Carlsbad voters having an opportunity to make a final decision at the first available opportunity.”

In other words, they’re hoping to move forward with the mall as soon as possible. The referendum will need a “simple majority” of 50 percent plus one vote to be defeated.

For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.

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Lancer Dancers To Perform Annual Showcase

by The Editors on November 16, 2015

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The 10-time National Champion Carlsbad High School Varsity Lancer Dancers invite you to their annual dance showcase running Thursday, December 10 through Saturday December 12, 2015 at the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center on the campus of Carlsbad High School.

The Lancer Dancers will perform a variety of routines in jazz, hip hop, pom, lyrical and other genres that they have been working on this school year. With so many different dance and music styles, this year’s Showcase offers something for everyone. Showcase tickets are on sale now at www.lancerdancers.com and are $15.

For all the details, please follow the jump.

 

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