Carlsbad’s Favorite Bike Boutique Moves

by The Editors on April 10, 2021

Velo Hangar, Carlsbad’s favorite bespoke bicycle boutique (which was located in a shipping container behind the Village Rock Shop at the corner of State and Beech Streets), is leaving the Village of Carlsbad for a new “temporary” workshop in the Palomar Forum Business Park off Lionshead, according to owner Gordon Yeager. Here’s the story from the man himself:

On Monday April 5th, I’ll be opening my new Workshop space in the Palomar Forum Business Park. Like all my spots have been, it’s off the beaten path… The Entrance & Parking is around back. If you find the “Lucidity” Sprinter you’re in the right place. I also will have new hours. Shop will be open Monday thru Friday 11ish to 6ish. . . This is my stepping stone. It’s a great opportunity that my friends from Lucidity Biz Development offered to me until my dream spot is found. So come on by, drop off your bike, enjoy the view, share a Beveridge & spread the love.

Velo Hangar is located at 3132 Tiger Run Ct, Suite 102, in Carlsbad. 

[Link: Velo Hangar]

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Marklyn Retzer Trio Live At Lola’s

by The Editors on March 29, 2021

Local musician Marklyn Retzer is bringing his trio to Lola’s 7UP Market and Deli on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at noon for a two-hour live set of acoustic guitar based groove rock. The show will be outside on the steps of the museum across from the store. There is plenty of room to sit outside and spread out, and even some picnic tables and chairs available. Bring a lawn chair and make it easier to get your own space. 

Why Lola’s? Here’s what Marklyn has to say:

Lola’s has legendary burritos and tacos. My kids started eating burritos there before they could even look over the counter. I’m stoked to be bringing music to support them and I’m looking forward to getting the songs out in the air.

Lola’s is located at 3292 Roosevelt St, in Carlsbad. For more info please click the link.

[Link: Marklyn Retzer]

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Legoland To Officially Reopen April 15

by The Editors on March 19, 2021

The Technics Rollercoaster at Legoland was rolling the tracks today with no one on board as Legoland California workers begin putting things in order for an April 1, 2021 preview reopening.

Park Preview Days offers access to select rides including Driving School, LEGO® TECHNIC™ Coaster, Fairy Tale Brook and Coastersaurus. Kids and families can also enjoy socially distant character meet and greets, live entertainment, a wide variety of food options and Miniland U.S.A.

The Resort officially reopens April 15, offering access to SEA LIFE® aquarium and LEGO® CHIMA™ Water Park. Guests will once again be immersed into the creative world of LEGO® and some of the Park’s more than 60 rides, shows and attractions.

For the official word from Legoland, please follow the jump.

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Aptera Rises Like A Tricycle Phoenix

by The Editors on January 8, 2021

Remember way back in the day when you used to see those sleek little three-wheeled cars bombing around Carlsbad? They were going to change the entire auto industry? They were Carlsbad’s little electric darlings? Then they went away. The company began refunding down payments and auctioning off all their property. And then crickets. Hard to believe that was almost a decade ago.

Well, it seems Aptera is back. This new promo video features neighborshoods all around us. Is yours in this video? Is so, let us know. And welcome back Aptera. The new cars look even more darling than they did nine years ago.

[Link: Aptera]

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Carlsbad Boys & Girls Clubs Get New CEO

by The Editors on November 13, 2020

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad is delighted to announce the appointment of Evan Perkins as its new CEO effective immediately.

Evan was hired in 2012 as a Youth Development Professional. He has held various roles in his eight years of service including Program Director, Clubhouse Director, and most recently Director of Operations. He is taking over from Brad Holland, who led the nonprofit with distinction for ten years.

“Evan is a strong, team-focused leader and is passionate about providing safe and meaningful programs for the youth of our community,” Board President Sharone Story said “He has been instrumental in leading and managing the daily operations of our clubs while navigating multiple COVID-19 impacts. We are thrilled to promote Evan to the CEO role.”

For all the details, please follow the jump.

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Carlsbad Music Festival To Return in 2021

by The Editors on June 27, 2020

In a June 27, 2020 letter to friends and supporters of the Carlsbad Music Festival Founder and Artistic Director Matt McBane lamented the cancelation of the 2020 festival and 17 consecutive years of music in Carlsbad and looked forward optimistically to 2021 when he says the festival will return.

After much creative brainstorming, discussion and reflection, we determined that with the pandemic and the restrictions in place, there was no way for our small organization to hold the Festival or alternative programming this summer. But don’t worry, we will be back in 2021! 

For the complete letter, please follow the jump.

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The City of Carlsbad Gives $175,000

by The Editors on May 11, 2020

The Carlsbad City Council has approved increased funding to expand a local homeless shelter and provide increased rental assistance, food service other basic needs for the city’s most vulnerable community members.

At its May 5, 2020 meeting, the City Council approved $58,000 to Catholic Charities, which runs the La Posada de Guadalupe homeless shelter. The money will be used to expedite a planned expansion of the shelter. for all the details, please follow the jump.

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Carlsbad’s Parks & Trails To Open With Rules

by The Editors on May 1, 2020

You know all that yellow tape that’s been reminding us that the trails, beaches and parks are all closed? Well, thanks to a unanimous vote by the Carlsbad City Council it’s all coming down on Monday, May 4, 2020. At a special City Council meeting on Friday, May 1, 2020 the City of Carlsbad voted to open our parks, trails, and (with some help from the State of California) maybe even our beaches (with some serious limitations).

For all the details, including all the dos and don’ts, please follow the jump.

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Carlsbadistan Up To 12 COVID Cases

by The Editors on May 1, 2020

After 14 days of no new COVID-19 cases in all of Carlsbad, we’re now up to a total of 54 cases and three of those are from right here in the 92008. Wish we had more info on exactly where they are and how the exposures happened. Either way, we hope everyone stays home, and gets well soon!

[Link: SD County COVID Tracker]

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We watched most of the meeting. Keith Blackburn and Mayor Matt Hall are ready to open, while Cori Schumacher and Priya Bhat-Patel pressed for more analysis and maybe a bit more of a plan, since this really is a life or death situation.

Here’s what the city sent out following the meeting:

The Carlsbad City Council voted Saturday to keep its beach, parks and trails closed for now and hold a special City Council meeting May 1 to review plans for a phased reopening. The County of San Diego’s public health order is in effect until May 1.

The specific topics of the May 1 meeting will include city parks and trails as well as the city-owned golf course and the three-quarter of a mile stretch of beach north of Oak Avenue.

The six miles of Carlsbad’s coastline controlled by California State Parks also remain closed, and city officials said they would like to coordinate the opening of all beaches in Carlsbad at the same time.

On Friday, April 24, the County of San Diego announced it would lift the restrictions on going into the ocean starting Monday, but left it up to the cities and State Parks to decide whether to open the beaches. 

County requirements

County public officials have said they will consider allowing parks to reopen for passive activities such as walking, jogging and bicycling once cities complete and submit to the county a protocol template for each park as to how public health protections will be addressed. The same template applies to beaches. Requirements include:

Post signs about maintaining a 6 foot distance from those not in the same household and not entering the park if you have a fever or cough.

Wear face coverings if you are within 6-feet of someone not in your household.

No gathering except for people from the same household.

“Social Distancing and Sanitation Protocol” to be posted at each entry to the park.

Minimum of one employee must be present at each park to monitor compliance.

All employees shall receive temperature screening prior to each shift and shall not be allowed to work if employee’s temperature is 100 degrees or higher.

Break rooms, bathrooms and other common areas shall be disinfected at least every two hours.

At a minimum, close off every other parking space.

Keep playgrounds, community centers and gyms closed.

At a minimum, limit use of courts and fields to members of the same household.

Golf courses and trails

The county also has provided templates for trails and golf courses.

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