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RIP: Carlsbad’s Former Mayor Bud Lewis

by The Editors on October 16, 2014

Citizen Of The Year 2009 3-C T352-1Carlsbad’s former mayor Claude “Bud” Lewis died on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, according to announcement on the City of Carlsbad website. He was 83.

Few have done more for the City of Carlsbad than the former Mayor. He served on the Town Council for 40 years (the last 24 of those as Mayor).

“Mayor Lewis embodied the very best of Carlsbad,” said Mayor Matt Hall, who succeeded Lewis in 2010. “He devoted his life to public service and remained committed to the principles of a fair and open local government, accessible to everyone regardless of social or economic status. His values helped shape the city we are today, effectively managing growth to maintain an excellent quality of life, a strong and diverse economy, and an involved citizenry.”

“Mayor Lewis was my teacher first, then my colleague and ultimately my friend,” said Mayor Pro Tem Mark Packard. “He always took the long term view. Whether talking about how to manage growth or address our critical water supply challenges, he laid the groundwork to make sure our city would continue to thrive long after he was gone. That is a sign of a great leader.”

“Mayor Buddy Lewis was a rare politician who won people over while remaining true to himself,” said City Council Member Lorraine Wood, who served as City Clerk during Lewis’ mayoral tenure. “He wasn’t prone to telling people what they wanted to hear, but he told them the truth. He stayed true to the motto that what was right for Carlsbad wasn’t always popular, and what was popular wasn’t always right.”

“Mayor Lewis was a humble man who never forgot his roots,” said Council Member Keith Blackburn. “He was a man of integrity, and he brought that to the office every day, trying to do what was best for Carlsbad, its residents and its businesses.”

“When I served on the Carlsbad Planning Commission, I saw the result of Mayor Lewis’ legacy every day,” said Council Member Michael Schumacher. “He made sure we maintained high standards, and as a result of his hard work he left Carlsbad a better place than he found it.”

Lewis’ wife Beverly (pictured right) died in May of 2011. Our thoughts go out to Mayor Lewis’ family, friends, and the entire city of Carlsbad. For the official word from the City, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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The Art Of Santos Goes Huge In Carlsbad

by The Editors on September 19, 2014

Artist Santos Orellana is creating what may well be the largest solo art show in San Diego history with a 20,000 square foot space. The show, produced in collaboration with True Honor includes a 175 by 22.5 foot mural and a collection of eight years of the artist’s best work. The show titled Lost and Found, opens October 25, 2014. No, you won’t want to miss it.

[Link: Lost and Found]

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CHS Lancer Dancers’ Golf Tourney

by The Editors on September 12, 2014

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The Carlsbad High School Lancer Dancers plan on attending the Universal Dance Association’s National Championships in Orlando, Florida and to help them fund the trip the Dance Team Boosters are holding a golf tournament on Monday, October 20, 2014 at the El Camino Country Club in Oceanside, California.

[The tourney] will include the popular “Chopper Ball Drop” raffle event. Prior to tee-off, 1,000 golf balls will be dropped from a helicopter to a temporary golf hole. Each numbered golf ball is like a raffle ticket, carrying a chance to win $2,500. The first golf ball that goes into the hole or ends up closest to the hole will win the cash! . . . Chopper Ball Drop tickets may be purchased through the Dance Team Boosters and directly from the Lancer Dancers at a cost of $10 each. Winners need not be present, but must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the raffle.

The Dance Team Boosters are still looking for sponsors and donated items for the silent auction and raffle prizes. For more information follow the jump or Greg Crump at (760) 519-5844. [click to continue…]

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11th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival Lineup

by The Editors on September 8, 2014

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On the weekend of September 19 – 21, 2014 Carlsbad will be host of the 11th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival. And when we say music, we mean capital “M” Music. As they say this is “adventurous music by the beach” for sure.
This year’s run will include the music of David Lang, Dawn of Midi, Steven Schick conducts Renga, Wu Man and Son de San Diego, Art of Elan with Susan Narucki, Sacra/Profana, USC Thornton Edge, Donald Crockett, Sean Friar, Matt McBane, Trouble in the Wind, The Red Fox Tails, and more.

The Festival will include ticketed Main Stage Concerts all three days, a free Village Walk on Saturday, September 20, and free concerts in Magee Park on Sunday, September 21. All events are curated by Festival Founder and Director, Matt McBane.

For more details from the festival (including how to buy tickets) follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Be A Volunteer In Hosp Grove

by The Editors on September 8, 2014

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On September 27, 2014 the City of Carlsbad will celebrate National Public Lands Day with a volunteer trail clean up at Hosp Grove from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Volunteer work will include tree planting in the East Grove, as well as trail surface improvements, litter pick up and other trail work. City staff will be on hand to assist with the volunteer event.

For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Monday Night Football At Señor Grubby’s

by The Editors on September 8, 2014

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If you’d like to kick off the Monday Night Football season proper, roll down to Señor Grubby’s tonight (September 8, 2014) at 6 PM and joint their 2nd Annual Monday Night Football Kick-Off Parking Lot Party. Here’s what’s up:

We will be featuring the Monday Night Football game: San Diego Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals, being projected on a 20ft outdoor screen. We will have food & drink specials, entertainment for the kids, and community involvement. There will be silent auctions, giveaways, and much more to raise money & awareness for Carlsbad Pop Warner.

This all ages event is open to the public. Bring a chair, maybe some cash to donate to Carlsbad Pop Warner, and an some room for Carlsbad’s best fish tacos. Señor Grubby’s is located at 377 Carlsbad Village Drive in the heart of the Village of Carlsbad. For more info follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Firefighter Appreciation Day At Legoland

by The Editors on September 4, 2014

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On September 20, 2014 Legoland California will be remembering all the work Carlsbad Firefighters did this year with a Firefighter Appreciate Day.

Guests can board a real fire engine and ambulance, try on firefighter gear, race against firefighters at Fun Town Police and Fire Academy and meet Sparky the fire dog. An appreciation rally at 11 a.m. kicks off the Big Test Show. Tickets, which include a full day admission to LEGOLAND, are $35 per person with a portion of each ticket donated to the foundation. Tickets are valid Sept. 20 and can be purchased only through the Carlsbad Fire Department Foundation.

For more information on how you can get tickets, please call 760-212-8825 or email davisbeach@roadrunner.com.

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Local Flavor: Gayle Skidmore At MoMM

by The Editors on September 2, 2014

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On Friday, September 5, 2014 the Museum of Making Music present its popular Local Flavor Concert Series featuring the enchantingly ethereal music of Gayle Skidmore.

A born songwriter, San Diego Music Award winner for Best Singer/Songwriter (2013) Gayle Skidmore has written over 1700 songs since she began songwriting at the age of 8. Rather than choosing her calling, Skidmore’s natural ability and innate passion for music made her music career unavoidable. She continually processes her adventures, experiences, thoughts and emotions through this malleable medium, writing, playing and singing from the depths of her soul. It is evident from her heartfelt, unguarded performances that Skidmore’s goal is excellence in artistry and expression.

Tickets to this event are $10 for general seating, or $15 for premium seating and include a slice of pizza and beverage. Museum members receive a 10% discount on tickets. Food service for this begins at 6 PM. Music begins at 7 PM.

For tickets or information click here, or call the Museum’s event reservation line at (760) 304-5844.

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Tell The City What The Parks Need

by The Editors on August 26, 2014

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Three of Carlsbad’s finest parks are in the process of getting their master plans updated and now is the time to share your thoughts. On Wednesday, August 27, 2014 the City will discuss plans for Aviara and Poinsettia Parks in rooms 173 A and B at the City Offices at 1635 Faraday Ave. in Carlsbad. Then on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, Pine Avenue Community Park will be discussed in the Carlsbad Senior Center at 799 Pine Ave. Both meetings begin at 5:30 PM.

Please attend one of these meetings to give your input and opinions about the future of Carlsbad public parks. If you feel that Community Gardens should be part of our city parks, this is the time and place to make your voice heard. Can’t attend? Please email Mick.Calarco@carlsbadca.gov to share your thoughts.

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La Costa Film Festival Tickets On Sale

by The Editors on August 25, 2014

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Carlsbad’s biggest, coolest film event kicks off on September 18, 2014 as the 2014 La Costa Film Festival brings some of the world’s best cinema to the Omni La Costa Resort. Click here for more info or to buy tickets.

[Link: La Costa Film Festival]

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