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Besos de Coco At The Carlsbad Library

by The Editors on January 21, 2015

You’ll never look at a classical guitar, standup base or tap dancer the same after experiencing Besos de Coco’s eclectic mix of jazz, Brazilian, and classical music. They will be playing a winter concert at the Carlsbad Library’s Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 6 PM.

This fun and flavorful trio features classical guitarist Lorraine Castellanos, double bassist Evona Wascinski and tap dancer Claudia Gomez Vorce, whose magical footwork conjures the sound of percussion instruments.

This special event is free, and seating is limited and first come, first served. Please follow the jump for more info. [click to continue…]

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St. Patrick Catholic School’s Open House

by The Editors on January 21, 2015

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Thinking a good, solid Catholic school education might be right for your kids? If so, Carlsbad’s St. Patrick Catholic School has just the K-8 institution for you and they’re having an open house on Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 10 to 11 AM you can check it out and meet the staff.

The event, which marks the beginning of National Catholic School’s Week, will provide the public with an opportunity to meet teachers and administration while visiting the campus. During the open house, baby items for mothers in need will be collected for the school’s Birth Choice Drive. The public is welcome to drop off donated items during the open house. . . “We are excited to meet new prospective families at our open house,” said Denise Nelson, St. Patrick Catholic School Principal. “I think they will be pleased with the warmth of our staff and all of the excellent educational choices that we have to offer.”

It’s also a great chance to check out St. Paddy’s plans for the future as seen in the above graphic. For more information on St. Pat and the open house, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Walk + Bike Carlsbad Project Launches

by The Editors on January 8, 2015

Walkbikecbad LogoWe’ve been biking and walking Carlsbadistan for a while now, but we’re glad to see the City of Carlsbad getting behind the program as well with the new Bike & Walk Carlsbad Project. The project is. . .

. . . a campaign to promote walking and biking in Carlsbad, just in time for those seeking fitness and lifestyle changes in the new year. The 12-month effort, funded with a grant by the San Diego Association of Governments, will encourage more walking and biking throughout the city, with a special emphasis on the Village area. . . City of Carlsbad Associate Planner Pam Drew said Carlsbad is a perfect place for a campaign like Walk + Bike. . . “With new bike racks, bike lanes and lighting, it is easier than ever to walk and bike in Carlsbad Village,” said Drew, who is overseeing the campaign for the city. “Walk + Bike fits right in with the community’s values around healthy lifestyles, connectivity, sustainability and economic vitality.”

And if this works well, maybe the City can close a few Carlsbad Village streets to automobile traffic entirely. . . guess we can dream, huh? For the official word from the City and The San Diego Association of Governments, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Berkley Hart Selis Twang At NVA

by The Editors on January 5, 2015

The local Carlsbad music scene keeps rolling this weekend with a January 9 &10, 2015 performance by Berkley Hart Selis Twang at the New Village Arts Theatre. The group made up of seven-time San Diego Music Award winner Eve Selis, and Marc Intravaia, Jeff Berkley and Calman Hart.

The New Village Arts Theatre is located in the heart of Carlsbad Village at 2787 State Street. Show starts at 8 PM. Click here for tickets.

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Cody Lovaas To Play Carlsbad Village Theater

by The Editors on January 2, 2015

San Diego Music Award’s Best New Artist, Cody Lovaas, will take the stage at The Carlsbad Village Theater on January 10, 2015 at 8 PM for an all-ages show presented by The Belly Up. The San Diego-raised singer/songwriter is best known for his soft rock acoustic genre, singing original songs about surfing and the California coast. Loaves will showcase his original songs including, “Take a Ride.”

“There is nothing better than getting up on stage in front of a San Diego crowd and playing music that makes everyone feel good,” said Lovaas. “I am inspired by the ocean, surfing and the San Diego lifestyle. I have been playing music since I was seven years old and it has been a very fun journey ever since.”

For the official word including show times and ticket prices please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Tamarack Restooms Get Needed Upgrade

by The Editors on January 2, 2015

Tamarack State Beach

The restrooms at Carlsbad State Beach near Tamarack Avenue will be closed starting Monday, Dec. 29, through the end of January for some long-awaited maintenance and upgrades. Temporary restrooms will be available in the Tamarack Avenue parking lot, and restrooms at the Pine Avenue ramp will remain open, with extended hours, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

The work on the restrooms will include fresh paint, an epoxy floor, new fixtures and partitions, an upgraded plumbing and electrical system, and a refurbished roof with new skylights. While the restrooms are being improved, crews will also install new hand railing to replace the corroded rails near the restrooms, as well as a new shower and drinking fountain outside. The restroom’s pump station has already been equipped with a new alarm system that will sound if there’s a spill, to prevent beach contamination.

Perfect timing. It’s been way too cold to go outside lately anyway. For the rest of the story, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Carlsbad Gets Its Arch Back

by The Editors on December 30, 2014

Last night (December 29, 2014) the official welcome gate to the Village of Carlsbad went back up in front of the Twin Inns, Neiman’s, Ocean House, whatever is in there now at the corner of Elm St. Carlsbad Village Drive and Carlsbad Blvd. We are so glad there are no dolphins on the sign. Looks great just the way it is. For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.
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Señor Grubby’s 3rd Annual Christmas Party

by The Editors on December 15, 2014

Señor Grubby’s will hold our 3rd Annual Community Christmas Party to benefit American Relief Organization’s program, Got Your Back San Diego, taking place on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 6-10pm. There will be raffles, silent auctions, giveaways, and much more to raise money, goods & awareness for ‘Got Your Back’.

Santa will be making his appearance at our party, and encourages all guests to bring an item to donate to the ‘Got Your Back’ food bins. Items in need include canned meat, canned veggies, canned fruit, peanut butter, instant oatmeal, individual sized cereal, individual sized shelf-stable milk, Chef Boy R Dee canned dinners. Got Your Back San Diego is a weekend food assistance program for children attending San Diego County Schools who have been identified as homeless or food-insecure, that is – kids who don’t know where their next meal will come from. GYBSD hopes to expand their efforts onto Camp Pendleton, an area where there is a huge need for food-security for children.

For the official word from Señor Grubby’s, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Disney Star Visits Carlsbad Boys & Girls Clubs

by The Editors on December 15, 2014

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GenerationOn’s Celebrity Youth Ambassador Francesca Capaldi took a few minutes out of her busy Disney Channel filming schedule to spread some cheer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s Village Clubhouse.

“I’m so pleased to serve as a ‘Joy Ambassador’ for generationOn,” said Francesca. “It gives me the wonderful opportunity to meet amazing people, learn about others, and give back to the community in which I live, Carlsbad.”

The young “Dog With A Blog” star brought along 100 toys, which will be given to Club members next week. GenerationOn has partnered with Hasbro for The Joy Maker Challenge, a campaign that engages students in meaningful, hands-on service projects during the holiday season. For each action a youngster takes to help others, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots (up to $1 million). They are also providing 100 toys to each of their 100 Joy Ambassadors across the country, of which Francesca is one. [click to continue…]

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Friday Night Live: Christmas in The Village

by The Editors on December 10, 2014

Susanna Kurner And Band

The streets of Carlsbad Village come alive on Friday night December 19, 2014 as part of a special Christmas edition of Friday Night Live featuring Christmas caroling.

Gather the family and enjoy this enchanting holiday presentation as you witness the sights and sounds that make this time of year so magical. Hot cocoa and cider will keep you warm as you briefly escape the holiday rush and swoon over performances by local crooners like Alan Land and Susanna Kurner with Adrian Demain on guitar. . . While you’re out, browse Village shops like The Beat Clothing and Lavender Blu in search of the perfect holiday gifts, or keep the holiday spirits flowing with a seasonal craft beer at 83 degrees. Village restaurants like Gregorio’s and Café Panini will also be ready for your post-caroling feast.

Friday Night Live runs from 6 to 8pm on Friday, December 19, 2014. Performance sites are located outside of Carlsbad Chocolate Bar on the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive and State Street and Viz Art Ink on the corner of Grand Avenue and State Street. Be there and get in the Christmas spirit.

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