Carlsbad Walk + Bike Strand Walk

by The Editors on March 12, 2015

Walk + Bike Carlsbad will be hosting a Sand and Strand Walk on March 14 at 10 a.m. Walker should meet up at Choice Superfood Bar & Juicery at the Northwest corner of Carlsbad Village Drive and State St.

The Walk + Bike Carlsbad team is taking part in “All Is (S)well” month in Carlsbad Village, which is all about prioritizing fitness and nutrition with fun and fulfilling activities for all age groups to enjoy. This is right in line with the Walk + Bike Carlsbad campaign goals and objectives.

This event is free and family friendly.


All Is (S)Well In The Village Of Carlsbad

by The Editors on March 6, 2015

Yoga ChoiceTomorrow (March 7, 2015) kicks off Carlsbad Village’s month long wellness series called All Is (S)Well.

Feel your best every Saturday this March in Carlsbad Village. With its close proximity to the beach and an atmosphere that encourages an active lifestyle, Carlsbad Village introduces All Is (S)well month. A series of weekly classes, All Is (S)well month is all about prioritizing fitness and nutrition with fun and fulfilling activities for all age groups to enjoy. Starting the first Saturday in March, locals and visitors to the Village will start their weekend on a high note by participating in yoga, pilates, and walking throughout the month. Choice Juicery is the ideal setting, with their nutritious offerings that can be enjoyed pre or post-workout on their spacious lawn. Treat the body and mind with kindness by being an active participant of All Is (S)well month.

Tomorrow’s outdoor family “Yoga and Juice” at the Choice Superfood Bar & Juicery begins at 10 AM. For all the official detail, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]


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…]


Tri-City Medical Center’s New CEO

by The Editors on May 6, 2014

Moran TimTri-City Medical Center has hired Tim Moran (right) as their new chief executive officer. He officially begins in the new position on June 23, 2014.

Moran is an experienced senior healthcare executive with more than 35 years of leadership experience and a track record of success serving as Chief Executive Officer, President and Administrator for hospitals in several states. . . “Tim brings extensive strategy and operations experience leading hospitals,” said Larry Schallock, Chairperson of Tri-City Healthcare District’s Board of Directors. “Our organization will benefit greatly from Tim’s collaborative leadership approach and strong focus on developing a close relationship with the community that we serve.”

For the official word from Tri-City Medical Center, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Tri-City’s 2014 Fashion That Heals

by The Editors on April 14, 2014

Tri City FundsCarlsbad’s Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa will be host to the Tri-City Hospital Foundation’s third annual Fashion That Heals luncheon on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 2 PM.

“Fashion That Heals raised $350,000 for women’s health services in 2013, and we are excited to top that in 2014,” said Event Co-Chair Ellen Stotmeister.
“We are ensuring San Diego women have a resource to take the best possible care of their hearts and having a wonderful time along the way. This is truly a can’t-miss event for any local fashion lover or philanthropist,” commented Event Co-Chair Sandee Carter.

Tickets for the event are $100 each and include access to to all event activities and a champagne reception and luncheon. We love that word so much, we’re going to type it again “luncheon.” For the official word from the Tri-City Hospital Foundation, follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Tri-City Launches New Accessible Icon

by The Editors on March 10, 2014

Image001-6Apparently, the wheelchair crew didn’t like the old accessibility logo that showed a stick man sitting back, lax, in an old-school wheelchair. With all the challenged athletes out there rolling marathons, racing on mountain bike courses, and doing all the things everyone else does, the crew at the Accessible Icon Project decided it was time to update that old, 1968 style logo with a new one that better represented the way people use wheelchairs these days.

The staff at Tri-City Medical Center decided they agreed and became the first facility in the state of California to update all their signage.

“The old symbol no longer accurately depicts the extraordinary people in our community who use wheelchairs,” said Casey Fatch, interim CEO of Tri-City Medical Center. “This new icon is the future – and we thought it was up to the medical community to lead on this issue. This new icon reflects Tri-City’s commitment to treating our patients with caring, dignity, kindness and respect.”

For the official word from Tri-City Medical Center, follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Aviara Oaks Elementary Gets Chicken Pox

by The Editors on May 30, 2013

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The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is reporting that five children and one adult have come down with Chicken Pox. As you might expect the four of the children had not been properly immunized, yet one who was still came down with Chicken Pox. Here’s what the health professionals have to say:

“Chickenpox is a preventable disease,” said Eric McDonald, M.D., M.P.H., county deputy public health officer. “By having their children immunized with the recommended two doses of the vaccine, parents can help their children avoid chickenpox and prevent it from spreading to others.” . . There have been eight cases of chickenpox reported in San Diego County so far in 2013. Chickenpox is not reportable to the County Public Health Department unless it occurs in an outbreak or results in a hospitalization or death.

A nice little reminder to make sure your kids are immunized. For the official word from the San Diego HHSA follow the jump.

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Radioactive Plume To Reach Carlsbadistan

by The Editors on March 17, 2011

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A computerized model from the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization shows radiation from a nuclear power plant damaged during Japan’s 8.9 earthquake reaching San Diego County as early as Friday evening (8 PM, March 18, 2011), according to a story in the New York Times.

The chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Gregory B. Jaczko, said Monday that the plume posed no danger to the United States. “You just aren’t going to have any radiological material that, by the time it traveled those large distances, could present any risk to the American public,” he said in a White House briefing. . . “I don’t want to speculate on various scenarios,” he replied. “But based on the design and the distances involved, it is very unlikely that there would be any harmful impacts.”

Hopefully, Mr. Jaczko is right.

[Link: New York Times]


Lots Of Cancer But No Carlsbad Cluster

by The Editors on June 30, 2010

California State epidemiologists explained to a large group of concerned citizen at Carlsbad’s Sheraton Resort on Monday night June 28, 2010 that there is a difference between lots of cancer and a “cancer cluster.”

According to a story in the San Diego Union-Tribune the researchers studied 8,000 cases of cancer in Carlsbad between 1996 and 2008 and found that while there were higher than average instances of melanoma and cancer in adult women, but there was nothing to suggest a cluster.

“When we dig deeper we don’t see anything underlying these numbers and pointing a finger at anything specific,” Dr. Margaret McCusker said. . . .Epidemiologists also considered 323 cases that a community survey turned up, Lyman said. Health officials couldn’t verify about half of those cases and the rest did not add up to enough cases to affect their results. . . . Studies in 2007 and 2008 also found nothing unusual about the incidences or types of cancer in the area, but community members want more up-to-date information.

While it is good news, it doesn’t do much to answer the questions of parents who have lost children to cancer in Carlsbad. For more information visit the City of Carlsbad’s Cancer information page here.

[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune]

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Cancer Cluster Results Today

by The Editors on June 28, 2010

The State of California will reportedly release “initial results” today (Monday June 28, 2010) of analysis on whether statistics show that there is an “unusually high” number of Cancer cases (or cancer cluster) in Carlsbad, according to a story on

The state focused its analysis on all cancer cases in Carlsbad. But some in the community say the state’s review is not sufficiently targeted. Residents say there have been more than 400 cancer cases within a three-mile radius over the last decade.

Other residents are requesting that the dirt, air, and water be tested at Kelly School, according to a sorry in the North County Times because 18 people associated with the school have developed cancer.

[Link: KPBS and North County Times]