On Saturday, June 25, 2016 the City of Carlsbad will be celebrating the grand re-opening of the Dove Library after what seems like months of renovations and upgrades. The opening will be “celebrated with a community appreciation event” from 10 AM to 2 PM. Stop by for tours, live music, children’s activities and more! For a complete schedule of events, please follow the jump.
This Friday night is the beginning of the City of Carlsbad’s 2016 Summer TGIF Concert Series in the parks. And what a kick off it will be with the smooth, reggae sounds of Pato Banton and the Now Generationringing out over Stagecoach Community Park. “My name is Pato Banton. . . ”
A Pato Banton concert is an event not to be missed and an experience not to be forgotten. Positive vibrations abound with a beat to keep you dancing on your feet, while Pato delivers music that is food for the mind and soul.
Bring a chair, a drink, and your dancing shoes because Pato Banton is going to groove you right on to your feet. Stagecoach Community Park is located at 3420 Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad, California. Music starts at 6 PM.
Click here for the complete list of summer concerts coming our way.
A new leadership development program for students was announced today as a joint collaboration by the City of Carlsbad, The YouSchool, the Servant Leadership Institute, Carlsbad Unified School District and local high school staff. The Carlsbad Student Leader Academy will provide program guides and curricula to address issues affecting youth in Carlsbad and further developing emerging youth leaders through civic education and community projects.
“Carlsbad Student Leader Academy is an exciting collaborative and challenge-based leadership development program,” said Debbie Fountain, the City of Carlsbad’s Housing & Neighborhood Services director. “The goal is to help emerging youth leaders consider their paths for the future and discover more about themselves and the gifts they have to offer the Carlsbad community. We hope to have high school students from throughout the city collaborate and grow together by learning about themselves, how to lead and how to best serve their community.”
For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.
Friday, May 20, 2016 is Bike To Work Day and if you’re participating (and you should) then stop by one of the seven Carlsbad Bike To Work pits stops.
· The seawall at Frazee Beach at Carlsbad Boulevard and Pine Avenue
· The Zone 5 Park along Faraday Avenue
· 24 Hour Fitness, Palomar Airport Road at College Boulevard
· Velofix, Palomar Airport Road and Carlsbad Boulevard
· ViaSat, 6155 El Camino Real
· Swami’s Cycling Club, Carlsbad Boulevard southbound at Ponto Beach
· Lululemon Athletica, 1923 Calle Barcelona
The pit stops will be open from 6-9 AM and, if you’ve signed up online at www.icommutesd.com, you can pick up your free Bike To Work T-shirt and maybe a $5 gift certificate to the restaurants at The Island at Carlsbad. For the complete details, follow the jump.
Enjoy pirate themed pool activities and games during the City of Carlsbad’s annual Pirate Plunge event at Alga Norte Aquatic Center at 6565 Alicante Road, in Carlsbad, California on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 5 to 9 PM. Arrrgghhh!
Come dressed in a swimsuit and enjoy the fun, swashbuckling activities which include diving for treasure, cannonball crush, hook it, ship raider race and more. . . Dry activities will include a treasure hunt, pirate ship slide, a tropical bounce house and photo opportunities.
For additional details (including cost $10 a person, under three free) follow the jump.
On March 26, 2016 (the day before Easter Sunday) the City of Carlsbad will host their annual EGGstravaganza Spring Festival at the Poinsettia Community Park starting at 10 AM.
The event features an ongoing “egg scramble” of multiple egg hunts. . . Attendees can also enjoy a family scavenger hunt, photos with the Easter bunny, a fun zone with bounce houses, a giant slide and a chance to “soak the bunny.”
Poinsettia Community Park is located at 6600 Hidden Valley Road, in Carlsbad, California. Click here for a flashback of the 2010 event (oh, they grow up so quickly, don’t they?), or follow the jump for all the details.
Cori Schumacherworked tirelessly to help defeat Measure A and now has announced that she would like to continue her involvement in the future of the city of Carlsbad, California by running for a spot on the Carlsbad City Council. She announced her intentions March 6, 2016 and wrote about it here on Facebook:
Yesterday, at a gathering of folks celebrating the monumental and historic achievement of the defeat of Measure A, I announced my intention to run for City Council this November. The possibility of pursuing a proactive role working hard for social and environmental justice and the common good in Carlsbad intimately aligns with the core of who I am and is a natural extension of the nearly 16 years I have spent as a social and environmental justice activist. I want to work for this community in the most efficacious and substantive way that I am able.
For the official word from Cori, please click here or follow the jump for the rest of her announcement.
While the vote tally currently looks good for those hoping to defeat Carlsbad, California’s Measure A (the “no” vote is currently in the lead by 186 votes), the election is far from over. The County of San Diego Registrar of Voters says the next update to the election results will be Thursday, February 25, 2016 sometime before 5 PM.
This count will include approximately 4,100 mail ballots. The registrar is also in the process of reviewing about 3,000 “provisional” ballots, ballots that need additional verification before they can be counted. Those results are not expected until at least Friday, and possibly not until Monday, according to the registrar’s office.
In the yesterday’s election “provisional ballots” made up about 7.4 percent of the total. According to the PEW Charitable Trust, in the 2012 General Election 8.1 percent of California’s cast ballots were “provisional” so it seems like Carlsbad’s number is pretty much normal for an election in our state. It’s those late mail-in ballots that could get interesting.
The preliminary results for today’s special election in Carlsbad’s Measure A, the Agua Hedionda lagoon shopping mall, will be reported by the County of San Diego Registrar of Voters, beginning just after 8 p.m., this evening (February 23, 2016). Click here to view that report (www.sdvote.com.) The results will include early voting at the registrar’s office and all the mail ballots received up until Election Day.
The Registrar of Voters will provide updates on its website as the count continues. The count is considered unofficial until the registrar certifies the election results. The registrar has 30 days to complete the count and certify the election results, however since the ballot only has one item, it could be done sooner. Once certified by the Registrar of Voters, the election results must be certified by the Carlsbad City Council at its next regular City Council meeting.
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.