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There A New Islands In Carlsbad

by The Editors on October 11, 2017

Carlsbad, California based surf burger and bar chain Islands is celebrating 35 years in business with the opening of their newest restaurant at The Shoppes At Carlsbad (formerly known as the Westfield Mall) at the corner of Highway 78 and El Camino Real.

“The Islands team is incredibly proud to be opening at The Shoppes at Carlsbad,” said Michael Smith, president of Islands Restaurants. “Carlsbad is our home base, and it means a lot to open our 10th San Diego location here, especially as we celebrate our 35th anniversary this year.”

Looks like Oceanside will finally get their chance at an almost local Islands Restaurant. The new location opens on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. For the official word from Islands, please follow the jump.

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Carlsbad’s Very Own Survivor

by The Editors on September 27, 2017

Carlsbad High School class of 2011’s Devon Pinto dives in to reality TV as a member of the “Yawa” hustlers tribe tonight (Wednesday, September 27, 2017) as Survivor kicks off its 35th season on CBS. 

Survivor’s new season will feature 18 castaways divided into three tribes, each comprised of six people, who possess similar characteristics that represent their profession or reputation, and how they are perceived by others. The other two teams are “Levu” (Heroes) and “Soko” (Healers).

Anyone know how he did and want to spoil it for us? No? Guess we’ll have to watch just to see how long he lasts.

[Link: Reality TV World]

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Hay House Founder Louise Hay Dies

by The Editors on August 31, 2017

The founder of Carlsbad’s most successful publishing businesses Louise Hay died in her sleep on August 30, 2017 of natural causes according to a release from Hay House. Hay was 90.

Considered by many to be a founder of the “self-help” movement Hay published her first book Heal Your Body in 1976 when she was 50 and went on to publish books by some of the biggest names in the business like Dr. Wayne Dyer, Doreen Virtue, Dr. Christiane Northrup, and Esther and Jerry Hicks, among others.

“Meeting Louise changed the direction of my life,” said Reid Tracy, President and CEO of Hay House, Inc. “Her passion for serving others translated into everything she did. Simply by working alongside her, an analytical accountant like me transformed into someone who became aware of the power of affirmations and self-love. Being able to learn from her has been one of my life’s greatest blessings. The beauty of Louise was that you didn’t have to work alongside her to learn from her, you felt like you were there with her with every word you read or heard.”

From more of the story from Hay House, please follow the jump.

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TGIF Concerts Kick Off June 23, 2017

by The Editors on June 10, 2017

The City of Carlsbad, California’s TGIF Concerts in the Parks begin June 23, 2017 at Stagecoach Community Park. The free, outdoor concert series runs every Friday through August 18, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m., at community parks across the city. Venues open to the public at 4 p.m. 

Remember, bring low chairs, blankets, and food and drink to share. For a full break down of this summer’s stunning musical line up, please follow the jump.

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Plant A Tree On Arbor Day April 29, 2017

by The Editors on March 28, 2017

The City of Carlsbad is celebrating Arbor Day, Saturday, April 29, 2017 by working with local volunteers to plant trees at Stagecoach Community Park, located at 3420 Camino de los Coches in the lower picnic area.

For all the official details, please follow the jump, or click here to view the flyer.

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Cohn Brings Draft Republic To Carlsbad

by The Editors on February 27, 2017

We’ve never been fans of chain restaurants. In fact, we avoid them whenever possible. But when the chain is San Diego based, family owned, and produces amazingly consistent restaurants like Vintana, Island Prime, and The Prado, then, well, we find ourselves making an exception. That’s why we’re pretty excited about the Cohn Restaurant Group bringing Draft Republic to Carlsbad (in the old Claim Jumper spot on Avenida Encinas).

According to a story in the Seaside Courier it’s going to go a little like this:

Draft Republic Carlsbad will showcase an open warehouse environment with communal seating, as well as nostalgic table games such as ping-pong, foosball, billiards and retro arcade games. Exclusive to the new Carlsbad site, two massive video walls and over 40 televisions will cater to the sports TV crowd. . . . As the name suggests, the highlight of Draft Republic’s beverage program is an impressive lineup of more than 101 craft beers on tap. With a heavy emphasis on local San Diego breweries, the bar program will also feature a diverse wine list and a variety of craft cocktails including beer cocktails and sangria.

People certainly seem to love beer (and their TVs), so we’re guessing Draft Republic will be an instant hit in Carlsbad.

[Link: Seaside Courier]

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Zach Munitz Named Youth of the Year

by The Editors on February 17, 2017

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad have named their Youth Of The Year and it is Zach Munitz, the runner-up is Sarah Vidaurri. The Youth of the Year program recognizes superior leadership skills, academic achievement, obstacles overcome, and outstanding service to Boys & Girls Clubs and the community. Munitz will receive a $10,000 scholarship and Vidaurri gets $1,500.

“We are so proud of what Zach has accomplished,” said Teen Program Director Katie Skarwecki. “He is more than deserving of this award. Zach is a natural-born leader who demonstrates compassion and maturity in everything he does, inspiring those around him to emulate his traits. He’s the type of person that makes everyone smile and every day better.”

Congrats to Zach and Sarah. For more on both youths, please follow the jump.

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Carlsbad Varsity Dancers Win Nationals

by The Editors on February 13, 2017

Carlsbad High School’s varsity dance team, the Lancer Dancers, took home a first place title at this year’s Universal Dance Association (UDA) National Dance Team Competition in the hip hop category. The event took place at Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 3-5, with several hundred of the nation’s top high school dance teams participating in the largest and most prestigious dance competition in the country.

“This was a huge win for us,” said Coach and former alum Laura Nares. “To win a title this year required a lot of extra effort and discipline having lost eight amazing seniors from last year’s squad. Over half of our team is new, which is a testament to how well the captains rose to the challenge of building a cohesive, unified team. We also had an injury sideline our only senior so we had to make some late adjustments to choreography and have an alternate step in and learn both routines.”

For the official word from the dance team, please follow the jump.

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St. Patrick’s Grand Opening Celebration

by The Editors on January 25, 2017

St. Patrick Catholic School, a 51 year-old parochial school in Carlsbad, will be holding a Grand Opening Celebration and Open House this weekend, January 28-29, 2017. Both events are open to the public and will provide the local community with an inside look of the newly rebuilt and remodeled 17,000 sq-foot school.

On Saturday from 11 am until 3 pm, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony, facility tours and a celebration party where the public can meet and greet with members of the school community. Food and beverages will be provided.

On Sunday from 10 am until 12 pm, there will be an open house providing a closer look of the school. Each of the classrooms can be visited, providing an opportunity for parents to gain an in depth understanding of daily curriculum and meet teachers one on one.

“It is a very exciting time for our school community, as we have reached a major milestone in the completion of our rebuild and remodel project,” said Principal Denise Nelson. “The heart and core of our school community remains, but now has a beautiful facility to match it. We are very blessed to have a thriving school that not only excels academically, but also remains focused on ‘being the light’.”

For all the details, please follow the jump.
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Join The Women’s March On Washington

by The Editors on January 16, 2017

Can’t make it to Washington DC, but want to participate in the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017? You still can with the Women’s March On Washington North County San Diego. It begins on Saturday at 11 AM at the San Marcos Civic Center in San Marcos, California. The Civic Center is located at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, California. For all the details, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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