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Carlsbad High Students Produce Oneirataxia

by The Editors on September 17, 2019

Back:​ Cassie Nesbit, Evan Boda, Travis Kramer, Kathryn Yi, Bella EdelmanFront: ​Maddy McCarthy, Sachi Stewart, Marina Kenat, Dublin-Ireland Villa, Aly SutherlandNot pictured:​ Kobe Cowell, Sierra Benosa, Jason Guerrero, Cinjun Chiniquay
 
The student production club at Carlsbad High School are pleased to announce their second student run production Oneirataxia.

Following their “Love is Blind: A Spoken-Word Play,” “Oneirataxia” functions as the first official collaborative work of “Student Production Club,” a club dedicated to empowering students to write, direct, and act in their own theatrical and cinematic productions annually. The “Oneirataxia” production and Student Production Club work hand-in-hand to provide a platform for creative student expression. . . In a creativity-deprived world, any ounce of opposition is crushed immediately by “remediating” forces. When Beta is sent to the Eldritch Institute for the Misguided, she and her group of friends must escape the institute or else face death. In this hard-hitting piece highlighting the misuses of modern-day conformity, the gang discovers that changing the world will require some sacrifices.

The show runs October 10-12, 2019. For more information and to buy tickets click here.

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Yes, We Should Save The Stack

by The Editors on September 9, 2019

Retired Navy vet Jim Strickland told The San Diego Union Tribune that he likes the Carlsbad Stack and he thinks we should keep it. We totally agree (not only because its part of our logo).

“I like it, and I think it’s crazy to get rid of it,” said Jim Strickland, a retired Navy veteran and 19-year Carlsbad resident who has long admired the distinctive column. 

We also agree with Susan Gutierrez.

“It’s an iconic, visible symbol of Carlsbad,” said Gutierrez, president of the Carlsbad Historical Society. . . “As a resident, when I see the power plant stack from anywhere on the coast, I know I am in Carlsbad, and home,” she said.

Exactly. Apparently, the issue will be discussed by the Historic Preservation Commission tonight. For all the details, please click the link.

[Link: SDUT]

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Calavera Trail Coalition Works Toward Access

by The Editors on April 24, 2019

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has recently declared war on mountain bikers at Calavera a.k.a the Carlsbad Highlands Ecological Reserve, but a group of Carlsbad locals are hoping to get the land approved for multi-use recreation so decades of trail access can continue in a legal, open, and patrolled way. They’re calling themselves the Calavera Trail Coalition and they’ve built a website to help speed the flow of communication in the community. Here’s their mission statement:

The mission of the Calavera Trails Coalition is to Preserve Calavera for multi use for generations to come. We encourage sustainable management, ecosystem management, multi use recreation and preservation of open space for all to enjoy. We recognize the needs of people including those who have limited abilities or are unable to walk on the land. We support hikers, bikers, adaptive athletes, trail runners, families and wildlife. Sustainable management with enjoyment for all will Preserve Calavera.

For more info on the Calavera and how you can help, please visit the Calavera Trail Coalition website by clicking the link.

[Link: Calavera Trail Coalition]

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CEF’s 5th Annual Pedal for a Purpose

by The Editors on March 15, 2019

Join the Carlsbad Education Foundation at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Plaza on Saturday, March 23, 2019 as they spin stationary bikes to raise money for the continually underfunded Carlsbad Unified School District in their 5th Annual Pedal for a Purpose presented by Gelson’s Markets.

This stationary bike-a-thon raises funds for music, science, and innovational education programs for the 11,000 students in the Carlsbad Unified School District. There will be music by DJ Extreme, high-energy spin instructors, activities for children, and a health and wellness expo. Riders receive VIP treatment in the form of massages, swag, drinks and nutritional snacks, contests, prizes and more!

You’d think the Carlsbad Unified School District could afford to teach science, music, and innovational education programs on its own, but that’s not how our district works. And because of this, the students of Carlsbad need your help. For all the official details, and exactly how you can help please follow the jump.

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Give Input on 2020 Carlsbad City Budget

by The Editors on February 12, 2019

On Monday March 4, 2019 the City of Carlsbad will hold a public budget workshop to get input on the City’s 2020 budget and how and where they are going to spend money. If you’re interested in putting in your two cents this is the time to do it. For instance, if you’d like to see the city build a skateboard park that is closer to the village, this would be a great meeting to attend. Or if you think a mountain bike park would be nice, let them know.

The workshop will be help from 6 to 8 PM on March 4, 2019 at the City of Carlsbad Administration Center at 1635 Faraday Ave, Carlsbad, CA.

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Bill Walton, Roberto Vigilucci & Carlsbad Kids

by The Editors on January 17, 2019


Pictured (L to R): Bill Walton, Chad Nelson, Greg Nelson, Brad Holland

Vigilucci’s Trattoria in Leucadia was the host of an exclusive dinner on Monday night. Back in September, a dinner for ten with Bill Walton was auctioned off at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s annual Gala. It sold for $10,000 – and was so popular that a second dinner was added and sold immediately.

Local Carlsbadistan and Club alum Greg Nelson bought the dinner, and invited ten of his CHS and SDSU “basketball boys” to join him for the special evening. “The dinner and service was off the charts,” enthused Greg. “Bill was entertaining, and we all had a great time talking hoops – a real night to remember!”

For all the details, please follow the jump.

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Welcome to Carlsbad, allow us to introduce you to the Carlsbad Police officer who is riding-a-long with you every time you get in your car. That’s right, each time you drive in Carlsbad, the Carlsbad Police Department puts a digital tail on you thanks to a network of 51 (soon to be 86) license plate reading cameras located at intersections all over the City. With these cameras the Carlsbad Police department is able to track your car in real time where ever you travel in Carlsbad.

Today, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and MuckRock have released a data set that allows all of us to see how many plates are being scanned in Carlsbad, how many other agencies the Carlsbad Police Department is sharing their plates scans with, and how many times a plate they’re actually looking for has come up in the scanning.

To make it easier here are the numbers: in 2016-17 Carlsbad Police scanned (and stored) at least 8,363,866 plates and hit on 2,358 that they were actually looking for. They shared their scanned plate data with 198 other agencies. These numbers are likely only a portion of those scanned as the data is not complete in Carlsbad’s case.

 Here’s how the EFF pitches this data dump:

We have released records obtained from 200 agencies, accounting for more than 2.5 -billion license plate scans in 2016 and 2017. This data is collected regardless of whether the vehicle or its owner or driver are suspected of being involved in a crime. In fact, the information shows that 99.5% of the license plates scanned were not under suspicion at the time the vehicles’ plates were collected. . . On average, agencies are sharing data with a minimum of 160 other agencies through Vigilant Solutions’ LEARN system, though many agencies are sharing data with over 800 separate entities.

We are living in a surveillance state, but it’s still shocking to see it spelled out on easy to read charts. For all the details for Carlsbad and 199 other agencies and how they use license plate reading cameras, please click the link.

[Link: Automated Licese Plate Reader Dataset]

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Celebrate Holiday At The Rancho 2018

by The Editors on November 14, 2018

Blending holiday spirit with a bit of western history, the City of Carlsbad will celebrate the season at its Holiday at the Rancho event Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m., at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, located at 6200 Flying L.C. Lane. The event will feature a 14-foot tree lighting, train rides, games, crafts, face painting, holiday shopping, cookie decorating and more. For all the details, please follow the jump.

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Carlsbad High Students Produce Play

by The Editors on November 6, 2018

Love Is Blind, a play directed by Carlsbad High School sophomore Aiko Lozar is set to run December 6-8, 2018 at Carlsbad High School. The play, which is reportedly the first in Carlsbad history to be completely written, directed, and produced by students, combines the talents of 17 Carlsbad High School students from three different grade levels.

A hard-hitting piece about a dystopian society in which love has been eradicated for the sake of peace, the characters question the importance of controversy, love, and freedom of speech. The play follows the fictional life of Amber, a high school student who agrees that love should be synonymous to treason – until Amber falls in love with her best friend, Blake Colby. Written entirely in rhyme & prose, and blocked with interpretive choreography, the play depicts the ethical struggles behind a technologically advanced society as well as the undiscovered waters of falling in love as a teenager. The unique setting of the theater room allows for interaction between the audience and the cast in a theater-in-the-round style to yield a more intimate and meaningful connection between the modern world and the characters in the play.

Tickets for the performances are $5 and can be purchased in advance at https://loveisblindtickets.brownpapertickets.com/. For the official word on the play and those responsible for its production, please follow the jump.

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Carlsbad’s Fall Street Faire Nov. 4, 2018

by The Editors on November 1, 2018

This Sunday, November 4, 2018, the nation’s largest one-day street faire returns to the Village of Carlsbad. What better way to kick off the Holidays.

From 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., more than 100,000 people will have the pleasure of exploring the seaside city’s unique artisan offerings, reveling in scrumptious international eats, and live entertainment from over 900 vendors, including Timber Wave, Sunset Bay Candy Company, Kona Ice Central North County SD, Coppersmith Studios, Thai & Thai BBQ, Stay Cheesy, and Tri-City Medical Center.

This family-friendly function will entertain parents and youngsters alike with games, super slides, and rock climbing walls, for kids.  The Kiwanis Club of Carlsbad will continue its more than 25-year tradition of hosting a pancake breakfast at the Carlsbad railroad depot. The meal, which includes pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice, will be served between 7 a.m. and noon. Furry friends are also welcome at this eight-hour extravaganza. See you there!

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