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St. Pat’s Angels 6th Annual Food Drive

by The Editors on October 8, 2018

Students at Carlsbad’s St. Patrick Catholic School just rounded up more than 50,000 food items during their annual food drive to benefit Got Your Back and Interfaith Community Services.

“It wasn’t that long ago when St. Pat’s Angels was just an idea,” stated Denise Nelson, St. Patrick Catholic School Principal. “Each year the Angel’s program grows and our students collect more and more food. I couldn’t be more proud of the efforts of our entire school community.”

Nice work, Angels! Congrats to eighth grade class for winning the drive by bringing in 17,358 items. For the official word from St. Pat’s, please follow the jump.

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Carlsbad Paddles Out For Biff D’Esposito

by The Editors on October 4, 2018

Hundreds of surfers, family, and friends of Carlsbad big wave surfer Adam “Biff” D’Esposito gathered at Off Shore to remember his life in a paddle out on Wednesday October 3, 2018. NBC 7 was there to capture it for the evening news:

Surfers locked hands forming what looked like a drifting wreath around Adam’s father’s boat in the same waters Adam learned to surf in as a child.. . The family says it’s hard to believe the thrill-seeking surfer would drown in the relatively calm waves of Baja California, Mexico.. .After sharing stories, they tossed flowers into the water to remember the 39-year-old father. His 6-year-old daughter Annabelle was there to witness the love. “I felt like that was really special that we could bring his daughter to where he learned how to surf and she could feel the power of all of his friends and where he grew up and know his spirit lives on,” Adam’s sister Mary said.

Our thoughts are with the entire D’Esposito family.

[Link: NBC 7]

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Carlsbad Surfer Missing In Mexico

by The Editors on September 24, 2018

Family and friends are searching for 39-year-old Carlsbad native, Adam Francis D’Esposito. The surfer went missing for over two weeks and was last seen in Mexico.

According to his sister, Briana D’Espositio, the well-liked nomadic surfer, who had friends spanning the globe, was last spotted south of the border in the town of Baja Malibu. It’s a spot Adam had been frequenting since he was a teenager. . . It is believed Adam had driven a silver 2001 Volvo station wagon into Mexico; however, he was later spotted shirtless and barefoot running alongside a highway.

Anyone with information should call 760/805-5520 or 409/565-1050.

[Link: CBS8.com]

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City To Hold Buena Vista Park Workshop

by The Editors on June 4, 2018

The City of Carlsbad is holding a workshop on Thursday, June 7, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Buena Vista Elementary School to find out what neighbors would like to see in a new park being planned at the site of the former Buena Vista Reservoir. And as we all know, the one thing every new park in Carlsbad should always have is some kind of skateboarding facility. Nothing big, just a nice little corner with some shapes to skate that won’t bother anyone and this is your chance to let the City of Carlsbad know that some skate able terrain would be perfect for this location (especially seeing as the reservoir was home to many historic moments in skateboarding.)

Here are the details.

Community Workshop
Thursday, June 7
6 to 8 p.m.
Buena Vista Elementary School,
1330 Buena Vista Way

If you can’t make the workshop? No problem. You can give input about the need for a new skate park in Carlsbad through the online survey which will be available beginning Friday, June 8 at www.carlsbadca.gov/input.

For the rest of the details, please follow the jump.

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Carlsbad Music Festival Gets Large Grant

by The Editors on June 1, 2018

The Carlsbad Music Festival is celebrating its 15th anniversary during its annual weekend festival set for August 24-26, 2018. In recognition of this milestone, the Sahm Family Foundation has awarded the Festival a $40,000 grant including $20,000 of matching funds for new and increased donations as a means to encourage community support of the festival for years to come. This is the single largest source of funding in the Festival’s history. 

“This grant from the Sahm Foundation is a transformative moment for our organization. It provides a tremendous opportunity to grow our organization’s community of support to ensure the Festival’s sustainability and longevity. It is an honor to have such incredibly generous funding for our community of musicians and music lovers that gather every year to celebrate music with open minds and ears. I’m thrilled to share another year of adventurous music by the beach in August and look forward to 15 years more.”

This is great news! For more information visit CarlsbadMusicFestival.org. For the official word from the Carlsbad Music Festival, please follow the jump.

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Court Named After Boys & Girls Club CEO

by The Editors on May 29, 2018

A staff member at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad planned a very special surprise for Club CEO Brad Holland … the basketball court at the Village Clubhouse now bears his name!

“The floor had water damage, and needed to be completely replaced,” said Curtis Nieder, the Club’s Transportation and Facilities Coordinator. “I thought it would be cool to honor Brad for his excellent leadership and dedication to our organization. We are so fortunate to have Brad as our CEO. Not only is he an excellent leader, but he is a terrific person as well and I have much love and respect for him.”

The Club’s Executive Committee immediately embraced the idea as well, and gave the green light. Curtis, Club staff, and board members revealed the court to Brad in late May. For the official word from the Clubs, please follow the jump.

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Men On Boats: Pay What You Can

by The Editors on March 21, 2018

Preview performances of the New Village Arts Theatre production of the hit play Men On Boats begin Friday, March 21, 2018. If you’d like to make sure you have a seat  you can reserve it now for $25 or just pay what you can.

This fantastical comedy recreates John Wesley Powell’s ten-man 1869 exploratory expedition into the Grand Canyon with one twist: all of the roles are played by women. The production will be directed by Melissa Coleman-Reed (who directed NVA’s HAVING OUR SAY for Season Sixteen), featuring Kristianne Kurner as John Wesley Powell, and showcasing a diverse group of San Diego’s finest female actors.

We hear it will be well worth your while. For more info, please click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts]

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Boys & Girls Clubs Support Bobcat Buddies

by The Editors on February 22, 2018

While growing up with a family friend that was diagnosed with autism, Ethan Hope saw first hand the hardships his friend went through on a daily basis.

Ethan decided he wanted to do something to help other kids on the spectrum. “My baseball coach, Butch Smith, would always tell us to be grateful for what we have in life, and to not take things for granted,” says Ethan. “There are so many kids with disorders like autism that have the desire to do things that typically developing kids do, and I decided to do something to help them out.”

Now a sophomore at Sage Creek High, Ethan formed “Bobcat Buddies,” a club whose primary purpose is to provide teenagers who have autism with fun sports-related events in an environment where they can learn, grow, and interact with others.

For more, please follow the jump.

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Last Minute Carlsbad New Years Ideas

by The Editors on December 29, 2017

Are you lag planner when it comes to New Year’s Eve? Saying you haven’t planned anything just yet? You’re not alone and we’re here to help. We’ve got eight suggestions on how to get the party started and how to recover after it’s over featuring the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, Legoland California, and Cape Rey, a Hilton Resort. For all the detail, follow the jump.

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Happy Holidays From Legoland California

by The Editors on December 22, 2017

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