With more than 30 years of experience in the apparel industry, Carlsbad local John Rich is hyper-aware of what is being worn in his community. And although there were plenty of Carlsbad t-shirts, hats and bags, he was hard pressed to find a pair of Carlsbad socks.
“I consider socks to be like a t-shirt for your feet,” joked John aka JR. “I also noticed how much the Carlsbad sign resonated with the community. I saw the void, combined the two ideas, threw in a charitable component, and bam! Carlsbad Socks were born. I’m also proud that we’re putting America back to work one sock at a time, as they are manufactured right here in the USA.”
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The Village Music Walk is back. On Saturday, June 18th for the 4th annual Carlsbad Music Festival hits the streets of Carlsbad Village. This free community event features dozens of musicians celebrating music by the sea in the Village of Carlsbad.
If you’d like to play a part in the music walk organizers are still looking for adventurous musicians of all styles to join the 2016 lineup. Click here for all the details, and remember – the deadline to apply is next Friday, April 15th.
[Link: Carlsbad Music Festival]
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.
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The Carlsbad Village Association is welcoming the returns of Art Walk only now it’s called the 4th Thursday Art Walk. And it kicks off on Thursday March 24, 2016.
Art Walk, held in conjunction with Cruising the Art Scene at the Village Faire Shopping Center, is a self-guided tour of art galleries in the Village, as well as stores that also feature local and regional artwork. You can visit nearly 20 different locations throughout the Village, as well as see numerous murals during your tour. Half a dozen locations will also feature live music and many will serve light snacks and refreshments. Come experience Carlsbad Village in a whole new way!
For all the details (including a list of participants) please click the link.
[Link: Carlsbad Village Association]
This Friday and Saturday (March 25 -26, 2016) at 7 PM, the Museum of Making Music is delighted to welcome back renowned guitarist Albert Lee for a two-night residency!
Known for his fingerstyle and hybrid picking technique, Albert has not only worked with some of the biggest names in music, such as Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Everly Brothers, and Emmylou Harris, he has maintained a solo career of his own. Spending over 50 years in the business, he is one of the most respected guitarists in the country-rock music scene.
The legendary guitar player has gathered a stellar line of experienced and talented musicians for his US tour dates. It includes keyboardist John ‘J.T.’ Thomas, bassist Will McGregor and drummer Jason Harrison Smith.
Tickets to this event are:
$30 – Friday General Seating – Order Online
$30 – Saturday General Seating – Order Online
Premium seating is SOLD OUT for both nights. We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance as we expect the remaining tickets to sell out quickly!
For tickets, please call (760) 304-5844.
Museum members receive a 10% discount.
The annual LPGA Kia Classic tournament returns to the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California, this week (March 24-27, 2016), offering fans of all ages an up-close and personal experience with 144 of the top players in the world as they vie for a share of the $1.7 million purse.
Now in its seventh year, the Kia Classic places an emphasis on family friendly activities such as scavenger hunts and player autograph sessions, and has also designated Hire Heroes USA as the tournament’s first-ever official charity partner.
“The Kia Classic has developed a reputation for attracting one of the most competitive fields in women’s golf, and this year is no different,” said Tim Chaney, vice president of marketing communications, Kia Motors America. “As a member of the Southern California community, we are honored to share this event with golf fans throughout the region, and very proud of the tournament’s focus on recognizing and giving back to the brave men and women who have elected to serve our country.”
For the official word from KIA and the LPGA, please follow the jump.
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Sharone Story and Brisha Cordella (pictured above) found themselves faced with a challenge. As members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s board of directors, each were tasked to raise money to support the Club’s impactful youth programming. What they came up with was an event called The 2016 Taste of Bressi.
The 2016 Taste of Bressi will be held on March 19, 2016 from 2-6 pm at the Club’s Bressi Ranch location. “Holding the event at the Clubhouse gives the public a chance to see the facilities available to Carlsbad’s kids. Each guest receives a ‘Clubhouse Pass’ to explore, play games like foosball and ping pong, and enjoy live music while sipping on adult beverages, and nibbling delicious bites,” said Story. “It’s a fun, casual, light-hearted afternoon that everyone 21 and older can enjoy.”
For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad please follow the jump.
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Cori Schumacher worked 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.
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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.
To stay updated on the latest, please click here www.sdvote.com. Photo: San Diego Free Press
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.
If you love Carlsbad please take the time and go to one of theses local polling locations and Vote NO on Measure A. That is the only way to get your voice heard.