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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo At Grubby’s

by The Editors on April 24, 2015

Cincodemayo2015PicSeñor Grubby’s, makers of our favorite fish tacos, and Seaworthy will hold their 2nd Annual Cinco de Mayo Parking Lot Party, on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 2-6pm.

The event is free & open to the public, all ages are welcome; however, the team Olympics are designed for teams of 2 with players ages 21+. The parking lot games will consist of a putting green, corn hole, ladder golf, flip cup and inflatable slide included in the obstacle course. We will be awarding 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners with prize packages. . . There will be food, beverages, booths from local businesses, game area, inflatable slide, photo booth and music to create a fun environment & celebrate Cinco de Mayo. The beer booth will also be pairing up with Bloody Michaels Bloody Mary Mix to sample out tasty micheladas – a Mexican cerveza preparada made with beer, lime juice, and Bloody Michaels handcrafted gluten free bloody mary mix.

Señor Grubby’s is located at 377 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad 92008. For all the details, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Saddle Up For Wild West Fest

by The Editors on April 24, 2015

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On May 16, 2015 the City of Carlsbad will turn Leo Carillo’s historic ranch into the Wild West Fest.

Wild West Fest is a free event and activity cards can be purchased for $6 for activities like pony and mechanical bull rides, souvenir photos with authentically dressed cowboys and cowgirls, and western themed crafts. . . Among the event highlights is the salsa contest, which is judged by Chili’s Encinitas, and features prizes for salsa taste as well as table presentation in the following categories: best overall, people’s choice, best presentation, funniest presentation, best fruit salsa, hottest salsa and originality.

For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Carlsbad & City Manager Part Ways

by The Editors on April 24, 2015

Sarkozy Mid-1Steven R. Sarkozy, the Carlsbad, California city manager who has been on the job since March 11, 2014, will no longer be with the City as of April 24, 2015.

Speaking for the City Council, Mayor Matt Hall said, “Steve is one of the top city managers in the nation, with vast experience and a stellar track record. Sometimes you can have all the right pieces, and just not the right fit. We are grateful for Steve’s efforts and wish him the best.”

In other words, don’t blame the Mayor and the City Council for hiring the wrong guy. He’s got a great resume. How could they know? Not surprisingly, this is the same way Mr. Sarkozy left his last job in Bellevue, Washington. So, it’s back to the head-hunting drawing board for the City. In the meantime, Assistant City Manager Kathy Dodson will act as interim city manager.

For the official word from the City of Carlsbad (including an entire paragraph on what an amazing resume Mr. Sarkozy has), please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Friday Night Live Returns May 1, 2015

by The Editors on April 21, 2015

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The Village of Carlsbad is turning up the music on Friday nights this summer with the return of Friday Night Live.

Every Friday night this summer from May 1 through July 31, the sidewalks of Grand Avenue, State Street and Roosevelt Street transform into an open-air concert stage. Attendees and passersby can kick-off their weekend with free live music from street performers from 7 to 9 p.m. Musicians range from indie rock to bluegrass.

For the official word follow the jump or visit: Http://www.carlsbad-village.com/ [click to continue…]

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Hilton Carlsbad Becomes Cape Rey

by The Editors on April 21, 2015

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What’s in a name? Sometimes everything. Maybe that’s why the hotel resort formerly known as the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort is changing it’s name to Cape Rey Carlsbad. Huh?

Beyond the name, the bulk of the rebranding effort will manifest in the experiential aspects of each guest’s stay. Creative itineraries, excursions and partnerships from the new “Leisure Services Team” introduce guests – both on property and off- to the tastes, places, products and personalities that speak to the surrounding beach lifestyle and provide the type of immersive hospitality the modern traveler craves. Employees act as property ambassadors, whose expertise in everything from surf spots to taco shops provides guests with a backstage pass to all things local and Southern California-cool.

Hey, a complete re-branding with great photography to back it up never hurt anyone. And if some local businesses benefit for the update, even better. For the official word from Cape Rey, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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April 25 Is Arbor Day In Carlsbad

by The Editors on April 17, 2015

Arbor DayThe City of Carlsbad is celebrating Arbor Day, Saturday, April 25, by working with local volunteers to plant trees at Hosp Grove.

The tree-planting activities will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Hosp Grove Rotary Trailhead, located on Monroe Street between Marron Road and Wickham Way. Volunteer registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with a tree planting demonstration to follow.

In addition to the tree planting, volunteers will learn about the region’s butterflies and plant monarch pollinators in a meadow adjacent to the trailhead. This project will support statewide efforts to restore the population of the overwintering monarch butterfly.

This effort will help Carlsbad retain its status as a Tree City USA for the 11th consecutive year. The designation is given by the National Arbor Day Foundation and acknowledges the city’s ongoing commitment to tree care and urban forest sustainability.

“Arbor Day is a great opportunity to give back to the community and help the environment, while meeting new friends and neighbors,” said Kyle Lancaster, parks superintendent for the City of Carlsbad.

The Arbor Day event at Hosp Grove will feature tree maintenance displays and booths from CAL FIRE, SDG&E, Davey Tree, Davey Resource Group, Western Environmental Consultants, Nissho of California and West Coast Arborists.

Tools will be provided for all volunteers. Volunteers should wear work gloves, a hat, sunscreen and closed toe shoes. It is requested that volunteers bring additional shovels, if possible. Children age 16 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Spy’s Belgian Waffle Ride & Fitness Expo

by The Editors on April 15, 2015

Spy-2015-Bwr-Expo-Poster-FinalCarlsbad’s own action eyewear company Spy is holding its infamous annual Spy Belgian Waffle Ride and Fitness Expo on Saturday and Sunday April 25-26, 2015 all centered around San Marco’s Lost Abby Brewery.

The ride itself takes place on Sunday, April 26th and once again, it will be surrounded a two-day bicycle and fitness expo, kicking off at The Lost Abbey brewery in San Marcos, CA, which is also where the start of the race will be. . . Now in its fourth year, the SPY BWR is a grueling 229-kilometer, multi-terrain cycling race that began as a tribute to the beautiful and taxing rides staged in Belgium each spring. The course includes 11,000 feet of arduous climbing through the unrelenting hills of San Diego County and includes a relentless barrage of mud, dirt, single-track and water crossings. . . The Expo will include multiple food trucks from Gear Grinder Grill as well as more than 30 performance and sports related exhibitors.. . More than $10,000 in prizes will be raffled off, including bikes from Giant, Felt, Masi, Haro, as well as prize packs from lululemon. . . The family friendly festivities will also include an astro jump and bouncy house for children in attendance.

If you like bikes (and/or beer) then the Spy Belgian Waffle weekend is just for you. For more info, please click the link.

[Link: Spy Belgian Waffle Ride]

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Happy Hour Politics: Juliet Cunningham

by The Editors on April 3, 2015

Juliet CunninghamJoin Happy Hour Politics on Wednesday, April 22nd, to hear Juliet Cunningham speak about her life and struggles as an Assyrian Christian in Iraq. Juliet was the first in her family to escape from Iraq in 1979 and was able to help all of her 13 siblings do the same! It’s a story you don’t want to miss!

Juliet will also speak to the current situation in her home country, and how devastating the terrorists and ISIS conquests have been to Iraq, known as the cradle of Christianity. . . Juliet’s relatives escaped Syria in 1915 when Christians were purged by the Ottoman Empire. The family settled in Iraq. Juliet was born in Kirkuk, Iraq, and graduated from the University of Baghdad with a degree in Petroleum and Mining Engineering.

For all the details, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Lancer Dancers Take Second At USA Nationals

by The Editors on March 26, 2015

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Carlsbad High School Lancer Dancers: (Back Row, left to right) Nicole Mendrala, Tiffany Smith, Sherrie Yasukochi, Piper Cervantes, Sophie DiPietro, Gigi Behun, Haley Crump, Lindsay Foster; (front row: Deviane Von Kaenel, Taylor Ginn, Ellie Meck, Rachel Whitehead.

Carlsbad High School’s varsity Lancer Dancers just took second place at the 2015 United Spirit Association’s (USA) national dance competition in the jazz category.

“To make another run at a National Title required some extra effort this year,” said Carlsbad Dance Boosters president, Michelle Ginn. “A back-injury sidelined one of our dancers just days before the competition, and the coach and girls had to make some late adjustments to the routine’s intricate choreography. So we’re extremely proud of the team for their well earned runner-up finish,” Ginn added.

To see how the girls did it click here to watch the video then follow the jump for all the official details. [click to continue…]

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How To Drive The Carlsbad Roundabout

by The Editors on March 19, 2015

We roll through Carlsbad’s northernmost roundabout often. Rarely have we made it through without someone completely botching the flow of traffic with their lack of roundabout understanding. Sure, it’s a European invention that requires a bit of bravery, commitment, and skill, but that shouldn’t stop any of us from mastering the simple skills required.

There is only one rule of roundabouts:

1. The vehicle in the roundabout has the right-of-way.

There. That’s it. That means if you’re rolling up to the roundabout you wait until it is safe to enter. Then once in the roundabout you drive smoothly and safely to the exit of your choice without slowing or stopping. Using your right blinker to let someone know you’re about to exit the roundabout (rather than continuing on) can be helpful at times. But never, ever, stop in the roundabout unless traffic is backedup or you’re avoiding an accident (as we did today) with someone who still doesn’t have a handle on rule number one.

This has been a public service announcement.

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