Tony Hawk Says No Convadium

by The Editors on October 20, 2016

We don’t get to vote on Measure C (and most likely, neither do you) but if we did we’d agree with Tony Hawk. Watch and you’ll see what we mean.

[Link: SDUT]


DCN Gives $10,000 To Boys & Girls Club

by The Editors on October 20, 2016


Brendan O’Farrell and Michael Surmanian present donation to Brad Holland.

Carlsbad, California based DCN Diagnostics (one of those local tech companies whose products are nearly impossible to understand unless you have a PhD) has donated $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad as a way of celebrating the company’s 10th anniversary.

“Our goal as a company has always been to create positive outcomes for our clients, our employees and for the broader communities in which we live and work,” says  DCN’s President and Founding Partner, Dr. Brendan O’Farrell. “The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad provide an essential service to the Carlsbad community, including to the children of many DCN employees. We are proud to be able to support them on the occasion of our 10th anniversary.”

For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.

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35th Annual Boys & Girls Club Masquerade Gala

by The Editors on October 10, 2016


Alpha Chi Omega Volunteer Spotters with Auctioneer Eddie Maldonado – Courtesy Joanna Herr

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s 35th Annual Black and White Masquerade Gala brought 500 guests to Carlsbad’s Omni La Costa Resort on September 24, 2016 for a terrific time and to help raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad.

“I am so proud of the fun, memorable evening we created,” said Chair Barbi Nelson. Co-Chair Viola Wheelihan added, “Thanks to the talented members of the event committee, we were able to exceed our fundraising goals!”

For the official word from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.

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Race Like A Super Hero At Alga Norte

by The Editors on September 21, 2016

Dress up like a super hero and come out to the park for the third annual Super Hero Obstacle Race, on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Alga Norte Community Park, 6565 Alicante Road. Parents and children will run together through a super hero themed 2K obstacle course while dressed in super hero costumes.

Defeat villains while leaping over tall buildings, crawl through toxic tunnels and navigate through 20 obstacles throughout the park. Conquer inflatable mazes and slides, wrecking balls, tight ropes, web crawlers and other obstacles along the way. The race will take approximately one hour to complete.

Cost is $25 per participant. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.For more information, visit the city website at or visit the race website at and search “super hero.”


Rubio’s 5th Annual CoastFest July 16

by The Editors on July 11, 2016


The Carlsbad based fish taco restaurant chain Rubio’s is kicking off their 5th Annual CoastFest on Saturday July 16, 2016  at the Oceanside Pier, in partnership with I Love a Clean San Diego.

Rubio’s CoastFest has continued to grow year after year, with a record turnout of nearly 3,000 attendees and over 1,000 pounds of trash removed from the coastline in 2015. This year’s event is expected to be even larger than years past and will include live performances by one of Billboard magazine’s chart-ranking artists, The Mowgli’s, as well as the popular San Diego children’s band Hullaballoo, among others.

The event begins at 10 AM with a full on beach clean up. After that there is complimentary food and drinks, music, a educational play area for the kids and much, much more. For the official details from Rubio’s please follow the jump.
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Legoland Plans “Massive” Park In New York

by The Editors on June 2, 2016


Back in the mid 1990s when proponents of the Legoland theme park in Carlsbad, California were pressing for votes to get the park approved by City voters they often pointed out that the “little park aimed at kids” would draw tourists from all over the world, because there were only two other Legolands and they were both in Europe.

How things have changed in 20 years. Since opening in 1999 the “little park” in Carlsbad Legoland USA has doubled the number of attractions, added an aquarium, built a hotel, applied to build a second hotel on the property and, oh yeah, built another theme park in Florida on the former grounds of Cypress Gardens. In fact, Legoland (now operated by British theme park mega corp Merlin Entertainments) now has six Legoland parks around the world with their seventh opening in Dubai in October 2016).

Apparently, that’s not enough. The company is now rallying the citizens of Orange County New York to approve the “worlds largest Legoland” in Goshen, New York, according to story in the Times-Union.

Merlin plans to present its plans at a special meeting of the Goshen Town Board at 7:30 p.m. June 14. . . The meeting will be held at the town’s Emergency Services Center, and outline project details for the park. . . The park would be the third in North America. Legoland theme parks already operate near Los Angeles and in Winter Haven, Fla. . . The $800 million project would create 1,500 jobs, according to the Mid-Hudson News Network. The site, off Route 17, is about two hours south of the Capital Region.

The story claims this new park is going to be “massive.” Go get ’em, Merlin. The world needs more theme parks. For the rest of the story, please click the link.

[Link: Times-Union]



Carlsbad Student Leader Academy Launches

by The Editors on June 1, 2016


A new leadership development program for students was announced today as a joint collaboration by the City of Carlsbad, The YouSchool, the Servant Leadership Institute, Carlsbad Unified School District and local high school staff. The Carlsbad Student Leader Academy will provide program guides and curricula to address issues affecting youth in Carlsbad and further developing emerging youth leaders through civic education and community projects.

“Carlsbad Student Leader Academy is an exciting collaborative and challenge-based leadership development program,” said Debbie Fountain, the City of Carlsbad’s Housing & Neighborhood Services director. “The goal is to help emerging youth leaders consider their paths for the future and discover more about themselves and the gifts they have to offer the Carlsbad community. We hope to have high school students from throughout the city collaborate and grow together by learning about themselves, how to lead and how to best serve their community.”

For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.

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The 2016 State Beach Classic Surf Contest

by The Editors on May 31, 2016


This Sunday (June 5, 2016) Tamarack Beach is home to Carlsbad’s own homegrown surf contest the State Beach Classic – a Tribute To Banning Capps.

Bringing the entire community together for a day of family fun, organizers Ulises Thomas and Phil Antonopoulos created the event as a tribute to local professional surfer Banning Capps. A portion of the proceeds raised will benefit the Banning Capps Scholarship Fund, as well as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad.

To contest kicks off with round one of the groms at 7 AM, Sunday, June 5, 2016. For all the official details including heat schedules and an official entry form, please click the link.

[Link: State Beach Classic]


Gloria Muriel On The Carlsbad Art Wall

by The Editors on May 27, 2016


On June 4-5, 2016 the Carlsbad Art Wall at 377 Carlsbad Village Drive, in Carlsbad, California will be home to new mural by San Diego based muralist Gloria Muriel.

Through her art, Gloria creates a portal to her own cosmic dreams and fantasies. She shows us a unique and magical world that exists beyond our reality—a universe in complete harmony with nature. Gloria’s intention is to awaken hearts and open minds to the raw novelty of the present moment. Meditation helps guide her to see the divine presence found in everything that exists. . . Gloria’s murals are often based around the geometries of a face, with lines and patterns borrowed from the natural world — elements of flowing water and sublime vegetation suggest an abundance of growing, healing, and evolving life. Her murals can be found in Mexicali, Tijuana, Guadalajara, Mexico City, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Miami.

For more info on Muriel and the Carlsbad Art Wall, please follow the jump.

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Village Music Walk Lineup Announced

by The Editors on May 26, 2016


The Carlsbad Music Festival is  “super excited” to announce details of the 2016 Village Music Walk.

Join us on Saturday, June 18th from 2:30pm – 10:00pm for a day of adventurous music and fun by the beach. Over 30 amazing performers (click here for all the details) will take the stage at locations around the Village, plus there will be a beer garden, food trucks, an artisan market and much more!

For all the details, please click the link.

[Link: Village Music Walk]