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.
Fiddle player Sara Watkins & Friends bring their fresh brand of bluegrass folk to the New Village Arts Theatre on Saturday, March 7, 2015. And yes, if you hurry there are still tickets available right here. The New Village Arts Theatre is located in the heart of the Village of Carlsbad, California at 2787 State St.
And no, we’re not talking about marine mammals who’ve had a little too much to drink. We’re talking smoother, nicer roads in and around the City.
Every year the City of Carlsbad Public Works Department evaluates the streets to make sure they are well maintained. . . “Streets are selected based on their condition, and pavement management software helps us determine which streets are due for resurfacing,” said Jonathan Schauble, an associate engineer in the City of Carlsbad Public Works Department who oversees pavement management. “Regular maintenance is what keeps Carlsbad’s streets in good condition.”
For the official word from the City of Carlsbad and a map of exactly which roads will get their very own slurry seal, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
San Diego Music Award’s Best New Artist, Cody Lovaas, will take the stage at The Carlsbad Village Theater on January 10, 2015 at 8 PM for an all-ages show presented by The Belly Up. The San Diego-raised singer/songwriter is best known for his soft rock acoustic genre, singing original songs about surfing and the California coast. Loaves will showcase his original songs including, “Take a Ride.”
“There is nothing better than getting up on stage in front of a San Diego crowd and playing music that makes everyone feel good,” said Lovaas. “I am inspired by the ocean, surfing and the San Diego lifestyle. I have been playing music since I was seven years old and it has been a very fun journey ever since.”
For the official word including show times and ticket prices please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Are your kids tired of skating Carlsbad’s newest skateboard park at Alga Norte? This mini-session from pro skateboarder Chris Cole should give them a few ideas on some new lines to take. Pretty smooth, huh? He makes this skatepark look even better than it is and gives away a couple pairs of Thunder Trucks in the process.
Artist Santos Orellana is creating what may well be the largest solo art show in San Diego history with a 20,000 square foot space. The show, produced in collaboration with True Honor includes a 175 by 22.5 foot mural and a collection of eight years of the artist’s best work. The show titled Lost and Found, opens October 25, 2014. No, you won’t want to miss it.
The City of Carlsbad’s amazing new Alga Norte Community Park is hosting its grand opening on Saturday, January 11, 2014. The celebration kicks off at 10 AM in the aquatic center. The park will then be open to the public with open play in the swimming pools, a dive show, Skateboarding demonstrations, park turns, and a youth basketball scrimmage with guest announcer and NBA legend Bill Walton.
What to know where the City of Carlsbadistan stand on the city and the people that make up the community? Apparently, “Carlsbad is on its way to becoming a world class city.” Here is an official overview from Mayor Matt Hall.