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 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…]
On Sunday, March 15, 2015, Ride Cyclery, Carlsbad’s newest full-service bike shop, is hosting their grand opening event.
Join us at our Carlsbad location for a full-day of celebrating this Sunday, March 15! It’s our way to say thank you for all your support so far, and get things rolling in our next chapter, the new Carlsbad RIDE Cyclery.
There will be pries, contests, group rides, a food truck, give-a-ways and 10 – 20% off deal in the shop. The party begins at 10 AM and runs through 4 PM. If you’re in the mood, roll by at 8 AM for a Ride/Swami’s group ride that will roll you out through the beauty of North County. Ride Cyclery Carlsbad is located at 4901 El Camino Real, in Carlsbad. Right under the big chicken.
[Link: Ride Cyclery]
Carlsbad Village is holding a Shop, Share and Score! holiday contest that runs until Dec. 20, 2014. All you have to do is snap photos of your holiday gifting and shopping items from any Carlsbad Village retailer, and upload to Instagram using the tag #shopcarlsbadvillage. Make sure you include the name of the shop where the gift was found. Then you’re entered to win great Carlsbad Village swag like gift certificates from Jayden Presleigh, The Salon & Spa, and Paradise Pizza. Participants can also win an Alex + Ani bangle from Aranelle, a dozen pastries from Carlsbad Danish Bakery, and much much more. Shoot it, tag it, and share it and you could win, win, win.
On Friday, April 20-21, 2012 Carlsbadistan’s Black Box Distribution is having a sample sale at their warehouse. Get great deals on samples and discontinued styles from skateboard (and surf) brands like Fallen, Insight, Zero, Mystery, Slave, Super and Destroyer. Stuff like T-shirts, flannels, fleece, denim, shorts, belts, bags, socks, decks, and surfboards.
This is a great chance to get all set for summer. The sale begin Friday, April 20 at 11 AM. Block Box is located at 2777 Loker Ave. West Ste-A, Carlsbad (back left parking lot). Follow the jump for all the details. [click to continue…]
On Monday, November 21, 2011 Carlsbadistan’s New Village Arts Theatre in association with Intriguing Lingerie and Oh La! La! is hosting a Moulin Rouge Fashion show.
Guests will be treated to appetizers and desserts from Vintage Bistro and the Carlsbad Chocolate Bar as well as a selection of wine and drinks during the pre and post show receptions and be given a gift bag with gift certificates for all three stores!
The show begins at 6 PM. VIP tickets are already sold out, but you can click here to buy tickets now.
[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]
Witt Rowlett announced via Twitter (@Wittscarlsbad) today (January 30, 2011) that the new Carlsbad Pipelines website is now live. Here’s what Witt said:
The new website is officially up and ready for business! Check it out and let us know what you think.
Witt’s legendary surf/skate shop, located at the corner of Carlsbad Blvd and Elm Street Carlsbad Village Drive, has played an integral roll in the development of action sports as we know it. If you don’t believe us, just ask Tony Hawk. It’s great to see Witt embracing the digital era. Stop by, or click by the new online store and check it out.
[Link: Carlsbad Pipelines]
Carlsbadistan’s Raw Skin Surf N Sports surf shop owner Sandra DeLaRosa is repainting her shop, but she’s not going to get any help from the the City of Carlsbad’s Village beautification grant project because the paint she’s using is the wrong color, according to a story in the North County Times.
Debbie Fountain, the city’s housing and redevelopment director, sympathized with DeLaRosa. However, Fountain said the city is bound by the Carlsbad Village master plan, which dictates that colors must be pastel or other subdued shades. . . .”We’re not saying it’s unattractive; that’s just not the intent of the master plan,” Fountain said. . . While store owners are free to paint with unapproved colors, the city can’t help pay for it, Fountain said.
It should come as no surprise to anyone that free money is never really free. Even in the Village of Carlsbadistan.
[Link: North County Times]
We know why The Forum Carlsbad has free horse-drawn carriage rides and it doesn’t bother us at all because we can visit a mall without buying anything and we often do. That said the Always and Forever Carriage Company will be offering free holiday carriage rides every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas at The Forum Carlsbad.
And, yes, the ride is through a crowded shopping mall, but it’s still fun and most importantly it’s free. While you’re there stop in and see the most real Santa Claus we’ve seen. Real beard, real old, real Santa Claus. He’s sitting next to the Christmas tree by Lululemon (11 AM to 4 PM Saturdays and Sundays until Christmas).
Each time we roll in to Mulloys Fine Jewelry at 2978 State Street in the Village of Carlsbadistan, we are surprised. Surprised by the friendly staff, by the depth of high quality merchandise, and by the fact that we don’t do it more often as it is well within walking distance. This month, there is even more of a reason to be surprised as Mulloys celebrates “Honor Our Military” month.
“During these times of uncertainty in the economy, I’ll do whatever it takes to help my fellow Americans serving our country save money and still get the respect, dignity and customer service they deserve,” said the founder of Mulloys Fine Jewelry. “I want to continue to be a part of all of our service members lives and in doing so, I ask if you’ve had a terrific experience at MulloysJewelry.com then please spread the word and take advantage of our Friends and Family referral program specially directed to those Military servicemen and women.”
Obviously, these deals won’t do a whole lot for us, but for those in the Armed Forces it could make a huge difference. Follow the jump for even more special offers. . . [click to continue…]