June 2009

TGIF June 19: Canned Heat

by The Editors on June 16, 2009

Wl 4Color2.JpgTalk a walk back to Woodstock this Friday night at Stagecoach Park as the counter culture electric blues of Canned Heat take the stage for opening night of The City of Carlsbadistan’s 2009 TGIF: Jazz In The Parks.

Canned Heat’s unique blend of modern electric blues, rock and boogie earned them international attention and secured their niche in the pages of rock ‘n’ roll history with their performances at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival (along with Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and The Who) and a headlining slot at the original Woodstock Festival in 1969. Now celebrating their 40th anniversary, Canned Heat is still going strong. Anchored throughout by the steady hand of drummer/band leader Adolfo “Fito” de la Parra (a member since 1967), Canned Heat is on track to carry the boogie-blues it made famous well into the 21st century.

Save us some cheese and crackers please. It’s a long walk to the Eastern Front.

[Link: Jazz In The Parks]

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Former Volleyball Coach Gets Two Years

by The Editors on June 15, 2009

Former Sunstorm Volleyball Club coach Steven Anthony, 38, was sentenced today to two years in state prison and ordered to register as a sex offender after pleading guilty last month to two counts of child molestation and three counts of statutory rape according to a story on 10news.com.

The former San Pasqual High School physical education teacher molested three teenage girls on a club volleyball team he coached . . . None of the girls attended San Pasqual. Authorities said the encounters took place at homes in Carlsbad and Vista.

[Link: 10news.com]

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Pacific Ridge School Press Conference

by The Editors on June 15, 2009

Video from the Pacific Ridge School press conference held June 15, 2009 by Head of School Dr. Eileen Mullady and Chair of the school’s Board of Trustees Rick Sapp, whose 15-year-old daughter is one of the 35 students currently being held in quarantine.

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Seven Of Quarantined Test Positive For H1N1

by The Editors on June 15, 2009

061509  70CrpAt an afternoon press conference June 15, 2009 at 2:30 PM at Carlsbad’s Pacific Ridge School Dr. Eileen Mullady, the Head of the School, (pictured right) and Rick Sapp, Chair of the school’s Board of Trustees, gave reporters an update on the 35 students and seven faculty members who are currently being held in swine flu quarantine in Yichang, China after several students and teacher got sick during their 13-day educational tour:

Since the evaluations on June 11, we have nine students and two teachers currently in a hospital in the city of Yichang undergoing further evaluation. Our remaining 26 students and five teachers are quarantined in a nearby hotel. We have been told that seven people [six students and one teacher] have tested positive for H1N1 on the initial screenings and they are recovering. Our teachers have informed us that in the last 24 hours, there have been no additional confirmed cases of H1N1 in our group.

Unfortunately, Mullady did not know when the students and teachers would return home. “We could have students out of quarantine by the end of the week.”

For Dr. Mullady’s entire statement (and photos) follow the jump or click here to watch the video.
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The Science Comedy of Tim Lee

by The Editors on June 15, 2009

On Saturday night, June 20, 2009 Dr. Tim Lee, a UCSD-trained biologist with a PhD in ecology from UC Davis, will be performing his twisted brand of science comedy through Powerpoint at the Carlsbad Village Theater. He was interview recently by the San Diego Union-Tribune and explained exactly what kind of people enjoy his shows:

I’ve found that, in general, the people who come out to my shows are very bright and possess a strong intellectual curiosity. I feel really lucky to have an audience like that. When I started out in comedy, I spent countless nights performing to a room full of drunks. They want you to get dirty as quickly as possible. I felt like a stripper. Now that I’m doing my own shows, it’s like teaching a class full of gifted students. I trust they understand what I’m talking about and go with it. If you talk down to them, they’ll get bored.

If you think you’re smart enough, click here to buy tickets for the June 20, 2009 show.

[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune]

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Carlsbad Real Estate Makes WSJ

by The Editors on June 15, 2009

In a Wall Street Journal blog post writer Nick Timiraos throws out some pretty appaling Real Estate statistics from the neighborhood:

In Carlsbad’s 92009 zip code, where Zillow tracks a median home price of more than $500,000, nearly one in 50 homes had received a notice of default in the 12 months ending in February, according to RealtyTrac.

Times are tough indeed.

[Link: Wall Street Journal]

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Just Another Tequilla Stabbing

by The Editors on June 15, 2009

Apparently Michael Osgood, 20, and James Russell, 20, (both underage it should be noted) had a short discussion last night around 11:20 PM at 2777 Roosevelt Street over exactly who owned a bottle of tequilla. The discussion ended with Osgood getting stabbed in the leg, according to a story in the North County Times.

Shortly after, police arrested James Russell, 20, in the 1800 block of Cassia Road. Russell was booked at the Vista jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and making a threat to kill, booking records show. He remained at the jail Monday morning in lieu of $80,000 bail.

[Link: North County Times]

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Black Label Premier At Hensley’s

by The Editors on June 15, 2009

Bl PremiereBlack Label Skateboards will be holding the world premier of their new skateboard film God Save the Label on Wednesday night June 17, 2009 at Henley’s Flying Elephant Bar & Grill.

If you don’t enjoy the company of skateboarders it would probably be a perfect night to drink elsewhere.

[Link: Black Label Skateboards and Hensley’s Flying Elephant]

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New Water Rules Begin July 1

by The Editors on June 14, 2009

It’s summer in this desert we call Carlsbadistan and that means one thing: water conservation. Beginning July 1, 2009 the Carlsbad Municipal Water District’s new watering schedule goes into effect as part of the Level 2 Drought Alert.

For all the details on exactly what you can do with water this summer, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Sea Horsing Around At The Aqua Farm

by The Editors on June 14, 2009

The Carlsbad lagoon is a working lagoon and San Diego Union-Tribune writer Michael Burge checks in on one of the lesser known aspects of the aqua farming business: sea horse ranching.

“I call it a living reef,” said John Davis, Carlsbad Aquafarm’s owner. “You go out there, you come out of the water and you’re alive with things.” . . Behind the aquafarm’s gates on the lagoon’s south shore are tanks where the shellfish grow from larvae to mature adults. The 18 employees also cultivate micro-and macroalgae as food, and brine shrimp, the oats for the sea horses. . . .Davis, a tall, silver-haired former Navy and airline pilot, said he began raising the sea horses about five years ago.

Now, Davis sells sea horses to “Legoland’s Sea Life and Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and to wholesalers who sell them to private individuals.” Cowboy up!

[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune]

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