Archive for July, 2009
The highlight of our evening on the streets of Carlsbadistan for the somewhat subdued launch of Thursdays On The Coast was a performance by Tonette The Magician in front of the Carlsbad Theater. Her best trick was making everyone walk away with a smile.
There is more music and art planned for tonight, so look for it if you’re in Carlsbadistan for the evening.
Remember tonight is the the first Thursdayds On The Coast; a night to wander the streets of The Village of Carlsbadistan and enjoy arty music, see arty art, and have gobs of arty fun. . . come out and support artiness tonight at Thursdays On The Coast from 5 – 9 PM.
[Link: Thursdays On The Coast]
Our favorite Carlsbadistan-based life sciences company Life Technologies Corp. (we’re shareholders) reported second quarter numbers yesterday and while profits were down versus last year, the company beat analyst’s estimates, according to a story on TradingMarkets.com.
The . . . company reported GAAP net income for the second quarter of $38.9 million or $0.22 per share, compared to $46.9 million or $0.48 per share for the year-ago quarter. . . The company, which makes tools used to identify the H1N1 strain of influenza, also lifted its financial guidance for the rest of the year in an earnings report released after the market closed Tuesday.
And thanks to that the stock was up $3.14 a share this morning, or nearly 8 percent. Thanks, Swine Flu.
Two weeks ago we mentioned that a new California French restaurant was opening in the new oddly Tudor building that snaked behind Beach City Smoothies on the corner of Roosevelt and Carlsbad Village Drive in the Village of Carlsbadistan. In that post the restaurant was called Per Se. But that was then. The wine bar (which is currently open) and the restaurant (which is reportedly opening soon) is now called Paon, according to restaurant’s website.
Whatever they call it, we’re still looking forward to checking it out when it opens early in August.
Members of the pro-gun North County Open Carry Group apparently paraded around Carlsbadistan Village on Saturday July 25, 2009 armed with unloaded guns to show that it is still legal to carry an unloaded gun in public, according to a post on Examiner.com.
The group of North County Patriots walked the Village Faire area of Carlsbad handing out informational flyers. “We made lots of new friends and no one called the police or freaked out,” says Jeff Schwilk who helped organize this “open carry” and also heads the San Diego Minutemen group which lobbies for secure borders and Constitutional rights.
Of course he does. Gun nuts are so nutty.
Owners of Callaway Golf Company stock can celebrate this week as the Carlsbadistan-based company’s board of directors just declared a one cent per share dividend on its Common Stock, according to a report on Fox Business.
The dividend is payable on September 15, 2009 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 25, 2009.
Hey, that means there’s still time for all of us to cash in on it, right?
[Link: Fox Business]
We said it last year and we’ll say it again: Mmmm, dees shore am shweet jazz een doe pox. Roddie Romero & The Hub City All-Stars add a little Cajun to Carlsbadistan’s Poinsettia Park this Friday Night July 31, 2009 as they bring a little Southern Louisiana rhythm and soul to Carlsbad’s TGIF Jazz In The Parks.
In their 2008 TGIF debut, the audience picked up on it right away – a rich gumbo of heartfelt Louisiana rhythm and soul, plus supreme musicianship – right out of Cajun country. This year brings them back for a repeat of bon temps at Poinsettia. Acclaimed as the tightest band to rise from the Louisiana swamps, Roddie Romero & the Hub City All- Stars were Grammy-nominated in 2008 for their double album, “The La Louisianne Sessions.”
[Link: Jazz In The Parks]
Thomas Zoll, Carlsbad’s police chief who spent a while in March and April of 2009 on administrative leave, has announced that he is retiring, according to a story in the North County Times.
Zoll, 58, cited no specific reason for his departure in an interview, saying he has been in law enforcement for 37 years, and has been considering retirement for some time. . . “You know when it’s time, and it’s time,” he said. . . However, in an e-mail sent to members of the police department Wednesday, Zoll cited the stress from recent departmental troubles and a series of family problems as the main factors in his decision. The letter talked about the deaths of his father and mother-in-law in 2008. . . “It is also no secret that this year has been challenging at best,” Zoll wrote.
Zoll will reportedly continue in his position until his replacement is found. Zoll was paid $170k a year, so we’re guessing it won’t be that difficult to find qualified help.
[Link: North County Times]
A new report by the Oakland, California-based Pacific institutes claims the best solution to California’s water problem is to simply curb waste in the Central Valley, according to a post on the Wall Street Journal’s Environmental Capital blog.
What’s interesting about the analysis is just how much the authors think a combination of irrigation technologies and management practices can save: 5.6 million acre-feet in an average year. That’s 17% of all water used by California farmers, and more than twice the total the state’s millions of city-dwellers could save if they wised up about their water use. It’s also a whole lot more than the enormous desalination plant in Carlsbad, Calif. will produce when it comes online.
See what they’re getting at here?
[Link: Environmental Capital]