July 2009

Darrell Dykes Dies In Truck Wreck

by The Editors on July 16, 2009

Darrell Dykes, 46, of Carlsbad died in a single car accident when the 2001 Chevrolete Silverado he was driving plunged off state route 18 in San Bernardino County at approximately 2:45 PM on July 10, according to a story in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Dykes died at the scene. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune]


Carlsbad Man Arrested For Child Abuse

by The Editors on July 15, 2009

Police responded to a 911 call at 12:20 AM July 14, 2009 at Jefferson Street near Knowles Avenue after a “hysterical woman” reported that a drunk 23-year-old man was trying to run off with his 17-month-old son according to a Debbi Baker story in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

When officers arrived, they found him in the courtyard of the apartment complex with the boy in a stroller. He was arrested on charges of public intoxication. Once the man was in handcuffs and was being taken to jail, his father, who lives out of town, called police to report that his son had abused the boy. He told police the family waited to report the abuse until his son was in custody because they were afraid of him and were worried that he would retaliate and harm them, Cain said.

The man was reportedly book into Vista jail “where he is facing child abuse charges and is being held on $150,000 bail.”

[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune]


Per Se To Open In Early August

by The Editors on July 14, 2009

Perse Logo150Per Se, the new California French restaurant and wine bar located in the in the newly built yet oddly Tudor building that snakes behind Beach City Smoothies from Roosevelt to Carlsbad Village Drive, is set to open in early August according to the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.

Featuring private dining, patio dining, wine pairing dinners and wine tasting events, the restaurant offers California cuisine with French influences. Locally grown organic produce, prime meats, game and fresh seafood will delight patrons.

We’re looking forward to the grand opening and trying out what promises to be amazing addition to Carlsbadistan’s high-end dining options. Click the link for more info.

[Link: Per Se Carlsbad]


The Real Carlsbadistan Bandits

by The Editors on July 14, 2009


Carlsbadistan resident Peter Meade and his wife woke up Monday morning to crows making a crazy racket in the forty-foot-tall Star Pine outside their bedroom window. Meade’s wife decided to go check it out:

It wasn’t until she wandered into the kitchen and looked out the door that my wife saw the reason for the commotion. This rascally Rascal was strolling around our backyard. The raccoon must have weighed at least 35 pounds but moved like a ballerina as I followed him around our yard. Finally having enough of putting on a show, he climbed to the top of our back fence, did a nifty tightrope act and bolted across Monroe Street before heading to a neighbor’s yard where he adeptly dashed up a huge palm tree.

Yep, it’s still pretty wild out there. . . thankfully.


TGIF July 17: Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca

by The Editors on July 14, 2009

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TGIF Jazz In The Parks moves a little closer to town this week as Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca bring their rockin’ blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms to Poinsettia Park this Friday July 17, 2009 from 6-8 PM.

Ricardo Lemvo has established himself as a pioneer with his innovative music. Lemvo’s blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms with pan-African styles (soukous, Angolan semba and kizomba) has been described by the Los Angeles Times as “seamless and infectious. . . .This Congo-born artist of Angolan ancestry is the embodiment of the Afro-Latin Diaspora which connects back to Mother Africa via the Cuban clave rhythm. Lemvo is truly multi-cultural and equally at home singing in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Lingala, and Kikongo.

This will be the band’s third season playing TGIF Jazz In The Parks so most everyone knows what to expect.

[Link: Jazz In The Parks]


Hill And Major Win 2009 Carlsbad Triathlon

by The Editors on July 12, 2009

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Bill Simons, 39, (front) on his way to a 64th place finish in the Men’s 35-39 division. (Click all the photos to see them full size.)

Fountain Hills, Arizona’s Cam Hill, 42, and Encinitas’ (by way of Queensland Australia) Kate Major, 31, (pictured below right) won the 2009 Carlsbad Triathlon today July 12, 2009. Athletes swam 1k, biked 25k, and then ran a 5k before hitting the finish line near the Hemlock stairs just north of Tamarack on Carlsbad Blvd.

071209  136On a course that saw 1,200 athletes start under bright blue skies and finish in dense coastal fog Hill moved quietly into the lead and stayed there. But then, he’s apparently been doing that on monthly basis since May when he won The Sahuarita Lake Triathlon. In June he did the same at the Tribal Sprint Triathlon. So when he crossed the finishline in Carlsbad with a time of 1:09:17 it wasn’t all that much of a surprise, at least to Hill.

“It it felt pretty good,” Hill said in the finish area. “The bike was tough a little head-wind nice rolling hills, but it was good.”

For Major, who was the first of the women out of the water,it wasn’t the the bike that was tough. “The swim wasn’t the toughest today,” she said. “It was more the run, actually.”

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Carlsbad Triathlon Shuts Down The Beach

by The Editors on July 11, 2009

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In “these economic times” it would be logical that people wouldn’t go out and make things even harder for themselves, but apparently, the current financial climate is just giving people more time to train, and train, and train. And that’s one more reason the Carlsbad Triathlon continues to sell our year after year.

The race begins early tomorrow morning July 12, 2009.

Click here for photos from last year.


Sara Petite At Museum Of Making Music

by The Editors on July 9, 2009


If Jazz In The Park just isn’t your thing this Friday night don’t worry. The Museum of Making Music has an indoor alternative on Friday, July 10, 2009 at 7 PM as Alt.Country performer Sara Petite and the Tiger Mountain Boys perform.

Raised where wild huckleberries grow, Sara hails from Sumner, Washington – a tulip-farming town southeast of Seattle. She grew up riding in her Dad’s seaplane and on the back of his motorcycle. Her mother raised a trio of women and a son, and gave each of them a strong backbone and sense of self. . . . Sara’s unique musical performances are fronting a new genre of Alternative Country. Inspired songs that revive fond memories of home and travels are enhanced with a rock and roll state of mind.. . . Tickets are $10 and are available for purchase online or by phone at 760-438-5996.

[Link: Museum of Making Music]


TGIF July 10: Bill Magee Blues Band

by The Editors on July 7, 2009

Billmagee.JpgBill Magee is known as the hardest working man in San Diego Blues and one look the list of upcoming shows on his website proves it. Seems like he’s playing somewhere almost every night of the week. On Friday July, 10, 2009 Magee and his band will make their ninth appearance at Carlsbad’s TGIF Jazz In The Parks at Stagecoach Park on Carlsbadistan’s eastern front.

After getting his start forming the duo-guitar band, Jimmy James and the Flames with Jimi Hendrix, Magee played with B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Otis Redding, John Lee Hooker, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, Wilson Pickett, and Bo Diddley in venues such as Madison Square Garden, The Filmore East, and both Yankee and Shea Stadiums. This is smokin’ southern blues at its finest, with a few influences from Chicago and Kansas City thrown in for good measure. Bottom line: every time Bill performs, it sounds like he invented the blues.

[Link: Jazz In The Parks]


The Riehl World: Carlsbad’s $50,000 Pyramid

by Richard J. Riehl on July 5, 2009

The power of the pyramid prevailed when the Carlsbad City Council voted unanimously at its June 9 meeting to accept a report prepared for the parks and recreation department by a Colorado consulting firm paid $50,000 for their advice. Pyramids were all the rage in the 1970’s, with advocates claiming structures shaped like Egyptian pyramids unleashed magical powers that could preserve foods, clarify thinking and improve your sex life.

From the praise the city council heaped on the pyramid model of cost-recovery for Carlsbad’s parks and recreation programs, you’d think council members believe the power of this pyramid will help them escape the wrath of special interest groups. If they raise fees they can always blame the pyramid.
It makes good sense to base the funding of resources on who benefits most from using them. That’s what the cost-recovery pyramid attempts to do. The base level of the model represents resources that provide the greatest benefit to the entire community. The top level represents resources providing the greatest benefit to individuals.

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