September 2009

Thursdays On The Coast Brings Them Out

by The Editors on September 25, 2009

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Carlsbadistan came out again last night for the now monthly Village art walk, Thursdays On The Coast. At Dr. Michael Jacobs’ office across from the post office we caught local Carlsbadistan surfer and musician Marklyn playing on the streets. He was one of over 30 local and regional artists displaying work in more than 40 venues including art galleries and shops acting as “phantom” galleries.

Sponsored by the Carlsbad Village Association, Thursdays on the Coast runs the last Thursday of the month from 5:30-8:30pm in the Village of Carlsbadistan. The next is scheduled for Friday, November 27. For additional information call the Carlsbad Village Association at 760-434-2553 or visit http://www.thursdaysonthecoast.com.

[Link: Thursdays on The Coast]

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Man Stabbed On Roosevelt St

by The Editors on September 23, 2009

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune a 27-year-old man checked himself into the Tri-City Hospital Emergency room on Tuesday night about 8:45 PM with multiple stab wounds.

He told police the stabbing happened on Roosevelt Street near Oak Avenue, Magro said. . .Police have no further details and no suspects. The man is expected to recover from his wounds, Magro said.

[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune]

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Carlsbadistan’s Charger Fans

by The Editors on September 23, 2009

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If you look very closely at this photo from last Sunday’s Chargers game, just above the horns being thrown in the back row, you can see a Carlsbadistan sticker up on the window. Granted, there are much more interesting things to look at, but we wanted to make sure you saw the sticker. . . thanks, Chris.

Hard to believe that the Bolts could lose with this kind of Carlbadistan support.

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Legoland Parent To Buy Seaworld?

by The Editors on September 23, 2009

Blackstone GroupAccording to a report on Theme Park Insider it appears that the Blackstone Group (owners of Merlin Entertainment which in turn owns Legoland) may be in the process of purchasing SeaWorld, bringing two of San Diego’s major tourist attractions under one roof.

The complete list of properties of Busch Entertainment Group are Busch Gardens-Tampa Bay, Busch Gardens-Willamsburg, SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Antonio, SeaWorld San Diego, Discovery Cove, Aquatica, Adventure Island, Water Country USA and Sesame Place. . . Blackstone already owns a 50-percent stake in the Universal theme parks and also has ties to Hilton Hotels Corp. The company is headquartered in New York City.

According to a story on WESH.com no announcement of the sale has been made. KSAT.com, however, is reporting rumors from an inside source at Blackstone:

Blackstone has purchased either 50 percent or 51 percent of SeaWorld, according to the rumor. The Blackstone employee also said two conference rooms have been set aside at SeaWorld Orlando on Wednesday to share the news of new ownership with employees. . . Projections about the sale price are hovering around $1 billion recently. A London paper reported that one of Blackstone’s holdings, “Merlin Entertainment Group,” which holds Madame Tussauds, was about to go public.

Still no official word. We’ll keep you posted.

[Link: WESH.com and Theme Park insider]

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The U-T Likes NVA’s Things We Want

by The Editors on September 22, 2009

Uti1471370 T350San Diego Union-Tribune writer James Hebert gave Carlsbadistan’s New Village Arts Theatre’s production of Things We Want a good review today.

What really makes “Things We Want” spin, though (under Berger’s deft direction), is the way the brothers end up trading personas and pathologies over the course of the play. They cope with the traumas they’ve been dealt as best they can, and Sherman doesn’t try to pretend they can transcend their past with a snap of the fingers. . . But in this strange (and strangely entertaining play), they do reach some truce in the war within their hearts. . . As Teddy puts it: “I’m not happy. I just have better regrets than most people.”

Things We Want runs through October 11, 2009. Click here for tickets or here for more information.

[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune]

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Surfer Found Dead On Carlsbad Beach

by The Editors on September 21, 2009

A man wearing “swimming gear” was found dead on the beach near lifeguard tower 28 (just north of the State Beach Campgrounds this afternoon at 3:19 PM according to a story in the North County Times.

Carlsbad fire Battalion Chief Mike Lopez. . . Efforts to resuscitate the man were not successful, he said. . . Lopez said the man and his swimming gear were dry, and that he was found lying next to his surfboard and other personal belongings. . . “He wasn’t pulled out (of the water),” Lopez said. “He was already out.”

No estimates on age nor identity were available to the North County Times tonight.

[Link: North County Times]

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The Beach Terrace Inn’s Upgrade

by The Editors on September 21, 2009

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We’ve been watching the construction on Carlsbadistan’s Beach Terrance Inn for months now, often wondering why the beachside hotel would remodel during the summer, but then we decided they know what they’re doing. After last week’s grand opening it appears we were right.

The hotel’s new luxury upgrades include completely re-configured and enlarged lobby; custom stained glass windows in lobby doors and windows; new mahogany window casings; new Palmwood flooring with beach pebble trim; refurbished rooms and common areas; Italian ceramic tile in entryways of many rooms; custom cast glass panels in all guestrooms (crafted by local artist); enlarged bathrooms with granite vanities and walk-in showers; 42” LCD flat screen TVs in all rooms; 310-count bed linens; waffle weave bathrobes in all rooms; and environmentally-friendly bath/body amenities and housekeeping products.

There really is no better place in Carlsbad to stay, literally on the beach. We recommend this property.

[Link: Beach Terrace Inn via Hotel World Network]

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CEF Backs First Lego League

by The Editors on September 21, 2009

FirstlegoleagueThanks to a grant from our favorite Carlsbadistan-based life sciences company, Life Technologies, the Carlsbad Education Foundation is going to make sure all 14 schools in the district are able to compete in the First Lego League International Robotics Challenge.

By partnering with the Life Technologies Foundation, CEF is able to sponsor one team per school, including all registration fees, two robots, related supplies, training and resource materials. . . . “The Carlsbad Educational Foundation is thrilled to partner with Life Technologies to bring the exciting FIRST LEGO League program to all the schools in the Carlsbad Unified School District,” said Valin Brown, CEO of the Carlsbad Educational Foundation. “This highly innovative and forward-thinking program is the latest example of how CEF continually seeks ways to bridge the gap between classroom and real-world experiences. To that end, FIRST LEGO League represents an outstanding opportunity for us to promote educational excellence while inspiring young people to build science, engineering and technology skills.”

Now, rather than spending most of their time raising money, the robot heads in the Carlsbad Unified School District will be able to focus on building robots and bringing home a world title. For more info, follow the jump.
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Carlsbad’s Dove Library Turns 10

by The Editors on September 21, 2009

Dove-LibraryOn Friday, September 25, 2009 the Carlsbad City Library will be celebrating its 10th year anniversary with a free celebration from 3:30 to 4:30 PM in the courtyard.

Highlights include music by guitarist Patrick Berrogain, children’s activities, then-and-now displays, and refreshments. Carlsbad City Library is located at 1775 Dove Lane in southern Carlsbad.

Follow the jump for more information or call 760-602-2012 or visit www.carlsbadlibrary.org.
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Girl Clocked By Surfboard At The Jetties

by The Editors on September 20, 2009

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At 11:30 AM this morning (September 20, 2009) the Carlsbad Fire Department responded to a surfing injury just south of the Tamarack jetties. The girl, approximately 16 years of age, apparently hit her head on her surfboard causing a cut to the bridge of her nose and knocking her pretty hard.

According to lifeguards someone nearby phoned 911 after seeing the girl being carried out of the water. After being treated on the beach the girl was able to stand and get into a lifeguard truck under her own power and was driven to a waiting ambulance where she was transported to the hospital.

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