October 2009

Give Blood Get Candy At Farmers Market

by The Editors on October 25, 2009

Apr0909 39This Saturday, October 31, 2009, the Carlsbad Village Farmers Market will be hosting a Halloween Party and Blood Drive.

Free Re-usable Goodie Bags will be given to the first 50 people in costumed Trick-or-Treaters. Healthy treats will be given out by the Farmers’ Market vendors to everyone in costume. A Costume Contest will be held at 3pm with prizes donated by Farmers Market vendors. The Blood Drive —sponsored by Kaiser Permanente—will run from 1-5pm.

Visitors can also pick up the official 2009 Carlsbad Village Halloween Goodie Guide listing all the Village merchants who will be handing out candy. We’re guessing they’d like the kids to lay off the tricking in the Village and stick to the treating, but we’re not sure. For more info call: 760-687-6453 or 760-434-2553.


The Riehl World: Where’s The Superhero Pay?

by Richard J. Riehl on October 23, 2009

SuperheroFaster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings at a single bound. I thought of my favorite superhero when I read the qualifications required of the ideal candidate for a position recently posted on the Internet.

The successful applicant, according to the job description, must be a “proactive visible leader, with a collaborative, engaging management style,” and should have “the right blend of skills to navigate these challenging times and build a bridge to the future.” He/she must have “highly developed communication skills, effective interpersonal skills balanced by a sense of humor,” and the ability to be “politically astute, but apolitical.”
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Mulloy’s Jewelry Robbed Through Hole

by The Editors on October 21, 2009

At 9:25 AM this morning (October 21, 2009) Mulloy’s Fine Jewelry at 2978 State Street in the Village of Carlsbad was robbed, according to a Carlsbadistan news tipper. Here’s the official word:

A gunman robbed a jewelry store Wednesday morning, entering through a hole cut in the roof and escaping the same way, police said. . .The robber cut the hole and entered the store either the previous night or early in the morning, hid in the restroom and waited for employees to come to work so they could open the safe, police said. . . . The robber was described as a Latino adult, 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall, wearing a dark blue hooded windbreaker and dark blue pants.

As of 1:19 PM the suspect was apparently still at large.

[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune]


Twenty/20 Grill Hosts Tapas For The Cure

by The Editors on October 21, 2009

Tapas CureThe Sheraton Carlsbad’s Twenty/20 Grill & Wine Bar will be hosting “Tapas for the Cure” on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, an event to raise money for the San Diego Komen Race For The Cure.

Priced at $30 per person the evening includes two cocktails, multiple tapas prepared on the scenic outdoor patio and the sounds of a live flamenco guitar player strumming and strolling. Also included are two raffle tickets for a chance to win big at the pink themed raffle extravaganza and silent auction with prize packages that include: a complete wine country experience with lunch at Wilson Creek Winery, a luxury overnight stay and basket full of goodies; a luxury week long getaway in Cabo San Lucas; a four day/three night stay in Lake Tahoe; decadent marine based spa treatments at the luxurious Ocean Pearl Spa; golfing at adjacent Crossings at Carlsbad and much more.

This sounds like a good event for a great cause, and the perfect way to close out National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For more information follow the jump
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Carlsbad Council Clips NRG’s Power Plant Wings

by The Editors on October 21, 2009

Jpeg-2The Carlsbad City Council last night put its foot down on NRG by passing a moratorium on coastal power plants, according to a City press release.

This action prohibits a second power plant proposed by NRG, requiring the state to overrule the city if the plant is to be approved. . . . The resolution establishes an emergency ordinance on the building or expanding of power plants on Carlsbad’s coast, meaning it goes into effect immediately and could last for up to two years. . . Also under the resolution, no development application will be accepted, processed or approved that would expand the size, location, generating capacity or use of the Encina Power Station for the duration of the moratorium.

This may be one of the few times we say this to the City Council, but way to go. Seriously. For more details, follow the jump
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Ganz Slays It At Moonlight

by The Editors on October 20, 2009

Austin Oct 2009 Moonlight 1St #2

Carlsbad High School senior Austin Ganz, 17 (pictured above), and Lucas Johnson, 15, took first and second place against four San Dieguito Academy surfers in the mens’ shortboard division at the Interscholastic Surfing Federation contest at Moonlight Beach on Sunday, October 18, 2009.

The waves at Moonlight of 1 to 3 feet, and were on the small side, but Ganz powered through to the finals to get this year off to a great start. . . . Austin would like to thank his sponsors, K-Five, O’Neill, Dakine, Barr Design and Smith Optics.

Way to crush the competition, guys. We wouldn’t expect anything less. Click the link for full results.

[Link: Interscholastic Surfing Federation]


The Wild Things Play At Kelly School

by The Editors on October 20, 2009

Kelly WildOn Saturday, October 24, 2009 Carlsbadistan’s Kelly Elementary School will be hosting their fall carnival Where The Wild Things Play from 11 AM until 4 PM at 4885 Kelly Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008.

The Fall Carnival is designed for the whole family, especially for kids aged 3 through 12. There will be games, contests, inflatables, live entertainment, a “Haunted House”, food, drinks, and prizes. Adults will love the stroll thru our Silent Auction where they can bid on a range of gift baskets, or buy raffle tickets to win the grand prize the new iPod NANO. Take home a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and have a slice of pumpkin pie.

Money raised will be used for Kelly’s enrichment programs for students, such as its music, art, and science activities. For more information call Kelly School, (760) 331-5800, or email Carnival Coordinator Katherine Gloyd Carnival Coordinator at kbgloyd@sbcglobal.net.


Free Big Trash Pick Up Bonanza

by The Editors on October 18, 2009

Waste-Management-TruckThe City of Carlsbadistan is offering a free pick-up of large trash items that are too large for normal trash pick-up; i.e. AC units, large appliances, water heaters, toilets, Mattresses, doors, furniture, and other large stuff that people illegally throw into commercial dumpsters under the cover of darkness (computers and television are not eligable).

For a list of items that qualify for the program and what is not allowed, visit the city’s Web site, www.carlsbadca.gov, under Environmental Programs.

Those interested in taking advantage of this free removals service must make a reservation between October 20-27, 2009 by calling Waste Management at 760-929-9400. The items will be picked up on Saturday, November 7, 2009. Follow the jump for more info.
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George Duke Plays For Bob Moog Foundation

by The Editors on October 18, 2009


Legendary keyboardist George Duke will be playing a benefit performance for The Bob Moog Foundation at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbadistan on Friday, November 6, 2009.

George’s prolific career as a pianist, synth pioneer, composer and Grammy award-winning producer has earned him a place of honor in the world of jazz, funk, pop and R&B. He has worked with a who’s who of artists, including: Jean-Luc Ponty, Cannonball Adderly, Nancy Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Zappa, Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham, Sonny Rollins, Diane Reeves, and many others. His production credits span decades of top artists and performers. Today, the unstoppable Duke continues to produce, write and perform. His 2008 album, Dukey Treats, was released on the Heads Up label.

The Bob Moog Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and inspire children and adults through the power and possibilities of electronic music and through the intersection of science, music and innovation.

Ticket for the show are $75 for the general public and $65 for Museum members. For tickets and information, please contact the Museum at 760-438-5996 or visit http://www.museumofmakingmusic.org. The Museum of Making Music is
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Carlsbad’s New High School: Two Lawsuits Down

by The Editors on October 17, 2009

Hs CannonSome things seem really obvious to us. Carlsbadistan’s needs are pretty simple. We need a public pool, a proper skatepark, and a new high school. But it is crazy how many people seem to get in the way.

Take the new $100 million high school planned for the corner of College and Cannon Road for instance: according to a Bruce Lieberman story in the San Diego Union-Tribune The Carlsbad Unified School District just settled two lawsuit against the school. One with the City of Carlsbad. Yes, the City had sued the school district over “traffic issues associated with the school.” Among other things the school district has agreed to “dedicate a right of way” for the possible extension of Cannon Road and to pay the City $302,000 for improvements to the intersection of El Camino Real and College Boulevard.

In the suit filed by Preserve Calavera the district has agreed to limit the number of parking spaces to fewer than 800, “maximize use of native plants,” and to allow Preserve Calavera to make a presentation to school trustees regarding “teaching gardens.” Yes, people really sue for this sort of thing.

And there’s one more:

A lawsuit by developer Bentley-Wing Properties and Rancho Carlsbad, a nearby homeowners association, claims that the environmental report doesn’t adequately address the high school’s effect on traffic. That suit is not resolved, but school administrators said they were confident it will be settled soon.

All this so the kids of Carlsbadistan can go to school without having to sit in each other laps. We’d like to thank Mark Tanner and the rest of the trustees for soldiering on in the face of all of this.

[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune]