September 2010

North County Times Picks Its Candidates

by The Editors on September 28, 2010

In an editorial titled Continuity for Carlsbad the North County Times has apparently picked the candidates it thinks will best serve our city.

On the Nov. 2 ballot, we urge voters in Carlsbad to elect Matt Hall to replace outgoing Mayor Bud Lewis. . . And in the City Council race, we recommend returning incumbent Mark Packard and adding current planning Commissioner Farrah Douglas.

Their reason for electing Hall is because he is “more likely to continue the general prudent leadership” of Bud Lewis. Their picks leave us wonder who bought the most advertising in their paper this election cycle. If we read the print version, we’d probably be able to answer that question ourselves.

[Link: North County Times]


Carlsbadistan’s Hot Hot Heat

by The Editors on September 28, 2010

168570049-A765F7B96Ceb877Ca1F9E9F9336797Bc.4Ca202F0-ScaledYes, it was hot yesterday. While we escaped to the beach others apparently cranked up their air-conditioning and sat it out prompting SDG&E to lose power to about 4,300 North County homes according to a story in the North County Times.

High temperatures around the region included 110 degrees in Escondido, Rancho Bernardo and Poway; 111 degrees in San Marcos; 108 degrees in Ramona; 105 degrees at the Oceanside Airport; 108 degrees in inland Carlsbad; 107 degrees in Vista; 109 degrees in Fallbrook; 112 degrees in the San Pasqual Valley; and 93 degrees in Encinitas, according to the National Weather Service.

This morning’s cloud cover is undoubtedly going to help at the beach, but on Carlsbadistan’s Easter Front it looks like it’s going to be another burner.

[Link: North County Times]


Big Carlsbad Art Splash

by The Editors on September 26, 2010

Through The Looking Clothes

Thousands of people cruised Carlsbadistan’s Armada Drive on September 25-26, 2010 for the Annual Art Splash street art fair. While some vendors had hoped the good weather would bring more people over the two days, that didn’t stop those who were there from having a great time with jugglers, musicians, cake walks, politicians looking for votes, and most importantly, artists sharing their love of art with everyone.

Click here for the complete photo gallery.


Carlsbad’s Joint First Responders Training Facility

by The Editors on September 26, 2010

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Carlsbadistan’s Joint First Responders Training Facility located on Orion Way across the street from the Carlsbad Skatepark in the Carlsbad Safety Center is beginning to take shape. Over 50 cement truckloads unloaded on the scrapped lot and now we’re able to get a much better idea of how large the place will be when it is completed in early 2012.

The complex construction project will include installation of specialized features in the buildings, which will artificially create smoke and fire for training exercises. The shooting range will include high-tech computer-operated targets for police training. . . . “The City of Carlsbad has an excellent public safety record with low crime rates and one of the top-rated fire departments in the state, and this safety training center will help keep our city personnel well-trained to meet the community’s needs,” Hammann noted.

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Carlsbad Gate: Mark Wyland’s Laptop Stolen

by The Editors on September 23, 2010

4C9Ba1Ebb6E0F.Preview-300California State Senator Mark Wyland’s office was broken into sometime Wednesday night and all that reportedly stolen was Wyland’s personal laptop, according to a story in the North County Times.

The Republican senator’s spokeswoman, Emily Smith, said it did not appear anything else was taken in the break-in, which occurred sometime overnight at his office in a suite at 1910 Palomar Point Way. . .Wyland said he and his staff were assisting California Highway Patrol and Carlsbad Police investigators, who were at the office investigating the theft that occurred after a window was broken to gain entry.

This is reportedly the second Republican politician to have a laptop stolen. Wonder what information someone is looking for? Is Republican data that interesting?

[Link: North County Times]


Car Chase Ends In Carlsbad Crash

by The Editors on September 22, 2010

Two people were injured Wednesday, September 22, 2010, when a car chase ended in a crash on Carlsbad Village Drive near Monroe Street, according to a story on NBC San Diego.

Carlsbad police received calls Wednesday about four people inside a green Honda throwing objects at other cars near the intersection of Aviara Pkwy and Palomar Airport Rd. . . An officer tried to pull over a vehicle matching the description on Interstate-5. The Honda got off on Carlsbad Village Dr. and led police on a three minute pursuit reaching speeds of 70 mph, police said. . . The chase ended when the suspect vehicle collided with two other vehicles at Carlsbad Village Dr. and Monroe St.

Click here for the slide show.

[Link: NBC San Diego]


Rotary Club of Carlsbad Candidates Forum

by The Editors on September 22, 2010

The Rotary Club of Carlsbad will apparently be hosting City Council candidates forum on Thursday night September 23, 2010 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Carlsbadistan. We’ve heard rumor that those who do not wish to dine with the Rotarians can simply attend the forum portion of the evening which reportedly begins at 7:20 PM.

As you might have noticed, the level of communication between and the Rotary Club of Carlsbad could easily be raised. And yes, we’re working on it.


New Village Arts Goes Into The Woods

by The Editors on September 22, 2010

CinandstepsistersCarlsbadistan’s New Village Arts Theatre will kick off the first musical they’ve ever produced when Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods directed James Vasquez opens Saturday, September 25, 2010.

Once Upon a Time… a baker and his wife embark on a quest into the woods, to fulfill the witch next door’s request and lift a curse that has kept them from having a child. Along the way, they meet Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), Cinderella, two handsome princes and a motley assortment of other characters, all on quests of their own. Stephen Sondheim’s enormously popular musical answers the question of what really happens after “happily ever after” and includes some of the most beautiful songs in the musical theatre canon, including “Giants in the Sky”, “Children Will Listen” and “No One Is Alone.”

A cocktail party with the director and the cast will be held directly following the opening show. Click here to buy tickets online or for more information click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts]


Carlsbad Music Festival Sept. 24-26

by The Editors on September 22, 2010

Carlsbadmusicfest2010The weekend the Village of Carlsbadistan plays host to the 7th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival celebrating what’s commonly called “contemporary classical music.” This year attendees will be treated to the music of pianist Eric Huebner, the Calder Quartet, and ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble).

The festival begins Friday September 24, 2010 at 5:45 PM with the Village Music Walk.

The Village Music Walk kicks off at the Carlsbad Village Train Station with a site-specific performance by the acclaimed percussion group Red Fish Blue Fish followed by a series of performances by Festival and local musicians at venues including cafes, galleries and record stores across the Village. All of the venues are within a 3-minute walk of each other and audience members can create their own music experience by choosing which events to attend. This is a rare opportunity to hear the world-class musicians of the Carlsbad Music Festival in incredibly intimate venues.

For the rest of the weekend’s events please click the link.

[Link: Carlsbad Music Festival]


Carlsbad Art Splash Returns Sept. 25-26

by The Editors on September 22, 2010


This weekend Carlsbadistan’s Armada Dr. will be all chalked up as part of the annual Art Splash event held September 25-26, 2010 from 10 AM to 6 PM.

This two-day, non-profit, family event promotes and benefits arts within the community. ArtSplash is a community-wide partnership of organizations and businesses working together to establish an Annual Family Event showcasing North County.

Art Splash features chalk street painting, live performers, food, and a great time for family to cruise a closed Carlsbadistan street. Click here for previous Art Splash coverage. Click the link for all the details.

[Link: Art Splash]