December 2010

Carlsbad Woman Suing The TSA

by The Editors on December 13, 2010

Carlsbad’s Adrienne Durso is reportedly suing the TSA after she received a much too vigorous pat down at Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Sunport Airport, according to a story on

“Heavily concentrating on my breast area where I told her I had a mastectomy the year previous and in just seemed to go on and on,” said Durso. . . She says she felt humiliated as the extensive pat-down happened in front of her 17 year old son and hundreds of other travelers. . . “I felt as though I didn’t have any rights other than I had to stand there and let them do what they want to do to my body,” Durso continued.

The last straw was when a supervisor reportedly told Durso’s son that the reason he hadn’t gotten a similar pat down was because “you don’t have boobs.” We’re kind of hoping the TSA loses this one. The craziness must stop.

Click the link for the rest of the story.



Carlsbadistan’s Marie Callender’s Closes

by The Editors on December 13, 2010

On the Monday after Thanksgiving the Carlsbadistan Marie Callender’s apparently closed up shop and packed away the signs according to a story in the San Diego Reader.

Next door at the McDonalds, employees said the Marie Callender’s signs were removed right away on that morning. The restaurant obviously did not tell its regular customers. Two hand-written notes were posted on the front door December 8 advising groups that normally meet at the restaurant to go to other nearby establishments for their meetings.

The restaurant, which was shut down by for a few days in November of 2009 after a Thanksgiving day diner smelled sewage in the kitchen, has had a rough time lately. Wish we could say we were going to miss them.

[Link: San Diego Reader]


Carlsbadistan’s Wikileaks Connection

by The Editors on December 8, 2010

Gadji1.NalSan Diego City Beat has uncovered a rather interesting Wikileak story regarding a wedding thrown by Dagestani ambassador to Moscow Gadzhi Makhachev. The reason it is interesting is that the cable also mentions that Makhachev had homes in San Diego and sent Dagestani youth (including his sons) to “a military type high school near San Diego.”

City Beat says Makhachev denied in published reports that he has homes in San Diego, however, they found that he actually owns four homes in Carlsbad, all of which we know well (one is located next door to Senior Grubby’s see below) and that he has sent 15 boys through Carlsbad’s Army & Navy Academy.

Makhachev HomesThe more interesting news is that, aside from donating $100,000 to the Army & Navy Academy, Makhachev reportedly had connections with a local machinery exporter and Carlsbad developer Bernard Goldstein, a man who was “indicted by a federal grand jury in November for allegedly hiding millions of dollars in overseas bank accounts.”

City Beat says that Goldstein has since “fled the country.”

How’s that for some local intrigue? Click the link for all the details in a well researched piece of investigative journalism from City Beat senior writer Dave Maass.

[Link: San Diego City Beat]


The Rotarians, Santa, And A Tree Lighting

by The Editors on December 8, 2010

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Each year Carlsbadistan Rotarians gather in the parking lot of the Village Faire at the corner of Carlsbad Blvd and Carlsbad Village Drive to kick off the holiday season with a Christmas Tree Lighting with some help from Santa Claus, Matt Hall, some singers, and the ubiquitous Carlsbad High School Lancer Dancers. Because nothing says Christmas like choreographed hip-hop jazz dancing on the asphalt.

Follow the jump for a little more on how the Sunday, December 5, 2010 Christmas Tree lighting went.
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Magee Park Poets Anthology Reading

by The Editors on December 8, 2010

The Carlsbad Library is celebrating the release the their 22nd Annual Magee Park Poets Poetry Anthology with a free poetry reading at The Carlsbad City Library’s Carlsbad Library tonight (December 8, 2010) at 7 PM.

The library will host an open reading by poets whose poems are featured in this year’s anthology. Poets from around San Diego County submitted poems for the anthology and more than 60 poems have been selected. The anthology will be available for purchase for $5. Following the reading, attendees are invited to a reception in the Library’s Gowland Meeting Room. Admission to the reading and reception is free.

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Bryan Snyder’s Young At Art

by The Editors on December 8, 2010

Childhood Doodler AdThis weekend Carlsbadistan street/stencil artist Bryan Synder will present his third annual solo show/30th birthday party which he “created, organized and promoted” titled Young At Art at 6 PM Friday December 10, 2010 at his studio at 2695 State Street in Carlsbad. Young At Art is a collection of new works from the past year including t-shirts, collector prints, stickers, magnets, and other collectibles/gifts.

Snyder says the majority of his new art has never been seen publicly, which quite frankly is hard for us to believe as we seem to see his signature splatter-painted objects all over the place. The event will be catered by Paradise Pizza so there’s that, too.

[Link: Synder Art 2010]

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Cherry Street Stairs Score A Cover

by The Editors on December 4, 2010

Cherry St HoyleCarlsbadistan based Transworld Skateboarding Magazine just featured the Cherry Street Stairs in a Kenny Hoyle January 2011 cover shot by Seu Trinh.

Here’s what the magazine editors had to say about it.

Multiple visits, sore legs, cries to the heavens, and mental breakdowns were all ingredients in Kenny Hoyle’s massive oceanfront kickflip. But Kenny’s the one who came up with the bright idea of using a crappy waterlogged piece of wood as run-up. Hey, sometimes you’ve gotta pay to play, even if you’re paying in madness.

Madness, yes, but how does it compare to this inline skater on the Sycamore Stairs back in the day?

[Link: Skateboarding Magazine]


Carols Of Carlsbad At La Costa December 11

by The Editors on December 3, 2010

Carols CbOn December 11, 2010 students from area schools will turn the La Costa Resort and Spa’s Main Plaza into a winter musical wonderland with performances of all different types of choral and instrumental holiday songs as part of the Carlsbad Education Foundation’s Carols of Christmas.

“We are really excited to partner with La Costa Resort and Spa this holiday season,” says Valin Brown, CEO of the Carlsbad Educational Foundation. “The ‘Carols of Carlsbad’ event is a natural fit where students and their families are excited to perform in a festive outdoor venue at a landmark resort which supports and values the importance of education.” . . . Denise Chapman, La Costa Resort and Spa’s Director of Marketing adds, “We are proud to be showcasing the high-quality music programs being offered in our public schools and applaud the Carlsbad Educational Foundation for funding district-wide K-5 music education for Carlsbad’s students.”

La Costa will provide holiday refreshments, arts and crafts, and a special tree-lighting ceremony and group caroling session at dusk. Carols of Carlsbad runs from 3 to 5 PM on Saturday, December 11, 2010. Follow the jump for more information.
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Runner Who Died Identified

by The Editors on December 2, 2010

Img 0778Patrick Philips, 18, was named as the young runner who died at the corner of Tamarack and Jefferson Street on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, according to a story in the Del Mar Times.

Several people called 911 after Phillips was spotted lying in the street near Tamarack Avenue and Jefferson Street around 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, according to Carlsbad police Lt. Bruce May. . . Officers determined that he was not the victim of a vehicle collision, but had been running when he collapsed for unknown reasons, May said.

The memorial to him on the sidewalk has been growing over the past few days. Friends appear to visit the spot regularly and candles have been kept burning nightly. Our thoughts are with Phillips’ family and friends.


JC Penney Saves Pennies For Boys & Girls Clubs

by The Editors on December 1, 2010

Starting today shoppers who purchase anything at the JC Penney at Westfields Plaza Camino Real (yes, that mall) between December 1 -14, 2010 will be able to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad to support quality after-school programs.

“The availability of affordable afterschool programs continues to be an important community objective in order to meet the needs of working parents,” said Brad Holland, Club CEO. “We hope the public keeps our mission in mind because all Round-Up dollars raised stay in our community to help support our youth and sustain our operations.”

It’s an easy way to make a difference. For all the details, follow the jump.
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