April 2011

Mormon Helping Hands On The Seawall

by The Editors on April 30, 2011


Hundreds of members of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints (The Mormons) were out in force on the Carlsbadistan seawall this morning (Saturday, April 30, 2011) helping to remove invasive plants, pick up trash, and spruce things up.

The work is being done as part of the Mormon Helping Hands program.

Mormon Helping Hands is a Church program for providing community service and disaster relief to those in need. This program which is operating successfully in Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Pacific, and the United States. . . The Mormon Helping Hands program was officially established in 1998, and since then hundreds of thousands of volunteers have donated millions of hours of service to their communities.

Thank you very much. Carlsbadistan is very lucky to have your help.


City Of Carlsbad Still Hates Skateboarders

by The Editors on April 29, 2011

Widget Dcfkpwpmjdhpnrdd3431LeLast week the Carlsbad City Council updated City code regarding “inline and roller skaters” allowing them to basically roll anywhere they want on the upper sea wall and in the Village. Sadly, the new updates did nothing to correct the City’s insanely draconian rules regarding skateboarding.

Inline and roller skaters are free to cruise the upper seawall in Carlsbad, as long as they use caution, according to updated rules introduced Tuesday to the City Council. The lower seawall will remain a pedestrian only zone, with no wheeled forms of transportation allowed. . . . The rule changes also allow inline and roller skaters in the Village area. Skateboards will continue to be banned from the upper and lower seawall, the walkway on Carlsbad Boulevard between Tamarack Avenue and Cannon Road, the Village area and other commercial zones where signs are posted.

Reading this just reminds us how unworthy the City of Carlsbad is of its deep roots in skateboarding heritage. It’s just plain sad. Follow the jump for the completely uninformed justification for not changing the skateboarding rules along with the Rollerbladers. [click to continue…]


Carlsbadistan City News How-To

by The Editors on April 29, 2011

Wondering about how you can get the latest news from the City of Carlsbadistan? Wonder no longer. Rachel McGuire has the scoop.

[Link: City of Carlsbad]

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Doug Tico Paddle Out This Sunday

by The Editors on April 28, 2011

Tico Paddleout

A memorial paddle out for longtime Carlsbad surfer and lifeguard Doug Tico will be held Sunday May 1, 2011 at 9 AM on the South side of the Oceanside Pier.


Haley Allen: Carlsbad’s Drumming Diva

by The Editors on April 22, 2011

Musicrev Tease T245Carlsbadistan’s Haley Allen has been banging on the drums she was 9 years old, but now the 22 year old says she’d just like to earn a living playing music, according to a story in the San Diego Reader.

“My favorite thing to do in my spare time is to head down to the Kraken on Sunday nights in Cardiff and sit in with the Blues Brokers. They’re a band of seasoned older local musicians who play the style of music that’s in my blood. I love playing with them.”

Nice to know of one more person in Carlsbadistan who can keep the beat. Click the link for the rest of the interview.

[Link: San Diego Reader]


Downsouth Newspaper Dance Off

by The Editors on April 22, 2011

One really good reason to never drive south of Ponto on Historic Highway 101. Happy Earthday!

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It’s EGGStravaganza Time In Carlsbadistan

by The Editors on April 21, 2011

Eggstravaganza Zoo

The City of Carlsbadistan’s annual spring festival EGGStravaganza is Saturday, April 23, 2011. It is a great way to spend the day with the family at Poinsettia Park at 6600 Hidden Valley Rd. in Carlsbad. The festivities begin at 10 AM and feature egg hunts, bouncy houses, facepainting, crafts, cupcake decorating, and photos with the Bunny. Click here for photos from last year and then click here for all the necessary information.

[Link: EggStravaganza]


New Village Arts’ Sweet Storm Previews Tonight

by The Editors on April 20, 2011


Previews begin tonight (April 20, 2011) for New Village Arts Theatre’s west coast premiere production of Scott Hudson’s Sweet Storm.

In 1960 Florida, during a approaching storm Ruthie and Bo, two newlyweds, enter their honeymoon suite in the sky: a treehouse which is a romantic gift from the young groom to his bride. Yet Bo’s expectations of living happily ever after in the sky are soon grounded by Ruthie’s realization that marriage comes with many unforeseen – and frightening – challenges. The two lovers struggle to fortify themselves against forces both inside and outside. This is a funny, powerful, and intimate love story to challenge our perceptions of marriage, faith, and love.

The production features NVA Ensemble Member Adam Brick with Kelly Ivernsen. Pay-what-you-can previews run April 20 through 22, 2011 at 8 PM. Click here to buy tickets. Opening night April 23, 2011. Click the link for more info.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre] [click to continue…]


City Workers Cruise Streets With Lasers

by The Editors on April 20, 2011

The City of Carlsbadistan has apparently gone all high-tech, science fiction in making sure that our city’s 337 miles of paved roads are in good shape.

“We had experts literally drive every road in the city with a truck that had a laser-camera that shows what condition the pavement is in,” said John Maashoff, a city construction manager. “This comprehensive assessment is a great tool we can use for future maintenance plans. Well maintained roads figure heavily into smooth flowing traffic and the overall quality of life in Carlsbad.”

The City says the roads got a score of 81 out of 100 for upkeep. Hey, if it was done with lasers it’s got to be good right? Lasers are rad. Follow the jump for the entire story. [click to continue…]


Man Killed By Train In Carlsbad

by The Editors on April 18, 2011

A man who walked onto the railroad tracks near the corner of Grand Avenue and State Street died after being hit by an oncoming train on Sunday, April 17, 2011, according to a story in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The incident happened shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday . . . No details about the man or why he was on the tracks were immediately available.

Very sad no matter what the reason.

[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune]