July 2011

Carlsbad Community Theatre’s The Wiz

by The Editors on July 28, 2011


The Carlsbad Community Theatre’s production of The Wiz opens August 5, 2011 at El Camino High School’s Truax Theatre in Oceanside. Yeah, they had to move the production North because of construction at Carlsbad High. For more information and to buy tickets visit Carlsbadcommunitytheatre.com.

[Link: Carlsbad Community Theatre]


Friends Of The Library Summer Book Sale

by The Editors on July 25, 2011

On August 6-7, 2011 the Friend of the Carlsbad Library will be hosting a sale of books that have been donated to the library.

In addition to a huge variety of almost-new books at used-book prices, this mid-summer event will feature collector comic books, vintage newspapers and magazines, signed volumes, leather-bound editions, games, puzzles and much more. . . As always, there will be hundreds of coffee-table books and other fine volumes at a fraction of retail price. They will include books on art, nature, photography and history, as well as cookbooks, craft books, children’s books and hardback copies of recent best-sellers.

The Super Summer Sale is open from 9 AM to 4 PM Saturday, August 6, and 1 to 3 PM on Sunday, Aug. 7. On Sunday, everything will be half price. It’s a perfect time for us to go back and buy some of the books we mistakenly donated to the library the last time we cleaned out our garage. Follow the jump for more info. [click to continue…]


City Works To Slow Down La Costa Avenue

by The Editors on July 15, 2011


Next week, the City of Carlsbadistan will begin work on a project that will see a portion of La Costa Avenue shrink from two lanes to one.

The city will reduce La Costa Avenue to one lane westbound from Romeria Street through Fairway Lane by converting one of the vehicle lanes into a bike lane. Work is expected to begin on July 18 and be completed by July 21. . . The lane reduction will improve driver visibility from the residential driveways located between Romeria Street and Fairway Lane. The new lane configuration will match the existing lane striping on La Costa Avenue east of Romeria Street where a lane reduction has already been implemented.

Bike lanes are good, but we’re kind of wondering how squeezing the flow of traffic on a busy street makes it safer. Follow the jump for all the official details. [click to continue…]


TGIF July 15: Johnny Polanco & His Band

by The Editors on July 11, 2011

Johnny PCarlsbadistan’s Jazz In The Park gets spicy as it moves West to Poinsettia Park with the big band salsa sounds of Johnny Polanco y Su Conjunto Amistad.

As the fearless leader of the ultimate West Coast Latin party band, Polanco, who hails from the Caribbean by way of New York, serves as multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger for his band, Conjunto Amistad. Over the years the group has solidified its reputation for a sound described by Latin music chronicler Lina Lecaro as “the kind of infectious, rhythmic, multilayered Latin music that makes even the most timid wallflower abandon all restraint and give it a whirl on the dance floor.”

Sounds like exactly what we need as a finish for the week.

[Link: Jazz in the Park]


TGIF July 8: B-Side Players

by The Editors on July 5, 2011

Bside Players

Every summer we say the same thing at least once during Jazz in the Park and that is this: if you’re only going to go to one of Carlsbadistan’s Jazz in the Park make it this week as San Diego’s OG latino, hip-hop, jazz, jarrocho, reggae, ska band the B-Side Players rock the Stage Coach Park. It is unlikely that any band will ever more perfectly communicate San Diego’s diverse cultural music mix than the B-Side Players. For the past 19 years they’ve San Diego’s house band.

With fierce political lyrics and an overwhelming positive vibration of love, culture and unity, this legendary San Diego-based band incorporates the sounds of Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and Brazil into their funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop rhythms.

Don’t miss it.

[Link: Jazz in the Park]