The California Energy Commission is giving several of Carlsbad residents concerns regarding the expansion of the NRG Power Station another look and you can help make the difference.
An Evidentiary Hearing will be held in Carlsbad on Monday, December 12, 2011 to hear additional testimony on six topics. Of primary concern to local residents is discussion of whether the new proposed power plant violates Carlsbad land use rules and NRG’s reneging on their agreement to tear down the aging Encina Power Station.
Carlsbadistan’s most famous action sports star Tony Hawk will flip the switch (not a skateboard trick) tonight (Monday, November 28, 2011) at Legoland to help kick off the outrageously expensive theme park’s annual Holiday Celebration.
Hawk, father of four and life-long Ambassador Pass Member to LEGOLAND, launched the Tony Hawk Foundation in 2002 with the goal to increase the number of safe, legal skate parks for youth in low-income communities across the U.S. To date, the Tony Hawk Foundation has helped fund 493 public skateboard parks in these communities, which now service 3.5-million youth annually.
Guests will be treated to appetizers and desserts from Vintage Bistro and the Carlsbad Chocolate Bar as well as a selection of wine and drinks during the pre and post show receptions and be given a gift bag with gift certificates for all three stores!
If you’ve so far missed the New Village Arts production of Of Mice And Men then you still have a chance. The run has been extended for one more show on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 7 PM. Here’s what the San Diego Union-Trubune’s Janice Steinberg said about the production:
There are many fine evenings of theater, even quite a few terrific ones. Then there’s the rare, remarkable time when the magic of theater wraps around and utterly enthralls you. That’s the sorcery wrought by “Of Mice and Men,” which opened at the New Village Arts Theatre on Saturday.
Tickets are no longer available online, but can be purchased at the box office. New Village Arts Theatre is located at 2787 State Street in Carlsbadistan across the parking lot from the Carlsbad Coaster Station.
Carlsbadistan residents on their way to work down the coast this morning got a nice look at officials attempting to remove the drug-loaded panga that came ashore near the Tamarack Jetty just after midnight this morning (Tuesday, November 15, 2011), according to a story in the San Diego Union-Tribune.
U.S. Border Patrol agents spotted the 28-foot boat about 1:30 a.m. and watched it come ashore between Tamarack Avenue and Cannon Road, Agent Michael Jimenez said. . . Two men were on the boat, and one was sitting in an awaiting vehicle when they were taken into custody, Jimenez said.
Apparently the three Mexican nationals over shot their normal docking spot at Ponto Landing and then got stuck in the sand.
The event was emceed by Emmy Award winning news anchor Kimberly Hunt and her husband (and former Charger) Billy Ray Smith, and honored SDSU Men’s Basketball Coach Steve Fisher. . . “What a memorable evening; you could literally feel the love in the ballroom!” said Chair Barbi Nelson. “The true super stars are our children, and I’m pleased that we were able to raise significant funds for them.”
Proceeds from the event went directly toward operating funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs. For more info follow the jump. [click to continue…]
As much as we’d like to think that the taxes we pay to the State of California could support a reasonable public school system, here in Carlsbad that just isn’t the case. In fact, the Carlsbad Unified School District is headed into an $11 million deficit for the 2012-13 school year. That’s why the work of the Carlsbad Education Foundation is so important to the students in Carlsbad. On November 1, 2011 the CEF kicked off their annual fund drive.
Here’s what they did with the money this year:
Carlsbad Educational Foundation announces the release of $350,000 in funds to assist 15 key initiatives that support students within the Carlsbad Unified School District during the 2011-2012 school year. Among the initiatives are essential music, science and special programs that impact 11,000 students throughout the district.
For more information on what the CEF is doing in Carlsbad and how you can help, follow the jump. [click to continue…]