January 2012

Keep-A-Breast Fundraiser At Pizza Port

by The Editors on January 31, 2012

Brewbiesbolt FeaturedOn February 11, 2012 Pizza Port Carlsbad will be holding a benefit for Keep-A-Breast to help raise money for breast cancer awareness. The event is the 3rd Annaual Brewbies.

Pizza Port’s Melanie Pierce has put together this amazing tasting event with raffle prizes, custom Pizza Port/KAB pints and more! For $25 (in advance or $30 at the door) you get admission into Pizza Port to *sample local handcrafted beers plus a special edition pink beer brewed at Pizza Port. Admission price also gets you a custom Brewbies pint glass, an I Love Boobies! bracelet, 1 raffle ticket, and 4 6oz. tasters! Additional tasters and raffle tickets are $1. 100% of all the proceeds go directly to Keep a Breast’s prevention and education programs.

Seriously, if you love beer and boobies, then Brewbies is an even that should NOT be missed. Follow the jump for all the details. [click to continue…]

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Missing Carlsbad Teen Has Been Found

by The Editors on January 25, 2012

Jelinek SoloChristine Jelinek, the 17-year-old Carlsbad resident who reportedly disappeared early on the morning of January 4, 2012 has, according to a post on the Please Help Find Christine Facebook page, been found. Her parent writes:

MY DAUGHTER HAS BEEN FOUND! She is safe! Got a call from a Sherrif Deputy who recognized her from one of the many flyers WE had put up. He called me, and I rushed over. I’ve seen her, held her, talked to her. Now its just a matter of PD ‘debriefing ‘ her, make sure she’s ok, no laws broken. THANKS ALL OF YOU! Details to come. I won’t be able to answer my phone, but thanks ALL of you… Each and every one! YOU’VE ALL BEEN AMAZING!!

We’re always glad when a runaway teen comes home and we hope everything turns out well.

[Link: Find Christine]

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Carlsbad Detective Arrested For Drug Theft

by The Editors on January 23, 2012

Carlsbad Police Department Detective Michael C. Koch, 44, was arrested at the Carlsbad Police Station last Thursday (January 19, 2012) on “suspicion of burglary” according to a story in the UT San Diego.

[The] 18-year veteran of the Carlsbad Police Department was arrested . . . on suspicion of burglary shortly after numerous co-workers apparently witnessed him stealing narcotics from the department’s property impound room, authorities said Monday.

Sadly, narcotics make good people do bad things all the time. Koch is currently out on $25,000 bail and on “paid administrative leave” while the district attorney decides what charges to file.

[Note to future impound room thieves: steal the drugs before logging them into the impound room. Then no one will know they're missing. That's how they always do it in the movies.]

[Link: UT San Diego]

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Carlsbad Teen Battle Of The Bands

by The Editors on January 13, 2012

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On Saturday, January 28, 2012 the City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department will present Teen Scene, a talent show from 4 to 9 PM at the Calavera Hills Community Center.

The event features a “Battle of the Bands” judged by local music industry experts, a film festival with 5-minute movie shorts, a dance room with a D.J. featuring the Dance Unlimited dancers,” Gametruck, as well as an art café and game room. . . “All the music, films and art showcased at Teen Scene are created by local teens between the ages of 13 and 19. The event fosters teen expression in a safe and fun environment,” said Rachael Shay, special events supervisor for the city. “Past winners of the ‘Battle of the Bands’ have gone on to open for major rock acts, play legendary venues and get airplay on local commercial radio stations, so it’s a pretty big deal, and a thrill to see the bands’ hard work pay off.”

Pre-sale tickets are available for $5 by calling 760-602-7510. The Calavera Hills Community Center is located at Follow the jump for more info. [click to continue…]

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The Riehl World: Schools Face No-win Choices

by Richard J. Riehl on January 12, 2012

As they plan for next year’s budget cuts, Carlsbad school officials are confronted with options reminiscent of Hobson’s and Sophie’s choices. Thomas Hobson was the 16th Century English livery stable owner who advertised the availability of 40 horses but restricted choice to the one nearest the stable door—a take it or leave it option. Sophie Zawistowski was the mother in William Styron’s novel who is forced to choose which of her two children to save from being put to death by the Nazis.

Closing schools because of budget cuts embodies the same kind of no-win solutions.

Preparing for an expected $8 million budget shortfall next year, school officials are considering the closure of two schools that are substantially more costly to operate per pupil than other district schools because of their low enrollments. Abandoning Buena Vista Elementary and Carlsbad Village Academy would save the district an estimated $1 million. [click to continue…]

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Carlsbad Police Seek Help With Missing Teen

by The Editors on January 11, 2012

Jelinek Man

Carlsbad Police are hoping the public can help them find missing 17-year-old Christine Jelinek. Police believe Jelinek (pictured above), who disappeared early the morning of January 4, 2012, visited with a white adult male 45-50 years old on January 3, 2012 at Mariah’s Restaurant in Vista. The man (above right), whom she may have communicated with over the Internet, is described as:

. . . a white male adult, 45-50 years old, about 5’11”, weighing about 160 lbs, unknown eye color, and hair described as short and lighter on the bottom and dark on the top, and also described as “peppered”. At the sighting, he was wearing jeans, and a blue or gray button down shirt. . . The male is unknown to Christine’s parents, her associates and friends.

After meeting at Mariah’s, the man drove Christine to her home. Early the next morning Christine left her home and has not been seen or made contact with her family since. Jelinek is a white female 5’9” tall, about 150 lbs., with shoulder length dark brown hair and brown eyes. She reportedly left home with two pairs of jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt (which she may be wearing).

Anyone with any information about Christine’s whereabouts or any information on the man in the above sketch should contact the Carlsbad Police Department at (760) 931-2223. Follow the jump for more info. [click to continue…]

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Carlsbad Boys & Girls Club’s New Ping Pong Table

by The Editors on January 11, 2012

Ping Pong Table Donation

Until last summer the residents of Rancho Carlsbad Estates had a winning record when it came to their ping pong tournaments against the Carlsbad Boys & Girls Club players. Then this summer, the Club players finally won the tournament. Now, Rancho Carlsbad has been good enough to donate a brand new ping pong table to the new Bressi Boys & Girls club.

The interaction between seniors and youngsters is a perfect match,” said Jim Salvia, Bressi Unit Director. “Many of our kids don’t have grandparents readily available to them. The intergenerational activities are beneficial to both groups; everyone has a blast!”

Ping pong isn’t the only thing the two groups have worked on together of the past five years. Follow the jump for the complete school. [click to continue…]

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Texas Teen Runaway Found In Carlsbad

by The Editors on January 3, 2012

When 17-year-old Haley Faith Wilson of Amarillo, Texas ran away from home on December 26, 2011 her father Ray notified the authorities and then made the above youtube video to let the world know to watch out for her. After getting over 500,000 views the video became somewhat of a viral hit and Mr. Wilson began getting write ups in news organizations all over the world including the Daily Mail UK.

Article-2080379-0F4D16F500000578-743 233X423The good news is that Haley has been found in Carlsbadistan, according to a tweet by her father Ray:

Carlsbad, CA PD pulled over Haley and I talked to her and am flying out to San Diego – Please RT & Repost! #FOUNDhaley

The song on the video is one her dad wrote and it’s probably been heard more now than ever before. Good news all around and one more example of how social media is making the world smaller and smaller every day.

[Link: Daily Mail UK]

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