June 2012

All Girl Sax Action At MoMM

by The Editors on June 28, 2012

Gilbertfilm 1338317270On Saturday, June 30, 2012 Carlsbadistan’s world famous Museum of Making Music will present the documentary film Peggy Gilbert & Her All-Girl Band.

As a performer on saxophones, clarinet, violin, and vibes, as well as a singer, arranger, and contractor for women musicians, Peggy Gilbert has been a one-woman support network and staunch advocate for women since the 1920s. A professional tenor saxophonist for more than 80 years, she has been an inspiration for several generations of musicians.

The film, narrated by Lily Tomlin, screens at 3 PM, June 30, 2012. Tickets are $15, $10 for members. Click the link for more info.

[Link: Museum of Making Music]


Carlsbad Tap: Tastes Like Pool Water But Safe

by The Editors on June 22, 2012

Swimming-PoolThe City of Carlsbad is happy to report that after “detailed water quality testing” Carlsbad Municipal Water District’s drinking water meets “all state and federal water quality standards for drinking water.”

“Our residents should feel confident in the water we provide,” said Glenn Pruim, general manager of the Carlsbad Municipal Water District, a subsidiary district of the City of Carlsbad. “People might not realize that their water undergoes rigorous testing— even more than bottled water.”

The official report will be mailed to all homes on the system, or can be viewed on the city’s website right here. Amazing what a little chlorine can do. Follow the jump for the official details. [click to continue…]


Carlsbad Beach Fest Sand Sculpture Video

by The Editors on June 19, 2012

If you didn’t have all day to stay workers build the huge, corporate logo-covered sand sculpture at Beach Fest on June 9, 2012, then now is your chance to see exactly how Archisand did it (including some classy bikini shots). Ah, yes.

[Link: Archisand]


The Riehl World: Envision An Aging City

by The Editors on June 15, 2012

When they rolled out their 2012-13 preliminary operating budget two weeks ago Carlsbad city officials were singing “Happy Days Are Here Again.” But not everyone joined in the chorus. A parade of disgruntled residents reprimanded the city council at its June 5 meeting for the city’s failure to invest in more open space. And now members of the planning commission join hotel industry experts in suggesting the city might soon be overbuilt with hotel rooms.

One land use issue that didn’t make the headlines can be found in a report on the city’s changing demographics by Community and Economic Development Director Gary Barberio.

Barberio pointed to forecasts showing the addition of 20,000 Carlsbadians by 2040, a 20 percent increase. But the number of 35 to 64 year-olds, who now make up nearly half of city residents, is expected to shrink to little more than a third of the population.

While the share of Carlsbad’s Generation X gets smaller, the number of Millennials between the ages of 20 and 34, is expected to grow by 20 percent. Baby Boomers from 65 to 80 will rise by a whopping 124 percent.

Follow the jump for the rest of the story. [click to continue…]


Carlsbadistan Getting New Trash Cans

by The Editors on June 1, 2012

New Trash Carts-CThe Carlsbadistan trash removal experts at Waste Management will deliver new roller-wheeled trash carts to residents beginning June 4, 2012 on regular trash days.

Under the new automated trash collection system, residents will use wheeled carts with attached lids instead of trash cans and recycling crates. Specially designed trucks will pick up the new carts automatically with a hydraulic arm instead of Waste Management employees manually picking them up. . . . Once residents receive their new carts, they should start using them immediately. Waste Management will go through each neighborhood and collect unwanted trash cans and recycling crates the week following delivery of the new carts. Residents will be given yellow “take me” stickers when they receive their new carts. For collection of unwanted trash cans, residents can place the stickers onto their old, unwanted cans and place them at the curb on pick up day.

For all the official details, follow the jump. [click to continue…]