August 2012

Magnolia School Sublets Classrooms

by The Editors on August 24, 2012

5035Cb7Abd138.Preview-620On Wednesday, August 22, 2012 the Carlsbad Unified School District agreed to lease “vacant classroom space” on the Magnolia School campus to the Sanderlin Waldorf School, according to a story in the North County Times.

The Encinitas-based private school will move into the 16-classroom space in the next couple of months, and is projected to pay $1,300 a month [per classroom] over the three-year lease agreement, which will total to approximately $250,000.

Sounds like a pretty good deal for the Waldorf School and for Magnolia. Obviously, none of the Sanderlin parents have attempted to drop their kids off at Magnolia school on a rainy day. They’ll learn the hard way.

[Link: North County Times]


Cadillac Kings At The Flying Elephant

by The Editors on August 24, 2012

FepflyerOn Saturday, August 25, 2012 the Flying Elephant Pub and Grill are presenting their second annual Cadillac Kings Car Show.

There will be live music, cars on display, and a bikini contest hosted by Yours Truly Bikinis. We would love to have you come by to check out the event!

Awards will be given for best bike, best custom, best lowrider, best Cadillac, and best rat rod. If you know what any of this means, then you will not want to miss it. Think there’ll be ink?

The Flying Elephant Pub is located at 850 Tamarack Ave in Carlsbad, California.

[Link: Flying Elephant Pub and Grill]


New Village Arts Gets Romantic

by The Editors on August 23, 2012

181The 12th eason of Carlsbad’s own professional theater company New Village Arts kicks off September 7, 2012 with a Tony Award nominated romantic comedy by Bernard Slade titled Same Time, Next Year.

Featuring husband and wife team Melissa & Manny Fernandes, this classic romantic comedy follows lovers Doris and George over the course of their 24-year love affair. Through the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam, Free Love, The Feminine Mystique, Watergate – and all the fashion trends in-between, Doris and George sustain a unique bond that transcends their initial spark of passion.

Same Time, Next Year runs September 7 through October 7, 2012. Tickets can be purchased online here, however, the best way to enjoy New Village Arts productions is by becoming an insider and buying a season pass. This gets you the best seats at the best prices, free exchanges, and invites to all the right parties. Click here to buy a season pass. Or, call the box office at (760) 433-3245. New Village Arts Theatre is located at 2787 State Street in Carlsbad, California.

[Link: New Village Arts]


The Riehl World: Budget Cuts & School Reform

by Richard J. Riehl on August 23, 2012

About 11,000 students are expected to head back to Carlsbad schools Wednesday, the same number as two years ago. But this year they’ll be greeted by nearly 60 fewer teachers and a school year shortened by three days. High schoolers will find their classrooms bulging with an average of 39 classmates (NCT, June 28, School Trustees adopt $77M budget).

The school district was forced to cut spending by $7 million over the last two years. It will only get worse if Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative fails to pass. If that happens, school officials say, the school year may shrink by as much as three weeks.

It’s a lose/lose proposition for students: larger classes and less learning time. The ones hurt most will be those who need more individual attention. The test score achievement gap shows they’ll be from low income families, the ones already being left behind. [click to continue…]


TGIF August 24: Johnny Polanco Orchestra

by The Editors on August 21, 2012

Johnny PCarlsbadistan’s Jazz In The Park shuts it down this year with crowd favorites Johnny Polanco Orchestra as the final show in another great summer of Carlsbadistan music on August 24, 2012 at Calavera Hills Park.

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. 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.”

If you haven’t made it out to a 2012 Jazz in The Park this will be your last chance. Show begins at 6 PM. Calavera Hills Park is located at 2997 Glasgow Dr. in Carlsbad.


Thieves Ripoff Rapha-Focus Cycling Team

by The Editors on August 16, 2012


The Rapha-Focus Cyclecross team had 12 bike frames and 37 Easton wheels stolen from their Sprinter Van in Carlsbadistan last weekend (August 11-12, 2012), according to a story on

Thieves. . . made off with 12 [54cm Focus Mares Carbon CX] frames painted in the U.S. national champion’s custom lay-up, as well as 37 Easton wheels. The theft occurred between 6:30 p.m. on Saturday August 11 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday August 12.

No forks were taken. So if you see anyone with more than their fair share of custom painted carbon frames please contact Officer Sheldon Berg at the Carlsbad Police department (760) 931-2100. We don’t want anyone getting away with stealing bikes in Carlsbad. Seriously.

[Link: VeloNews]

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TGIF August 17: Ruby & The Red Hots

by The Editors on August 15, 2012

RubyPerennial Carlsbadistan blues performer’s Ruby & The Red Hots return to TGIF Jazz In The Park after missing the 2011 season Friday evening August 17, 2012 at 6 PM at Calavera Hils Park.

TGIF audiences have a special affection for this sultry North County singer, and she returns it with real feeling. Statuesque Ruby looks and sounds equally at home with a smooth-as-silk ballad or a blazing blues rocker. Backing her up, The Red Hots absolutely sizzle with horns that growl and purr, propulsive drumbeats and gripping guitar play.

Remember: low-back chairs, bug spray, and plenty of wine and cheese to share with your neighbors are always a good idea at Jazz in the Park. Calavera Hills Park is located at 2997 Glasgow Dr. in Carlsbad.


TGIF August 10: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars

by The Editors on August 7, 2012

Carlsbadistan gets a taste of pure African rhythms as Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars rise up to kick off Jazz In The Park’s run at Calavera Hills Park.

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen like a phoenix out of the ashes of war and enflamed the passions of fans across the globe with their uplifting songs of hope, faith and joy. The band is a potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere through unimaginable hardship and emerge with optimism intact. From their humble beginnings in West African refugee camps Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages and matured into one of Africa’s top touring and recording bands.

Remember: bring chairs, snacks, drinks (to share with your neighbors). The music begins at 6 PM. Calavera Hills Park is located at 2997 Glasgow Dr. in Carlsbad.


TGIF August 3: Madame LeRoux & Krewe

by The Editors on August 1, 2012

Madame LerouxThe Big Easy comes to Carlsbadistan’s Jazz in The Park as Madame LeRoux & Krewe (plus Euphoria Brass Band) put a little Zydeco groove down in Poinsettia Park on Friday evening August 3, 2012.

MADAME LEROUX & KREWE will rock you right on into “Fat Tuesday” with their extensive experience and endless enthusiasm to deliver a rousing, rollicking, heart thumping’, foot stomping’ musical gumbo y’all won’t soon forget! With a sound straight out of Louisiana’s dance clubs, Bourbon Street, bayou festivals and backyard crawfish boils… this is the party you’ll want to throw!

Ohhhhh weeeee, this sure am good. . . Music starts at 6 PM. Poinsettia Park is located at 6600 Hidden Valley Road in Carlsbad. Bring a chair, a drink (and maybe some bug spray).