February 2013

John Coates Named Carlsbad City Manager

by The Editors on February 28, 2013

John Coates-CThe City of Carlsbad has officially named current interim City Manager John W. Coates as the next City Manager.

“John has the vision, style and experience we need to help Carlsbad continue on our path to becoming a truly world class organization,” said Mayor Matt Hall. “His collaborative approach to leadership and commitment to working with the community make him a great fit for Carlsbad.”

The City Council still has to officially vote to make everything officially official, but there will be no surprises there. That’s how staff and council work. For the official word follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Julianna Garner Named Youth Of The Year

by The Editors on February 25, 2013

Youth Of Year
Matt Harelson, Julianna Garner, Julie Harelson, Brad Holland.

Julianna Garner and Lucas Clayton were selected as Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s Youth of the Year Winner and Runner-Up respectively. Garner will receive a $10,000 college scholarship!

“I am so grateful to the Boys & Girls Club for making me the person I am today,” Julianna said. “This scholarship will bring my dream of graduating from SFU even closer, and make me work even harder to achieve this goal!”

For the official word from the Carlsbad Boys & Girls Clubs, follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Legoland Florida Drops Season Pass Price

by The Editors on February 21, 2013

D4S Legoland021713 10292129 8ColResidents of Florida not have it much better than we do when it comes to buying a season pass at their local Florida Legoland, according to a story in the Tampa Bay Times.

Legoland Florida has dropped the price of annual pass by $30 for Florida residents. The ticket, which has no black-out dates, now sells for $99 from the previous $129, which is what out-of-staters still have to pay. . . The pass, found on the Winter Haven theme park’s website, legoland.com, includes admission to its new water park and free parking. There are also special events at the park for Halloween, Christmas and Fourth of July.

Meanwhile, here in Carlsbadistan a season pass still costs $129 and DOES NOT include parking nor the water park. Thanks, Merlin. Way to stick it to the California locals.

[Link: Tampa Bay Times]


Peter Sprague Bop Moderno At MoMM

by The Editors on February 7, 2013

Sprague-SmallJazz icon Peter Sprague makes a stop at Carlsbad’s Museum of Making Music on Saturday, February 16, 2013 with a special concert event titled Bop Moderno.

The concert features a quintet playing Peter’s modern bop arrangements with Gilbert Castellanos on trumpet, Tripp Sprague on saxophone and flute, bassist Gunnar Biggs, and Duncan Moore on drums. . . Peter and Gilbert have lived in San Diego for a long time and have only played together a few times. “I love his music!” says Peter, “and I’m thrilled to have a situation to work on some tunes together.”

Tickets are $25 general admission and $20 for Museum members. For more information of to buy tickets online, click the link.

[Link: Museum of Making Music]


Spring Break Go Skate: Skateboarding Camp

by The Editors on February 4, 2013

The City of Carlsbad Parks and Recreation Department wants your kids (ages 5 to 13) to go skateboarding (or just get out of your hair) during Spring Break 2013. And to do that they’re offering the Spring Break Go Skate: Skateboarding Camp.

Go Skate Skateboarding School puts the beginner and intermediate rider on the fast track to being a confident skateboarder. Our mission is to help spread the love of skateboarding across all levels. What a skater will learn: proper foot placement, how to balance, how to use the board for transportation, basic tricks, proper skate park etiquette and terms, as well as safety. Bring your own board, elbow/knee pads, wrist guards, and helmet. All equipment must be worn in order to be in the camp.

The school will run every day for an hour and a half from Monday April 1, through Friday, April 5, 2013 and cost $145 for residents. For all the details, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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