April 2013

The City Offers Free Lessons In Composting

by The Editors on April 29, 2013

solana_center_logoWe know that turning garbage and yard waste into nutrient-rich garden soil is possible, but we’re not exactly sure how to do it. If you’re in the same boat then the free Dig Into Composting seminar from the Solana Center For Environmental Innovation might be just what we’re all looking for.

Solana Center workshops will teach you all you need to know to make terrific compost at home. Compost experts will discuss the methods and benefits of composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms). Reduce your environmental footprint and improve the productivity of your soil.

The free seminar will be held on May 18, 2013 at the Calavera Hills Community Center from 10 AM to 12 PM. Click here to register. The Community Center is located at 2997 Glasgow Dr, in Carlsbad, California. For more details, click the link.


[Link: Solana Center]

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Boys & Girls Clubs Scores With Golf Classic

by The Editors on April 26, 2013


Pictured: Steering Chair Randy Ferren, winning foursome members Mike Pottorff, Jonas Jackson, Club CEO Brad Holland, and winner David Flores (winner Scott McCary not shown).

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad raised over $135,000 during their annual golf tournament held April 18, 2013 at Aviara Golf Club.

“The success of this tournament is a result of astounding contributions from so many individuals and companies throughout San Diego County,” said Randy Ferren of California Bank & Trust, Steering Committee Chair. “While the day presented so many winners, we are pleased that the kids are the ultimate winners – and benefit from this generosity.”

For the official word from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, follow the jump.
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Alga Norte Skatepark Taking Shape

by The Editors on April 25, 2013

We haven’t been out to check it out in a while, but once they start pouring the walls things go pretty fast. Meaning, it could be a great skate summer at Alga Norte, finally. Seems like it’s taken forever, doesn’t it?

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Carlsbad Cyclist Hit & Killed In Bike Lane

by The Editors on April 22, 2013

On Sunday morning (April 21, 2013) at approximately 7:40 AM cyclist Eric Ringdahl, 45, was stuck and killed by an as-yet-unnamed driver while riding his bicycle in the bike lane rolling north on El Camino Real north of La Costa Avenue, according to a story in UTC San Diego.

The bicyclist was struck by a northbound vehicle while headed north in the bike lane on El Camino Real north of La Costa with a fellow rider, according to the Carlsbad Police Department. Several people called 911 at about 7:40 a.m. to report the crash, police said. . . The bicyclist who was struck sustained a head injury and was unconscious, police said. Police and fire personnel responded, but the bicyclist died at the scene.

Ringdahl is survived by his wife and children. So far, it appears that no charges have been filed against the person driving the car, however, the Carlsbad police department is investigating and we sincerely hope that the driver is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Our deepest thoughts and sympathies go to Ringdahl family and friends.

[Link: UTC San Diego]

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CEF Summer Enrichment Program Registration

by The Editors on April 22, 2013

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The Carlsbad Education Foundation’s 2013 Summer Enrichment Programs are now open for registration. The CEF is inviting kindergarten through 9th grade students to learn during the summer. Classes run June 24 through August 2, 2013 and offer classes on a large variety of topics from Web Animation and Video Game Design to Karate, Dinosaurs, and cooking. The programs are offered at Jefferson Elementary for the first half of the summer and at Pacific Rim Elementary for the second half. For all the details click here.

[Link: CEF Summer Enrichment]

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Woman Hit & Killed By Amtrak Train

by The Editors on April 19, 2013

A woman was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in the Carlsbad train station at 2:30 PM on Thursday, April 18, 2013, according to a story on NBC San Diego.

Investigators from the San Diego Sheriff’s Rail Enforcement Unit say the woman had walked through the pedestrian gate on the west side of the train station into the oncoming path of the train. . . She was struck by the train and suffered fatal injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to deputies.

This was the second pedestrian hit by an Amtrak train in a week.

[Link: NBC San Diego]

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Spring Better Books Sale At Dove Library

by The Editors on April 19, 2013

SW_110613_library_187The Friends of the Carlsbad Library will be hosting their Spring Better Books Sale on Saturday and Sunday April 20-21, 2013 at the Georgina Cole Library Community Room at the Dove Library.

There are beautiful art books, cookbooks, books of current and classic fiction, coffee table books, gardening and design books, travel, sports, music, history, biography, children’s books and many other categories to select from.  They are all very affordably priced, so now is the time to choose your reading material for the longer spring days!

There really isn’t a better place to pick up quality books at a more economical price, and all the profits from the sale go back directly to library programs. The Dove Library is located at 1775 Dove Lane, in Carlsbad, Califonia. For more information follow the jump.

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Life Technologies Sold For $13 Billion

by The Editors on April 16, 2013

LifetechCarlsbadistan-based life sciences company Life Technologies Corp. announced (April 15, 2013) that it will be acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific for close to $13.6 billion in cash, according to a story in the San Diego Business Journal.

“The Life Technologies employees are very excited about joining forces with Thermo Fisher. There are many advantages to the combination for them,” Life Technologies chairman and CEO Greg Lucier said in an analyst call on April 15. “We’re going to have a series of programs in place to retain employees between the signing and the close so that we can deliver a terrific well functioning organization to Marc (Marc Casper, president and CEO of Thermo Fisher) and his team.”

Nice work, Mr. Lucier. It was a great run.

[Link: San Diego Business Journal]

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Legoland UK Hotel Evacuated For Falling Ceiling

by The Editors on April 16, 2013

Legoland13660297251669217046The Legoland Hotel in Windsor, England had to be evacuated on Saturday April 13, 2013 after a lifeguard at the pool noticed cracks in the pools “suspended ceiling,” according to a story in The Royal Borough Observer.

The hotel was immediately evacuated while firefighters and Legoland’s maintenance team investigated the damage, with guests allowed back into the hotel at 6.30pm. . . Some of the panels fell into the pool after the area had been safely evacuated.

Luckily, the pool at the Carlsbad Legoland Hotel doesn’t have such a ceiling.

[Link: The Royal Borough Observer]

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Man Survives Amtrak Hit In Carlsbad Village

by The Editors on April 16, 2013

A 23-year-old man who was “allegedly drunk” was hit by an Amtrak train in the Village of Carlsbadistan early Monday morning (April 15, 2013) has survived with “only scrapes and bruises” according to a story on Fox 5 San Diego.

“The man ignored the flashing lights and crossing arms at the tracks on Carlsbad Village Drive near State Street shortly after midnight,” sheriff’s Deputy D. Patterson said. . . The man was struck by a southbound train and thrown about 20 feet, Patterson said. He was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla for an evaluation.

See what you can survived when you’re relaxed?

[Link: Fox 5 San Diego]

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