The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is reporting that five children and one adult have come down with Chicken Pox. As you might expect the four of the children had not been properly immunized, yet one who was still came down with Chicken Pox. Here’s what the health professionals have to say:
“Chickenpox is a preventable disease,” said Eric McDonald, M.D., M.P.H., county deputy public health officer. “By having their children immunized with the recommended two doses of the vaccine, parents can help their children avoid chickenpox and prevent it from spreading to others.” . . There have been eight cases of chickenpox reported in San Diego County so far in 2013. Chickenpox is not reportable to the County Public Health Department unless it occurs in an outbreak or results in a hospitalization or death.
A nice little reminder to make sure your kids are immunized. For the official word from the San Diego HHSA follow the jump.
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The City of Carlsbadistan sprinted full speed into supporting National Bike To Work Day on Friday, May 17, 2013 with five pit stops located throughout the city. How did we know the City was involved? We saw the pit stops while riding our bike to work. Apparently, there were 90 Bike To Work pit stops (click the link to see them all) located through out San Diego County.
If you’re reading this now and you didn’t ride your bike to work, then you missed it. But don’t let that stop you from riding your bike to work next week.
On Saturday July 13, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Carlsbad’s Westfield Mall parking lot will be turned into a huge outdoor three on three basketball tournament for boys grades 3 through 12 thanks to the City of Carlsbad. To play, you need get your team registered while there is still time.
Five grade divisions will be offered: 3rd and 4th, 5th and 6th, 7th and 8th, 9th and 10th, and 11th and 12th. Grades are determined by school year 2012-2013. Online registration may only be completed by a parent of a child from the team, or a team member who is 18 years of age or older.
It costs $125 per team. For more information please call: (760) 434-2971 or follow the jump for more information.
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The Carlsbad Music Festival is looking for a few musicians shoe would like to participate in the festival’s Village Music Walk on the evening of Friday, June 21, 2013.
The June Village Music Walk is a FREE community event that will feature a full evening of 30+ performances of adventurous music of all kinds in intimate venues around Carlsbad Village. The Village Music Walk is a regular and popular feature of the September Carlsbad Music Festival, and this year we are additionally presenting it as a standalone event in June. Venues range from the Foundry at New Village Arts to Spin Records to Magee Park to the old train station. With over 30 concerts to choose from over the evening, a Music Walk attendee can choose their own pathway through the music and the Village.
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Carlsbad’s last public skateboard park had some issues from the very beginning. While fun to roll, it never has had much flow and some of the sections were just plain wrong. Thankfully, that won’t be the case with the new Alga Norte Skatepark thanks to the involvement of former pro skateboarder Kanten Russell, according to a story in the U-T San Deigo.
Earlier this week, Russell walked the construction site at one of his projects, a 25,000 square-foot facility being built as part of Alga Norte Community Park in Carlsbad. It’s scheduled to open in September, he said. . . Carlsbad is where the first modern skatepark went up in 1976 — it no longer exists — and Russell sees the new one as paying homage to that history while making its own mark as a “crown jewel.” . . “I’ve done public meetings all across the country to talk about various projects, and every time I show anybody a picture of this park they say, ‘Where is this again and when will it open?’ They will definitely be flying in for this.”
We can’t wait. . .
[Link: U-T San Diego]
Big thanks to the volunteers who helped spruce up the historic Barrio area of downtown Carlsbad at the City of Carlsbad’s Spring Fiesta on April 27, 2013.
Volunteer efforts included assisting residents with spring cleaning and home repair projects, followed by a neighborhood block party. And here they are from left to right: Ron Chappell, Natalie Swauger, Lexi Hamilton, Cassandra Del Castillo, Lindsey Marsolais, Lizzy Tribby, Bridgette Chappell, Dai Logan, and Beth Carlson. Nice work!
Carlsbad will get a taste of fine films this fall with the launch of the La Costa Film Festival held October 24-27, 2013 at the La Costa Spa and Resort, according to a story in the Hollywood Reporter. Festival founders Michael and Ruby Callihan say the festival will help raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad.
The Opening Night Gala will feature an open-air screening at the La Costa Resort and Spa. Additional screenings will take place at La Costa Cinepolis Theaters, as well as the Ruby G. Schulman Theater at the Carlsbad Dove Library. . . The festival will feature a special competition focusing on sports-themed films as well as a shorts competition for local high schools. . . “We have been amazed by how many people living around La Costa have Hollywood connections,” said festival co-founder Ruby Callihan. “So, when we began to share our dream, they all said, ‘yes, let’s bring Hollywood to the beach!’”
The festival is currently accepting submissions and will until the deadline of June 15, 2013. For more information, click the link.
[Link: Hollywood Reporter]
Friends of Eric Ringdahl, the cyclist who was hit and killed while riding his bike Sunday morning, April 23, 2013 have placed a ghost bike near the site of the collision, according to a story in the UT San Diego.
Ringdahl’s friends and members of the local bicycling community put up the ghost bike, said family friend Elizabeth Sugarman. About 15 people turned out Saturday to leave flowers, photos and share a quiet moment to honor Ringdahl at the roadside remembrance.
They are sad to see, however, ghost bikes are a constant reminder to both motorists and cyclists that we all need to share the road.
[Link: UT San Diego]