The Colorado based chain of fast casual restaurants, Noodles & Company is celebrating their grand opening in Carlsbad on Monday, March 31, 2014. Their Carlsbad facility is located at 2521 Palomar Airport Road in the new Lowe’s shopping center.
“We are excited to bring our world of flavors to Carlsbad. From healthy to indulgent, spicy to comforting, we have something for everyone, from kids to adults,” said Erin Murphy, Senior Manager of Communications at Noodles & Company. “With a broad menu of noodles, salads, soups and sandwiches, you can get a different taste every day, in lots of different ways. It is flavors from around the world, right down the street. That’s why we’re called Your World Kitchen.”
With more than 380 restaurants already up and running they must be doing something right. We’re not the biggest fans of fast casual, nor chain restaurants, but we’ve always had a good meal at Noodles & Company. Stop buy when you’re feeing hungry. The restaurant will open at 10:30 AM. Follow the jump for the official word from Noodles & Company. [click to continue…]
No, that piece of twisted metal is not the mangled fuselage of a downed Cesna 172, it’s Bay Area artist Roger White Stoller’s newest work “Coastal Helix.” And it will be the centerpiece of North County’s newest (yet rather pointless) traffic circle at the confluence of State Street and Carlsbad Boulevard on the Village’s north end.
“The roundabout is an important entryway into the City of Carlsbad, so we want a piece of art that tells people that this is a vibrant city, a cultural city, a city that treasures the environment and welcomes innovation,” said City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Manager Vincent Kitch. “Roger White Stoller has developed this piece of art working with stakeholders, the Arts Commission and community members. Everyone involved with the project has been impressed by his design and appreciation of our unique community.”
For the official word from the City of Carlsbad and more on artist Roger White Stoller, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Tomorrow morning (March 27, 2014) Scott Donnell, the senior planner with the City of Carlsbad, will present an update and preview of what’s being planned for Barrio Carlsbad and The Village in Carlsbad’s “master plan.” The meeting will be held at the Village Workshop at 8:30 AM and will conclude by 9:30. Organizers pointed out that:
“This meeting is not part of the potential master planning process. Pending contract approval by the City Council on 3/25, the planning firm will develop a very extensive public outreach and “charrette” process, with many different meeting times and dates so everyone who’s interested can participate. If you can’t make today’s meeting, don’t worry – the process is yet to begin!”
In other words this is not the meeting to get up and complain about how the City of Carlsbad always waits until friends of the City buy up all the land before quietly deciding that changing zoning to allow higher density development is probably “great for the City of Carlsbad.” So please, leave your pitchforks and torches at home.
The Village Workshop is located at 530 Grand Ave in the Village of Carlsbad, California.
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Ashley and Shannon Campbell –protégés of their father Glen Campbell–and guest Will Carter blend old time favorites and unpredictable elements to create a fresh sound that breaks the mold when Victoria Ghost play Carlsbad’s Museum of Making Music on Saturday, March 29, 2014.
Victoria Ghost is a country duo years in the making. At a very young age, siblings Ashley and Shannon Campbell became proteges of their legendary father, Glen Campbell. Quickly becoming gifted musicians in their own right, the sister and brother team extensively toured the world on Glen Campbell’s “Goodbye Tour” both as the opening act and as part of Glen’s band. Watching their father sell out venues and melt hearts, Ashley and Shannon knew they were destined to create a new sound rooted in classic elements that the music world adores.
General seating tickets are still available. The show begin at 7 PM. The Museum of Making Music is located at 5790 Armada Drive in Carlsbad, California.
[Link: Museum of Making Music]
Carlsbadistan’s own New Village Arts Theatre is excited to announce plans for their 14th Season (can you believe it?) and it features a slew of goodness including “Our biggest musical to date…Three San Diego premieres…And a talking dog!”
The season kicks off July 26, 2014 with The Full Monty and finishes up in the Summer of 2015 with Sylvia. For the complete rundown, follow the jump. Or click here to become a season ticket holder.
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Apparently, the wheelchair crew didn’t like the old accessibility logo that showed a stick man sitting back, lax, in an old-school wheelchair. With all the challenged athletes out there rolling marathons, racing on mountain bike courses, and doing all the things everyone else does, the crew at the Accessible Icon Project decided it was time to update that old, 1968 style logo with a new one that better represented the way people use wheelchairs these days.
The staff at Tri-City Medical Center decided they agreed and became the first facility in the state of California to update all their signage.
“The old symbol no longer accurately depicts the extraordinary people in our community who use wheelchairs,” said Casey Fatch, interim CEO of Tri-City Medical Center. “This new icon is the future – and we thought it was up to the medical community to lead on this issue. This new icon reflects Tri-City’s commitment to treating our patients with caring, dignity, kindness and respect.”
For the official word from Tri-City Medical Center, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
The City of Carlsbad will be cleaning up some streets with a new “slurry” coat this spring. Carlsbad Boulevard south of Palomar Airport Road to Poinsettia, and La Costa between the 5 and El Camino Real. Click here for a map of the streets being updated or follow the jump for more information. [click to continue…]
The City of Carlsbad is happy to announce that they have finally found someone to fill the position of city manager. His name is Steven R. Sarkozy and he’s the former city manager of Bellevue, Washington.
“Since leaving Bellevue, I have cast a wide net, looking at cities throughout the country as well as opportunities in the private sector,” said Sarkozy. “The City of Carlsbad offers an unmatched combination of progressive leadership, outstanding services, financial health and a talented staff passionate about public service. Most importantly, the City Council is united in its vision for the future, and I am excited to be a part of helping to bring that vision to life.”
Sarkozy “resigned” from his former position on May 15, 2013 in what Bellevue “Mayor Conrad Lee described . . . as a mutual decision that was supported by all seven City Council members,” according to a story in the Seattle Times. And when he says he “cast a wide net” he’s not kidding. Two months ago (January 17, 2014) Sarkozy was one of three candidates being interviewed for the city manager position in Irving, Texas, according to the Irving Chamber.
Nice to see the City hire someone from a good neighborhood. Looks like this could be a great fit. For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.
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On Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 6 PM the Green Dragon Tavern & Museum in Carlsbad (remember the old Hadley’s on Paseo Del Norte) is hosting the New Village Arts Theatre’s Masquerade Gala.
Enjoy a cocktail hour, passed hors d’oeuvres, formal dinner, and decadent desserts. Then dance the night away to music from the improvisational, all-star cast of Billy Watson & The International Silver String Submarine Band, with a special performance by NVA fave Melissa Fernandes. And be the first to hear our big announcement — what’s coming in Season 14.
In addition there will be 50 silent and live auction items being sold including (but not limited to) a weekend in New York City, a Chick Sticks Surfboard, and a four-pack of tickets to Legoland (which is nearly worth its weight in gold). Tickets are $150 per person, $975 for a table of eight. Click here to order.
Club CEO Brad Holland accepts a check from DocuFrog CEO Dale Martin.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad received a nice gift from the kind people at DocuFrog in the form of a $5,000 check. The donation is part of their H.U.G.S program.
H.U.G.S. stands for “Help Using Gain Sharing” which is an opportunity for nonprofits to benefit from savings created through reducing wasteful spending and improving document automation within businesses. DocuFrog is aiming to raise $100,000 for nonprofits in 2014, and will provide $25,000 in pro bono services directly to improve document systems for charities. . . “Document management is an industry that requires extensive knowledge of systems and providers, and DocuFrog’s specific knowledge allowed for easy navigation of the landscape, saved us over $27,000 with minimal time spent internally,” said John Malnar, Chief Financial Officer of PayPros.
For the official word from DocuFrog, follow the jump. [click to continue…]