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October 2018

Carlsbad Funds Beach Lifeguards

by The Editors on October 24, 2018

The City of Carlsbad, California will officially provide Fire Department lifeguard services on the North stretch of beach from Oak Avenue to the city’s northern border.

Two full time positions will be added to supervise the program. During peak beach going times, around May through September, depending on weather conditions, the city will employ about 25 part time lifeguards. . . In addition to lifeguard staffing, the approved program includes three small scale wooden lifeguard towers, two lifeguard trucks and one personal watercraft to patrol in the water as needed.

Finally the City spends some money ($603,000 year) on something we can all agree on. Now, about that skatepark in the Village. . . For the official word from the City, please follow the jump.

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St. Pat’s Angels 6th Annual Food Drive

by The Editors on October 8, 2018

Students at Carlsbad’s St. Patrick Catholic School just rounded up more than 50,000 food items during their annual food drive to benefit Got Your Back and Interfaith Community Services.

“It wasn’t that long ago when St. Pat’s Angels was just an idea,” stated Denise Nelson, St. Patrick Catholic School Principal. “Each year the Angel’s program grows and our students collect more and more food. I couldn’t be more proud of the efforts of our entire school community.”

Nice work, Angels! Congrats to eighth grade class for winning the drive by bringing in 17,358 items. For the official word from St. Pat’s, please follow the jump.

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Carlsbad Paddles Out For Biff D’Esposito

by The Editors on October 4, 2018

Hundreds of surfers, family, and friends of Carlsbad big wave surfer Adam “Biff” D’Esposito gathered at Off Shore to remember his life in a paddle out on Wednesday October 3, 2018. NBC 7 was there to capture it for the evening news:

Surfers locked hands forming what looked like a drifting wreath around Adam’s father’s boat in the same waters Adam learned to surf in as a child.. . The family says it’s hard to believe the thrill-seeking surfer would drown in the relatively calm waves of Baja California, Mexico.. .After sharing stories, they tossed flowers into the water to remember the 39-year-old father. His 6-year-old daughter Annabelle was there to witness the love. “I felt like that was really special that we could bring his daughter to where he learned how to surf and she could feel the power of all of his friends and where he grew up and know his spirit lives on,” Adam’s sister Mary said.

Our thoughts are with the entire D’Esposito family.

[Link: NBC 7]

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