Give The Gift Of Steady State Coffee

by The Editors on December 11, 2017

Our favorite Carlsbad coffee spot, Steady State Coffee Roasting Company is currently offering two amazing sample boxes that are perfect for the coffee lovers on your list: Taste of Ethiopia, and The Americas.

Both boxes are custom branded and include three 100gram pouches of whole roasted coffee, and an information card about each farm. They are available in the shop and make the perfect holiday gift.

Drop by Steady State and pick up a couple boxes for the ones you love. Steady State is located at 2680 State St., B, in the heart of Carlsbad Village.

[Link: Steady State]

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A Modern Cinderella At New Village Arts

by The Editors on December 7, 2017

What will happen at the ball…game? CINDERELLA EATS RICE AND BEANS: A SALSA FAIRY TALE is a fun, athletic twist on the Cinderella story, crossing language and gender barriers and weaving a subtle lesson on empathy, sportsmanship, and respect. This exciting 50-minute show mixes the contemporary musical theatre sound with elements of pop, hip-hop and Latin music. Nadia Guevara will produce and direct, and the cast will feature three actors making their New Village Arts debut.

The show runs December 14 – 16, 2017. Click here for reserved seats, or follow the jump for the rest of the story.

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City To Update Tamarack & Carlsbad Blvd

by The Editors on November 30, 2017

The City of Carlsbad is proposing some pretty nice upgrades to the area around the intersection of Tamarack and Carlsbad Boulevard right about Tamarack Surfing beach. Anyone who has tried to push a stroller or pull a wagon down the sidewalk above the Tamarack parking lot knows that the sidewalk there is way, way too narrow, not to mention that it is nearly impossible to cross Tamarack while walking on the west side of Carlsbad Boulevard. Thankfully, it seems all these problems will be corrected with the new plan. Here are some of the fixes:

  • Widening sidewalks and improving bike lanes throughout the area.
  • Adding new parking spaces on Tamarack Avenue and Carlsbad Boulevard.
  • Getting rid of the asphalt island on the west side of Carlsbad Boulevard and south of Tamarack Avenue.
  • Relocating the bus stops to more accessible locations.
  • Creating more functional space on the ocean side of Carlsbad Boulevard, just to the south of Tamarack, including an overlook with space to sit and enjoy.
  • A new crosswalk across Carlsbad Boulevard south of Sequoia Avenue to the lagoon trailhead.
  • Signs directing people to the Coastal Rail Trail along the railroad tracks between Tamarack and Oak Avenue.

Construction could start in the fall of 2018 and we’re looking forward to it. This will solve so many traffic problems for so many people. And if Carlsbad Boulevard gets cut down to one lane in each direction from The Village to Cannon we’d be even happier. For the official word from the City (including community meeting schedules), please follow the jump.

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Carlsbad’s Grocery Bag Couple

by The Editors on November 29, 2017

Carlsbad’s Farzan and Jen Dehmoubed have an idea they think will revolutionize the grocery bag world. They’re called Lotus Trolley Bags and the Orange County Register has the whole story.

The Lotus Trolley Bags are a riff on a popular shopping cart system used in Europe. Rolled up, the bundle is compact and hangs from the grocery cart while you shop. Unspooled, four bags hang from rods inside the cart, open and ready to receive milk, produce, dry goods and more as the cashier rings you up. . . “There are other bags on the market with similar functions but quality and customization to U.S. carts were big factors for us,” they said. “We wanted something that could last hundreds of times and had all the features we were looking for.”

The bag debuted in May and since then the Dehmoubed’s have reportedly sold over 10,000 of them. Not bad at all. Plus, anything is better than plastic, even if it’s costs $30 for four.

[Link: OC Register]

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Carlsbad’s Night Of Lights Saturday

by The Editors on November 29, 2017

The Carlsbad Village Association is inviting everyone to join them this Saturday night (December 2, 2017) for the Carlsbad Village Night of Lights.

This much anticipated event will come alive with holiday spirit and cheer!  Merchant hospitality, live music, caroling, festive window decorations, and more.  Spend the evening with us from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and let the Village start your holidays with a full heart!  Ring in the holidays with family and friends in Carlsbad Village.

For the official schedule and all the participating restaurants and retailers, please follow the jump.

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#GivingTuesday To New Village Arts

by The Editors on November 28, 2017

Giving Tuesday is your chance to support nonprofit organizations during the holiday shopping season. As you consider your holiday giving, we at New Village Arts hope that you will help our garden grow by donating any amount you are able.

As an added thank you, if you donate at least $20 before December 25, you will be entered into a raffle to win a private concert with Paul Eddy, who played Buddy Holly in BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY.

Your donations will go to support our Education & Outreach Programming (including Mindful Theatre, a new improvisation-based program for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and dementia), our bilingual outreach program Teatro Pueblo Nuevo, and to support the remainder of Season Seventeen’s productions. For more details, please click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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Card For A Cause: Boys & Girls Clubs

by The Editors on November 28, 2017

The La Costa 35 Athletic Club, a local nonprofit organization, hosted its 7th Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament on November 4, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad.

Begun in 2011 as a way to give back to the community, first poker tournament was held at the then under construction Bressi Ranch Boys & Girls Clubhouse. The event sold out the past several years, so organizers moved it to the Rancho Santa Fe Motor Club and Storage – which boasts 15,000 feet of warehouse space along with an incredible array of classic and antique cars. Since its inception, the event has nearly tripled in attendance and raised over $250,000.

For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.

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Hillary Duff Lights Up Legoland

by The Editors on November 28, 2017

Award-winning actress and singer Hilary Duff helped Santa pull the switch to light the world’s largest LEGO® Christmas tree at Legoland California Resort during the 15th annual tree lighting ceremony in Carlsbad, California last night (Monday, November 27, 2017).

“We feel so fortunate to be at LEGOLAND California Resort, “ said Duff. “We spent the whole day with family and close friends and this is definitely one of our favorite places. We had the best stay at Legoland Hotel and now Luca wants to know why his room at home can’t look like the pirate bunk bed room at the hotel!”

At the ceremony, Legoland California Resort donated $10,000 on Duff’s behalf to Baby2Baby, which provides low-income children ages 0-12 years with diapers, clothing and other basic necessities. By distributing to non-profit partner organizations including homeless and domestic violence shelters, Head Start programs, foster care programs and children’s hospitals, Baby2Baby will serve more than 150,000 children in Los Angeles this year and tens of thousands more across the country through the Baby2Baby National Network.

For the official word from Legoland, please follow the jump.

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Happy Thanksgiving, Carlsbadistan!

by The Editors on November 23, 2017

We have a lot to be thankful for this year and we hope you do to. Family, friends, and a beautiful place to call home. What more can we ask for? Grateful.

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The Secret Garden At NVA Theatre

by The Editors on November 16, 2017

Critics and audiences agree, The Secret Garden is magical. Tickets are still available for one of the New Village Arts Theatre’s finest performances of the year. For more info and to purchase tickets, please click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts]

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