Celebrate 10 Years of Lego Ninjago

by The Editors on August 9, 2021

Guaranteed someone in your family will think this new promotion at Legoland California in Carlsbad is amazing, so you might want to swing by the old amusement complex and check it out. Apparently, Ninjago is 10 years old. 

From August 13 to September 5, 2021 celebrate 10 years of LEGO® NINJAGO® with a limited time AR digital experience. Real and virtual worlds collide, as visitors have the chance to enter the world of NINJAGO and complete the challenges alongside their favorite characters.

Ok. Sounds fun. For all the official details, please follow the jump.

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Museum of Making Music To Reopen

by The Editors on May 14, 2021

After several years of planning and a complete remodel of the Museum of Making Music’s physical space, guests are invited to celebrate the museum’s grand reopening to the public on JUNE 15!

The Museum of Making Music is an inviting and engaging place for families and individuals alike. It’s a destination. A place of inquiry. A place of discovery. A place where the creative relationship between people, musical instruments, and music is explored. And a place where your imagination takes flight.

On June 15, 2021 normal hours of operations will resume. The Museum will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, but will be closed on Mondays and major national holidays. But reservations will be required and youncan make one starting June 1, 2021. For all the details please click the link.

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Lego Movie World Opens May 27, 2021

by The Editors on April 27, 2021

Legoland California is happy to announce the opening of the park’s newest attractions, The Lego Movie World on May 27, 2021.

The new land fully immerses guests into THE LEGO MOVIE universe and features six interactive attractions for all to enjoy. The flagship ride, Emmet’s Flying Adventure, allows guests to hop aboard Emmet’s triple decker flying couch for a thrill-seeking race against his friends. In addition to Emmet’s Flying Adventure, children and their families will be able to enjoy the rush of falling from Unikitty’s Disco Drop and experiencing the many personalities of the fearless feline. The adventure doesn’t stop there as guests can explore Benny’s Play Ship, ride Queen Watevra’s Carousel, create at Build Watevra You Wa’Na Build zone, meet Emmet and all his friends in Emmet’s Super Suite and enjoy tasty themed treats such as Cloud Cuckoo Crepes throughout the land.

For the official word from Legoland, please follow the jump.
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Carlsbad’s Favorite Bike Boutique Moves

by The Editors on April 10, 2021

Velo Hangar, Carlsbad’s favorite bespoke bicycle boutique (which was located in a shipping container behind the Village Rock Shop at the corner of State and Beech Streets), is leaving the Village of Carlsbad for a new “temporary” workshop in the Palomar Forum Business Park off Lionshead, according to owner Gordon Yeager. Here’s the story from the man himself:

On Monday April 5th, I’ll be opening my new Workshop space in the Palomar Forum Business Park. Like all my spots have been, it’s off the beaten path… The Entrance & Parking is around back. If you find the “Lucidity” Sprinter you’re in the right place. I also will have new hours. Shop will be open Monday thru Friday 11ish to 6ish. . . This is my stepping stone. It’s a great opportunity that my friends from Lucidity Biz Development offered to me until my dream spot is found. So come on by, drop off your bike, enjoy the view, share a Beveridge & spread the love.

Velo Hangar is located at 3132 Tiger Run Ct, Suite 102, in Carlsbad. 

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Marklyn Retzer Trio Live At Lola’s

by The Editors on March 29, 2021

Local musician Marklyn Retzer is bringing his trio to Lola’s 7UP Market and Deli on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at noon for a two-hour live set of acoustic guitar based groove rock. The show will be outside on the steps of the museum across from the store. There is plenty of room to sit outside and spread out, and even some picnic tables and chairs available. Bring a lawn chair and make it easier to get your own space. 

Why Lola’s? Here’s what Marklyn has to say:

Lola’s has legendary burritos and tacos. My kids started eating burritos there before they could even look over the counter. I’m stoked to be bringing music to support them and I’m looking forward to getting the songs out in the air.

Lola’s is located at 3292 Roosevelt St, in Carlsbad. For more info please click the link.

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Legoland To Officially Reopen April 15

by The Editors on March 19, 2021

The Technics Rollercoaster at Legoland was rolling the tracks today with no one on board as Legoland California workers begin putting things in order for an April 1, 2021 preview reopening.

Park Preview Days offers access to select rides including Driving School, LEGO® TECHNIC™ Coaster, Fairy Tale Brook and Coastersaurus. Kids and families can also enjoy socially distant character meet and greets, live entertainment, a wide variety of food options and Miniland U.S.A.

The Resort officially reopens April 15, offering access to SEA LIFE® aquarium and LEGO® CHIMA™ Water Park. Guests will once again be immersed into the creative world of LEGO® and some of the Park’s more than 60 rides, shows and attractions.

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

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Aptera Rises Like A Tricycle Phoenix

by The Editors on January 8, 2021

Remember way back in the day when you used to see those sleek little three-wheeled cars bombing around Carlsbad? They were going to change the entire auto industry? They were Carlsbad’s little electric darlings? Then they went away. The company began refunding down payments and auctioning off all their property. And then crickets. Hard to believe that was almost a decade ago.

Well, it seems Aptera is back. This new promo video features neighborshoods all around us. Is yours in this video? Is so, let us know. And welcome back Aptera. The new cars look even more darling than they did nine years ago.

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Carlsbad Boys & Girls Clubs Get New CEO

by The Editors on November 13, 2020

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad is delighted to announce the appointment of Evan Perkins as its new CEO effective immediately.

Evan was hired in 2012 as a Youth Development Professional. He has held various roles in his eight years of service including Program Director, Clubhouse Director, and most recently Director of Operations. He is taking over from Brad Holland, who led the nonprofit with distinction for ten years.

“Evan is a strong, team-focused leader and is passionate about providing safe and meaningful programs for the youth of our community,” Board President Sharone Story said “He has been instrumental in leading and managing the daily operations of our clubs while navigating multiple COVID-19 impacts. We are thrilled to promote Evan to the CEO role.”

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Carlsbad Music Festival To Return in 2021

by The Editors on June 27, 2020

In a June 27, 2020 letter to friends and supporters of the Carlsbad Music Festival Founder and Artistic Director Matt McBane lamented the cancelation of the 2020 festival and 17 consecutive years of music in Carlsbad and looked forward optimistically to 2021 when he says the festival will return.

After much creative brainstorming, discussion and reflection, we determined that with the pandemic and the restrictions in place, there was no way for our small organization to hold the Festival or alternative programming this summer. But don’t worry, we will be back in 2021! 

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The City of Carlsbad Gives $175,000

by The Editors on May 11, 2020

The Carlsbad City Council has approved increased funding to expand a local homeless shelter and provide increased rental assistance, food service other basic needs for the city’s most vulnerable community members.

At its May 5, 2020 meeting, the City Council approved $58,000 to Catholic Charities, which runs the La Posada de Guadalupe homeless shelter. The money will be used to expedite a planned expansion of the shelter. for all the details, please follow the jump.

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