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Hot Rods & Cool Treats At Pine Park

by The Editors on April 12, 2024

Grab the whole family and come on out for some good old-fashioned fun at the Hot Rods & Cool Treats Carnival on Saturday, May
11, 2024 at Pine Avenue Park, 3333 Harding Street in Carlsbad, California.

We’ll have activities for the young and young at heart, including Can-Knock-Down, Ring Toss, Frog Hopper and more. Enjoy crafts, face painting and a Fun Zone. Build your own sundae at the ice cream bar and vote on your favorite car in the classic car show.
We’ve also got live music covering decades of sounds.

What else you going to do on an overcast Saturday morning in May?

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Wild Carts Lost On The Streets of Carlsbad

by The Editors on January 19, 2024

The City Council in Encinitas has taken action on loose shopping carts in their city and Carlsbad is seeing them stack up as well. Market reps in Encinitas have claimed they avidly round up their lost carts. Some residents, however, disagree.

This cart (branded as Pavilions) has been parked at the corner of Tamarack and Carlsbad Blvd. for most of the week, doing what in skateboarding would be called a boardslide.

On Friday morning, January 19, 2024 we called the Vons store on Tamarack and reported the lost cart. The friendly customer service representative took down the address and said, “We have a guy who picks them up for us. I’ll let him know when he comes in.”

In the interest of field testing Vons’ cart retrieval process, we’re letting the cart sit there, blocking the sidewalk, to see how long it takes before it is removed. Hopefully, it will be soon.

[Editors’ Note: The cart was gone in about an hour! Great work on Vons’ (or someone else’s) part. It appears making the call works. . . maybe. Good to know.]

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Santa Comes To Señor Grubby’s Carlsbad

by The Editors on December 7, 2023

Join the holiday party at Señor Grubby’s Carlsbad (377 Carlsbad Village Drive) on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 beginning at 6 PM.

Featuring photos with Santa, cookie decorating, face painting, music, food, drinks and MORE to raise funds and awareness for ‘Got your Back San Diego!’

As if we really need another reason to grab some fish tacos. Bring some canned soup to donate to a great cause.

[Link: Señor Grubby’s]

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Cards For A Cause Raises $45k For Clubs

by The Editors on December 4, 2023

The La Costa 35 Athletic Club, a local nonprofit organization, hosted its 12th Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament on November 4, 2023 benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad.

“There were 15 poker tables and close to 150 players,” said Tournament Director Rob Holzman. “In the end, it’s the kids who win. Over $45,000 in net proceeds was raised for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad!”
. . . Adding to the atmosphere was catering from Gregorio’s Restaurant, Mendocino Farms, Baja Jerky, and BJ’s Restaurant, generous donations by HRE Performance Wheels for a full set of custom wheels and Haro Bikes for two Beach Cruiser E-Bikes, all of which were auctioned off to the highest bidder, and large screen TVs broadcasting the blinds as well as football games, courtesy of Home AV-TV & Design.

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

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Rotary Oktober Fest at The Strawberry Fields

by The Editors on September 20, 2023

Join your friends and neighbors on October 7, 2023 in celebration of the changing season (and beer) at the 41st Annual Oktoberfest Fall Festival sponsored by the Carlsbad Rotary Clubs.

The event, held at The Strawberry Fields at 1050 Cannon Road in Carlsbad, features authentic German meals from Tip Top Meats, kids and adult activities, live German music, and of course a biergarten! For all the details please click the link.

[Link: Octoberfest]

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CUSD Makes Riding Bikes To School Difficult

by The Editors on June 10, 2023

The Carlsbad Unified School District is making it more difficult for students to get to school in 2023-24, as well as creating more costly bureaucratic headaches for itself thanks to a new bike and e-bike parking permit program. Next year, only bicycles or e-bikes that have been properly permitted and stickered will be allowed to park on CUSD school campuses.

Students riding a Bike or Ebike must complete an application and attend a Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) approved Bike & Ebike Safety Presentation. After completion of this application process, students will then receive a district-issued parking permit sticker (sticker) to be affixed to their Bike or Ebike. Stickers will be issued through each school office. Students who do not have a sticker visibly affixed to their Bike or Ebike will not be permitted to bring their Bike or Ebike onto any CUSD campus.

Bicycle safety education should be a part of Carlsbad school curriculum at every level, however, requiring permits and stickers for bicycles does nothing but make it more difficult for kids to ride a bike to school. 

Yes, kids need to follow the rules and be safe on their way to school, but discouraging bicycling to school by adding unnecessary permitting is a huge step backwards for a community of students that is leading the nation in the adoption of alternative forms of transportation. For all the official details, please follow the jump.

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Carlsbad Driver Charged In Cyclist’s Death

by The Editors on June 7, 2023

Lindsay Turmelle, the Carlsbad woman who hit and killed a 35-year-old a cyclist who was riding with her 16-month-old child at the corner of Basswood and Valley on August 7, 2022 has been officially charged with vehicular homicide, according to story on KUSI News.

On Thursday, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office charged the driver of the Toyota, 42-year-old Lindsay Turmelle, with suspicion of vehicular manslaughter after an investigation by the CPD Traffic Division and the California Highway Patrol’s Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team.

Turmelle has reportedly pleaded not guilty.

[Link: KUSI.com]

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Carlsbad Aquafarm Is Shucking Great Fun

by The Editors on May 31, 2023

Have you been on a tour of the Carlsbad Aquafarm in the Carlsbad Lagoon? If not, you should. They even have parking right off the side of Carlsbad Blvd. Here’s a little more about the shucking place from San Diego Magazine.

The aquafarm’s five acres yield about 2 million pounds of oysters and mussels per year. “If this were a grassland and we were raising cattle, we’d only have enough food to raise half a cow here,” says Matt Steinke, the farm’s general manager. (That’s about 180 pounds of beef.) Gruesome image of a bisected cow grazing its way to marketable chubbiness aside, the comparison contextualizes just how many resources go toward putting animal products on our tables.

While you’re there you’ll learn about how great the oysters are for the health of the lagoon, the ocean, and most importantly how tasty they are once you’ve learned how to shuck them properly. For the rest of the story, please click the link.

[Link: San Diego Magazine]

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Nelson Named CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs

by The Editors on April 20, 2023

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad is pleased to announce that an exceptional candidate has accepted the position of CEO at Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad – Mr. Chad Nelson.

“I am delighted to say that we have identified the person we believe is best prepared to lead us into the future. Chad Nelson’s experience, ability to inspire those around him, and history with the Club make him an exemplary leader,” stated Travis VanTreese, the Club’s Board President. “Having someone that is so engrained in the Carlsbad community is exciting for us, and the long term relationships that he has with people and businesses in Carlsbad will be integral to the Club’s growth.”

A Club kid himself, Chad grew up in Carlsbad. After graduating from SDSU with a BS in Business Management and a lot of hours on the basketball court, he returned to Carlsbad to begin his 20+ year career in the health care industry. He experienced success by building strong teams that work together to achieve each company’s goals. As fate would have it, Chad was looking for a new opportunity to motivate people and make a positive difference when the CEO opening occurred at the Boys & Girls Club.

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Museum of Making Music Celebrates MIDI@40

by The Editors on March 31, 2023

One of Carlsbad, California’s best kept secrets is sandwiched away between the Flower Fields and Legoland. It’s the Museum of Making Music in the headquarters of the National Association of Music Merchants at 5790 Armada Drive Carlsbad, CA. Don’t let its drab business park location fool you. If you care about music, you’ll love it.

This month, there’s even more to see. Adding to an already cool, interactive space illustrating the history of making music, the museum is launching a new exhibit celebrating the 40th Anniversary of MIDI. What is MIDI? It is an acronym for Musical Instrument Digital Interface–an electronic music communication standard created by Dave Smith and Chet Wood that is arguably the single most important invention in the history of sound.

In the 40 years since its introduction, MIDI continues to create new ways to perform, record, and teach music. It also has helped promote accessibility, inclusivity, collaboration, and more. . . The exhibition explores the history and inspirations behind MIDI. It also includes a variety of interconnected interactive instruments! Plan a visit to the Museum of Making Music to discover this brand new exciting exhibition!

The new MIDI@40 exhibit opens Friday, April 7, 2023. If you haven’t ever been to the Museum of Making Music then now is the time. If you haven’t visited in a while, then this exhibit is the perfect reason to see it again. Museum members will get a preview of the show Thursday night, April 6, 2023. For all the detail, please click the link.

[Link: Museum of Making Music]

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