August 2010

Yellow Sludge Lines

by The Editors on August 12, 2010

The sun was out. The water was cold. And the yellow sludge snaked off to the horizon. We were kind of glad there were no waves.

P.S. We know it’s algae, but still…

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Carlsbad Boys & Girls Clubs Charge It

by The Editors on August 12, 2010

Club member Kelly Alkire-Moriarty demonstrates her agility skills at Chargers Junior Training Camp.

Carlsbad Boys & Girls Clubs members got a chance to train with lightening last week at the San Diego Chargers Training Facilities, according to the clubs.

Located at the Chargers Training Facilities, the Junior Training Camp is a free, non-contact football program designed to teach children the basics of football, exercise and sportsmanship. The youngsters were put through drills by PAL volunteers. The highlight of the day was when 4th round draft pick Darrell Stuckey came out to briefly speak to the kids about the importance of goal setting and education. . . “Even though I don’t want to be a football player when I grow up, I had a really good time,” said 11 year old Kelly. “The training camp was so much fun!”

Sounds like a pretty great field trip to us. Kind of wondering why we never joined when we were kids. . .
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TGIF Aug. 14: Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing

by The Editors on August 9, 2010

Sue 01As musical partner of blues diva Candye Kane, Sue Palmer has seen the world from both sides of the keyboard. This Friday night (August 14, 2010), however, she will see our backsides shaking to the boogie woogie blues of her Motel Swing Orchestra and they cast a spell on Carlsbadistan’s Calavera Park.

San Diego’s Queen of Boogie Woogie, Sue Palmer, has amazed audiences all over the world with her unique style and phenomenal left hand. She delights in creating an atmosphere reminiscent of the small clubs and cafes of 1932 Paris, Harlem, West Texas and Hawaii.

Prepare to be amazed. Show starts at 6 PM. You know the drill.

[Link: TGIF Jazz in the Park]

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Give Blood At The Farmers Market

by The Editors on August 6, 2010

Blood Drive

The San Diego Blood Bank will be at the Carlsbadistan Farmers Market on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 from Noon until 5 PM to collect blood. You can make a difference in someone’s life. Schedule an appointment by clicking here.

[Link: San Diego Blood Bank]


Army & Navy Settles Hazing Lawsuit

by The Editors on August 4, 2010

Carlsbad’s Army & Navy Academy and a former student who accused the school of not protecting him against a group of students who allegedly “beat him and sodomized him with a broomstick” have settled, according to a story in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The plaintiff’s lawyer, Vince Finaldi of Orange County, confirmed Wednesday that the suit was resolved about two weeks ago but declined to discuss any details, citing a confidentiality agreement between the parties. . . The academy’s president, retired Army Gen. Stephen Bliss, also confirmed that the lawsuit had settled but declined to provide additional information.

Two other lawsuits against the school for similar issues are still pending.

[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune]


City of Carlsbad Names New Finance Director

by The Editors on August 3, 2010

Kc43007 Marine Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Charles H. McBride, a C.P.A. with more than 10 years of financial management experience, has been named Finance Director for the City of Carlsbad, according to the Ciy of Carlsbad.

“Charles has hands-on experience in all aspects of financial administration for a full service city,” said Cynthia Haas, Deputy City Manager for the City of Carlsbad. “He is a proven team leader who will carry on the city’s excellent track record of responsible budget management.”

McBride is filling the position left vacant in April 2010 by former finance director Lisa Irvine. Follow the jump for the rest of the details. [click to continue…]


Art In The Village This Sunday

by The Editors on August 3, 2010


On Sunday, August 8, 2010 the Carlsbad Village Association will host the 12th Annual Art in The Village from 9 AM until 5 PM. At worst it is a great time to walk the streets of Carlsbadistan without having to worry about traffic. . . and we enjoy that every time it happens. For previous coverage of Art In The Village click here.


TGIF August 6: Bill Magee Blues Band

by The Editors on August 2, 2010

For the Bill Magee Blues Band the tenth time may be the charm when it comes to TGIF Jazz in the Park. Magee will be serving up his own brand of southern fried blues as we all make the move to Calavera Hills Park at 2997 Glasgow Dr.

For those few of you who haven’t had a Bill Magee experience, don’t hesitate to get out there and see this band! This group delivers some of the finest blues you’ll ever hear and it was enough to get music fans of all ages dancing and air guitaring.

No doubt Magee is one of Carlsbadistan’s favorites. Show starts at 6 PM.

[Link: TGIF Jazz in the Park]