May 2011

Blue Fire Grill Gets A New Chef

by The Editors on May 5, 2011


One of our favorite ways to go on vacation (without leaving Carlsbadistan) is an evening out at the La Costa Resort and Spa’s Bluefire Grill. And, now there’s one more reason to visit. They have a new Chef de Cuisine.

BlueFire Grill is pleased to announce a new addition to the star culinary team, Chef Gregory Frey Jr. Working alongside Executive Chef Hans Wiegand, Chef Frey is currently focusing on farm-to-table freshness with local purveyors and fresh seafood, including an array of daily specials for your enjoyment. Chef Frey is also working on a fresh seasonal summer menu that will debut soon.

We don’t know a thing about Chef Frey but we are looking forward to that new menu.

[Link: Blue Fire Grill]


City Offices Back Open After Bomb Scare

by The Editors on May 4, 2011

4Dc19Fcc6C1F8.ImageThe City of Carlsbad Offices and the Cole Library were closed this morning from 8 to 11 AM after maintenance workers discovered a “suspicious device.” Police were called, the bomb squad, and fire department arrived and news helicopters hovered overhead. According to a story in the North County Times,

The gray-colored object was about 10 inches long and 2 inches wide, and was connected with wires to a 9-volt battery, Lt. Kelly Cain said.. . . “It looked suspicious enough to call the San Diego bomb squad,” he added

After using a robot to destroy the device the library was reopened about approximately 11 AM. Who put it there and why is still being investigated. For the rest of the story click the link.

[Link: North County Times]


Carlsbad Police Nab Empty Panga At Ponto

by The Editors on May 4, 2011

Boat 5FhiresOn Friday morning, April 26, 2011 Carlsbad Police found an empty “abandonded panga-style boat” near Ponto Landing. You know, the almost weekly drop off point for Mexicans entering the country illegally.

Investigators say the Ensenada-based vessel which came ashore in Carlsbad was originally supposed to make landfall farther north. However, the smugglers had to abort the plan after the boat developed engine trouble.

Carlsbad officers reportedly alerted agents from the Los Angeles Border Enforcement Security Task Force (LA BEST) and U.S. Border Patrol and those agents used the information to clamp down on the illegal alien smuggling ring that has been running illegals into the country for month. In all four arrests were made. For the rest of the story, follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Peter Sprague Mania At MoMM

by The Editors on May 4, 2011


On Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 7 PM, the Museum of Making Music is presenting Peter Sprague and his band in an evening soaked in Beatles music.

Peter Sprague and his band will infuse their love of Brazilian and jazz music into the classic tunes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney for a new experience in Beatlemania! . . Program highlights include a rearrangement of “With a Little Help From My Friends” into a Brazilian reggae romp, and an Afro Cuban version of “Got to Get You Into My Life.” Beatles’ ballads are also well represented during the show including “And I Love Her” and “In My Life.”

Follow the jump for more information or click here to buy tickets [click to continue…]


Ever Wanted To Act In The WIz?

by The Editors on May 3, 2011

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The Carlsbad Community Theatre is looking for a few good people (ages 8 to adult) to act, dance, and sing in their Summer 2011 production of the Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown’s The Wiz.

Auditions will be held Wednesday May 18th From 5pm – 9pm at Valley Middle School 1645 Magnolia Ave. Room 101 in Carlsbad
Walkups welcome, appointments preferred. Bring Sheet music in correct key for a one minute or less song (no tape recorders or a capella) Bring 3 non-returnable head shots and resumes. . . Be prepared to stay for dance at the audition. Callbacks – Friday May 20th starting at 5pm.

To get an audition slot please E mail Follow the jump for all the additional details. [click to continue…]


A Fair Day In The Streets Of Carlsbadistan

by The Editors on May 1, 2011

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Click here for photos from the Faire.

It was a perfect day to stroll the streets of the Village of Carlsbadistan and the largest one-day street faire packed the downtown like never before. It was blue skies and heat all day as throngs of people milled back and forth cruising, shopping, and looking good for their friends and neighbors at the World Famous Carlsbad Village Street Faire.

Click here for photos from the Faire.


Carlsbad, Oceanside Surfers Remember Doug Tico

by The Editors on May 1, 2011

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Well over 100 surfers paddled out this morning (Sunday, May 1, 2011) in remembrance of legendary lifeguard and surfer Doug Tico. Tico died at the age of 82 on Sunday, December 12, 2010, from complications of a stroke he had in August 2010. According to his obituary:

He was born at home on Topeka Street, Oceanside, in 1928. He was one of Oceanside’s first lifeguards and graduated from Oceanside/Carlsbad High when the two were combined. He was employed by the U.S. Post Office as a mail carrier, Helm’s Bakery as a delivery man, and worked at the La Costa Spa for 20 years as a fitness instructor. Doug lived 82 wonderful years and surfed for over 70 of those. He holds the 2002 Waterman Award from the Longboard Surfing Club and is included in the Oceanside Surfing Museum. He held a great love and respect for the ocean, enjoyed paddling out with his surfing buddies and watching the sun set every evening with his wife and friends at the end of Tamarack in Carlsbad.

Doug’s daughter Teresa Tico, and brother Dennis spoke to the surfers in the water, while Oceanside lifeguards gave a tribute with lifeguards standing on the railing for a moment and thenall jumping in together. Flowers were thrown. Waves were caught. It was a worthy sendoff for a Carlsbad waterman.

We will always remember the smile he met us with each time we passed he and his wife Beverly as they walked the seawall. [click to continue…]

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