February 2015

Bike + Walk Carlsbad’s First Dog Walk

by The Editors on February 23, 2015

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The crew behind Walk + Bike Carlsbad would like to invite you on their very first Walk + Bike Carlsbad dog walk.

Bring your dog, borrow a dog, bring a friend’s dog or simply plan to come without a dog and enjoy the walk and someone else’s dog. Our furry friends help keep us active, so having a dog walk is a natural fit for our walking meetup.

The walk starts at Wesco Pet at 2855 Roosevelt St., in Carlsbad, California at 3:30 p.m. on February 27, 2015. If you would like to RSVP in advance you can do it right here.

[Link: Bike + Walk Carlsbad]

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The Marvel Experience Extended Remix

by The Editors on February 19, 2015

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Have you been driving home to Carlsbad on the 5 lately and noticed a village of white inflatable buildings at the Del Mar Fair Grounds? That’s what promoters are calling “the world’s first hyper-reality tour” a.k.a. The Marvel Experience. It was slated to end on Sunday, February 22, 2015, however, the attraction has extended its run until March 1, 2015.

“The enthusiasm we’ve seen from San Diego audiences has been nothing short of overwhelming,” said Hero Ventures’ COO Doug Schaer and CEO Rick Licht, in a joint statement. “We are so grateful for how this city, home of Comic-Con International, has embraced The Marvel Experience, and we are excited to be able to stick around a little bit longer.” . . . This first-of-its-kind premier touring experience features a thrilling motion ride, the world’s only 360-degree Stereoscopic 3D Dome, a wide range of technologically advanced interactive and immersive elements, state of the art projection techniques and dozens of Marvel’s most popular Super Heroes.

If you’re into the whole super hero thing in general or Marvel comics in particular you should probably check this out. Ticket sare $27.50 each and can be purchased by clicking right here. Follow the jump for all the official details. [click to continue…]

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Epic Teen Nights: Party In The Park

by The Editors on February 18, 2015

D3Aa3Eec-3Cfc-4Ab6-98E8-5A8Db1162544This Saturday, February 21, 2015 the City of Carlsbad will be hosting an Epic Teen Nights Party In The Park from 5 to 9 PM, at Calavera Hills Community Center.

City of Carlsbad presents a new teen event, Epic Teen Nights: Party at the Park on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 5 to 9 p.m., at Calavera Hills Community Center. Teens from 11 to 15 years old will enjoy age-appropriate activities, dancing, contests and more. . . Parents can drop off teens for a fun-filled night complete with a black-light dance room, GameTruck, Zorb ball races, an outdoor movie, an inflatable dodgeball arena and more. . . Teens can Instagram shots from the photo booth, compete in Kendama contests and test their fashion design skills with trash bags and duct tape in the “Garbage Runway” contest. Prizes are provided by event sponsor Big Bear Resorts. . . Only middle and high school students are allowed to attend, and participants must show a school ID. The event will chaperoned. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

Tickets for the event are $8 at the door, but they’re only $6 if you register online in advance. For more info click the link. The Calavera Hills Community Center is located at 2997 Glasgow Dr, in Carlsbad, California.

[Link: Epic Teen Nights]

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Carlsbad’s Date To Make A Difference

by The Editors on February 17, 2015


On Thursday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m., the City of Carlsbad will host Make a Date to Make a Difference, or mad2mad, at 83 Degrees restaurant, 660 Carlsbad Village Drive. Mad2mad is an event designed to encourage members of the millennial generation, generally those born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s, to give back to their community.

“Mad2mad is a great opportunity for millennials to meet new people, enjoy free appetizers and find out about great organizations where they can volunteer in the community,” said City of Carlsbad Volunteer Coordinator Sue Irey. “We are focusing on one-day volunteer opportunities as a way to invite this generation to continue their commitment to volunteer service.”

For the official word and all the details from the City, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Carlsbad Student Gets $10,000 Scholarship

by The Editors on February 17, 2015


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad have named their Youth of the Year for 2015 and it is Vanessa Garcia.

Well deserving of this prestigious award, Vanessa has a remarkable work ethic and sets a great example for her peers. At Carlsbad High she takes three AP classes, plays on the junior varsity basketball team, and dedicates her weekends to the Young Marines. She dreams of attending medical school and becoming a surgeon. . . “Vanessa is a true representation of our Club. She grew up here – she’s been a member for four years – and has blossomed into an amazing young woman,” said Teen Program Director Abby Snyder. “Her dedication and motivation to be the best she possibly can be is remarkable. Vanessa is on the way to a truly bright future.”

Samantha Bowen and Marcos Faust were named runners up. For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Lancer Dancers In The Top 5 At Nationals

by The Editors on February 13, 2015


The Carlsbad High School Lancer Dancers returned from the 2015 Universal Dance Association’s (UDA) National Championships with 4th place in Jazz and 5th place in hip-hop out of more than 100 team competing January 31 – February 1, 2015. This was the third consecutive year that the Lancer Dancers placed among the top five teams in the nation in both Hip Hop and Jazz.

“We are so proud of the results our girls achieved at Nationals,” said Lancer Dancers Booster Club President, Michelle Ginn. “The countless hours of practice and preparation leading up to Nationals paid off, as the team finished in the top five in both Hip Hop and Jazz categories. It’s quite an achievement to consistently finish at or near the top, as the levels of talent and competition get tougher each year. The team has a long tradition of success. The Lancer Dancers have earned 14 National Titles in jazz and hip-hop.

If you’d like to check out their performances on video click right here. [click to continue…]

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Slurry Seals Coming To Carlsbad Streets

by The Editors on February 11, 2015

And no, we’re not talking about marine mammals who’ve had a little too much to drink. We’re talking smoother, nicer roads in and around the City.

Every year the City of Carlsbad Public Works Department evaluates the streets to make sure they are well maintained. . . “Streets are selected based on their condition, and pavement management software helps us determine which streets are due for resurfacing,” said Jonathan Schauble, an associate engineer in the City of Carlsbad Public Works Department who oversees pavement management. “Regular maintenance is what keeps Carlsbad’s streets in good condition.”

For the official word from the City of Carlsbad and a map of exactly which roads will get their very own slurry seal, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Grubby’s 3rd Annual Los Lonelies Mixer

by The Editors on February 10, 2015

Collageloslonelies2015Looking for the perfect place to celebrate (or not celebrate) Valentine’s Day? Joins the crew at Grubby’s this Saturday night, February 14, 2015 from 6 – 10 PM as they present their 3rd Annual Los Lonelies’ Valentine’s Mixer.

Lose your love, Find your love, Replace your love, Or Bring your love, $2 Lambrusco splits, 1/2 Priced bottles of wine, $4 Drafts of Bell’s Two Hearted Ale $6.50-$8.50 Draft & 2 Tacos, Everyone is Welcome!!!

For more info, click the link.

[Link: Grubby’s]

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4th Annual Taste of Bressi Festival

by The Editors on February 10, 2015

Taste Of BressiMark your calendars. On Saturday March 7, 2015 the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad will host their 4th Annual Taste of Bressi Festival.

Prepare for an afternoon filled with craft beers, premium wines, food, live music, and more. Local vendors will be providing tastings of signature dishes and beverages, while guests soak up the sounds of great tunes. . . Featured wines will include ZioBaffa, Rombauer, Justin, Cakebread, Coomber, and Orin Swift. Our participating food vendors include Gregorio’s, Luna Grill, That Pizza Place, Rubio’s, Zen-sational Cheesecakes, and Kasi. . . The $45 Taste of Bressi Clubhouse Pass provides access to all restaurant nibbles and your choice of any 8 beer, wine or cocktail tastings. In between eating and drinking, explore the Clubhouse, play some games, and listen to some great local bands including Collin Elliott, Chris Moburg, Seedheads, Sol Remedy, and Tri Loc.

All proceeds will be benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad follow the jump or click here for the 4th Annual Taste of Bressi Festival website. [click to continue…]

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Alga Norte Now Running With Solar

by The Editors on February 6, 2015

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The solar panels placed at the Alga Norte Park will power most of the park’s electrical needs rolling forward while at the same time providing shade in the park’s hot parking lots.

The 720 solar panels, which cover two rows of Alga Norte’s parking lot and provide shade for park visitors, are expected to generate about 360,000 kilowatt-hours of energy a year, which is enough to power about 55 average San Diego homes. It also will cut carbon dioxide output by approximately 6,838 tons over a 25-year period, which is the equivalent of cutting the emissions of automobiles driving 15 million miles. . . “This system will give us the ability to watch in real time our energy consumption compared to our production,” said City of Carlsbad Civic Projects Manager Patrick McGarry. “That will give us an opportunity to see how much energy the panels are producing and when we’re spiking electric power, allowing us to make decisions to reduce consumption.”

According to the City the panels, which cost $720,000, will pay for themselves in 11 years and begin creating a $66,000 a year savings in year 12. For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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