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Whether they canvass the concrete or the pulsating waves of the Pacific, many action sports stars are among the more than 100,000 residents who call Carlsbad home.Carlsbad’s beaches and commitment to preserving open space are part of what make it a great place to live.The burgeoning art scene, top notch chamber of commerce and plentiful and diverse shopping don’t hurt either.Population: Approximately 106,80Housing units: Approximately 44,670Median income: $96,084Education: 51 percent of adults have a bachelor’s degree or higher

Reporter: Rachel Stine


Rachel Stine covers community news in North County as a reporter for The Coast News Group. She specializes in investigative reporting and data analysis. Before coming to The Coast News, Rachel investigated safety in mental health facilities for the New England Center for Investigative Reporting in Boston and covered sustainable business issues for Ethical Corporation magazine in London. She has a B.S. in journalism from Boston University. Email: rstine@coastnewsgroup.com

 

Contact Info:

City Hall
1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-434-2820

Carlsbad Police Department
2560 Orion Way, Carlsbad, CA 92010
24-hours, non-emergencies call 760-931-2197;
Business line: 760-931-2100
E-mail: police@carlsbadca.gov

Graffiti Hotline
760-434-6700

Carlsbad Fire Department
2560 Orion Way, Carlsbad, CA 92010
760-931-2141

Carlsbad may ban mini-satellite wagering

CARLSBAD — Carlsbad is considering banning betting on horse racing out of concerns over gambling’s potential conflicts with the city’s small town, family-oriented vision. “Generally, the city prohibits most types of gambling due to the secondary, adverse affects,” explained city planner Kevin Pointer. Last spring, the city established emergency ordinances that prohibited patrons of bars […]

Caruso collects input from community on planned Carlsbad shopping center

CARLSBAD — About a year and a half after buying 48 acres of the Carlsbad strawberry fields along Interstate 5 and Cannon Road, Caruso Affiliated is collecting input from local residents, businesses, and nonprofits about its proposed shopping center. The Los Angeles developer bought the land from SDG&E with the intention of eventually building a […]

Crammed Classrooms: Part 2

Crammed Classrooms: Part 2

Class sizes’ impact on teachers and how reduced class sizes may be in CUSD’s future This is the second of a two-part series. CARLSBAD — “Everyone will do their best no matter how many students they have, but (teachers) know we can do better when we have fewer than we have now,” explained Carlsbad High […]

Carlsbad rejects digital signage

Carlsbad rejects digital signage

CARLSBAD — One local called the proposal, “really ugly.” Another deemed the design, “visual pollution.” Local residents made their feelings about a new digital sign for Car County Carlsbad clear at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. Meeting attendees clapped after resident Stan Proust called the digital sign, “nothing better than a billboard on steroids.” City […]

Crammed Classrooms: Part 1

Crammed Classrooms: Part 1

Why CUSD’s classes are so large, and the impact it has on students This is the first of a two-part series. CARLSBAD — “I feel like only some (teachers) know my name because I’m quiet, and in a large class, the teacher doesn’t have time for the quiet kid,” said Oscar Mundo, a Carlsbad High […]

City incorporates Barrio into new Village Master Plan

City incorporates Barrio into new Village Master Plan

CARLSBAD — One of the oldest portions of Carlsbad, the Barrio neighborhood can trace its founding back to 1918. Around that time, immigrants fleeing the Mexican Revolution settled in tents on what is now the intersection of Roosevelt Street and Walnut Street. They worked in the nearby agriculture fields, and soon established local businesses and […]

CUSD sets goals for facility improvements, new theater

CUSD sets goals for facility improvements, new theater

CARLSBAD — The CUSD Board of Trustees set priorities for upgrading facilities, safety, and campus access for disabled students as well as reviewed proposed designs for Sage Creek High School’s new performing arts center at its Wednesday night meeting. The Board reviewed the district’s new facilities master plan, which sets construction priorities at the various […]

Carlsbad water supply in good shape despite drought

CARLSBAD — With little rain this winter and nearby lakes dropping below capacity, the signs of California’s drought are easy enough to observe locally. After two consecutive dry years and a third underway, concerns about mandatory water supplies and cutbacks have swelled. But for the Carlsbad Municipal Water District, the outlook for 2014 isn’t that […]

CUSD seeks parent input for spending

CUSD seeks parent input for spending

CARLSBAD — Beginning next fall, all California school districts will be implementing a new funding formula and accountability system. To fulfill requirements under the new system, the Carlsbad Unified School District is collecting community input about how district funds should be spent to best prepare students for college and careers. Bruised from years of deficit […]

Capturing the moments

Capturing the moments

Carlsbad-based Upper Deck has been able to succeed in a world laden with smartphones and other digital distractions CARLSBAD — A walk through the Upper Deck headquarters shows the amount of new projects either being readied for production or researched for development. Images of cartoon and comic characters line walls; Marvel games and Hello Kitty […]

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