Carlsbad

City Info


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 110,972

Housing units: Approximately 44,670

Median income: $96,084

Education: 51 percent of adults have a bachelor’s degree or higher

Reporter: Ellen Wright


Email: ewright@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 to get a taste of Los Angeles-style mural art

Carlsbad to get a taste of Los Angeles-style mural art

CARLSBAD — The wall has already been primed. The blank urban canvass that is the east facing wall of Señor Grubby’s now only waits for the rain to pass and the Los Angeles-based street artist known as bumblebeelovesyou to arrive and fill it. Both will happen by this weekend. The North County, especially around the […]

Canon Art Gallery features National Geographic exhibit

Canon Art Gallery features National Geographic exhibit

CARLSBAD — Curator Karen McGuire hopes the new exhibit at the Canon Art Gallery in the Dove Library will inspire visitors to find beauty in the mundane. The opening reception for “Simply Beautiful: Photographs From National Geographic” was held Feb. 21 and more than 200 visitors came, McGuire said. The exhibit has 55 photographs all […]

City to enter into beach maintenance negotiations with state

City to enter into beach maintenance negotiations with state

CARLSBAD — Beach ownership is a bit of a “hodge podge” said Councilman Michael Schumacher at a City Council meeting Tuesday and the city hopes to work with the state to improve beach amenities. “Not too many people realize the city doesn’t own the beach,” he said. The California Department of Parks and Recreation owns […]

Learning Genie app connects preschool teachers with parents

Learning Genie app connects preschool teachers with parents

CARLSBAD — Carlsbad residents Gene Shi and his wife Lala Zhang were new parents with a natural curiosity about what their daughter, Audrey, was up to at preschool. Some of the parents of children in Audrey’s class asked their preschool teacher to send photos during the school day but many preschools have restrictions about teacher’s […]

‘Shoulder season’ and conferences targeted as tourism opportunities

CARLSBAD — Tourists flock to Carlsbad in the summer producing an average hotel occupancy rate of 80 percent from June to August, according to the Strategic Advisory Group, a city-hired hospitality consultant group. Daniel Fenton and Bethanie Parker from the Strategic Advisory Group, shared the results of their nine month survey at a City Council […]

Denial of indoor shooting range in Carlsbad upheld

Denial of indoor shooting range in Carlsbad upheld

CARLSBAD — A sea of people in support of a recreational shooting range packed city chambers Wednesday night to express their support for a gun range in Carlsbad. Last December, Lisa Gunther, owner of Gunther Guns, was denied a minor conditional use permit to open a shooting range at her store on Loker Avenue West. […]

Carlsbad Boulevard Realignment Program forges ahead

Carlsbad Boulevard Realignment Program forges ahead

CARLSBAD — With over 6.6 miles of ocean views, Carlsbad Boulevard is popular with commuters, pedestrians, cyclists and tourists. Assistant City Manager Gary Barberio said the expansive views along the road are “certainly one of the reasons people live here and why people visit here.” The city is in the midst of the Carlsbad Boulevard […]

More condos approved in Village

More condos approved in Village

CARLSBAD — The City Council approved the demolition of a single-family home on 735 Laguna Dr. to build five three-story condominiums at a meeting Tuesday night. Zephyr Partners plans to build the condos located on what Mayor Matt Hall called, a premium lot. Hall was the only one to deny approval of the plan because […]

Signaling a path to safety

Signaling a path to safety

Traffic commission recommends more flashing pedestrian signs CARLSBAD — The Traffic Commission approved a recommendation to install six rectangular rapid flashing beacons in the Village, just like the one on Oak Avenue and Carlsbad Boulevard, at a meeting on Feb. 2. The push-activated beacons light up and alert drivers that pedestrians are waiting to cross. […]

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