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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 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


Contact Info

City Hall
1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Carlsbad Police Department
2560 Orion Way, Carlsbad, CA 92010
24-hours, non-emergencies call 760-931-2197;
Business line: 760-931-2100

Graffiti Hotline

Carlsbad Fire Department
2560 Orion Way, Carlsbad, CA 92010

Condo-owners ask for short-term rental revision

Condo-owners ask for short-term rental revision

CARLSBAD— After hearing complaints from a group of about a dozen condominium owners, City Council has decided to revisit the short-term vacation rental regulations early. In April, the council voted to ban rentals in more than half the city after hearing a robust public outcry against them. The council only denied them in the eastern […]

Carlsbad residents raise voices over loud Jazz Festival

CARLSBAD — The San Diego Jazz Festival was held for the third year in a row at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa. The three-day festival brought in thousands of fans to see famous jazz musicians including R. Kelly, Toni Braxton, Erykah Badu and Anthony Hamilton over the Memorial Day weekend. During the concert series, […]

Crafting North County — Finding a solution to homelessness: Part II

Shortly after I began an investigation last month into North County’s homeless epidemic, I came across a key program working to change the way we address the problem in our part of the county. At issue is the 25 Cities North County Initiative, a relatively new program. Launched in January 2015, the Initiative is managed […]

Jay Paris: Champions League is a hit for the right reasons

He stood at Petco Park’s home plate, with cheers coming from appreciative players hugging the foul lines. “That was really cool,’’ Alex Rejto said. So is Alex Rejto. Rejto, 17, was honored by the Padres as they saluted Hispanic community leaders. He was surrounded by love on this night, the type that is returned when […]

Desalination Plant is almost finished

Desalination Plant is almost finished

CARLSBAD — Construction on the $1 billion Carlsbad Desalination Plant has been ongoing for more than two years. It’s 93 percent finished, according to Peter MacLaggan, the developer Poseidon Resources’ Senior Vice President of Project Development. The administration building is nearly complete. There is a makeshift control room, which houses the software and the crew […]

Carlsbad expands recycled water network

CARLSBAD — With the drought showing little signs of easing up, Carlsbad leaders are taking steps to further increase water efficiency. Earlier this month, Carlsbad City Councilmembers approved the expansion of the water recycling plant by 75 percent. A contract of $7.3 million was awarded to Carlsbad-based CDM Constructors to design and construct the expansion […]

Former KemperSports golf course employee arrested

CARLSBAD — On Tuesday, Carlsbad Police arrested Dawn Snow, 52, of Murrieta, a former employee of KemperSports, on charges involving the misuse of public funds at The Crossings at Carlsbad, the city-owned golf course. The charges include multiple counts of burglary, grand theft and embezzlement totaling in excess of $595,000 during Snow’s seven-year tenure as […]

Taste of Wine: The new way to enjoy jazz, brunch and your favorite beverage

Taste of Wine: The new way to enjoy jazz, brunch and your favorite beverage

Tuscany is an Italian Restaurant in a sweet spot in Carlsbad’s La Costa neighborhood, at a busy shopping center at El Camino Real and Alga Road. Since its beginnings in the early ‘90s, it’s always had fine food, and a busy bar with an occasional piano player. A change of ownership was made recently when […]

Carlsbad High wins $75,000 Vans contest

Carlsbad High wins $75,000 Vans contest

CARLSBAD — Four pairs of shoes and a skateboard deck netted Carlsbad High School $75,000 for the school’s art program. Vans holds a nationwide competition every year asking public high schools to customize four pairs of Vans sneakers. Each pair must reflect a theme, including arts, action sports, music and local flavor. Carlsbad High School […]

Highway projects slowly moving forward

Highway projects slowly moving forward

REGION — In an effort to improve transportation throughout the region, the San Diego Association of Governments, or SANDAG, has partnered with Caltrans and many other regional groups to overhaul the freeways, railroads, bike lanes and pedestrian access points at a cost of $6 billion. The North Coast Corridor Program, as the plan is called, […]

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