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 asks for comments on Environmental Report

CARLSBAD— The city is about seven years into updating the General Plan and is asking for the public’s input once again. The General Plan is a guide for the city and dictates development rules. It lays out a blueprint for the city’s open space, residential and commercial uses. Everything from transportation, to parks and recreation […]

Nonprofit links businesses with disabled employees

Nonprofit links businesses with disabled employees

CARLSBAD — At 9:30 a.m. every morning for nearly a decade, Perry Carr led stretches in his office at the 24 Hour Fitness on Palomar Airport Road. He also made sure to greet each one of the 30 employees every morning. After 24 years at 24 Hour Fitness, Carr has retired. His tenure there represents […]

Six condominiums approved on Madison Street

Six condominiums approved on Madison Street

CARLSBAD — Council approved the building of six condominiums on a vacant lot on Madison Street at a meeting Tuesday. The Beachwalk at Madison project will have two separate contemporary buildings, each housing three separate units with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. “The buildings are separated into two buildings for more of a residential feel,” […]

City Council approves pay raise

City Council approves pay raise

CARLSBAD — At a meeting Tuesday City Council did the most “awkward thing the council ever does,” said Mayor Matt Hall, and that’s talk about a pay raise. In a four to one vote, the council approved an annual raise of about $2,000. Last May, the council denied a pay raise and in 2009, the […]

Non-profit links businesses with disabled employees

Non-profit links businesses with disabled employees

CARLSBAD— At 9:30 a.m. every morning for nearly a decade, Perry Carr led stretches in his office at 24 Hour Fitness on Palomar Airport Road. He also made sure to greet each one of the 30 employees every morning. After 24 years at 24 Hour Fitness, Carr retired. His tenure there represents a successful pairing […]

Four story buildings a possibility in Carlsbad

Four story buildings a possibility in Carlsbad

CARLSBAD — The Grand Pacific Resorts will likely add new buildings next to the Sheraton on Grand Pacific Drive. As part of the expansion, Grand Pacific staff asked the Planning Commission to change the zoning in the Carlsbad Ranch Planning Area 5, which is the small area along Grand Pacific Drive north of Legoland and […]

La Posada helps fulfill housing needs

La Posada helps fulfill housing needs

REGION — North County migrant farm workers face numerous health challenges, one of the foremost being a lack of access to the basic necessities of food, water and shelter. The migrant nature of their work, which calls for them to follow the crop season from farm to farm, and lack of transportation, does not allow […]

Short-term vacation rentals soon to be allowed in Carlsbad

Short-term vacation rentals soon to be allowed in Carlsbad

CARLSBAD — The City Council received an update on the conflicting policies and practices regarding short-term vacation rentals in the city at a meeting Tuesday. Staff also presented the city with a draft for zoning changes to allow for short-term vacation rentals. Assistant City Manager Gary Barberio called the current rules unclear, hard to follow […]

Pacific Ridge claims first CIF Hoops crown in school history

Pacific Ridge claims first CIF Hoops crown in school history

SAN DIEGO — Scott Nalbandian, Elliot Abbey, Sebastian Green and Ethan Kuo were part of the second wave of freshmen basketball players at Pacific Ridge High School in Carlsbad, which opened in 2007 and completed the first phase of its renovated campus in 2010 — which was also its first season competing in varsity basketball. The quartet started […]

Mural seeks to capture childhood, nostalgia

Mural seeks to capture childhood, nostalgia

CARLSBAD — “I like the colors. It’s so wonderful,” said Lidia Rico, passing by the mural on Sunday morning. “It looks like she’s thinking about something,” she added. The mural, on the east wall of Señor Grubby’s, is called “Butterflies.” It features a young girl in a yellow and black striped T-shirt laying in grass, […]

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