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Teens put on concert to benefit homeless youth

CARLSBAD — Local teens rocked out for charity at the Youth Jamz Benefit Concert — a fundraiser for homeless youth in San Diego — at Carlsbad’s La Costa Canyon High School on Feb. 25. More than 100 teens attended the concert, which featured performances by “American Idol” finalist Tim Urban, The Dares and La Costa […]

Family Bedtime Stories featured at local library

CARLSBAD — Bedtime stories — a beloved family tradition — have been added to the Dove Library’s roster for a new monthly series that promotes family reading time in Carlsbad. Parents and children are encouraged to come in pajamas with teddy bears in hand for Family Bedtime Stories, which is held in the Children’s Storywell […]

Flower Fields open for this year’s season

CARLSBAD — North County’s most colorful claim to fame — Carlsbad’s Flower Fields — opened March 1 for its 2011 season, which features a full lineup of family-friendly activities and special events through May. In the coming weeks, the Flower Fields is anticipating more than 100,000 visitors to the nearly 50-acre property located between Palomar […]

Residents oppose increasing speed limit

CARLSBAD — A proposed speed limit increase on Carlsbad’s Aviara Parkway has some residents worried that their walkable community will become unsafe for pedestrians should the ordinance be approved. Aviara resident Diane Lincoln has been leading an effort to challenge the proposed change — an increase of 5 miles, from the current 40 mph to […]

Carlsbad traffic light system to be modernized

CARLSBAD — Lack of coordination between Carlsbad’s traffic lights will soon be a thing of the past, as city staff unveiled a proposal to modernize the system at a council meeting Feb. 22. The $3 million to $4 million project will update Carlsbad’s current 170 traffic signals, as well as link the signals to the […]

Poets battle on stage in biannual slam

ENCINITAS — Armed with original compositions, local poets took the stage for the Full Moon Poets’ 2011 Winter Poetry Slam — a biannual competition featuring a variety of poetry — at Encinitas’ La Paloma Theater on Feb. 18. Seventeen poets performed at the event, which attracted a full crowd for an evening of emotional and […]

Event offers new artists radio station exposure

CARLSBAD — Radio industry insiders packed the 14th annual Sunset Sessions conference in Carlsbad on Feb. 17, kicking off a three-day conference that featured discussion panels, live performances and listening parties. Professionals flew in from around the country for the annual music-filled event, which was held at Carlsbad’s La Costa Resort and Spa, 2100 Costa […]

Library hosts juried art show for local artists

CARLSBAD — Local artwork of all mediums is currently on display at the 2011 Juried Biennial — the city of Carlsbad’s popular art show that highlights both emerging and established San Diego County artists. This year’s juried exhibit recently opened and features 61 pieces of artwork — from photographs to paintings, sculptures to ceramics — […]

International guitarists entertain crowd at library

CARLSBAD — The Museum of Making Music’s International Guitar Night concert on Feb. 2 attracted a sold-out crowd for an evening of performances at Carlsbad’s Dove Library. This year’s International Guitar Night, a traveling showcase of talented guitarists, brought tour founder Brian Gore, Italian Pino Forastiere, British Clive Carroll and Brazilian Alexandre Gismonti to the […]

Council approves larger-than-life public art

CARLSBAD — Council members unanimously approved Carlsbad’s 30th public art installment — a larger-than-life tribute to public safety personnel at the Joint First Responders Training Facility site — at their Feb. 8 meeting. Artist Michael Stutz designed the piece, which will include a 7- to 8-foot-tall bust of a firefighter and a police officer. The […]