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La Costa Town Square wins approval

CARLSBAD — Dozens of residents from La Costa gathered at City Hall on July 15 in an effort to stop the Planning Commission from approving a new development they said will bring even more noise and traffic congestion to their rapidly growing community. After addressing several questions received prior to the meeting, staff recommended the […]

Lagoon Days celebrate conservation efforts

CARLSBAD — To raise awareness of what many consider some of the most unique natural resources in the city, and to celebrate the elimination of what once threatened them, the foundations for each of the three lagoons in the city joined together to host Lagoon Days. Daylong activities on July 18 varied at each of […]

Sisters bring ‘heart’ to center of Carlsbad’s barrio

CARLSBAD — The double meaning of the “Heart of the Barrio” plaque mounted on the wall at Lola’s 7-Up Mexican Market and Deli was not lost on those who attended the official presentation last week. Although Roosevelt and Walnut streets have long been considered the center of the Barrio community, the oldest neighborhood in the […]

McClellan-Palomar celebrates 50 years

CARLSBAD — Area residents got a unique opportunity to walk onto the tarmac and into aircraft without taking a trip at McClellan-Palomar Airport recently when the airport celebrated 50 years. The county-run airport hosted an anniversary event June 27 in conjunction with the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. The Oceanside and Vista chambers were also present, […]

‘Six Months to Make It’ for young local musician

CARLSBAD — Although Luke Walton has always been busy, a flurry of activity has surrounded the local musician since he graduated early from La Costa Canyon High School in January. The mostly self-taught singer and songwriter, who also plays piano and guitar, has spent the last few months recording CDs of original music and performing […]

Quarantined students come home

CARLSBAD — The local students who were stuck in China after an end-of-year educational trip are now home. Twenty-nine students and teachers returned home June 20; however, the five students and one teacher who tested positive for the swine flu virus stayed behind while recovering in a hospital in China. Those students returned home a […]

Local nonprofit benefits from The Call to Serve

CARLSBAD — At first glance, it may seem unusual to see college-aged men sitting around a sewing circle of women cutting cloth and stuffing beds at an animal shelter on a summer day in Southern California. But that is exactly the perception the three young men visiting from Pittsburg are hoping to change. “People think […]

Quarantined students return home from China

CARLSBAD — The local students who were stuck in China after an end-of-year educational trip are now home. Twenty-nine students and teachers returned home June 20; however, the five students and one teacher who tested positive for the swine flu virus stayed behind while recovering in a hospital in China. Those students returned home a […]

City looks to build second desal plant

CARLSBAD — In an effort to keep City Council informed of the latest changes in preconstruction plans and new developments, officials from the recently approved desalination plant made a presentation June 9 to council. Construction is set to begin early next year on the desalination plant to be built along the eastern edge of the […]

Carlsbad clinic helps combat many types of stress

CARLSBAD — Kevin Sol didn’t realize just how much the stress was running down his immune system until his wife talked him into getting help. The avid surfer just thought his chronic sinus infections were inevitable, surfing the sometimes polluted waters off the coast of Southern California, and that chronic stress came with the territory […]