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Carlsbad looks at parks and recreation programs

CARLSBAD — In light of the economic downturn, City Council looked at options for getting more return on investments into city parks and recreation programs. An outside consultant gave a presentation to council June 9 regarding the Parks and Recreation programs. The consultant, Karon Badalamenti, from Colorado-based GreenPlay Consultants, presented council with a plan for […]

Planning Commission looks to clarify city height limits

CARLSBAD — Although no changes are being made to height limits, changes to the way developers, architects and private contractors are to measure are being proposed. On June 3 the Planning Commission also approved recommending City Council amend the language of the city zoning codes. “It is for clarification in the wording of building height […]

No big changes for Carlsbad despite low funds

CARLSBAD — The public had a chance to see what the future holds when the city held a budget workshop June 4. City Council also had a chance to review the $195 million operating budget June 2 and hear forecasts for the upcoming fiscal year when department heads in the city outlined strategies for maintaining […]

Jury out on management of Aviara resort

CARLSBAD — Both sides of the argument in a messy dispute over the management of a luxury resort, known since 1995 as the Four Seasons Resort, Aviara, will be heard in arbitration. The owners of the resort attempted to end a contract with Four Seasons in March and replace the management company with a new […]

New high school could be delayed another year

CARLSBAD — Those eager for the new high school to be built in the northeast quadrant of the city may have to wait another year, school officials said. The Army Corps of Engineers told officials with the Carlsbad Unified School District that current plans for the school affect the protected wetlands near the property and […]

New center proposed for La Costa

CARLSBAD — A new shopping center, proposed for the northeast corner of La Costa Avenue and Rancho Santa Fe Road, is under review. Plans for La Costa Town Center were first submitted to the city in 2003, and call for 284,000 square feet of retail space, with an anchor store. In addition, two office buildings, […]

Desal plant comes one step closer

CARLSBAD — The desalination plant proposed to be built on the shores of Agua Hedionda Lagoon is one step closer to reality after receiving approval of wetlands mitigation plans by the Regional Water Quality Control Board. “It now clears the way to start construction,” Scott Maloni with Poseidon Resources, Inc. said. “In the next couple […]

Groups urge city to purchase open space land

CARLSBAD — City Council got an update from staff May 12 on the progress of the city’s acquisition of open space. The definition of open space has caused some confusion in the past, city planners said, but usually falls under one of several categories. When reviewing open space for acquisition, the city looks at benefits […]

Historical Society hosts open house and book signing

CARLSBAD — If you are new to Carlsbad, you may have wondered about the history of your new city. What is the story behind the historic building with the unique architecture in the village, now called the Ocean House? Where was the artesian water and the well that the town was founded on, and do […]

Birds flock together at local lagoons

CARLSBAD — Hundreds of Carlsbad residents visited one of three lagoons in the city May 9 to learn more about migratory birds who frequent the area. To draw attention to International Migratory Bird Day, created by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center in 1993, all three lagoons in the city hosted nature walks, educational programs and […]