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 seeks to further reduce energy use

CARLSBAD—The city spends about $4.5 million a year to power its multiple facilities, which City Council members hope to change. “The city has been very aggressive looking at ways to reduce our overall energy footprint,” said City Manager Steve Sarkozy. On Tuesday, council approved a solar panel project at the Safety Training Facility and funding […]

Trip Advisor ranks Carlsbad beach among best in U.S.

Trip Advisor ranks Carlsbad beach among best in U.S.

CARLSBAD—Carlsbad has received national attention lately thanks to its ideal beaches and active lifestyle. Among 40,000 Trip Advisor reviews, Carlsbad State Beach was ranked in the top 25 beaches in America to visit, thanks to its clean beaches and lack of crowds. “Obviously we’re very proud of that but there are so many enhancements that […]

Carlsbad’s low-income grants in high demand

CARLSBAD — On Tuesday night the City Council heard an update on the housing and community development needs of lower income households. For the past seven years, the Housing and Neighborhood Services department received a high performance ranking with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD. While the department has received high […]

$11 million in upgrades planned for Cole and Dove libraries

$11 million in upgrades planned for Cole and Dove libraries

CARLSBAD — The plans to update the Dove and Georgina Cole Library are firming up. The City Council approved plans presented by Group 4 Architecture Tuesday night. The city is spending $11.6 million to upgrade the two libraries. Staff expects construction on the Cole Library to begin in September and last until next January. Once […]

SANDAG buys 50 acres in Batiquitos Lagoon

SANDAG buys 50 acres in Batiquitos Lagoon

CARLSBAD — Representatives from the San Diego Association of Governments, or SANDAG and CalTrans announced the $6 million purchase of 50.5 acres in the Batiquitos Lagoon on Tuesday. The site, called the Batiquitos Bluffs, is southeast of La Costa Avenue, with a portion on the north side. About three of the acres purchased include some […]

Robotics company makes  world ‘understandable to robots’

Robotics company makes world ‘understandable to robots’

CARLSBAD — According to the United Nations, there are more than 110 million active landmines scattered across 70 countries. One Carlsbad company has created software that positions robots to help track down landmines and improvised explosive devices without using GPS, which is unreliable and goes down easily. Also, GPS is not available in all areas […]

Carlsbad Reads Together hosts 19 events throughout April

Carlsbad Reads Together hosts 19 events throughout April

CARLSBAD — In an effort to bring the community together to read the same book, Carlsbad libraries are hosting 19 Carlsbad Reads Together events throughout April. The month-long event is sponsored by Carlsbad Friends of the Library, which gets its funding from used book sales and donations. The events are based on themes explored in […]

Amended power plant is 35% shorter than approved plant

Amended power plant is 35% shorter than approved plant

CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad Energy Commission held an evidentiary hearing Wednesday and Thursday on a proposed power plant, which will replace the Encina Power Station. In 2012, the commission approved plans submitted by NRG Energy for a new power station to be built next to the Encina Power station, which is owned by Carlsbad Energy […]

Carlsbad Sister City program encourages global relations

Carlsbad Sister City program encourages global relations

CARLSBAD—Tourists wishing to see cherry tree blossoms usually look to Washington D.C. or Japan to catch the blooms during their two week long flowering period. However, three Japanese visitors came as part of the Carlsbad Sister City Ambassador program to see the cherry trees one of the visitors helped plant in front of City Hall […]

Facebook gives Carlsbad parents tips on good ‘digital citizenship’

Facebook gives Carlsbad parents tips on good ‘digital citizenship’

CARLSBAD— Nearly 200 parents attended a Facebook safety seminar Thursday evening, hosted by Pat Bates, the California Senator from District 36, the Carlsbad Unified School District and the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa. The event was held in response to a safety threat that was posted to Instagram in early January. Carlsbad High School was […]

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