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 announces proposed capital improvements

Carlsbad announces proposed capital improvements

CARLSBAD — With the upcoming fiscal year upon us, Carlsbad City Council has approved  $73.7 million in new spending as part of the Capital Improvements budget. “The Capital Improvement Program budget is for a lot of the physical things people see in our city, like parks, libraries and other buildings, streets and pipes,” said Helga […]

Amended Carlsbad power plant approved

Amended Carlsbad power plant approved

CARLSBAD — The California Public Utilities Commission approved a gas-powered peaker style power plant last Thursday to replace the power lost after the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station shut down in 2013. The peaker plant, which operates during peak times of demand, will also replace the Encina Power Station, which is set to go off […]

BizAir to start servicing McClellan-Palomar airport

BizAir to start servicing McClellan-Palomar airport

CARLSBAD — A new airline is taking over service from McClellan–Palomar Airport to Los Angeles International Airport, which was formerly served by United Express. BizAir Shuttle is set to have their first flight out of Carlsbad with service to LAX June 18 at 6 a.m. They won’t be offering as many flights a day as […]

Storm drains on Grand Avenue  under construction

Storm drains on Grand Avenue under construction

CARLSBAD — Construction has begun along Grand Avenue to improve the storm drainage, which is outdated and often floods after a big storm. City Council approved the $1.64 million project in February. “Some of the storm drain system in northwestern Carlsbad is the oldest in the city and dates back to the 1960s, so we’re […]

Carlsbad’s Planning Commission approves Palomar Brewing Co.

Carlsbad’s Planning Commission approves Palomar Brewing Co.

CARLSBAD — After much back and forth, the Planning Commission approved a Conditional Use Permit for the owners of Palomar Brewing Company to open a tasting room at the site of their brewery on Loker Avenue West Wednesday night. The permit passed with four in favor and two against. Next, Founder of Palomar Brewing Ben […]

City to analyze strawberry fields shopping center

City to analyze strawberry fields shopping center

CARLSBAD — The City Council approved staff to prepare a report on the plans submitted for the strawberry fields property on Tuesday night. Rick Caruso, CEO of Caruso Affiliated, hopes to transform about 200 acres south of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon into a combination of open space and an upscale retail shopping center. Caruso said […]

Man enters not guilty plea in jogger’s death

Man enters not guilty plea in jogger’s death

CARLSBAD — The man who was driving the Ford Expedition that hit and killed a jogger on Dec. 28 of last year pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter Tuesday. Police took Joseph Knight into custody, after issuing a warrant for his arrest on May 15. Knight is facing misdemeanor charges with a maximum punishment of […]

A Coast News brief: Kitesurfing in Carlsbad

Carlsbad resident Roger Hudritsch took advantage of an empty Tamarack Beach and storm brought winds on Thursday to head out and do some kite surfing in this short Coast News Group video.

A year after fires, county reflects

A year after fires, county reflects

CARLSBAD — It’s been a year since the Poinsettia fires raged through Carlsbad and the official cause has still not been determined. Carlsbad Division Chief Mike Lopez said “all the players have been interviewed” but investigators haven’t been able to come to a conclusion. The Poinsettia fire began last year on May 14 on the […]

State lays groundwork for more desal plants

State lays groundwork for more desal plants

REGION — The largest water desalination plant in the western hemisphere is set to open this fall and will supply 7 percent of the San Diego region’s water supply. The $1 billion Carlsbad Desalination Plant developed by Poseidon Resources is the largest and newest to open, and will be the last project to have been approved […]

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