Carlsbad

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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 106,80Housing units: Approximately 44,670Median income: $96,084Education: 51 percent of adults have a bachelor’s degree or higher

Reporter: Rachel Stine


Rachel Stine covers community news in North County as a reporter for The Coast News Group. She specializes in investigative reporting and data analysis. Before coming to The Coast News, Rachel investigated safety in mental health facilities for the New England Center for Investigative Reporting in Boston and covered sustainable business issues for Ethical Corporation magazine in London. She has a B.S. in journalism from Boston University. Email: rstine@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 to permanently ban mini-satellite wagering

CARLSBAD — “Staff has determined that mini-satellite wagering threatens the public health and safety of Carlsbad residents and citizens,” explained city Planner Kevin Pointer, at Tuesday’s council meeting. The City Council is in the process of permanently banning mini-satellite wagering, which coincides with the city’s general ban of gambling establishments. Pointer said that such a […]

CUSD candidates debate over district issues

CUSD candidates debate over district issues

CARLSBAD — Voicing competing views about Sage Creek High School and an agreement with MiraCosta College, two Carlsbad Unified School District Board of Trustees candidates campaigned before the Carlsbad Republican Women Federated on Tuesday. Republicans Ann Tanner, a psychotherapist who is finishing her first term on the CUSD Board, and Sage Naumann, a 19-year-old owner of […]

Cell service antennas planned for neighborhood

Cell service antennas planned for neighborhood

CARLSBAD — Sprint will be adding nine cell service antennas in a La Costa residential neighborhood, having obtained Planning Commission approval on Wednesday night. Though city council policy dictates that cell phone service towers and antennas should not be placed in residential neighborhoods, Sprint’s application established that there were not any non-residential sites for their […]

La Costa Towne Center to be revamped with apartments

La Costa Towne Center to be revamped with apartments

CARLSBAD — With it’s primary storefront empty for five years, the 33-year-old La Costa Towne Center at the corner of El Camino Real and La Costa Avenue is at last getting a revamp. The owner of the property gained approval to demolish two commercial structures in the shopping center and replace them with buildings that […]

Carlsbad considers multi-million dollar library upgrades

Carlsbad considers multi-million dollar library upgrades

CARLSBAD — The city is considering expanding the scope of proposed upgrades to the Cole and Dove Libraries, which could more than double the project’s original estimated costs. Major repairs and upgrades to the libraries were initially prepared as part of the 2013-14 Capital Improvement Plan budget, which was finalized and approved last summer. But […]

Carlsbad may ban mini-satellite wagering

CARLSBAD — Carlsbad is considering banning betting on horse racing out of concerns over gambling’s potential conflicts with the city’s small town, family-oriented vision. “Generally, the city prohibits most types of gambling due to the secondary, adverse affects,” explained city planner Kevin Pointer. Last spring, the city established emergency ordinances that prohibited patrons of bars […]

Caruso collects input from community on planned Carlsbad shopping center

CARLSBAD — About a year and a half after buying 48 acres of the Carlsbad strawberry fields along Interstate 5 and Cannon Road, Caruso Affiliated is collecting input from local residents, businesses, and nonprofits about its proposed shopping center. The Los Angeles developer bought the land from SDG&E with the intention of eventually building a […]

Crammed Classrooms: Part 2

Crammed Classrooms: Part 2

Class sizes’ impact on teachers and how reduced class sizes may be in CUSD’s future This is the second of a two-part series. CARLSBAD — “Everyone will do their best no matter how many students they have, but (teachers) know we can do better when we have fewer than we have now,” explained Carlsbad High […]

Carlsbad rejects digital signage

Carlsbad rejects digital signage

CARLSBAD — One local called the proposal, “really ugly.” Another deemed the design, “visual pollution.” Local residents made their feelings about a new digital sign for Car County Carlsbad clear at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. Meeting attendees clapped after resident Stan Proust called the digital sign, “nothing better than a billboard on steroids.” City […]

Crammed Classrooms: Part 1

Crammed Classrooms: Part 1

Why CUSD’s classes are so large, and the impact it has on students This is the first of a two-part series. CARLSBAD — “I feel like only some (teachers) know my name because I’m quiet, and in a large class, the teacher doesn’t have time for the quiet kid,” said Oscar Mundo, a Carlsbad High […]

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