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A Welcoming Display: Carlsbad sign may arc over Village main street next year

A Welcoming Display: Carlsbad sign may arc over Village main street next year

CARLSBAD — For 13 years, Carlton Lund has faced set back after set back against his dream of installing a large Carlsbad sign, similar to that in Encinitas, in the heart of the city’s downtown.

Bond funds to pay for new high school performing arts center

Bond funds to pay for new high school performing arts center

CARLSBAD — Exploring their options on how to spend the remaining $33 million in Prop P funds, the CUSD (Carlsbad Unified School District) Board of Trustees voted on Oct. 23 to construct a new performing arts center at Sage Creek High School.

Ex-Army Navy Administrator pleads not guilty to child molestation

Ex-Army Navy Administrator pleads not guilty to child molestation

VISTA — Former Army and Navy Academy (ANA) administrator Jeffery Barton entered pleas of not guilty to 16 counts of forcible sex acts with minors at an Oct. 23 hearing at the Vista Courthouse.

Carlsbad in the process of banning pet sales

Carlsbad in the process of banning pet sales

CARLSBAD — At its Oct. 8 meeting, Carlsbad City Council adopted an urgency ordinance that immediately bans the sale of cats and dogs within the city, though refrained from voting on a formal ordinance to enact the ban permanently.

New law tells motorists to make room for cyclists

New law tells motorists to make room for cyclists

REGION — Three feet, that’s how much space a vehicle must give when attempting to pass a riding bicyclist or another vehicle along the roadways thanks to new amended legislature signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 23.

Mock plane crash tests County emergency services

Mock plane crash tests County emergency services

CARLSBAD — Fire fighters and other emergency personnel raced around volunteer victims, aircraft debris, and a smoking bus to respond to a simulated mass-casualty drill at McClellan-Palomar Airport the morning of Oct. 3.

Officials express support for Carlsbad airport improvements

Officials express support for Carlsbad airport improvements

CARLSBAD — The San Diego County Board of Supervisors formally received the feasibility study of improvements to McClellan-Palomar Airport at its Sept. 25 meeting, leaving questions about how the improvements would be incorporated and how the project would be funded.

Goal: Scale Seven Summits before graduating high school

Goal: Scale Seven Summits before graduating high school

CARLSBAD — It took some elbowing before Joey Szalkiewicz convinced his dad to let him come along for a hike up Mount Whitney.

Farm, microbrewery, winery and market all to sprout with Carlsbad grant

Farm, microbrewery, winery and market all to sprout with Carlsbad grant

CARLSBAD — A new public farm accompanied by a corresponding winery, microbrewery, market and more will be built in Carlsbad thanks to a city grant that will help cover the start up costs of the agricultural endeavor.

SR-78 corridor cities collaborate to bring companies, jobs to region

SR-78 corridor cities collaborate to bring companies, jobs to region

REGION — To bring high-paying jobs and large corporations to the area, five cities along the State Route 78 corridor are collaborating together on the North County Branding Project.