Carlsbad

Gemological Institute trains gem experts and FBI agents

Gemological Institute trains gem experts and FBI agents

CARLSBAD — Just over the hill from LEGOLAND, behind security gates, lays the headquarters of the Gemological Institute of America, the nation’s leading expert on gem quality.

Jogger hit, killed by vehicle on Carlsbad Boulevard

Jogger hit, killed by vehicle on Carlsbad Boulevard

CARLSBAD — In the early morning hours on Dec. 28 a vehicle that had swerved onto the sidewalk struck a woman jogging along Carlsbad Boulevard.

New Village Arts Theatre offers up more than just plays

New Village Arts Theatre offers up more than just plays

CARLSBAD — New Village Arts Theatre has grown a lot since it’s humble beginnings in a converted chicken coop in Magee Park.

Biomedical incubator making room for more researchers

Biomedical incubator making room for more researchers

CARLSBAD — Bio, Tech and Beyond is expanding its space and making way for more researchers.

Carlsbad sign: 14 years in the making

Carlsbad sign: 14 years in the making

CARLSBAD — A day after the lighting of the Encinitas sign in October 2000, realtor Carlton Lund realized Carlsbad’s need for one as well.

Carlsbad business hosts holiday party and fundraiser

Carlsbad business hosts holiday party and fundraiser

CARLSBAD — Children scampered into the Carlsbad headquarters of Extraordinary Conceptions, an international surrogate and egg donor agency, to sit on Santa’s lap and rattle off their Christmas gift wish list. Some lists were long and others quite short.

Spinal recovery center offers chance at robotic walking

Spinal recovery center offers chance at robotic walking

CARLSBAD—A spinal cord recovery program, Project Walk, has just received certification to help patients with the ReWalk system — an FDA approved robotic exoskeleton that mimics walking for people with spinal cord injuries.

Alcohol and electronic cigarettes banned on Coaster

Alcohol and electronic cigarettes banned on Coaster

REGION— The days of drinking alcohol and smoking electronic cigarettes on the Coaster trains are numbered.

Night-flying helicopters more readily available to county

Night-flying helicopters more readily available to county

REGION—Officials from the City of San Diego have partnered with the county to offer two helicopters with night flying capabilities for use throughout the county, including the 17 unincorporated areas.

CUSD board names new president and district makes honor roll

CUSD board names new president and district makes honor roll

CARLSBAD—The Carlsbad Unified School District Board of Trustees has a new president, Veronica Williams.