Carlsbad

Farmers’ market criticized by surrounding businesses

Farmers’ market criticized by surrounding businesses

CARLSBAD — After months of grumbling to city officials, business owners had the opportunity to air their grievances about the Carlsbad farmers’ market at the Jan. 28 City Council meeting.

New president takes command at Army and Navy Academy

New president takes command at Army and Navy Academy

CARLSBAD — Retired Army Maj. Gen. Arthur M. Bartell has started his role as the new president of the Army and Navy Academy (ANA). After assuming the position on Jan. 17, he is already facing the challenges of raising the academy’s public profile and trying to move forward after an ex-administrator was charged with sexually […]

Suicidal man detained without incident at Carlsbad residence

CARLSBAD — On Jan. 20 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Carlsbad Police were called to the 7100 block of Sitio Bahia regarding a suicidal subject. A 31-year-old male told his mother and brother that he wanted to kill himself.

Helicopter search prompts school safety measures

CARLSBAD — Mission Estancia Elementary ushered around 50 students who were outside the campus inside its building at around 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday in response to a police helicopter flying overhead.

Deal secures cleaner, smaller power plant

Deal secures cleaner, smaller power plant

CARLSBAD — Facing the inevitability of a new energy plant along its coastline, Carlsbad used its only remaining power — its ability to influence how quickly that plant would be built — to negotiate with NRG for a cleaner, smaller new one.

Decades-long career lands Mike Davis promotion to Carlsbad fire chief

Decades-long career lands Mike Davis promotion to Carlsbad fire chief

CARLSBAD — It took Mike Davis 23 years in the Carlsbad Fire Department to move up the ranks from a new hire firefighter/paramedic to division chief. Yet it only took three months for Davis to make his final leap from division chief to interim fire chief, and then to official fire chief.

Desal plant to be completed in 2016

Desal plant to be completed in 2016

CARLSBAD — Exactly one year after ground was broken on the project, Carlsbad’s desalination plant about one fourth constructed and on its way to start operating in early 2016.

Carlsbad’s Alga Norte Park opens to community praise

Carlsbad’s Alga Norte Park opens to community praise

CARLSBAD — Part water park, part skateboard course, part financial and environmental sustainability experiment, Carlsbad’s deluxe Alga Norte Park opened to the public on Dec. 31 to full praises.

Former school board member faces FPPC penalty for violation

CARLSBAD — Former school board member Kelli Moors is facing a fine from the FPPC (Fair Political Practices Commission) for violating state law.

Festivals, schools awarded city art grants

CARLSBAD — Eighteen different nonprofits and schools were awarded a combined $25,000 for classroom instruments, youth theater productions, and art festivals from Carlsbad’s annual Community Arts Grants.