Lorraine Wood

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.

In tale of two hotels, Westin gets vote

In tale of two hotels, Westin gets vote

CARLSBAD — Legoland and Grand Pacific Resorts went head to head with competing hotel expansion proposals at the Nov. 5 City Council meeting over a three-acre plot of land adjacent to the Crossings golf course.

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.

Wood ready for new role, addressing city issues

Wood ready for new role, addressing city issues

CARLSBAD — Embracing her new role as City Councilmember, Lorraine Wood said she anticipates that the Quarry Creek development project, and enhancement of the Village area will be the big issues facing Carlsbad in 2013.

Blackburn, Wood sworn into Council

Blackburn, Wood sworn into Council

CARLSBAD — City Council was all smiles as elected councilmembers Keith Blackburn and Lorraine Wood were sworn in at the Dec. 11 meeting.