Matt Hall

Carlsbad rejects digital signage

Carlsbad rejects digital signage

CARLSBAD — One local called the proposal, “really ugly.” Another deemed the design, “visual pollution.”

Carlsbad selects new city manager

Carlsbad selects new city manager

CARLSBAD — Carlsbad has selected the former city manager of Bellevue, Wash., Steven Sarkozy, as its next city manager, replacing John Coates who resigned suddenly last October.

City Council rejects parks upkeep outsourcing

CARLSBAD — After two years of study and debate, the Carlsbad City Council decided not to outsource the city’s parks maintenance on Feb. 25, preventing the layoff of 22 city employees.

Cities agree on a joint marketing campaign to attract businesses to North County

REGION — Cities along state Route 78 have agreed to collaborate in a joint marketing campaign to attract businesses nationwide to North County.

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.

Passionate pickleballers triumph

Passionate pickleballers triumph

CARLSBAD — Over the past year, the Carlsbad Parks and Recreation Department has worked to create a guide to direct park facility and amenities development for the next five years.

Carlsbad focuses energy on negotiating over Encina Power Station

Carlsbad focuses energy on negotiating over Encina Power Station

CARLSBAD — The city of Carlsbad dedicated time, money and energy opposing the construction of a second, larger power plant next to the existing Encina Power Station. But with overriding approval for the project from the state and a regional power shortage, construction is inevitable.

Partnerships key to luring education sites to city

CARLSBAD — If the City Council is going to have any luck attracting a higher education institute to the city, and bring in all of the economic advantages that go with it, it will largely depend on the partnerships of local businesses.

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 repeals cat and dog sales ban

CARLSBAD — Less than a month after implementing an emergency ordinance banning the retail sale of cats and dogs within the city, council members repealed the ban in light of more information.