NextMed Center of Carlsbad 
Announces Medical Campus 
Grand Opening

NextMed Center of Carlsbad, San Diego’s destination for premier private practice medical care, has officially opened. NextMed is located at 6121 & 6125 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad.

The NextMed Center of Carlsbad medical campus is the hub for innovative medical treatments with a commitment to defining the future of medicine. From women’s services to regenerative medicine, from orthopedics to same-day surgery, the best doctors in the country have come together to serve patients. 

The new medical campus was designed from the ground up to provide the latest in medical technology for patients seeking the most advanced medical care in Southern California. 

NextMed Center Medical Campus features a fully encompassing women’s center, state-of-the-art orthopedic care, world-renowned stem cell regenerative medicine and The Sharp Mary Birch Education Center. 

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Bicycling Magazine Names 
Carlsbad Company to list of 25 Best Companies for Cyclists

Bicycling magazine recently ranked ViaSat, a Carlsbad-based satellite broadband company, as No. 5 on their Top 25 Companies for Cyclists list. 

“ViaSat’s bike love runs deep: Its cycling team won the 2017 Race Across America from California to Maryland. Tryouts are fierce. The eight fastest riders on a 22-mile route up and down Palomar Mountain make the cut,” Bicycling’s article said. “But you don’t have to possess superhuman endurance to enjoy the company’s fitness-forward amenities, which include cash reimbursement or gear rewards for employees who exercise at least eight times a month, an on-site health clinic, and a campus bike fleet of more than 100 beach cruisers. Got a Peloton stationary bike? ViaSat will subsidize the monthly fee for employees who do at least eight classes per month.”

The magazine compiled its rankings based on a review of best places to work lists, the League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Business award winners and submissions from readers. They narrowed it down to 200 companies who they invited to take a survey, then ranked companies that responded across four categories: facilities, wellness, culture and activism to reach the top 25. Only companies with 100 or more employees were considered, and bicycle companies, bike-advocacy organizations, hospitals, schools, colleges and universities were excluded.

The companies that finished ahead of ViaSat were New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, Colorado and Asheville, North Carolina; Clif Bar & Company, Emeryville, California; Garmin International Inc., Olathe, Kansas; and Salesforce, San Francisco. 

For more information on the list and all the winners, visit

Carlsbad Reads Together 
2018 Launches

The city of Carlsbad is pleased to share details about Carlsbad Reads Together 2018, a program that brings community members together and engages them in a discussion about the same selection of books at the same time. Participation in the program is free.           

Carlsbad Reads Together 2018 celebrates author Daniel H. Pink, a New York Times best-selling author and renowned TED Talk speaker. Pink’s works focus on big ideas to reshape our work, transform our businesses and change our lives.

Participants are encouraged to read any of Pink’s six books. The program will emphasize four of Pink’s titles: A Whole New MindDriveTo Sell is Human and When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, which was released in January. Readers can also review a series of Pinkcast videos online designed to support the themes of the author’s works.

Copies of Pink’s books are now available for check out at all Carlsbad library locations.

An author talk event is scheduled for 2 p.m. February 11 at Carlsbad City Library. Special guest Pink will be there for an interactive question and answer session followed by a book signing.

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New Starring Artist Program Began in 2018

The city of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office has launched a new program designed to take participants on a journey through the minds of performing artists. The inaugural season of Starring Artists: An Interview and Performance Experience began in January and runs through May at the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, located in the Carlsbad City Library complex at 1775 Dove Lane. Admission is free. 

At each session, participants will gain insight into what makes artists tick, how they choose their repertoire and what drives them to pursue their chosen field through a question and answer session, as well as be treated to a live performance.

Host Nina Garin, arts calendar editor and producer at KPBS, will guide lively discussions between the artists and the audience.

Remaining events in the 2018 schedule include Traversing the Americas and Dance in Life. 

In Traversing the Americas, travel across the continent with music performed by violinist Branden Muresan and composer and guitarist Eric Foster, including one of Foster’s original compositions. The program will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 10.

In Dance in Life, go behind the scenes with Jean Isaacs and Sadie Weinberg, renowned local choreographers and dancers from San Diego Dance Theater. The program will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 12.

Starring Artists is made possible by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts. For more information, contact or 760.602.2090.