September 2017 Around Town

Former San Diego State University head basketball coach Steve Fisher recently entertained a crowd of more than 170 people at the La Costa Glen Retirement Community with stories ranging from how he won the NCAA National Championship at the University of Michigan to how he built a winning basketball program at San Diego State University. Fisher, a longtime friend of…

August 2017 Around Town

Many artists from the Carlsbad area will be showcasing their work at Art Walk @ Liberty Station Saturday, Aug. 12 and Sunday, Aug. 13 in the Arts District at Liberty Station. The artists include Wade Koniakowsky, Gregg Visintainer, Justin Coopersmith, Darlene Katz and Sergei Rusakoff. The free weekend-long festival is returning to Liberty Station’s Ingram Plaza for its 12th year…

July 2017 Around Town

More than 50 children and their families from the Los Angeles and San Diego chapters of Ronald McDonald House Charities® were treated to an exclusive day at LEGOLAND® Water Park as LEGOLAND® California Resort splashes out to summer! LEGOLAND Water Park is bigger, wetter and better this summer with the addition of the newest California beach-themed area, Surfers’ Cove, opening…

June 2017 Around Town

Treat dad to a rejuvenating Gentleman's Facial and custom 60-minute massage at the Tri-City Wellness Center Spa. The Father's Day Spa Package is valid 6/1-6/18 and the Spa is open to public. tricitywellness.com

May 2017 Around Town

This spring, Pacific Ridge School is celebrating its first 10 years with a series of festivities. The middle and high school, which has grown from 108 students in 2007 to 577 in 2017, is known for its academics, service learning program, and global travel opportunities for all students. On March 2nd, the school community gathered on the athletic field to…

April 2017 Around Town

From sports and science to arts and technology, summer programs at Pacific Ridge School offer 3rd to 12th grade students the opportunity to explore their interests and pursue their passions. Choose from the innovation-focused Firebird Program, sports camps for all ages and academic skills classes for middle and high schoolers.

March 2017 Around Town

Legoland has begun building The Castle Hotel, which will have 250 rooms with three different room themes: Princess, Wizard and Knight. It is projected to open in the Spring of 2018 and will be the first of its kind in North America. The hotel is expected to create hundreds of jobs and bring millions of dollars into the Carlsbad economy.…

February 2017 Around Town

Congratulations to Council Member Keith Blackburn on his re-election and to newly elected Council Member Cori Schumacher. The City Council consists of an elected mayor and four elected council members. Each serves a four-year term. City Council includes Mayor Matt Hall, Council Member Keith Blackburn, Council Member Michael Schumacher, Council Member Cori Schumacher and Council Member Mark Packard. CarlsbadCA.gov

January 2017 Around Town

Mitchell Thorp Foundation will host their largest fundraiser of the year - their eighth annual 5K Run/Walk - February 4, 2017 at Poinsettia Park in Carlsbad. This year, the event will be themed around Warrior Children who fight every day for their lives. “Bring Out The Warrior Within to Help a Warrior Child” will set the stage for the 5K,…

December 2016 Around Town

A group of educators for Deaf and Hard of Hearing put their feet and hearts in motion while joining San Diego Walk 4 Hearing to raise funds for Deaf Heart, Inc., a nonprofit corporation located in Carlsbad and dedicated to our Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) youth of North San Diego County. All funds raised were for the encouragement…

November 2016 Around Town

Many years ago, something unexpected happened at Gems of La Costa. The owners, Dale and Linda Condy, began “working for tips”, providing small repairs in exchange for voluntary donations (tips) for local charities. They called the tips “Charity Charges” and it became their unique way of giving back to the community. An engraved plate was placed on a glass jar…

October 2016 Around Town

Carlsbad High School’s Varsity dance team, the Lancer Dancers, will be holding dance classes after school on Wednesdays from Sept. 28 through Nov. 30. Classes are tailored for beginners, intermediate and advanced dancers ages 5 to 14 for a donation of $125 per child (includes two live performances, a tee-shirt and photo.) Participating “Junior Lancer Dancers” will learn new dance…

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Maribeth and Mike Maher, longtime community residents and volunteers, were named Honorary Chairs of Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s 34th Annual “Black and White Masquerade” Gala which will take place at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa on Saturday, September 24, at 6 p.m. The event is projected to raise $275,000 for BGCC’s impactful programs. BGCCarlsbad.org

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MiraCosta College women’s volleyball standout Breanna Kirklen has been selected as the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2015-16. Kirklen, 19, is the third MiraCostan to earn the recognition in the past four years. She prepped at The Classical Academy High School in Escondido before enrolling at MiraCosta College two years ago. As a freshman, she…

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This spring, Pacific Ridge School Conceptual Physics classes successfully sent two high-altitude weather balloons on a 100,000-foot journey into the stratosphere! Students designed scientific experiments to study the impact of high altitude, built the balloon’s payloads out of insulated Styrofoam, plotted flight paths using balloon flight modeling software, and set up an onboard GPS and live stream to broadcast the…

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Summer Camp at the DC educates campers on the flora and fauna around the lagoon, takes them on daily hikes around the native garden and trail, and lets them interact with the DC animal ambassadors. Each week is a fun and different theme, allowing students to “taste nature” and learn through hands-on activities. Week 1 will be themed “Life on…

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Mom isn't likely to go get a spray tan on her own, so a stop at Blush Tan is the perfect surprise to give her a little added glow. Blush’s chemical-free products comprise top notch ingredients (free of all oils), providing a natural look in just 15 minutes. Trade in the normal mani-pedi rendezvous for an appointment at Blink Lash…