August wishes to you and yours!

As you read this month’s issue, we hope our magazine gives you many reasons to cherish calling Carlsbad home. Our coastal city here is not just one of natural beauty – the local community adds its own charisma…

Pacific Ridge School Students Go Global!

During Pacific Ridge School’s year-end global travel period in May, more than 500 students and staff traveled to 14 national and global destinations for unforgettable academic, service learning, and cultural experiences.

Magnolia Elementary’s End-of-School Carnival

Site Director Lacey Mizushima planned the carnival and the kids had a lot of fun! To make it STEM-related, the focus was on the "engineering" of carnival games. The kids submitted proposals and were in charge of building, facilitating, and hiring staff to run their games.

Carlsbad Music Festival Village Walk

A day of adventurous music and fun by the beach featuring over 30 performers at locations around the Village, plus a beer garden, food trucks, an artisan market and more.

SEAL – NSW Family Foundation Fundraiser

The SEAL – Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Family Foundation's fifth annual fundraiser raised more than $1.2 million with the help of dozens of sponsors. The event was co-chaired by Madeleine Pickens and Dominique Plewes. Photography Del Mar Country Club

North County Martial Arts Grand Opening

NCMA celebrated their ribbon cutting and grand opening at their new state-of-the-art facility on June 4th. 
With over 300 attendees made up of a joyful mixture of current members and local community, the affair 
was one to remember.

Around Town

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…

Carlsbad Brewfest is Back!

For years, JR Phillips and Mike Pfankuch, members of the Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club, had discussed with other members, the ways they could capitalize on their passion for San Diego’s craft beer to pursue their goals: building camaraderie amongst members and the greater community, supporting their philanthropic efforts, and providing a good time for the people of San Diego and…

Essentials for Staging your Home

Staging your home for a sale can be quite an involved process so remember these essentials from local premier real estate agent Wendy Wiegand of Wiegand Realty as the last word on getting your home sale ready!

A Carlsbad Love Story

When David Kulchin came home one day in 1978 and told his wife Ann he had accepted a job with Hughes Aircraft in Carlsbad, she thought they were moving from their home in Saratoga, California to New Mexico. The only Carlsbad she’d heard of was Carlsbad Caverns! Of course, neither one realized at the time that the move would be…

MiraCosta Spurs 
Economic Development

During a time of great economic turmoil about 82 years ago, North County San Diego’s first community college emerged. Founded during the Great Depression, MiraCosta Community College provided local students with the opportunity to earn a two-year college education. Today, the organization is making a tremendous impact on the local economy. According to their 2012 performance report, the local economic…

Carlsbad’s Own Lauren Fendrick Heads to the Olympics

Beach volleyball is synonymous with California. Since 1996, when Women’s Beach Volleyball was introduced to the Olympics, Californians have represented, achieving medal status in 4 of 5 games including three time Gold medal champions, Misty May and Kerry Walsh-Jennings. If the Olympic Games are any indication, California is where the world class volleyball players are found! In fact, Lauren Fendrick,…

Mazda’s Redesigned Roadster is Lighter and Smaller

The Mazda MX-5 (originally called the Miata) has long been the personification of driving fun and the fourth-generation 2016 model continues to be just that. The original MX-5 Miata, introduced in 1989, was the reincarnation of a British sports car and more than 950,000 have been sold worldwide. According to Mazda, the all-new 2016 is lighter, smaller, quicker and more…