Giving Back

Giving Back suggests we have something to give in the first place. How wonderful that each one of us, regardless of our financial, physical or emotional wealth, has something to give. Whether a smile, a hand up, a meal, a hug, a kind word…we all have unique ways to bless others. Please join Carlsbad Lifestyle in celebrating the many generous…

4th Annual Carlsbad Grand Prix

A full day of races with more than 600 junior, amateur, professional, and Paralympics hand cyclists racing in timed races for prizes in front of 3,000 spectators. The Carlsbad Family Fun Race added an additional 500 participants. 
Photography Eric Wiebe.

Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation Annual Gala

Discovery Gala 2016 – The Wizard of Agua was held at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa. The event honored Tim Stripe and the Grand Pacific Resorts with the “Thinkology Award,” Walt Meier with the Courage Award, and Jason Hansen with the Heart Award.

Hi-Noon Rotary’s “Demotion” Ceremony

Each year, on the completion of the President’s term, Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary produces a “demotion” ceremony roasting the outgoing President with skits and music. Stan Prowse served as 2015-2016 President. Since he always dons a hat, fedoras were the accessory of the day. Photography Patty Johnson, Yvonne Finocchiaro.

Around Town

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.

A Campaign With One Mission: Kindness

You know that something special is about to happen when you arrive at Carlton Lund’s office for a meeting and find a sign welcoming you by name taped to the front door! Spending time with Lund, founder of the Kindness Meter Project, is like being wrapped in a big warm hug, the sort of hug you’d expect from someone who…

Nonprofits Making a Difference Locally

Carlsbad has many opportunities to give back to the community. From faith-based organizations to arts funding foundations, there is something for everyone who wishes to get involved. Here are a few local organizations doing great work in the area, supporting several deserving causes and ramping up on their year-end projects, events and campaigns. We hope you will support their work…

The Road to Retirement

Planning for retirement is not what it used to be. The proverbial gold watch and the lifetime pension are almost a thing of the past. People planning today must be much more involved in where they want to go and how they plan to get there. Here are some financial planning tips to help you travel the right road:

4th Annual La Costa Film Festival: Bringing Hollywood to the Beach

If you ask what local residents think of Carlsbad, chances are they’ll attest to the beautiful coast and high quality of life. However, about four years ago, some residents noticed a lack of rich art and cultural opportunities. Bringing entertainment, arts, and culture to the community, the La Costa Film Festival was born.

Enriching Children’s Lives in the North Coast Community

Philanthropic efforts enrich communities and change lives. Based on the philosophy of serving those in need, the National Assistance League (AL) was developed in 1935 by Anne Banning and Ada Edwards Laughlin in Southern California. It quickly spread; now there are 120 AL chapters across the U.S. Following AL’s charitable model is the Assistance League of North Coast (ALNC), serving…

Caring For Pets And More: Animal House Pet Care

For more than 20 years, Animal House Pet Care in Carlsbad has been in business under the leadership of a dynamic daughter/mother team, Susan and Gina McBride, who are committed animal lovers and advocates. They put their money and time where their hearts lie by supporting not only other animal service providers, but also community organizations with missions that resonate…

Believe in Signs

Whether gifting for the holidays or planning giveaways for your next gala event, local promotional products experts Believe in Signs have ideas galore to keep you and your guests impressed. Everything can be customized to your heart’s desire and owners Fernando and Karen Beltran take personal care to ensure your expectations are surpassed! They’ve been at it since 2007, and…