Posts Tagged ‘Carlsbad updates’

Welcome New Carlsbad Police Chief

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

The City of Carlsbad welcomes it’s new police chief, Gary W. Morrison, who will begin his new role June 1, replacing retiring Chief Tom Zoll. Morrison is a highly qualified police veteran, with 22 years of experience working in the law enforcement field and an expansive resume.

Residents can come out to welcome Chief Morrison at the swearing in ceremony and reception on June 1 from 3:00-5:00. The reception will be held at the Faraday Center, 1635 Faraday Avenue.

The City of Carlsbad continuously ranks it’s police department favorably, from keeping crime rates low to quick response times, and the men and women who work for the department are a big part of what make our city special. Make sure to give a warm welcome to their new leader and to thank them next time you see them!

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Protect Carlsbad Property Values!

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

If you are a Carlsbad resident you need to be aware of a very important issue that could impact your property values and quality of life for many years to come. There is a proposal to build a new power plant on the existing power plant site on the coast just north of Tamarack Avenue on Carlsbad Blvd. The California Energy Commission will meet in February 1 and 2 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Carlsbad. Public comment begins at 6 p.m. on both days.

For those who are unaware, there has been a bitter battle over replacing the existing plant with a new plant. Many local residents and Village and beach lovers oppose this idea and are in favor of building the plant further inland, away from the coast (as the plant no longer needs salt water to run, which was the reason it was built by the coast originally, many years ago). Doing so would save the coastal land and allow for other uses, prevent pollution along the coast (it is estimated the new plant will increase pollution 10 times the current rate), prevent an eyesore (the current tower would be overshadowed by two 14 story towers and multiple industrial structures) and prevent potential danger from having a power plant so close to Interstate 5. The City of Carlsbad is opposed to the new plant as well.

Please view the video to get further information on the proposed changes and please attend the February meetings if you want to voice your opinion. Let’s keep Carlsbad the pristine beach town that it is, and not bring more pollution and ugly industrial plants to coastal property.

For more information from the City on the proposed power plant please go to

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What’s New in Carlsbad?

Friday, January 8th, 2010

There are a lot of new and exciting things planned for Carlsbad in the coming year. Here is a sample of those that are currently in the planning stages or are new projects.san-diego-legoland3

Legoland Expansion: As if the recently added Sea Life Aquarium was not enough, Legoland is planning the addition of a 250 room hotel and a 5-acre water park. Both are currently in the planning phases, but the water park is expected to be opened by the 2010 summer season. Both the hotel and water park will be centered around the Lego theme and geared toward families with young children. Legoland attracts visitors from all over the United States and the world every year and brings them to our beautiful city.

documentGreen Dragon Colonial Village: Those of you who have lived in Carlsbad more than 10 years will remember Hadley’s Market on Paseo del Norte, just south of Palomar Airport Road (and their famous date shakes). Well, the good news is that the eyesore that has been sitting vacant for years is finally about to get a new life. The Green Dragon Colonial Village, in the planning phase, will consist of a museum (I believe it will be American History but was not able to get that confirmed), book store and restaurant. I look forward to another place to go with the kids that is entertaining and a learning experience as well.

Carlsbad Paseo: Many of you may have visited the new BJ’s and PF Changs restaurants on Paseo deldocument-1-16-15-452 Norte, just north of Palomar Airport Road and across from the Carlsbad Premium Outlets (if not, they are both terrific and I recommend trying them). The center housing these two eateries is called Carlsbad Paseo, and will soon be home to a series of shops. I was unable to get confirmation on which stores will call Carlsbad Paseo home, as this too is in the planning phase, but will keep you updated when I have further information.

New Senior Fitness Area: There is a new fitness room for 50+ adults at the Carlsbad Senior Center. The 1200+ square foot facility has recently opened and has lots of new equipment, including treadmills, bikes, free weights and circuit training. There is no loud music and softer lighting, plus televisions to watch while exercising. The fees are reasonable and can be purchased seniorgym23on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis or a one-day pass, with no initiation fees. Call 760-602-4650 for information and directions.

As I always say, Carlsbad is such a wonderful place to live–a combination of the best and friendliest people, a plethora of exciting places to visit and eat, beautiful beaches and trails, near-perfect weather and a great location that is close to everything wonderful that the rest of San Diego county has to offer. We are lucky to be here.

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