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10 new single-family homes coming to Olde Carlsbad

Lee & Associates, one of the largest national commercial real estate firms, on April 11 said it has completed the sale of 3.13 acres of vacant land in Carlsbad. The property is located at 1833 Buena Vista Way, off of Carlsbad Village Drive and less than one mile from State 78 and Interstate 5 in [...]

Encinitas named Tree City USA

The city of Encinitas was named 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management, the city said in March 2017. Encinitas achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry [...]

Carlsbad OKs condo project, gets Poinsettia Lane extended and new park built

The Carlsbad City Council on March 14 approved a series of agreements that will enable the missing link of Poinsettia Lane to be completed; create new trails; increase the amount of protected habitat in Carlsbad; create a neighborhood park on the site of the long-abandoned Buena Vista Reservoir; and resolve a lawsuit filed by North [...]

Surveillance photos made public of three men suspected of scams involving elderly

Surveillance photos were made public Tuesday in an effort to identify and apprehend three men suspected of using various scams and scare tactics to coerce elderly victims to give them money. In an Aug. 24 case, two of the suspects convinced a 73-year-old woman shopping at a Wal-Mart store in Oceanside to give them a [...]

Gardening ideas from Evelyn: A few pointers on the poinsettia

The holidays highlight that most famous yuletide plant of all, the poinsettia. Here’s some fun history that you might not know. The original Albert Ecke family was from Germany and ran a vegetarian health spa. They wanted to leave Germany for someplace that would have lots of fresh fruits and vegetables available all the year. [...]

Survey: Oceanside scores high in government attentiveness to LGBT issues

San Diego and Oceanside received high marks in a study of the governments' attentiveness to LGBT issues, organizers of the survey announced Monday. San Diego earned a perfect score — 100 — in the Municipal Equality Index released by the Human Right Campaign, while Oceanside scored a 99. The average of California cities surveyed was [...]

Carlsbad City Library launches new tech space

A new technology learning center, the Exploration HUB, is now open at the Carlsbad City Library (1775 Dove Lane), according to a release from the city. The HUB offers free, instructor-led classes and self-paced learning opportunities. Current HUB hours are Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. [...]

Carlsbad going to the movies this summer

The much-anticipated Flicks at the Fountain, movies under the stars, returns to Carlsbad Village Thursday nights in July and August. To many locals and regular visitors, this is their favorite event of the year in the village. Grab a low-backed chair, a light blanket, and gather up your friends and family for a night out [...]

Updated: Police seek information of missing Camp Pendleton Marine

Lance Cpl. John Hair is back on base safely. Read more here. Police are seeking information on a Camp Pendleton Marine who has been missing for a week. According to the Oceanside Police Department, Lance Cpl. John Hair was last spotted on a surveillance camera exiting the Oceanside Transit Station on the afternoon of Oct. [...]
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