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BLF Receives New Funding from Coastal Commission
Rosalena settlement will also complete long-delayed trail segment West of I-5

In October, the California Coastal Commission (CCC) approved a consent order that provides $540,000 in long-term funding to the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation (BLF). The money is the CCC fine for the failure to build the Rosalena Segment of the Batiquitos Lagoon Trail on the northeast bluff of the Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve, just west of Interstate 5. The existing lagoon trail is shown below in long dashes, and the Rosalena segment of the trail is shown as a solid line.

The Rosalena trail segment was mandated in the mid-1980s as part of the Coastal Development Permit for the 75-home Rosalena Development, but the developer built and sold the homes without completing it. The developer did not properly record the necessary deed restrictions and filed for bankruptcy after selling the homes. The commission settlement ends a battle that lasted more than two decades and requires current Rosalena homeowners to build the trail and pay the CCC fine for the 33-year delay. As CCC Commissioner Erik Howell noted, “the owners of the association aren’t the villains in this story, the villains are the developers,” according to the Courthouse News Service.

The Batiquitos Lagoon Trail will ultimately stretch along the entire north shore of the lagoon, from the beach at Ponto Road to El Camino Real.

BLF Board members were instrumental in working with the CCC and Rosalena homeowners to get the long-delayed section of the trail built, and to direct the CCC fine monies for use at Batiquitos Lagoon - particularly in areas west of Interstate 5. The BLF, which will receive the fine in installments of $13,500 per year over the next 40 years, submitted a plan in January for spending that money. Given the length of the payout, the plan is by necessity a ‘living document’ that lays out initiatives that support coastal access, coastal resource education, open space acquisition, and trail improvements.

The BLF board also is working with the Rosalena homeowners to assist them where possible. The San Pacifico Community Association supported the trail effort by granting the Rosalena HOA an easement (shown as circle below) that provides an important connection between the Rosalena and San Pacifico trail segments.

The trail connection between the San Pacifico and Rosalena Segments sets the stage for Carlsbad’s planned development of the Batiquitos Lagoon Trail under Interstate 5, hopefully during the interstate 5 expansion work by SANDAG and Caltrans. We will expand on our plans in future newsletters.

—by Lance Schulte, BLF board member,and Fred C. Sandquist, BLF President

Story courtesy of the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation, a volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the lagoon. For membership information, please visits www.batiquitosfoundation.org

 
Lagoon Trail

News Around Town

Multiple Generations, One New Community Center

Visit Carlsbad’s newest community center, located in the heart of the historic Barrio, right next to the Carlsbad Senior Center at Pine Park. This intergenerational gathering space is the new home to Carlsbad’s teen programs and features an ecofriendly design, indoor basketball, badminton, volleyball and pickleball, meeting spaces and even a “traverse wall” (like a climbing wall, but going sideways).

A More Connected Carlsbad

Just like technology is affecting everything from how we shop to how we communicate with friends, it’s also transforming how government does business. The City of Carlsbad is working on a digital roadmap of sorts to plan how it can improve customer service and efficiency through technology and other innovations. In addition to the long term strategy, the city is currently managing a number of new apps and online services, with more planned in the coming year. For more info, visit www.carlsbadca.gov/connect.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

CITY OPERATIONS

INFRASTRUCTURE

Carlsbad @Your Service App Report potholes, graffiti, etc
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Public Meeting Streaming Watch City Council meetings online

Real Time Traffic Map See real time traffic status on city streets

Online Records Portal Request public records and see public record requests from others

Online Crime Reporting Fill out a crime report on your computer

Library Self Service
Downloadable content, online learning tools and more

Exploration HUB 3-D printing, virtual reality, coding and other tools

Online Public Engagement

Give input on city projects











Digital Recruitment Tools Paperless job application and hiring process

Smart Lighting, Temperature Controls Automatically adjust for energy efficiency

Weather Controlled Irrigation Regulates watering schedule as needed

SAFETY

Smart Police/Fire Vehicles Mobile office and incident command capabilities

Public Safety Command Center Mobile emergency operations and incident command center

Pulse Point App Get updates on local fire and medical emergencies

License Plate Readers Scans license plates for wanted vehicles

Crime Analytics Crime scene re-creation using laser technology

Digital Dispatching Uses mapping to send closest available unit to the scene

Roadway Condition Monitoring Lasers measure road conditions to prioritize paving projects

Smart Traffic Signals Creates better traffic flow Smart Water Meters Quicker more accurate meter reading

Automated Manhole Detectors Alerts the city to sewage overflows

Virtual Sewer Pipe Inspections CCTV cameras on robots identify needed repairs

Energy Efficient Street Lights Equipped with auto-dimming technology

High Speed Fiber Transmits data at the speed of light

Solar Power Solar panels at city facilities allow real time energy monitoring












Events Around Town

Carlsbad Reads Together Throughout March, Free All Carlsbad City Library locations
Join us in celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein by reading The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White, a creative reimagining of the classic story. Then take part in library hosted book discussions, author events, movies and more.

Front Row Fridays March 8, 7 p.m., Free Carlsbad City (Dove) Library
LITVAKdance‘s spring season will be comprised of work by four female choreographers of different generations and multifaceted histories. Reimagining Suffrage takes a fresh look at the right to equality through the lens of the 1890-1920 women's suffrage movement that also includes and considers race, class and gender identity. The suite is comprised of three pieces; a quartet Finding Home, a duet loosely based on La Ronde (a racy play from 1897) and a solo inspired by the life of Jenny Scripps, pioneer of La Jolla arts and culture, and by Sadie's mother, San Diego dance pioneer Betzi Roe.

Library Got Game March 9 & April 13, 1 p.m., Free Georgina Cole Library
Love games and socializing? Join us for Library Got Game for an afternoon or evening of adult fun! Featured games include Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle decks, Telestrations, Tickets to Ride, Scrabble and more.

Pirate Plunge March 23, 5 p.m., $10 Alga Norte Aquatic Center
Bring a swim suit and join the Pirate fun at Alga Norte Aquatic Center with pool activities including Hook It, Cannon Ball Crush, Diving for Treasure, Ship Raiders, and more. Race across the floating obstacles, walk the diving board plank, and test your balance and agility on the Key Logs. The Splash Pad will also be open for the little ones.Admission is $10 per person; children 3 years and under are free but still need to be registered.

Even More Info Call the special events hotline at 760-434-2843 or visit www.carlsbadca.gov/parksandrec

Events Around The County

Today - March 3
The Old Globe presents Familiar, on stage at the Old Globe complex in Balboa Park. An outstanding San Diego event. - www.theoldglobe.org
Today - March 3
Broadway San Diego brings you Disney’s Aladdin on stage in Downtown San Diego. Very popular on the San Diego event calendar. - www.broadwaysd.com
Today - March 10
The Old Globe presents Tiny Beautiful Things, on stage at the Old Globe complex in Balboa Park. An outstanding San Diego event. - www.theoldglobe.org
Today - March 17
New Village Arts Theatre presents Smokey Joe's Cafe at 2787 State Street in Carlsbad. - www.newvillagearts.org
Today - March 17
North Coast Repertory Theatre brings you Gabriel at the intimate 194-seat theater in Solana Beach. A top San Diego theater event. - www.northcoastrep.org
Today March 24
San Diego Repertory Theatre brings you Hershey Felder, Beethoven on stage at The Lyceum Theatre Complex at 79 Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego. - www.sdrep.org
Today - March 31
La Jolla Playhouse offers Diana, on stage at the Mandell Weiss Center for the Performing Arts on the UCSD campus in La Jolla. A favorite San Diego theater event. - www.lajollaplayhouse.com

March 1, 2
The San Diego Symphony presents a Jacobs' Masterworks Series performance - a top San Diego concert event - at Copley Symphony Hall in downtown San Diego. - www.sandiegosymphony.com
March 1 - 2
Gem Faire is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.delmarfairgrounds.com
March 1 - 3
Spring Home/Garden Show is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.delmarfairgrounds.com
March 1 - 3
Broadway San Diego brings you Disneys ALADDIN, on stage in Downtown San Diego at the Balboa Theater or the Civic Theatre. Very popular on the San Diego event calendar. - www.broadwaysd.com
March 1 - April 14
Lamb's Players Theatre presents Chaps on stage at their resident theatre in Coronado. - www.lambsplayers.org
March 2
Moonlight Stage Productions bring you David Burnham: Mostly Broadway at the Avo Playhouse. 303 Main Street in Downtown Vista. - www.moonlightstage.com
March 2
San Diego Festival Of Science & Engineering at PETCO Park in Downtown San Diego. Features more than 100 booths and displays. - www.lovestemsd.org
March 2
The Museum of Making Music offers Nu-Blu in Carlsbad. - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
March 3
Kishi Bashi – String Quartet Live! is on stage at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
March 4
Dancing With The Stars Live! A Night to Remember is at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
March 6
Broadway San Diego brings you JOE JACKSON, on stage in Downtown San Diego. Very popular on the San Diego event calendar. - www.broadwaysd.com
March 6 - April 20
Cygnet Theatre presents Angels in America on stage at the Old Town Theatre located at 4040 Twiggs Street in San Diego. Tops on the San Diego events calendar. - cygnettheatre.com
March 7
The Museum of Making Music offers Martin Barre Band - Acoustic Show in Carlsbad. - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
March 7
YG – Stay Dangerous The Tour is at the Valley View Casino Center. - pechangaarenasd.com
March 8
Broadway San Diego brings you THE JOFFREY BALLET, on stage in Downtown San Diego. Very popular on the San Diego event calendar. - www.broadwaysd.com
March 8, 9, 10
San Diego Opera brings you Three Decembers, on stage at various venues in San Diego. - www.sdopera.com/
March 9
Poway Center For The Performing Arts presents The Secret Garden on stage at 14598 Espola Road in Poway. Tops on the San Diego events calendar. - www.powayarts.org/
March 9
Broadway San Diego brings you THE IRISH ROVERS, on stage in Downtown San Diego at the Balboa Theater or the Civic Theatre. Very popular on the San Diego event calendar. - www.broadwaysd.com
March 9, 10
The San Diego Symphony presents a Jacobs' Masterworks Series performance - a top San Diego concert event - at Copley Symphony Hall in downtown San Diego. - www.sandiegosymphony.com
March 10
Concert of the Americas is at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
March 10
San Diego Half Marathon has been designed to carry runners over a spectacular 13.1-mile USATF certified course, while showcasing one of the world’s most beautiful cities! Featuring a live jumbotron and Gaslamp Block Party! - sdhalfmarathon.com
March 13
The Scottish International Tattoo and Music Parade is at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
March 13
Broadway San Diego brings you GORDON LIGHTFOOT, on stage in Downtown San Diego at the Balboa Theater or the Civic Theatre. Very popular on the San Diego event calendar. - www.broadwaysd.com
March 14
Broadway San Diego brings you WAIT WAIT...DONT TELL ME!, on stage in Downtown San Diego at the Balboa Theater or the Civic Theatre. Very popular on the San Diego event calendar. - www.broadwaysd.com
March 15
Masters of Hawaiian Music is at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
March 16
Storybook Princesses Sing-A-Long is at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
March 16
ShamROCK is the best St. Patrick's Day celebration west of the Rockies with over 20,000 people joining the fun on 80,000 square feet of green Astroturf. The party includes Irish rock bands and plenty of green beer. Guests must be 21 years or older for this ticketed event. 5 p.m. to midnight. - www.gaslamp.org
March 16
Annual St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival starts at 5th & Laurel with an Irish Festival following the parade from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. includes music, food, vendor booths, entertainment, children’s area and beer garden. - www.stpatsparade.org
March 16
Broadway San Diego brings you RANDY RAINBOW, on stage in Downtown San Diego at the Balboa Theater or the Civic Theatre. Very popular on the San Diego event calendar. - www.broadwaysd.com
March 16
Poway On Stage presents Arlo Guthrie on stage at 14598 Espola Road in Poway. - www.powayarts.org/
March 16 - 17
La Jolla Symphony & Chorus is in concert at the Mandeville Auditorium on the UCSD campus in La Jolla. - www.lajollasymphony.com
March 16 - 17
Circle of Art Show and Sale in Borrego Springs will showcase 70 professional artists, with works in oil, mixed media paintings, art glass, jewelry, fabric art, ceramics/pottery and photographs. Food vendors and picnic tables are available on site. Takes place in Christmas Circle located in the village of Borrego. - www.circle-of-art.org
March 16 - 17
San Diego Cake Show is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.delmarfairgrounds.com
March 18
Broadway San Diego brings you IL DIVO Timeless Tour, on stage in Downtown San Diego at the Balboa Theater or the Civic Theatre. Very popular on the San Diego event calendar. - www.broadwaysd.com
March 18 - 19
SPAMALOT is at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
March 20
Broadway San Diego brings you DREAM THEATER, on stage in Downtown San Diego at the Balboa Theater or the Civic Theatre. Very popular on the San Diego event calendar. - www.broadwaysd.com
March 22
The Museum of Making Music offers Creosote & Frank Petrilli in Carlsbad. - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
March 22, 23
The San Diego Symphony presents a Jacobs' Masterworks Series performance - a top San Diego concert event - at Copley Symphony Hall in downtown San Diego. - www.sandiegosymphony.com
March 22 - April 28
The Old Globe presents Life After, on stage at the Old Globe complex in Balboa Park. An outstanding San Diego event. - www.theoldglobe.org
March 22 - April 28
Coronado Playhouse brings you CABARET, on stage at 1335 First Street at the Coronado Ferry Landing. One of the exciting San Diego events. - www.coronadoplayhouse.com
March 22 - 23
Don't miss the Annual Orchid show and plant sale presented by the San Diego County Orchid Society. Thousands of colorful and exotic orchids showcased in garden settings. Thirty vendors and hourly drawings for corsages and orchid plants. Scottish Rite Center in Mission Valley at 1895 Camino del Rio South. - www.sdorchids.com
March 24
Poway On Stage presents Motown with a Twist on stage at 14598 Espola Road in Poway. - www.powayarts.org/
March 24
Broadway San Diego brings you THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE, on stage in Downtown San Diego at the Balboa Theater or the Civic Theatre. Very popular on the San Diego event calendar. - www.broadwaysd.com
March 24
Acoustic Eidolon is at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
March 24
Poway On Stage presents Motown with a Twist on stage at 14598 Espola Road in Poway. - www.powayarts.org/
March 29
Broadway San Diego brings you UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN, on stage in Downtown San Diego at the Balboa Theater or the Civic Theatre. Very popular on the San Diego event calendar. - www.broadwaysd.com
March 30
7th Annual smART Festival is at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
March 30
The Museum of Making Music offers Adrian Legg in Carlsbad. - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
March 30
Broadway San Diego brings you Carmen, on stage in Downtown San Diego at the Balboa Theater or the Civic Theatre. Very popular on the San Diego event calendar. - www.broadwaysd.com
March 30 - 31
Reptilian Nation Expo-San Diego is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.delmarfairgrounds.com
March 30, April 2, 5, 7
San Diego Opera brings you Carmen, on stage at various venues in San Diego. - www.sdopera.com/
March 31
Michael Bublé is at the Valley View Casino Center. - pechangaarenasd.com