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Ponto Land Available

In case you haven’t heard the news --– Shopoff has filed a Quit Claim with the San Diego County Recorder.  Their 5-year option to purchase the property at Ponto expired and they decided not to renew their option- The People for Ponto Committee  has confirmed this with the City of Carlsbad. 
 
The City states the landowner now holds the application to change land use regulations and apply for development permits.  The City mentioned they are not sure how the landowner wants to proceed with the ‘Shopoff application’.   The Committee has spoken to the landowner and is working to engage them in conversation regarding the sale of the property.
 
We have been told for years by Mayor Matt Hall that the City could approach the landowner to purchase the land if the land was available --- well, it is now available and now is the time!
 
This is our chance to Develop Ponto Right!  And we need your help – please click the below link and fill out the online form requesting the City put the purchase of Ponto into the budget.  (even if you have submitted a support letter before – you can submit again as this is specific to the purchase of the land)
 
http://www.peopleforponto.com/How-To-Help.aspx
 
Questions you might have: 

  • Who will pay for Ponto Park?
    • The People for Ponto Committee is looking into private funding options.
    • The City of Carlsbad could also be a buyer using funds from their current reserves. This will not increase taxes.
  • How can I show more support?
    • Spread the word to friends, family and neighbors
    • Forward this email and the “The How to Help” link
    • Join our Social Media platforms
    • Attend the May 21st City Council meeting and Speak UP that you want a park at Ponto
  • When will there be another community meeting for an update?
    • The People for Ponto Committee will hold another meeting this summer – no date is scheduled yet and we want to ensure we have enough new information to make the meeting worth your time.
    • Save this address (info@peopleforponto.com)  into your contacts list so you ensure to see email alerts.

Thank you again for helping Protect Ponto!

Events Around Town

Celebrate National Trails Day Saturday (6/1)
with a group hike at Lake Calavera Preserve!

Get hiking tips, learn about the local flora and fauna and find out how to get involved as a trail volunteer! The fun begins at 8:30 a.m. http://ow.ly/73Lq30oQcQn   #Carlsbadtrails

China: Beyond the Great Wall - Meet the Director, Karin Muller
(2018, not rated, 1h 30m)Saturday, June 1, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Ln
Adventure filmmaker, author and photographer Karin Muller traveled alone throughout China to document its extraordinary social, economic and political transformation.

The Cinema Series begins at 1:30 p.m. with an introductory cinema chat led by a film expert, followed by the film screening at 2 p.m. and optional post-show discussion.

Saturday Stories (Cole)Children's stories and fingerplays hosted by library volunteers and staff. For all ages.

Saturdays at Cole and Dove Libraries
Children's calendar (PDF)
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Events Around The County


Now - July 4
San Diego County Fair is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. - www.delmarfairgrounds.com
June 1
The Museum of Making Music offers North Coast Strings Spring Concert in Carlsbad. - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
June 1
Brad Paisley Tour 2019 is appearing under the stars at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre, San Diego's finest outdoor concert venue in Chula Vista. - www.livenation.com
June 1
The Museum of Making Music offers North Coast Strings Spring Concert in Carlsbad. - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
June 2
RB Alive! Street Fair attracts over 50,000 visitors and residents and 300 exhibitors. Features entertainment, arts, crafts and commercial booths. Get information from regional and local businesses, service clubs and religious organizations and partake in tasty treats and meals from food vendors. - www.ranchobernardochamber.com
June 2 - 10
La Jolla Playhouse offers PUT YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER, 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
June 2 - August 25
Cygnet Theatre presents ROCK OF AGES on stage at the Old Town Theatre located at 4040 Twiggs Street in San Diego. Tops on the San Diego events calendar. - cygnettheatre.com
June 5 - 9
Great Gatsby Gala Dancesport Championships brings ballroom dance to San Diego. If you love "Dancing With The Stars" you are going to really enjoy this ballroom dance competition at the Town & Country RBesort. Top ballroom and latin dancers will be here. - www.greatgatsbygaladance.com
June 7 - 9
Greek Festival features ethnic food and Greek music and dance at Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church. 3655 Park Blvd in San Diego. Free parking at Roosevelt Jr High School, shuttle provided to site. - sdgreekfestival.com
June 8
San Diego Folk Heritage offers PETER SPRAGUE'S BEATLEJAZZ in concert. - sdfolkheritage.org
June 8 - 9
La Jolla Symphony & Chorus is in concert at the Mandeville Auditorium on the UCSD campus in La Jolla. - www.lajollasymphony.com
June 8 - 9
La Jolla Festival of the Arts features award winning artists from across the country along with a wide variety of cuisine from gourmet food vendors. National and locally recognized musicians will provide non-stop entertainment on stage. Enjoy nearly 200 artists in a bay view setting of original fine art, entertainment and delicious cuisines, complemented with fine wine and craft beer as you stroll the turf of Waterfront Park. San Diego Festival of the Arts garners critically acclaimed artists from around the country for an elegant and high quality showcase. - www.sdfestivalofthearts.org
June 9
Pepe Aguilar: Jaripeo Sin Fronteras is at the San Diego Sports Arena. - pechangaarenasd.com
June 10
Jennifer Lopez: It’s My Party is at the Pechanga Arena. - pechangaarenasd.com
June 12 - 29
Moonlight Stage Productions bring you The Producers on stage in Vista, California. - www.moonlightstage.com
June 14
Train/Goo Goo Dolls is appearing under the stars at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre, San Diego's finest outdoor concert venue in Chula Vista. - www.livenation.com
June 15
Rebelution is appearing under the stars at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre, San Diego's finest outdoor concert venue in Chula Vista. - www.livenation.com
June 15
Gaslamp Quarter Association sponsors Taste of Gaslamp downtowns favorite eating extravaganza and urban food safari! Participants have the fun of visiting many unique, interesting locations and trying samples of their delicious house specialties. Guests take a self–guided walking tour and the tasty treats from our finest restaurants are included in the ticket price. - www.gaslamp.org
June 15
The Museum of Making Music offers The Rebel Lovers in Carlsbad. - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
June 15
San Diego Folk Heritage offers SAM HINTON FOLK FESTIVAL in concert. - sdfolkheritage.org
June 15 - 16 & 22 - 23
Tractor Show presents demonstrations of early American crafts, farming, log sawing, black smithing and more including an antique tractor parade. The Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista. - www.agsem.com
June 16
Poway Center For The Performing Arts presents 7th Annual Taste Of Our Towne on stage at 14598 Espola Road in Poway. Tops on the San Diego events calendar. - www.powayarts.org/
June 20
Beck and Cage the Elephant: The Night Running Tour is appearing under the stars at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre, San Diego's finest outdoor concert venue in Chula Vista. - www.livenation.com
June 21
Hootie & The Blowfish: Group Therapy Tour is appearing under the stars at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre, San Diego's finest outdoor concert venue in Chula Vista. - www.livenation.com
June 21
The Museum of Making Music offers Make Music Day 2019 in Carlsbad. - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
June 21 - July 21
The Old Globe presents As You Like It, on stage at the Old Globe complex in Balboa Park. An outstanding San Diego event. - www.theoldglobe.org
June 21 - August 11
Lamb's Players Theatre presents Mixtape on stage at their resident theatre in Coronado. - www.lambsplayers.org
June 22
Poway On Stage presents Taste of our Towne: A Summer Celebration on stage at 14598 Espola Road in Poway. - www.powayarts.org/
June 22
Don't miss theFairy Festival at the San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas. - www.sdbgarden.org
June 22
Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-off includes works by local artists, food, children's area and entertainment on 3 stages. 200+ vendors' booths. The end of Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach. - oceanbeachsandiego.com
June 23
Santana: Supernatural Now is appearing under the stars at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre, San Diego's finest outdoor concert venue in Chula Vista. - www.livenation.com
June 23
San Diego International Triathlon will include a 100 meter swim, 30K bike ride, 10K run. Also, features a sprint course. Starts at Spanish Landing on Harbor Island at 7 a.m. and ends at Seaport Village. Registration and information: - https://www.sdtriseries.com
June 23
Khalid: Free Spirit World Tour is at the Pechanga Arena. - pechangaarenasd.com
June 23
The Museum of Making Music offers An Evening with Raul Midón and Lionel Loueke in Carlsbad. - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
June 26
Rockstar Energy DISRUPT Festival:The Used,Thrice,Circa Survive & more is appearing under the stars at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre, San Diego's finest outdoor concert venue in Chula Vista. - www.livenation.com
June 28 - 29
San Diego Symphony performs Bayside Summer Nights featuring Star Spangled Pops in the picturesque Embarcadero Marina Park South, near the Convention Center. A favorite on the San Diego event calendar. - www.sandiegosymphony.com
June 29
Magic 92.5 Summer Jam Featuring War, Cameo, Brick and More is at the Pechanga Arena. - pechangaarenasd.com
June 30
San Diego Symphony performs Bayside Summer Nights featuring Play Ball: A Symphonic Celebration of the Padres in the picturesque Embarcadero Marina Park South, near the Convention Center. A favorite on the San Diego event calendar. - www.sandiegosymphony.com
June 30
Taste of Adams Avenue features delightful delicacies from the neighborhoods of Kensington and Normal Heights. Guests can satisfy their senses with culinary creations from over 20 restaurants, pubs and eateries along Adams Avenue. - www.adamsavenuebusiness.com