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End of Summer Party!party

Join us for the End of Summer Party at the pool on Saturday August 25 @ 6:30 PM featuring LIVE MUSIC by “The Kaotics”! Food trucks, dancing and fun with your neighbors and friends! Check Nextdoor events for more information and event updates.

Ponto Update

The Ponto Beach Development Review Committee (PBDRC) held a site visit using a drone to replicate the developer, Shopoff’s, desired 40-foot building height for the Ponto East residential development.  The views from the drone at 40 feet above Ponto East has been posted the website, www.Pontolocals.com as a YouTube video.
 
Several members of the PBDRC presented at the July 24, 2018 City Council meeting to continue supporting the requirement and need for a park in the Southwest Carlsbad Quadrant.   

News Around Town

Future City Hall and Civic Center

The City of Carlsbad wants your input on civic life in our city – what would help you feel more connected to your local government and your fellow residents?

Why a New City Hall?
The City of Carlsbad currently operates out of a number of buildings spread across our 39 square mile city. Many are old and no longer meet the needs of the workforce or the community. Sometimes we need to set up chairs outside to accommodate everyone who wants to come to a City Council meeting.
Plus having so many locations creates operational inefficiencies (wasted time driving to different buildings) and makes it hard for the public to know where to go for what.

CityHallThe city is considering four locations for a new city hall and civic center. Community input and an analysis of future customer service and workforce needs will help city staff narrow down the choices and, ultimately, recommend a site to the City Council for approval. The City Council has set a goal of breaking ground on a new city hall by 2023

    1. Existing city hall location
    2. Pine Avenue Community Park western parking lot
    3. Existing Faraday Center location
    4. Former Farmers Insurance building

Please tell us what you think

Where do you experience the greatest sense of community in Carlsbad? What public spaces feel the most inviting? What community values would you most like to see reflected in a new civic space? What sorts of amenities and gathering places would you like to see more of in Carlsbad? The city will take your input on these and other questions to help identify the best location for the new city hall and civic center.

Give Input Online Starting July 1 you can give input online at: www.carlsbadca.gov/input

Who Pays?
In Carlsbad, the cost of building a new city hall won’t be borne by taxpayers. That’s because under the growth management program, the city has collected money over the years from development fees. This money can only be used to pay for the expansion and replacement of certain city facilities.

Events Around Town

TGIF Concerts in the Parks
Aug 3– Aug. 17 Fridays, 6 – 8 p.m., Free
Enjoy another great summer of music, friends and, of course, lots of dancing. Check the city website for locations and band information.

Calavera Hills Community Park
August 3 - Phat Cat Swinger (Swing)

Alga Norte Community Park
August 10 - Orgōne (Funk/Soul/Afro-Disco) August 17 - Poncho Sanchez (Latin)

Snores & S’mores
Aug. 11, 5 p.m. – Aug. 13, 9 a.m., $25

Aviara Community Park 760-434-2843 Set up your tent in the park for a fun overnight campout. Enjoy games, activities and crafts along with an outdoor movie complete with popcorn and s’mores. Dinner and a continental breakfast are provided.

Float N’ Flick
Aug. 25, 6 p.m., $8

Alga Norte Aquatic Center 760-268-4777 Float in our warm water pool while enjoying a movie under the stars on the giant outdoor screen. Rings and tubes will be available for purchase.

2018 State of the City
Aug. 21, 6 p.m., Free

Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, Carlsbad City Library (Dove Lane) Join members of the City Council for a free showing of the 2018 State of the City video, highlighting key projects and initiatives, city priorities and future planning.

Events Around The County

Today - August 4
Moonlight Stage Productions bring you Disney's Newsies at the Avo Playhouse or Brengle Terrace Park in Vista. - www.moonlightstage.com
Today - August 12
The Old Globe presents Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, on stage at the Old Globe complex in Balboa Park. An outstanding San Diego event. - www.theoldglobe.org
Today - August 12
Cygnet Theatre presents Spamalot on stage at the Old Town Theatre located at 4040 Twiggs Street in San Diego. Tops on the San Diego events calendar. - cygnettheatre.com
Today - August 12
North Coast Repertory Theatre brings you A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum at the intimate 194-seat theater in Solana Beach. A top San Diego theater event. - www.northcoastrep.org
Today - August 26
Coronado Playhouse brings you A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, on stage at 1335 First Street at the Coronado Ferry Landing. One of the exciting San Diego events. - www.coronadoplayhouse.com
Today - August 30
Don't miss theThursday Family Fun Night at the San Diego Botanic Garden - 230 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas. - www.sdbgarden.org
Today - September 3
Live Horse Racing is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. - www.delmarfairgrounds.com
Today - September 26
The Birch Aquarium at Scripps hosts Green Flash Concerts with live music and stunning ocean views on the third Wednesday of the month, May through September. All aquarium exhibits are open for viewing throughout the evening. - aquarium.ucsd.edu
Today - August 5
Broadway San Diego brings you ON YOUR FEET, on stage in Downtown San Diego. Very popular on the San Diego event calendar. - www.broadwaysd.com
August 3
San Diego Symphony performs Bayside Summer Nights with Burt Bacharach in the picturesque Embarcadero Marina Park South, near the Convention Center. A favorite on the San Diego event calendar. - www.sandiegosymphony.com
August 3 - 24
La Jolla Music Society presents Summerfest, a nationally-recognized chamber music festival featuring over 80 world-class artists and ensembles. Tops on the San Diego events calendar. - www.ljms.org
August 4
Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Series features The Rippingtons David Benoit & Marc Antoine at this beautiful outdoor summer concert venue in San Diego wine country. 3275 Rancho California Road in Temecula. - www.thorntonwine.com
August 4 - 5
San Diego Symphony performs Bayside Summer Nights with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fireâ„¢ In Concert in the picturesque Embarcadero Marina Park South, near the Convention Center. A favorite on the San Diego event calendar. - www.sandiegosymphony.com
August 5
Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Series features Robert Cray Band at this beautiful outdoor summer concert venue in San Diego wine country. 3275 Rancho California Road in Temecula. - www.thorntonwine.com
August 6 - 7
Cygnet Theatre presents La Cage Aux Folles on stage at the Old Town Theatre located at 4040 Twiggs Street in San Diego. Tops on the San Diego events calendar. - cygnettheatre.com
August 10
San Diego Symphony performs Bayside Summer Nights with WEST SIDE STORY - THE FILM in the picturesque Embarcadero Marina Park South, near the Convention Center. A favorite on the San Diego event calendar. - www.sandiegosymphony.com
August 11
Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Series features Chris Botti at this beautiful outdoor summer concert venue in San Diego wine country. 3275 Rancho California Road in Temecula. - www.thorntonwine.com
August 11
San Diego Symphony performs Bayside Summer Nights with HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD! in the picturesque Embarcadero Marina Park South, near the Convention Center. A favorite on the San Diego event calendar. - www.sandiegosymphony.com
August 11 - 12
ArtWalk Liberty Station ArtWalk @ Liberty Station brings visual arts, music, and interactive art-making for families to San Diego in beautiful Ingram Plaza at the Arts District at Liberty Station. The Arts District at Liberty Station has blossomed into San Diego’s premier venue for the arts, museums, dining and entertainment. The beautiful outdoor setting, surrounding a picturesque rose garden, is flat, grassy, and easily accessible for both artists and attendees. ArtWalk @ Liberty Station also features a shaded wine and beer pavilion and a street food area. - www.missionfederalartwalk.org
August 12
San Diego Symphony performs Bayside Summer Nights with PABLO MONTERO in the picturesque Embarcadero Marina Park South, near the Convention Center. A favorite on the San Diego event calendar. - www.sandiegosymphony.com
August 12 - September 16
The Old Globe presents Much Ado About Nothing, on stage at the Old Globe complex in Balboa Park. An outstanding San Diego event. - www.theoldglobe.org
August 15
San Diego Symphony performs Bayside Summer Nights with ROGER DALTREY AND MEMBERS OF THE WHO BAND in the picturesque Embarcadero Marina Park South, near the Convention Center. A favorite on the San Diego event calendar. - www.sandiegosymphony.com
August 15 - September 1
Moonlight Stage Productions bring you The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Avo Playhouse or Brengle Terrace Park in Vista. - www.moonlightstage.com
August 17 - 18
San Diego Symphony performs Bayside Summer Nights with GERSHWIN ON BROADWAY in the picturesque Embarcadero Marina Park South, near the Convention Center. A favorite on the San Diego event calendar. - www.sandiegosymphony.com
August 18
Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Series features Norman Brown & Bobby Caldwell Love & Soul Tour at this beautiful outdoor summer concert venue in San Diego wine country. 3275 Rancho California Road in Temecula. - www.thorntonwine.com
August 19
San Diego Symphony performs Bayside Summer Nights with ROBERT RANDOLPH AND THE FAMILY BAND in the picturesque Embarcadero Marina Park South, near the Convention Center. A favorite on the San Diego event calendar. - www.sandiegosymphony.com
August 21 - September 16
La Jolla Playhouse offers Seize the King, 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
August 22
San Diego Symphony performs Bayside Summer Nights with STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE in the picturesque Embarcadero Marina Park South, near the Convention Center. A favorite on the San Diego event calendar. - www.sandiegosymphony.com
August 22 - 23
ArtWalk Carlsbad This fine art festival is part of the ArtWalk San Diego brand known for bringing together all facets of the arts in San Diego while promoting the experience of owning original art. More than 100 visual artists will show and sell their work, alongside the colorful chalk art that will fill the asphalt as you watch paintings being created before your eyes on the pavement. - www.missionfederalartwalk.org
August 23
San Diego Symphony performs Bayside Summer Nights with LADIES WHO JAM: WOMEN IN JAZZ in the picturesque Embarcadero Marina Park South, near the Convention Center. A favorite on the San Diego event calendar. - www.sandiegosymphony.com
August 23 - September 2
Broadway San Diego brings you THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, on stage in Downtown San Diego. Very popular on the San Diego event calendar. - www.broadwaysd.com
August 24 - 25
San Diego Symphony performs Bayside Summer Nights with THE TEMPTATIONS + THE FOUR TOPSin the picturesque Embarcadero Marina Park South, near the Convention Center. A favorite on the San Diego event calendar. - www.sandiegosymphony.com
August 24 - September 30
Lamb's Players Theatre presents A Jewel In The Crown City on stage at their resident theatre in Coronado. - www.lambsplayers.org
August 25
Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Series features George Benson at this beautiful outdoor summer concert venue in San Diego wine country. 3275 Rancho California Road in Temecula. - www.thorntonwine.com