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    Public art meeting

    Last year, we received input from veterans and others on the vision for the public art that will be featured on the upper plateau at Veterans Memorial Park. After issuing a national Call for Artists Qualifications to recruit potential artists or artist teams for the project, the city received 35 qua


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    Meet the Chief

    On April 15, the City of Carlsbad officially welcomed our new Police Chief, the 11th since the city’s founding in 1952. Christie Calderwood steps into this new role after serving the Carlsbad Police Department for the past 18 years.


  • Repair and recycle

    Trash to treasure

    Repair, reduce, reuse and recycle for Earth Month.

    04/10/2024 4:00 PM

  • Food waste

    Preventing food waste

    Reducing the amount of food and other organic waste that ends up in local landfills is one of the best ways we can live more sustainably and keep our planet healthy.

    04/10/2024 2:00 PM

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    Organic waste recycling

    The city’s organic waste recycling program will turn food and yard clippings into compost and mulch, giving them new life.


  • Earth Month events 2024

    Earth Month events

    Celebrate sustainability at events in April.

    04/02/2024 10:30 AM

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    City Council meetings explained

    City Council meetings are where it all happens – from approving our annual budget and reviewing proposed projects to passing new city laws and listening to what’s on the minds of community members.


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    Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    April 3 is National Walking Day and with the beautiful weather, you may notice more people out walking in Carlsbad. Whether you’re walking or driving, it’s essential to pay attention and put away any distractions that could take your eyes off the road and your surroundings including phones, music or


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    Sustainable Carlsbad newsletter

    Read the first issue of our new environmental sustainability newsletter.

    03/29/2024 3:34 PM

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    Be safe in the rain

    Please take precautions during heavy rain to stay safe, safeguard your property and protect the environment.


  • TGIF, concerts

    TGIF schedule announced

    With several new security measures already planned for the 2024 TGIF Concerts in the Parks season, the City Council decided Tuesday not to proceed with a ticketing or registration process for this summer’s events.

    03/21/2024 9:50 AM

  • E-bikes on the coast

    Spring break traffic safety

    Spring break is around the corner in Carlsbad, and you may notice more kids, teens and families walking and biking. Here are some tips to help everyone stay safe on the road.

    03/18/2024 9:29 AM

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    Carlsbad behind the scenes: DUI and driver’s license checkpoints

    Carlsbad Police held a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint on a recent Saturday night on Palomar Airport Road in the city’s Bressi Ranch neighborhood. Checkpoints are an important tool police use to help reduce hit-and-run and injury collisions in Carlsbad.

    03/15/2024 9:30 AM

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    Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day responsibly: Designate a driver

    With the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations fast approaching, the City of Carlsbad Police Department will be on alert for suspected impaired drivers and reminds the community to celebrate responsibly by designating a sober driver - your lucky charm for a safe and enjoyable celebration.


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    Safeguarding your home during spring break

    With spring breaks starting and families embarking on vacations, an empty house can become a prime target for an opportunist burglar. The City of Carlsbad Police Department suggests taking proactive steps to safeguard your home, so that you can enjoy peace of mind while on vacation knowing that your


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    Sustainable spring cleaning

    Just in time for the first day of spring next week, the City of Carlsbad is sharing tips and resources to make spring cleaning easy and safe for the environment, too. Sustainability and protecting Carlsbad’s natural environment is one of the top goals in the City Council’s 5-Year Strategic Plan.


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    Airport issues to be discussed

    The Carlsbad City Council voted Tuesday to explore a series of recommendations from the community about ways to potentially increase the city’s influence over the local impacts of future airport changes. The County of San Diego owns and operates McLellan-Palomar Airport, although the airport propert


  • Fan drying water damage

    Storm-related assistance available

    Residents and business owners who suffered storm-related losses between Jan. 21 and Jan. 23 can apply for assistance online or call the FEMA hotline at 1-800-621-3362.


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    Goal update: Economic vitality

    The city recently shared the first annual progress report on the City Council’s 5-Year Strategic Plan. Over the next several weeks, the city will share details of each goal, starting with economic vitality.

    02/28/2024 2:48 PM

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    Preserving community character

    This article is one in a series highlighting what has been accomplished during the first year of the City Council’s 5-Year Strategic Plan.


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