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    Apply to fill vacancies on these city commissions

    Several City of Carlsbad advisory boards, commissions and committees will have scheduled vacancies in 2024 when terms expire for some existing board members. If you want to make a difference in our community, this is a great way to get involved.


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    Trail of the week: The Crossings/Veterans Park Trail

    Carlsbad is a very hilly city. This has its pros and cons, but beautiful views are definitely on the plus side. Continuing with our trail of the week feature, today I want to tell you about one of the best views in the city, on a trail you have likely driven by many times without knowing it.

    11/30/2023 5:05 PM

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    Grant targets illegal alcohol use

    The City of Carlsbad Police Department has been awarded a $40,520 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to reduce alcohol-related harm in the community. The grant is one of nearly fifty awarded in California to local law enforcement agencies through ABC’s Alcohol P

    11/29/2023 12:18 PM

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    5 perfect holiday hikes

    With the holidays coming up, many of us are looking forward to quality time with friends and family, including folks visiting from out of town. If you want to show off the beautiful natural surroundings that make Carlsbad so special, now’s a great time to explore the city’s 67 miles of trails.


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    Traffic safety tips and excellence award

    This holiday season, please give yourself plenty of time to get where you need to go and remember to keep an eye out for more people on our roads, especially if it’s raining.

    11/17/2023 11:34 AM

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    How to shop safely online

    Shopping for the holidays online offers convenience by allowing you to explore items from various sellers, easily compare prices and buy from the comfort of your home.


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    Shopping safety tips

    As the holiday season approaches, an influx of shoppers is expected to frequent our popular shopping areas. With this surge, there's a heightened risk of holiday shopping-related crimes, along with increased local road traffic.


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    Financial and economic report

    Some parts of Carlsbad’s economy are returning to pre-pandemic patterns, although it’s still too early to know what the new normal will ultimately be, according to an economic and financial report on the first quarter of the fiscal year presented to the City Council Tuesday.


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    Carlsbad named top digital city

    The City of Carlsbad ranked first in the Center for Digital Government’s 2023 Digital Cities Survey.

    11/13/2023 5:34 PM

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    Traffic safety grant

    The City of Carlsbad Police Department was awarded a $200,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). The grant will support our ongoing enforcement and education programs to help reduce the number of serious injuries and deaths on our roads.

    11/01/2023 2:26 PM

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    Bike valet at Carlsbad Village Faire

    The City of Carlsbad is hosting bike valet services for the Carlsbad Village Faire on Sunday, Nov. 5.

    10/27/2023 12:11 PM

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    No hotel tax increase

    The City Council decided Tuesday not to move forward with putting a measure on the ballot for a potential increase in the tax visitors pay when they stay at local hotels and short-term vacation rentals. In April, the City Council requested information about a potential ballot measure to increase the


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    Injury collisions down

    City staff provided an update to the City Council Tuesday recapping was accomplished during the 12-month traffic safety emergency that ended Sept. 8 and a preview of what’s still to come.


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    Community grants

    In a few months, the Carlsbad City Council will decide how to distribute an estimated $518,215 in federal grants for community projects that help people with low incomes.


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    Climate Action Plan Update

    Proposed actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ready for review

    10/17/2023 5:41 PM

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    Road construction questions answered

    Driving around Carlsbad, you’ve likely come across crews repaving and restriping several of our major east-west roadways.


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    Surplus invested for financial health

    On Tuesday, the City Council approved investing unspent money from last year’s budget to reduce future pension payments, replenish self-insurance funds, and pay for public safety equipment, additional school crossing guards, trails maintenance, art programs and other one-time costs not included in t


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    New plan for parks, recreation

    The Carlsbad City Council adopted an updated plan on Tuesday that will guide parks and recreation priorities through 2030 based on community feedback, industry trends, city demographics and other factors. The City Council also voted for staff to prioritize the development of additional pickleball co


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    Prepare for fall wildfire season

    The beginning of fall is a great time to get prepared for wildfire season. Carlsbad is known for abundant natural open space, and when nature is your neighbor, it's essential to take precautions against wildfire. Here are some tips that you can do now to help protect your home.


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    Construction to start on Avenida Encinas

    After Labor Day, the City of Carlsbad is starting construction along the southern part of Avenida Encinas. Work will begin at the Carlsbad Boulevard intersection and move north, ending at the Poinsettia coaster station.


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