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What’s going on with the power plant?

You may have noticed the new power plant being built just west of I-5 on the site of the 65-year-old Encina Power Station. According to NRG, the company building the new plant, construction is progressing on schedule, and the new plant is scheduled to start operations by the end of 2018.

NRG also owns and operates the Encina power plant, which it plans to decommission in 2019 after the new plant is operational and demolish in 2020 to 2021, as part of an agreement with the City of Carlsbad. That agreement also calls for NRG to work with the city and the community to develop a plan for the future use of the old power plant site. Under the city’s recently updated General Plan, the power plant property has been designated for a combination of commercial uses and open space.

Good News for Ratepayers

A previously approved water rate increase starting Jan. 1, 2018, will be lower than expected, saving the average household about $20 and $1.7 million districtwide. The water district’s finances have been bolstered by increased efficiencies, strategic financial management and higher than anticipated water sales. Customers benefit because water districts may only charge for the actual cost of providing water service

Events Around Town

Carlsbad Reads Together
Author Talk with Daniel H. Pink Feb. 11, 2 p.m., Free
Carlsbad Reads Together is a month long celebration bringing community members together and engaging them in discussion about the same selection of books, at the same time with a variety of events. This year’s author, Daniel H. Pink’s works center around self-improvement.
Carlsbad Reads Together 2018 will focus on four of Pink’s titles: When, To Sell is Human, Drive and A Whole New Mind.


A Treasured Collection of Haitian Art
Feb. 11 – April 15, Free Cannon Art Gallery Carlsbad City Library (Dove Lane) 760-602-2021
This collection highlights the stunning private collection of Carlsbad resident, Lawrence Kent. Featuring more than 45 paintings from the 1940s to the present, the Kent’s collection illustrates the diverse and distinct characteristics of Haiti’s visual traditions and the wide variety of its creative expression produced generations apart.

Epic Tween Nights: Party at the Park
Feb. 17, 5 – 9 p.m. $10 per person; kids 10 to 15 years Calavera Hills Community Center 760-434-2843
Dancing, video games, giant inflatables, Zorb balls and dodgeball, it’s the perfect night to party. Drop off your tween for an exciting night complete with competitions and a photo booth. Valid student ID may be required at check in
.

Events Around The County

North Coast Repertory Theatre brings you Around the World in Eighty Days at the intimate 194-seat theater in Solana Beach. A top San Diego theater event. - www.northcoastrep.org
Today - February 11
Cygnet Theatre presents The Last Wife 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 - February 25
Coronado Playhouse brings you THE ADDAMS FAMILY, on stage at 1335 First Street at the Coronado Ferry Landing. One of the exciting San Diego events. - www.coronadoplayhouse.com
February 1
Shen Yun 2018 is at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
February 1
Balboa Theatre presents STEVEN WRIGHT, on stage in a San Diego event at the historic Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. - balboatheatre.org
February 2
San Diego Folk Heritage offers Happy Traum, Sarah Rogo opening in concert. - sdfolkheritage.org
February 2
Tyler, The Creator is at the Valley View Casino Center. - valleyviewcasinocenter.com
February 2, 3
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
February 5
The Museum of Making Music offers Ashley Bathgate in a concert in Carlsbad. - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
February 6 - March 4
La Jolla Playhouse offers The Cake, 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
February 7
Pink Martini is at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
February 8 - 18
San Diego Jewish Film Festival attracts more than 20,000 ticket holders to screenings of over 40 feature-films, shorts, and documentaries that explore the Jewish experience. Various theaters in San Diego County. - sdcjc.lfjcc.org
February 9
Balboa Theatre presents COYOTE PETERSON Brave Wilderness Live!, on stage in a San Diego event at the historic Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. - balboatheatre.org
February 9 - 11
Broadway San Diego brings you DIRTY DANCING, on stage in Downtown San Diego. Very popular on the San Diego event calendar. - www.broadwaysd.com
February 10
Aloha San Diego Cheer Championships is at the San Diego Convention Center. - www.visitsandiego.com
February 10
Balboa Theatre presents MIRANDA SINGS, on stage in a San Diego event at the historic Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. - balboatheatre.org
February 10
Hispanic Valentine's Day Concert & Dance is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. /www.delmarfairgrounds.com
February 10
Aloha San Diego Cheer Championships is at the San Diego Convention Center. - visitsandiego.com/
February 10
Moonlight Stage Productions bring you An Intimate Evening with Lucie Arnaz at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista. - www.moonlightstage.com
February 10 - 11
The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. /www.delmarfairgrounds.com
February 10, 11
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
February 10 - 11
La Jolla Symphony & Chorus is in concert at the Mandeville Auditorium on the UCSD campus in La Jolla. - www.lajollasymphony.com
February 10 - March 11
The Old Globe presents Uncle Vanya, on stage at the Old Globe complex in Balboa Park. An outstanding San Diego event. - www.theoldglobe.org
February 11
Michelle Cann is at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
February 11
Balboa Theatre presents SOUNDS OF MUSIC From Symphony to Science, on stage in a San Diego event at the historic Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. - balboatheatre.org
February 11
Coronado Valentine's Day 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run at Tidelands Park in Coronado California. The event has earned a great reputation for it's attention to detail, race management, and an awesome post-race party. - www.kozenterprises.com
February 13
Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keene is at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
February 14
The Museum of Making Music offers Valentine's Day Benefit Concert in a concert in Carlsbad. - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
February 15
Lana Del Rey is at the Valley View Casino Center. - valleyviewcasinocenter.com
February 15
Balboa Theatre presents LOS ANGELES AZULES, on stage in a San Diego event at the historic Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. - balboatheatre.org
February 16 - 17
Del Mar Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. /www.delmarfairgrounds.com
February 16 & 23
The Harlem Globetrotters is at the Valley View Casino Center. - valleyviewcasinocenter.com
February 17
Poway On Stage presents Cameron Carpenter on stage at 14598 Espola Road in Poway. - www.powayarts.org/
February 17
The Museum of Making Music offers Jack Tempchin in a concert in Carlsbad. - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
February 18
International Guitar Night is at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
February 18
Balboa Theatre presents BETH HART, on stage in a San Diego event at the historic Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. - balboatheatre.org
February 18 - 19
ANNIVERSARY VII is at the Valley View Casino Center. - valleyviewcasinocenter.com
February 19
Boomshaka 2018 Music Festival is at the Valley View Casino Center. - valleyviewcasinocenter.com
February 21 - March 18
North Coast Repertory Theatre brings you This Random World at the intimate 194-seat theater in Solana Beach. A top San Diego theater event. - www.northcoastrep.org
February 22
BLACK VIOLIN: CLASSICAL BOOM TOUR is at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
February 22
Balboa Theatre presents ABBA MANIA, on stage in a San Diego event at the historic Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. - balboatheatre.org
February 23
San Diego Folk Heritage offers Peggy Watson Trio; Lisa Sanders and Brown Sugar in concert. - sdfolkheritage.org
February 23 - 25
Silver Bay Kennel Club of San Diego is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. /www.delmarfairgrounds.com
February 24
Poway On Stage presents Six String Society’s Sounds of the Big Easy on stage at 14598 Espola Road in Poway. - www.powayarts.org/
February 24, 27 & March 2, 4
San Diego Opera brings you Turandot, on stage at various venues in San Diego. - www.sdopera.com/
February 25
The Museum of Making Music offers North Coast Strings Concert in a concert in Carlsbad. - www.museumofmakingmusic.org