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Ponto Update

The Ponto Beachfront Development Review Committee (Committee) will be hosting a community meeting within the next 60 days to update the residents of San Pacifico on the status of development at Ponto; please watch for details on this important upcoming meeting.  We need your help to educate, engage and have as many Carlsbad and North County residents as possible to become aware of our San Pacifico Community concerns and communicate their desires to the City and other governmental agencies to influence change and to DEVELOP PONTO RIGHT. 

Shopoff has retained a professional PR firm who has begun an aggressive online and print effort to mislead our community, the other residents of Carlsbad and surrounding cites regarding the validity of the residential plans they are proposing.   The committee has verified that their proposed residential development is 5 feet taller and 350% more intense than the land use square footage of the Cape Rey Resort.  Shopoff is proposing to create a huge and tall wall of massive buildings within our Planned Community.

The Committee submitted the survey census from our May 2017 community meeting, plus the fact that Coastal South Carlsbad is owned a park, to the City of Carlsbad, our elected representatives, and the Coastal Commission. The long overdue response from the City Council basically indicates that we are our on  our own and not to expect the City Council to seriously investigate our concerns, requirement and desire for a park or less intense development, represent our interests and take appropriate action.  Only the actions of a significant number of citizens seems to make a difference, and San Pacifico, although 450 plus homes and about 700-800 citizens strong is likely not large enough to DEVELOP PONTO RIGHT.    

Next Steps include: Attending our upcoming Community Meeting (date and time to follow), helping to outreach the facts to those beyond San Pacifico, writing to Council/Planning Commission/Coastal Commission regarding your concerns, attending upcoming Council Meetings to voice your concerns.   The Committee members will provide more information on all these steps in the coming weeks.

News Around Town

Get Ready for Earth Month - Spring Cleaning

The City of Carlsbad makes it easy for residents who want to do some spring cleaning this time of year, with convenient and low cost trash and recycling services.

Bulky items
Waste Management will collect up to five large items, such as furniture or appliances, from your home three times annually at no charge. To schedule a bulky item pickup, contact Waste Management at 866-WM RECYCLE or 760-929-9400 at least 24 hours in advance of your regular collection day.

Self haul
Got too much trash for your carts? Residents can dispose of their overflow trash at the Palomar Transfer Station, located at 5960 El Camino Real in Carlsbad. Hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. A fee will be charged at the time of disposal. For more information please call 760-603-0153.

Household hazardous waste
Carlsbad residents can get rid of old paint, pesticides, cleaners and other household hazardous waste at two free drop-off centers:

  • PSC HHW facility 1145 East Taylor St. Vista, CA 92084 800-714-1195/Call for hours

  • Waste Management HHW facility 2880 Industry St. Oceanside, CA 92054 760-929-9400/Call for hours

Proof of residency is required. Door-to-door collection appointments are also available year-round for a $10 co-pay. For more information call Waste Management at 760-929-9400 or visit www.carlsbadca.gov/trash

  • Shred and Recycle It* April 7, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 5815 El Camino Real

  • Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event* April 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5815 El Camino Real

  • Donate, Don’t Waste Collection Event* April 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 1275 Carlsbad Village Dr.

  • Earth Day Celebration* April 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Cole Library 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr.

  • Creek to Bay Cleanup* April 21, 9 a.m. – noon, check website for location and other details

  • Arbor Day April 28, 8:30 –10:30 a.m., Poinsettia Park

  • Carlsbad Walk + Bike Community Bike Ride April 28, check website for location and other details

    *Advanced registration required

Events Around Town

Cinema Club
Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium Carlsbad City Library (Dove Lane) 760-602-2090
Foreign Film Fridays represents some of the finest cinema from across the globe on Fridays at 4 and 7 p.m. Wednesday Film Series is diverse mix of films, providing cinema fans with the latest movies representing the best and the brightest from Hollywood and worldwide on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Saturday Cinema Series begins at 1:30 p.m. with a pre-cinema chat led by a film expert, followed by the film screening at 2 p.m. and post show discussion. All films are presented with free admission and seating is based on a first come, first served basis. For more information, visit www.carlsbadca.gov/cinemaclub.

Pirate Plunge
April 14, 5 – 9 p.m., $10 Alga Norte Aquatic Center 760-268-4777 Enjoy pirate-themed pool activities and entertainment. End the night with a special movie presentation of The Princess Bride (rated PG) on the giant outdoor movie screen

This Is Jazz!
April 14, 4 – 5:30 p.m., Free Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium Carlsbad City Library (Dove Lane) 760-602-2090
The Cultural Arts Office’s popular four-part lecture/performance series highlights jazz, with live demonstrations by musical guests and lively discussions between artists and audience. These 90-minute sessions let audiences listen to jazz, learn about jazz and talk about jazz with savvy specialists and our region’s top talents.

Trail Volunteer
Events April 28, May 12, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., Free 760-434-2838 Help clean up and maintain the city’s many beautiful trails while meeting new friends and enjoying nature. See the city website for locations, directions and parking information at www.carlsbadca.gov/trails.

Events Around The County

Today - April 15
San Diego Repertory Theatre brings you Beachtown on stage at The Lyceum Theatre Complex at 79 Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego. - www.sdrep.org
Today - April 22
Cygnet Theatre presents A Little Night Music 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 - April 22
New Village Arts Theatre presents Men on Boats at 2787 State Street in Carlsbad. - www.newvillagearts.org
Today - April 22
Coronado Playhouse brings you KING CHARLES III, on stage at 1335 First Street at the Coronado Ferry Landing. One of the exciting San Diego events. - www.coronadoplayhouse.com
Today - April 29
The Old Globe presents American Mariachi, on stage at the Old Globe complex in Balboa Park. An outstanding San Diego event. - www.theoldglobe.org
April 6
Hairspray the Musical at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
April 6, 7
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
April 6 - 8
Hairspray the Musical at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
April 6 - 8
Goodguys 18th Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.delmarfairgrounds.com
April 6 - 8
La Jolla Concours D'Eleganceon the lawn overlooking La Jolla Cove. Over 150 Classic Cars on display. - www.lajollamotorcarclassic.com
April 6 - 8
California Ballet presents The Great Gatsby, at the San Diego Civic Theatre. - www.californiaballet.org
April 6 - 8
Balboa Theatre presents Septime Webre THE GREAT GATSBY, on stage at the historic Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. A popular San Diego event. - balboatheatre.org
April 6 - 8
Gem and Mineral Show is a special event at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista. - www.agsem.com
April 6 - May 6
The Old Globe presents The Wanderers, on stage at the Old Globe complex in Balboa Park. An outstanding San Diego event. - www.theoldglobe.org
April 7
San Diego Folk Heritage offers The Pickin’ Pear, Breakfast Wine opens in concert. - sdfolkheritage.org
April 7
Dancing With Our Stars at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
April 7
Balboa Theatre presents PUDDLES PITY PARTY, on stage at the historic Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. A popular San Diego event. - balboatheatre.org
April 8
Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego is San Diego's finest cycling competition starting at Seaport Village. A celebration of cycling, food, and San Diego’s picturesque water front. The two-day festival features a mass-start, timed Gran Fondo with 4 route options, timed King and Queen of the Mountain competitions, The Bike & Fitness Expo, challenging and inspiring routes, outstanding Campagnolo ride support, and delicious food on course. - www.kozenterprises.com
April 8
Maluma: F.A.M.E. Tour 2018 is at the Valley View Casino Center. - valleyviewcasinocenter.com
April 8
Balboa Theatre presents HATERS ROAST The Shady Tour, on stage at the historic Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. A popular San Diego event. - balboatheatre.org
April 8
Envision Dance Competition at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
April 8
The Museum of Making Music offers Lisa Sanders & Natalya in Carlsbad. - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
April 10
My Heart in a Suitcase at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
April 11 - May 18
North Coast Repertory Theatre brings you How the Other Half Loves at the intimate 194-seat theater in Solana Beach. A top San Diego theater event. - www.northcoastrep.org
April 13
Moonlight Stage Productions bring you Betamaxx at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista. - www.moonlightstage.com
April 13, 14
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
April 13 - 15
Starpower National Talent Competition is at the San Diego Convention Center. - visitsandiego.com/
April 14
Poway On Stage presents Berkley Hart Wreck 'N' Show on stage at 14598 Espola Road in Poway. - www.powayarts.org/
April 14 & 28
Mid-Scale Composting Management Workshop is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.delmarfairgrounds.com
April 14
4th Annual San Diego Soul Music Festival is at the Valley View Casino Center. - valleyviewcasinocenter.com
April 14 - 15
Oceanside Days of Art is a free two day outdoor arts festival held in downtown Oceanside along Pier View Way. This family friendly event is anticipated to include over 100 visual artists booths, 300 musicians, dancers and performers along with local food vendors. - www.ocaf.info
April 15
The Museum of Making Music offers Trout Fishing in America with Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds in Carlsbad. - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
April 15
Multiple Sclerosis Walk starts at 8 a.m. At Armada Drive in Carlsbad. - www.mswalk.com
April 15
Annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival brings arts, crafts, fun, games and food featuring avocados to this beautiful rural community. The Culinary Contest is at 9 a.m. for professionals and noon for amateurs. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street in Fallbrook. - www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org
April 15
Port of San Diego Day At The Docks is a sportfishing festival featuring food, entertainment and boat rides. San Diego Sportfishing Landings in Point Loma. A free San Diego event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - www.sportfishing.org
April 20
The Museum of Making Music offers Lionel Loueke Trio in Carlsbad. - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
April 20
San Diego Folk Heritage offers Terra Sangue Mare in concert. - sdfolkheritage.org
April 20 - 22
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
April 20 - 22
Spring Home Remodeling/Decorating Show is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.delmarfairgrounds.com
April 20 - 22
Del Mar Antique Show & Sale is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.delmarfairgrounds.com
April 21
Multiple Sclerosis Walk In San Diego. Starts and finishes at NTC Park in Liberty Station - www.mswalk.com
April 21 - 22
Coronado Flower Show Weekend is the largest flower show under tents in the western United States. The show is held in Spreckels Park, along Orange Avenue, between 6th & 7th Streets. Exhibits are placed inside tents surrounding a central gazebo, which becomes the stage for continuous entertainment, announcements and trophy presentations. - www.coronadoflowershow.org
April 22
Annual San Diego EarthFair is the world's largest annual environmental fair and Earth Day Celebration, all produced by volunteers. The free festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Features a children's activity area, booths, educational exhibits, music and earth friendly food. Balboa Park. - www.earthdayweb.org
April 22
La Jolla Half Marathon begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and ends at La Jolla Cove Park. There is also a 5K run that starts at La Jolla Shores. - www.lajollahalfmarathon.com
April 23
New Village Arts Theatre presents Richard Lederer in "Living Will: The Legacy of William Shakespeare" at 2787 State Street in Carlsbad. - www.newvillagearts.org
April 27
Poway On Stage presents TAO: Drum Hart on stage at 14598 Espola Road in Poway. - www.powayarts.org/
April 27
The Museum of Making Music offers The String Revolution in Carlsbad. - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
April 27 - 29
Lakeside Rodeo & Parade where the Western Days Parade is at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. The Rodeo is on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with seven major events. Lakeside Rodeo Grounds at Highway 67 and Mapleview Street in Lakeside. - www.lakesiderodeo.com
April 28 - 29
San Diego Kids Expo & Fair is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.delmarfairgrounds.com
April 28 - 29
ArtWalk Festival is a visual and performing art celebration set along a scenic path in Little Italy, where live entertainment and works of art are displayed in outdoor venues, studios, galleries, and businesses. Emerging artists and performance groups show a variety of work; photography, music, painting, drama, sculpture, poetry, glass, dance and more. A free event filling 14 city blocks with art, with artists located on East-West streets from Beech Street to Fir Street. - www.missionfederalartwalk.org
April 28 - 29
Encinitas Street Faire includes over 400 arts and crafts vendors, food, music, family amusements and entertainment. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on South Coast Highway 101 from D to J Streets in Encinitas. - www.kennedyfaires.com
April 28 - 29
Hanamatsuri Bazaar offers Japanese food, arts, lectures on Buddhism, drumming, music, cultural demonstrations and performances. Free admission and parking. 12 - 6 p.m. at the Vista Buddhist Temple and Community Center. - www.vbtemple.org
April 28 - 29 & May 5 - 6
Escondido Renaissance Faire recreates the age of chivalry among the wonders of nature in this idyllic setting. Activities include presentation of Shakespeare plays, battle pageants, music, jugglers and hundreds of costumed performers. A variety of foods, tasty ales and fine wines are also available. Felicita County Park in Escondido. - www.therenlist.com
April 29
Tina Guo with San Diego Civic Youth Orchestra at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org