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Ponto Update

The Ponto Beachfront Development Review Committee (PBDRC) has updated the website, Develop Ponto Right, www.pontolocals.com to allow for a clearer separation and ease of reference between the three different geographical Ponto Developments. 

Shopoff sent out a neighborhood mailer in August to which the Ponto Beachfront Development Review Committee (PBDRC) has prepared a detailed response.  This detailed response has been upload to the website,  Response to Shopoff mailer.

During the May 3rd community meeting a survey was distributed and remains available on the website,  for completion. It is important that the PBDRC understand the community concerns to best represent the HOA.

News Around Town

Carlsbad @ Your Service

The City of Carlsbad has launched a new app called Carlsbad @Your Service, which lets people use their phones or computers to report things that need repair or attention around town, like potholes, sidewalk cracks, traffic light outages and graffiti. To get the app, search for “Carlsbad @Your Service” in the iTunes or Google Play app store, or access the app on the city website at www.carlsbadca.gov/fixit.

Events Around Town

Super Hero Obstacle Run

Oct 1, 8 – 11 a.m. $25 per person;
must be age 4 or older to participate
Alga Norte Community Park, 760-434-2843
Dress up like your favorite super hero, and come out to the park for this family obstacle run. Defeat villains while leaping over tall buildings, crawling through toxic tunnels and navigating 20 obstacles throughout the park. Participants receive a cape and finishing medal.

Foreign Film Fridays
Oct. 6 and 20, 4 and 7 p.m., Free
Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium Carlsbad City Library (Dove Lane) 760-602-2090
Join other movie lovers for this film series celebrating the best of foreign films. In October, enjoy the Iranian film, The Color of Paradise (PG) and Spanish film, Truman (NR).

Family Open Studios
Oct. 7, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Free
Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad City Library (Dove Lane) 760-602-2021
Come tour the current exhibit in the Cannon Art Gallery, 2017 Invitational, featuring artwork from five San Diego artists, and then create your own work of art. All ages welcome.

Pumpkin Plunge
Oct 14, 5 p.m.
(movie starts at dusk) $10 per person, kids ages 3 and under are free
Alga Norte Aquatic Center, 760-286-4777
Enjoy two hours of fun, Halloween themed pool activities including a floating pumpkin patch where every child will leave with a pumpkin. Finish the night off with a presentation of The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG) on the outdoor movie screen.

Events Around The County

Today - October 1
La Jolla Playhouse offers Wild Goose Dreams, 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
Today - October 1
North Coast Repertory Theatre brings you Last of the Red Hot Lovers at the intimate 194-seat theater in Solana Beach. A top San Diego theater event. - www.northcoastrep.org
Today - October 22
The Old Globe presents Benny & Joon, on stage at the Old Globe complex in Balboa Park. An outstanding San Diego event. - www.theoldglobe.org
Now - October 29
The Old Globe presents The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, on stage at the Old Globe complex in Balboa Park. An outstanding San Diego event. - www.theoldglobe.org
October 1
Mission Bay TriathlonJoin us at the birthplace of the sport for the XTERRA Wetsuits Mission Bay Triathlon! In 1974, the first Mission Bay Triathlon was as a run-bike-swim-run event on Fiesta Island by the San Diego Track Club. This is an ON Road Triathlon. This year, 1600 competitors from around the country will return to Mission Bay to celebrate the triathlon. - www.kozenterprises.com
October 1
The Museum of Making Music offers North Coast Strings Concert in Carlsbad - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
October 1
Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Series features Peter White & Marc Antoine at this beautiful outdoor summer concert venue in San Diego wine country. 3275 Rancho California Road in Temecula. - www.thorntonwine.com
October 1
SIMRIT Live In Concert is on stage at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
October 4 - 8
San Diego Film Festival is an celebration of film, showcasing the best in American and International full-length features, documentaries and short films. Film premieres and chic nightly parties. Various locations in San Diego. - sdfilmfest.com/
October 6
Depeche Mode: Global Spirit Tour with special guest Warpaint is appearing under the stars at the Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, San Diego's finest outdoor concert venue in Chula Vista. - amphitheatrechulavista.com
October 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
October 6 - November 19
Lamb's Players Theatre presents Smoke On The Mountain on stage at their resident theatre in Coronado. - www.lambsplayers.org
October 7
Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Series features Jeffrey Osborne at this beautiful outdoor summer concert venue in San Diego wine country. 3275 Rancho California Road in Temecula. - www.thorntonwine.com
October 7
Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest runs from 12 - 10 P.M. at Holiday Park in Carlsbad. The family event features German food, German music, dancing and a host of children's activities. The pumpkin-decorating contest is for children 5 - 15 years old. A German dinner will be served from 1 to 8 p. m. for $10. All proceeds from the event are donated to local non-profit organizations.www.rotaryoktoberfest.org
October 7
Annual Pacific Beachfest is a free outdoor celebration of the beach between 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Get your fill of beach volleyball, music, food, fine arts and crafts, fireworks and more! This event has rides for the kids, shopping for adults, fish taco from the best at the beach, a radical beach volleyball competition and a fireworks display. - www.pacificbeachfest.org
October 7
Don't miss the San Diego Botanic Garden Orchid Clinic at the San Diego Botanical Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas. - www.sdbgarden.org
October 7
Janet Jackson is at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. - www.sandiegoarena.com
October 7
Successful Aging Expo is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. - www.delmarfairgrounds.com
October 7
Poway On Stage presents Roger McGuinn on stage at 14598 Espola Road in Poway. - www.powayarts.org/
October 7
Jason Aldean: They Don't Know Tour 2017 is appearing under the stars at the Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, San Diego's finest outdoor concert venue in Chula Vista. - amphitheatrechulavista.com
October 8
Firebird Balalaika Ensemble is on stage at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
October 8
San Marcos Harvest Festival brings delightful sights, sounds and smells to a large crowd and over 300 vendors. The American Muscle Classic Car and Show includes some 200 classic cars and hot rods. Expect high-energy from three entertainment stages. The Festival's Beer Garden includes local microbreweries and wonderful food fare from the many restaurants of Old California Restaurant Row. - www.sanmarcoschamber.com
October 12
The Museum of Making Music offers Harp Guitar Happy Hour in Carlsbad - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
October 11 - November 12
Cygnet Theatre presents The Legend of Georgia McBride on stage at the Old Town Theatre located at 4040 Twiggs Street in San Diego. Tops on the San Diego events calendar. - cygnettheatre.com
October 12
Palate to Palette: Monet’s Water Lilies is on stage at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
October 13 - 15
Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. - www.delmarfairgrounds.com
October 14
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
October 14 - 15
The Museum of Making Music offers Harp Guitar Concert in Carlsbad - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
October 15
Escondido Street Faire is the second largest in California and features live entertainment as well as over 600 booths showcasing arts & crafts, a farmers market and international foods. Grand Avenue between Centre City and Ivy. - www.kennedyfaires.com
October 18 - November 12
North Coast Repertory Theatre brings you John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men at the intimate 194-seat theater in Solana Beach. A top San Diego theater event. - www.northcoastrep.org
October 19
Odesza With Sofi Tukker & Chet Porter is at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. - www.sandiegoarena.com
October 21
Jimmy Buffett is appearing under the stars at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, San Diego's finest outdoor concert venue. 2050 Entertainment Circle in Chula Vista. - sleeptrain.amphitheatre-boxoffice.com
October 21
The Museum of Making Music offers Kaki King in Carlsbad - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
October 21
Las Migas with Flamenco Arana is on stage at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
October 21
Shaping Sound is on stage at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
October 21
Andre Rieu & His Johann Strauss Orchestra is at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. - www.sandiegoarena.com
October 21 - 22
Don't miss the Fall Plant Sale at the San Diego Botanical Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas. - www.sdbgarden.org
October 21 - 22
Coronado Art Walk with performing arts featured on two music and entertainment stages. Artist/Vendors will be housed in tented booths along the street from Orange Avenue down Park Place and around beautiful Star Park. The Ferry Landing will also host some of the over 90 artists skilled in painting, hand crafted jewelry, photography, ceramics, etc. - www.coronadoartwalk.com
October 21 - 22
San Diego Kids Expo & Fair is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. - www.delmarfairgrounds.com
October 21, 22 & 28 - 29
Fall Harvest Fair presents demonstrations of early American crafts, farming, log sawing, black smithing and more including an antique tractor parade. Live entertainment. The Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista. - www.agsem.com
October 22
Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull is at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. - www.sandiegoarena.com
October 22
Simply Three is on stage at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
October 24
Snatam Kaur Original Light Tour / Sacred Chant Concert is on stage at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
October 25
Russian Grand Ballet presents “Swan Lake” is on stage at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
October 27
Luke Bryan & Brett Eldredge is appearing under the stars at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, San Diego's finest outdoor concert venue. 2050 Entertainment Circle in Chula Vista. - sleeptrain.amphitheatre-boxoffice.com
October 27, 29
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
October 28
Don't miss the Family Fall Festival at the San Diego Botanical Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas. - www.sdbgarden.org
October 28
The Museum of Making Music offers Richard Dowling: "Great Scott! A Centennial Celebration of Scott Joplin" in Carlsbad - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
October 28
Fall Festival offers fall themed activities, like pumpkin decorating, fall crafts, a petting zoo, and pony rides in the Eucalyptus Grove. Little Catbird will perform a feel-good, toe tapping, interactive music show that's fun for the whole family inside the Ecke Building. The O-Truck will offer a variety of farm-to-table entrees. Children are invited to wear their favorite Halloween costume and participate in a costume contest. Sorry- no adults in costumes please. Don't forget to stop in and have a photo taken with the Big Pumpkin! San Diego Botanic Gardens in Encinitas. - www.sdbgardens.org
October 28 - 29
Don't miss the Cactus & Succulent Show and Sale at the San Diego Botanical Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas. - www.sdbgarden.org
October 28 - 29 & November 4 - 5
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, while a stroll through the merchant's area will find shoppers exploring the vast array of treasures. Felicita County Park Escondido. - oldetymeproductions.com
October 29 - 31
Home Improvement Show is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. - www.delmarfairgrounds.com