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COVID-19 Information

August 10, 2020 
Latest health orders, prevention information, case data and assistance information.


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COVID-19 Data

August 7, 2020 
Get the latest updates on COVID-19 data.

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City Manager's Update

August 6, 2020 
The latest data shared from county health officials revealed that six out of every 10 adults are at...




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Apply for business loan

July 22, 2020 
In support of small businesses affected by the COVID-19 public health pandemic, the City of...


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Traffic and Mobility Updates

July 22, 2020 
The Carlsbad City Council received several traffic and mobility updates Tuesday night, highlighting...

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What's Open, Closed

July 21, 2020 
Find out what city services and businesses are open and closed.

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Air Quality Advisory

July 13, 2020 
Due to the ship fire burning in San Diego harbor, localized areas of smoke have occurred in areas...

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Gyms, salons, others closed

July 13, 2020 
Following new state guidance, the County will be closing indoor operations for certain sectors...

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Sign up for Summer Camps

July 10, 2020 
The city's popular summer camps are back, following all COVID-19 safety precautions.



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Banners Recognize Graduates

June 11, 2020 
This week nearly 2,000 Carlsbad high school students would normally be donning their caps and gowns...


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Protest Information

June 6, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad is aware of potential protests in our city. We are closely monitoring all...

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Police Support #8CantWait

June 4, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad Police Department, already named the top rated police department in California...

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City Council Statement

June 4, 2020 
Based on recent events the Carlsbad City Council stands with our black community in denouncing...


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Touchless Crosswalk Signals

May 14, 2020 
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Carlsbad has implemented additional “no touch”...


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Increased grants approved

May 8, 2020 
The Carlsbad City Council has approved increased funding to expand a local homeless shelter and...



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Small business loans

May 5, 2020 
The Carlsbad City Council has approved a $5 million economic revitalization package to help...

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Programs and Activities

May 1, 2020 
The city has created lots of activities and programs that you can do at home during the COVID-19...

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Parks, Trails & Beach Closed

April 29, 2020 
The Carlsbad City Council voted Saturday to keep its beach, parks and trails closed for now and...

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Tips for staying cool

April 24, 2020 
With this week's heat, safety officials remind residents to follow these tips to keep cool,...

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Relief & Assistance Programs

April 20, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad understands that the COVID-19 emergency is having a significant effect on our...

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Village H South Update

April 17, 2020 
City Council voted unanimously to move forward with a hybrid concept plan for an off-leash dog area...

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Face Covering Tips

April 8, 2020 
Learn about the new recommendations for face coverings and how to make your own at home.





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New COVID-19 App

March 27, 2020 
CDC Statement on COVID-19 Apple App: March 27, 2020 -- Today, Apple Inc. – in partnership with the...

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Evictions Halted Temporarily

March 27, 2020 
Calfornia governor has issued an executive order to help protect homeowners and renters during the...

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Programs to Help Seniors

March 25, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad is offering two programs to help senior residents in need: Pickup Lunch...

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Book Returns Halted

March 24, 2020 
Carlsbad’s libraries are asking those who have checked out books and other materials to hold onto...

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Events Canceled Thru 4/30

March 24, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad will extend the cancelation of public events and programs through April 30 to...

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Fields, Playgrounds Closed

March 23, 2020 
Due to an increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Carlsbad, 11 as of Saturday, the City of...

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Beach, Parks, Trails Close

March 23, 2020 
Due to the number of people continuing to gather at city parks, trails and beaches, the City of...

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Need Police Services?

March 21, 2020 
We understand that this is a stressful time and we want to ensure you, as always, we are here to...

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City Council Meeting, 3/24

March 20, 2020 
The Carlsbad City Council will hold its first ever virtual City Council meeting as part of its...

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Latest Health Orders

March 18, 2020 
See the latest public health orders for COVID-19 from the County of San Diego.


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In-Person Services On Hold

March 16, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad will temporarily suspend all in-person services in response to today’s San...

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Bars, Nightclubs Closed

March 15, 2020 
Governor Gavin Newsom has asked Californians 65 and older to stay home for now to avoid catching...

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Events/Programs Canceled

March 13, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad will postpone or cancel public events and programs to support the County of...

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Handwashing Stations Provided

March 12, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad is promoting the locations of 10 public hand washing stations and encouraging...

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New Habitat Report Available

March 5, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad has set aside nearly 6,200 acres of open space as preserves for plants and...

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Election Results

March 4, 2020 
Visit sdvote.com for the official results. Results will be updated each business day after 5 p.m....

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Sign up for Camps

March 3, 2020 
Looking for spring and summer camps? This year’s lineup includes sports, arts and science camps and...

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Important Coronavirus Message

March 3, 2020 
A message from the City of Carlsbad’s Emergency Services DirectorHow public agencies are preparing...

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Rebates for Smart Irrigation

March 2, 2020 
Landscape contractors, HOAs and owners of large properties can take advantage of a new WaterSmart...

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New Utility Bill Website

February 28, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad has a new utility bill payment website. Carlsbad Municipal Water District...

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New Habitat Purchased

February 28, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad will purchase 13 acres of coastal sage scrub as a home for the threatened...

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Drainage Repairs Coming

February 28, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad will construct new storm drains and repair old drainage pipes around the city...

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Veterans Housing Answers

February 28, 2020 
Following resident concerns over a new affordable housing project in the Barrio, the city has...

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Neighborhood Traffic Slowed

February 28, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad will install “traffic calming” measures in five neighborhoods to slow traffic,...



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Open Space Purchase

February 13, 2020 
The Carlsbad City Council voted on Tuesday night to move forward with purchasing a 15-acre piece of...



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City Receives Budget Award

January 31, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad has received the Operating Budget Excellence Award from the California Society...

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Progress Reported on Traffic

January 31, 2020 
The City Council heard an update Tuesday about efforts to address traffic concerns around Carlsbad,...

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Budget Input Wanted by 2/14

January 30, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad is seeking input from community members about their needs and priorities for...


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New State Housing Laws

January 23, 2020 
The Carlsbad City Council held a workshop Jan. 21 on changes in state housing laws created in...

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Group Home Input Sought

January 17, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad wants to hear from residents who have input to share about group homes, also...




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Ring in the New Year Safely

December 27, 2019 
These are just a few of the many ways community members can plan ahead to make sure the New Year is...



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New Housing Committee Formed

December 18, 2019 
The Carlsbad City Council has appointed members to a new community advisory committee that will...

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Connected Carlsbad Survey

December 18, 2019 
The City of Carlsbad is developing Connected Carlsbad: An Inclusive Roadmap for a More Connected...


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Stay Fit in the New Year

December 17, 2019 
Stay fit, reduce stress, learn something new and meet new friends. The City of Carlsbad’s...


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Village H South Update

December 16, 2019 
City staff will continue to work with Preserve Calavera over the next two months to consider...

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Village and Barrio Master Plan

December 12, 2019 
City Council directed staff to take next steps to modify Carlsbad’s Village and Barrio Master Plan.


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Plane Lands on Freeway

December 12, 2019 
A single engine Cessna traveling from El Monte to Carlsbad Thursday evening reported engine trouble...










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Local Coastal Program Update

November 26, 2019 
The City of Carlsbad released an update to the Local Coastal Program, a plan for how land can be...


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Prevent Holiday Package Theft

November 25, 2019 
As the holiday season begins, the Police Department is asking the community to join forces and...

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New Water Rates

November 22, 2019 
Following new water and wastewater rates approved this week, Carlsbad residents will continue to...

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Permit Process for Protests

November 22, 2019 
The Carlsbad City Council approved a new permit process for protests, demonstrations and other...

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CCA Draft Plan Review

November 20, 2019 
The Clean Energy Alliance, a Joint Powers Authority between the cities of Carlsbad, Del Mar and...

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New California Housing Laws

November 19, 2019 
In an effort to address the lack of affordable housing in California, the state legislature has...




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Special Election March 3

November 8, 2019 
The District 1 City Council seat will be filled by a special election March 3, and no interim...

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Sustainability Workshop

November 7, 2019 
The City of Carlsbad is partnering with I Love A Clean San Diego to host a free Seaside...

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Clean Energy Alliance Kickoff

November 5, 2019 
The Clean Energy Alliance, a joint powers authority overseeing the implementation of community...


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New Arts Venue Recommended

October 31, 2019 
The City of Carlsbad has a need for a 400- to 600-seat flexible performance space that could host...

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Council Vacancy Explained

October 29, 2019 
On Oct. 8, City Council Member Barbara Hamilton resigned her District 1 seat. District 1 covers the...

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Budget Savings Put to Use

October 24, 2019 
The City Council decided to put $9.1 million in savings from last year’s city budget into an...

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Safer, Greener Police Cars

October 23, 2019 
Over the last year, the Carlsbad Police Department has hired 24 new police officers, filling...





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Smart Meter Award

October 16, 2019 
The Carlsbad Municipal Water District received the 2019 Excellence in Resourcefulness award for a...


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District 1 Council Vacancy

October 15, 2019 
City Council Member Barbara Hamilton announced at the Oct. 8 City Council meeting that her...






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New Guest Artist Residency

October 2, 2019 
Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office presents Ken Waldman, Alaskan fiddler and poet, as the newest guest...




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New Lagoon Trail

September 19, 2019 
The Carlsbad City Council has approved adding the Hub Park trail to the city’s “Capital Improvement...


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Water plans, rates discussed

September 19, 2019 
The City of Carlsbad and its subsidiary agency the Carlsbad Municipal Water District will hold a...




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Housing Plan Update

September 11, 2019 
The City of Carlsbad will form a public advisory group to help update the city’s “Housing Element,”...

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Carlsbad Art Chair Unveiled

September 5, 2019 
The City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office recently unveiled Carlsbad's newest temporary public art....



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Understanding City Financing

September 3, 2019 
To help the public understand how the city’s infrastructure is funded and the latest trends, the...


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Grilling Safety Tips

August 29, 2019 
With Labor Day weekend approaching, the City of Carlsbad Fire Department reminds residents...


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Trails Master Plan Approved

August 28, 2019 
A new trails plan was adopted by the City Council Tuesday, laying out a long term approach for...

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Watch State of the City Video

August 27, 2019 
Carlsbad residents can get an update about key projects and initiatives, city priorities and future...







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Art Exhibit Opportunities

August 15, 2019 
The City of Carlsbad’s Library & Cultural Arts Department is seeking artists to exhibit for two...

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New Youth Literacy Programs

August 14, 2019 
Carlsbad City Library is celebrating kids and families this fall by participating in special...

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Power Outage Information

August 12, 2019 
Power outages have been reported in parts of Carlsbad. For outage information, check the SDG&E...


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Homeless Response Information

August 5, 2019 
In the past couple of years, in response to increasing concerns about homelessness in the City of...

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Carlsbad Beach Safety

August 3, 2019 
Southern California beaches can be a source of summer fun, relaxation and exercise, and beachgoers...


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I-5 Construction Explained

July 30, 2019 
Caltrans District Director Allan Kosup stopped by the July 23 City Council meeting to give an...


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Traffic Improvements Planned

July 25, 2019 
Palomar Airport Road from I-5 to Paseo del Norte will soon get some improvements, thanks to two...


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Council Committees Formed

July 24, 2019 
The Carlsbad City Council established subcommittees July 23 to work on several topics, including...



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Carpooling Made Easy

July 19, 2019 
Need some relief from I-5 construction delays? Find a carpool partner with the Waze carpool app....

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Public Records Go Online

July 18, 2019 
The city’s business is your business! That’s why we’ve made it easier than ever to get access to...

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Appointment Process Changing

July 18, 2019 
The Carlsbad City Council discussed changes to its process for appointing members to its boards,...

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New Café Opens at Library

July 18, 2019 
Carlsbad City Library is pleased to announce that Chapters, a new café located at the library’s...


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Summer Traffic Enforcement

July 17, 2019 
The City of Carlsbad Police Department has launched a summer traffic safety campaign along Carlsbad...

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Fitness Room Grand Reopening

July 16, 2019 
The City of Carlsbad will postpone or cancel public events and programs to support the County of...

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Citizens of the Year Honored

July 16, 2019 
Longtime Carlsbad volunteers Yvonne Murchison Finocchiaro and Scott White have been named Carlsbad...


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City Manager's Update

July 13, 2019 
What's going on with your city government? While we're busy managing the day to day services you...



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Streets Projects Approved

July 10, 2019 
The City Council approved three separate projects July 9 that will improve local roads, lighting...

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Water Notifications Sent

July 8, 2019 
The San Diego County Water Authority issued a public notice on July 8, 2019, informing water...

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Village H Survey

July 5, 2019 
Community members have two upcoming opportunities to shape the future use of Village H South.



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How They Voted

June 26, 2019 
Find out how the City Council voted at its last meeting. To see the full agenda, staff reports,...


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Balanced Budget Approved

June 19, 2019 
The City of Carlsbad will start the fiscal year with a balanced budget for core day to day city...



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Trails Master Plan Available

May 30, 2019 
The City of Carlsbad Trails Master Plan, environmental documents and Adoption schedule are now...







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Turn It Up Band Competition

May 1, 2019 
The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office is accepting submissions for its inaugural Turn It Up...


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Village H Next Steps

April 26, 2019 
During an update at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the Carlsbad City Council directed staff to...





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Help Fight New Invasive Weed

April 1, 2019 
A new invasive weed species has been identified in Carlsbad and other parts of San Diego County....




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Spring Break Camps

March 14, 2019 
The City of Carlsbad offers a variety of fun and exciting spring camps for kids ages 3 to 13,...

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Take Veterans Park Survey

March 9, 2019 
Tell the City of Carlsbad what you'd like to see included in the future Veterans Memorial Park. An...




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Coastal Rail Closures

February 27, 2019 
Attention coastal rail users: North County Transit District is planning complete rail closures on...









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New Teen Programs @Pine

January 4, 2019 
The City of Carlsbad's newest community center is kicking off the new year with after school...








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Final Election Results

December 6, 2018 
The County of San Diego Registrar of Voters has certified the results of the 2018 general election....





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5 Safety Tips for Fall

November 2, 2018 
WIth the time change and shorter days, the City of Carlsbad Police Department reminds residents to...



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County Approves Airport Plan

October 12, 2018 
At its meeting on Oct. 10, the County Board of Supervisors took the following actions related to...


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Shark Warning Lifted

September 29, 2018 
A shark warning for south Carlsbad beaches was lifted Monday morning, following no additional...




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Help Fight Mosquitoes

August 24, 2018 
If you think you’ve noticed more mosquitoes around lately, you’re right. According to the County of...

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Watch State of the City Video

August 23, 2018 
Carlsbad residents can get an update about key projects and initiatives, city priorities and future...









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New City Manager Announced

May 31, 2018 
The Carlsbad City Council has voted to appoint Scott Chadwick as its next city manager effective...


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Calderwood Named Fire Chief

May 4, 2018 
The City of Carlsbad has named Fire Department veteran Michael D. Calderwood as its new fire chief,...

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Streets Get New Surface

May 2, 2018 
The city's annual street resurfacing program begins Thursday, May 3 in several locations throughout...

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City Council Discusses Goals

March 23, 2018 
Easing traffic, managing growth and becoming a smart city were all topics discussed by the City...





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Prepare for Emergencies

December 9, 2017 
The recent Lilac Fire was a good reminder about the importance of emergency preparedness.







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Park Studies Completed

August 10, 2017 
After studying the feasibility of a large community center at Poinsettia Park and an outdoor...





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Summer Water Use Rules

June 14, 2017 
The Carlsbad Municipal Water District has adopted new, less stringent water use rules just in time...

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Summer Poetry Workshops

June 6, 2017 
The Carlsbad City Library and Magee Park Poets will host several free poetry events and workshops...


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Latest Carlsbad Currents

May 4, 2017 
Read the latest issue of Carlsbad Currents to find out about the lifeguard pilot program, road...

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Mountain Lion Safety

April 21, 2017 
Yesterday morning, a runner on the Kelly Trail, located northeast of Agua Hedionda Lagoon, reported...


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Rail Studies Completed

February 24, 2017 
A new study shows that lowering the train tracks below street level between Carlsbad’s two...




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2017 Cinema Series Announced

January 10, 2017 
The City of Carlsbad is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2017 Cinema Series at the Ruby G....





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Rate Changes Proposed

October 7, 2016 
The Carlsbad Municipal Water District is proposing changes in water rates and the way they are...





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Back to School Safety Tips

August 19, 2016 
With kids throughout Carlsbad heading back to school, the City of Carlsbad Police Department offers...







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Registration Open for Camps

February 19, 2016 
Online registration has begun for City of Carlsbad summer camps, offering sports, arts, science and...

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Free Bulky Item Pickup

January 26, 2016 
The City of Carlsbad offers free, curbside pickup of large and bulky items too big for regular...

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What To Do: Tornadoes

January 6, 2016 
Find out what to do in case of a Tornado Warning by clicking here

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Sign up for Citizens Academy

December 30, 2015 
The City of Carlsbad is now accepting applications for its Spring 2016 Citizens Academy. The free,...

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Latest Carlsbad Currents

December 29, 2015 
Read the latest issue of Carlsbad Currents to find out about the desal plant completion, wet...



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Arts Commission Vacancy

November 18, 2015 
The City of Carlsbad is seeking residents interested in filling a vacancy on the City of Carlsbad...

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Latest Carlsbad Currents

November 2, 2015 
Read the latest issue of Carlsbad Currents to find out about upcoming events, El Niño Prep, city...

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Beach Parking Lot Improvements

October 16, 2015 
The City of Carlsbad just completed a series of improvements to enhance safety and beach access in...



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Planning Commission Vacancy

August 28, 2015 
The City of Carlsbad is seeking residents interested in filling a vacancy on the City of Carlsbad...

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Back to School Safety Tips

August 21, 2015 
With kids throughout Carlsbad heading back to school, the City of Carlsbad Police Department offers...

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New Toilet Rebate Offered

August 20, 2015 
The Department of Water Resources has launched a new rebate program for replacing old toilets with...






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Carlsbad Water Use Down 25 %

July 24, 2015 
Customers in the Carlsbad Municipal Water District service area cut their water use by an average...

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Library Construction Update

July 23, 2015 
The City of Carlsbad’s Georgina Cole Library on Carlsbad Village Drive closed Sept. 1 for...

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Report Storm Damage

July 22, 2015 
If you experienced property damage as a result of recent storms, please visit the county’s website...


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Financial Reporting Award

July 1, 2015 
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awarded a Certificate...

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Latest Carlsbad Currents

July 1, 2015 
Read the latest issue of Carlsbad Currents to find out about upcoming events, water wise plants,...







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City Maps Out Key Projects

May 20, 2015 
The City of Carlsbad's proposed Capital Improvement Program for the fiscal year that begins July 1...


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Drought Alert Continues

April 23, 2015 
City of Carlsbad water officials heard an update Tuesday on the statewide drought and new state...

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Watch Online Safety Seminar

April 3, 2015 
A video is now available from the March 26 social media safety seminar hosted by Sen. Patricia...















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"Stay at Home" Order

March 19, 2020 
See the latest state public health order for COVID-19 calling for all to stay at home.

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Local Emergency Proclamation

March 17, 2020 
At a special City Council meeting Tuesday, the Carlsbad City Council passed a resolution ratifying...

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