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LOCAL ATHLETE Kevin Gillotti IN THE SPOTLIGHT Home AV TV & Design CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARIES COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER Molly Brennan
30 BOOKS AND BEYOND Newly improved Carlsbad City Libraries not only offer a variety of modern amenities and fresh interiors, but continue to be a communal gathering space for children, teenagers, and adults alike to learn and grow. We chat with City of Carlsbad Library & Cultural Arts Department Director Heather Pizzuto about how the libraries help connect the community and encourage a positive learning experience.
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For almost 30 years, the San Dieguito Heritage Museum has gathered and preserved the history of the San Dieguito River area. Read along as Executive Director Barbara Grice shares how the museum continues to cultivate an appreciation for the past.
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The Mt. Carmel Education Foundation and Westview Foundation work to improve the quality of education for high school students in 92129 by supplementing the schools’ financial needs.
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35th Annual Gala to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad 6 p.m. | Omni La Costa Resort & Spa www.bgccarlsbad.org
Halloween-themed activities including a ﬂoating pumpkin patch and obstacle course, bounce house, cookie decorating, and more 5 p.m. | Alga Norte Community Park www.carlsbadca.gov
BLACK & WHITE MASQUERADE BALL
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT Enjoy a night of fun activities and an outdoor movie presentation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens 5 p.m. | Stagecoach Community Park www.carlsbadca.gov
32ND ANNUAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY Volunteers needed for I Love A Clean San Diego’s biggest event of the year 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Various sites Register at www.cleanupday.org
A screening of the 1975 cult classic, complete with prizes for the best costumes Tickets available online 7:30 p.m. | Carlsbad Causes for Community www.carlsbadcauses.org
ONGOING EVENTS 1ST WEDNESDAYS
Meeting begins with half hour of social time followed by guest speaker 9:45 a.m. | Carlsbad Senior Center www.carlsbadnewcomers.org
Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation hosts live entertainment, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Dove Library www.carlsbadlibraryartsfoundation.org
CHS AND SCHS COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR 6 – 8 p.m. | Carlsbad High School www.carlsbadhs.schoolloop.com
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KIDS FREE IN OCTOBER Free admission to over 40 museums in San Diego County for ages 12 and under Download a free voucher from the SDMC website www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org
STATE STREET FARMERS MARKET 3 – 7 p.m. | State St. www.carlsbad-village.com/events
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CARLSBAD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS “Swinging on a Star of Success” 11 a.m. | Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa www.carlsbad.org
with Carlsbad Village Assocation A self-guided walking tour of the unique art of Carlsbad 5 – 8 p.m. | Village Faire www.carlsbad-village.com
THE CARLSBAD GARDEN CLUB
1 p.m. | Dove Library Gowland Room www.carlsbadgardenclub.com
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LA COSTA FILM FESTIVAL See website for various times and venues www.lacostafilmfestival.org
A free hour-long yoga class followed by a community potluck 7:30 p.m. | Carlsbad Village Yoga & Fitness Co-Op www.carlsbadvillageyoga.com
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MONTHLY SATURDAY TRAIL VOLUNTEER EVENTS See website for trail locations and times www.carlsbadca.gov/trails
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Sundays: 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. for adults; 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. all ages Open play hours subject to change; call 760-602-4690 Fee: $3 per person Stagecoach Community Center www.carlsbadca.gov
Sept. 1 – 28; Oct. 4 – 27 9 – 10 a.m. | Alga Norte Pool www.carlsbadconnect.org
Tuesday, Thursday: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Sundays: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Open play hours subject to change; call 760-602-4680 Fee: $3 per person Calavera Hills Gymnasium www.carlsbadca.gov
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Hours subject to change; check website for updated schedule Alga Norte Aquatic Center wwww.carlsbadca.gov
BASKETBALL OPEN PLAY BASKETBALL Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5 – 7 p.m. for adults Wednesdays: 5 – 7:30 p.m. all ages Open play hours subject to change; call 760-602-4690 Fee: $3 per person Stagecoach Community Center www.carlsbadca.gov
DANCE DANCE CLASSES WITH CHS LANCER DANCERS Sept. 28 – Nov. 30 www.lancerdancers.com
TAPPERCIZE (50+) Sept. 9 – 30; Oct. 7 – 28 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Carlsbad Senior Center www.carlsbadconnect.org
GOLF 16TH ANNUAL CARLSBAD GOLF CLASSIC A benefit for the Carlsbad Educational Foundation and students in the Carlsbad Unified School District 10 a.m. | The Crossings at Carlsbad www.carlsbaded.org
HIKING OPEN HIKE AT BATIQUITOS LAGOON Trail guides available at Nature Center or bulletin boards at each trailhead www.batiquitoslagoon.org
OPEN LAP SWIM Monday – Friday: 5:45 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Hours subject to change; check website for updated schedule Alga Norte Aquatic Center wwww.carlsbadca.gov
RUNNING CARLSBAD MARATHON & HALF MARATHON REGISTRATION OPEN Register online at www.carlsbadmarathon.com For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
SUPERHERO OBSTACLE RACE Oct. 2 Defeat villains while navigating through 20 obstacles such as inﬂatable mazes and slides, tight ropes, and tunnels Cost: $25 per person 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. Alga Norte Community Park www.carlsbadca.gov/parksandrec
(Dates and events subject to change)
YOGA YOGA IN THE ROTUNDA Every Wednesday 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center lagoon.aguahedionda.org
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Making an Impact
CARLSBAD RESIDENTS CHOSEN AS HONORARY CHAIRS FOR BGCC GALA photo provided by Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad
ongtime Carlsbad residents and volunteers Maribeth and Mike Maher have been named Honorary Chairs of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s (BGCC) 34th Annual Black & White Masquerade Gala. Mike joined the BGCC’s board of directors in 2013. “I had been to several of the club’s fundraising events, and really liked what I saw. I was somewhat taken aback by the level of commitment and devotion exhibited by the board and the club’s CEO Brad Holland,” Mike said. “And it meant a lot to Maribeth because we could make a difference in our community.” In addition to their activities with the Boys & Girls Clubs, Mike and Maribeth have given countless hours and donations to other local nonprofits, including the USD golf program, the Catholic Diocese of San Diego, Solana Beach Chamber Board of Directors, St. Vincent de Paul, and the La Costa Youth Organization. “It’s satisfying to know we’ve had an impact on the kids in our community,” said Maribeth. Gala Co-Chairs Barbi Nelson and Viola Wheelihan added, “We are so pleased to honor this couple who have given so much to the club and the youth of Carlsbad. This recognition is long overdue, and is well-deserved!” The Black & White Masquerade Gala will take place at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa on Saturday, Sept. 24. Many business and community leaders are expected to attend the event, complete with gourmet food, lively entertainment, as well as silent, platinum, and live auctions. All proceeds from the event will benefit the programs at the BGCC. For more information contact Pat Maldi at email@example.com or visit www.bgccarlsbad.org. ¢
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Student Star Daniella Wright Feels Right at Home in Nature by KELLEY GUSICH | photo by Samantha Gleaton Photography
a Costa Meadows fifth grader Daniella Wright has a wide range of interests. From hiking and going to the beach with her parents to visiting aunts, uncles, grandma, and grandpa in Orange County, Daniella loves adventuring with her family. Paragliding in Catalina ranks as a top experience, and also riding horses, an activity she began by riding Arabians at three years of age. “I really enjoyed my mom’s horse Lil' Red,” she said. "I fed it carrots and beet pulps which occasionally he snorted out of his nostrils!” Last year Daniella participated in Girls on the Run, preparing and practicing to do a 5K. She enjoyed the training and buddying with peers. “I liked running with the girls in our tutus at the 5K,” she shared.
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Running and hiking to experience nature has emerged as Daniella’s often-enjoyed activity. “Double Peaks is my favorite hiking spot because I love to have picnics on the big rocks and see critters go by.” She also hikes Ridgeline Trail in La Costa with her Yorkie. Other trail choices are Batiquitos Lagoon in Carlsbad and Daley Ranch in Escondido. “I like to catch butterflies with my butterfly net and look for coyotes.” As far as ocean activities, boogie boarding with her dad ranks at the top. She also likes art camps. At one of her camps in MiraCosta College, Daniella enjoys cartooning, animation, and jewelry making. She enjoys expressing her talents with colored pencils. “I like to draw cats and Arctic wolves,” she explained. Cats are a big focus of her art and her life, for several reasons: “I like their different personalities,” Daniella smiled. “They are cute and fluffy.” She likes black cats because they bring good luck, and often visits PetSmart Encinitas to play with the cats and study their behavior. In her spare time, she also reads the Warriors series by Erin Hunter. Daniella wants to be a graphic designer and study wild cats like tigers, lions, and pumas. “My lifelong dream is to go on a safari in Africa and photograph these wild animals.” It might surprise people to know Daniella is an only child, and she likes it. “I like being an only child because I don’t have a brother or sister to pester me,” she joked. Her Yorkie, horses, and most importantly, cats, have everything this student star could want.
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Helping Carlsbad Thrive
LOCAL NONPROFITS BENEFIT FROM PROGRAM FUNDING photo provided by The San Diego Foundation
he Carlsbad Charitable Foundation (CCF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, provided a total of $70,000 in grants to six nonprofit organizations at its 9th Annual Grant Awards Celebration. The 2016 grants focused on programs that enhance local services and promote healthy lifestyles for Carlsbad families and residents. Recipients included: Basic Needs Program with Interfaith Community Services, musicLIFE with Museum of Making Music, Triple Play-Gardening with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, No More Breast Cancer/No Más Cáncer de Mama with Champions for Health, Feeding Seniors in Carlsbad with Meals on Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc., and Crisis Intervention with Trauma Intervention Programs of San Diego, Inc. “This year marks a significant milestone for the Carlsbad Charitable
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Foundation, as we now have granted more than $700,000 back to nonprofits serving the community and helped more than one third of all Carlsbad residents,” said CCF Chair Ray Pearson. “By giving together, our friends and neighbors have been able to play an active role in helping our community grow and thrive. And through our endowment fund, we will continue to make an impact for future generations.” CCF is dedicated to improving the quality of life and meeting emerging needs in Carlsbad by increasing responsible and effective philanthropy, building a permanent community endowment, providing annual funding to community organizations and causes, and giving the community a vehicle for legacy planning and gifts that will continue to benefit Carlsbad for years to come. For more information visit www.carlsbadcharitablefoundation.org. ¢
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Fired Up Spartan Race Athlete Kevin Gillotti Is Always Up for a Challenge by LINDA FRABL | photos by Samantha Gleaton Photography
arlsbad resident Kevin Gillotti, 46, started racing – namely duathlons (running and biking) and obstacle course races (OCRs) – because of a bet that a University of Iowa college pal presented to him 25 years ago. Kevin recalled, “It was a bet that I couldn’t do a duathlon. Who would have known it would have changed my life and stuck with me this long?” Kevin has won most of the North County-based duathlon races for the past 20 years. In addition, he has raced with about a dozen different USA Triathlon World Championship Teams, specifically for duathlons, all over the world. Two years ago, Kevin was even named the fifth fastest American overall for Team USA’s long distance standard course 2014 in Spain! After racing the Duathlon World Championships in France and Spain, Kevin knew it was time to move on to something new, so he now focuses on OCRs in the Spartan Race series. He is already ranked 12th overall in the Elite NBC Series, second overall in the USA Elite Division and the West Region Division for his age, and fourth overall in the world Elite division for his age. In October, Kevin will compete in both the USA OCR World Championships in Lake Tahoe, and the Pro-Elite division of the OCR World Championship in Canada. Determination is responsible for Kevin’s success, which came into play after he was hit by a vehicle in 2001 and suffered a broken leg, a broken arm, and back fractures. Doctors thought he wouldn’t race again, but Kevin barreled through his rehabilitation and proved them wrong. He commented, “I have always had a fire inside to push myself.” With a master's degree in physical education focusing on sports psychology from SDSU, Kevin works as a graphic designer, and enjoys target practice (shooting and archery), tinkering on his Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40, and trying new things. Of the latter, Kevin professed, “I do not want to be a one trick pony, so I try to learn new skills and be prolific in activities.” Asked to share words of wisdom, Kevin stated, “Get outside, be active, be fit, and take care of your body as it is the only one you have. See the world, as it is an awesome place. Before your ticket gets punched, you want to make sure you’ve lived a life that counts!”
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wo Carlsbad students won an honorable mention for their project at the ProjectCSGIRLS National Gala this summer. The ProjectCSGIRLS competition challenges participants in sixth to eighth grade to build something using computer science and technology that can help solve an imminent social problem under one of three themes: global health, a safer world, and intelligent technology. Pajaka Lakshmin and Aiko Lozar created a potential solution to the problem of terrorist explosions in densely populated areas with their Explosive Sensing Paint (ESP). “When we hear about these terrorist events, we think about the lives of the people who were impacted and also about our personal safety when we travel either long distance or locally,” the girls said. ESP theoretically works to predict and prevent a possible terrorist attack by detecting and identifying chemical explosives in densely populated buildings, such as airports, malls, and train stations. ESP is a nanopaint, or coating, comprised of chemical nanosensor arrays made up of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, which are designed to interact with and detect ambient gas/vapor molecules coming from
different explosives. A secondary device would wirelessly transmit the sensor signal data remotely to a computer program, which analyzes and interprets the data to determine the identity of the chemical using a database of pre-determined conductance values of chemicals found in explosives, prompting a rapid response and evacuation if necessary. ESP can also be used to detect drugs, biological weapons, smoke, carbon monoxide, and other environmental toxins and pollutants. ProjectCSGIRLS is a nonprofit organization aimed to cultivate a love for technology and computer science in girls and encourage them to pursue their interests and careers in these fields. Learn more at www.projectcsgirls.com. ¢
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he Mitchell Thorp Foundation (MTF) and San Diego Aviators held the Pillars of Hope Tennis Smash in late July. Over 150 people attended the charity event, which included dinner, live entertainment by Steven Ybarra, and silent and live auctions. The Pillars of Hope Award was presented to four distinguished honorees in the medical field: Dr. John Crawford, Dr. Sanjay Ghosh, Glenn
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Beach Bocce Ball Championship
Over 1,000 people attended Vigilucci’s Beach Bocce Ball Championship XXXVI, produced by the North County Athletic Association, at Del Mar’s Dog Beach in July. The all-day event included food, drinks, friends, and, of course, lots of beach bocce ball. The popular tournament sold out in under an hour when tickets were made available in the spring, bringing 411 teams (many of which arrived in fun costumes) playing 999 games on 81 courts. This year’s event raised over $100,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, and has raised a total of over $1 million since its inception. “Even though competition is stiff, laughter is abundant,” said Tournament Co-founder John Manson. “The event has become multigenerational and wildly popular. We attract a great crowd who always has a great time.” The tournament is open to all players, both seasoned and novice alike, with men’s, women’s, and mixed divisions offered. For more information visit www.beachbocce.com.
Dance Classes with CHS Lancer Dancers Carlsbad High School’s varsity dance team, the Lancer Dancers, will be holding dance classes after school on Wednesdays from Sept. 28 through Nov. 30. Classes are tailored for beginner, intermediate, and advanced dancers ages 5 to 14 for a donation of $125 per child, which includes two live performances, a shirt, and photo. Donations will help fund the Lancer Dancer’s annual trip to Orlando to compete in the Universal Dance Association’s National and World Championships. Participants will learn new dance routines and perform on stage at the Lancer Dancer Showcase in December, as well as at the annual holiday tree lighting event in downtown Carlsbad. Junior Lancer Dancers will gain self-confidence, improve technique, and learn how to cultivate a positive attitude and team spirit. The Lancer Dancers are nationally recognized for excellence in dance, and take pride in supporting a variety of community events throughout the year. For more registration information visit www.lancerdancers.com or email email@example.com.
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Back to School BYOB Sustainable Surplus Exchange (SSE) recently held the annual Back to School BYOB (Bring Your Own Box) to help teachers and nonprofit staff support their classrooms and programs. The event drew more than 200 attendees – some even from as far as Tecate, Mexico – to get a box full of free office supplies. This is significant for teachers and nonprofit leaders because they are often forced to buy these much-needed supplies with money out of their own pockets due to shrinking educational budgets and reduced funding. One attendee commented, “This event is a wonderful community builder. I think it’s great that it’s extended to educators specifically. This time of the year is so important while we’re all working to get our classrooms started and up and running for our students and offering the best supplies and I’m just so grateful... for Sue and for Sustainable Surplus Exchange!” County Supervisor Dave Roberts, a longtime supporter of SSE and environmental causes, participated in the event as well. Founded by Sue Prelozni in 2011, SSE collects usable goods from companies that are unnecessarily sent to landfills and redistributes them in support of the community, especially to schools and nonprofits. SSE’s work fulfills an important community need while at the same time supporting businesses and sustainable growth. Learn more at www.sustainablesurplus.org. 24 • 92009MAGAZINE.COM • September | October 2016
I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) will lead the 32nd Annual Coastal Cleanup Day as part of the International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The community is invited to participate locally by choosing from 108 sites where more than 8,000 San Diego-based volunteers will work alongside a half million volunteers worldwide. Although the name suggests that it is a beach cleanup, nearly 75 percent of the cleanup sites are actually located inland along rivers, creeks, canyons, and urban areas, where 80 percent of marine debris starts. While litter removal is a large focus of the event, volunteers will also participate in beautification projects such as graffiti removal and replacing invasive species with drought-tolerant landscaping. ILACSD is San Diego’s most influential advocate for sustainability, awakening passion, and inspiring action to create a lasting, positive impact on the local environment. For more information visit www.cleansd.org. Volunteers of all ages and ability levels are welcome to register for Cleanup Day at www.cleanupday.org.
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Local Wins California-Friendly Landscape Contest City of Carlsbad resident Claudia Kuepper has been honored as a winner of the annual California-Friendly Landscape Contest, which recognizes San Diegans who achieve water conservation through waterefficient landscaping. Claudia, a professional landscape designer who specializes in water-wise gardens, was recognized after she installed a water-saving landscape design to her yard that reduced her water bill by 50 percent. She replaced all of her yard’s turf grass with plants suitable for a semi-arid climate, converted most of the yard’s irrigation to a drip system, and installed four 50-gallon barrels to catch rainwater for later use. The California-Friendly Landscape Contest is held annually by water agencies in San Diego County to showcase attractive landscapes that use less water than conventional turf-heavy ones. Contest entries were judged on curb appeal, landscape and irrigation design, and environmental considerations. The Carlsbad Municipal Water District, a subsidiary of the City of Carlsbad, serves about 85 percent of the city. For more information visit www.carlsbadca.gov.
Carlsbad Newcomers Club photo by Tina Schmidt
For nearly 50 years, the Carlsbad Newcomers Club has been providing opportunities for people to socialize, make new friends, and experience what is going on in the community. The club hosts coffee meetings each month, which include time to socialize, highlights of upcoming activities, and a program with a guest speaker. The Sept. 7 meeting speaker will be Laura Christiansen, a renowned dog trainer. On Oct. 5, Marie Jones Kirk will speak about the City of Carlsbad Citizens Academy, a program designed to help Carlsbad residents learn about their city government. Although the Newcomers Club is not a charity, they have supported local charitable activities and organizations over the years, including the Community Resource Center, Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, the Carlsbad Christmas Bureau, La Posada de Guadalupe Shelter, and local elementary schools. Other club activities include book clubs, theater outings, card games, sports, and special interest groups. New and longtime community members are welcome to join. Learn more at www.carlsbadnewcomers.org.
NextGen Fest Empowers Youth This year’s NextGen Fest in Carlsbad was a wild success, drawing over 330 attendees and participants. The free event was for middle and high school students to experience a variety of future career possibilities and empower them to pursue their goals through filmmaking, entrepreneurial workshops, art, civic leadership, music, STEAM projects, networking, and mentorship. Gary Buzel of CW6 News, UGG Founder Brian Smith, and Aurora Spine CEO Trent Northcutt were among those in attendance. Four video crews were also there, interviewing kids and documenting the experience. “All the presenters left with a smile on their faces, knowing they had helped kick off one of the more useful, soulful, family-youth events thrown in North County in a long time,” said NextGen Fest Development Director Matt Snead. NextGen Fest was a precursor for an event called the Greatness Tour, to be held in L.A. on Sept. 24. The Greatness Tour is a 5K event designed to unite veterans, youth, environment, LGBT, and animal causes. Learn more at www.thegreatnesstour.org. For more information about NextGen Fest visit www.nextgenfest.org.
Baseball and Softball Batting Cage
North County’s Little Rookies and AllStar Baseball and Softball Academy has been bringing the baseball fundamentals to events around town with their new portable batting cage. The cage debuted at the Ocean Air Elementary School Carnival earlier this year, with a followup showing at the Kids Expo at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. “What a hit!” said Coach Kurtis Swanberg, who runs the Little Rookies program and has been couching for over 20 years. “The batting cage comes with a pitching machine, balls, bats, a screen for the pitcher, and more.” He also has an 80 by 50-foot soccer arena that comes with 12 soccer balls and drill cones – both sets of equipment set up in 10 minutes anywhere with enough space, and are available for local parties and special events.
National Night Out The City of Carlsbad Police Department, in collaboration with the community of Carlsbad, participated in the 33rd Annual National Night Out in early August. Since 1984, National Night Out has highlighted community involvement in crime prevention activities, policecommunity partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie. Each year community members are encouraged to plan and register an outside neighborhood gathering such as a block party or barbecue. The Police Department, Fire Department, and the Housing and Neighborhood Services Department are out and about during the evening and visit registered gatherings. There were 18 neighborhood gatherings throughout Carlsbad this year, joining 38 million people from over 16,000 communities in all 50 states. It was an exceptional showing of community spirit and collaboration. National Night Out seeks to send a message that the City of Carlsbad is a strong and organized team that is actively working to prevent crime and build relationships. Learn more at www.natw.org. September | October 2016 • 92009MAGAZINE.COM • 25
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1. CCF Grants Chair Catherine Magana and Board Member Hollyce Phillips present a grant award to Barbara Mandel of Champions of Health. Photo provided by The San Diego Foundation. 2. 92009 Magazine’s Michelle Schuette, Jessica Breaux, Derrick Breaux, Heather Reynolds, and Heather Lockwood at Arterra Restaurant for the first “Cliquot on the Clock” happy hour. 3. Amanda Ecoff of The Carlsbad Friends of the Arts presents Richard Webster The Grand Prize, golf for four at the prestigious Omni La Costa Resort, at the popular TGIF Concerts in the Park series. 4. Carlsbad teachers and students donate their hair at a Locks of Love assembly. 5. The Ohana Cupcakes team helps the Make-A-Wish Foundation provide a special day of shopping and fun. 6. The Carlsbad Friends of the Arts presents a $25,000 donation to the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office to support the popular TGIF Concert Series.
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he Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation recently held its 2016 Discovery Gala “The Wizard of Agua” at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa. The 241 attendees enjoyed an evening of friendship and adventure as they followed the Yellow Brick Road to Emerald City, encountering many Wizard of Oz characters along the way. Several Oz-themed awards were also presented to recipients for their work on behalf of the foundation: Tim Stripe and Grand Pacific Resorts (Thinkology Award), Walt Meier (Courage Award), and Jason Hansen (Heart Award). Proceeds from the event will benefit the foundation’s educational programs and to help preserve the lagoon. To learn more visit lagoon.aguahedionda.org. ¢
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odern technology has been a godsend that allows us to enjoy many different means of entertainment, from enjoying the big game like you were there, to wirelessly streaming movies, to playing the latest video games in full surround sound. But along with these advancements come added headaches, such as figuring out what components to buy, how to organize and install the equipment to hide ugly wires, and just basically how to make it simple to use. Thankfully, Russ Stover, the local founder of Home AV TV & Design, a Digitainment company,
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created a walk-in store that solves these issues with installation and service that is unrivaled! Russ admitted, “We believe people don’t want a million options, but rather a company they can trust, that is an expert in what it does, and that can recommend the best products to fit their customers’ needs. It really comes down to getting the right components installed the right way, and Home AV TV & Design will not oversell you stuff you don’t need or push high-end components that are not necessary. Think of us as offering Amazon prices with Nordstrom service!” SPECIAL ADVERTISEMENT
“Most customers come to us because their family room has become a point of frustration.” As great as that is, Home AV TV & Design knows a family room shouldn’t look like a man-cave. They do custom cabinetry as well as custom-made contemporary leather furniture to complete the look of your room. With the store set up like an educational showroom, customers can rest assured that Home AV TV & Design, the retail venue for Digitainment (the installation portion of the company), will provide the same prices as Amazon (authorized resellers) and Costco on products, but doing something they cannot – full warranty support and lifetime customer service. In business since 2002, Home AV
TV & Design and Digitainment both boast A+ ratings from the Better Business Bureau, as well as five-star Yelp reviews. Discussing the importance of what his company does, Russ explained, “The family room is often the most used room, and it contains most of your entertainment equipment. Most customers come to us because their family room has become a point of frustration. For example, an outdated TV is tolerated because its cabinet was built 15 years ago and wasn’t designed for today’s larger TV sizes or ventilation for equipment. We’ll help you change the look
of the family room with custom purpose built cabinetry, custom-made contemporary leather sectionals, sofas and chairs, hidden equipment and wiring, flush mount disappearing speakers, and eliminate a stack of remotes in favor of a single, simple remote anyone can use.” When you enter the showroom, you don’t have to worry about enduring an aggressive sales pitch – there’s nothing to buy except the concept! Russ emphasized, “Come on in for a demonstration, and you’ll be amazed! You’ll also be relieved to find out we’re actually normal people who just want to help you.” ¢
AT-A-GLANCE Name of Business: Home AV TV & Design Owner & Founder: Russ Stover Years in Business: Over 13 years Address: 7720 Rancho Santa Fe Rd., Ste. 115, Carlsbad, CA 92009 Website: www.homeavtv.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 760-891-0571
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Newly Renovated Carlsbad City Libraries Provide a Place to Learn, Grow, and Thrive photos by Samuel Wells and Samantha Gleaton Photography
Carlsbad’s first library opened in 1967, providing the community with a special place to gather and read. Now, nearly 50 years later, there are three Carlsbad City Libraries that offer much more than just books. Two of these facilities were recently renovated and reopened, expanding the library’s scope of impact by meeting the ever-changing needs of the community in today’s digital age. Despite these changes, however, the library’s primary goal remains the same: to create learning opportunities for people of all ages through its wide variety of programs and services. Read along as we talk with City of Carlsbad Library & Cultural Arts Department Director Heather Pizzuto about how Carlsbad’s libraries continue to foster a resourceful and resilient community.
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C O V E R F E AT U R E HOW MANY LIBRARIES ARE IN CARLSBAD? WHICH SPECIFIC AREAS DOES EACH LIBRARY SERVE?
Q&A with City of Carlsbad Library & Cultural Arts Department Director
There are three libraries in the City of Carlsbad: Georgina Cole Library in Northern Carlsbad, Carlsbad City Library on Dove Ln. in Southern Carlsbad, and the Carlsbad City Library Learning Center in Northern Carlsbad. Collectively, the libraries serve 65,000 visitors of all ages each month. Every year, 1.3 million books, DVDs, and other materials circulate in and out of Carlsbad libraries. Thanks to research we’ve conducted, we know that about 85 percent of city residents visit the library either in person or online every year, and 57 percent use library services on a monthly basis. All these numbers speak to the value of our library system here in Carlsbad.
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WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE AT THE LIBRARY? WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
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I am the Library & Cultural Arts Department director. In this role, I lead a talented team of 220 full and part-time staff to provide high-quality library and cultural arts programs which support an excellent quality of life and educational opportunities for the community. What I most enjoy about my job is working on projects that are innovative and provide the best service to our community. Using the recent remodel project as an example, we had an opportunity there to look at our key mission and the future of libraries. We started out talking about simply refreshing paint and adding new carpet. But before moving forward with improvements, we felt it was a good opportunity to discuss the nature of information delivery and how technology has changed libraries. This broadened the scope of the project, but in the end left us better equipped to serve the community given the everchanging trends in technology.
TELL US MORE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARIES. WHICH WAS THE FIRST LOCATION, AND HOW HAVE THE LOCATIONS CHANGED OR EVOLVED OVER TIME? The Cole Library was the first city library constructed in Carlsbad and it opened in November 1967. It is named after Georgina Cole, the library’s first director. Dove Library opened in 1999, and the Carlsbad City Library Learning Center opened in 2008. All of our libraries have evolved in many ways, mostly in the area of technology. In the early 2000s, there was a shift toward providing new digital resources and technology while still maintaining the more traditional services. The Cole Library was renovated in 2000 to update the interior and add dedicated space for our nationally renowned genealogy collection as well as the Carlsbad history room. TELL US MORE ABOUT THE RECENT RENOVATIONS THAT WERE COMPLETED ON THE CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARIES THIS YEAR. WHAT SORT OF NEW AMENITIES SHOULD THE COMMUNITY BE AWARE OF? The Georgina Cole Library and the Carlsbad City Library on Dove Ln. were both recently modernized to meet the changing needs of the community in today’s digital age. The Cole Library reopened on Feb. 27 and the Dove Library reopened on June 25. We knew that investing in our libraries today meant they would be relevant and well used for years to come. Both of the libraries’ improvements include: • Additional community gathering spaces • Enhanced technology and Wi-Fi connectivity • New carpet and paint • New Friends of the Library bookstores • Dedicated spaces for teens • Improved service and access to information • Collaborative study/meeting rooms with enhanced technology, available for reservations Cole Library improvements include: • Central service desk • Fire sprinkler system • Energy efficient lighting • New elevator Dove Library improvements include: • Revitalized courtyard and new patio • Expanded café with additional food and drink options (coming soon!)
Carlsbad Libraries At-A-Glance Branch Managers: Cole Library – Deputy Library Director Suzanne Smithson; Dove Library – Deputy Library Director Diane Bednarski; Library Learning Center – Principal Librarian Glynn Birdwell Branch Locations: Georgina Cole Library – 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr.; Carlsbad City Library (Dove Library) – 1775 Dove Ln.; Library Learning Center – 3368 Eureka Place Website: www.carlsbadlibrary.org Phone: 760-602-2056 Email: email@example.com
“ My favorite new feature of the remodeled library is the clean, open, and bright atmosphere.” – Addison D.
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C O V E R F E AT U R E • A new tech lab called the Exploration HUB that includes a versatile learning center with cutting edge technology • Upgrades to the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium to improve access for disabled patrons, improve visibility to the stage, and upgrade the auditorium’s video production and other audio-visual equipment to digital technology Every aspect of the improvements at both Dove and Cole is a result of intentional community engagement. Before we started designing these projects, we reached out to our residents to learn more about what they wanted. The results of that feedback were used to guide and prioritize the improvements. The improvements all reflect community input that we gathered through surveys, design workshops, and public meetings, along with trends in library usage including greater use of technology, comfortable seating, and more spaces for collaboration.
WHAT SETS THE CARLSBAD LIBRARY APART FROM OTHER SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARIES? We have some wonderful public libraries in the region that we partner with on a regular basis, for example, pooling our resources to purchase materials together. But the range of programs offered at the Carlsbad libraries truly sets us apart from others. In any given month, you can experience our wildly popular programs for children and teens like Toddler Storytime and Teen Pizza & a Movie, or you can learn to read, research your family history, take in a concert from a well-known musician at the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, and view the artwork of a world-renowned artist at the Cannon Art Gallery. PLEASE TELL US MORE ABOUT THE TYPES OF PROGRAMS AND SERVICES YOU OFFER AND THE AGE RANGES THEY SERVE. The library offers a wide variety of programs and services for many different audiences. All of our programs center on creating opportunities for learning for all ages.
“I like the new furniture and layout. It is more organized and there’s more space.” – Eva B.
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• Children: Children’s Storytimes, Summer Reading Program, The Homework Zone, special events • Teens: Teen Movie, teen talent shows • Adults: Book clubs, literacy programs, film and cinema series, genealogy • Cultural Arts programs including exhibits and art-making activities HOW IS THE LIBRARY FUNDED? The library is funded through the City of Carlsbad, the State of California’s Literacy Program, grants and donations from Friends of the Library and the Carlsbad Library & Arts Foundation, and endowments. PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOUR STAFF AND WHAT THEY BRING TO THE LIBRARY. Our staff is a critical connection to the community that we serve. They are truly at the center of community learning for all ages and care about providing our residents with the best possible service. Many have specialized knowledge and experience to help patrons find just the right information, teach, create great experiences, and guide people to new discoveries. Our staff is dedicated to fostering a resourceful, resilient, and prospering community.
photo by Samantha Gleaton Photography
IS THE LIBRARY IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS? IF SO, HOW WOULD ONE GET INVOLVED?
“I like the summer reading program. It is a great volunteer opportunity which encourages young people to read.” – Addison D.
We are always looking for volunteers. Whether it’s helping students with homework or delivering books to those who can’t get to the library, volunteers play an integral role in making our libraries a great place to learn, read, and connect with others. There are many ways to give back to the community through volunteering with our children and teen programs, special events, literacy programs, Homebound program, Friends of the Library bookstores and Friends of the Arts, and Carlsbad Library & Arts Foundation. More information about volunteer opportunities is available on our website. HOW DOES THE LIBRARY STAY CONNECTED TO THE COMMUNITY? There are several important ways we stay connected to our community. One way we stay connected to the community is through consistent communications about our programs and services. We want to ensure that our patrons are aware of the programs and services we provide, and have committed to providing them with this information on a regular basis. We also connect with the community by seeking and listening to their feedback. Every two years, we conduct surveys that identify opportunities to better serve our community. Along those lines, if there is a service needed, we work to provide it for our
patrons. Additionally, where feasible, we seek input from the community on any big projects, like the library renovations, to make sure we are making decisions that are in alignment with our patrons. Our staff also frequently attends events in the community including the farmers market and other events hosted by the City. IF YOU COULD GRANT THE LIBRARY ONE WISH, WHAT WOULD IT BE? My wish would be that every resident in Carlsbad discover what’s new at the libraries and all the great programs and services that are available in their backyard. WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING PART ABOUT WORKING AT THE CARLSBAD LIBRARY? The most rewarding part about this job is seeing our mission to create lifelong learners in action every day. It’s quite amazing to see young readers who have visited us since they were babies now participating in our Summer Reading Program, then eventually moving on to our teen programs. We see this same pattern with those enjoying our adult programs, returning season after season to enjoy our day-to-day services and special events. I feel so grateful to be part of that and know that we’re creating a place for the community to gather, meet, and do life together.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE MEMORY FROM YOUR TIME WORKING AT THE LIBRARY? My favorite memories were the reopening ceremonies of Cole and Dove libraries. It was such a proud moment for the city, the library, cultural arts team, and the community. It took a tremendous amount of teamwork and patience from the community to get there, but I hope it was worth the wait. We heard so much positive feedback from the community about the improvements and the event. One woman told our staff that her face hurt from smiling so much, because it was such a happy day. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE LIBRARY ADDS TO THE COMMUNITY OF CARLSBAD? We have a real opportunity in Carlsbad to help people of all ages continue learning and growing each and every day. Our programs contribute to the creation of a successful community, one that is resourceful and resilient. IF YOU HAD TO DESCRIBE THE LIBRARY IN FIVE WORDS, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? Community, learning, engaging, evolving, leadership. ¢
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L O C A L F A M I LY
FOR THE LOVE OF
SKATEBOARDING The Poulos Family Is Committed to Giving Back to the Skateboarding Community by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos by Samantha Gleaton Photography
ith three young, active boys – Preston (8), Deacon (5), and Brixton (1) – skateboarding has become an essential part of the Poulos family’s life. “Skateboarding is loved by everyone in our family,” stated John and Margan. “It has taught Preston dedication, hard work, and perseverance through frustration. He spends countless hours skating instead of video games or TV and we love that.” For John, he feels like he owes a lot to skateboarding. “It is a great hobby and has brought a lot of joy, friendship, and stress relief into his life,” shared Margan. Even the baby of the family, Brixton, has taken to the sport. “His favorite thing to do is push around a board pretty much anywhere we are,” said Margan. “He has even begun to stomp the board and stand on his own!” So, when the family conceived the idea of starting their own skateboarding company, the venture seemed like a natural thing to do. “We recently started a company called
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Plain Skateboard Company,” said Margan. “It’s a small skate and apparel company. We wanted to give back to the skating community.” And since their business opened in 2015, the Poulos family has given back in big ways. “We share a portion of our profits with organizations that promote skating and support skaters throughout the county and skateboarding communities worldwide,” shared John and Margan. “We also donate to other causes that are close to our heart.” Currently, Plain Skateboard is helping to raise money for Clash at Clairemont, an event that supports the Grind For Life cancer charity. “We also sponsor some local riders and have a skate team." Turned off by the bad language and rough lifestyle often associated with skateboarding, the Poulos family is committed to staying true to the “simplified skateboarding experience.” “Our boards are fairly plain and clean looking and just about great construction and a smooth ride,” stated John and Margan. “We have some fun graphics but for the most part we wanted to take away all the noise and just make it about the love of skateboarding.” John has recently been made the board vice president of Umbrella Skateboarding, a local nonprofit dedicated to enriching the lives of others through skateboarding. As for his day job, he works as the sales manager at Hoehn Honda. “Hoehn is an amazing company to work for,” said John. “They just understand what it means to have a family…They have also been really supportive of the skateboarding community.” With much of their time spent outdoors, the Poulos family feels blessed to live in Carlsbad. “We love the beach and the weather,” said the family. “People here really care about their community and each other and it makes it an amazing place to live!”
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Citizens of the Year
LOCAL VOLUNTEERS DEDICATE THEMSELVES TO SERVING OTHERS
ongtime Carlsbad volunteers Zona Murray and Phil Urbina have been named Carlsbad Citizens of the Year, an annual award that recognizes community members who have dedicated themselves to improving Carlsbad through outstanding service. Zona and Phil were chosen by a committee of Carlsbad residents and recognized during a ceremony at City Hall in July. Zona has lived in Carlsbad since 1968, when she bought and restored one of the city’s oldest houses. Zona’s volunteer efforts have had a wide reach, with projects and initiatives that have benefited local students in particular. She became involved with Soroptimist International in 1975, through which she initiated a program that gave students in local schools an opportunity to propose solutions for the world’s societal problems. She initiated a program that awards art scholarships to high school students in Carlsbad and Oceanside; she also gives scholarships to seniors at Murray High School, which was named for her late husband,
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Maj. Gen. Raymond Murray. Today she continues to help fund research for post-traumatic stress disorder in his honor. Phil served as the president of the Carlsbad Christmas Bureau Adopt-aFamily Project for 20 years, providing needy families with food and gifts during the holidays. “I’ve always found great joy in helping people,” Phil said. In 1986 he joined the Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club, and quickly became involved in the club’s annual Oktoberfest charity fundraiser, serving as the event co-chair since 2013. Phil has been active in a number of other groups over the years as well, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, La Costa Youth Organization, Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, and Knights of Columbus. For more than 40 years, the Citizen of the Year program has honored community members who have given their time and energy toward the civic improvement, beautification, and betterment of the City of Carlsbad. Discover more at www.carlsbadca.gov. ¢
Local Teens Win Don Diego Awards SMHS STUDENTS AMONG 12 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
arlsbad residents and San Marcos High School seniors Amy Gload and Courtney Ouellette were two of 12 recipients of Don Diego scholarships this year. The Don Diego Scholarship Foundation has awarded a total of $40,500 in college scholarships to outstanding students embarking on their studies this fall. Eligibility was open to San Diego County high Amy Gload school seniors who participated in the San Diego County Fair or other activities associated with the Del Mar Fairgrounds in one of four categories: FFA, 4H, Employee, and Exhibitor. Amy won a $2,500 Employee award following four years of working as a groundskeeper at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, where she organized a staff carpool and provided excellent customer service. “I will always remember the summers I spent earning money and making memories,” she said. “Receiving this scholarship came as a huge surprise, but reminded me of my love for the fair and all the amazing opportunities it
has given me!” Amy plans to pursue a pre-med curriculum at Michigan State in the fall. Courtney received a $1,000 Exhibitor award from the foundation this year. Instructor Wendy Lee Gammarano praised Courtney’s tenacity, responsibility, and dedication, saying, “She is involved in both school and competitive sports, while volunteering, taking college courses, and working at Courtney Ouellette a veterinarian office.” Courtney will attend Cal State San Marcos in the fall, where she intends to major in political science and minor in communications to prepare her for a career in politics. The Don Diego Scholarship Foundation was named for Don Diego, a.k.a. Tom Hernandez, who served as the fair’s welcoming goodwill ambassador from 1947 to 1984. Since its inception in 1986, the foundation has awarded approximately $797,000 in scholarships to 177 students and in agriculture education grants. Learn more at www.dondiegoscholarship.org. ¢
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Guided by Love Molly Brennan Is Inspired to Better the Lives of Others by LYDIA COBB | photo by Samantha Gleaton Photography
olly Brennan, a senior at Cathedral Catholic High, is guided by her love for helping and inspiring others. She recently served as campus minister, and shared, “I was able to actively practice my faith in my school community, which was such an amazing experience for me.” She’s an athlete in several sports, beginning in track her sophomore year. “Just for fun,” added Molly, “but it turned into a competitive varsity sport that I enjoy improving in.” When she’s not hurdling on the track team, she inspires basketball and football fans on the varsity cheer team. Practicing Irish dance since kindergarten, for example, led her nine years later to the world championships in Ireland. Growing up here, Molly reflected that her family is tightknit. “I love spending time with them,” she added, “whether it’s riding bikes to the beach, going to a Padres game, or traveling to Europe. I love to experience new cultures and foods with my family, while meeting people with different lifestyles and backgrounds.” She’s seen 10 countries so far. Her brother Danny is at USC, and though close in age, he has always been her role model. And whenever she may feel down, Molly explained that her mom knows how to lift her spirits, and goes “to the ends of the earth” to keep their family happy and healthy. Molly has been involved with the Mitchell Thorp Foundation for five years, a locally based nonprofit that supports families whose children suffer from life-threatening conditions. She works with 27 student board members countywide in the group’s Youth Leadership Council. Together, they cultivate leadership opportunities and community service projects. Molly elaborated, “I feel so honored to have the opportunity to work with such deserving families, and it is so rewarding to see how happy the children are when we present them with the gifts we fundraise for.” She gives back as a volunteer for Vacation Bible School at St. Patrick Catholic Church, and serves meals at Father Joe’s Villages. “I love to participate in anything that will better the lives of others,” added Molly. She ponders her future: Notre Dame, USC, or Texas Christian University. But this is senior year – and she’ll be cheering on her teams, both in sports and in her faith-based community endeavors.
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very summer, the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office presents TGIF Concerts in the Parks. The free concerts, which are held every Friday night from late June to August at different community parks around the city, feature live music, food, dancing, prizes, art-making activities, and lots of fun with family and friends. This year’s band lineup offered something for everyone, from country to rock, cover bands to spicy Latin. The opportunity drawing benefited Carlsbad Friends of the Arts and other prizes supported future arts and cultural events in Carlsbad. Learn more at www.carlsbadca.gov.
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R E S TA U R A N T P R O F I L E
GOOD FOR YOUR TASTE BUDS, GREAT FOR YOUR BODY by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography
f you’ve been searching for a local, casual eatery that serves organic, fresh, nutritious, and delicious food, search no further. Vitality Bowls in La Costa is a superfood café specializing in açaí bowls – a blend of the antioxidant-packed açaí berry (native from the Amazon), topped with organic granola and a selection of superfood ingredients, such as goji berries, cacao nibs, bee pollen, and honey. “In addition to tasting amazing, our bowls are a nutritional powerhouse containing potassium, fiber, calcium, phosphorus, protein, and an array of vitamins,” said Divya Gupta, owner of Vitality Bowls, La Costa location. “Açaí has been called one of the world’s ‘superfruits’ because of its incredible health properties.” “We never use any ingredient fillers such as ice, frozen yogurt, added sugar, or artificial preservatives, giving
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the purest taste possible to each menu item,” noted Divya. “All items on the menu are made to order for each customer and are prepared in a kitchen to avoid cross contamination so customers with food allergies can feel safe about eating at Vitality Bowls.” Divya, who owned her own jewelry and clothing boutique prior to starting Vitality Bowls in La Costa, recalled the history of the company: “Founders Roy and Tara Gilad started the superfood concept together after finding out their daughter had severe allergies. Having always lived a healthy lifestyle, they wanted to build a place where people could eat delicious superfoods made of the finest, chemical-free ingredients in an allergy-safe setting. In 2011, they founded Vitality Bowls.” Today, the eatery not only serves açaí bowls, but
also smoothies, fresh juices, soups, salads, panini, and kombucha on tap. “Vitality Bowls can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, a snack, or dessert,” noted Divya. “We offer the perfect combination of nutritious eating and great taste!” ¢
They wanted to build a place where people could eat delicious superfoods, made of the finest, chemical-free ingredients.”
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LOCAL GIRL SCOUTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY
arlsbad residents Proma Dewanjee, Alexis Durant, Sophia Ilas, Avalon Johnson, Hannah Lange, Madison Ma, Katherine Monko, Elyse O’Neill, and Miya Scheble have earned Girl Scout Gold Awards for their outstanding leadership and commitment to taking action in their community. The Gold Award is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting; just five percent of Girl Scouts nationwide achieve this distinction. The Carlsbad girls are nine of 32 Girl Scouts in San Diego who earned the award this year. Each of the girls’ projects were unique. Proma provided music education and therapy for Indian women and children affected by disabilities, poverty, the sex trade, and mental illness. Alexis facilitated open mic nights for teenagers and adults with special needs at the Hill Street Café. Sophia created an interactive sensory garden and related curriculum geared toward
students with special needs. Avalon led surf camps, teaching participants about beach safety and environmental responsibility. Hannah taught third-graders about the current drought, then helped them convert a 1,300-square-foot plot of grass into a droughtresistant succulent garden kept up by the school’s rain watering system. Madison gave students of diverse backgrounds and ages the opportunity to use an exciting new technology: a Bluetooth-controllable robotic ball called a Sphero. Katherine, realizing that her school’s online health class wasn’t meeting student needs, surveyed her classmates and brought in a variety of experts to answer their questions. Elyse started a speech and debate program to help middle school students enhance their self-confidence. Finally, Miya started a Special Olympics program to bring together able-bodied students and those with disabilities. Girl Scouts San Diego provides activities for nearly 40,000 girl and adult members, with program and service facilities in Balboa Park, Carlsbad, and Escondido. Learn more at www.sdgirlscouts.org. ¢
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I N O U R O W N B A C K YA R D
CELEBRATION Be Part of the Pride by Celebrating the San Diego Zoo's 100th Year by SAMANTHA EDWARDS
aterfalls cascading over rocks into pools below, the sun peeking through thick foliage, faint sounds of birds chirping and monkeys laughing in the distance... It's easy to forget for a moment that you're not actually strolling through the jungle! And that is the beauty of the worldfamous San Diego Zoo: it connects people closely with animals in the most natural way possible. The San Diego Zoo, operated by San Diego Zoo Global, has been a pioneer in the zoological sphere since its inception in 1916, from being among the first in the world to build innovative open-air grotto exhibits to making key contributions to medical research, natural science, and wildlife conservation. This year the zoo celebrates its centennial anniversary – 100 years of trials and triumphs, fun memories, and, of course, lots of fascinating animals! With over 3,500 rare and endangered animals, more than 650 species and subspecies, and over 700,000 exotic plants living on the 100-acre property, the zoo is dedicated to preserving wildlife as one of the world's leading global conservation organizations. Some have even referred to the zoo as a living outdoor classroom, educating children and adults alike about the natural world. So for the remainder of the year, join us in celebrating the extraordinary people and animals who have made this beloved San Diego icon what it is today.
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Inspired by the San Diego Zoo's centennial celebration, five Balboa Park institutions are collaborating to bring you a variety of animal-themed exhibits. MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS
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Beauty and the Beast: The Animal in Photography Through Sept. 25
Whales: Giants of the Deep Through Sept. 6
THE SAN DIEGO HISTORY CENTER The Lore Behind the Roar! 100 Years of the San Diego Zoo Through Dec. 31
SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART Ferocious Bronze: The Animal Sculptures of Arthur Putnam Through Oct. 11
The Machine Inside: Biomechanics Oct. 8 – Jan. 1, 2017
TIMKEN Jan Brueghel the Elder: The Entry Of The Animals Into Noah's Ark Sept. 23 – Dec. 13
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R E A L E S TAT E W AT C H
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ith our summer coming to an end and schools starting around the county it has us wondering: How important are schools and the community involvement when looking to purchase a home? According to CAR, 78% of potential home buyers who plan to buy within the next five years care about the community they plan to become a part of. Once they become part of the community they plan to do more to help the community. There is a vested interest. Also, 76% of current home owners feel a deeper sense of community where they are currently living. So, community matters! When it comes to schools, more than 75% of parents say their child’s education is an important part of the search for a home. And 53% of those buyers will buy a new home in a specific neighborhood to get their child into a better school, according to CAR. It also looks as though the ranking of the school is more important than the proximity to the school. More than 25% of those parents will make the move during the school breaks. We would suggest that potential buyers do their homework before deciding where they want to live. Check
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out the area, read about potential development, talk to people who live in the area and also talk with the school that your child may be attending to make sure this is the right choice for you and your family. This is a big decision and you should have as much information as possible. The other major decision when buying a home is using experienced agents. CALL US TODAY! As 2015 Chairman’s Circle Platinum Award winners, placing us in the top 1% of real estate agents nationwide, we are your first and only call for all of your real estate needs. ¢
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(complete list of homes sold in 92009 at www.92009magazine.com)
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RELAY! photos by CARLY LACKEY
hirty-two teams and 281 participants raised over $131,000 for the American Cancer Society at the Carlsbad Relay for Life event in late July. The event included live bands, team challenges, appearances from the Carlsbad Fire and Police Departments, midnight tacos for hungry relayers, and a special survivors lap. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. To learn more about Relay for Life of Carlsbad visit www.relayforlife.org/carlsbadca.
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carlsbad city library CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY 1775 DOVE LN. CARLSBAD, CA 92011 760-602-2049
GEORGINA COLE LIBRARY 1250 CARLSBAD VILLAGE DR. CARLSBAD, CA 92008 760-434-2870
CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY LEARNING CENTER 3368 EUREKA PL. CARLSBAD, CA 92008 760-931-4500
Events are free, unless otherwise noted. Visit www.carlsbadlibrary.org for program updates.
TUESDAY EVENING BOOK CLUB GEORGINA COLE LIBRARY First Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.
THURSDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB GEORGINA COLE LIBRARY Second Thursday of every month at 2 p.m. For locations and book selections, go to www.carlsbadlibrary.org
CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY RUBY G. SCHULMAN AUDITORIUM
OLEANNA by David Mamet Monday, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. $5 general admission, $1 students
CINEMA SERIES OF CARLSBAD
INDEPENDENT & CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FILMS CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY RUBY G. SCHULMAN AUDITORIUM Film Screening at 2 p.m. Cinema Chat begins at 1:30 p.m.
THE BIG SHORT (2015, R, 130 min.) Saturday, Sept. 17, 2 p.m.
Free computer classes are offered at Carlsbad City Library and the Library Learning Center. Classes range from Internet Basics to Resume Refresh and more. For more information, call 760-602-2039 or 760-434-2871.
CHILDREN & TEENS Visit www.carlsbadlibrary.org for a full list of programs and special events including story times, movie nights and more.
CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY RUBY G. SCHULMAN AUDITORIUM
SWIMMING IN THE SINK by LYNNE COX Monday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m. STEVE BREEN – PULITZER PRIZE WINNING POLITICAL CARTOONIST Sunday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m.
CARLSBAD FILM SERIES
CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY RUBY G. SCHULMAN AUDITORIUM
OCTOBER: STARTING ANEW Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS (2016, R, 95 MIN.) Oct. 19 WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT (2016, R, 112 MIN.) Oct. 26 RICKI AND THE FLASH (2009, PG -13, 101 MIN.)
GOOD LIFE LECTURES
CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY GOWLAND MEETING ROOM Tuesdays, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Oct. 11 Dr. Alexandra Bunyak Stem Cells & Regenerative Treatments Oct. 18 Andrea Moriarty Setting Life with Autism to Music Oct. 25 Jano Nightingale Home Gardening 101
ADULT BOOK CLUBS
CLAY COLTON BAND Saturday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY RUBY G. SCHULMAN AUDITORIUM carlsbadcitylibrary
FIRST WEDNESDAY BOOK CLUB
CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY First Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m.
MONDAY NIGHT CLASSICS BOOK CLUB CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY Fourth Monday of every month at 7 p.m.
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CULTURAL ARTS OFFICE PROGRAMS www.carlsbadca.gov/arts, 760-602-2090
CARLSBAD SCULPTURE GARDEN Beginning Aug. 29 The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office is pleased to present In Our Own Backyard: John Dupree and Clyde Wickham in the Carlsbad Sculpture Garden. North County sculptors John Dupree and Clyde Wickham have an affinity for metal, steel and local fauna. Carlsbad Sculpture Garden 2955 Elmwood St., 92008 HOUSE & HOME EXHIBIT Sept. 4 – Oct. 23 Opening Reception: Sept. 3, 5 – 7 p.m. The City of Carlsbad welcomes House & Home, an exhibition that explores the artistic, social and cultural history of the American house. The exhibition hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sundays, 1 – 5 p.m. It is closed major holidays. Admission is free. Carlsbad City Library Cannon Art Gallery FOREIGN FILM FRIDAYS First and third Fridays, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The popular Foreign Film Fridays series returns to the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium beginning Sept. 2. Carlsbad City Library Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium FAMILY OPEN STUDIOS Saturday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tour the exhibit in the Cannon Art Gallery and then create your own work of art. We provide the materials and workspace; you provide the creativity. All ages welcome. All of these Cultural Arts programs are free and many of the Cultural Arts Office programs, events and exhibits are supported by the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation’s Robert H. Gartner Cultural Endowment Fund and the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts.
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Newly improved Carlsbad City Libraries not only offer a variety of modern amenities and fresh interiors, but continue to be a communal gathe...
Published on Aug 26, 2016
Newly improved Carlsbad City Libraries not only offer a variety of modern amenities and fresh interiors, but continue to be a communal gathe...