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hard to flip through the pages of your 92011 Magazine and not feel a certain sense of community pride. In fact, dating back to the very first zip-code-based community magazine that we published in 2009, it’s been no secret that community is an important element in all of our lives. We’ve consistently used the pages of the magazines to promote and highlight all of the good things happening in our hometown. But what if there was a way that we all could show our community pride and actually give back to the community at the same time? How can this be done? Thank you for asking! I would like to introduce www.WearYourZip.com. By jumping online and ordering your custom Zip Code shirt today, you will be donating $5 (in your name) to the local school, charity, or nonprofit organization of your choice. And if that’s not good enough, we also offer free shipping! Really cool local shirts. Giving back to the community. Free shipping. What’s not to love about that? So spread the word to all of your friends and local connections, and let’s give some money back to our local communities – together (and get an awesome shirt in the process).
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Free outdoor concert series every Friday through Aug. 19 6 – 8 p.m. | Event locations vary; see website for complete schedule www.carlsbadca.gov/arts
An evening of celebration to benefit the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 5:30 p.m. | Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa www.aguahedionda.org
The free celebration will include a reopening ceremony, tours, live music, children’s activities, and more 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Dove Library www.carlsbadca.gov
Enjoy a scavenger hunt through the Village Build your own team or join as an individual 6 – 8:30 p.m. | Carlsbad Causes for Community www.carlsbadcauses.org
TGIF CONCERTS IN THE PARK BEGINS
JUNE 14 FLAG DAY
DISCOVERY GALA 2016: THE WIZARD OF AGUA
JOHNY LEVER LIVE A modern-day Hindi stand-up comedy show including Johny Lever, Jamie Lever, Gaurav Sharma, and more Hosted by North County Indian American Society Cost: $35 – 150 7 p.m. | Star Theatre www.eventbrite.com
CARLSBAD MUSIC FESTIVAL VILLAGE MUSIC WALK Enjoy over 30 performers throughout the Village, as well as a beer garden, food trucks, artisan market, and more 2:30 – 10:30 p.m. | The Village www.carlsbadmusicfestival.com
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CARLSBAD NEWCOMERS CLUB Meeting begins with half hour of social time followed by guest speaker 10 – 11:30 a.m. | Heritage Hall at Magee Park www.carlsbadnewcomers.org
Bring an air mattress and enjoy a movie under the stars in Alga Norte Aquatic Center’s heated pool Cost: $8 per person; children under 3 are free 7 – 10 p.m. | Alga Norte Aquatic Center www.carlsbadca.gov
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Featuring a family fitness zone, nearly 50 vendor booths, and activities for everyone to enjoy 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Pine Avenue Community Park www.carlsbadca.gov/parksandrec
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THE CARLSBAD GARDEN CLUB 1 p.m. | Dove Library www.carlsbadgardenclub.com
TASTE OF YOGA AND COMMUNITY POTLUCK A free hour-long yoga class followed by a community potluck 7:30 p.m. | Carlsbad Village Yoga & Fitness Co-Op www.carlsbadvillageyoga.com
MONTHLY SATURDAY TRAIL VOLUNTEER EVENTS See website for trail locations and times www.carlsbadca.gov/trails
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GOLF CANINE COMPANIONS INVITATIONAL GOLF CLASSIC July 22 8 a.m. | Omni La Costa Resort & Spa www.ccigolf.org
BASKETBALL OPEN PLAY BASKETBALL FOR ADULTS Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: 12 – 3 p.m. Wednesdays: 12:30 – 3 p.m. Fridays: 12 – 4 p.m. Open play hours subject to change; call 760-602-4690 Fee: $3 per person Stagecoach Gymnasium www.carlsbadca.gov
HIKING OPEN HIKE AT BATIQUITOS LAGOON Trail guides available at Nature Center or bulletin boards at each trailhead www.batiquitoslagoon.org
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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
July 17 Free spectating and health and fitness expo open to the public 7 a.m. race start | Armada Dr. and Fleet St. www.carlsbadgrandprix.com
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Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hours subject to change; check website for updated schedule Alga Norte Aquatic Center wwww.carlsbadca.gov
July 10 Course: 1K open-water swim, a 25K bike, and a 5K run 7:30 a.m. | Tamarack Beach www.carlsbadtriathlon.com
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SPLASH BASH June 25 Play on giant inflatables, walk on water in giant water balls, dive off the diving boards, and more Fee: $8 per person; children 3 and under are free 6 – 9 p.m. | Alga Norte Aquatic Center www.carlsbadca.gov
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he 4th Annual Carlsbad Spirit Benefit Concert was recently held at The Stag and Lion Pub & Grille in an effort to raise funds to provide scholarships for CHS seniors. Hosted by the Aron Gunner Memorial Scholarship Foundation, the event included a silent auction with over 90 items donated from local businesses, raffles every 15 minutes, and live entertainment from local bands such as Taken By Canadians, The Paragraphs, and The Art Dealers. Nearly 300 attendees helped to raise $22,000 by the end of the night. The Aron Gunner Memorial Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit established to honor the memory of Carlsbad native Aron Gunner, who passed away at the age of 23 in 2012. Carole Gunner commented, “Aron found his greatest joy in friendships and family. His infectious smile, beautiful eyes, warm hugs, and eternal optimism endeared him to many. It is with Aron’s spirit of compassion for others that the foundation moves forward.” For more information on the foundation visit www.arongunner.org. ¢
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On Stage Talia Wexler Loves Performing and Sharing Her Passion for Theater With the Community by JENNIFER FRAKES photo by Samantha Gleaton Photography
alia Wexler began performing with J*Company Youth Theatre Group at the beginning of 2015 and has never looked back. “I have been involved in theater throughout my life, but I’ve recently taken a more serious interest in performing. I feel that I have found where I belong with J*Company,” explained Talia. She has performed with J*Company in shows including Annie, Mary Poppins, Seussical and, most recently, Once On This Island. “I enjoy theater because I love being able to step into another place and time and be another person in that moment. I learn so much about each character that I play, and I make them my own. I also love bringing happiness and joy into the lives of people sitting in the audience,” revealed Talia.
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Talia Wexler Carlsbad Mom, dad, and 13-yearold brother Jason Theater, singing Beach, Legoland, The Forum
When Talia is not on the stage, she attends The Grauer School, where she loves the small classes, participating in the music program, and performing at school events such as Café Nights, Grauerpalooza, school assemblies, and the Spring Arts showcase. Her favorite subjects are music and English, two classes that allow her to express her creativity. “I love music because I sing and play the piano, guitar, and ukulele. I also enjoy writing stories, poetry, and songs,” said Talia. Through The Grauer School, Talia does a great deal of volunteer work, such as helping out at homeless shelters, singing at senior centers, and collecting and sorting canned goods for those in need. In addition, she is a part of a club called Girl Rising. According to Talia, this club focuses on the pursuit of gender equality and equality in education. Talia is also actively involved in her “I enjoy theater because I temple, volunteering as a camp counselor at a Jewish day camp love being able to step into and serving on the board of the another place and time temple’s youth group. and be another person in Talia, her mother, father, that moment... I also love and younger brother reside in bringing happiness and Carlsbad and can often be found joy into the lives of people out and about at the Flower Fields, the beach, or Legoland. sitting in the audience,” “We all enjoy theater as well. I revealed Talia. recently pulled my brother into theater at J*Company with me and he loves it,” related Talia, who recently got her driver’s license and is thrilled to be able to drive herself to rehearsals and shows.
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acific Rim, Hope, and Aviara Oaks Elementary Schools are among three Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) elementary schools selected to receive honors under the California Department of Education’s Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program. The Gold Ribbon Awards recognize schools that have made gains in implementing California’s new academic and performance standards. These include the California Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, California English Language Development Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said, “These schools shine as bright beacons for others, putting forth an exemplary effort to ensure that every student is ready for 21st century college and careers. California teachers are developing an education model for the nation, training the students of today to be the problem-solvers, inventors, and pioneers of tomorrow.” Only 772 elementary schools throughout the state were selected out of the nearly 6,000 that were eligible to apply. The CUSD schools are three of only 29 schools in San Diego County to be honored this year. CUSD’s Gold Ribbon Schools were honored at a special ceremony in Anaheim in mid-May. “We are thrilled that these outstanding schools are being recognized,” said CUSD Superintendent Suzette Lovely. “Every day, in every classroom, our teachers strive to provide every student an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment. The instructional team – teachers, parents, administrators, and classified staff – are focused on fostering the skills our students need for success.” To learn more about CUSD schools visit www.carlsbadusd.k12.ca.us. ¢
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SOCCER FAMILY The O’Gradys Enjoy Being Involved With Carlsbad Sports by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos by Samantha Gleaton Photography
im and Skye O’Grady met through mutual friends just after graduating from UCSD. Both originally from Northern California – Jim from San Mateo and Skye from Sacramento – the pair have lived in Carlsbad with their two daughters, Grace and Lily, for 16 years. “We really love Carlsbad and think there’s no better place,” said Skye. Jim, who has been working in software development for about 25 years and is currently the director of development at Pirch, is an avid golfer. “Jim recently joined Aviara Golf Club,” noted Skye. “He enjoys
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Parents: Children: Pets: Community: Hometowns: Occupations: Favorite Places in Carlsbad:
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playing in member tournaments and social events at the club.” The O’Grady daughters both attend local 92011 schools. Grace will be a freshman at Sage Creek High School and Lily will be a seventh grader at Aviara Middle School. “I spent a lot of time volunteering on the Aviara Oaks PTA board when Grace and Lily attended the school,” said Skye. Instead, Skye volunteers for LA Galaxy San Diego, formerly Carlsbad United Football Club, where both Grace and Lily began playing at just three years of age. “The organization was in need of a VP of finance for their board in the fall of 2011, so I jumped in to help,” explained Skye, who has 20 years’ experience working as a financial analyst and is currently the corporate controller at Creative Mines, LLC. “One of my favorite pastimes is watching my kids play sports, so it seemed to fit that I volunteer at their soccer club!” Today, Skye is president of the board. “I truly enjoy being a part of this club as I have made some really great friendships,” shared Skye. “I really adore watching the younger players in the recreation league – the smiles and celebrations you see are heartwarming, and the parent support and bonding on the sideline is amazing.” In their downtime, the O’Grady family loves to travel and frequent their local eateries. “We enjoy meeting friends at Notorious Burger, Señor Grubby’s, and Pizza Port,” shared Skye. “Last summer we were able to take a two-week road trip up the coast to Vancouver to attend the Women’s World Cup and met up with some of our local Carlsbad peeps at the game.” However, most of the O’Grady’s time seems to be spent with the soccer club. “It’s been a great experience to see my kids grow up in this club,” recalled Skye. “I can see several of the benefits that a team has provided to both my daughters – it goes so much further than just soccer!”
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Trainer of the Year Laura Christiansen Wins National Award for Her Dog Training by LINDA FRABL | photo by Samantha Gleaton Photography
aura Christiansen, who hails from Detroit, MI, moved to Carlsbad in 1992 after completing a five-year dog training apprenticeship program. Prior to that, Laura had been a humane educator, visiting schools and libraries to teach children about being kind to animals. She proclaimed, “I’ve always loved all animals, but I love dogs the most! Ever since I was a little girl, my favorite pastime was playing school with all my stuffed animals as students.” That childhood pastime became a reality when Laura opened her own dog training school in Carlsbad, Canine Learning Centers. Just this last February Laura received the 2015 National Trainer of the Year Award by the Dogs in
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Review magazine. She was presented with her trophy at the 61st Annual Show Dogs of the Year Awards black-tie event at Gotham Hall in New York City. Laura exclaimed, “To have my dog training acknowledged on a national level was surreal and amazing! It is a dream come true, and I feel so blessed and happy.” Eager to give back to her beloved Carlsbad community, Laura started up Caring Paws, a pet therapy program in which volunteers bring dogs to interact with the residents of Brookdale Assisted Living at the Carlsbad and the Carmel Valley locations. Laura explained, “For some of the residents, it may be the only intimate contact they have
the entire week. They love when we come, and we all love it too!” Happily ensconced in Carlsbad, Laura at first had a difficult time getting used to the year-round warm weather, but she laughed, “Once I adjusted there was no turning back, and now I can’t imagine living anywhere else!” Activities that Laura enjoys include hiking along the beautiful nature trails, going to the beach, trying out new restaurants, and attending her church. But Laura is most passionate about all things dog-related, and she insisted, “My main hobbies involve dogs: training them, continuing to learn about them, and spending fun time with them!”
Creek to Bay Cleanup
LOCAL VOLUNTEERS CONNECT WITH NATURE THROUGHOUT SAN DIEGO photos by Mayela Padilla
Love a Clean San Diego’s (ILACSD) 14th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup drew a wide array of environmentally minded volunteers to 110 sites around the county. Over 6,000 volunteers removed 150,000 pounds of litter from the San Diego landscape during the three-hour event. Over three quarters of the sites were focused on inland areas, including canyons, waterways, and street sweeps. Local cleanup sites included Frazee Beach, South Ponto Beach, and Carlsbad Tower 30. The event also marked the end of ILACSD’s Matching Funds Campaign, which started with a $25,000 donation from North
County residents Chuck and Gail Kendall. According to ILACSD, the aim was to match each additional donation in an effort to raise an additional $25,000 to connect 30,000 of San Diego’s youth to nature in a way that inspires them to help protect it for life. ILACSD was founded in 1954 as the San Diego War Against Litter Committee. Ever since then, the organization has grown
in scope and impact to become an influential advocate for local sustainability. ILACSD offers a number of educational and volunteer programs, including Keep America Beautiful, Clean Beach Coalition, Stormwater Outreach and Education Program, and Adopt-A-Beach Program. They offer regular beach and inland cleanup events. Learn more at www.cleansd.org. ¢
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:::: COMMUNITY STUFF Building Community Roots
The Carlsbad Community Gardens Collaborative (CCGC), a 501(c)3 nonproﬁt which works to create a network of community gardens and garden-sharing resources, recently broke ground on the new Centella Street Community Garden with help from the Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club. Approximately 50 volunteers helped build 28 10’x4’ boxes that will be used by the CCGC to transform the plot of land into a thriving garden. The Centella Street location will be the ﬁrst community garden in the South Carlsbad area and has been in the works for nearly two and a half years. With a long waiting list for current public gardens located in Carlsbad, the new site has been a much-anticipated addition to the CCGC and is expected to be open by mid-to-late summer. For an annual fee, community members can select either a 10’x4’ or 10’x10’ in-ground plot to grow their own fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. The CCGC provides the initial box, soil, and access to water in addition to offering workshops from master gardeners. For more information on the CCGC or to get involved with future volunteer events for the garden visit www.carlsbadcommunitygardens.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Leadership Council
The Mitchell Thorp Foundation (MTF) is now accepting applications for their Fall 2016 Youth Leadership Council, a group which seeks to help local students grow life skills through community service and leadership development opportunities. Members will plan and carry out activities and events in support of MTF’s mission of supporting families whose children suffer from life-threatening illnesses, diseases, and disorders. In addition, members will have the opportunity to participate in a structured servant leadership development training program and host MTF’s Showcase event. Each student receives community service for all their participation in the program, and senior students receive special recognition in MTF’s annual Youth Leadership Showcase along with a certiﬁcate of distinguished service and a letter of recommendation. Membership is open to students in grades 7 through 12, and applications are being accepted now until Sept. 10. For more information and to download an application visit www.mitchellthorp.org.
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TGIF Concerts in the Parks Return
The City of Carlsbad’s TGIF Concerts in the Parks begin June 24 at Stagecoach Community Park. The free outdoor concert series runs each Friday through Aug. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., at community parks across the city. Presented by the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Oﬃce, the series features a mix of local bands and top touring artists, with music covering a wide range of genres. Food vendors will also be present at the events, and attendees are welcome to bring refreshments from home. A free shuttle service will be available for concerts at Alga Norte, Poinsettia, and Calavera Hills Community Parks, and will run from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Ride share options are also available through Lyft and Uber. For a complete concert schedule visit www.carlsbadca.gov/arts.
Glamour & Glitz
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The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce held their 2nd Annual Glamour, Glitz, Hats, & Heels event at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa in late May. An afternoon tea and business social, the event brought together like-minded businesswomen for a day of networking and professional development. Scripps Health Executive Director of External Affairs Susan Taylor, a former award-winning news anchor at NBC, spoke about her experiences in the professional world and her transition from the broadcasting industry. Other highlights included a fashion show curated by Lisa O’Hearn, clothing by cabi clothing, and makeup by Carol Fehr with Mary Kay cosmetics. Event sponsors included The Loftin Firm, P.C., Savvy Women Wealth Management, and WWM Financial. “Glamour, Glitz, Hats, & Heels provided a forum to encourage women to celebrate being women in business. We felt privileged to be a part of this forum,” said Sue Loftin, Businessperson of the Year Award recipient from the Carlsbad Chamber, and president of The Loftin Firm, P.C. “For the younger women on our staff who attended the event last year, the event provided inspiration for their options in the future.” For more information visit www.carlsbad.org.
Fitness and Fun
The Carlsbad Lifestyle & Fitness Festival will be held on Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pine Avenue Community Park. Free and open to the public, the event is held the day before the 35th Annual Carlsbad Triathlon and will feature a family ﬁtness zone, nearly 50 vendor booths, and activities for everyone to enjoy. “We emphasize healthy lifestyles for people of all ages,” said Rachael Shay, special events supervisor for the City of Carlsbad. She added, “It’s a fun way for families to stay connected. Fitness doesn’t always have to be in a gym.” A $6 wristband is required to participate in some of the activities and can be purchased at the event. For more information visit www.carlsbadca.gov/parksandrec.
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Local Artist Donates Work to Beneﬁt BGCC
North County artist Roger Chandler created the signature art for Vigilucci’s Beach Bocce World Championship XXXVI. The annual event will be held on July 9 at Dog Beach in Del Mar, and helps raise funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad (BGCC). Players and spectators will be able to bid on Roger’s painting. “Each year we select a different local artist to come up with a unique piece for the championship,” said co-founder John Manson. “We were thrilled that Roger volunteered to donate his time and talent.” Roger Chandler began his career as a technical illustrator at NASA, and has since become an award-winning artist and illustrator with artwork featured on magazine covers, national advertisements, editorial art, brochures, and billboards. “I like to think my paintings reflect the amazing adventures I’ve had, and convey that indescribable feeling of a beautiful sunset reflecting on a perfect wave on a perfect beach,” states Roger. “It was fun having a new project with a narrow focus to work on, and I am pleased to be a part of the elite group of artists who have created for this tournament.” For more information about the championship visit www.beachbocce.com or email email@example.com.
Once On This Island
Young 92011 performers Julia Krinsky Schultz, Jason Wexler, and Talia Wexler recently performed in Once On This Island. The musical – a Broadway hit – is an original interpretation of The Little Mermaid. Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. Their love has to overcome the prejudices of their society – and the obstacles set by the ominous, interfering gods of water, death, love, and the earth. The Caribbean-infused music and dance convey a powerful message of equality and overcoming adversity. Once On This Island was presented by J*Company Youth Theatre, with a talented cast of kids under the leadership of Artistic Director Joey Landwehr. Learn more at www.sdcjc.org/jc.
Artwork Approved for Aviara Community Park
The Carlsbad City Council recently approved ﬁnal design concepts for public artwork to be installed as part of the Aviara Park Improvement Project. Following a national call for artists, bronze sculptor Michael McLaughlin was selected to develop designs for park enhancements as part of the amphitheater addition to the park. A public art advisory panel made up of community members, arts professionals, design team representatives, Parks & Recreation Department and Cultural Arts Oﬃce staff, and Carlsbad Arts Commissioners selected McLaughlin and provided input on development of the ﬁnal designs for this project. The artwork includes two ﬁve-foot tall bronze sculptures called “Myriad and Manzanita” and “California Quail and Cone,” and is estimated to be completed and installed in six to nine months. For more information about the project visit www.carlsbadca.gov.
Art Fundraiser Beneﬁts Fresh Start Surgical Gifts photo by Abby Enriquez
World-renowned music photographer Henry Diltz and Carlsbad nonproﬁt Fresh Start Surgical Gifts hosted the Strike a Pose Art Fundraiser in mid-May. There were about 50 people in attendance, who were able to walk through a curated photographic history collection spanning several generations featuring contemporary music artists and iconic sports photographs at the Morrison Hotel Gallery. Guests also enjoyed fare from Crabcakes 911, a San Diego-based food truck. The event raised approximately $1,500 for Fresh Start, which offers free reconstructive surgeries for children with physical deformities. Asher, Fresh Start patient and guest speaker at the event, shared how his life would have been very different without Fresh Start’s medical team. “I owe my life to Fresh Start,” he said. To see more of Henry’s work visit www.henrydiltz.com. For more information about Fresh Start Surgical Gifts visit www.freshstart.org.
Get Ready for Red Shoe Day
San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House’s annual Red Shoe Day fundraiser will sweep the county on June 23 with more than 1,500 volunteers standing at roadside intersections in red tutus, bright shirts, and other wacky attire to collect donations to help support this local charity during the morning commute time of 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. The Ronald McDonald House relies heavily on the community to operate its 47 bedrooms, kitchen, and other services for families who have a hospitalized child. A community-driven event, Red Shoe Day is an annual tradition that brings neighborhoods – and even local elected oﬃcials like Chris Cate – together to raise money for this local charity. For more information about Red Shoe Day or to ﬁnd out how you can help visit www.rmhcsd.org.
Carlsbad Village Music Walk
The Carlsbad Music Festival will kick off the summer with its 4th Annual Village Music Walk on Saturday, June 18. Attendees will take a musical journey through the Village, where they will be able to enjoy performances by over 40 musicians at locations throughout the village. The free event will also feature a beer garden, food trucks, an artisan market, and a variety of activities for the whole family. Founder and Artistic Director Matt McBane said, “The Village Music Walk is one of the most fun and exciting events we produce. The whole Village is taken over with a really eclectic range of music and thousands of people turn out. The energy between the musicians and the audience is electric and each year several people tell me ‘this is the coolest thing I’ve seen happen in Carlsbad.’” To learn more visit www.carlsbadmusicfestival.org.
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1. Employees from NRG’s Encina Power Plant volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad and La Posada de Guadalupe during the company’s annual Global Giving Day. 2. Carlsbad High School Armory Club and Deb Ferraro, Founder of C3, organizing the Village Community Food Drive. 3. ZCode Media’s Tammy Lloyd, Jessica Breaux, Katie Shuga, and Michelle Schuette enjoying Cinco de Mayo at Miguel’s Cocina. 4. COAST Volleyball’s Southern California Junior Olympic Qualiﬁer ﬁnalists! 5. Carlsbad students advance to Odyssey of the Mind World Finals.
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he Carlsbad Educational Foundation recently held its 2nd Annual Pedal for a Purpose at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. Sponsored by Tri-City Wellness Center, the event gathered the community for a three-hour relay bike-athon that included 100 participants cycling on 28 decorated stationary bikes. The event raised $53,325 to fund music and science teachers in elementary schools, robotics and Science Olympiad teams, and science lab tech and equipment, among other music, science, and educational related programs. Additional highlights from the event included bike safety checkups by Carlsbad Police and Fire departments, health and wellness vendors, a live DJ, and fun activities for the whole family. For more information visit www.carlsbaded.org. ¢
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REAL ESTATE ISSUE “Every person who invests in well-selected real estate in a growing section of a prosperous community adopts the surest and safest method of becoming independent, for real estate is the basis of wealth.” Theodore Roosevelt – 26th U.S. President
FUN FACTS NUMBER OF 92011 SINGLE FAMILY HOMES SOLD IN 2015
NUMBER OF 92011 CONDOS/TOWNHOUSES SOLD IN 2015
POPULATION OF 92011 (APPROX.)
HOUSING IN 92011 (APPROX.)
AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME
AVERAGE HOUSE VALUE (SOLD IN 2015)
# OF 92011 HOMES CURRENTLY FOR SALE
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RODERICK DARGIE • PAGE 24 MEGAN SCHENCK • PAGE 24 JOEL HANSEN • PAGE 25
NUMBER OF REAL ESTATE AGENTS INVOLVED WITH ONE OR MORE TRANSACTIONS IN 92011 DURING 2015
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(407 ONLY HAD 1 TRANSACTION)
92011 AVERAGE ANNUAL SALES PRICE $1.2M Single Family Homes
All information and statistics contained herein are for entertainment purposes only. Statistics and information were obtained from multiple sources deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Do not use any information contained on this page for investment purposes. Please consult with the appropriate licensed professionals for all of your real estate and investment needs.
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Al Rex, Al Rex & Associates MORE THAN JUST A LOCAL REALTOR®
Al Rex has been a top producing REALTOR® since 2004, ranking in the top three percent of homes sold each year across San Diego County on a regular basis. However, Al likes to think of himself as much more than just a local REALTOR®. “My goal is to be the resource for anyone needing real estate advice,” Al explained. “I often give advice and coaching to friends and colleagues for free, simply because it’s the right thing to do. When you run your business in this manner, it always works out well in the long run.” One quality that makes Al stand out is his expertise in helping clients get their home ready to sell. He has a keen eye when it comes to knowing what a prospective buyer will find appealing. Al can often be found rolling up his sleeves and giving a hand, whether it’s yard work, staging, or fixing odds and ends to make the home show its absolute best. “By having your home in pristine condition, you will maximize your selling price. You also minimize issues during the home inspection, which can create challenges during escrow,” Al said. His 20 years of experience in the corporate financial world as a CPA also sets him apart from other REALTORS®. “Whether it’s a home buyer, seller, or investor, the financial end of real estate is so important. I spend a lot of time with every client to help them understand the financial components of their transaction.” Al takes pride in being the go-to guy for people who are looking for tradespeople for their home improvement or repair needs. “That’s part of the expectation for any good REALTOR®,” says Al. “I have also helped many people get solid appraisal values when they want to refinance their home.” Al can be reached on his cell phone seven days a week at 760-473-8572, serving 92011 and throughout San Diego County!
“REALTORS® like Al are hard to find. He went over and beyond our expectations even after the sale was done. We already referred him to our neighbor!”
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Roderick Dargie Realty Executives
With over 11 years of experience, Roderick Dargie knows what it takes to create happy clients. By taking on a lower volume of listings, Roderick believes he is better able to focus on each individual client’s needs and provide a more personal service, which can make the home buying or selling experience more positive, enjoyable, and successful. Specializing in Carlsbad and surrounding cities, Roderick is experienced in all aspects of real estate and takes pride in being involved in every transaction from start to finish. He values honesty, integrity, and customer satisfaction and is available at all times for his clients. A retired police officer from Australia, Roderick has lived in Carlsbad with his wife Kimberly and two sons since 1996. For the past seven years, he has won the Realty Executives 100% Club sales award and in 2014 he won the Realty Executives Diamond Sales Award.
“We loved working with Roderick. He took the time to understand our needs and get to know what was important to us as a family. Roderick showed us several properties until the right one came up, then helped us each step of the way until we closed. If you are looking to buy or sell a property, look no further!” – Nameeta and Sebastian Sandu
REALTOR® Name: Roderick Dargie Company: Realty Executives Phone: 760-420-0696 Web: www.Roderick4RealEstate.com CalBRE #: 01414530
Megan Schenck, Three Lagoons Realty
Megan Schenck is the proud broker and owner of Three Lagoons Realty, a boutique real estate office in Carlsbad. Megan’s greatest satisfaction is being a positive impact in a client’s major life change, such as buying and selling a home. She prides herself on developing strong, long-lasting relationships with her clients. Megan is active in the community and focuses on education and technology, continuously improving herself to best serve her clients. She regards Carlsbad as the ideal location to call home with its strong sense of community, top-rated schools, beaches, trails, and parks, which all enrich the quality of life. There is so much more to real estate than the home itself, and she really focuses on selling the lifestyle that is offered here.
Name: Megan Schenck, SFR® and BPOR Company: Three Lagoons Realty Phone: 858-776-0427 Website: www.ThreeLagoons.com CalBRE #: 01735296 24 • 92011Magazine.com • June | July 2016
When Megan isn’t with clients she devotes her time to family: husband Andrew, sons Reid and Wesley, and Boston Terrier Sydney. She enjoys visiting Batiquitos Lagoon, Terramar Beach, or any of the neighboring parks. To learn more about Three Lagoons Realty visit www.ThreeLagoons.com and their social media outlets. “Megan worked tirelessly with us for five months to find our perfect home, driving all over San Diego County to show us properties. She was always available when we needed her, and patiently answered my thousands of questions. When we finally found our perfect house, she pulled out a blanket and sat in the grass in front of the house with me immediately after we looked at it so we could be the first to submit an offer! We are so pleased with Megan’s level of knowledge and customer service and highly recommend her to everyone buying or selling their home! We will definitely look to Megan when we are ready to buy our next home. Thank you, Megan!” - Maura O’Neill
American Portfolio Mortgage “FINANCING OPTIONS TO BRING YOUR PLANS TO LIFE” With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Joel Hansen makes it his mission to provide each of his clients with some of the most competitive rates and closing costs in the market. As an area manager for American Portfolio Mortgage, a premier independent lender, he upholds the ideology that satisfied customers are the best measure of success. Joel’s extensive experience includes being a top mortgage originator for two of the largest mortgage banks in the nation. In addition, he owned his own mortgage company from 2002 to 2007.
Many loan officers can get you a loan – Joel’s mission as Area Manager is to get you the right loan with the very best customer service. “A mortgage should be about building relationships, and helping customers achieve their mortgage finance goals,” said Joel. “A consultative approach to the home loan process is important by customizing each home financing solution to help customers achieve their process with a seamless transaction.” Rest assured knowing that Joel and his team are dedicated to guiding you through the process of getting the exact loan that meets your specific needs.
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Kristine Ferguson Home North County Real Estate
Kristine has been fortunate enough to call Encinitas and Carlsbad her home towns for over 40 years. She has been a broker for 16 years but has been “in the business” nearly all her life – from passing out listing fliers as a child for her mom, Eileen Hulse, to helping in the office as a teenager. Staying true to her passion for real estate, she earned her broker’s license after college and formally joined the family business. Kristine enjoys the diversity of her clientele and she strives to provide buyers and sellers exceptional customer service from start to finish and beyond each transaction. Kristine possesses expert knowledge of the local areas and is highly experienced in property management. She is active in her community, serving as a leader in her older daughter’s church youth group and a Girl Scout troop leader for her younger daughter. The family business, formally known as Lee R. Hess & Associates, Inc., is now called Home North County. Honesty, integrity, work ethic, and superior customer service are the principles that Kristine and her team of REALTORS® adhere to when serving the real estate needs of all clients.
Name: Kristine Ferguson Company: Home North County Real Estate Phone: 760-436-1584 Email: email@example.com Website: www.HomeNorthCounty.com CalBRE #: 01293079
REALTOR® “Kristine just helped my family buy a beautiful new home. She gave fantastic and friendly service, helping explain the process each step of the way. Having worked in the community for many years, she is extremely knowledgeable about the market, market trends, neighborhoods, service providers, and the appraisal process. We would definitely recommend Kristine.” – Jaime T-G.
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Think Outside of the Basket with These Unique North County Picnic Spots by RANDI CANTRELL
hile the last days of spring linger in the air and the warm breeze of summer approaches, now is the perfect time to enjoy some carefree fun with friends and family in the beautiful outdoors. Whether you enjoy your picnics with a hint of history, want to plan a jam-packed afternoon of activities before taking a break on a blanket in the grass, or simply feel like sitting back with your toes settled in the sand, we've put together a list of a few of the top picnic spots in North County that are sure to help you get into the swing of summer with a unique picnic experience.
LAKE POWAY This spot offers plenty of outdoor recreational activities to make your picnic an all-day event. Rent a row boat, try out your aim on the archery range, or head up the mountain on a hike before enjoying your picnic at Lake Poway. Fishing permits are also available for purchase. Once you're ready for a break, the Lake Poway Concession shop has beverages and snacks available, including duck food to feed the ducks! If you plan to bring your own food and drinks, note that beer and wine are okay, but glass containers are not permitted. Lake Poway's gates open at 6 a.m. and close daily at sunset. 14644 Lake Poway Rd. Poway, CA 92064 858-668-4772 www.poway.org
MOONLIGHT BEACH STATE PARK Moonlight Beach got its name from the fact that local residents used to come to the area for midnight picnics in the early 1900s. With picnic tables available for use, as well as a snack shack, children's play area, tennis and volleyball courts, and of course swimming, surfing, and fishing, Moonlight Beach pairs the amenities of a park with the fun of the beach for the perfect picnic. Fire rings are also available for bonfires after dark – so make it a beach day, then grab your blankets and stick around for s'mores under the stars before heading home. The large parking lot is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the beach is available for use until 2 a.m. Remember that no dogs, portable grills, alcohol, smoking, or glass is allowed. 400 B St. Encinitas, CA 92024 www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
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OLD MISSION SAN LUIS REY If history is your thing, pair your picnic with a visit to Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, also known as Old Mission San Luis Rey. Stroll the expansive grounds – it's nicknamed the "King of the Missions" for a reason – and marvel at the mission church, which was completed in 1815. A National Historic Landmark, the church is open daily to visitors via the on-site museum. Don't miss California's oldest documented living pepper tree which was originally planted back in 1830. Settle your picnic in the grass of one of the beautiful courtyards, or head over to the nearby Heritage Park Village and snack in the shade of the gazebo. Enjoy the unique historical experience during the week from 9:30 to 5 p.m. or on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A small fee may apply for self-guided tours in the museum. 4050 Mission Ave. Oceanside, CA 92057 760-757-3651 www.sanluisrey.org
CUSD Selects New Superintendent
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he Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Benjamin Churchill to the position of superintendent. He is a highly respected educator who previously served as the chief academic officer for Community Unit School District 300 in Alonquin, IL, where he oversaw all aspects of teaching and learning in 27 school sites for nearly 21,000 pre-K through 12 students in a culturally and economically diverse school community. He is passionate about all aspects of teaching and learning and is especially interested in classroom technology integration, early learning and kindergarten readiness, workforce development, and career pathways for all students. Board Vice President Elisa Williamson
said, “Dr. Churchill is uncompromising in his quest for rigorous and relevant educational opportunities for all young people. Colleagues describe him as a trusted, collaborative, quietly confident, visionary leader. The board is confident that he will quickly earn
the respect and support of staff and community as the next superintendent of our extraordinary school system.” Dr. Churchill, his wife Nichole, and their two school-age daughters are planning to relocate to the Carlsbad area this summer. The board introduced Dr. Churchill to the community at its regularly scheduled meeting in mid-May and he will assume his new position on July 1. The family is thrilled to be joining the active community of parents and other committed stakeholders in the district. He said, “Carlsbad is an outstanding community with committed parents, excellent teachers and staff, and a tradition of excellence. It is my goal to lead Carlsbad from excellent to exceptional and to establish CUSD as a nationally recognized model for innovation and achievement.” To learn more about Dr. Churchill visit www.benjaminchurchill.com. ¢
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:::: REAL ESTATE WATCH
The Big Short S
ince the release of the movie The Big Short, I’ve had more than my fair share of questions from interested home owners, wondering if we run the risk of another housing bubble as home prices continue to climb. If you recall, the movie is based on a few “savvy” investors who placed large sums of money into options against mortgagebacked securities, basically betting against the U.S. housing market. As history reminds us, the bubble did burst, causing home prices to plummet – and these investors made billions. “Are we poised for another bubble?” This is a legitimate question, since our current market is once again nearing the peak home values of 2006. However, this recent four-year rise in home values is very different from the euphoric rise of the early 2000s. Housing Market in the Early 2000s The meteoric rise in home values during this period was based on several concurrent factors, mostly driven by unregulated and risky lenders. • Interest rates continued to drop, allowing
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home buyers to pay more for a home without higher monthly loan payments. • Lending guidelines were very loose during those years. If you had a pulse, you got a loan. • A good portion of these loans were five and seven year interest-only adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs), which had low introduction rates that accompanied interest-only payments. • Some homeowners did several cash-out refinances during this period of growth, pulling out the excess cash as values continued to climb. • Home builders could not keep up with the demand for new homes, making the existing resale home market extremely hot. • As a result, home prices rose in Carlsbad by 149% between 1998 and the peak of 2006. In fact, the insane first quarter of 2004 actually saw average single-family home prices rise in Carlsbad by $107,000 in just three months! From $760,000 in April to $867,000 in July. • The result – four million foreclosures occurred in the U.S. since 2007, and home values dropped significantly between 2008 and 2012. Housing Market Since 2012 Fast forward several years, and you find a very different market today, with a steady rise
in home values. • Carlsbad growth in home values has been steady but not unrealistic, with values up 38% over the last four years (in comparison to the euphoric 149% from 1998 to 2006). • The majority of the purchases are with at least 20% down, and if less than 20% down are accompanied by mortgage insurance. The majority of these loans are 15- and 30year fixed rate loans. • Home buyers applying for loans must show full documentation of income and proof of assets in order to qualify. • Interest rates have remained at or near historic lows, and although an eventual increase is expected, all indicators point to a slow/deliberate increase. So Where Do We Stand Today? No one has a crystal ball, but the experts I’ve consulted with on this subject believe that if we do see a downturn in the housing market, it will be more of a mild correction and not a bubble. They believe the market should remain strong through the summer months and into the fall before we see an eventual flattening out. Barring a total economic melt-down, your home values should be solid for the next several years. ¢
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662 Compass Court
6877 Mimosa Drive
7150 Tanager Drive
6488 Surfside Lane
7025 Crane Court
1612 New Crest Court
1558 Maritime Drive
7210 Azalea Place
1351 Savannah Lane
7446 Sundial Place
526 Wind Sock
1542 Maritime Drive
1628 New Crest Court
1619 Corte Orchidia
7247 Spoonbill Lane
7309 Melodia Terrace
1764 Blackbird Circle
7031 Heron Circle
7345 Gabbiano Lane
7149 Aviara Drive
614 Red Coral Avenue
1059 Sagebrush Road
616 Saltgrass Avenue
(complete list of homes sold in 92011 at www.92011magazine.com)
Information is compiled from a variety of databases and published by Susco Media Inc. for entertainment purposes only. Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Sales statistics are not affiliated with or provided by any participating advertiser or real estate professional contained in this publication. Properties contained in this list and online were sold by a variety of real estate brokers. Information considered reliable, but not guaranteed. Please check with a licensed real estate professional for more information. Not all sales are listed.
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Events are free, unless otherwise noted. Cole Library has reopened. Carlsbad City Library is now closed for final construction work through late June 2016. Visit www.carlsbadlibrary.org for construction schedules and program updates.
Monday, July 25, 7:30 p.m. CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY RUBY G. SCHULMAN AUDITORIUM
TRIUMPH OF LOVE by James Magruder, Jeffrey Stock, and Susan Birkenhead $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. MEET THE DIRECTOR: KARIN MULLER EGYPT’S SECRET SIDE (2016, NR, 120 min.) Saturday, July 16, 2 p.m.
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JUNE: PAGE TO SCREEN Wednesdays at 6 p.m. June 8 MR. HOLMES (2015, PG, 104 MIN.) June 15 THE MARTIAN (2015, PG-13, 144 MIN.) June 22 BROOKLYN (2015, PG-13, 111 MIN.)
CONCERTS NATHAN WELDEN Thursday, June 23, 6:30 p.m. CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY LEARNING CENTER TOLAN SHAW Sunday, July 24, 2 p.m. GEORGINA COLE LIBRARY
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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.
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Visit www.carlsbadlibrary.org for a full list of programs and special events including story times, movie nights and more.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM June 27 through Aug. 12 The 2016 Summer Reading Program begins on June 27 and runs through Aug. 12. The program features activities, reading incentives, and entertainment for babies, kids, teens and adults.
CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY RUBY G. SCHULMAN AUDITORIUM
RICHARD LOUV Sunday, June 26, 2 p.m. PRESIDENTIAL FACTS by RICHARD LEDERER Saturday, July 30, 2 p.m.
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 June and July locations, go to www.carlsbadlibrary.org
CULTURAL ARTS OFFICE PROGRAMS www.carlsbadca.gov/arts, 760-434-2920
TGIF CONCERTS IN THE PARKS Fridays, June 24 – Aug. 19, 6 to 8 p.m., Free The 2016 Concerts in the Parks season runs Friday nights from June 24 through Aug. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. Fields open at 4 p.m. Check the website for a full lineup. LESLIE AND PAUL WILTON: RECLAIMED, REPURPOSED, REMEMBERED January – June Brightly colored and witty metal sculptures from found and recycled bits and pieces. Carlsbad Sculpture Garden 2955 Elmwood St. PLEIN AIR EXHIBIT Now through Aug. 28 Thursday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. The Plein Air exhibit at Deedie’s House at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park continues through Aug. 28. The exhibition hours are Thursday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. It is closed major holidays. Admission is free.
FIRST THURSDAY BOOK CLUB
POETIC: ARTISTS IN A VISIONARY MODE June 26 – Aug. 21 Three critically renowned artists will be featured in this exhibition, which has been assembled by nationally known and locally based art critic, historian and author, Robert L. Pincus PhD. The exhibit will open at the Cannon Art Gallery, following the renovations to Dove Library.
MONDAY NIGHT CLASSICS BOOK CLUB
FAMILY OPEN STUDIOS Saturday, July 30, 11 a.m. to 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.
ADULT BOOK CLUBS FIRST WEDNESDAY BOOK CLUB
CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY First Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m.
LA COSTA ROASTING COMPANY (through late June) CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY (starting in July) First Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY (pending library reopening) Fourth Monday of every month at 7 p.m. carlsbadcitylibrary
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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