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Questions About License Plate Readers?
The City of Carlsbad Police Department’s use of license plate readers has raised questions about what exactly they record, how the technology works and what happens to the data. Below are answers to these questions and a link to the staff report and a video of the City Council discussion. Your trust is important to us.

Housing Plan to be Discussed
The Carlsbad City Council will consider approval of an update to the city’s “housing element” at its meeting Tuesday, March 28. The housing element is a state-required plan to ensure the city can meet future housing needs, including a variety of housing types, densities and options for low income residents and those with special needs.

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City Seeking Input on Plan to Provide Lifeguard Service in the North
The City of Carlsbad is developing a plan to provide lifeguard and increased law enforcement services on the stretch of beach from Oak Avenue to the city’s northern border with Oceanside. Unlike the rest of the beach in Carlsbad, this area is not managed by State Parks Department and therefore has limited services.

Carlsbad City Library Hosts Local Author Festivals
The Carlsbad City Library will host a series of local author festivals for all ages on April 8 and May 6. Festivals will be held in the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium at the Carlsbad City Library complex, located at 1775 Dove Lane. Admission for all events is free. Seating is first come, first served.

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Into the Beautiful North Playreading
Carlsbad Reads Together 2017 continues this April with a special playreading and discussion of select scenes from Into the Beautiful North: The Play, based on Luis Urrea’s popular novel of the same title, on April 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, in the Carlsbad City Library complex, located at 1775 Dove Lane. Admission is free.

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Coastal Rail Service Closures This Weekend
The San Diego coastal rail corridor will experience a major weekend closure. Due to infrastructure improvements, there will be no COASTER or Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service in San Diego County on March 25-26. The rail will re-open for regularly scheduled COASTER and all other rail service in time for the morning commute on Monday.

Carlsbad Spring Break Camps

Keep your children active and engaged over spring break. Spring break camps run April 3 -7.  Sports Camps

Challenger Sports Soccer camp at Poinsettia and Alga Norte community parks will help 3 to 14 years olds improve ball skills, build confidence and make new friends.

Coach Cooper’s Skate USA camp at Alga Norte Skate Park will provide 5 to 13 year olds with a great foundation for beginners or the needed guidance for the more experienced skateboarder.

In Basketball camp at Calavera Hills Community Center, 6 to 14 year olds will learn skills to put them on the fast track to becoming a confident basketball player.


Specialty Camps
Aspiring chefs will love Top Chef Cooking camp, where 6 to 12 year olds will learn food handling skills, menu preparation and how to cook delicious dishes at Harding Community Center..
Smash Lab camp at Alga Norte Community Park will allow campers to build structures and put them through the ultimate test. Kids will figure out how things work and then smash them, including electronics, melons, eggs, forts and much more. Safety and protective equipment will be provided.

Traditional Camps
Pee Wee – Under the Stars camp at Holiday Park, for 3 to 5 year olds, will engage little ones with arts and crafts, boogie time, circle stories and water play. Camp meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.




Author Talk with Bernhard Schlink
International bestselling author of The Reader, Bernhard Schlink, will discuss his latest novel, The Woman on the Stairs. In this novel, the narrator recounts how he fell in love with the subject of a fictitious painting when he met her in his office with the artist years before. Love, theft and deceit unfold in quick succession when the woman and the painting suddenly go missing. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.
This program is presented in partnership with Adventures by the Book.
When: Sunday, March 19, 2 p.m. – Where: Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane
Admission: Free. Advance tickets will be distributed beginning at 12 p.m.
Carlsbad Cinema Series – Hell or High Water

A pre-show introduction and post-show discussion will be led by Brandon Cesmat. Brandon teaches Humanities at California State University San Marcos.

In this Academy Award nominated film, two brothers, a divorced father (Chris Pine) and his ex-con older brother (Ben Foster), resort to a desperate scheme of robbing banks in order to save their family’s ranch in West Texas. They find themselves on the radar of Texas Ranger Marcus (Jeff Bridges) looking for one last grand pursuit on the eve of his retirement. (2016, R, 102 minutes)
When: Saturday, March 18, 1:30 p.m. – Where: Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane
Admission: Free. First come, first served.


Your Library Means Business: Social Media Toolbox

See and experience the general tools and trends leading the social media realm with Cyndi Darlington, President and Founder of Darlington Marketing. This workshop will show the different types of social media avenues available for small businesses and how to select the one that best fits your needs.

When: Tuesday, March. 28, 6:30 p.m. – Where: Gowland Meeting Room, 1775 Dove Lane
Admission: Free. First come, first served.

Author Talk with Elizabeth Letts

New York Times bestselling author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, Elizabeth Letts will discuss her latest work, The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis. A riveting true story of the valiant rescue of priceless pedigree horses in the last days of World War II. Books will be available for sale and signing.
This program is presented in partnership with Adventures by the Book.
When: Saturday, April 2, 2 p.m. – Where: Cole Community Room, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive
Admission: Free. First come, first served


City Hosts Carlsbad Reads Together Concert Series
The City of Carlsbad is hosting a concert series at its library locations in conjunction with Carlsbad Reads Together 2017. Admission is free. All concerts have limited seating and are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Read more












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