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Volunteer Trail Cleanup Event, 11/18
The Saturday volunteer trail cleanup event on Nov. 18, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., at La Costa Glen Trail will include trail maintenance and improvements, and litter pickup. The city will provide the work plan and safety training at the start of the event along with tools, gloves, water and snacks. Please wear closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and a hat. In the event of rain, trail work will be canceled. Read more
Thanksgiving Holiday City Services Schedule

In observance of Thanksgiving, city offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24. A full holiday schedule for city services is listed below:
City offices: Closed Thursday and Friday
Emergency services: Regular service
Trash pickup: Delayed one day if normal day is Thursday or Friday

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Latest Steps to Prevent Hepatitis A
The Carlsbad City Council approved an “urgency ordinance” that temporarily allows after-hours access to six new handwashing stations and three existing portable restrooms with handwashing stations in city parks. The change, which will expire when the County of San Diego declares an end to the Hepatitis A emergency, does not affect permanent restrooms in city parks, which will remain locked overnight. The ordinance also does not add any new portable restrooms in city parks. Read more 

Construction Manager for Fire Station 2 Rebuilding Project Approved
The City of Carlsbad has hired SchneiderCM, Inc., to provide construction management services during the design and rebuilding of Fire Station 2, a 50-year old building located in a neighborhood near the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in southern Carlsbad. Carlsbad voters approved the rebuilding project by 71 percent during last November’s general election. Read more

Keep Grease out of the Drain
Unless a plumber is on the guest list, the City of Carlsbad urges residents to take care when disposing of greasy food scraps this holiday season, or risk expensive and messy sewer pipe backups. Soap, detergents and bleach only temporarily cut the grease. Fat, oil and grease eventually attach to the walls of sewer pipes. Buildup of grease in sewer pipes is the number one cause of sewage spills. Read more

Student Leader Academy Applications Due 12/15
Applications are now being accepted for the winter session of the Carlsbad Student Leader Academy, a leadership development program for students coordinated by the City of Carlsbad, The YouSchool and the Servant Leadership Institute. The academy addresses issues affecting youth in Carlsbad and further develops emerging youth leaders through civic education and service learning projects.
Library Print/Copy Cards- Use them today! 
If you have a balance for printing and copying on your library card, it’s time to use those funds before they expire. The current payment card reading equipment is being replaced with new equipment, which will not support your current card for printing and copying.
The new equipment will be installed the week of October 16. Once installed, the way you pay for copies and prints will change and you won’t be able to use funds on your current card. We ask everyone with a balance to use it as soon as possible.
Questions? Contact the Information Desk today; 760-602-2038.


Get Rebates on Rain Barrels


Carlsbad residents can get low cost rain barrels through two programs, one that offers rain barrels at a discount and the other that provides a rebate for rain barrels purchased at home improvement stores. Rain barrels collect water from the roofs of homes through gutters and downspouts for use on landscaping.

November “Seaside Buzz” Newsletter Now Available  – Carlsbad Senior Center 
Click here to access the newsletter and a preview of the wonderful seminars and activities going on at the Carlsbad Senior Center this month.

Colored Pencil Drawing & Painting – NEW

Pamela Weisberg – Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m.
Drawing and painting with colored pencils is easy, fun and relaxing. No previous drawing or painting experience necessary. You will learn the basics of how to apply colors, blending and shading. If you have some experience, you will learn advanced techniques and ways to improve your skills. Our instructor, Pamela Weisberg, is an experienced art teacher, fine artist and illustrator. She has previously taught art classes at San Dieguito Adult School, and presently teaches private art groups at her own studio. She will give step-by-step demonstrations and lots of individual attention. Students must bring their own supplies and reference materials. A recommended supply list is available at the front desk upon request.
Successful Aging in Place: Senior Home Financing Options- Kindra French and David McGee, NAIPC members
Tuesday, Nov. 28 – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Join us for this monthly series, held the last Tuesday of each month, which offers insights from professionals who share their expertise concerning specific aspects of how to age in place successfully. Our guest speaker this month will discuss:
  • Mortgage solutions for individuals in or approaching retirement
  • Detailed descriptions of the mechanics of a reverse mortgage, veterans programs and manufactured housing purchase programs
  • Concept of “right-sizing”
  • How to finance modifications to your existing home
Reservations required; call 760-602-4650 to reserve your spot.
Southern California by Train: Tips & Tricks
Thursday, Nov. 30 1 to 3 p.m.
This free workshop is all about using trains to get to destinations between Escondido, Oceanside and its surrounding areas, including: San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles Union Station and much more. Instructor and former Amtrak employee, Dennis Sullivan, will share his comprehensive knowledge of routes, schedules, costs and the different classes of service you can select from. This lecture will also discuss long distance trains that Amtrak offers from Los Angeles to Seattle, Chicago and New Orleans. Bring note-taking material.
Presenters, Richard Loth and Shelley Murasko, have strong experiential credentials in the investment field. They are thoroughly familiar with Morningstar’s mutual fund investment education resources and base their lectures on this content.Area residents have free access to this Morningstar guidance through the City of Carlsbad Libraries’ online database.
Balanced Funds for an Out-of-Balance World
Monday, Nov. 20 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Allocating the stock-bond mix to manage risk and return
Overdoing Portfolio Diversification
Monday, Nov. 27 – 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Too many eggs in too many baskets is problematic
Edit Audio with Audacity- NEW
Wednesday, Nov. 29 – 10 to 11:15 a.m.
Have you heard about Audacity?  It’s a free and powerful software audio editor. Our instructor, Mike McMahon, will demonstrate how you can trim audio tracks, merge multiple tracks into one, and change the pitch and tempo of a particular track. This can be very handy if you create narration or other soundtracks.
Google Maps – Offline Maps- NEW
Wednesday, Nov. 29 – 1 to 2:15 p.m.
Most people know how useful and powerful Google Maps can be. But did you know that you can download a map of a particular area for later use?  And you can use that offline map for directions without the use of the internet (Wi-Fi or cellular data). Our instructor, Mike McMahon, will show you how handy this can be, especially when traveling.










  1. Jeanette Chaffee says:

    I want to submit information about my upcoming Author Talk at the Vista Library.

    What’s your email please?

    Thank you!

      • Author Talk with Jeanette Chaffee
        Join Jeanette Chaffee as she discusses her book Extravagant Graces: 23 Inspiring Stories of Facing Impossible Odds.
        Chaffee shares her survival of a midair explosion of a terrorist bomb less than fourteen feet from her. She also talks about her exclusive interviews of the personal difficulties and tragedies of famous people such as Donnie Dee, Steve Arterburn and Elisabeth Elliot who have had life-changing encounters with God.
        Jeanette has appeared on 20/20, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, The 700 Club, and 100 Huntley Street. She has been quoted in The New York Times, USA Today, and Newsweek.
        Books will be available for sale and signing. Learn more at JeanetteChaffee.com
        When: Thursday, Oct. 19, 6-7 p.m.
        Where: Vista Public Library, 700 Eucalyptus Ave.
        Admission: Free. First come, first served.

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