October 10, 2004 |
In 1925, residents of Carlsbad joked that their population count of 600 was achieved by including every dog and cat in town. Today, the challenge of this city of 93,000 is to maintain its quality of life. In recent years, the City Council has focused on setting aside open space and issuing guidelines to make new developments more architecturally interesting. Beginnings Carlsbad reflects the heritage of many cultures, starting with its original inhabitants, the Luiseno Indians.
December 13, 1998 |
My husband loves golf. I love the pretty things that come with golf. The emerald green of a well-tended fairway, the shimmering turquoise bands around the necks of the mallards that waddle across the rough, the lavender blooms of the wildflowers nestled along the course's edge. I also love dinner at a fancy restaurant, a full-body massage and a good plate of eggs Benedict to start the day.
February 4, 1996 |
Desperately needing to break the mid-winter doldrums, my boyfriend, Mark, and I went in search of an adventure and found it inside the open cockpit of a 1927 biplane. If joy riding with the wind in your face over North San Diego County's coast doesn't blow away the post-holiday blahs, nothing will. We began on a bright, breezeless Saturday by checking into the Pelican Cove Inn a few blocks from the ocean and Carlsbad's downtown.
December 12, 1999 |
One of the more curious aspects of being a parent is that you become susceptible to a whole new range of advertising. Surely, if it were not for Nicholas, our 3-year-old, I would have remained unaware of Legoland, the theme park in Carlsbad, which opened in March. I certainly wouldn't have been guilt-ridden because my child was the only kid in preschool who hadn't made the pilgrimage to the first park in the United States created by Lego, the Danish toy manufacturer.
November 16, 1997 |
You understand going in that Aviara can cost you. Just ask Michael Jordan: It was on the golf course here that he fell into double-or-nothing bets with a sports exec a few years back and reportedly wound up $1.2 million in the hole. Back then, there wasn't lodging to go with the Arnold Palmer-designed course. Aviara's links opened in 1991 and quickly became a popular site for tournaments and group golf outings. But plans for a Four Seasons hotel couldn't get out of the economic rough.
January 7, 1999 |
After six years of controversy about whether it was art or junk, the Split Pavilion sculpture garden overlooking the beach in Carlsbad is being dismantled. The public art project began as an effort to beautify the Carlsbad bluff, but quickly deteriorated into ridicule, outrage and then political backlash. The sculpture, commissioned by the Carlsbad Arts Commission from New York artist Andrea Blum for $35,000, cost the city an additional $350,000 to install.