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July 9, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
The Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad recently completed a $50-million renovation that features a new adults-only pool, a new sports lounge and the addition of beehives that produce honey used in menu and spa items. Those who want to experience what's new can save with a third-night-free offer. The deal: The deal requires two paid nights at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa to receive a third night free. This resort isn't cheap, but the free night takes the edge off the price of a long weekend or midweek stay.
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April 23, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The summer amusement park season is starting to ramp up, and West Inn and Suites in Carlsbad, has low room prices for families who want to visit Legoland California. Rooms for two adults and two children start at $159 a night -- and that includes breakfast and parking. The deal: Legoland California just opened its on-site hotel, but West Inn and Suites might be a cheaper alternative. It is 10 minutes away and offers freebies such as cookies and milk before bedtime, a hot breakfast buffet or a grab-and-go breakfast, parking, Wi-Fi and a shuttle to Legoland and other stops in Carlsbad.
NEWS
August 19, 2013 | By Terry Gardner
On Oct. 12, West Inn & Suites will serve up spaetzle and strudel and other temptations at its fourth annual OktoberWest Food, Wine and Beer event, which also offers a good room rate, tickets to the event and other freebies. The Deal: West Inn & Suites' OktoberWest package (the festival is 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Oct 12) allows guests to nosh, guzzle and sleep. The deal includes: A room rate from $219 a night for stays on Oct. 12 and/or 13; Two tickets to OktoberWest on Oct. 12 ($70 value)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1986
When citizens take to the streets with petitions to use the initiative process, the result often is simplistic law that cuts too broadly and imprecisely. But it cannot be denied that successful initiative campaigns--California's Proposition 13 in 1978 and San Diego's Proposition A last year, for example--serve to articulate fundamental dissatisfaction with the way government is doing its job.
NEWS
April 23, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
One thing you have to understand about the Land of Chima: The lions are the good guys. They're the ones who seek to protect the kingdom from the battle-prone crocodiles on Cartoon Network's TV series and video games. So it's not surprising that the largest piece of Legoland California's yet-to-open Chima-themed water park is a 2,116-pound Lion Temple Arch. The arch, 18 feet off the ground, was put in place last weekend at the emerging Legends of Chima Water Park that's slated to open May 24. "The Lego arch will stream water beneath the massive lion head at the entrance to the Lion Temple Wave Pool," a Lego announcement says.
SPORTS
August 3, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
CARLSBAD - There wasn't much for Victoria Azarenka to brag about Saturday at the Southern California Open women's tennis tournament. Her errors were as emphatic as her winners. Her high-pitched screams were as much in frustration as in effort. But ultimately the outcome was favorable for the top-seeded Azarenka, who defeated seventh-seeded Ana Ivanovic, 6-0, 4-6, 6-3, in an unevenly played semifinal that lasted 1 hour 53 minutes. Azarenka, who took the first major title of the year when she won the Australian Open in January, will play in today's final against fifth-seeded Samantha Stosur of Australia, the 2011 U.S. Open winner, who defeated wild-card entrant Virginie Razzano of France, 7-6 (2)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1991 | DAVID A. AVILA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A revised version of an ordinance to regulate skateboarding in Carlsbad will limit rather than ban the sport, according to a draft released Monday. Despite the efforts to compromise on the ordinance, the City Council expects a large and vocal audience at a public hearing tonight for its first reading of the ordinance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2011 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
For much of his life, Army Staff Sgt. Casey James Grochowiak chose the most adventurous path. As a high school student in north San Diego County, he liked surfing and snowboarding. As an infantryman, he jumped out of airplanes. And as an instructor at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, he showed soldiers how to catch a rattlesnake — with their bare hands if necessary. "He just loved to take chances," said his father, Edward Grochowiak, an attorney and architect who lives in Bonsall, near Oceanside.
SPORTS
July 30, 2013 | Wire reports
CARLSBAD - Carla Suarez Navarro used a strong return game for a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Sachie Ishizu in the first round of the Southern California Open on Tuesday. The eighth-seeded Spaniard took advantage of her Japanese opponent's serve by breaking Ishizu on both opportunities in the first set, then breaking her serve four more times in the second set to advance. Suarez Navarro, the only seeded player in action Tuesday, played in her first tournament since losing a tight two-setter to world No. 8 Petra Kvitova in the round of 16 at Wimbledon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2010 | By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
From the time he was a toddler, U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Mario Carazo always dreamed of flying. As he grew older, he was able to meld that passion with his deep patriotism and fiercely protective instincts when he joined the Marines and trained as a Cobra helicopter pilot. So when Carazo, 41 , of Carlsbad , was shot down and killed while flying a combat mission over Afghanistan on July 22, his grief-stricken family and friends took a measure of comfort in knowing he died doing what he loved best.
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