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Carlsbad designates new creative sector and arts district

Richard L. SchultzCultural Arts ManagerCity of CarlsbadPlaywright David Ives wrote a charming collection of one-act vignettes titled All in the Timing. As the title suggests, “timing is everything” in human conversation, relationships, and in life itself. It’s by more than a mere coincidence that the City of Carlsbad masterfully timed the unanimous acceptance of a…

Shop ‘til you drop, local

Christine DavisExecutive DirectorCarlsbad Village Association Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) began with one goal in mind: to help businesses maximize profits. Small Business Saturday, on the other hand, is about more than just the money. Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday, is a day dedicated to local participation and elevates the awareness of the…

Salute veterans, recruit veterans

Matt SanfordEconomic Development Manager City of Carlsbad When you think of a veteran, you probably imagine someone with a strong sense of duty, drive, and diligence. You wouldn’t be wrong. These characteristics are inherent among the men and women in our military.Not so surprisingly, these traits translate well into the workplace. And recent studies make an even…

Beware of Business Email Compromise Scam

A local organization was recently impacted by a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scam.“Company A” is a vendor to the victim organization. The email address for the owner of Company A was compromised. In late October 2021, while Company A’s owner was out of town, a hacker used the hacked email address to send new payment…

Winter Energy-Saving Tips for Small Businesses

Did you know that as the season changes and the sun sets earlier in the day, there may be less renewable energy on the grid? This can result in your business relying more on electricity which can lead to changes in your energy bill. If you’d like to stay in control of your energy use,…

CSUSM part of iPad program to help bridge digital divide a community comes together

Dr. Patricia L. Prado-OlmosVice President of Community EngagementCalifornia State University San Marcos Cal State San Marcos is doing its part to help bridge the digital divide that has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. CSUSM is one of eight campuses participating in a California State University initiative called CSUCCESS (California State University Connectivity Contributing to Equity…

The need for the arts is greater than ever!

Richard SchultzCultural Arts ManagerCity of Carlsbad Quite simply, it has never been more challenging to create art in any of its forms. Yet, it has never been easier to make the case of the vital need for the arts. This month, there’s a coast-to-coast recognition of the importance of culture with the designation of National…

Eight ways to build a strong relationship with your doctor

Rebecca Shragge, DO, Internal Medicine PhysicianScripps Coastal Medical Center Hillcrest You’ve waited several weeks to see your doctor, but after you leave the office you still have questions, and you don’t quite understand your diagnosis. If this sounds familiar, it’s time to improve your relationship with your physician.A good patient-physician relationship can go a long way in…

Spotlighting the importance of cybersecurity in Carlsbad

Matt SanfordEconomic Development ManagerCity of Carlsbad There’s an industry booming right under our noses, quite literally.The digital devices we’re constantly staring down at depend on cybersecurity — a sector that’s growing significantly here in our region. In fact, the San Diego area is home to more than 12,400 cybers jobs that generate a $3.5 billion impact…

School lessons from the pandemic

Andree Grey, ED.D.Superintendent Encinitas Union School District As a school district, we have just entered our third school year impacted by the global pandemic. It seems hard to believe we have been at this for so long. Yet, despite being exhausted from the many twists and turns in learning models, guidance and data, the August 17th…
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