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Silver linings through business innovation and recovery

Christine Davis Executive Director Carlsbad Village Association At the recent State of the Community presentation, the Carlsbad Village Association (CVA) was honored to receive the Ready Carlsbad Business Alliance Commitment to Emergency Preparedness Award for its efforts during 2020 supporting businesses in downtown Carlsbad. The CVA staff and volunteer Board of Directors were grateful for the recognition and…

Can loneliness lead to chronic health issues?

5 tips to combat loneliness and social isolation and boost healthDr. Michael PhamInternal Medicine PhysicianScripps Coastal Medicine Center Carlsbad For almost a full year, fear of the COVID-19 virus kept many people around the world confined to their homes, only interacting with colleagues, friends and relatives by phone or video. While the lockdown may have been…

Back to school season may mean more traffic, but it also means more opportunity

Matt SanfordEconomic Development ManagerCity of Carlsbad A generation ago, internships were often code for coffee runs and paper pushing. But these days, interns are adding value in all sorts of ways. Beyond the work they do, internships offer previews into careers and are an integral part of shaping tomorrow’s talent base.Framed in the right way, interns…

Back to school safely

Dr. Ben ChurchhillSuperintendentCarlsbad Unified School District Carlsbad Unified School District is ready and eager to welcome our 11,000 students to the 2021-22 School Year. We look forward to this fresh start and a healthy, challenging year of learning and growing.We all endured a year like no other last year, and I am immensely grateful to our…

Longtime CoBA dean set to begin next chapter

Dr. Patricia L. Prado-OlmosVice President of Community Engagement California State University San Marcos Jim Hamerly thought the first time he retired from Cal State San Marcos would be the lastHamerly was the director of business community relations, responsible for leading the College of Business Administration’s (CoBA)Senior Experience program, for nearly seven years when he decided to retire…

Carlsbad Music Festival makes a harmonious comeback

Matt McBaneFestival Founder & Artistic DirectorOne of Carlsbad’s favorite summer musical traditions returns with its 17th annual season of “adventurous music by the beach” on August 27 to 29. The Festival will take place outdoors in the Village of Carlsbad with the Festival Hub on the lawn at St. Michael’s by the Sea and will…

My doctor is not in, can I see an NP or a PA?

Carol Coloma, NPFamily Nurse PractitionerScripps Health ExpressYour cough isn’t getting any better after a week. Your throat is aching now. But when you try to make an appointment, your primary care doctor is not available.You’re asked if you’d like to see someone sooner. A nurse practitioner (NP) or physician assistant (PA) can see you in…

Summer on tap in Carlsbad Village

Christine DavisExecutive DirectorCarlsbad Village Association Just 45 days ago, a proverbial light switch was flipped and Carlsbad Village as we knew it returned. Five days later summer officially arrived and there was no turning back.The Carlsbad Village Association (CVA) programs dozens of events d o w n t o w n throughout the year, including its…

Staying connected in Carlsbad

Catherine MagañaChair of the BoardCarlsbad Chamber of Commerce The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce will host its annual State of the Community on Friday, August 20, 2021, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring a top-notch lineup of speakers, including keynote speaker Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall. Other speakers include President and CEO of Viasat, Rick Baldridge, VP…

How we’re funneling the nation’s top talent toward Carlsbad

Matt SanfordEconomic Development ManagerCity of Carlsbad After this past year, one thing is clear: We’re all rethinking our status quo.The pandemic changed what we consume, how we work, and even where we live. In fact, a staggering 14 to 23 million Americans are expected to move in the wake of COVID, according to an Upwork study.…
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