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Coast not quite clear post-election

Carlsbad's Agua Hedionda Lagoon, pictured April 20, attracts recreational users from around the region. (Photo by Jen Acosta)
Carlsbad, Encinitas weigh impact of Measure A battle
April 29, 2016

Measure A — the special election in Carlsbad to vote on the development of a mall at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon — was defeated at the polls earlier this year, but the idea of development at the site...

Caruso concedes as Measure A defeat grows more certain

March 1, 2016
Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso conceded defeat of Carlsbad's Measure A on Monday as the latest tally of votes continued to confirm the initiative’s demise.

EDITORIAL: Vote ‘no’ on Carlsbad Measure A

February 19, 2016

When the Carlsbad City Council and developer Caruso Affiliated used the initiative process to push for a shopping mall in 2015, they touted it as “open space the right way” through a measure they had...

COMMENTARY: Finding story of Nemo highlights concerns over Caruso plan

Carlsbad lagoon foundation no friend of nature in fight over Measure A
February 18, 2016

A billionaire Los Angeles developer came to town planning to transform one of Carlsbad’s three lagoons into a magnet for tourist dollars. After winning the approval of local officials, he encountered...

COMMENTARY: What do Carlsbad leaders have to fear from referendum?

September 13, 2015

Caruso Affiliated’s latest glossy mailer features the smiling faces of the five City Council members who voted unanimously to approve the developer’s plan to build a Strawberry Fields mall. Directly...

Point of View: Call ‘85/15’ what it is, and let Carlsbad vote on it

A development and open-space plan on the south side of Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad is the subject of intense debate in the community. (Google Earth image)
September 6, 2015

There is no such thing as a shopping mall in harmony with nature. No matter what slick pseudo-campaign advertising tells you, such development is not in harmony with its environment. Yet that’s what...

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