We have been riding, running and hiking La Costa Preserve all year. The poor lad is beat up and wore out. Now is the time to get him back on his feet so we can ride it hard another year. Help some maintenance done on Saturday January 22, 2011. Tools will be provided, some hamburgers to fill your belly when we are done and some swag to make it your lucky day. Possible work will be on turns, water drainage, revegetation of social trails and whatever else we can conjure up such as revegetation of the adjacent area around the Boy Scout Kiosk on the summit.
Remember gloves sunscreen and water. Children are definitely invited, what better way to show them respect for nature and community service. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Construction of Pistachio Hair Studio Fast Underway at Melrose Plaza
Seekers of excellence in personal beauty in the vibrant South Carlsbad/San Marcos area will be able to enjoy a fresh alternative this summer: Pistachio Hair Studio, a high-end, purpose-built hair and skin salon, is coming to Melrose Plaza. Nestled in the dreamy hills of La Costa, Rancho Carrillo and San Elijo Hills, the conveniently located shopping center is just one block east of the Rancho Santa Fe Road and Melrose Drive intersection.
The new salon's eye-catching sign is now up on one of the two Melrose Plaza towers. On the inside, a clean-sheet design is underway by construction crews from Beach City Builders. Generous floor space is matched by high ceilings to create an uplifting work environment.
To be staffed by a sizable group of seasoned stylists, the spacious 2,400-square-foot salon aims to open its doors by August 1, and is presently accepting employment applications via its website.
From Italian styling chairs to professional care products and a fashion boutique stocked with eclectic merchandise from around the world, Pistachio promises to raise the bar on hair and skin service in our region.
For more information about “Pistachio” and regular updates to the salon’s blog, please visit: www.pistachiohair.com
Shopping center, offices and homes planned on La Costa Avenue
By Michael Burge Union-Tribune Staff Writer
CARLSBAD — A proposal to build a shopping center, office buildings and housing at a busy intersection in southeastern Carlsbad has drawn criticism from neighbors, who say the project is too large and needs to be scaled back.
A commercial complex has been proposed for the 83-acre site, at La Costa Avenue and Rancho Santa Fe Road, since the 1970s, but it was delayed over the years. Known as La Costa Town c, the project would consist of a 284,000-square-foot shopping center, two office buildings totaling 55,000 square feet and 64 single-family houses on the northeast corner. A 128-unit multifamily housing complex would be on the northwest corner.
A public hearing on the project will be held Tuesday.
“We don’t want a regional shopping center,” said Patricia Bleha of a group called North County Advocates, which opposes the project. “It doesn’t belong in a residential neighborhood.” The largest piece of the development puzzle is a 98,000-square-foot, two-story building that was originally planned for a Kohl’s department store. “Nobody here wants a big box, whether it’s a Walmart or anything else,” Bleha said. “If it’s sitting there empty and it’s built already, it could be anything, it could be a Walmart or anything.”