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Update from Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway


Update 9-2-21

Running any sort of business over the past couple years has certainly been challenging, and it is rewarding to see all of the hard work and dedication come together. 

Carlsbad has opened a second Domino’s Pizza on National Parks Highway and is planning a ribbon cutting on September 23. The store is owned by Brian Bailey, who began his career with Domino’s delivering pizzas at the Carlsbad store on Lea Street. Brian worked his way up through the system and eventually became the manager and then the owner of that store. Now, he’s going to be opening his 100th store in Carlsbad. What a great story.  We’re told that the Worldwide Domino’s CEO, Russel Weiner, also plans to attend the ribbon cutting. Carlsbad’s Domino’s has been one of the busiest of the entire chain – so opening this second location was a wise move. 

Lux Nails Spa (1302 S. Canal St. Suite C) has also recently opened in the strip mall across from La Tienda next to El Charro’s and Batteries Plus. This is a family owned business and we wish them the very best.

U-Haul Moving & Storage is also in the process of setting up a business in Carlsbad to the west of U.S. Highway 62-285. This new business will feature a retail showroom as well as services including truck and trailer sharing, boxes and moving supplies and more.  The project is scheduled for completion by 2022 and will consist of a three-story building with more than 100,00 square feet. 

The company plans to hire at least 15 people and really likes hiring veterans. For more information, please visit

We have an update from the Carlsbad Community Foundation. The Foundation has had to cancel its planned reception on Sept. 23 due to the continued high level of COVID-19 infections in our area. However, the Foundation is celebrating Community Giving Week from September 19-25. During that time period, the organization will be offering a matching program in order to make donations to endowment funds go further. Please follow the Foundation’s web or Facebook page for more information.

We would like to thank Caraline Sepich-Poore for her two recent excellent op-ed pieces in the Current-Argus explaining the science of COVID-19 and the vaccination process in a way that is easy for us to understand.  Caraline grew up in Carlsbad and is a doctoral and medical student at the University of Chicago. Her parents, Dave and Jayann Sepich, have led the national fight for Katie’s Law – which  is a federal law to provide funding to states to implement minimum and enhanced DNA collection processes for felony arrests. The law is named in memory of Caraline’s older sister, Katie. Versions of Katie’s Law have now been passed in 31 states, as well as in Thailand, Argentina, Chile and Brazil.  We are certainly so fortunate to have the Sepich family serving in our community and fighting for these causes at a national and international level. 


Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway

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