Design The New Park In Carlsbad

City officials hosted a community meeting on Saturday for the public to weigh in on three design concepts for Robertson Ranch Park.

“A Walk Through 3 Parks” took place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the Carlsbad Faraday Administration Center at 1635 Faraday Avenue, according to city officials.

Residents were encouraged to stop by for a “choose your own adventure” walk-through at three information stations focused on each of the park’s design concepts.

According to the city, residents had the opportunity to “meet and speak with the park design team, learn how they took inspiration from Carlsbad’s natural landscape to create designs that reflect the community’s priorities, ask questions, share ideas and let us know where we got it right and what you would like to change.”

The three potential design concepts for the park were agrarian tapestry, community quilt and rolling hills. All three design concepts come equipped with multi-use sports fields, restrooms, concession stands, pickleball courts, a buffer for nearby homes, a walking/jogging track and a 115-space parking lot.

Each concept will have slight differences in design related to the concept’s theme.

The park’s final design will be decided at two community meetings and through an online survey. Then, a final presentation will be scheduled for the City Council’s approval later in the year.

Depending on popular demand, the final design could be one of the three design concepts or a mesh of all three. The final design is not limited to the scope of one concept. “Based on other park planning processes, the final design usually ends up being a combination of the favorite elements of each design,” the city said.

This was the first meeting for the public to physically weigh in on the new design, with a virtual walkthrough meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. on Feb. 15. Register here to get the link.

The online survey can be found at

Pumpkin Bread

This is my grandmother’s recipe that Kayla has been touting regularly. If you don’t make it for Thanksgiving, consider it for Christmas – because it is fantastic. (Kathy is my sister)

Pie Day!

A hearty thank you to all our supporters of Mama’s Kitchen! Our 160 pies is a new record for us, and today is delivery day so all of us are coming your way with pies!

This is our fifth year selling Mama’s Pies, which is their biggest fund-raiser.

Mama’s Pies is San Diego’s largest annual bake sale benefiting Mama’s Kitchen. Local bakers, restaurants and caterers donate fresh-baked pies to our organization, which in turn our volunteers sell to their friends, families, and co-workers.

Each pie sold allows Mama’s Kitchen to cook, prepare and deliver 12 meals to homebound individuals vulnerable to malnutrition due to HIV, cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or chronic kidney disease. Together with hundreds of volunteers, businesses, and community supporters, Mama’s Kitchen strives to help our clients stay healthy, preserve their dignity, and keep their families together by providing, medically tailored home-delivered meals and nutrition education – all at no cost.

The pies have sold out, but if you’d like to donate, click here:

We are extremely grateful for your support – thank you!


As the local real estate market continues to defy the expectations of most observers, it’s natural to wonder, ‘who are these buyers?’ Here is one story:

They paid $2,250,000 cash on June 1st, which was $55,000 over the list price. Here is the listing:

Mama’s Pies!

This is our fifth year of participating with Mama’s Kitchen in their annual fund-raiser, Mama’s Pies!

This is their 19th Annual Thanksgiving Bake Sale, where local bakeries and restaurants donate pies for pickup on Wednesday, November 22. Each pie sold will provide 12 meals to a critically ill San Diegan.

They are literally the best pies I’ve ever had!

Last year they sold out early, so make sure to get your order in before they’re gone!

If you’re interested in participating in Mama’s Pies, here’s everything you need to know!

1. Visit our selling page here.

2. Click “Buy or Donate Pies.”

3. Add your desired pies and holiday feasts to the cart.

4. Under “Select a Seller” section, click “Yes” and choose “Team: Klinge Realty Group.”

5. Choose your desired pick up location OR under Private, choose “KLINGE” to have me deliver it to you. If choosing delivery, we’ll reach out to you for your address.

6. Add in any additional donation amount if you choose to do so.

7. Put in your payment method and click submit!

Thank you in advance for supporting this important work – we couldn’t do it without you!

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