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A Bummer Beach: Cove waters fail Heal the Bay safety report

La Jolla Cove beach received a “D” grade from Heal the Bay’s annual report card issued last week, and made it to the No. 5 spot on its Top 10 List of Bummer Beaches (those with the worst water quality in the State of California). In a press release on the report, Heal the Bay writes: “A new addition...

  • La Jolla's Coast Blvd. stairs under construction until August

    La Jolla's Coast Blvd. stairs under construction until August

    Last week, one-and-a-half years after an El Niño winter storm tore apart the staircase providing coastal access to Horseshoe Beach from 100 Coast Blvd., the City of San Diego began the repair work. “We estimate that the stairway will be finished in August,” City public information officer Alec...

  • Enhance La Jolla to ponder capital project ideas

    Enhance La Jolla to ponder capital project ideas

    During their second meeting, held Tuesday, June 13 at La Jolla Riford Library, Enhance La Jolla board members voted to form an ad hoc committee to come up with ideas for capital improvement projects that could be implemented throughout The Village within the next few months. Initial ideas include...

  • OUR READERS WRITE: Letters from June 22 issue of La Jolla Light: Community needs to respond to homeless issue

    OUR READERS WRITE: Letters from June 22 issue of La Jolla Light: Community needs to respond to homeless issue

    I’d like to thank Bill Smith for his clearheaded letter in last week’s issue regarding the homeless people who behave unlawfully and the ridiculous lack of protection, or seemingly any attempt on behalf of the police to discourage these behaviors. No doubt he will get blow back from folks who think...

  • A Family Tradition: La Jollan’s old cars passed down to two generations

    A Family Tradition: La Jollan’s old cars passed down to two generations

    For as long as he has been a driver, La Jolla resident Bob Estrada has driven older cars. In fact, he got his first “new” car in 2008. He got his license when he was 14 years old (in the 1940s) living in El Centro and at the time, drove a 1929 Ford pickup truck. Now, he owns five vintage vehicles:...

  • Merchants offer update on fall Burgers & Brews event

    Merchants offer update on fall Burgers & Brews event

    La Jolla Village Merchants Association (LJVMA) vice-president Brett Murphy provided the board with the latest news on the Burgers & Brews event proposed for Oct. 28 at Scripps Park, during its June 14 meeting at Riford Library. Burgers & Brews is to serve as a kickoff to the Breeders’ Cup thoroughbred...

  • La Jolla Lawyer to discuss end-of-life options at free library presentation

    La Jolla Lawyer to discuss end-of-life options at free library presentation

    Hemlock Society of San Diego board member Bill Simmons said he first got involved with end-of-life issues in 2009. “I felt everybody needed to have a written advance directive stating their wishes for end of life,” he told La Jolla Light. He started volunteering with hospice, “And in the process...

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Injury can’t keep La Jolla tennis player from Pac Coast Doubles finals
 

Injury can’t keep La Jolla tennis player from Pac Coast Doubles finals

When La Jolla native (and Stanford University sophomore) Jack Barber was a toddler, he played tennis at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club with his mother Carolyn. Fast forward nearly 20 years to the recent Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Tournament, where Barber made it all the way to the finals on...

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