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  • Grad student rides the waves to research surfers’ bacteria

    Grad student rides the waves to research surfers’ bacteria

    UC San Diego chemistry graduate student Cliff Kapono has surfed waves all over the world, collecting body surface and fecal samples from fellow surfers to answer the question: Do those who surf in different oceans and seas have the same bacteria and/or chemicals? An aggregate of microorganisms...

  • Mayor’s $3.6 billion budget focus: Infrastructure, safety, services

    Mayor’s $3.6 billion budget focus: Infrastructure, safety, services

    San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer released his proposed citywide budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018) on April 13 and despite some “belt-tightening” and an overall reduction of 3.5 percent, the Mayor said the budget allows for continued focus on “street repair, public safety...

  • Boxing Ballerina: La Jolla dancer wins a ‘Title Belt’

    Boxing Ballerina: La Jolla dancer wins a ‘Title Belt’

    After a career as a professional ballet dancer, La Jolla resident and vice-president of the City Ballet of San Diego board of directors, Janelle Freiman ventured into the world of the fighting arts. She said she was immediately captivated, so much so that she went on to win both bouts (matches)...

  • Couple Cares About Climate Change; La Jollans spearhead effort to end fossil fuel use

    Couple Cares About Climate Change; La Jollans spearhead effort to end fossil fuel use

    Nancy and Derek Casady (ages 75 and 81, respectively) have been in the front row of the Climate Change fight since 2014. They live in La Jolla with their daughter, Jennifer, and son-in-law Jerry Phelps, and granddaughters, who also collaborate in the trenches. “We have a wonderful family life,...

  • People in Your Neighborhood; Meet La Jolla Historian Carol Olten

    People in Your Neighborhood; Meet La Jolla Historian Carol Olten

    Editor’s Note: La Jolla Light’s “People in Your Neighborhood” series shines a spotlight on notable locals we all wish we knew more about! Light staff is out on the town talking to familiar, friendly faces to bring you their stories. If you know someone you’d like us to profile, send the lead via...

  • La Jolla Shores Association supports Princess Street beach access

    La Jolla Shores Association supports Princess Street beach access

    The La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA) board at its March 12 meeting approved a motion to support the California Coastal Commission (CCC) in its quest to reopen public beach access on Princess Street. The access lane has been closed off for decades, pending a legal battle between the adjacent property...

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  • 2017 Secret Garden Tour tickets on sale, may sell out

    2017 Secret Garden Tour tickets on sale, may sell out

    Within the 2017 La Jolla Historical Society (LJHS) Secret Garden Tour’s featured spaces, one homeowner removed a swimming pool to install their garden, another a tennis court, and a third bought the adjacent house and demolished it for the same purposes. “This is a group of people committed to...

  • A Physical Game of Chess: La Jolla Fencing Academy opens to teach swordsmanship

    A Physical Game of Chess: La Jolla Fencing Academy opens to teach swordsmanship

    In mid-February, La Jolla Fencing Academy opened at 8657 Villa La Jolla Drive to bring the classic sport to anyone who has ever wanted to shout, “en garde!” Touted as “a physical game of chess,” fencing enhances one’s abilities to concentrate and to strategize, which founder, head coach and international...

  • Room to Grow: La Jolla NCL members update challenged teen’s bedroom

    Room to Grow: La Jolla NCL members update challenged teen’s bedroom

    To improve life for Emma, a 14-year-old with cystic fibrosis living in Spring Valley, the (La Jolla) National Charity League (NCL) Seaside Chapter engaged in a bedroom makeover project with Cecily’s Closet. Before the National Charity League stepped in, Emma was still in her childhood room, which...

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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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