La Jolla’s ‘Gem of the Week’: Top it off!

Photo: Susan DeMaggio

Wondering what to be for Halloween? Or do you just need a cool lid to keep the sun off your face? In any case, chapeaus of all sorts and sizes await you at Hats Unlimited, 955 Prospect.

WISH I SAID THAT!
“In poliics, absurdity is not a handicap.”
— Napoleon Bonaparte

NOW IN THE VERNACULAR
blurbification: noun. The reduction of knowledge to short, blurb-sized chunks, such as those found on a CD-ROM.
— Source: wordspy.com

TRUE OR FALSE
Christopher Columbus Day (originally Oct. 12, 1492 when the Italian explorer arrived in the Americas, specifically the Bahamas) first became a federal holiday in 1934.

True. In April 1934, as a result of lobbying by the Knights of Columbus, Congress, and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Oct. 12 was made a federal holiday under the name “Columbus Day.” It is observed on the second Monday of October (this year, Oct. 11) by banks, the bond market, the U.S. Postal Service and other federal agencies, most state government offices, and some school districts.

Columbus (1451-1506) was a navigator, colonizer and explorer from Genoa whose four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean (all funded by Isabella I of Castile, Spain) led to European awareness of the American continents in the Western Hemisphere.

HOT TICKET
Harvard Cookie Girl Studios will host its grand opening with cooking and baking demos by Bibi Kasrai and Alison Dorvillier during the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10 at 7441 Girard. (858) 405-1092.

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