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  • Aircraft noise monitored in La Jolla since Oct. 2016

    Aircraft noise monitored in La Jolla since Oct. 2016

    At the July 19 meeting of the Airport Noise Advisory Committee (ANAC) subcommittee in Liberty Station, Airport Authority staff revealed that air noise monitoring had been underway in the areas of Bird Rock and Soledad Mountain before and after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Metroplex...

  • Mathematician calculates the ‘sweet spot’ of a wave in La Jolla's SIO

    Mathematician calculates the ‘sweet spot’ of a wave in La Jolla's SIO

    Like all surfers, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) post-doctoral student Nick Pizzo has been looking for the perfect spot on a wave since he started surfing at age 15. His research paper “Surfing Surface Gravity Waves,” published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics June 16, defines that...

  • A Legacy of Service: Third-generation member chairs Las Patronas’ 71st Jewel Ball

    A Legacy of Service: Third-generation member chairs Las Patronas’ 71st Jewel Ball

    For the first time in its 71-year history, Las Patronas, the La Jolla-based women’s philanthropy group, has a third-generation member in Jewel Ball chair Jorie Fischer. Her grandmother, Midge Preston, was a Las Patronas founding member and chair of the 1958 Jewel Ball. Her mother, Sarah Burton...

  • Permitters approve zoning proposal, new residence project in La Jolla

    Permitters approve zoning proposal, new residence project in La Jolla

    At the July 18 meeting of the Development Permit Review committee (DPR) permitters approved an endorsement of the proposal by several La Jolla residents to add a new path for development in La Jolla, killing the “50 percent” exemption that some builders use to bypass the costly and time-consuming...

  • Mark’s Mustang: La Jolla resident drives 1960s Ford around town

    Mark’s Mustang: La Jolla resident drives 1960s Ford around town

    “Most people don’t know me, but they know my car,” said La Jolla resident Mark Anderson of his 1966 soft blue Ford Mustang. “It’s one of the most popular cars in American History and considered one of the coolest cars ever made.” Having run a travel business from his home for the last 30 years,...

  • New Business Roundup: Seafood eatery, cafés and more open in La Jolla

    Next spring, in the restaurant space at 1251 Prospect St. that formerly housed Alfonso’s, a new seafood eatery is coming to The Village: Ways & Means Oyster House. On the menu will be sustainably-sourced seafood and craft cocktails. In addition to oysters, the restaurant will serve small plates...

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  • People in Your Neighborhood: Meet La Jolla Lifeguard Lt. Rich Stropky

    People in Your Neighborhood: Meet La Jolla Lifeguard Lt. Rich Stropky

    Editor’s Note: Welcome to La Jolla Light’s “People in Your Neighborhood” series, which 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,...

  • Book to reveal the secret life of guitar creator Leo Fender

    Book to reveal the secret life of guitar creator Leo Fender

    There are many people who claim the title “inventor of the electric guitar,” but perhaps the one whose name has percolated the most on the local, national and international level is Leo Fender. Now his wife Phyllis Fender and Randall Bell, the son of one of his employees, are publishing a book...

  • La Jollan recounts 1,600-mile walk to survive cancer

    La Jollan recounts 1,600-mile walk to survive cancer

    For La Jolla resident Edie Littlefield Sundby, who was diagnosed with gallbladder cancer and given a three-month life expectancy 10 years ago, “battling Stage 4 cancer is like fighting a war.” Her book “The Mission Walker,” an account of her experiences from the time she was diagnosed with cancer...

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Surf Sweethearts: Married La Jolla couple rock twin woodie boards
 

Surf Sweethearts: Married La Jolla couple rock twin woodie boards

Editor’s Note: As a world renowned surfing town, La Jolla has its legends of the sea. We’re stoked to bring you their stories in this new summer series. If you know someone who should be included, please provide their contact information to reporter María José Durán at mduran@lajollalight.com or...

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