Category archives for: Books

La Jollans in the Limelight

Chef Ramon Bojorquez

Several residents of La Jolla are showcasing their talent in the culinary, photography and history fields, with spots on TV and in the literary world.

Author delves into parents’ mysterious deaths to help others cope with violent loss at La Jolla event

Lauren and Jody Edwards

Author still agrees with FBI in disputing brother’s account of parents’ tragic 1978 deaths

UC San Diego professor says denial may be the key to human evolution, dominance

Ajit Varki

Once humans obtained the ability to deny reality, the world became a much more tolerable place.

‘Rolling’ Along: Rockin’ tennis coach and Bay City Rollers frontman to sign book at Aug. 25 event

Eric Sage and early Bay City Rollers’ guitarist Ian Mitchell on stage performing in their incarnation of the Scottish pop band who recorded the No. 1 1975 radio hit, ‘Saturday Night.’ Courtesy

As a “tennis teacher to the stars,” Sage has helped everyone from George Clooney to Alec Baldwin and Robert Downey Jr. perfect their games.

Naked Truth: La Jolla author shares tales of raw food healing

Diana Stobo's 'Get Naked Fast' reveals how to implement The Naked Diet and heal the body with certain foods.

La Jolla native Diana Stobo said she’s made the switch from using food as “bad” medicine to using food as “good” medicine, and she’s on a mission to share her story. She is the author of “Get Naked Fast” and “Naked Bliss,” books about the “naked” lifestyle and diet, which is a subset of the raw food movement.

Fabulously Subversive: bicoastal architect William Georgis celebrates release of retrospective book

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The book concludes with a section on architect William Lumpkins’ 1955 modernist La Jolla home, which Georgis purchased several years ago

Author returns to La Jolla to celebrate book release

Courtenay Fletcher (holding book) helps author and La Jolla High graduate Susan Bernardo during a book reading at the La Jolla Recreation center. Ashley Mackin

La Jolla High School graduate and author/poet Susan Bernardo returned to La Jolla from Los Angeles for a homecoming to celebrate the publication of her first book, “Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs” on July 14. She and illustrator Courtenay Fletcher (the two met when their children became friends) hosted a party at the La Jolla Recreation Center, which was followed by a book signing at Warwick’s.

Bully for her! Bishop’s grad battles harassment with book, athletes in action project

Bully-Book-Grad-Gizelle-Studevent

Gizelle Studevent, 22, a graduate of The Bishop’s School in La Jolla and Penn State University, is taking a tough stance against bullying in her new book, “Bridges.”

‘Kite Runner’ author, UCSD alumni returns to La Jolla for talk

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During the sold-out event the 1993 UC San Diego School of Medicine graduate spoke of returning to his “former stomping grounds.”

New mobile app lets users search library catalog, download eBooks

The San Diego County Library (including La Jolla’s Riford Library) is going mobile with a free, new application that lets you use smartphones, tablets and e-Book readers to visit the library.

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  • VA System Working with Local Providers to Reduce Wait Times July 28, 2014
    By Joseph Franz Wait times at the VA has been a common headline lately. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs has come under fire as tens of thousands of veterans nationwide have been waiting three months or more to get their first VA medical appointment. This has caused dozens of investigations and led Veterans Affairs […]
  • Local camp shapes Solana Beach youth into community leaders July 28, 2014
    After attending the inaugural La Colonia de Eden Gardens Youth Leadership Camp last year, Edgar Vergara was inspired to make positive change in Solana Beach’s Eden Gardens community. Along with other local teens, the 15-year-old co-founded the youth group La Colonia Changers and recently hosted a town hall forum on underage drinking. Passionate about making […]
  • Del Mar Union School District approves new contract for superintendent July 28, 2014
    The Del Mar Union School District Board July 23 approved the new contract for Superintendent Holly McClurg through June 30, 2018. Per the contract, McClurg’s annual salary will be $185,000 with an annual doctoral stipend of $10,000. She will receive a car allowance of $400 a month, 25 vacation days, health benefits and a retirement contribution of $700 a mon […]