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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.

And the Emmy goes to … La Jollan’s documentary nominated for regional award

‘Filmmaker’ Kilma Lattin in his La Jolla home next to his grandmother’s piano, a prized possession. Ashley Mackin

La Jolla “filmmaker,” Kilma Lattin’s documentary, “Defending the Homeland: Native American Veterans in the United States Armed Forces,” has been nominated for a Regional Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Pacific Southwest Chapter.

Are they ready for primetime? Two La Jollans may face Gordon Ramsay in ‘MasterChef’ TV show

Celebrity chef and MasterChef judge Gordon Ramsay

MasterChef, a new reality-competition show on FOX featuring judges Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliott and Joe Bastianich, will air May 22 with two La Jolla contestants: stay-at-home mom Natasha Crnjac and financial advisor Eli Moeller.

La Jolla filmmaker hopes documentary will plant ‘Seeds of Resiliency’

Aaron Fotheringham, 19, does a wheelchair double flip in ‘Seeds of Resiliency,’ airing on KPBS-TV April 14. Courtesy

Two years ago, La Jollan Susan Polis Schutz wowed local film-goers at a special showing of “Over 90 and Loving It” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla. Her latest documentary, “Seeds of Resiliency,” is airing on PBS stations nationwide.

Documentary features inspiring lives with a few La Jollans among them

“Seeds of Resiliency,” a new documentary by filmmaker Susan Polis Schutz,, will air on KPBS-TV at 11 p.m. Monday, April 1. The film introduces 12 diverse people — a few La Jollans among them — who have survived tragedies and challenges by having great hope and helping others.

San Diego teacher to compete on Jeopardy

Jeopardy host Alex Trebek and Jonathan Shulman. Courtesy of Jeopardy Productions, Inc.

Tune-in tomorrow, March 20 to watch Jonathan Shulman, a History teacher from San Diego, compete on America’s Favorite Quiz Show – Jeopardy!

Sixth College students enjoyed a late night with Conan

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To mark the 10th anniversary of UC San Diego’s Sixth College, late-night TV talk show host Conan O’Brien visited the Sixth College Lodge for a meet-and-greet event Friday, April 20, prior to a performance at RIMAC Arena.

La Jolla resident to appear on ‘Jeopardy!’ April 10

Maurice Ayach (left) with game show host Alex Trebek. Courtesy photo

Maurice Ayache, a 28-year-old engineering graduate student from La Jolla, recently competed on the quiz show, “Jeopardy!”

‘Modern Family,’ ‘Mad Men’ lead Emmy winners

AMC’s “Mad Men” won a record-tying fourth consecutive Emmy award for outstanding drama Sunday night, while ABC’s ensemble comedy “Modern Family” was named best comedy series for the second year in a row and earned awards for two of its stars, along with prizes for writing and directing.

Unique Calit2 broadcast invites viewer input via the Web in August

As guests watch the performance in 2008, they use their laptops to participate. Photos courtesy CALIT2 UCSD

Although you can occasionally see history in the making on television, you can’t make history by watching television. However, the University of California San Diego is attempting just that with airings of “Kamza and Bar Kamza” this month on UCSD-TV. Two years in the making, the broadcasts of the previously staged performance will be synchronized with live Web content to allow interactive viewer participation as the musical drama progresses.

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