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Anne Cleveland to take on Catalina channel — twice

With the double-crossing of the English Channel in her rear-view mirror, long-distance swimmer Anne Cleveland on Aug. 3 will attempt a double-crossing of another high-profile channel: Catalina Island.

This could be the end for the high-profile native La Jollan’s long and distinguished ocean-swimming career.

Proposal for Bishop’s center clears hurdle

The Bishop’s School’s plans for the new Library & Learning Center cleared a hurdle last week, but school representatives aren’t totally satisfied.

In April, the Development Permit Review Committee rejected Bishop’s plan to amend a permit to increase the height of the previously approved library by 4 feet to lift it out of a flood plain.

Council: Get creative on safety funds

We understand why three City Council members couldn’t go along with the proposal to raise the city’s sales tax by a half-cent this week.

There’s a strong likelihood voters would not have backed the plan, putting mud on the faces of those who put it on the ballot. On top of that, a tax-and-spend mentality often leads to bigger problems.

Marine Life Protection Act will have negative impacts

By Carl Lind
La Jolla resident
In response to the July 15 ‘Reasons to back protection act, here are some important points. To understand California’s Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) it is important to know that it is not a scientific creation. It is political, approved by the legislature largely along party lines. At its heart is the attempt to ban sport fishing along much of California’s coastline by establishing “no-take” marine reserves.

Cardeno residents seek slower speeds

Residents on Cardeno Drive between Pacific Beach and Mount Soledad are in a quandary: What to do to slow traffic down?

Told last week by La Jolla Traffic & Transportation Board that their long, steep and windy back road’s current 30 mph speed limit would have to be “raised” to enforce the speeding limit, their answer was resoundingly “no.”

La Jollan lands Fulbright scholarship

La Jollan and Stanford University graduate Lily S. Kornbluth has a new honor to add to her growing list: a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Germany.

“I’ll be there for 10 months studying psycholinguistics,” said Kornbluth, who went to Bird Rock Elementary and The Bishop’s School and is one of more than 1,500 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad in the 2010-11 academic year through the Fulbright program.

I-5 widening alternatives presented at public meeting

Caltrans has several public open house meetings scheduled to collect feedback about the recently released 1,000-page draft environmental impact report on the Interstate 5 North Coast Corridor’s high occupancy vehicle (HOV)/managed lanes project.

UCSD, Scripps make ‘best hospitals’ list

UCSD Medical Center, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital are all recognized in the 2010–11 issue of “Best Hospitals,” at www.usnews.com/besthospitals and in the August issue of U.S. News.

This year’s issue includes rankings of 152 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties.

La Jolla crime report for July 17-23

July 17 – Caminito Blythefield (6400 block) Narcotics, 7 p.m. July 18 – Via Callado (5500 block) Residential burglary, 4:30 a.m. – Villa La Jolla Drive (8800 block) Commercial burglary, 6 p.m. July 19 – Nautilus Street (1600 block) Vehicle break-in, midnight – Meadowpointe Row (6000 block) Residential burglary, noon July 20 – Playa del [...]

Kerut brings hybrid of styles to La Jolla

Lauren Turek came to La Jolla on a mission to put chic back into boutique.

“There’s a real need in the market here for vintage and unique clothing for the local customer and the tourist,” said Turek of her new women’s clothing store named Kerut (her name backward). “People are going back to the idea of having the boutique experience: They really want the service.”

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