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VFW accepting entries for two youth scholarship competitions

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) is accepting entries for its 2014-2015 VFW Voice of Democracy and its Patriot’s Pen scholarship competitions.

Lightning Strikes Twice: La Jollan hits two holes-in-one within three months

Patrick McGee (left) holds his Hole In One Club recognition banner after hitting his first of two holes in one at Tecolote Canyon Golf Course in December 2013.

Patrick McGee, a La Jolla resident and lifelong golfer, scored two holes-in-one in three months at the Tecolote Canyon Golf Course near Clairemont. In both cases, he referred to the shot as a “lucky bounce of the ball,” and “a surprise.”

Paleoclimatologist to discuss his work at La Jolla’s Birch Aquarium

Paleoclimatologist Jeff Severinghaus

Drilling down thousands of feet into the ancient ice preserved on Earth’s massive continental ice sheets allows scientists to extract a wealth of information about climate history — including periods both much colder and considerably warmer than today.

Writer/author to share her caregiver experience at La Jolla Library event

Susan Allen Toth will discuss her book, "No Saints Around Here: A Caregiver's Days," 11 a.m. Saturday April 12 at the La Jolla Library.

Susan Allen Toth documents their day-to-day trials in a new book, “No Saints Around Here: A Caregiver’s Days,” which she will read from 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12 at the La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave.

La Jolla Community Calendar April 10-17

vegetable-gardener

Vegetable Garden Lecture: La Jolla Garden Club will host the presentation “Vegetable Gardening 101” by Master Gardener Karan Greenwald, 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at La Jolla Lutheran Church, 7117 La Jolla Blvd. Reception/ tea follows. Guests welcome. RSVP: (858) 453-0828 or e-mail mtaylor2@san.rr.com

Learn Robert’s Rules of Order at community workshop April 12

The California Sigma Delta Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians will present a community training workshop about Robert’s Rules of Order.

Kudos to S.W. Gillen Painting for La Jolla spruce up

S.W. Gillen Painting of La Jolla donated its services to repaint the stair handrails at the end of Westbourne Street at WindanSea.

We say “kudos” and “thank you” to the S.W. Gillen Painting company for painting the stair handrails at the end of Westbourne Street, at no cost, as a gift to the Friends of WindanSea.

La Jolla Community Center membership drive is on!

The La Jolla Community Center launched its second annual membership drive April 1, which will continue during April and May.

La Jolla Soroptimists honored for fighting human trafficking

La Jolla Soroptimist Carol Tuggey and the ‘Angels of Trafficking Award,’ presented to the membership. Courtesy

The Bi-Lateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC) recently honored Soroptimist International of La Jolla (SILJ) with its “Angels of Trafficking Award” for community service.

La Jolla Parks & Beaches agrees to drive Whale View Point beautification

One task in the Whale View Point project is to ease the transition from beach paths to city sidewalks. (Photos by Ashley Mackin)

The La Jolla Parks and Beaches (LJPB) advisory committee heard updates on two public improvement projects — the Whale View Point shoreline enhancement plan and the Children’s Pool Walk beautification project — during its March 24 meeting.

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