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La Jolla Community Calendar April 3-10

College Planning Session: Targeted to middle and high school students and their families, this workshop will offer tips for getting into and paying for college,11 a.m. Saturday, April 5 at UC San Diego Faculty Club, 9500 Gilman Drive, Suite 0121. RSVP: or (858) 534-6862.

La Jolla Community Calendar March 27-April 3

Kalman Aron in his studio with his portrait of Henry Miller. Elisabeth Caren

A showcase and discussion of paintings by artist and Holocaust survivor Kalman Aron, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 2 at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, 10901 North Torrey Pines Road.

La Jolla Shores utility projects suffer delays

Work will continue on the westernmost end of Avenida de la Playa until the summer construction moratorium, May 26.

As Sewer and Water Job 809 along Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla Shores continues with repairs to sewer and water lines, it seems the lines of communication could also use some work. At the La Jolla Shores Association meeting March 12, concerns were raised regarding some unexplained and unexpected construction, and changes to the work schedule that were required last-minute.

Homeless enclaves at La Jolla pedestrian bridge concern residents and police

The overgrown vines covering part sof the pedestrian bridge over Torrey Pines Road create dark shadows even during the day, causing safety concerns for residents and children.

Responding to community concerns about safety on the pedestrian bridge over Torrey Pines Road and the homeless population sometimes found there, San Diego Community Relations Officer Larry Hesselgesser addressed the La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA) at its March 12 meeting, revealing how the police can help with their Quality of Life Team, and how the public, in turn, can help police.

La Jolla Community Calendar March 20-27


Pass the Popcorn: A free screening of the 2013 romantic comedy “Enough Said,” starring Julia-Louise Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Toni Collette and Catharine Keener 2 p.m. Tuesday March 25. Free popcorn. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. or (858) 552–1657.

Water Warrior: La Jolla triathlete and coach beats skin cancer, urges others to enjoy sun safely

Tom Atwell 1

Doctors, friends and family say Tom Atwell’s indomitable spirit helped him take on cancer twice, and live to serve as an inspiration to others.

Focusing on Finance: La Jolla seminar offers tips for talking to kids about money

Hillel Katzeff and Glenda Sacks have tips and advice for introducing children to the topic of money and finance. Ashley Mackin

At what point should parents talk to their children about money? How do mom and dad bring up financial planning without scaring them? Why do children learn about “the birds and the bees” before they learn how to balance a budget?

Two events will mark St. Patrick’s Day in La Jolla


Mary, Star-of-the-Sea Church will host its second St. Patrick’s Day celebration, 6 p.m. Saturday, March 15 at 7725 Girard Ave. and The 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day Open Reading of Irish Poetry and Prose is set for 7 p.m. (until it ends) Monday, March 17 at D.G.Wills Books, 7461 Girard Ave.

La Jolla Community Calendar March 13-19


La Jolla Elementary School will hold registration for its kindergarten class of 2014-15, 1:30-3:30 p.m. on two Wednesdays, March 19 and April 16 in the library, 1111 Marine St. An enrollment packet can be picked up in the office in advance to be completed before the registration date. (858) 454-7196.

Tip o’ the Hat: Local Irish Congress honors two La Jollans

Scott Dodge has been named 2014 Irish Man of the Year and Mary Johnson as 2014 San Diego Woman of the Year by the Irish Congress of Southern California for their legendary community service. They will ride in the 34th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Balboa Park, San Diego. (Photo Illustration by Daniel K. Lew and Ashley Mackin)

Scott Dodge has been named 2014 Irish Man of the Year and Mary Johnson as 2014 San Diego Woman of the Year by the Irish Congress of Southern California for their legendary community service. They will ride in the 34th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday, March 15 in Balboa Park.

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