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Fashion Forward: Up-and-coming La Jolla designers launch product lines

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Whether lounging at a local beach or jet-setting to Saint-Tropez, these La Jolla designers have you covered.

Weather cancels Las Patronas’ Jewel Ball, but can’t dampen crew’s spirits

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Although Las Patronas had to cancel its 68th annual Jewel Ball, “Moonlit Mambo,” at 5 p.m. on the day of its scheduled event, Aug. 2 — due to persistent rains that caused danger from wet electrical wiring, slippery floor surfaces and the threat of lightning — the food was sent back to the Hyatt (frozen), and later distributed to La Jolla charity and 2013 beneficiary “So Others May Eat.”

Sound Relief: La Jollan’s idea for documenting sign language marks 40 years

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It is a common misconception, says La Jollan Valerie Sutton, that American Sign Language (ASL) is a gesture-based literal translation of the English language. “American Sign Language is nothing like English and it is not ‘English on your hands,’ ” she informs.

Burns Drugs’ space in La Jolla to undergo big renovation

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Alcorn & Benton Architects were selected for the renovation and a preliminary design has been chosen.

Breaking: Coastal Commission votes unanimously for seasonal beach closure at La Jolla Children’s Pool

California Coastal Commission voted unanimously Aug. 14, 2014 to close Children's Pool beach (a.k.a. Casa Beach) during the the harbor seals' five-month pupping season, Dec. 15-May 15. (La Jolla Light photo)

People now prohibited from accessing beach during seals’ pupping season, Dec. 15-May 15.

La Jolla Music Society to name planned Fay Avenue complex the ‘Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center’

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La Jolla Music Society has raised $50 million to fund the construction of a new performing arts complex, which will be named the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. With the year-long “silent phase” of the capital campaign completed, the Music Society is launching a public effort to raise an additional $10 million for an endowment to help support programming at the center, the society announced Saturday at its SummerFest gala.

Photos: Doggone good fun at Precious Pooch contest in La Jolla

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Dogs in all shapes, sizes and ages paraded into the La Jolla Community Center Aug. 1 where they competed in categories for kudos and prizes at the inaugural Precious Pooch contest. Some 100 pet owners attended the event, which included vendors for dog toys, services and accessories.

La Jolla’s Ivanhoe Avenue: A laid-back treasure then, now … and evermore?

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This tranquil street, with its array of notable architecture, boutique shops, offices and cozy eateries, is worth another look.

Centennial Crossroads: La Jolla Woman’s Club marks 100 years by looking ahead to 100 more

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As the La Jolla Woman’s Club prepares for its centennial in the historic Irving Gill building at 7791 Draper Ave. in October, club members are planning the next 100 years, and the many ways they can honor its mission and core values, while addressing contemporary needs.

Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins hears from constituents at La Jolla Library

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Between her stint as acting governor and birthday, La Jolla’s Assembly rep dropped by La Jolla Library.

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