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Mmm Mmm Good! Hundreds gather for annual Kiwanis Club of La Jolla pancake breakfast

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Kiwanis Club of La Jolla’s 51st annual pancake breakfast July 19, 2014 at La Jolla Recreation Center fed and entertained more than 900 attendees. Noting that the primary purpose of the party is for the community to come out and have a good time, event organizers proclaimed the event a success — especially for the kids under age 10 who can eat for free.

‘Jolly Jewel Parade?’ ‘La Joy-a in La Jolla?’ La Jolla merchants group requests neutral name for Christmas Parade

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“It was determined that it was OK for us to do this, to look into it,” association board president Claude-Anthony Marengo said.

La Jolla BID group (Village Merchants Association) votes to take over July 4 fireworks

A scene from this year's fireworks display at La Jolla Cove.

Candidates also sought for October election to the La Jolla Village Merchants Association board of directors.

UC San Diego’s Geisel Library draws revelers to Steampunk Tea in La Jolla

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Steampunk. It’s more than a fad for dressing up in neo-Victorian costumes and UCSD Library recently held a Steampunk Tea.

La Jolla community planners grapple with board election challenge, appeal revised Whale Watch Way project … and more

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The La Jolla Shores lifeguard tower has been repaired to fix glare issues at a cost of $167,750, the city says.

Seagull chick behind La Jolla’s Children’s Pool lifeguard tower delay

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Although the harbor seal pupping season ended May 15, construction on the Children’s Pool lifeguard tower must remain on pause to accommodate another baby animal – a seagull chick born at the site that hasn’t yet learned to fly.

Healing Waters: Film premiering at MCASD conveys reverence, respect for Earth’s oceans

Brett McBride with Katharine the shark

The filmmakers and several of those appearing in the film — from surfers to scholars — will answer audience questions after the screening.

San Diego Zoo hosts wild ‘n’ wonderful night at annual Rendezvous in the Zoo gala

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Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, animal education presentations by Conservation Ambassador Joan Embrey and staff, auctions, a glamorous gourmet dinner from Executive Chef Terry Guise of the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, and dancing the night away to Wayne Foster Entertainment made “Wild Things: A Night in the Savanna” another memorable Rendezvous in the Zoo (RITZ) benefit.

Waves for Worry? Scientists weigh-in on status of radioactive waters from Fukushima reaching California coast

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When the roof blew off reactor building No. 3 at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011 releasing toxic amounts of radioactivity into the environment, Californians felt safe knowing the disaster was unfolding more than 5,000 miles away across the Pacific. However, the same ocean that separates us from Japan also connects us and the radioactive waters that have been riding a current for more than three years are expected to wash ashore some time this year.

Massive anchovy school migrates off La Jolla Tuesday, July 8

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A giant school of Northern Anchovy formed a dark band off La Jolla on July 8, off Scripps Pier.

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