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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.

Help Wanted: La Jolla Village Merchants have 10 openings for board trustees

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The LJVMA will elect as many as 10 new board members during its October meeting

Postal Service facility on Silver Street sells for $6.8 million

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Property to be demolished and redeveloped as townhomes

Retired La Jolla teacher, Mr. Syd Franklin still connecting with students

Then and Now — Mr. Syd Franklin and Karen Benito at her sixth-grade graduation in 1988 and at Harry’s Coffee Shop in 2014. (Courtesy Photos)

Syd Franklin retired in 1991 from Muirlands Junior High (the same year it transitioned to a middle school with sixth grade) after teaching for about 40 years. You will often see him on Girard Avenue, either on a bench in front of Warwick’s Books or sitting in his white Mercedes Benz in downtown La Jolla. He was an inspiring, classy teacher who everyone loved.

Crowds move and grove with Theo & Zydeco Patrol for La Jolla Concerts by the Sea: Four, free summer shows left in season

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Theo & the Zydeco Patrol brought Louisiana blues and Cajun sounds to hundreds of happy locals and tourists for La Jolla Concerts by the Sea at Scripps Park.

USPS seeks new site for La Jolla letter carriers, downplays importance of audit requested by Congress

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USPS did not report New Deal Art to the National Museum of American Art, per USPS policy, when it sold 10 historic post offices.

Torrey Pines Corridor Project Update: Phase 1 to begin in 2015

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The first phase of the $25-30 million multi-phase project will begin January 2015.

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    North Coast Repertory Theatre presents Noel Coward’s “Fallen Angels,” previewing Wednesday, Sept. 3. This is Coward at his inimitable best. “Fallen Angels” provides a continuously entertaining two hours of delight, combining two slightly bored British women, an amorous Frenchman, clueless husbands and one very cheeky maid. When it premiered in 1925, audience […]
  • Congregation Beth Am hosts free Labor Day picnic in Carmel Valley August 23, 2014
    Congregation Beth Am continues its tradition of a Labor Day Picnic that is free to all members and potential members of the synagogue. This year is the 31st anniversary of this synagogue that started in a tire store in Solana Beach. “Come for a Day” and stay all year, as Rosh Hashanah is just around the corner! If you are not a member, call to reserve for th […]
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