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Burrito Bounty: La Jolla’s hand-held Mexican meals are sure to satisfy

The Taco Stand’s Mar y Tierra (‘surf and turf’) Burrito is stuffed with grilled shrimp, carne asada, avocado, cabbage, tomato, sour cream and chipotle sauce. (Photo illustration by Daniel K. Lew and Ashley Mackin)

Is there any food better than a burrito? It’s a complete meal — protein, vegetables, fruits and carbohydrates — all wrapped into one delicious hand-held package … or in some cases … so doused in sauce and toppings it’s impossible to pick up, but you get the point!

La Jolla native has blog, book to share her love of cooking

La Jolla native Kelly Senyei.

La Jolla native Kelly Senyei is all about sharing the love. More specifically, her love and knowledge of cooking. Her blog, Just A Taste, started as a way for her to share the recipes her mother — Noni Senyei of La Jolla — taught her.

Sneaking in some veggies: Former Kashi employee launches nutrient-packed chocolate drink for kids

Sneakz packaging includes its product mascot, Bandit the Fox.

“There’s a real need to make vegetables more accessible, to make them more fun and friendly for kids.”—Allison Fowler

In the Spirit: Seven places to raise your glass in La Jolla Dec. 31

CUSP Dining and Drinks Head Bartender Nate Howell whips up some of his signature holiday cocktails.

Consider celebrating with one of these festive midnight palliatives, served up at a number of La Jolla hotspot.

Taco Tuesdays: annual neighborhood parties in the Shores help forge enduring friendships

ania Plater, marlene matheson, michael Whitney and Lori Barber were on the invite list for this year's Taco Tuesday events, hoted by La Jolla Shores residents Bob and Kim Whitney. Pat Sherman photos

For the past six years, the couple has hosted free “Taco Tuesday” events at their home, which draw as many as 150 guests through e-mail and word of mouth.

Concierges guide La Jolla visitors toward a perfect stay

La Valencia concierge Kali McDonald was able to track down a hard-to-find champagne for one guest. "It really made their stay special," she said.

For today’s tech-savvy traveler, a wealth of information about his or her travel destination is just an iPhone app or web search away. Yet, concierge desks at La Jolla hotels aren’t exactly collecting dust, with many guest-planning professionals busier than ever.

UCSD, Country Day partner for innovative summer tech program

The Summer STEAM program at La Jolla Country Day School will include a course in 'Wearable Electronics.'

Middle school students will build remote-controlled cars, make illuminated clothing and learn the basics of video game programming during a summer science and engineering program offered at La Jolla Country Day School, in connection with UC San Diego Extension.

Giving Alms: La Jolla churches step up aid to poor

Tresha Souza (standing center), founder of So Others May Eat, Inc.,directs as Santa and volunteers distribute gifts during the agency's annual holiday dinner for the homeless and others in need at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church in La Jolla.

Local churches and faith-based organizations are working diligently to answer requests from those in need this holiday season, in the midst of an economic downturn that shows few signs of recovery.

Gotta Work

Caitlin May, a registered nurse at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, stocks the ER's trauma room on a busy weekday.

While friends and family belly up to the eggnog bowl, La Jolla’s emergency services personnel remain on the clock, responding to every Christmas feast casualty and Griswold-style decorating misstep.

The quaint Mille Fleurs sits nestled in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe

: The Terrace offers views of foliage and flowers.

The French countryside can be found among the rolling hills of Rancho Santa Fe. Nestled in the heart of the village is the romantic Mille Fleurs restaurant, named for the floral pattern on the rare blue-and-white Portuguese Delft tile inlaid in the walls. The entrance to the establishment is through a courtyard framed by numerous flowers. Guests are greeted by the sight of bright yellow umbrellas shading about a dozen tables, as a fountain bubbles in the center.

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