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Architect Bill Boehm chairs La Jolla Riford Library Board with goal to expand use

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Bill Boehm grew up in a Navy family, mostly on the eastern seaboard. On average, he changed schools every 1.5 years — “something like ‘The Great Santini,’ ” he joked. After studying architecture at Princeton University, he entered the Navy for a five-year service. Highlights included cruises to the Mediterranean and Caribbean, as well as a yearlong tour in Southeast Asia in 1967.

‘The Orphan of Zhao’ opening draws crowd to La Jolla Playhouse

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The opening night party for “The Orphan of Zhao” July 11, 2014 at La Jolla Playhouse was attended by sponsors, board members and the press with rave reviews coming from all. Some critics have likened the epic tragedy to the Chinese version of “Hamlet,” starring BD Wong. It runs through Aug. 3 on La Jolla Playhouse’s Mandel Weiss stage on the UC San Diego campus.

Scenery for the Greenery: New sculpture exhibit blooms at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas

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Any time of year is a good time to visit San Diego Botanic Garden, but now is particularly inviting, with the recent installation of the fourth annual “Sculpture in the Garden” show. The garden itself is a beauty, boasting 37 acres filled with almost 4,000 types of plants from around the world. The sculptures, placed in appropriate settings throughout the garden, provide an added feast for the eyes.

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.

La Jolla YMCA gets new name after $5 million donation

Dan and Violet McKinney

The La Jolla YMCA will get a new look and a new name next year thanks to a $5 million donation from the McKinney family of La Jolla.

Kim Signoret-Paar of La Jolla takes top photo prize at San Diego County Fair

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Kim Signoret-Paar has been an avid photographer since childhood, when she took her new Brownie on a second-grade field trip to Lincoln’s home and then won a championship ribbon at the county fair in her hometown of Davenport, Iowa. That’s when she dreamed of becoming a globetrotting photographer for National Geographic.

Patrons feted at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library dinner party in La Jolla

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The Athenaeum hosted its 25th annual Patron Dinner on June 23, 2014 at the music and arts library, 1008 Wall St. The membership library is home to an ever-expanding collection of books, periodicals, reference material, compact discs, videocassettes, DVDs, sheet music and librettos, as well as a significant collection of artists’ books. The Athenaeum also presents an eclectic, year-round schedule of art exhibitions, concerts (classical, jazz and new music), lectures, studio art classes, tours and special events.

Grants awarded to children’s charities at St. Germaine luncheon in La Jolla

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St. Germaine’s annual Membership and Grants Award Luncheon took place June 10, 2014 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. In attendance were outgoing and incoming St. Germaine officers (and a few doing both) plus representatives of 13 San Diego child abuse prevention agencies receiving grant checks. One of these, Hannah’s House, was also chosen to receive the annual Barbara Christensen Heart of San Diego Award.

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.

Little People of America try surfin’ La Jolla Shores

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When San Diego native Ryan Gambrell learned the 2014 little People of America (LPA) conference would be held in San Diego, he immediately planned a day of surfing for its dwarf attendees. A surfer since childhood, four-foot-two Gambrell organized lessons for 50 other dwarves on July 7 in La Jolla Shores.

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