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PHOTOS: Bird Rock residents flock to summer picnic in La Jolla

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Bird Rockers of all kinds — young and older, two-legged and four, recent and longtime residents — flooded Calumet Park in La Jolla for the Bird Rock Community Council’s annual summer picnic Aug. 5.

Clowning around at La Jolla Library includes placing kids inside giant bubbles

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Sparkles the Clown visited La Jolla Library on July 20, 2014 where she delighted young patrons and their parents, as a guest of the Summer Reading program.

La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest gala heralds big news for chamber music fans

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La Jolla Music Society presented its 2014 SummerFest gala, “A Summer Celebration of Music,” Aug. 9 at the home of Frances and Tom Powell in Rancho Santa Fe. Co-chaired by Jean Shekhter and June Shillman, this year’s gala celebrated the music and culinary delights of Asia.

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.

La Jolla Recreation Center hosts island-inspired luau and summer dance

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The annual senior luau at the La Jolla Rec Center Aug. 8 gave those 55 years and older a chance to dance to some cool island tunes with friends, loved ones or solo! The A-Team band returned for classic favorites, inviting the more than 50 attendees out onto the floor.

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.”

Old Globe Theatre gala raises funds for artistic programs in San Diego

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The Old Globe Theatre hosted its annual gala, “Summer Splendor,” in Balboa Park, San Diego, on July 26, 2014 in support of the theater’s education and artistic programs. The event featured cocktails, dinner and dancing to the 13-piece band Midnight Special, and a performance by Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti, which was based on her hit New York cabaret (and new CD) “In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention.”

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.

La Jolla Playhouse patrons party at ‘Ether Dome’ premiere

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Another opening of another show! This time, La Jolla Playhouse celebrated the premiere of “Ether Dome,” July 19 at its Mandell Weiss Forum on the UC San Diego campus. Patrons and artists mingled, sharing insights on the story of anesthesia.

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.

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