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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!

PHOTOS: Foreigner concert helps ‘Rock the Cure’ for pediatric diabetes research in La Jolla


Steve and Lisa Altman hosted the legendary rock band, Foreigner, at the annual “Rock the Cure” benefit for Pediatric Diabetes Research Center at UC San Diego on Aug. 10, 2014. The Altmans’ La Jolla home served as the concert venue, and the event also included “a taste of San Diego” with numerous restaurants offering samples of their cuisine. Lisa Altman, Stacey Valencia and Dana Kiffman co-chaired the party under the stars.

PHOTOS: Dr. William Brody’s piano solo and ‘Glee’ star Matthew Morrison delight Symphony at Salk patrons in La Jolla


A record 700 guests attended the 19th annual Symphony at Salk concert under the stars Aug. 23, 2014 where after cocktails and dinner, they were treated to a stirring performance of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” by Salk Institute for Biological Studies President William R. Brody, M.D., Ph.D., at the piano.

La Jolla student reports on mission to Belize bringing hope, help, happiness to orphans

Learning to make tortillas. Courtesy photos

A La Jolla student accounts a weeklong mission trip to Belize (Central America) earlier this summer. It was sponsored by La Jolla Presbyterian Church with the goal to paint cheerful murals on an orphanage for abused children and build a home for the impoverished 10-member Garcia family.

David Semelsberger spearheads support for La Jolla Friendly Visitors project


David Semelsberger is a lawyer in San Diego. He graduated cum laude from the University of San Diego Law School in 1981. He was born and raised in Pennsylvania by his parents, Tom and Bertie Semelsberger. He moved to San Diego 36 years ago, where he met his future wife, Jane. They have been married for 25 years and have two sons in college, David and Bobby.

Program connects fatherless, disadvantaged boys with waves and options


Boys to Men held its most recent twilight surf excursion and barbeque in La Jolla Shores Aug. 12.

La Jollans William and Marion Demos celebrate golden wedding anniversary

Marion and William Demos on their wedding day in 1964.

La Jolla residents William and Marion Demos will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Aug. 23, 2014 and commemorated their golden anniversary with family and friends, Greek food and dancing, at a backyard event in their La Jolla home.

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


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


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


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.

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