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Wear your best hat to Junior League’s Derby Day gala at La Jolla Cove, May 3

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The 14th annual Junior League of San Diego Food & Wine Festival, “A Kentucky Derby Affair,” is set for 1-5 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at La Jolla Cove.

Rita Szczotka of La Jolla applies her business savvy to charitable causes

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Rita Szczotka graduated from Hoover High School in 1976. She was crowned Miss San Diego, Fairest of the Fair in 1977 and a runner up to the Miss California pageant that same year. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from National University and San Diego State. After 20-plus years in the financial industry working in management positions with top-tier brokerage firms, she started her own business. She operates and is a partner with The Global Partners Group, an international marketing and distribution team for Youth Enhancement Systems.

La Jolla’s Best Bets for events, April 24-29

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For one night only, live jazz returns to the Hotel La Jolla, 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, when Cusp Dining & Drinks welcomes Gilbert Castellanos (pictured) and his quartet 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. Tickets: $65, includes dinner. RSVP: (858) 551-3620. CuspRestaurant.com

La Jolla YMCA to host free community event: Healthy Kids Day, Saturday, April 26

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La Jolla YMCA will present a free community event from 10 a.m, to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, will feature games, fitness, healthy snack demonstrations, arts and crafts and more to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.

La Jolla gala raises funds, awareness for foster kids and ‘Just in Time for Foster Youth’ programs

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Just in Time for Foster Youth held its annual gala benefit, Walk the Talk, March 22, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. The evening featured a performance by country music star Jimmy Wayne. Philanthropists Stephen and Lynne Doyle were honored for their work with former foster youth.

La Jolla stays classy with its 10th annual Concours d’Elegance auto show at the Cove

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The 10th annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 11-13, 2014 was a huge hit with awestruck classic car fans as they inspected vehicles like Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bentley and Maserati — just to name a few — parked along Scripps Park and the La Jolla Cove for judging. Presented by the La Jolla Historical Society, the weekend included many festivities and drew hundreds of participants.

Sign up underway for La Jolla youth surf contest

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The 14th annual Menehune Surf Contest, hosted by the La Jolla Shores Surf Association, will start at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 26 at La Jolla Shores Beach.

La Jolla’s Friends of Coast Walk trail seek help with projects

Friends of Coast Walk founders Brenda Fake and Linda Fisler (foreground) point out planned improvements.

In keeping with the tradition of La Jolla residents rallying together to get things done, the Friends of Coast Walk are looking for new members to help preserve, restore and enhance the Coast Walk Trail.

VFW accepting entries for two youth scholarship competitions

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) is accepting entries for its 2014-2015 VFW Voice of Democracy and its Patriot’s Pen scholarship competitions.

La Jolla 10 Questions: Lynn Gorguze blends business career with community service

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Lynn E. Gorguze is president and CEO of Cameron Holdings Corp., which acquires and operates privately held middle-market manufacturing companies. She sits on the boards of the New Children’s Museum and the La Jolla Community Foundation.

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