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Tangerine trees, marmalade skies for Beatles-inspired Patrons of the Prado gala in Balboa Park, San Diego

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“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” was the theme of the Patrons of the Prado gala on July 12, 2014 in Balboa Park, San Diego. Beatles-inspired music came from Wayne Foster Entertainment. Sandy Redman and Jeanne Jones served as event chairs. 2014’s beneficiaries are the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego Museum of Art and The Old Globe Theatre.

Torrey Pines (La Jolla) Rotary Club celebrates golden anniversary

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Torrey Pines (La Jolla) Rotary Club marked its 50th anniversary with a dinner celebration June 28, 2014 at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe. Known as the Rotary with the wine club, members have traveled to France and Italy and maintain contacts with Rotarians there. The club often works locally with veterans, military, needy families and its own international projects.

La Jolla Hat Show and luncheon raises funds for breast cancer research

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The La Jolla Hat Show on June 29 featured a three-course lunch and fashion show with hats by Jill Courtemanche Millinery, Greenpacha and Ann Demeulemeester at Bijou French Bistro (formerly Amaya La Jolla) 1205 Prospect St., La Jolla. This year’s beneficiary was the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. Mary Soriano chaired the event.

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

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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.

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