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Ted Rodosovich keeps La Jolla’s thinkers on their tippy toes

Ted Rodosovich

Ted Rodosovich was born to steel mill workers in northeast Ohio. Via athletics (football, boxing – he was Heavyweight Champ U.S.M.A. 1960-61), he was able to attend West Point and later graduate from The University of Cincinnati. His business and teaching career mixed. He played some pro football (1965-66 NFL Baltimore Colts and CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers) until a permanent leg injury.

La Jolla Presbyterian Church Pastor Paul Cunningham gives thanks for his life in “amazing” La Jolla


Paul Cunningham is the senior pastor of La Jolla Presbyterian Church. Before moving to La Jolla, he pastored churches in Lubbock and Wichita Falls,

Texas. Cunningham grew up in Fresno and graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in finance. He earned his master’s degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a doctor of ministry from Reformed Theological Seminary.

Amid his bookshelves, Dennis Wills continues to ponder life’s mysteries in La Jolla

Dennis Wills

Beloved La Jolla bookseller Dennis Wills, filed this short bio when asked about his life journey: U.S. Air Force Intelligence, 1967-71; Intensive Russian, Syracuse University, 1968; Philosophy major, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1971-73; Classical Greek, UCLA, 1972-73; Rhodes Scholarship candidate from Cal. State Dominguez Hills, l973; Tutorials in Philosophy and Theology, Oxford University, 1973-74; Institute of East European Studies, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, l974-75; Russian Institute, School of International Change, Columbia University, 1975-77; staff, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Research Institute on International Affairs, Columbia University, 1976-77; Washington, D.C., 1977-79; La Jolla, 1979-present.

Reena Horowitz chairs spring gala April 6 in La Jolla in support of foster youth on their own

Reena Horowitz. Photo by Michael C. Campbell 2013

In honor of her dedication to the Just in Time for Foster Youth organization, the La Jolla Light posed its 10 Questions to philanthropist Reena Horowitz. Reena and Sam Horowitz and Wendy Walker and Randall Woods are chairing the organization’s black-tie event on April 6 in La Jolla.

Casey Brown holds a lasting love for La Jolla, football and real estate

Casey Brown

Casey Brown is a native La Jollan, the youngest of three children born to Michael and Clara Jo Brown. He attended Bird Rock Elementary, Muirlands Middle School and La Jolla High School and spent his summers at the beach. His favorite childhood pastimes were surfing and playing football. The latter passion earned him an athletic scholarship to San Diego State University, where he had a distinguished career as a running back for the SDSU Aztecs.

Dr. Kristiina Vuori of La Jolla takes a lead in the cancer research field

Kristiina Vuori

Kristiina Vuori, M.D., Ph.D. is a professor, Pauline & Stanley Foster Presidential Chair, and president and interim CEO of Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. For the past 10 years, she has also served as director of Sanford-Burnham’s National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, a post she will hand over on May 1.

With an eye on finances, La Jollan Trulette Clayes helps two entities run smoothly

Trulette Clayes

Trulette Clayes is the controller at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and co-trustee of the Joseph Clayes III Charitable Trust. She is the niece of the late Joseph Clayes, a successful financial and real estate investor, and avocado rancher. She and her uncle’s friend, Brendan Holmes, administer the charitable trust in her uncle’s name.

Belief in community service leads John Weinstein to help out kids in need

John Weinstein

John Weinstein was born in Westchester County, New York. His father was an orthopedic surgeon. His parents took him and his two older sisters on vacations every year where he said he developed an appreciation for diversity and travel. He said they taught him to be responsible and reliable.

Junior League President Jennifer Harris Edstrom of La Jolla keeps a caring heart for kids

Jennifer Harris Edstrom

Jennifer Harris Edstrom is principal of Edstrom Educational Consulting and president of the Junior League of San Diego (JLSD). Although born in Philadelphia, she has spent most of her life in La Jolla and said she is deeply committed to helping America’s Finest City be even finer.

Science and music balance the busy world of CEO Harry Hixson

Harry Hixson

Harry F. Hixson Jr., Ph.D., is Chairman of the Board of Sequenom Inc. He has served as the company’s CEO since October 2009. He recently served on the board of directors of BrainCells, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on central nervous system drug development, where he was CEO from July 2004 until September 2005.

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