Category archives for: La Jolla Life

Charity Ball gala-goers from La Jolla, San Diego area have heart for Rady Children’s Hospital’s cardio ICU

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The 105th anniversary of the Charity Ball took place Feb. 8, 2014 at Hotel Del Coronado to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. The “From the Heart” gala featured dinner and dancing to raise funds for the hospital’s cardiovascular intensive care unit. To staff and equip the CVICU for its first year, Rady Children’s must make an investment of $2.5 million; additional funds are needed to sustain annual costs.

Sylvia and David Geffen honored at Sapphire Jubilee gala in La Jolla to support Seacrest Village Retirement Communities

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The Women’s Auxiliary of Seacrest Village Retirement Communities held its 36th annual Sapphire Jubilee gala at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla, honoring philanthropists Sylvia and David Geffen. The event was attended by 350 guests, and with the help of its auction, raised more than $350,000 for charitable care for residents who, due to illness or injury, have exhausted their financial resources. Seacrest Village Retirement Communities in Encinitas and Rancho Bernardo have been serving the community in the Jewish tradition since 1944.

San Diego Jewish Film Festival fetes sponsors at special screening in La Jolla

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Hundreds of San Diego Jewish Film Festival underwriters gathered at the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture’s Garfield Theater in La Jolla on Feb. 5, 2014 for a special screening of “Neil Diamond: A Solitary Man,” a BBC documentary. The event was part of the 24th annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival.

Widows and Widowers support group now meeting monthly in La Jolla

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Judith Fox, award-winning fine art photographer and author will discuss her inspirational new book “One Foot Forward: Stories and Faces of Widows and Widowers,” 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at White Sands’ Jack Patton Community Room, 7450 Olivetas Ave.

La Jolla Girl Scout Troop’s rummage sale on Feb. 8 will benefit Room to Read

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Cadette Girl Scout Troop 3329 will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 8 at the La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. to raise funds for Room to Read. The nonprofit organization helps girls in developing countries receive an education, and promotes literacy by building libraries and publishing children’s books in their native languages.

Chamber music fans take pleasure in Sunday Musicale at La Jolla’s Darlington House

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San Diego Symphony members Mary Barranger on piano and Eddie Stein on violin, were the featured performers at a Sunday Musicale on Jan. 26 presented at the Darlington House in La Jolla to benefit the Social Service League’s housing program for seniors.

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Feb. 6-13

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Best Bets this week includes: A white elephant sale weekend, children’s art workshop, smooth jazz, poetry readings, chamber music, concerto competitions and more.

Moonglow Design Art Gallery unveils sculptor Lorenzo Foncerrada’s latest (and wildest) work in La Jolla

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Moonglow Design Art Gallery unveiled sculptor Lorenzo Foncerrada’s latest (and wildest) effort “Big Loie,” which debuted Jan. 25 during a reception at the gallery, 5763 La Jolla Blvd. in Bird Rock. The larger-than-life statue is a fitting tribute to American dancer Loie Fuller, who took 1890s Paris by storm. A modern dance pioneer, Fuller often used grand silks and light effects in performances to dramatize her movements. The artist is asking $10,000 for the work; motorists and pedestrians can enjoy it for free until it’s sold.

Las Patronas distributes $400,000 at beneficiaries’ lunch in La Jolla

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The La Jolla-based philanthropy organization Las Patronas held a luncheon at the La Jolla Beach & Tennic Club on Jan. 22 to present the $400,000 it raised (mostly through the annual Jewel Ball) to pre-selected beneficiaries.

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong to discuss curing cancer in the era of genomics and proteomics in La Jolla

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The UC San Diego Helen Edison Lecture Series and the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology will present Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.D. on the topic, “Are We On the Path to Curing Cancer in the Era of Genomics and Proteomics?” 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 at The Scripps Research Institute Auditorium, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, La Jolla. The event is free. Seating is limited. Registration is encouraged at https://emperorfebruary2014.eventbrite.com

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