The 84th annual Scripps Candlelight Ball took place Dec. 7, 2013 at The Grand Del Mar in Carmel Valley (San Diego). The black-tie affair was held to raise funds for Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla’s Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, which is set to open in 2015. The gala featured dining, dancing and the chance for medical professionals and benefactors to kick back and mingle in the magic of the elegant setting.
St. Germaine Children’s Charity held its 30th annual Silver Tea benefit at the home of Claire Reiss in La Jolla Farms, Dec. 10, 2013. The nonprofit helps fund social-service agencies responsible for the care, shelter and treatment of abused and at-risk children from birth to age 18.
When the new Judi Dench movie, Philomena, came to my local multiplex, I was eager to see this already-acclaimed film. But what I really wanted to do was pose under the marquee while my husband took pictures. Alas, the AMC 12 doesn’t have one.
Jan 3, 2014 | Posted in La Jolla Life
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While living in Sydney, her husband, journalist Tom Sanger, encouraged her to write about her experiences and so began a 30-year freelance travel-writing career.
Jan 2, 2014 | Posted in La Jolla Life
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San Diego — The city of San Diego’s 40th annual Christmas tree recycling program begins Thursday, Dec. 26. The trees are turned into compost and mulch, which can be picked up by city residents at the Miramar Landfill’s greenery throughout the year.
Dec 26, 2013 | Posted in La Jolla Life
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As a breast cancer survivor who was also diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, part-time La Jolla resident Ann Romney, wife of presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, has become a health advocate. In support of breast cancer and vision research, she gave the keynote address at a fundraiser holiday high tea, “Visions of Success: From Research to Reality,” hosted by The Vision of Children Foundation, held at The Grand Del Mar.
Mike Glancy’s creativity is displayed in many ways. Every year, except one in the past 20, he’s designed and entered a float in the La Jolla Christmas Parade, winning first place three times. His entry for this year’s Surf and Sand theme was “Surfin’ and Fixin’ La Jolla’s Bowls.”
The Bishop’s School hosted a Christmas Tree Lighting Party on its quad for the La Jolla community. Families gathered to hear carols by The Bishop’s Singers, Christmas messages from Chaplain Brian Fidler and Head of School Aimeeclaire Roche, and enjoy holiday treats. There was also a collection of gift cards donated to teens from the St. Vincent de Paul Society, a moment of silence to mark the passing of South African President Nelson Mandela, and a surprise visit from Santa Claus.
The La Jolla Music Society hosted a Flamenco Luncheon at La Valencia Hotel to promote its upcoming Dance Series at Spreckels Theatre in downtown San Diego. The Society will present three world-class dance troupes in 2014: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (Feb. 15); Gala Flamenca (March 13); and Alonzo King Lines Ballet (May 17).
Winners of Leonard Simpson’s “10 Best Dressed Awards” for 2013 were feted at the “Royals and Romanticism of Style” gala, a benefit for Miracle Babies, the San Diego non-profit that provides support to families with critically ill newborns. The 6th annual event, founded by Leonard Simpson and Sally B. Thornton, celebrates philanthropist who dress every day with “gloves of compassion” and a “coat of courage.” The 2013 gala included a runway show, awards ceremony, dinner, dancing and was held Nov. 21 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines.