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Dog walking service to benefit cancer patients begins in La Jolla

Michael Levinsky gives some love and attention to Jake, who he walks three times a week for Paws for a Cause, a new dog-walking service that hires cancer patients. Ashley Mackin

After more than four years of treatment at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), Michael Levinsky of Pacific Beach said he gained deep insight into what life is like for cancer patients. For many people, immune systems are compromised and finances falter.

UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center gala benefits new Hospital for Cancer Care at Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla

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The 33rd annual UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Gala, “Spark!” took place April 26 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine to raise funds for the Hospital for Cancer Care at Jacobs Medical Center, opening in 2016. The evening featured a cocktail reception, dinner and performance by R&B singer Heather Headley, followed by dancing.

Friends meet in support of foster kids at Voices for Children gathering in La Jolla

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Voices for Children’s President’s Circle donors came together for a cocktail party at the La Jolla home of VFC board member Jill Skrezyna and her husband Alex Sun. The guest speakers were Juvenile Court Judge Carol Isackson and her daughter, Amy, who for the past two years has served as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer.

Village Garden Club of La Jolla struts its stuff at ‘Expressions in Art and Flowers’ show

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The Village Garden Club of La Jolla presented its 12th annual “Expressions in Art and Flowers” event and featured 38 botanical arrangements by club members who drew their inspiration from 38 works of art created by artists in the club.

The Bishop’s School gala sports nautical theme in La Jolla to benefit students, teachers

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Silent, live and wine auctions took center stage April 12 at Anchor’s Aweigh!, the annual fundraiser for The Bishop’s School’s student financial aid and faculty professional growth programs. Guests arrived on campus to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, dinner and an after-party with dancing by Jay Sterling Music. The benefit was co-chaired by Dawn Calvetti, Alice Hayes and Margot Kerr.

Willis Allen Real Estate marks 100th year with gala aboard USS Midway aircraft carrier in San Diego

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Willis Allen Real Estate recently reached the milestone of 100 years of continuous business in San Diego County. To celebrate the momentous occasion, the company hosted a party on the flight deck of the USS Midway aircraft carrier on April 18. The soiree was in appreciation of its 240 agents and staff, “without who the company would just be a building and the company’s ideals would just be words,” Willis Allen stated in a press release.

San Diego Art Prize winners feted at Athenaeum reception in La Jolla

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Crowds of artists and art-lovers gathered at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library on April 4, 2014 for the opening of a show of works by the winners of the 2013 San Diego Art Prize: established artists James Hubbell and Debby and Larry Kline, as well as emerging artists Brennan Hubbell and James Enos.

This just in: Keller Williams Realty to hold Bone Marrow Registry event Thursday in La Jolla

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Keller Williams is joining forces with Be The Match (bone marrow registry) to host an onsite swab center to build awareness for the need, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8 at 7817 Ivanhoe Ave., Suite 101. For more information, call Kelly Garver at (858) 457-9400.

“Mambo!” Las Patronas preview décor for 2014 Jewel Ball in La Jolla

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Las Patronas, a La Jolla-based grant-giving philanthropy group, gave its members a sneak peek at the décor for this year’s Jewel Ball fundraiser, at a preview event April 30 at the La Jolla Community Center.

They’re Engaged! Murray-Burkett

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Alison Murray and Erik Burkett recently announced their engagement and wedding plans for next spring on the East Coast.

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  • Motorcyclist killed in accident near Del Mar Fairgrounds July 21, 2014
    The motorcyclist killed in a two-vehicle crash near the Del Mar Fairgrounds over the weekend was identified July 21 as a 22-year-old Escondido man. Alexander Mackenzie Williams was headed west on Via de la Valle near Jimmy Durante Boulevard at a high rate of speed shortly before 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20, when he lost control and swerved into oncoming traffi […]
  • Bestselling author Jojo Moyes discusses her novels with fans at Del Mar Country Club luncheon July 21, 2014
    “On my last book tour, I had a day off in Portland and it was very nice,” said bestselling novelist Jojo Moyes at a luncheon recently held at the Del Mar Country Club. Then she paused, looked around and added, “But I can tell you a day off in La Jolla is better.” The British author definitely knows how to please an audience – as evidenced not just by the war […]
  • Solana Beach employee featured at City Hall Gallery July 21, 2014
    From Monday through Friday, David Kloz works as a management analyst for the city of Solana Beach. When he’s not at work, Kloz is often outside with a camera. A collection of his photos is currently on exhibit at his workplace, the Solana Beach City Hall. It’s the amateur photographer’s first ever show. “I’m curious to see what the response is going to be,” […]