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Junior Lifeguards spend a day in La Jolla

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San Diego Junior Lifeguards, in the midst of their month-long training, came to La Jolla at the end of June for some exercises in water safety.

La Jolla’s Mount Soledad Memorial Association seeks docents, volunteers

Mt. Soledad volunteers Docent Bill Sturgeon with Frequent Visitor Chloe

A highlight of Sturgeon’s bi-weekly shifts is connecting with his canine visitors.

La Jolla Shores gathering celebrates surfing dog, book deal

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About 100 people met at La Jolla Shores June 8 to celebrate the publication of “Ricochet: Riding a Wave of Hope with the Dog Who Inspires Millions,” the story of a surfing dog and those whose lives she has touched.

Rocks, Rips and Reefs: Divers offer free instruction program in La Jolla

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The San Diego Council of Divers kicks off its 2014 season on Rocks, Rips and Reefs, an in-water education and site-orientation program for divers and snorkelers, 8 a.m. June 14 at Boomer Beach. The program is held on Saturdays.

Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla offers peek into botanical gems

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For many adults, the favorite on the La Jolla Historical Society’s 16th Annual Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla on May 17, 2014 was the grand estate garden on Ludington Place. The repeat tour of this lovely home showcased refurbished landscaping by local La Jolla landscape architect Todd Fry. For kids, the home on La Jolla Scenic Drive South was a show stopper. From the traditional Japanese garden entrance to the baseball diamond, tennis court, tree house and chicken coop, this 3.5-acre property featured something for everyone.

La Jolla Rough Water Swim postponed

Due to the ongoing construction of La Jolla Cove lifeguard tower, the 84th La Jolla Rough Water Swim (LJRWS) scheduled for September will be postpones to 2015.

Aquatic Center to host free kids’ life jacket giveaway on Saturday in Mission Beach, San Diego

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Mission Bay Aquatic Center (MBAC), in partnership with the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways, will host a free life jacket giveaway for kids in recognition of National Safe Boating Day.

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.

Avenida de la Playa: Residents upset over construction setbacks in La Jolla Shores

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Avenida de la Playa, the main street through the business district of La Jolla Shores, is undergoing what some are calling “a perfect storm of construction.” The ongoing Avenida de la Playa Infrastructure Project has suffered yet another setback, leaving some residents to question whether the work will be completed by Memorial Day (May 26), the start of the summer construction moratorium.

Sign up underway for La Jolla youth surf contest

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The 14th annual Menehune Surf Contest, hosted by the La Jolla Shores Surf Association, will start at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 26 at La Jolla Shores Beach.

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  • Beth Am Preschool opens infant care center in Carmel Valley July 12, 2014
    Beth Am Preschool announces the opening of The Nursery, an infant and toddler care center for children ages 6 weeks to 2 years. With 20 years of experience caring for and educating preschool children, Beth Am Preschool is pleased to introduce the much-needed services of infant and toddler care for the Carmel Valley/Del Mar and surrounding communities. This c […]
  • Solana Beach resident appointed to county’s Mental Health Board July 12, 2014
    The Board of Supervisors on July 8 confirmed Supervisor Dave Roberts’ appointment of Dr. Shannon Lerach to the county’s Mental Health Board. The vote was unanimous. Lerach lives in Solana Beach and is a licensed clinical psychologist with an office in that city. “Mental health services are among the most important services we provide at the county,” Supervis […]
  • From yoga to music, Del Mar singer-songwriter is finding success July 12, 2014
    La Costa Canyon graduate Luke Williams, 21, was attending the University of Oregon studying nutrition, but things just weren’t clicking. “After a while, I stopped going to class,” he says, looking back. “I lost interest because I knew that all I wanted to do was make music. That didn’t make my dad happy, but it’s ultimately paying off.” […]