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La Jolla YMCA gets new name after $5 million donation

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The La Jolla YMCA will get a new look and a new name next year thanks to a $5 million donation from the McKinney family of La Jolla.

Little People of America try surfin’ La Jolla Shores

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When San Diego native Ryan Gambrell learned the 2014 little People of America (LPA) conference would be held in San Diego, he immediately planned a day of surfing for its dwarf attendees. A surfer since childhood, four-foot-two Gambrell organized lessons for 50 other dwarves on July 7 in La Jolla Shores.

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.

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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,” […]