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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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  • Last year for Del Mar Union School District transitional kindergarten August 1, 2014
    The Del Mar Union School District is entering the last school year where it will be required to offer transitional kindergarten class — so far. Legislation is pending that would make it mandatory for districts to offer the program to low-income students. DMUSD’s transitional kindergarten (TK) serves a quarter of its population and to date will bring an addit […]
  • Friends of Gonzales Canyon spruce up Carmel Valley site August 1, 2014
    On July 19, Friends of Gonzales Canyon volunteers helped paint a new kiosk in the Carmel Valley canyon. […]
  • Solana Beach water district receives national award in financial reporting for eighth year August 1, 2014
    The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) presented the Santa Fe Irrigation District the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). This is the eighth year successively that SFID has received this award. The Certificate of Ac […]