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La Jolla resident says some street sweeping signs confuse the issue

La Jolla resident Edward Nigolian posts these signs on his street hoping neighbors will move their cars to ensure thorough street sweeping. Ashley Mackin

If you are among the La Jolla residents who want street sweeping along your avenue, take a lesson from Edward Nigolian, who shares the following story.

La Jolla Shores infrastructure projects underway

The end of Avenida de la Playa west of camino del Oro (next to la Jolla shores hotel) will be closed for at least two months. Ashley MAckin

The Sewer and Water Group 809 Project and Infrastructure Replacement Project began along Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla Shores Dec. 9, so engineers and contractors overseeing the projects provided a question-and-answer session at the Dec. 11 La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA) meeting.

Contractor sought for La Jolla’s Children’s Pool Walk project

The current walking area overlooking children’s Pool.

The Children’s Pool Walk project overcame a huge finance hurdle last week thanks to a $200,000 donation to fund the project by La Jollan Tom Morgan. Organizers now have just over $250,000 with which to widen the walkway to a minimum of eight feet, add an overlook at the gazebo, build new seating, and replace old planters with new ones to cover crumbling walls, using historically accurate plants and fences.

La Jolla beach closure? Next harbor seal pupping season starts Sunday, Dec. 15

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As the first day of harbor seal pupping season approaches (Dec. 15), so does a decision by the San Diego City Planning Commission regarding the seasonal closure of Children’s Pool (aka Casa Beach) during the pupping season.

Breath Savers: Relative of Bottom Scratchers founder recounts legendary La Jolla dive club

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“These guys were exploring our shorelines before anyone (else) went below the waves.” –Ryan Sweeney, San Diego Freedivers

Johnny Poppy Seed: La Jolla architect shares his poppy seeds with the community

Mark Bucon and his dog, Donner, with bags of poppy seeds to give away in hand. Ashley Mackin photos

When spring 2014 comes around and California Golden Poppies start popping up along La Jolla Boulevard, they may be the work of local design architect Mark Bucon — or those who collect seeds from him. After planting several poppy stems in his yard and in front of his office, he began collecting the seeds. He now invites the community to pick some up and start their own poppy gardens.

Strides in the fight Tagainst breast cancer in La Jolla

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The Three-Day 60-mile Susan G. Komen walk made its way through coastal La Jolla on Friday, Nov. 8 with many recipients out to cheer on participants.

Bicycle Built for Two: La Jolla couple go tandem across the country for class reunion

Hank and Carolyn Peterson start their 9-month, cross-country journey at La Jolla shores Jan. 11 and ended up in Boston Sept. 14 for Hank’s 50th high school reunion. Courtesy

When it came time for Hank Peterson’s 50th high school reunion outside Boston this year, he and his wife Carolyn wanted to make a “real” road trip of it and see the United States. So the La Jolla couple did just that — pedaling across the country on a tandem bike.

It takes a Village: Merchants call on Town Council to join Cove stench fight

La Jolla Town Council trustee Joseph Pitrofsky asked, ‘Why don’t we invite the San Diego City Council to have a meeting at the Cove? They might think this is a minor, gee-I-might-smell-something thing (until they get here).’ Susan DeMaggio

La Jolla Village Merchants Association Director Sheila Fortune took center stage at the La Jolla Town Council meeting Nov. 14, to update members about the infamous stench situation at the Cove. She surprised some with the charge that, at this point, La Jollans must take matters into their own hands.

She Did It! La Jolla cancer survivor swims across the English Channel

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Of the approximately 1,500 people who try to swim the English Channel every year, only about 300 make it. This year, the fortunate one in five include local long-distance swimmer Allison (Alli) DeFrancesco.

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