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La Jollan hopes to replace Scripps Park restroom, needs help

Jafar Farnham with a plaque from Phyllis Minick (right) thanking him for his $35,000 contribution to the Children’s Pool Walk beautification project. Ashley Mackin

Judy Adams Halter, inspired by the efforts of La Jolla Shores resident Mary Coakley- Munk and her improvements to the Kellogg Park north comfort station, announced that she wants to replace the dilapidated restroom at Scripps Park in like manner.

Volunteers sought to survey La Jolla Marine Protected Areas

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San Diego CoastKeeper and Wildcoast are teaming up to host a Marine Protected Area (MPA) Watch volunteer program on Feb. 8 in La Jolla.

Meetings over La Jolla Shores Map are cited as ‘productive’

The Map at Kellogg Park has been fenced off due to safety concerns, and Friends of La Jolla Shores and T.B. Penick have been meeting to come to a resolution. Ashley Mackin

In an effort to come to a resolution regarding The Map project, representatives from Friends of La Jolla Shores and contractors T.B. Penick have met several times in the last six months, and the overall tone is positive.

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.

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    On Aug. 18, the Carmel Valley Spurs defeated the Solana Beach Stray Cats, 67-41, in the 5th/6th grade championship game in the Master Sports Carmel Valley OPEN Basketball League. Over a 10-game season, the offense scored 659 points while giving up only 364 on defense. The average game score was 66-36. They had the best rebounders, best shooters, and best def […]
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    Hearts and visions collided at the Aug. 28 Carmel Valley Community Planning Board meeting, where an overflow crowd turned out to debate the future of the last major slice of the community left to be developed. All 400 seats in Canyon Crest Academy’s theater were filled, and people spilled out into the aisles and crammed into standing-room only spots in the b […]
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    Print Goes to the Movies, a book/movie discussion group held at the Del Mar Branch Library at 2 p.m. every second Friday, has announced its upcoming dates and movies. […]