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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.

Kellogg Park donor wall in La Jolla Shores is Eagle Scout’s project

Eagle Scout Kristoff Pawinski in front of the donor wall he designed for Kellogg Park.

Eagle Scout Kristoff Pawinski completed the first installation phase of the long-awaited La Jolla Shores donor wall at Kellogg Park in La Jolla Shores on Nov. 3.

La Jollan rescues young diver near the Marine Room

La Jolla resident Beverly Bica and her service dog, Branson. Ashley Mackin

An early morning dog walk turned out to be a heroic venture for one La Jolla woman, who assisted a young diver in distress, saving her life.

La Jolla Church to present its first community festival, Nov. 9

Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church will present its inaugural community-wide festival, “So Fine on Kline,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, on Kline Street between Girard and Ivanhoe Avenues.

La Jolla Cultural Zone goes on view Nov. 3

The La Jolla Woman's Club was built in 1913. Courtesy.

The third annual “Open Doors” tour of the historic La Jolla Cultural Zone will be held 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3.

La Jolla Shores Association gears up for new comfort stations

The North Comfort Station will be demolished in November and rebuilt shortly after. Ashley Mackin

La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA) board member Mary Coakley-Munk addressed three points related to the comfort stations at Kellogg Park in her report during the group’s Oct. 9 meeting.

Shark Bait Classic back with new name, same fun

A competitor competes in a previous La Jolla Swim-Run Classic. Courtesy

The La Jolla Swim-Run Classic, a one-mile swim from La Jolla Cove to La Jolla Shores followed by a six-mile run back, is back for the seventh year, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 12. Registration will be open the day of the event.

Informative signs planned for Marine Protected Areas

Wildcoast is working to improve the signage explaining Marine Protected Areas, like this one at the La Jolla Cove.

The La Jolla Parks and Beaches committee (LJP&B) heard a flurry of reports during its Sept. 23 meeting: To make it easier for the public and those who fish to comply with the rules of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), Wildcoast representative Zach Plopper said the organization is implementing a sign template that identifies a MPA and the rules therein.

Downhill biking now prohibited at Torrey Pines State Reserve in La Jolla

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Biking downhill on the paths of the Torrey Pines State Reserve, above Torrey Pines State Beach, has been prohibited as of Oct. 1, with officials citing safety concerns.

Dog Day Afternoon: Parks and Beaches hears three reports on canine capers

During a romp at Calumet Park, this dog plays fetch, off leash, with its owner. Ashley Mackin

The La Jolla Parks and Beaches committee heard a three-pronged presentation about dog issues in La Jolla at its Sept. 23 meeting.

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