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Scientists, surfers join up to wipe out cancer at 20th annual Luau & Longboard Invitational in La Jolla

Legends of surfing stand shoulder-to-shoulder with event attendees to help wipe out cancer at the 20th annual Luau and Longboard Invitational on Aug. 18, 2013 at Scripps Pier in La Jolla.

It was a beautiful day for the 20th annual Luau and Longboard Invitational on Aug. 18, 2013 at Scripps Pier, which featured some of the biggest names in surfing teaming up with amateurs to raise research funds for the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. I’m not sure how much money was netted, but the mai tais were flowing, and the bidders were bidding! What a great group of people!

All Aboard! Let’s Review: Trolley trip through La Jolla is a fun way to pass an afternoon

The old Town Trolley’s Beach Tour cars are painted to look like Woody vans.

With the Old Town Trolley Beach Tours now operating in full swing, La Jolla Light decided to take a ride on the new transport for a first-hand look. The trolley, painted like a Woody van, departs from Old Town San Diego and then stops at the cross on Soledad Mountain, rambles through the Village of La Jolla, and heads on to Belmont Park in Pacific Beach.

Kudos to the Clean Up Crew

Front Row: Jessica Romero, Arinda Alvarez, Gabriela Romero, Adriana Palato, Eddie Palato, Esther Viti and Kit Kulak. Back Row: Selena Palato, Leticia Ventura, Elaine Wilson, Gabriela Romero, Benjamin Lightner, Victor Diaz, David Flores, Robert Crouse, Lourdes Mireles and Niko Palato. Courtesy

The public is invited to participate in the next Clean Up, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, when Pearl Street (between
Girard Avenue and La Jolla Boulevard) will be spruced.

La Jolla Children’s Pool Lifeguard Tower is gone … but not forgotten


Early last week, demolition began on the condemned lifeguard tower at Children’s Pool beach. The above photo shows the tower as it once stood, while the below photo shows it on Aug. 7, in the later stages of removal.

Hockey on Horseback: San Diego Polo Club to resume season with Hawaiian-themed tailgate party

Courtesy of Dominick Lemarie

The San Diego Polo Club, home to one of the oldest organized sports in San Diego and now based in Rancho Santa Fe, will resume its 2013 season on Aug. 18.
La Jolla resident Lorraine Slack, who has strong family ties to the Club, said she will be at the games because watching polo is “more fun than even the races at Del Mar.”

Camp Beyond the Scars brings burn survivors to La Jolla Shores

The girls group is ready for some surfing!

Donning neon green “B.I.” shirts, approximately 70 guests from the Burn Institute’s “Camp Beyond the Scars,” stormed the beach at La Jolla Shores for some surfing and playing on Aug. 1.

Seniors sought for UCSD citizen police patrol

In addition to the San Diego Police Department’s Northern Division, UC San Diego’s Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP) is seeking volunteers to serve La Jolla.

La Jolla Longboard invitational to mark 20th year ‘Surfing for a Cure’

The 20th Annual Luau & Longboard Invitational will be held near Scripps Pier Aug. 18, 2013 to benefit the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. Courtesy Photo

A surfer and one-time San Diegan, Kary Mullis, won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1993 for his invention of the polymerase chain reaction, considered one of the monumental scientific techniques of the 20th century.
That year, Mullis also became the founding honorary chair of the Luau and Longboard Invitational, a benefit for the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center that unites two passions in San Diego: surfing and science.

La Jolla Skater Jimmy Riha wins big at Whistler Longboard Festival

La Jollan Jimmy ‘Rad Train’ Riha takes first place at the Whistler Longboard Festival. Courtesy

La Jolla resident Jimmy “Rad Train” Riha recently took first place at the Whistler Longboard Festival in Canada.

Coastal Conservancy grants to fund trail on SIO campus

A rendering of where the new trail will go and how it connects to other scripps institution of Oceanography trails in la Jolla. Courtesy

The California Coastal Conservancy at its june 20 meeting in Sacramento awarded a $250,000 grant to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) for the construction of a new trail segment on the SIO campus. Scripps will also contribute $100,000 to the project.

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