Category archives for: Outdoors

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.

Fashionable La Jollans travel Village on a ‘passport’

Kailey Fisk shows off a fully stamped passport.

Roppongi restaurant hosted a pre-Fashion Week San Diego event, acting as Passport to Fashion headquarters Sept. 14. Participants received a “passport” with five La Jolla retailers listed on it, and each business was waiting with a stamp.

La Jolla Shores hosts Summer Sports Clinic for injured veterans

Penny ‘The Penguin’ Parker, a Navy hospital worker said, ‘There are no words for what I experienced here.’

White tents popped up at La Jolla Shores last week as part of the Summer Sports Clinic presented by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).

Second round of La Jolla Cove cleanup begins Tuesday, Sept. 24

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The second phase of cleanup at the Cove started Tuesday, Sept. 24 and will continue through Friday, Sept. 27.

Councilmember Sherri Lightner visits La Jolla Shores board meeting

Sherri Lightner (standing) with Tom Dugdale, Ray and Deborah Higgins, and Bob Barto. Ashley Mackin

District 1 City Councilmember Sherri Lightner attended the La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA) meeting Sept. 11 to update the board on local issues.

Volunteers sought for La Jolla Shores cleanup Saturday

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I Love A Clean San Diego’s 29th annual Coastal Cleanup Day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 21 across San Diego, with La Jolla Shores as a site in need of volunteers

A Ray of Hope for Mantas: Marine biologist makes case for protecting ‘devilfish’

The giant manta ray can reach a width of 23 feet; the reef manta up to 18 feet. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

During a research excursion to the Dominican Republic, Stewart first glimpsed a giant manta ray — a disc-shaped fish more than 20 feet wide — gliding toward him like a slow-motion, underwater bat. This and subsequent encounters with the majestic creatures set the course for Stewart’s graduate studies.

Dog Days (really do occur in summer!)

Lucy won a goodie basket thanks to her owner Jennifer Kline.

The Hotel La Jolla went to the dogs on Aug. 26, opening its patio area to canines and their owners for socializing and relaxing.

Test the Waters: Two fundraising swims planned for September

La Jolla Rotarians prepare for the 2012 sunrise swim. Courtesy

Two community swims are on the horizon at La Jolla Cove, both organized by local charitable organizations. The first is the 24th annual Bob Litchfield Swim, sponsored by the La Jolla Sunrise Rotary, on Sept. 5. The second is the 83rd La Jolla Kiwanis Rough Water Swim on Sept. 8.

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