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Fashion Forward: Up-and-coming La Jolla designers launch product lines

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Whether lounging at a local beach or jet-setting to Saint-Tropez, these La Jolla designers have you covered.

La Jolla Recreation Center hosts island-inspired luau and summer dance

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The annual senior luau at the La Jolla Rec Center Aug. 8 gave those 55 years and older a chance to dance to some cool island tunes with friends, loved ones or solo! The A-Team band returned for classic favorites, inviting the more than 50 attendees out onto the floor.

Weather cancels Las Patronas’ Jewel Ball, but can’t dampen crew’s spirits

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Although Las Patronas had to cancel its 68th annual Jewel Ball, “Moonlit Mambo,” at 5 p.m. on the day of its scheduled event, Aug. 2 — due to persistent rains that caused danger from wet electrical wiring, slippery floor surfaces and the threat of lightning — the food was sent back to the Hyatt (frozen), and later distributed to La Jolla charity and 2013 beneficiary “So Others May Eat.”

Old Globe Theatre gala raises funds for artistic programs in San Diego

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The Old Globe Theatre hosted its annual gala, “Summer Splendor,” in Balboa Park, San Diego, on July 26, 2014 in support of the theater’s education and artistic programs. The event featured cocktails, dinner and dancing to the 13-piece band Midnight Special, and a performance by Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti, which was based on her hit New York cabaret (and new CD) “In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention.”

Sound Relief: La Jollan’s idea for documenting sign language marks 40 years

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It is a common misconception, says La Jollan Valerie Sutton, that American Sign Language (ASL) is a gesture-based literal translation of the English language. “American Sign Language is nothing like English and it is not ‘English on your hands,’ ” she informs.

La Jolla Playhouse patrons party at ‘Ether Dome’ premiere

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Another opening of another show! This time, La Jolla Playhouse celebrated the premiere of “Ether Dome,” July 19 at its Mandell Weiss Forum on the UC San Diego campus. Patrons and artists mingled, sharing insights on the story of anesthesia.

Photos: Doggone good fun at Precious Pooch contest in La Jolla

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Dogs in all shapes, sizes and ages paraded into the La Jolla Community Center Aug. 1 where they competed in categories for kudos and prizes at the inaugural Precious Pooch contest. Some 100 pet owners attended the event, which included vendors for dog toys, services and accessories.

Tina Beranbaum joins foundation that works to help women of all ages

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Soon after her arrival from Ottawa in 2007, Tina Beranbaum connected with a group of like-minded women interested in contributing to the lives of others. She became involved with the San Diego Jewish Women’s Foundation, which focuses on identifying challenges for women and girls, and supports the implementation of innovative solutions. During her tenure as chair, she helped orchestrate the funding of programs focused on building self-confidence and leadership capabilities for 300 teen girls.

Tickets on sale for Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational benefitting La Jolla’s Moores Cancer Center

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Now in its 21st year, the Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational (formerly known as the Luau and Longboard Invitational) will kick off 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 on the beach near Scripps Pier.

Centennial Crossroads: La Jolla Woman’s Club marks 100 years by looking ahead to 100 more

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As the La Jolla Woman’s Club prepares for its centennial in the historic Irving Gill building at 7791 Draper Ave. in October, club members are planning the next 100 years, and the many ways they can honor its mission and core values, while addressing contemporary needs.

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