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Tsunami safety focus of forum in La Jolla Shores

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Several San Diego safety and public service organizations gathered March 26 at Kellogg Park in La Jolla Shores to recognize Tsunami Awareness Week, March 23-29, and announce the distribution of new maps that outline the risk of tsunami, as well as suggestions on what to do in the event of one.

Pastor Adam Stadtmiller to lead the community at La Jolla Christian Fellowship

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Adam Stadtmiller has been in pastoral ministry for more than 20 years. A San Diego native, he has ministered in various denominations (The Vineyard, Calvary Chapel, Wesleyan Methodist) and para-church ministries (Christian Surfers, YoungLife) locally and abroad (Australia). He came to La Jolla Christian Fellowship from North Coast Calvary Chapel (NCCC) in Carlsbad where he served as associate pastor for nine years. He earned degrees from Point Loma Nazarene University (B.A. Religion 1993) and Azusa Pacific Graduate School of Theology (Masters Divinity 2001).

Bowtie Kind of Guy: La Jolla entrepreneur rides retro style revival

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At the dawn of the bow tie’s resurgence as a sporty fashion accessory, ZB found the selection slim, and decided to design a few of his own.

A Trip to India: La Jollans visit agencies that aid women, children

Women from La Jolla, and across San Diego, visit the Vulnerable Children's shelter home and the children who live there.

Several women from La Jolla embarked on a trip to India last November to see how the programs implemented by San Diego-based Project Concern International (PCI) are working out. As financial contributors, they checked out the Vulnerable Children program and they saw how the Women Empowerment Program (WEP) is changing the financial situation for women in rural India.

La Jolla’s Rev. Charles Norris extends his heart to live life to the fullest

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Rev. Charles (Chuck) Norris earned a MBA from Arizona State University, along with a B.S. in Business, Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University and a Global Leadership Certificate from American International School of Management at Thunderbird. Theologically, he trained at Moody Bible Institute, Chicago Baptist Institute, Fuller Seminary, and is ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

UC San Diego’s IDEAS series combines performance art with new technologies in La Jolla

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It was a packed house for the opening of the nine-part IDEAS (Initiative for Digital Exploration of the Arts & Sciences) performance series Feb. 20 at the Calit2 Auditorium in Atkinson Hall on the UC San Diego campus. Art Department faculty member Michael Trigilio kicked off the series by hosting a three-part presentation called T2ERU (Tell Them Everything Remember Us).

Master floral designer inspires at Village Garden Club of La Jolla event

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A sunny spring-like day greeted guests on March 6 to the Village Garden Club of La Jolla’s annual Meet the Master presentation at The Auditorium at TSRI. Floral master Eddie Zaratsian — designer to the stars — took the stage for an inspiring lecture and demonstration of his world-class floral treatments. A reception followed in the courtyard, which was catered by The Wild Thyme Company.

It’s an evening of opera talk at San Diego Opera Producers Circle reception

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Iris and Matthew Strauss hosted the San Diego Opera Producers Circle reception on Feb. 19 at their Rancho Santa Fe home. The event celebrated February’s opera buffa, “The Elixir of Love,” by Donizetti, and heralded the upcoming Verdi masterpiece on power and friendship, “A Masked Ball” with 2014 performances March 8, 11, 14 and 16 at the Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown San Diego.

The Ripples Effect: Two La Jollans ‘kick-start’ projects via crowdsourcing website

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A second-grader at Stella Maris Academy and a La Jolla High School grad turned to kickstarter.com to raise money for their creative projects.

Water Warrior: La Jolla triathlete and coach beats skin cancer, urges others to enjoy sun safely

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Doctors, friends and family say Tom Atwell’s indomitable spirit helped him take on cancer twice, and live to serve as an inspiration to others.

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