Two Girl Scout Daisy troops at Bird Rock Elementary in La Jolla raised money through Girl Scout cookie sales to buy a new State of California flag and a new U.S. flag for their school. Daisy Troop 4186 (kindergartners) and Daisy Troop 3869 (first-graders) presented the flags during the morning assembly on March 27, 2013.
Father Joe’s Villages launched a gold and jewelry donation program as another unique way for San Diegans to invest in the community’s future. For decades, Father Joe Carroll has lobbied citizens for donations — “cars, boats, even a plane!” Now, the organization that carries on his legacy is expanding its plea, asking San Diegans to search through their jewelry boxes and donate any pieces that are broken or that they no longer wear.
UC San Diego’s annual James K. Binder Lectureship in Literature this month featured Roger Chartier, French scholar, author and cultural historian of books, writing, reading and education.
Apr 20, 2013 | Posted in Life
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A quick update on the La Jolla Half Marathon on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the tragedy in Boston and their families. We are working diligently with our partners in law enforcement and public safety and will be taking appropriate measures depending on developing information from local and federal authorities.
Earth Day is celebrated globally on April 22 as folks pay homage to the planet’s bounty with a rekindling of community awareness and commitment to a cleaner, greener, safer place in the universe we call home. So rally your sustainable sensibilities while kicking up your heels and shrinking your carbon footprints.
David Chase, Ph.D. has been choral director of the La Jolla Symphony Chorus since 1973. He also serves as a lecturer in the UC San Diego Music Department and, in 2009, retired from Palomar College where he taught music for 35 years. Under his leadership, the 130-voice chorus performs a mix of musical styles for the LJSC subscription series in Mandeville Auditorium at UCSD.
Apr 19, 2013 | Posted in 10 Questions
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Synergy Art Foundation — dedicated to supporting local artists and funding community arts projects and San Diego Visual Arts Network (SDVAN), which maintains a website full of arts resources and facilitates collaborations — are inviting art-, music-, food- and fun-lovers to what they’re calling a spectacular FUNdraiser on April 27, 2013.
At age 92, former La Jolla resident Rhoda Riddell has had the ride of her life.
Tracy Johnson is an associate professor of molecular biology in the UC San Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences. She received her bachelor’s degree from UCSD, her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, and was a Jane Coffin Childs postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology. Considered an outstanding instructor and mentor, Johnson was recently recognized with a UCSD’s Chancellor’s Associates Faculty Excellence Award for undergraduate teaching.
Apr 10, 2013 | Posted in 10 Questions
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“We are keeping whatever nature gave us through all these years, … modifying a little bit through a simple solution.” — Sculptor Nasser Pirasteh