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Nick Yates works for vending machines with healthful snacks in schools, offices

Nick Yates

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Nick Yates earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Technology in business and marketing. He began his career working for Mojo Advertising in Sydney where he was senior media buyer for the Qantas Airlines and Toyota Motor Company accounts.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy! Psychologist offers insights on the joy of living at UC San Diego’s Stein Institute for Research on Aging in La Jolla

Photo illustration by Daniel K. Lew

Is it possible for us to become happier people — that is, to experience happiness more often and throughout our lives? Yes, it is, says Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., who recently spoke on “The Science and Practice of Happiness Across the Lifespan” at UC San Diego’s Stein Institute for Research on Aging in La Jolla.

Rocket engineer Ed Hujsak of La Jolla launches several careers throughout his lifetime

Ed Hujsak

Approaching his 90th year, La Jollan and rocket engineer Edward Hujsak (he was the propulsion engineer on John Glenn’s famous orbital flight), has become an artist, sculptor, poet and builder of fine furniture, musical instruments and toys for children in need.

Sunrise Rotary hosts world’s only OCEAN swimarathon at La Jolla Shores for global fight against polio

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At the 2014 Global Swimarathon Sunday, Feb. 23 at La Jolla Shores, 49 swimmers covered three courses — the original 100-yard course parallel to the beach, an intermediate course, and the XL course to the tip of Scripps Pier. The La Jolla Sunrise Rotary-sponsored event was a fundraiser for the global fight against polio, netting $10,000 for the cause this year. Polio is a crippling disease still endemic in three countries worldwide.

Concert, CD release will bring Normandie Wilson to La Jolla’s Athenaeum

Normandie Wilson's performance 7:30 p.m. March 7 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will double as a CD release party for 'Geography and Other Problems.'

Normandie Wilson, pianist and singer/songwriter, is excited about her 7:30 p.m. March 7 performance at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library as part of its acoustic series. Really, really excited.

Christian Scientist to discuss technology, spirituality in La Jolla

Christian Scientist Mary Alice Rose

Longtime Christian Scientist Mary Alice Rose, will present the free lecture, “Has technology made God and spirituality obsolete?” 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 2 at the Sherwood Auditorium in the Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St.

UCSD to hold memorial for ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ actor James Avery, March 1

James LaRue Avery (1945-2013)

The ceremony will include an afternoon of theater, live music, personal reflections and poetry readings in Avery’s honor.

Eunice Williams strikes a chord with music lovers

Eunice Williams

Eunice Williams is a San Diego Community College instructor and music director for the Pacificaires, the NOTEables and the Cedar Center Chorus. Members of these choirs have performed in France and England, as well as at the Lincoln Center in New York City. They will travel to NYC again in June to perform at Carnegie Hall. In 2015, the singers will travel to Hungary to join international groups at the Europe Cantat.

Christo talks! Superstar wrap artist wows crowd at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla

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There was a full house at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla’s Sherwood Auditorium on the evening of Feb. 1, 2014 when Christo came onstage for a lecture/slide show about his 50-plus years of grand-scale public art. Some of the crowd had been standing in line for hours, hoping for no-shows’ seats.

Charity Ball gala-goers from La Jolla, San Diego area have heart for Rady Children’s Hospital’s cardio ICU

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The 105th anniversary of the Charity Ball took place Feb. 8, 2014 at Hotel Del Coronado to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. The “From the Heart” gala featured dinner and dancing to raise funds for the hospital’s cardiovascular intensive care unit. To staff and equip the CVICU for its first year, Rady Children’s must make an investment of $2.5 million; additional funds are needed to sustain annual costs.

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  • ‘Downton Abbey’ Spring Tea to be held by Del Mar Community Connections April 18, 2014
    All things “Downton Abbey”— from ‘20s tunes to exotic teas — will be featured as Del Mar Community Connections holds its annual spring tea on Wednesday, April 23, at St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 324 14th St., Del Mar. The 2-4 p.m. event includes music from the “Downton” era performed by entertainers “Janet and Jay” and piano music provided by Lori Ritman, who al […]
  • Week in sports for Carmel Valley, Solana Beach and Del Mar April 18, 2014
    Cathedral Catholic extended its winning streak to 11 games as the Dons opened Western League play with a 7-2 victory over Patrick Henry on April 9. The victory followed a 7-4 nonleague win against Mater Dei Catholic two days earlier. Will Law had three hits including a home run and a double and drove in four runs to lead the Dons in the Patrick Henry game. […]
  • Man pleads guilty in fatal Del Mar hit-and-run case April 17, 2014
    A man who drove drunk and struck a marine biologist in a crosswalk in Del Mar, then fled the scene, pleaded guilty April 16 to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and a hit-and-run allegation. Christopher ``Chip’’ Stockmeyer, 41, faces between nine and 15 years in prison when he is sentenced June 20 for the March 28 death of Rachel Morrison. […]