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Law and Junior League cast a spell over Andrea Nelson Myers of La Jolla

Andrea Nelson Myers

Andrea Nelson Myers is an attorney at Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, who specializes in resolving complex business and property disputes. She compliments her work by serving as the fund development director for the Junior League of San Diego. Myers re-launched the Junior League’s signature fundraiser as a Kentucky Derby-themed Food & Wine Festival, held annually at La Jolla Cove. In two years, she helped double revenue and increase attendance by 40 percent. She has been recognized as a “Woman Who Moves the City,” “Top Young Attorney” and “Young Influential.”

Junior Lifeguards spend a day in La Jolla

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San Diego Junior Lifeguards, in the midst of their month-long training, came to La Jolla at the end of June for some exercises in water safety.

La Jolla’s Mount Soledad Memorial Association seeks docents, volunteers

Mt. Soledad volunteers Docent Bill Sturgeon with Frequent Visitor Chloe

A highlight of Sturgeon’s bi-weekly shifts is connecting with his canine visitors.

La Jollan Sondra Berk receives institute’s honorary fellowship

President of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Peretz Lavie, confers an Honorary Fellowship on Sondra Berk during an awards ceremony at the campus in Haifa on June 15.  Courtesy

Sondra Berk of La Jolla, was awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology on June 15, for her leadership and dedication to the Technion and the San Diego community. The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is a source of the innovation and brainpower that drives the Israeli economy.

Restaurateur of the Year: Sami Ladeki of La Jolla

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La Jollan Sami Ladeki, owner of Ladeki Restaurant Group, was born in Lebanon and has opened more than 35 restaurants and fine-dining concepts around the world since 1983. This summer, he celebrates 25 years of combining globally- inspired cuisine with locally-produced ingredients at Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, with a variety of social media promotions at his 19 locations in Southern California and Nevada.

Picture Perfect: Photographer captures essence of La Jolla’s people, places in new book

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Photographer Nick Agelidis has transformed his love affair with La Jolla into a 102-page picture book.

Patches of Purple: Village Garden Club of La Jolla salutes donors to jacaranda tree project

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If you’ve ever driven past a jacaranda tree blooming with purple flowers throughout La Jolla and San Diego, odds are it was one of the 2,200 planted by the Village Garden Club of La Jolla since its inception in 1986. On June 4, 2014, members of the Village Garden Clubof La Jolla gathered at Kate Sessions Park to publicly recognize the donors who make it possible for the club to purchase, plant and care for the trees.

Children’s welfare inspires Jeanette Day of La Jolla to work for justice

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Jeanette Day is an attorney who represents children. Due to her awareness of the unique, critical needs of foster children, she co-founded “Just in Time for Foster Youth” (JIT), a non-profit whose services help steer foster youth into productive adulthood. (More at JITFosterYouth.org)

Kenny Loggins rocks at concert gala in La Jolla to benefit Promises2Kids

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Grammy winning singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins was the guest performer at the sixth annual “Dream On” concert gala June 9, 2014 at the hilltop home of La Jolla philanthropist Joan Waitt. A benefit for Promises2Kids, the event featured a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, dinner and music after sunset.

La Jolla Presbyterian Church says goodbye to retiring preschool teacher Betty Hilbert

Current and former teachers honor Betty Hilbert: (front row) Jenn Loper, Michele Chapman, Betty Hilbert, Julie Gibbs; (middle row) Susan Hinmon, Mary Jane Mitchell, Amy Jones, Mare Peddie, Connie Evans, Carrie Hicks; (top row) Tracy Martin, Valorie Anderson, Mary Lynn Carroll, Michelle Goeglein, Nena McGhee, Linda Martinico and Sandy Bacon.

La Jolla Presbyterian Church bid farewell to its preschool educator of 34 years, Betty Hilbert, at a retirement party May 31.

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