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Eunice Williams strikes a chord with music lovers

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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.

Sylvia and David Geffen honored at Sapphire Jubilee gala in La Jolla to support Seacrest Village Retirement Communities

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The Women’s Auxiliary of Seacrest Village Retirement Communities held its 36th annual Sapphire Jubilee gala at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla, honoring philanthropists Sylvia and David Geffen. The event was attended by 350 guests, and with the help of its auction, raised more than $350,000 for charitable care for residents who, due to illness or injury, have exhausted their financial resources. Seacrest Village Retirement Communities in Encinitas and Rancho Bernardo have been serving the community in the Jewish tradition since 1944.

Toastmasters Today: La Jolla group speaks up for confident presentations

Ray Yomtob gives a speech during the table topics portion of the Toastmasters of La Jolla meeting, which moderator Prabhu Kandasamy watches.

In modern society, why talk when you can text? Why explain in person when you can e-mail?

La Jolla Sunrise Rotary’s public swim event will raise funds to fight polio, Feb. 23

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Swimmers of all ages are invited to participate in the Rotary Global Swimarathon, Sunday, Feb. 23 at La Jolla Shores,

‘Life is for learning’ says cardiologist John Carson upon retiring from Scripps Health in La Jolla

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John C. Carson was born in Wichita, Kansas, the youngest of six. He attended Taft boarding school in western Connecticut, which he credits for instilling in him the joy of learning. Carson joined the US Army in 1945, serving as a technician in the 4th Army Area Medical Laboratory at Fort Sam Houston. Entering Yale in 1947, he graduated with an English degree in 1950.

$3.8 million La Jolla Shores lifeguard tower faces remodel due to distorted window views

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At the La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA) monthly meeting Feb. 12, lifeguard Ben Lewis updated the board on measures being taken to improve visibility at the new Shores lifeguard tower, which, during certain times of day, has distorted views that complicate the jobs of lifeguards stationed there.

San Diego Jewish Film Festival fetes sponsors at special screening in La Jolla

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Hundreds of San Diego Jewish Film Festival underwriters gathered at the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture’s Garfield Theater in La Jolla on Feb. 5, 2014 for a special screening of “Neil Diamond: A Solitary Man,” a BBC documentary. The event was part of the 24th annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival.

La Jolla Community Center’s jazz series going strong; next concert Friday, Feb. 28

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“Women in Jazz” was the theme of a recent “Fourth Friday Jazz Series featuring Lori Bell & Friends,” Jan. 24 at the La Jolla Community Center. Joining flutist Lori Bell were vocalist Allison Adams-Tucker, pianist Melonie Grinnell and bassist Evona Wascinski. The jazz concert series continues in February, March, April and June 2014.

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