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La Jolla Festival of the Arts will kick off the summer this weekend, June 21-22

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The 28th annual La Jolla Festival of the Arts (LJFA) returns to UCSD’s Warren Field, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 21-22, bringing for show and sale thousands of works of fine art, local cuisine, wine, craft beers and musical entertainment — including American Idol finalist, Casey Abrams.

La Jolla Shores gathering celebrates surfing dog, book deal

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About 100 people met at La Jolla Shores June 8 to celebrate the publication of “Ricochet: Riding a Wave of Hope with the Dog Who Inspires Millions,” the story of a surfing dog and those whose lives she has touched.

Rocks, Rips and Reefs: Divers offer free instruction program in La Jolla

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The San Diego Council of Divers kicks off its 2014 season on Rocks, Rips and Reefs, an in-water education and site-orientation program for divers and snorkelers, 8 a.m. June 14 at Boomer Beach. The program is held on Saturdays.

Music and art captivate at La Jolla Town Council’s SunSetter Mixer

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Guests at the La Jolla Town Council’s May 16 SunSetter mixer at La Jolla Community Center perused works on display from the Allied Artists Association of San Diego and enjoyed music from The Preservationists Dixieland jazz band at Mission Bay High School, as well as music from pianist Susie Schick and San Diego Opera tenor Alexis Alfaro.

Paws & Pints party at La Jolla Brewing Co. nets $7,000 for Friends of County Animal Shelters

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The inaugural Paws & Pints fundraiser, held at La Jolla Brewing Co. May 15, 2014 garnered about $7,000 for Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS). The proceeds were donated in the name of Peggy Howell, a FOCAS co-founder who passed away in 2013.

Julio DeGuzman of La Jolla cherishes his family, faith and community

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ulio DeGuzman of La Jolla is a 25-year retired special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), where he conducted procurement fraud investigations on U.S. Navy contractors. For three years at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines, he conducted counterintelligence and counterterrorism operations. After a promotion, he became a senior special agent with the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General, conducting investigations of fraud against the government, white-collar crimes, kickbacks, bribery and health-care fraud. DeGuzman now works at the San Diego City Attorney’s Office.

Guide to Summer Fun in La Jolla

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Here comes the Summer of 2014 and with it moonlit pier walks, extended hours at galleries, concerts, camps for kids, beach parties, and all kinds of cultural events from art exhibits to music fests to world-class theater. Below is your guide to June, July and August in The Jewel.

‘Spinoff Goes Hollywood’ gala in La Jolla raises funds for Scripps Cancer Center

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Live and silent auctions to benefit Scripps Cancer Center patient support services took place May 8, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine with the 23rd annual “Spinoff Went Hollywood” fundraiser. The event also featured cocktails, dinner and entertainment. Teresa and Randy Cundiff served as co-chairs and the event’s honorary chair was actress Marion Ross, best known for her role as “Mrs. C” on the TV series “Happy Days.”

La Jolla Sunrise Rotarians help farm foster teens’ garden at San Pasqual Academy

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La Jolla Sunrise Rotary held its annual Rotarians at Work Day from 7:30 a.m. until noon on April 26 at San Pasqual Academy in Escondido, a residential high school for foster teens.

Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla offers peek into botanical gems

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For many adults, the favorite on the La Jolla Historical Society’s 16th Annual Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla on May 17, 2014 was the grand estate garden on Ludington Place. The repeat tour of this lovely home showcased refurbished landscaping by local La Jolla landscape architect Todd Fry. For kids, the home on La Jolla Scenic Drive South was a show stopper. From the traditional Japanese garden entrance to the baseball diamond, tennis court, tree house and chicken coop, this 3.5-acre property featured something for everyone.

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