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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.

Meet a Master: Village Garden Club of La Jolla to host celeb designer Eddie Zaratsian

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Internationally acclaimed floral designer and stylist, Eddie Zaratsian, will be the featured speaker at the seventh annual Meet the Masters event, presented by The Village Garden Club of La Jolla.

La Jolla Coin Shop discovers high value of client’s rare currency

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Until Randy Lawrence visited the Coin Shop, it was believed that the Denver pennies had all been destroyed.

Accepting Rachel’s Challenge: La Jolla High students explore compassion at special assembly

Talia Chalhoub (left) helped organize the presentation by speaker Ali Nourbakhsh with La Jolla High School’s Kindness Counts Club. Ashley Mackin photos

Rachel’s Challenge is an organization aimed at creating safer, kinder learning environments, and equipping people of all ages with knowledge on how to make the world a better place.

Widows and Widowers support group now meeting monthly in La Jolla

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Judith Fox, award-winning fine art photographer and author will discuss her inspirational new book “One Foot Forward: Stories and Faces of Widows and Widowers,” 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at White Sands’ Jack Patton Community Room, 7450 Olivetas Ave.

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