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San Diego Zoo hosts wild ‘n’ wonderful night at annual Rendezvous in the Zoo gala

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Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, animal education presentations by Conservation Ambassador Joan Embrey and staff, auctions, a glamorous gourmet dinner from Executive Chef Terry Guise of the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, and dancing the night away to Wayne Foster Entertainment made “Wild Things: A Night in the Savanna” another memorable Rendezvous in the Zoo (RITZ) benefit.

Summer party ushers in a new year for La Jolla Newcomers Club

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La Jolla Newcomers Club hosted a “Summer Blast” party June 8, 2014 at the La Jolla Alta Clubhouse. Members gathered to give a big thank you to the board members and interest group chairs that served this past year and to welcome the new board. The tone of the delightful afternoon was set to music by Essentially Jazz, and chef John Bocuzzi of Verona Bistro prepared a scrumptious Italian dinner.

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

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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

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

La Jollan Sondra Berk receives institute’s honorary fellowship

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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)

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