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Annual Veterans Memorial Service will be held Sunday afternoon at Miramar Cemetery

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A Veterans Memorial Service at Miramar National Cemetery is set for 1-2 p.m., Sunday, May 25 at 5795 Nobel Drive, just west of the Marine Corps Air Station, off Miramar Road and I-805.

Many elected officials to attend Mt. Soledad Memorial event Monday to honor fallen Marine hero

Sgt. Rafael Peralta (1979-2004)

Trustees of the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association will host a special plaque presentation 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, May 26 at the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial, 6905 La Jolla Scenic Drive at Via Capri, honoring Sgt. Rafael Peralta, USMC (April 7, 1979-Nov. 15, 2004). This event will mark the first time at the Memorial that all San Diego County Congressional representatives will be in attendance: Congressman Darrell Issa (49th District); Congresswoman Susan Davis (53rd District) Congressman Duncan Hunter (50th District), Congressman Scott Peters (52nd District) and Congressman Juan Vargas (51st District).

Community service is a top priority for La Jollan Rochelle Bold

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Rochelle Bold serves as board chair of Voices for Children, a $5 million organization that transforms the lives of San Diego’s foster children by providing them with volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). She also serves on the board of the La Jolla Community Foundation and as a trustee for The Gillispie School.

La Jolla Rough Water Swim postponed

Due to the ongoing construction of La Jolla Cove lifeguard tower, the 84th La Jolla Rough Water Swim (LJRWS) scheduled for September will be postpones to 2015.

Right on the Button: La Jolla collector delights in offbeat hobby

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California State Button Society to showcase thousands of rare, vintage buttons May 17-18 at Town and Country Hotel in Mission Valley.

All Hallows Academy students in La Jolla raise funds for teen fighting cancer

Jackson Wagner with his mom, Judy

For the past 10 weeks, All Hallows Academy students blanketed La Jolla streets with lemonade stands, bake sales and rainbow loom bracelet sales to raise money so that Jackson Wagner, a teenage Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor, may attend the 19th annual Celebration of Champions event May 10 at Rady Children’s Hospital.

Linda Janon of La Jolla works to assist those dealing with mental illness

Linda Janon

Linda Janon was born in New York City with a passion for art and dance. She studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology with a major in design. As an illustrator she worked with the San Diego Opera and Applause magazine. However, it was her role as a mother that ultimately changed the trajectory of her life.

Aquatic Center to host free kids’ life jacket giveaway on Saturday in Mission Beach, San Diego

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Mission Bay Aquatic Center (MBAC), in partnership with the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways, will host a free life jacket giveaway for kids in recognition of National Safe Boating Day.

Dog walking service to benefit cancer patients begins in La Jolla

Michael Levinsky gives some love and attention to Jake, who he walks three times a week for Paws for a Cause, a new dog-walking service that hires cancer patients. Ashley Mackin

After more than four years of treatment at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), Michael Levinsky of Pacific Beach said he gained deep insight into what life is like for cancer patients. For many people, immune systems are compromised and finances falter.

UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center gala benefits new Hospital for Cancer Care at Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla

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The 33rd annual UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Gala, “Spark!” took place April 26 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine to raise funds for the Hospital for Cancer Care at Jacobs Medical Center, opening in 2016. The evening featured a cocktail reception, dinner and performance by R&B singer Heather Headley, followed by dancing.

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  • VA System Working with Local Providers to Reduce Wait Times July 28, 2014
    By Joseph Franz Wait times at the VA has been a common headline lately. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs has come under fire as tens of thousands of veterans nationwide have been waiting three months or more to get their first VA medical appointment. This has caused dozens of investigations and led Veterans Affairs […]
  • Local camp shapes Solana Beach youth into community leaders July 28, 2014
    After attending the inaugural La Colonia de Eden Gardens Youth Leadership Camp last year, Edgar Vergara was inspired to make positive change in Solana Beach’s Eden Gardens community. Along with other local teens, the 15-year-old co-founded the youth group La Colonia Changers and recently hosted a town hall forum on underage drinking. Passionate about making […]
  • Del Mar Union School District approves new contract for superintendent July 28, 2014
    The Del Mar Union School District Board July 23 approved the new contract for Superintendent Holly McClurg through June 30, 2018. Per the contract, McClurg’s annual salary will be $185,000 with an annual doctoral stipend of $10,000. She will receive a car allowance of $400 a month, 25 vacation days, health benefits and a retirement contribution of $700 a mon […]