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La Jolla Family Dentistry treats those with special needs and expert knowledge

Dr. Eric Osmolinski of La Jolla Family Dentistry

Special needs dentistry patients are a focus for Jana Osmolinski, DDS, at La Jolla Family Dentistry. Jana, a trained dental anesthesiologist, and her husband and partner, Eric Osmolinski, DMD, have worked as a dental team in town since opening newly renovated Draper offices in August 2013.

La Jolla Historical Society receives $75,000 grant

Virginia Scripps at Wisteria Cottage c.1920  Photographer unknown, La Jolla Historical Society Collection

The grant will be applied to the preservation of Wisteria Cottage, the oldest remaining structure of the South Moulton Villa estate.

Pinniped Piper? Former SeaWorld trainer says he can persuade sea lions away from La Jolla Cove

David Butcher and Ramu-1 (1)

“I’m going to teach the sea lions that it’s more preferable to live, rest or sleep on other rocks.”–David Butcher

La Jolla manse once owned by Copleys undergoing significant rehabilitation

Virginia Way house 2

Nearby home rebuild in limbo while city considers its historicity and unpermitted changes.

Judge must stand corrected on Bonnie Dumanis’ conviction rate

I noted with interest the letter (April 10) from retired Justice Howard Wiener criticizing the computation of the conviction rate of District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis. It should first be noted that Wiener’s entire career has been spent on the “civil” or business side of the law, so his comments on the field of the practice of criminal law should be taken with a few grains of salt.

Frontline Cancer: A fight for the ages

Dr. Scott Lippman

No one dismisses the health threat of cancer. The disease, in its myriad forms (hundreds and counting), kills almost 575,000 Americans annually, reports the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And yet sometimes, I think, the enormity of cancer’s threat is not fully realized.

Runners will take to the streets for La Jolla’s Half Marathon Sunday (April 27)

housands of runners follow the La Jolla Half Marathon course in 2013. It leads off from Del Mar Fairgrounds down Coast Boulevard through North Torrey Pines Park Road, North Torrey Pines Road and finishes at La Jolla Cove.  File

Sunday morning April 27 will mark the 33rd running of the La Jolla Half Marathon. This annual race began in 1981 as a fun, fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla and has grown into one of the more prestigious road races in the United States. Thousands of runners from all over the country come to La Jolla on the last Sunday in April to participate. This year’s half-marathon sold out on March 30, but there are still openings for the La Jolla Shores 5K. For more details, visit

La Jolla Cove lifeguard tower construction underway

This is an artist’s rendering of new La Jolla Cove lifeguard tower, which is expected to be finished by March 2015. Courtesy

The construction process officially began on the La Jolla Cove lifeguard tower Feb. 16, when lifeguards stationed there were moved to a temporary station and the 34-year-old, 30-square-foot, wood-framed lifeguard tower and 144-square-foot support station were prepped for demolition.

Protect your assets with Farmers Insurance and guidance from La Jolla agent Nigel Mallett

Farmers Insurance agent Nigel Mallett is based in La Jolla. (Courtesy Photo)

Farmers Insurance protects far more than its clients’ homes and autos; it protects all their assets. “We do this by including liability coverage and umbrella coverage,” said La Jolla Farmers Insurance agent Nigel Mallett. “If we have a liability coverage of $500,000 on a car, we add an umbrella coverage of $1 million to $5 million or more, depending on the client’s net worth.”

Total Career Makeover contest winners chosen in La Jolla

Total Career Makeover co-winner Gaston Farina.

Gaston Farinas, who regularly swims at La Jolla Cove, is one of two winners in the San Diego Total Career Makeover contest. The second winner is Lamia Merabet of San Diego, who often applied for jobs at UC San Diego. They were recognized at an April 8 seminar at La Jolla Presbyterian Church.

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