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Birch Aquarium in La Jolla welcomes new interim executive director

Steven Schindler

Steven Schindler began June 18, replacing former executive director, Nigella Hillgarth.

‘Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational’ tickets on sale to benefit La Jolla’s UCSD Cancer Center

The surfing tournament features teams of four paired with a surf legend to compete in the contest. Past legends have included Fernando Aguerre, Debbie Beacham and Rob Machado. Courtesy

Now in its 21st year, the Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational (formerly known as the Luau and Longboard Invitational) will kick off 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 on the beach near Scripps Pier.

FRONTLINE CANCER: Reducing the disparities in cancer care

Dr. Scott Lippman

Cancer is a worldwide scourge. Every year, there are more than 14 million new cases and 8 million deaths. Heart disease is still the biggest killer in the United States, but cancer is expected to eventually supersede it. Indeed, cancer is already the leading cause of death in San Diego County.

Benefit to fight ovarian cancer set for June 22

Ed Scheibler, Laura Shawver, Rachel Leheny and Julie and John Crawford. Laura and Julie of La Jolla are ovarian cancer survivors. Courtesy

An evening to celebrate survival, hope and progress in changing the odds for women with ovarian cancer will double as a benefit for the Clearity Foundation, 4-7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22 at the home of Rachel Leheny and Ed Scheibler in Rancho Santa Fe.

Frontline Cancer: Caring collaboration

Dr. Scott Lippman

Many people in our community grieved the loss of San Diego Hospice, which ceased operations in February. It was a large and vital center for the treatment and care of terminally ill patients. But San Diego Hospice served other critical needs as well. It hosted, for example, the largest training program in the country for the extraordinary men and women who seek to become palliative medicine clinicians, doctors specialized in relieving and preventing the suffering of patients.

Princess for a Day: La Jolla girl takes Disney Cruise with Make-A-Wish

The Sahagun-Gonzales family — Santiago, Ivanna, Alé and Alejandra — meet Mickey Mouse during a Make-A-Wish Disney cruise. Courtesy

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Alejandra Sahagun-Gonzales, but her family calls her Alé, and she was very scared of hospitals and needles. But Alé had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, so she regularly visited Rady Children’s Hospital.

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.

La Jolla Community Center to host health expo

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Celebrate wellness with a visit to the second “Lifetime of Healthy Living,” health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 9 at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd.

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.

Ten more Pertussis cases reported in San Diego, one in La Jolla

Ten new cases were reported this week, including a 3-year-old at La Jolla Presbyterian Church Preschool in La Jolla, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) announced Wednesday, and others may have been exposed.

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    On Aug. 18, the Carmel Valley Spurs defeated the Solana Beach Stray Cats, 67-41, in the 5th/6th grade championship game in the Master Sports Carmel Valley OPEN Basketball League. Over a 10-game season, the offense scored 659 points while giving up only 364 on defense. The average game score was 66-36. They had the best rebounders, best shooters, and best def […]
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