Category archives for: La Jolla

Avenida de la Playa: Residents upset over construction setbacks in La Jolla Shores

ALDP construction - boat launch

Avenida de la Playa, the main street through the business district of La Jolla Shores, is undergoing what some are calling “a perfect storm of construction.” The ongoing Avenida de la Playa Infrastructure Project has suffered yet another setback, leaving some residents to question whether the work will be completed by Memorial Day (May 26), the start of the summer construction moratorium.

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.

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.

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.

UPDATED APRIL 17: Responding to trolley bridge concerns, SANDAG director ‘optimistic’ compromise can be reached

Gary Gallegos

The issue is on SANDAG’s May 9 board agenda, 10 a.m. 401 B St. (7th floor) in downtown San Diego.

Look how you’ve grown! La Jolla Secret Garden tour celebrates 16 years

A previous Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla included Linda Marrone’s garden. Each year, the gardens available for viewing are revealed the day of the tour. Courtesy

The upcoming Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla, a fundraiser for the La Jolla Historical Society, has come a long way from its first venture in 1999. Event co-founder Linda Marrone said, over time, the committee came up with ways to change and improve the tour, creating the “successful” event it is today.

La Jolla Community Planners narrowly approve third cell tower for Cliffridge Park

Early departure of trustee opposed to the project leads to a change in recommendation

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