Category archives for: La Jolla

Postal Service facility on Silver Street sells for $6.8 million

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Property to be demolished and redeveloped as townhomes

Cluster Partnership Approved: La Jolla public schools gain some district independence

Students in La Jolla will begin their 2014-2015 school year, Tuesday, Sept. 2, when Summer Vacation ends. Their last day in this school year will be Monday, June 15, 2015 for a total of 180 instruction days. Suaan DeMaggio

La Jolla schools have gained flexibility from the San Diego Unified School District under an unusual arrangement approved by SDUSD trustees on July 29 that could lead to changes in hiring, student selection and academics at the elite cluster of campuses.

Retired La Jolla teacher, Mr. Syd Franklin still connecting with students

Then and Now — Mr. Syd Franklin and Karen Benito at her sixth-grade graduation in 1988 and at Harry’s Coffee Shop in 2014. (Courtesy Photos)

Syd Franklin retired in 1991 from Muirlands Junior High (the same year it transitioned to a middle school with sixth grade) after teaching for about 40 years. You will often see him on Girard Avenue, either on a bench in front of Warwick’s Books or sitting in his white Mercedes Benz in downtown La Jolla. He was an inspiring, classy teacher who everyone loved.

Jewel Ball 2014 cancelled due to rain Saturday, no plans for reschedule

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The Las Patronas Jewel Ball set for Saturday, Aug. 2 at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club was rained out and cancelled for the first time in its 68-year history.

La Jolla surfer Jake Halstead makes his way to the pros

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La Jolla native and lifelong surfer Jake Halstead is making a career out of his oceanic hobby. He has the endorsement of big-name companies and has surfed all over the world, collecting competition victories left and right — all by the age of 20.

Scripps Foundation grants La Jolla library youth department $25,000

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The Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation, through its 2014 grant cycle, has decided to give the La Jolla Riford Library $25,000 to improve and expand its youth programs.

La Jolla Library welcomes new chief Shaun Briley

La Jolla Library’s new head librarian, Shaun Briley Ashley Mackin

For La Jolla Riford Library’s new head librarian, Shaun Briley, books have been a part of his life and career, in some form or another, every step of the way.

USPS seeks new site for La Jolla letter carriers, downplays importance of audit requested by Congress

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USPS did not report New Deal Art to the National Museum of American Art, per USPS policy, when it sold 10 historic post offices.

La Jolla Shores committee approves cell tower fix, requests more info on home plans

La Jolla Shores Permit Review Committee members largely approved of the McClelland family’s proposed home rebuild design, though request additional information be presented at the group’s August meeting.

Chair Phil Merten said he appreciated that Verizon will also add two natural pines behind the tower to help it blend in.

Renters’ Predicament: Tenants asked to relocate during apartment remodel say they were treated unfairly

Owners of this apartment building at 400 Prospect St. have asked tenants to leave by Nov. 1 so the 1970-built structure can be renovated. Pat Sherman

“We’re trying to make the apartment community reflective of the apartment market in La Jolla,” a property owner representative said.

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