Category archives for: La Jolla

Clinton ‘Takes a Village’ by storm: Hillary signs book, greets admirers during La Jolla visit

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Fans stood in line along Girard Avenue since daybreak, Wednesday morning, awaiting the arrival of Hillary Clinton at Warwick’s Bookstore. They were gathered for a rare opportunity to meet and shake the hand of the former U.S. Secretary of State and talked-about presidential candidate, who was in La Jolla to sign copies of her new book, “Hard Choices.”

Residents drop opposition to Bird Rock home remodel

Artist rendering of a planned remodel of the Henely residence at 615 Wrelton Drive (near Tourmaline Surf Park). Courtesy Marengo Morton Architects

The project, approved by the City of San Diego’s Planning Commission, was later appealed to the California Coastal Commission.

La Jolla Community Foundation to manage donations for La Jolla High bioscience/tech center

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“This will really help place La Jolla High School on the map for biosciences and technology education” — LJCF Director Julie Bronstein

La Jolla residents start petition to nix trolley station

Could La Jollans’ pens prove mightier than the SANDAG board? Residents near a proposed trolley stop hope to prove so.

Checking Out: La Jolla librarian Catherine Greene to retire

Retiring La Jolla librarian Catherine Greene.

With 33 years of library service — the last six at La Jolla’s Riford Branch (and a few at La Jolla Country Day School) — Catherine Greene, La Jolla’s head librarian, will retire June 27.

Meeting is June 26 for input on La Jolla park restroom renovation

An example of Safdie Rabines Architects’ preliminary designs for a new Scripps Park restroom pavilion

Safdie Rabines Architects and the committee behind the Scripps Park Restroom Renovation Project will host a public meeting to gather feedback on its preliminary design concepts and what the new facility would need, 4:30- 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26 at the La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St.

La Jolla Shores group is second ‘no’ vote on proposed park cell tower

The ‘tree’ behind the existing cell tower shows the AT&T design for the park.

Torrey Pines Elementary School parents opposed to a proposed cell tower at Cliffridge Park scored another victory when the La Jolla Shores Association voted to oppose granting the conditional use permit required for the tower’s installation at its June 11 meeting.

Vons in La Jolla gets a makeover; now open 24 hours

Vons new look.

“We also replaced the shelving throughout the store, installed new lighting and changed the décor to create a warmer ambiance,” said Vons spokesman Carlos Illingworth.

Fifth-graders reach for the stars at La Jolla’s Bird Rock Elementary

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The fifth-grade class of 2014 at Bird Rock Elementary recently completed the annual fifth-grade gift to the school. Some 90 students and teachers worked on a mural to enhance the auditorium with the theme, “Reach for the Stars.”

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer gets an earful during a visit to La Jolla

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman stopped by La Jolla Rec Center June 16 for a Meet the Mayor event, and, thanks to the standing-room-only crowd, heard a litany of issues important to City Council District 1.

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