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Under the Sea: Precious ecosystems depicted in La Jolla’s Birch Aquarium at Scripps photography exhibit


Octavio Aburto is a storyteller, and the stories he tells with underwater photography will likely take your breath away.

Note to parents: Smart kids wear sunglasses!

Gordon Bigler with one of his daughters. Courtesy

My wife and I (we met playing tennis at La Jolla Rec Center) are always amazed when we go to the park or pool and look around to find most adults wearing sunglasses and hats, while the kids are not wearing either and are left fully exposed to the sun.

18-year-old critically injured in fall from La Jolla cliff

An 18-year-old who fell off a La Jolla cliff while taking photographs Tuesday night (July 1) was rescued after plunging about 75 to 90 feet to the rocky shore below, authorities said.

Oil Rigs to Living Reefs: La Jolla’s SIO students tout benefits of program for California

Emily Callahan and Amber Jackson dive under oil rigs to see the sea life there. Courtesy

For their graduate studies at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), students Amber Jackson and Emily Callahan figuratively and literally dived into their research.

La Jolla Community Planning Association meeting rescheduled for July 9

The city advisory group’s election on July 3 will proceed, 3 to 7 p.m. at the Rec Center.

Birch Aquarium in La Jolla welcomes new interim executive director

Steven Schindler

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

La Jolla cross controversy continues: Supreme Court passes on chance to rule on Soledad symbol


The U.S. Supreme Court declined June 30 to immediately review a lower court’s decision regarding the constitutionality of the cross atop Mount Soledad in La Jolla.

All Boxed In: La Jolla residents say design of Torrey Pines home creates blind spots, hazards

Torrey Pines window

“Any reputable architect or contractor should be able to see the current box will cause safety problems.” — Tom Rushfeldt

Mayor Faulconer’s visit to La Jolla inspired hope for change

meet the mayor - close up

Long-time La Jolla resident, Betty Dow, and I attended the meeting at La Jolla Rec Center last Monday evening to know our new mayor better and to listen to his plans to support our great community. We were enlightened and thrilled with his vision for our city.

Prosecutor: Woman stole millions from La Jolla businessmen, mother-in-law

A woman embezzled millions from a La Jolla restaurant and nightclub where she worked as a bookkeeper, as well as her former mother-in-law, and stole military spousal benefits to which she wasn’t entitled, a prosecutor told a jury June 16.

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