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Centennial Crossroads: La Jolla Woman’s Club marks 100 years by looking ahead to 100 more

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As the La Jolla Woman’s Club prepares for its centennial in the historic Irving Gill building at 7791 Draper Ave. in October, club members are planning the next 100 years, and the many ways they can honor its mission and core values, while addressing contemporary needs.

Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins hears from constituents at La Jolla Library

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Between her stint as acting governor and birthday, La Jolla’s Assembly rep dropped by La Jolla Library.

Help Wanted: La Jolla Village Merchants have 10 openings for board trustees

LJVMA uses money to beautify and promote the Village from an annual fee on merchants in La Jolla’s business improvement district (BID), which includes businesses between the coast and Pearl Street/Torrey Pines Road.  Susan DeMaggio

The LJVMA will elect as many as 10 new board members during its October meeting

Letters to the Editor: July is a busy, productive month for Rotary Club of La Jolla

Burns Drugs’ Liz Rogers and Wayne Woods receive Community Service Achievement Awards from Rotary Club of La Jolla. Courtesy

Longtime Burns Drugs employee Liz Rogers was honored as an Outstanding Employee by the Rotary Club of La Jolla during its July 15 meeting. At the same time, Wayne Woods, who owned Burns Drugs until it closed earlier this year, received a Community Service Achievement Award from the club. The award was a surprise for Woods, who nominated Rogers for her award and attended to present her with it.

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.

Service, inventory keep A Better Deal Tuxedo at the top in La Jolla

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Exceptional customer service and an extensive inventory selection make at A Better Deal Tuxedo the place to shop for formalwear needs. The store is still booming after 17 years, said owner Jerry Klein because, “our entire inventory is on hand in our 5,000 square-foot store and most other rental stores don’t have that inventory. Since customers like to try on garments, that’s an advantage. If something doesn’t fit, our tailor or staff will change it right here.”

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.

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