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Waves for Worry? Scientists weigh-in on status of radioactive waters from Fukushima reaching California coast

Waves for Worry? (Photo illustration by Daniel K. Lew)

When the roof blew off reactor building No. 3 at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011 releasing toxic amounts of radioactivity into the environment, Californians felt safe knowing the disaster was unfolding more than 5,000 miles away across the Pacific. However, the same ocean that separates us from Japan also connects us and the radioactive waters that have been riding a current for more than three years are expected to wash ashore some time this year.

Massive anchovy school migrates off La Jolla Tuesday, July 8

Pool of anchovies off Scripps Pier in La Jolla, July 8, 2014. SIO

A giant school of Northern Anchovy formed a dark band off La Jolla on July 8, off Scripps Pier.

Coldwell Banker Residential acquires Middleton & Associates Real Estate in La Jolla

Jamie Duran, president of Coldwell Banker’s Orange County, Desert Resorts and Greater San Diego companies; Justin DeCesare, CEO of Peter Middleton & Associates; Peter Middleton; Jeff Nunn, Coldwell Banker La Jolla branch manager; and Marty Conrad, Coldwell Banker San Diego regional vice president (Courtesy Photo)

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Southern California has acquired the assets of Middleton Team Inc. in La Jolla, which does business as Middleton & Associates, a boutique luxury real estate brokerage.

La Jolla YMCA gymnasts take national title

Front Row: Veronice House, Danielle Plumb, Julie Dodet, Sophie Loupias, Lauren Langbort and Kirsten Larsen. Middle Row: Hailey Berry, Sydney Arthur-Ridgeway, Ruby Rothman, Bridgette Bergman, Shulamit Crevoshay, Andrea Guerra and Savannah Lawson. Back Row: Kailley Callamaras, Josie Edmiston, Taylor Martin, Emily Veliz, Kailie Giebink, Marina Movellan, Paige Harris, Montana Ruderman and Caitlin Sanders. Courtesy

La Jolla YMCA Gymnastics Team was one of 30 teams from across the country selected to compete at the USA Gymnastics All National Championships, June 21-22 in Orlando, Florida.

New workout and exercise center invites La Jollans to get into ‘The Zone’

Members can have one-on-one fitness advice or participate in group sessions.

The Zone Training Center’s mission is to provide members with the only workout they’ll ever need, said owner Ned Myan. New clients will receive a fitness analysis where their goals and aspirations are determined.

Parks & Beaches board reviews La Jolla issues with mayor’s rep

Francis Barraza is Mayor Kevin Faulconer's District 1 representative. Ashley Mackin

At the June 23 La Jolla Parks and Beaches (LJPB) meeting, board members were visited by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s District 1 representative Francis Barraza.

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

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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.

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