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Sherri Lightner Press Conference: Petition will NOT support minimum wage increase in San Diego

Councilmember Sherri Lightner speaks in favor of the minimum wage ordinance and denounces the petitions circulating to repeal it.

City Council District 1 Councilmember Sherri Lightner held a press conference Aug. 22 outside La Jolla Village Square to affirm her support for the minimum wage increase and earned sick leave ordinance.

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.

Crustaceans get the spotlight at Birch Aquarium lecture in La Jolla

Ghost crabs are nocturnal, but can often be seen at dusk or occasionally during the day, particularly when the weather is cloudy. Photo by Tracy Parris

Our local ecological reserve is host to countless crustaceans — barnacles, shrimp, crabs and spiny lobsters. Compared to the relative dearth of diversity of local human citizens, La Jolla’s crustaceans constitute an incredibly varied group of arthropods.

SANDAG shifts trolley bridge location near La Jolla

Artist’s rendering of la Jolla Village Square shopping center with a proposed, three- story parking garage (gray roof in foreground) and trolley stop that would serve the San Diego Trolley’s extension through University City to the UCSD campus, VA medical Center and UTC Westfield mall. Courtesy of SANDAG

Others oppose trolley stop and parking garage at La Jolla Village Square.

BREAKING NEWS: Agency has tips for wildfire safeguards for Californians


With the wildfires already affecting parts of California and the threat rising across the state, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) offers wildfire prevention tips for residents. You can protect your home and prepare your family for wildfires. Wildfires move fast and embers can be blown more than a mile from the flames so it is critical to take action to make your home wildfire-resilient.

BREAKING NEWS: San Diego County Sheriff’s Department order evacuation for fire in Fairbanks Ranch area

An air tanker drops retardant on the north edge of Santaluz, with 4S Ranch in background in the Rancho Santa Fe area on May 13, 2014. As of 8:30 a.m. May 14, the fire has burned about 1,550 acres and is 25 percent contained. (Photo by Leo Nicolet)

Residents in the Fairbanks Ranch area are being evacuated due to the Bernardo Fire. Homes are being notified by phone and Sheriff’s Deputies will be going door to door. An evacuation center has been set up at Torrey Pines High School located at 3710 Del Mar Heights Road.

UPDATED APRIL 17: Responding to trolley bridge concerns, SANDAG director ‘optimistic’ compromise can be reached

Gary Gallegos

The issue is on SANDAG’s May 9 board agenda, 10 a.m. 401 B St. (7th floor) in downtown San Diego.

In case you missed it! Lunar eclipse photographed by Pearl Preis

Lunar Eclipse of April 14, 2014. By Pearl Preis

This awe-inspiring photo chronicling the stages of the lunar eclipse Monday night (April 14) was captured by photographer Pearl Preis from 11 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. over La Jolla. Wow.

UTC residents ask SANDAG to reassess trolley alignment

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Proposed track location moved away from Mormon temple but closer to condo complex

Familiar La Jolla face, lifeguard Ed Harris appointed to City Council

Ed Harris discusses addresses a meeting of the La Jolla Parks and Beaches, Inc. advisory group to the City of San Diego in 2012.

Harris was appointed to represent District 2, which includes Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, Point Loma, Bay Ho, Bay Park, Morena, Midway and North Bay. The seat opened up when Faulconer was elected mayor in February.

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    The Torrey Pines varsity football team scrimmaged against San Marcos on Friday, Aug. 22. Their first game is at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. […]
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