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Op-Ed: End the Government Shutdown Now by Congressmember Scott Peters (D-52)

Congressmember Scott Peters (center) engages in bipartisan discussions in Washington, D.C.

The federal government is shut down for the first time since 1995. It doesn’t have to be this way and Congress could end it tomorrow. … In San Diego County, more than 30,000 federal workers are being kept from their jobs, many in positions that support our military and help protect the country.

County to offer free depression screenings

Three depression screenings will be offered in La Jolla.

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), in partnership with Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP), is hosting its annual series of free depression screenings until Oct. 12 at each of the 45 locations countywide.

Downhill biking now prohibited at Torrey Pines State Reserve in La Jolla

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Biking downhill on the paths of the Torrey Pines State Reserve, above Torrey Pines State Beach, has been prohibited as of Oct. 1, with officials citing safety concerns.

Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial is open as usual, despite government budget shutdown

Mount Soledad in La Jolla. Courtesy

While the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial is owned by the Federal government, it receives no federal funding. Its operations are funded totally through the nonprofit Mt. Soledad Memorial Association, which maintains the memorial under the direction of its landlord, Navy Region Southwest, here in San Diego. The association funds the memorial through the sale of black granite plaques honoring veterans on the Veterans Memorial Walls, membership fees and donations.

Atlantic Meets the Pacific: La Jolla event to unite innovators in tech, science, health

Chris Anderson, former editor in chief of Wired magazine and co-founder and chair of 3DRobotics, will present ‘Domestic Drones: the Next Decade of American Airspace,’ 9 a.m. Oct. 4.

UCSD is again teaming up with The Atlantic magazine to host The Atlantic Meets the Pacific, bringing top-tier innovators in technology, the sciences and health together for nearly three days of lectures, panel discussions and workshops, Oct. 2-4.

Legislation protecting lifeguards injured on the job to take effect Jan. 1

Lifeguards rush back to shore on a jet ski after rescuing capsized kayakers near La Jolla’s sea caves.

Until legislation authored by state Sen. Marty Block was signed into law this year, San Diego lifeguards were not offered the same, full disability coverage as police and other emergency medical services personnel.

Second round of La Jolla Cove cleanup begins Tuesday, Sept. 24

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The second phase of cleanup at the Cove started Tuesday, Sept. 24 and will continue through Friday, Sept. 27.

Paper or ? Plastic bag ban to come before San Diego City Council

This ‘turtle’ was spotted stumping for the cause Sunday afternoon at La Jolla Open Aire Market. Courtesy

District 1 City Councilmember and Council Pro Tem Sherri Lightner is leading the way toward San Diego’s reduction of single-use plastic bags at grocery stores and retail outlets.

Group hopes to create safe bike/car culture for La Jolla

The City of san Diego’s new agreement with the bike-sharing project, DecoBike, could bring more bicyclists into the streets of La Jolla.

When it comes to biking in La Jolla, it is both the journey and the destination. The destination is why bike share supporters think La Jolla is a desirable community to install newly approved bike share stations, and the journey is what determined the current amount of bike lanes and paths in La Jolla.

Veterans Prepare for National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic

More than 100 recently injured Veterans from across the country are set to gather in San Diego for the 6th National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic Sept. 14-20, including La Jolla Shores.

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