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La Jolla sisters launch pop-culture T-shirt line

There are currently four designs in the Emortal T-shirt line. Courtesy

The Velasquez sisters — Alexis and Iberia — have a passion for fashion. So much so that 14-year- old The Bishop’s School student Iberia and 23-year-old La Jolla Country Day School grad Alexis have already launched an online T-shirt company, Emortal.

Baseball: La Jolla Country Day School Torreys fall to Parker Lancers at Petco Park, 3-2

Dylan Robertson of La Jolla Country Day School exults as teammates approach him after scoring on Jaylon King’s pinch-hit single to tie the score 1-1 in the fifth inning. (Photo by Ed Piper)

With just under 3,000 fans watching at Petco Park April 8 in the inaugural game of the Coastal South League season, La Jolla Country Day coach John Edman had a fine line to walk in the bottom of the fifth inning with his Torreys down 2-1 — stay with his lefty ace, Alfonso Rivas, who had given up only one earned run to rival Parker School, or bring in righty freshman Brennan Rubin against the right-handed hitter Nate Glasser, who already had an RBI hit off Rivas.

La Jolla High School Softball: Katja Sarain, Stephanie Alvarez help keep it loose

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La Jolla High School batterymates Katja Sarain and Stephanie Alvarez pack a powerful punch for the Vikings: Sarain leads all Division IV pitchers in strikeouts, with 62 in 76 innings. Alvarez, who recently moved to catcher, is busting the softball at a robust .514 clip on 18-for-35 hitting, with 16 RBIs and a home run. The pair of three-year starters, captains of a team with a lot of newbies onboard, tries to help keep it loose.

UCSD’s Osher Institute to mark 40th anniversary at dinner gala

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a by-invitation dinner Wednesday, April 30 in the Great Hall at UCSD’s International Center.

Burning Red Gala draws La Jolla High School Foundation supporters

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“Burning Red” was the theme of The Foundation of La Jolla High School’s annual fundraising gala, which took place March 22, 2014 at Green Acre on Campus Point in University City. Merriment at the Burning Red Gala Bash included food, drinks, auctions and dancing to music by The Jones Revival band.

Staff at La Jolla’s Muirlands Middle School host farewell lunch for Principal Hargrave

ane Wheeler (left) presents Chris Hargrave (center) with a tribute plaque.

Muirlands Middle School teachers, staff and foundation members bid farewell to Principal Chris Hargrave at a going away luncheon in the school library March 21. Hargrave had been principal since 2003.

District attorney faces first challenge for office in 11 years

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The Light met with two DA candidates to talk about their plans to protect the region. An interview with the third, Terri Wyatt, runs in next week’s edition.

La Jolla High School baseball team offers skills clinic to La Jolla Youth Baseball players

La Jolla High School Varsity Baseball Coach Gary Frank addresses the La Jolla Youth Baseball players at the end of the clinic. (Courtesy Photo)

La Jolla High School’s Varsity Baseball team hosted a clinic for La Jolla Youth Baseball’s Bronco and Pony players (ages 11-14) on March 9. A dozen Varsity players and six coaches under the direction of Head Coach Gary Frank organized a two-and-a-half hour clinic with multiple infield and outfield drills, base running instruction, pitching and catching sessions, and seven hitting stations with individual instruction. Some 35 LJYB players participated and got a feel for how things operate at the high school level, playing on the LJHS state-of-the-art field, hanging out in the varsity clubhouse, and having a debrief in the home dugout.

Tips for safe surfing, texting, posting online: Expert talks to La Jolla parents about the power of the Internet

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As Internet safety expert Jon Moffat began his presentation on March 6 to parents with kids in La Jolla schools, he acknowledged that the magnitude of the Internet and all that’s accessible to children online make parents want to “throw every electronic device off a cliff.” However, he argued, that’s not the answer.

La Jolla’s Bishop’s School takes first in San Diego Mock Trials

After their victory, the Bishop's School team celebrates their victory in the courtroom. Courtesy

Three La Jolla Schools placed in the top 10 at the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) Mock Trials with The Bishop’s School winning first place, La Jolla Country Day School taking third, and La Jolla High School placing seventh.

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