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Burning Red Gala draws La Jolla High School Foundation supporters


“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

Incumbent Bonnie Dumanis

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

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.

La Jolla teen honored at White House film fest


While her fellow classmates were experiencing a rare torrential downpour last month, one La Jolla High School junior was having a rare experience of an entirely different kind several times zones away: being recognized at the White House’s inaugural Student Film Festival.

UC San Diego symposium marks NAFTA’s 20th year

University of California President Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano was in La Jolla March 6 for the symposium marking the 20th year since implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

App-tastic! Two La Jolla students place fifth in county app design contest


Macky Broido and Max Sun took fifth place in a countywide app design contest – competing against adults, Feb. 22-23.

La Jolla Hoopster hits milestone: Viking Sophia Sowers tops 1,000 points

Practice has made perfect for Sphia Sowers, who is the third La Jolla High School player in history to score more than 1,000 career points. Ashley Mackin

While Senior Night is special for all players on the La Jolla High School girls varsity basketball team, this year’s on Feb. 13 was extra special for senior Sophia Sowers. As an announcer named each senior for her moment of fame, he revealed that Sowers had hit her 1,000th career point.

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