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Residents asked to shop local in La Jolla on Small Business Saturday

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Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30, 2013 encourages people to support small businesses and shop local every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving with the incentive to “spend $10 and get $10 back” with an offer from American Express.

Is fashion lovelier the second time around? Yes! Say La Jolla’s resale shop proprietors (and their customers)

Spacious and clean, the Echoes Too Resale Boutique on Fay Avenue features items that never go out of style. Photo by Susan DeMaggio

La Jolla consignment shops, like much of La Jolla, do things a little more upscale than other places. Often called “boutiques” or by names synonymous with Hollywood glamour, La Jolla resale shops sell brand name, designer clothes.

La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events: April 26-May 5: Music, dance, photo/art exhibits, La Jolla Half Marathon, Cinco de Mayo party, historical walking tours and more

Photo by Aaron Goulding

La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events from April 26-May 5, 2013 include music and dance performances, photography and art exhibits, La Jolla Half Marathon, Cinco de Mayo party, La Jolla Symphonny concerts and historical walking tours of La Jolla Village.

Charting History: La Jolla Map Museum hosts special California collection by Jacinto ‘Jo’ Mora

Richard Cloward, director of the Map & Atlas Museum of La Jolla, points to the Walt Disney Studios illustrated on Jo Mora’s colorful map of Los Angeles. Mora included the Disney studios because he, too, liked to draw animal figures with human clothes and traits. First printed in 1942, the map is the rarest of the 14 Mora maps on display at the museum. (Photo by Linda Hutchison)

California’s colorful history and geography are alive and well-illustrated (and on display for all to enjoy) thanks to a new exhibit at the Map & Atlas Museum of La Jolla. The museum has gathered 14 maps created by California artist Jacinto “Jo” Mora from 1927 to 1949 and will display them through early December 2013. The maps — or cartes — as Mora called them, are vibrant and light-hearted. They reflect Mora’s love of California and his background as a book illustrator and cartoonist. The majority of Mora’s maps in the collection depict California, including the entire state, the Monterey Peninsula, Yosemite, Catalina, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

San Diego’s unique ‘Palette to Palate’ event to combine art, music and food for La Jollans

‘Lackadaisical Lady Fish’ by Irene de Watteville is a sample of the imaginative table décor that will be on display at Palette to Palate, April 27, 2013. (Photo by Raymond Elstead)

Synergy Art Foundation — dedicated to supporting local artists and funding community arts projects and San Diego Visual Arts Network (SDVAN), which maintains a website full of arts resources and facilitates collaborations — are inviting art-, music-, food- and fun-lovers to what they’re calling a spectacular FUNdraiser on April 27, 2013.

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, April 11-April 20


La Jolla Photo Travelers Club shows pictures from a trip to India; La Jolla Garden Club shares ‘The A to Z of Attracting Birds and Butterflies to Your Garden;’ Riford Library shows a film noir classic; six spring concerts to be performed around town; Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation in La Jolla adds extra screenings: April 13-14

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner helps celebrate 2012 Art Prize winners at La Jolla’s Athenaeum Music & Arts Library


The San Diego Art Prize, funded by San Diego Visual Arts Network, is an annual award given to two established artists, who in turn, choose an emerging artist for the award. Selected works of the 2012 winners, established artists Jeffery Laudenslager and Arline Fisch and emerging artists Deanne Sabeck and Vincent Robles, are now on view through May 4, 2013 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. in La Jolla.

Keikis to hang ten at Menehune Surf Contest in La Jolla Shores

Photo by Claudia Perez.

La Jolla Shores Surfing Association is accepting applications for its annual Menehune Surf Contest on April 20 at La Jolla Shores. The deadline for registration is April 13.

The Seal Deal: Part 3 of La Jolla Light series explores the pinniped world at Children’s Pool

People crowd the Children’s Pool beach at sunset to see the harbor seals. (Photo by Daniel Solomon)

The presence of harbor seals at the Children’s Pool in La Jolla generates a lot of interest and a lot of controversy. Visitors and residents alike have questions about the seals, and much misinformation abounds. In the interest of setting the record straight, La Jolla Light reached out to seal expert Monica DeAngelis with NOAA for all the information we could gather.

Luxury and style meet at Symphony Home Décor & Design in La Jolla

Luxury in custom provisions is the speciality at Symphony Home Décor & Design, 7447 Girard Avenue in La Jolla. (Courtesy Photo)

At a store with a name like Symphony Home Décor & Design, prospective clients might expect to find only the most exquisite furnishings and fabrics available, materials that express a harmonious agreement of design and color at the store in La Jolla Village.

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