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.
Many La Jollans are turning 100 this year. As they celebrate their centennial year, so is a distinguished La Jolla landmark – the Grande Colonial Hotel – that opened its doors to guests on Feb. 1, 1913. The Colonial Apartments and Hotel, as it was called then, was billed as a luxurious blend of European elegance and contemporary American ambience overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The original white, wood-framed building was designed by Richard Requa, the master architect of the California Exposition in Balboa Park. It is the oldest original hotel in La Jolla.
The latest public art work in the Murals of La Jolla art series was installed on Nov. 13 at 7744 Fay Ave. Titled “Applied,” by artist Richard Allen Morris, it is the eighth in the series being funded by the La Jolla Community Foundation.