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1913-2013 (and counting): Grande Colonial Hotel marks 100 years in La Jolla with special events

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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.

Spike & Mike adds three more Festival of Animation shows in La Jolla

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Due to “overwhelming fan response” (read: sold-out shows) Craig “Spike” Decker has extended the run of Spike and Mike’s Festival of Animation 30th Anniversary show at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St. in La Jolla.

La Jolla auto show to rev folks’ engines with luxury rides, art, music and retro cocktails at Concours d’Elegance

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Luxury and classic automobile enthusiasts are headed to the Village for the ninth annual Concours d’Elegance, April 5-7

Surf Diva camps coach kids to ride the waves with confidence in La Jolla

Surf Diva Surf School’s staff and campers know it’s all about safe fun in the sun. (Courtesy Photo)

Based in La Jolla, Surf Diva Surf School is back with its famous co-ed kids and teen’s camps — La Jolla Surf Camp and American Surf Academy. Celebrity locals and twin sisters Izzy and Coco Tihanyi, who grew up surfing at La Jolla Shores, own the Surf Diva Surf School and Boutique. Awarded Nickelodeon’s Parents’ Choice for surf schools, Surf Diva’s La Jolla Surf Camp and American Surf Academy provide the best kids co-ed surfing program in San Diego. Girls and boys, ages 5-10, and teens, ages 11-17, learn to surf and participate in activities emphasizing ocean and beach awareness.

[Exclusive VIDEO] Disney’s ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ and ‘The Simpsons’ Director Rich Moore draws crowds to Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation in La Jolla

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Sold-out audiences of nearly 500 people at each screening filled the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Sherwood Auditorium in La Jolla for the 30th anniversary of Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation during the weekend of March 1-2, 2013 in which Rich Moore was the special guest. Moore is the director of Disney’s Oscar-nominated animated film, “Wreck-It Ralph.” He has also directed many popular episodes of “The Simpsons” and “Futurama” during the first few seasons of those shows.

‘Lifelike’ exhibit re-imagines reality at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla

Two ‘Lifelike’ curators, MCASD’s Jill Dawsey and Walker Art Center’s Siri Engberg

If you are a fan of pop art, photorealism, and all their concomitants, you won’t want to miss “Lifelike,” an engaging array of delightful, disturbing, meticulous re-creations of everyday things now on view at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla.

H. Moradi Jewelers in La Jolla offers trend-setting and pre-owned fine jewelry

H. Moradi Fine and Estate Jewelers is located at 1237 Prospect St., Suite A in La Jolla.

H. Moradi is one of La Jolla’s go-to jewelers for fine and estate pieces since 1999. Its staff recently returned from Miami’s annual convention for antique and estate jewelry vendors and is now showcasing a superb collection of one-of-a-kind pieces in precious metals.

En Garde! Bet your buns there’s a burger war going on … in La Jolla

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The burger is back! In addition to honoring the classic we all know and love, local hamburger emporiums are taking them up a notch by offering unique flavor pairings, better buns and craft beers.
La Jolla Light asked the burgermeisters to give us the particulars on their patties.

Music, art and dining should bring PGA visitors to Haute La Jolla Nights, Jan. 24-26 during Farmers Insurance Open

La Jolla-based rock and roll band will bring it during Haute La Jolla Nights events coinciding with the Farmers Open golf tournament.

The La Jolla Village Merchants Association will partner with the Farmers Insurance Open to bring Haute La Jolla nights, a series of free concerts, fine art, shopping and dining deals to La Jolla Village during the PGA Tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course, Jan. 21-27.

La Jolla Village merchants team with golf tournament to offer perks at 2013 Farmers Insurance Open

Haute La Jolla Nights will take place in La Jolla Village from Thursday, Jan. 24 through Saturday, Jan. 26 during the 2013 Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament. The “nights” will include concerts, art gallery exhibits, entertainment and specials from La Jolla shops and restaurants. A listing of participating La Jolla merchants is available at LaJollaBytheSea.com (Courtesy Photo)

The 2013 Farmers Insurance Open and La Jolla Village Merchants Association have joined forces to introduce an evening concert series called, Haute La Jolla Nights. The event will take place the week of the Farmers Insurance Open, Thursday, Jan. 24 to Saturday, Jan. 26 with shuttle service, live music, art, shopping and fine dining for patrons. Festivities will begin after golf play each day.

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