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‘Bike for Self Confidence’ event to raise funds for La Jolla children in distress

some colorful bikes will be available and included in the admission ticket for the Bike for self confidence event. Courtesy Photo

Organizers describe the inaugural Bike for Self Confidence fundraiser, 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at Ellen Browning Scripps Park, 1133 Coast Blvd., as “the ride of your life” down Mount Soledad.

A benefits for Childrens Smiles, funds raised will be used to help build the confidence of children who have been abused or experienced a traumatic event. In this case, a 4-year- old girl named Ciara.

Aroma Café offers a chic collection of dining experiences in La Jolla

Ben Tashakorian and Oved Haskal, two of Aroma Cafe’s owners. Courtesy Photo

It’s a restaurant, it’s a bakery, it’s a sports bar, it’s a nightclub: It’s Aroma Café, La Jolla’s largest restaurant at 11,000 square feet.

Doctor to discuss mental health initiative in La Jolla

Mauricio Tohen, M.D., of the University of Texas, will discuss “Transforming Mental Health Through Leadership and Collaboration: From Clinical Epidemiology to Clinical Trials,” 7-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at Sanford Children’s Research Center, 10905 Road to the Cure, building 12 (North Torrey Pines and Science Park Roads). The free lecture is hosted by the International [...]

La Jolla’s Afghan-American pizzaman may have the recipe!

By Linda Hutchison Where does one cuisine end and another begin? It may seem a long way from the rice and naan and kabobs of Afghanistan to the Italian-American pizza of La Jolla, but to Samay “Sam” Qadiri, there’s no distance at all, just a short leap of the imagination. As the owner of Pizza [...]

Meditation man guides his students toward a calmer, more balanced self

Michael DeFrancisco of La Jolla's Blessing Meditation Center

“Meditation always looks like it’s somewhat esoteric, but it’s not — it’s practical,” says Michael DeFrancisco, who has taught it to people of all ages and backgrounds.

Concierges guide La Jolla visitors toward a perfect stay

La Valencia concierge Kali McDonald was able to track down a hard-to-find champagne for one guest. "It really made their stay special," she said.

For today’s tech-savvy traveler, a wealth of information about his or her travel destination is just an iPhone app or web search away. Yet, concierge desks at La Jolla hotels aren’t exactly collecting dust, with many guest-planning professionals busier than ever.

War Stories: Historical Society exhibit paints portrait of La Jolla during WW II

Carol Olten browses through a scrapbook Don Schutte compiled of his experiences during World War II.

During the dark days of the Second World War, La Jolla would often dim to the occasion, as depicted in the La Jolla Historical Society’s current exhibit about life in La Jolla during the war.

Panera Bread debuts in La Jolla Village

An employee is surrounded by Panera goodies. DAVE SCHWAB Photo

Any way you sliced it, the new Panera Bread in the heart of La Jolla was creating a buzz last week.

La Jolla open houses starts off holiday shopping

Entertainers add to the scene on Girard Avenue during the 2009 open house.

A group of La Jolla merchants in the 7700-7800 blocks of Girard Avenue is having their annual Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7.

The top 10 views in La Jolla

Scripps Pier is part of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. While not open to the public, the nearby beach is a great spot for a walk or watching surfers. You can find the pier and beach by going north on Torrey Pines Road. Turn left at La Jolla Shores Drive and left again on El Paseo Grande. Street parking available. Or you can park at nearby Kellogg Park, which is to the south. Photo: Andrew Pfeiffer

La Jolla’s Scenery is awe inspiring. The local ecology, topography and coastline are a treat to the eyes. The Light presents our top 10 views in La Jolla.

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