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  • 10 Questions: Jeanne Jones celebrates all life's goodness

    10 Questions: Jeanne Jones celebrates all life's goodness

    Jeanne Jones is the author of 33 books and a highly sought-after menu consultant. Her column, "Cook It Light," is syndicated and reaches 30 million readers throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean each week. Locally, she has served on many boards for both the arts and scientific research....

  • Prized musical memoir 'The Lion' opens at The Old Globe

    Prized musical memoir 'The Lion' opens at The Old Globe

    Now playing at The Old Globe Theatre is the Drama Desk Award-winning musical, "The Lion," written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer, who said he knew he wanted to make music all his life. "It seemed like the most natural thing in the world for me," Scheuer said in an interview with La Jolla Light....

  • 'Peerless' production shines at Moxie Theatre

    'Peerless' production shines at Moxie Theatre

    Once again, for Moxie Theatre, less is more. Last month, Moxie closed its 11th season with a super-successful run of “Ruthless,” a campy musical about a grade-school girl who will stop at nothing to get the lead in her school play. Now Moxie starts its 12th season with the aptly-named “peerless,”...

  • Review: 'October Sky' is a sensational production

    Review: 'October Sky' is a sensational production

    A 1950s mining town comes to the stage in The Old Globe Theatre’s West Coast premiere of the musical “October Sky,” inspired by the 1999 Universal Pictures film based on a true story. Rachel Rockwell, director and choreographer, worked with composer/lyricist Michael Mahler to create this absorbing...

  • La Jolla "futurists" eye designs for next wave of modern living

    La Jolla "futurists" eye designs for next wave of modern living

    "Welcome to another one of our mind-blowing lectures," joked Sheldon Brown, director of the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at UC San Diego on the evening of Sept. 9. Brown then proceeded to lay the groundwork for the night's presentation, "Future Domestic Robots: Design Fiction and...

  • Theater Review: Cultures clash and results are laughs in 'Tiger Style' at La Jolla Playhouse

    Theater Review: Cultures clash and results are laughs in 'Tiger Style' at La Jolla Playhouse

    Mike Lew must have had a grand plan for his future after he graduated from La Jolla High School to start a career in the theater. He went to Julliard to earn an artist diploma in playwriting, and at Yale, he earned a B.A. with a double major in directing and writing. His work has appeared in theaters...

  • New art lines the walls of café gallery in Bird Rock

    New art lines the walls of café gallery in Bird Rock

    Through the month of September, internationally acclaimed artist Peggy Hinaekian is exhibiting her abstract work on canvas, along with signed and numbered prints, at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, 5627 La Jolla Blvd. Also on exhibit are the photographs of La Jolla High School sophomores Mack Bonebrake...

  • Exhibit showcases groundbreaking local photographers

    Exhibit showcases groundbreaking local photographers

    Starting Friday, Sept. 23, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) galleries in La Jolla will offer a 10-week look at "The Uses of Photography: Art, Politics, and the Reinvention of a Medium." The exhibition highlights a network of artists connected with UCSD's Visual Art Department who, from...

  • People in the Neighborhood: Meet Susie Grafte of Ooh La La Dance Academy

    People in the Neighborhood: Meet Susie Grafte of Ooh La La Dance Academy

    Editor's Note: Welcome to La Jolla Light's "People in the Neighborhood" series, which shines a spotlight on notable locals we all wish we knew more about! Light staff is out on the town talking to familiar, friendly faces to bring you their stories. If you know someone you'd like us to profile...

  • The Go-Go’s end farewell tour with rockin’ homecoming concert in Los Angeles

    The Go-Go’s end farewell tour with rockin’ homecoming concert in Los Angeles

    — CONCERT REVIEW: With a signature blend of catchy pop hooks, California surf-rock guitar riffs, punk-attitude lyrics and girl-group harmonies, The Go-Go’s have made a lasting impression in the music world. Thirty-eight years after forming in 1978, the all-female pop/rock band bid adieu to the...

  • Photos: American Patriot Award Gala held aboard USS Midway in San Diego

    Photos: American Patriot Award Gala held aboard USS Midway in San Diego

    The 10th annual Midway American Patriot Award Gala was hosted aboard the USS Midway Museum, Sept. 1, 2016 in downtown San Diego. The Midway American Patriot Award honors extraordinary individuals who exemplify the finest of American ideals, recognizing individual acts as well as cumulative lifetime...

  • Prestigious watch brand, Patek Philippe, now at CJ Charles Jewelers in La Jolla

    Prestigious watch brand, Patek Philippe, now at CJ Charles Jewelers in La Jolla

    — BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: As of September 2016, CJ Charles Jewelers in La Jolla is an official retailer for the Swiss watch brand, Patek Philippe, which is renowned for innovation, quality and heritage. Established in Geneva in 1839, Patek Phillipe is the last independently family-owned watch manufacturer....

  • A Better Deal Tuxedo & Suits for style and service in La Jolla/San Diego

    A Better Deal Tuxedo & Suits for style and service in La Jolla/San Diego

    — BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: What’s with all the well-dressed guys walking around Bird Rock? Chances are they’re coming out of A Better Deal Tuxedo & Suits, a family business in the neighborhood since 1998 that’s owned by happily transplanted Midwesterner Jerry Klein. Klein’s philosophy is a simple one:...

  • La Jolla landmarks flagged for LGTBQ historical context

    La Jolla landmarks flagged for LGTBQ historical context

    When architect Charles Kaminski moved to La Jolla in 1975, he was introduced to the local gay community from his apartment in the El Pueblo Ribera complex. “(The gay community) was then a handful of people, at least in my circle,” he said. The 69-year-old, who was then in his 20s, knew people from...

  • Neo-noir epic to be partly filmed in La Jolla

    Neo-noir epic to be partly filmed in La Jolla

    When a retiring cop with a violent past finds a clue in his last case that leads to his wife’s murder from 10 years before, he is presented with a choice: to go against the promise he made to his wife not to kill another man or to become a selfless hero for a city that has no hope for the future....

  • New program unites generations from Boomers to Z

    New program unites generations from Boomers to Z

    Society has mechanisms in place for those who want to adopt a child, and for children who need a parent. But what about those who would like to have a grandparent-grandchild connection? UC San Diego and retirement community Casa de Mañana have joined forces to connect individuals of different generations....

  • Start a tab for laughs, it’s ‘The Cocktail Hour’

    Start a tab for laughs, it’s ‘The Cocktail Hour’

    Millions of people like to share a cocktail now and then. Fortunately, San Diegans can now partake in a special cocktail hour when the North Coast Repertory Theatre opens its 35th season with A.R. Gurney’s witty comedy of manners “The Cocktail Hour.” The play premiered in 1988 at The Old Globe Theatre,...

  • People in La Jolla's Neighborhood: Meet Pannikin Coffee’s manager, ‘Johnny Angel’

    People in La Jolla's Neighborhood: Meet Pannikin Coffee’s manager, ‘Johnny Angel’

    Editor’s Note: Welcome to La Jolla Light’s latest feature, “People in the Neighborhood,” a series that shines a spotlight on notable locals we all wish we knew more about! Light staff is out on the town talking to familiar, friendly faces to bring you their stories. If you know someone you’d like...

  • Swimmers sought for 10 Mile Relay benefit

    Swimmers sought for 10 Mile Relay benefit

    The 15th edition of the La Jolla Cove 10 Mile Relay, “A Celebration of Swimming and Community Giving,” is planned to take place 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. The event was not held in 2014 due to the construction at the Cove, and while the current sea lion situation is less than ideal, relay organizers...

  • La Jolla News Nuggets, September 8

    La Jolla News Nuggets, September 8

    Colleagues honor Dr. Tsien upon his passing A memorial service is being planned for Roger Tsien, a longtime UC San Diego medical professor and Nobel laureate who died of unknown causes last week in Oregon at the age of 64. Tsien taught pharmacology, chemistry and biochemistry at the UCSD School...

  • La Jolla Community Calendar, Sept. 8-15

    ▪ The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which conducts daily lectures and seminars for members over 50 years old, will have an open house for new or interested members. 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10. UCSD extension campus, 9600 North Torrey Pines. (858) 534-3409. olli.ucsd.edu Thursday, Sept. 8 ▪ Sunrise...

  • All Hallows Academy: Pursuit of excellence in education in La Jolla/San Diego County

    All Hallows Academy: Pursuit of excellence in education in La Jolla/San Diego County

    — BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Jill Platt, principal of All Hallows Academy in La Jolla, knows the value of Catholic education. She’s been involved in it for more than 20 years, including the last five at the TK (Transitional Kindergarten)-through eighth-grade school on Nautilus Street that opened way back...

  • Local foundation backs USA Paralympic Games team

    Local foundation backs USA Paralympic Games team

    Challenged athlete Rudy Garcia-Tolson will swim his most important race in the Rio Paralympic Games on Sept. 13, one day before his 28th birthday. “For that day, the best gift will be to have won the gold medal,” he said. The Riverside native is one of 120 athletes competing with Team USA in the...

  • La Jolla Parks & Beaches moves to secure 'sea lion busters'

    La Jolla Parks & Beaches moves to secure 'sea lion busters'

    To get the ball rolling, now six weeks after marine biologist Doyle Hanan turned in his report on the sea lion population at The Cove to the City of San Diego, the La Jolla Parks & Beaches (LJP&B) advisory group voted to send a letter to the Mayor and the Park & Rec Department to prompt action...

  • Soaring to Recovery: Veterans try paragliding to find inspiration in La Jolla

    Soaring to Recovery: Veterans try paragliding to find inspiration in La Jolla

    Army Veteran Damien Burch came back from Iraq and Afghanistan unscathed physically, but mentally and emotionally, his struggles are as real as any other. He battles anxiety and alcoholism on a daily basis. However, in collaboration with the non-profit group Warrior Passion, he organized a paragliding...

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