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  • How to Save a Life: Girl Scout troop brings CPR training to Muirlands Middle School in La Jolla

    How to Save a Life: Girl Scout troop brings CPR training to Muirlands Middle School in La Jolla

    Girl Scout Troop 3803 is dedicated to the business of saving lives. The troop of five — Selma Hyytinen, Allison Foerster, Maggie Johnson, Natalie Saham and Amber Watt — developed a plan to bring CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automatic external defibrillator) training to Muirlands...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Riders of the Purple Sage! Lavender buds are coming

    Kitchen Shrink: Riders of the Purple Sage! Lavender buds are coming

    KITCHEN SHRINK: Since I was a teen, the lovely lavender flower has been my secret weapon — I used it to create a soporific soothing bath with scented salts or fresh buds sprinkled in the water to ease my achy muscles, and then lull me into a restful sleep; dotted the essential oil on my temples...

  • Monthly Community Healing Clinic comes to La Jolla

    Monthly Community Healing Clinic comes to La Jolla

    A sunny Sunday afternoon in La Jolla on May 6, provided the perfect backdrop for the first free monthly Community Healing Clinic at La Jolla Community Center, at which practitioners presented the meditation-based healing practice known as Sat Nam Rasayan. The clinic — which will return 3-5 p.m.,...

  • PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Meet Ron Jones, the voice of La Jolla

    PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Meet Ron Jones, the voice of La Jolla

    If it’s a public event in La Jolla, Ron Jones is probably holding the microphone. And that’s ironic because, with his thunderous, properly enunciating baritone, he’s the only guy in any crowd who doesn’t need a microphone to be heard. A resident of La Jolla for more than 40 years, the St. Paul,...

  • Let's Review: Israel craft retrospective shines at Mingei Museum

    Let's Review: Israel craft retrospective shines at Mingei Museum

    News about Israel is not often as good as "Israel: 70 Years of Craft and Design," the new exhibition at the Mingei International Museum. Presented in collaboration with Balboa Park's House of Israel, it's a display that includes ornate religious objects and ingenious contemporary pieces and celebrates...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Orange you glad? Winter's sassy citruses

    Kitchen Shrink: Orange you glad? Winter's sassy citruses

    KITCHEN SHRINK: Mounds of golden spheres perfume the supermarket aisles this season with a dizzying array of juicy varieties. But not all oranges are created equal, each one having a distinct shape, size, color (both rind and flesh), flavor and ease of peeling. All varieties — whether sweet, tart...

  • La Jolla Newcomers Club open to new members; outings planned for March and April

    La Jolla Newcomers Club open to new members; outings planned for March and April

    The La Jolla Newcomers Club welcomes residents who have moved to the 92037 ZIP code within the last three years to join their activities and meet new friends while learning about the community. There are hiking, golfing, Mah Jongg games, book groups, movie groups, dinners, Wall Street month meetings...

  • UNSPEAKABLE DIFFICULTY: La Jolla Elementary student with rare disease reaches out

    UNSPEAKABLE DIFFICULTY: La Jolla Elementary student with rare disease reaches out

    At first glance, Christopher looks and holds himself like any other 6-year-old boy. But, like one in every 6 million people in the world, he suffers from a rare disorder called Phelan-McDermid Syndrome. One of its hallmark symptoms is a severe delay, or complete absence, of speech.

  • CANCER DANCER: La Jolla oncologist cuts rugs with her patient

    CANCER DANCER: La Jolla oncologist cuts rugs with her patient

    When most people age out of their childhood dreams, that’s it, they’re gone. But Dr. Irene May-Ling Hutchins hit upon a loophole. An oncology and hematology fellow at Scripps Green Hospital, she now ballroom-dances, just like she did before medical school, as a feature act at cancer fundraisers.

  • North Coast Rep Theatre explores 'This Random World'

    North Coast Rep Theatre explores 'This Random World'

    THEATER PREVIEW: Playwright Steven Dietz's "This Random World" (having its West Coast premiere at North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach this weekend) examines how different life today is from the days most Baby Boomers knew growing up. NCRT artistic director David Ellenstein, who has worked...

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