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  • Bishop’s grad launches skateboard company: Sweetride debuts at La Jolla Open Aire Market in December

    Bishop’s grad launches skateboard company: Sweetride debuts at La Jolla Open Aire Market in December

    Appealing to the more casual skateboard rider — think boarding to the beach or to run an errand — the La Jolla-based Sweetride skate company launched online at www.sweetride-us.com on Nov. 26 and then with a stand at the La Jolla Open Aire Market the next day. The company will continue to have...

  • A Year of Service: La Jolla’s Rotary Clubs discuss 2016 projects, accomplishments

    A Year of Service: La Jolla’s Rotary Clubs discuss 2016 projects, accomplishments

    The motto of Rotary International is “Service Above Self,” and while each of the 35,000 clubs worldwide interpret that their own way, La Jolla’s four Rotary Clubs (those west of Interstate 5) truly go above and beyond. Whether it’s across the street or around the world, La Jolla’s Rotarians were...

  • 6th-grader loves her role in 'Miracle on 34th Street'

    6th-grader loves her role in 'Miracle on 34th Street'

    For many people, the 1947 film “Miracle on 34th Street,” has maintained its popularity throughout the decades. Luckily for those who remember it (and those who have never seen it), the San Diego Musical Theatre’s version is onstage through Dec. 24 at the Horton Grand Theatre. Julia Van Skike, a...

  • La Jollan adds role in 'White Christmas' to her list of performances

    La Jollan adds role in 'White Christmas' to her list of performances

    Claire Scheper said she began taking voice lessons about five years ago because she loved to sing, but never dreamed that would lead to performing on stage. “I never expected to be in musical theater,” she said. “As soon as my voice teacher, Karyn Overstreet, sent me to my first audition, I fell...

  • La Jollans to join British ukulele orchestra at MCASD

    La Jollans to join British ukulele orchestra at MCASD

    If you’ve been wanting to check-off your bucket list playing music at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s (MCASD) Sherwood Auditorium, this may be your last chance, since the concert hall will be eliminated in the remodel and extension of the building starting January 2017. La Jolla Music...

  • 2 Greens, 7 Films + 1 Rock Band kick off ArtPower’s Filmatic Series

    2 Greens, 7 Films + 1 Rock Band kick off ArtPower’s Filmatic Series

    Sam Green and Brent Green are not related, but they’re both filmmakers, each known for creating multimedia performances that combine inventive cinema with storytelling and music. And both were onstage for “Live Cinema” Nov. 9 at UCSD’s Qualcomm Institute, narrating their films while a band provided...

  • Joyce Cutler Shaw: 'Fierce' La Jolla artist shines in documentary

    Joyce Cutler Shaw: 'Fierce' La Jolla artist shines in documentary

    For over 40 years, multimedia artist Joyce Cutler-Shaw, who has called La Jolla home since 1959, has been exhibiting her drawings, artist’s books and installations at museums and libraries around the world. She is now the subject of “She is Fierce,” a new 30-minute documentary that was screened...

  • A (Not-So) Random Act of Kindness: Sunrise Rotary gives $3,800 to theater charity project

    A (Not-So) Random Act of Kindness: Sunrise Rotary gives $3,800 to theater charity project

    To lift the curtain for young people who might not otherwise be able to attend a theatrical production, J*Company Youth Theater offers a “Random Act of Culture” night. The next one was just guaranteed by the La Jolla Sunrise Rotary Club through a $3,800 donation to the theater company during the...

  • People in Your Neighborhood: Meet martial artists Terry Sanchez

    People in Your Neighborhood: Meet martial artists Terry Sanchez

    For Twins Dragon sports center owner Terry Sanchez, studying martial arts and self-defense methods has been a lifelong passion. At his 7524 La Jolla Blvd. studio the San Diego offers Kenpo, karate, boxing, Thai kickboxing, grappling and fencing. It all started when he was a child, and these days,...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Crash course in Thanksgiving leftovers

    Kitchen Shrink: Crash course in Thanksgiving leftovers

    KITCHEN SHRINK: A friend recently confided in me that she purposely buys a skimpy turkey, usually under 10 pounds even if she's hosting a crowd so that she doesn't have to deal with leftovers, especially day-old breast meat that could double for Styrofoam, and a bulky carcass that takes over the...

  • La Jolla artist’s retrospective provides quiet moments at Halloween Bash

    La Jolla artist’s retrospective provides quiet moments at Halloween Bash

    The pre-Halloween “Art After Dark” event at Oceanside Museum of Art on Oct. 28 was full of eye-popping surprises. For starters, there was a 30-foot airplane parked outside, courtesy of artist Dustin Otterbach. Inside, mixing with hundreds of costumed guests and nonstop DJ music, there were burlesque...

  • How to Weave a Painting: The Loft to showcase La Jolla artist's work

    How to Weave a Painting: The Loft to showcase La Jolla artist's work

    If you look at the recent series of paintings by La Jolla artist Mohan Sundaresan collectively titled “Woven Paintings,” from afar, they seem like regular geometrically-oriented works made with a brush and deep rich colors. However, if you get real close and examine each carefully, you realize...

  • Students tour Research Vessel Sally Ride

    Students tour Research Vessel Sally Ride

    La Jolla High class visits new oceanography ship Students in Dave James’ marine science classes at La Jolla High had the opportunity Oct. 30 for a private tour of the state-of-the-art oceanography Research Vessel (R/V) Sally Ride. “I really got a sense for what life with a career of studying marine...

  • Salvation Army’s ‘Women of Dedication’: Three La Jollans among those honored for community service

    Salvation Army’s ‘Women of Dedication’: Three La Jollans among those honored for community service

    The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary announced its 52nd annual Women of Dedication honorees at a reception Nov. 3 at the La Jolla Country Club, chaired by Joye Blount, Jeri Rovsek and Delores McNeely. Three of the 12 award recipients for 2017 are La Jollans — Sally Fuller, Tracy Lyon and Caroline...

  • IDEAS performance blends dance, dreams, technology at UCSD

    IDEAS performance blends dance, dreams, technology at UCSD

    Everyone knows: good ideas can make great things happen. In 2013, UC San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute initiated the IDEAS program to encourage faculty and students in visual arts, music, theater and dance to take advantage of the Institute’s advanced audio-visual capabilities in staging their works....

  • 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...

  • Lifeguarding is a career choice for Dana Nelsen

    Lifeguarding is a career choice for Dana Nelsen

    — KNOW YOUR LIFEGUARD: When I went to meet permanent lifeguard Dana Nelsen at La Jolla Shores for the last interview of our Know Your Lifeguards series, one of her colleagues told me, “Oh, are you interviewing the best lifeguard in all of San Diego?” It’s hard to verify if the statement is true,...

  • La Jolla Community Calendar, Sept. 1-8

    La Jolla Community Calendar, Sept. 1-8

    ▪ UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography will host an Open House, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 for an evening of scientific discoveries and institutional updates over coffee and dessert. Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences, Margaret Leinen, will discuss conservation efforts and Assistant...

  • Photos: La Jolla Music Society presents 30th SummerFest gala

    Photos: La Jolla Music Society presents 30th SummerFest gala

    Iris and Matthew Strauss hosted the La Jolla Music Society SummerFest 30th Anniversary Gala, Aug. 13, 2016 at their estate in Rancho Santa Fe. The Music Society holds two galas each year, using proceeds to support its Education & Community Outreach Program and also the artistic programming of major...

  • Photos: Luau & Legends of Surfing Invitational supports Moores Cancer Center; touched by volunteer's death

    Photos: Luau & Legends of Surfing Invitational supports Moores Cancer Center; touched by volunteer's death

    The 23rd Luau & Legends of Surfing Invitational took place Aug. 21, 2016 on the beach near Scripps Pier in La Jolla to support cancer research and patient care at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. Sadly, a death occurred at the event when volunteer Francis Todd, 62, who was on his board monitoring...

  • La Jolla Community Calendar, Aug. 25

    La Jolla Community Calendar, Aug. 25

    ▪ Brady “Orca” Bradshaw will discuss apnea theory and ways to maximize the lengths at which swimmers and divers can hold their breath under water, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 at 1008 Torrey Pines Road. Sponsored by La Jolla Swim & Sport. Suggested donation $25. (858) 454-4002. Thursday, Aug. 25...

  • Prepare for 'Landing' - New painting replaces first in Murals of La Jolla program

    Prepare for 'Landing' - New painting replaces first in Murals of La Jolla program

    It looks like The Girl from Ipanema went walking ... The first mural installed through the Murals of La Jolla Program in 2010, “Girl from Ipanema” by Kim MacConnel, was replaced this week with Heather Gwen Martin’s new work “Landing.” One of the largest in the Murals program, installation of the...

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