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  • Natural La Jolla: Summer fun in La Jolla as days wind down to fall

    Natural La Jolla: Summer fun in La Jolla as days wind down to fall

    NATURAL LA JOLLA: Summer is slowly drawing to an end as many kids are already heading back to school. It will still be a while before our temperatures dip down and we return to the cool breezy days of the fall, so there are plenty of things to see and do in La Jolla before summer fades away. Snorkeling...

  • Ladies First! Part 2: 13 San Diego art museums have women at the helm

    Ladies First! Part 2: 13 San Diego art museums have women at the helm

    Here are six more of the women who head local arts institutions, some of them recent arrivals and some of them longtime leaders in the field; including Erika Torri, executive director of La Jolla's Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. La Jolla Light published Part 1 listing the seven other museum directors...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Summer school for foodies

    Kitchen Shrink: Summer school for foodies

    KITCHEN SHRINK: To keep you on your toes this laid-back summer, and help you get the best out of the season's culinary and solar bounty, here's a quiz on everything from barbecues and bugs to sunburns and stone fruits. Check out next week's column for the answers. • Multiple choice: 1. Watermelons,...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Summer desserts easy on your scale

    Kitchen Shrink: Summer desserts easy on your scale

    KITCHEN SHRINK: We can have our cake and eat it, too, if we choose lighter desserts (less sugar and fat), and forego the traditional summer lollapaloozas — ice cream sundae extravaganzas, salted caramel brownies, and triple-decker cakes and trifles. While the concept of healthy desserts sounds...

  • Frontline Cancer: 'Luau & Legends of Surfing' benefit to draw focus on melanoma, Aug. 13 in La Jolla

    Frontline Cancer: 'Luau & Legends of Surfing' benefit to draw focus on melanoma, Aug. 13 in La Jolla

    FRONTLINE CANCER: Melanoma has a long memory. Quite often, it is the delayed consequence of sunburns or repeated, intense sun exposures experienced as a child or teen — the coveted golden tan of youth come back to haunt. Early sun exposure (ultraviolet radiation) can damage the DNA in skin cells...

  • The Pride of Ownership: La Jolla resident has three restored vintage cars

    The Pride of Ownership: La Jolla resident has three restored vintage cars

    By the time La Jolla resident Bill Roper was a toddler back home in Mississippi, he was the family car authority. A self-proclaimed car nut, he fondly retells a story from his youth in which his expertise was tested. “My dad and granddad would take me into town and I would just name every car...

  • Bird Rock Coffee Roasters welcomes new artists for August exhibit

    Bird Rock Coffee Roasters welcomes new artists for August exhibit

    Bird Rock Coffee Roasters Art & Music Collective is showcasing new works from returning Bird Rock artists Chris Lever and Chris Mc Grath, as well as engaging works from two new artists — Jon Savage, with his pop art style, and Luis Ortega, with his spectacular waterscapes in his new “Aquatic” series....

  • PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Meet La Jolla bookseller Nancy Warwick

    PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Meet La Jolla bookseller Nancy Warwick

    Editor’s Note: La Jolla Light’s “People in Your Neighborhood” series shines a spotlight on locals we all wish we knew more about! Light staff is out on the town talking to familiar faces to bring you their stories. If you know someone you’d like us to profile, send the lead via e-mail to editor@lajollalight.com...

  • PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Meet La Jolla Shores volunteer and businesswoman Angie Preisendorfer

    PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Meet La Jolla Shores volunteer and businesswoman Angie Preisendorfer

    Editor’s Note: La Jolla Light’s “People in Your Neighborhood” series shines a spotlight on locals we all wish we knew more about! Light staff is out on the town talking to familiar faces to bring you their stories. If you know someone you’d like us to profile, send the lead via e-mail to editor@lajollalight.com...

  • Ladies First! Part 1: 13 San Diego art museums have women at the helm

    Ladies First! Part 1: 13 San Diego art museums have women at the helm

    There is a well-known gender gap when it comes to museum directorship, according to the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and the National Center for Arts Research (NCAR), but according to a recent report, "while progress is incremental, the needle is moving with changes accomplished through...

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