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  • 6 reasons San Diego Restaurant Week 2017 must be on your 'must do' list

    6 reasons San Diego Restaurant Week 2017 must be on your 'must do' list

    San Diego Restaurant Week (SDRW) is back to kick off 2017 with food, fun and memories, Jan. 15-22. This foodie-favorited event is celebrating its 13th year of bringing people together to dine out, reconnect and indulge. With more than 180 participating restaurants to choose from across every neighborhood...

  • Cafe presents work of two local artists

    Cafe presents work of two local artists

    Throughout the month of January, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is featuring the work of Andrew Najera and Mieko Anekawa at 5627 La Jolla Blvd. A Southern California native, Andrew Najera’s natural talent and passion for drawing was nurtured under accomplished, local artist Judy Nachazel. After high...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Going Nuts Over Seeds — Part 2

    Kitchen Shrink: Going Nuts Over Seeds — Part 2

    KITCHEN SHRINK: When I was growing up, chia pets were all the rage. As a gag for my Sweet 16 birthday, one of my friends gave me a kitschy chia dog that magically grew a luxurious "fur" coat after I placed hundreds of tiny chia seeds on the canine's bare body, and watered them religiously for several...

  • La Jollans knit scarves for homeless people

    La Jollans knit scarves for homeless people

    For three months, mothers and daughters from the La Jolla-based National Charity League (NCL) San Diego Chapter partnered with retirement home Casa de Mañana residents to knit 150 scarves for homeless people. The scarves were distributed during the Dec. 10 Salvation Army Luncheon at Mariners Point....

  • Documentary on aging well features busy senior Sharon Russakoff

    Documentary on aging well features busy senior Sharon Russakoff

    In her early 20s, UTC resident Sharon Russakoff suffered an accident that left her with a chronic disability and made daily routines increasingly harder as time passed. Now, at age 71, she will be portrayed as an example of how to age successfully in the KPBS-TV documentary “Re’flect.” Russakoff’s...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Going Nuts over Seeds — Part 1

    Kitchen Shrink: Going Nuts over Seeds — Part 1

    KITCHEN SHRINK: It's funny how we find some seeds annoying and unappealing like the bitter ones we accidently bite into from oranges and lemons, the black ones we embarrassingly spit out from watermelons, and the tiny ones that get stuck between our teeth from blackberries, while other seeds are...

  • It’s a treat to meet at the Brick & Bell Café in La Jolla Village

    It’s a treat to meet at the Brick & Bell Café in La Jolla Village

    In the heart of La Jolla Village sits a small, red-brick building that houses one of the area's most popular coffee houses and bakeries, Brick & Bell Café. Colonial-style bells mounted on the inside and outside add to the charm of this neighborhood gathering place.  On any given day, a steady line...

  • La Jolla's Birch Aquarium presents Seas 'n' Greetings

    La Jolla's Birch Aquarium presents Seas 'n' Greetings

    Guests visiting Birch Aquarium at Scripps are treated to special appearances by their Scuba Santa for the aquarium's holiday celebration, Seas 'n' Greetings, which runs through Dec. 31. Seasonal activities are included with aquarium admission and features the Scuba Santa Kelp Dive Show, a scavenger...

  • People in Your Neighborhood: Meet La Jolla artist Jane Wheeler

    People in Your Neighborhood: Meet La Jolla artist Jane Wheeler

    People in Your Neighborhood: Editor's Note: Welcome to La Jolla Light's "People in Your 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...

  • Mary, Star of the Sea lights tree for first time in decades

    Mary, Star of the Sea lights tree for first time in decades

    Note: The printed version of this story incorrectly stated the amount paid for the lights. The Church paid $4,000 for the lights and installation. In honor of its 110th anniversary, and to celebrate the Advent Season, Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church on Girard Avenue lit the tree in front...

  • 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....

  • Welcome Aboard! Navy and Marine Corps veteran creates nautical universe

    Welcome Aboard! Navy and Marine Corps veteran creates nautical universe

    “Ding, ding … ding, ding,” chimes the nautical clock every half hour inside the Nautical History Gallery & Museum at 1012 Pearl St. More than 10 model ships and hundreds of antique nautical artifacts from different eras in American history decorate the small room and workshop of Marine Corps and...

  • New Business Roundup: Three new fitness options opening in La Jolla

    New Business Roundup: Three new fitness options opening in La Jolla

    By the end of October, La Jollans will have more fitness support providers, when two new training facilities and a cryotherapy center open in the Village. F45 La Jolla With origins in Australia, and often run by current and former rugby players, F45 is considered a functional form of exercise designed...

  • Eagle Scout project provides monks with meditation gazebo

    Eagle Scout project provides monks with meditation gazebo

    When 15-year-old Bishop’s Sophomore Kaiden Cárdenas-Marouf of La Jolla Boy Scout Troop 4 was considering what his Eagle Scout project would be, he said he wanted to pick something that had meaning for him, so he went to visit the Prince of Peace Abbey in Escondido. “(I have a connection there.)...

  • La Jolla Ironwoman overcomes back injury to run 10th triathlon

    La Jolla Ironwoman overcomes back injury to run 10th triathlon

    It was 1982 when La Jollan, then 22-year-old Kathleen McCartney, participated for the first time (and won) an Ironman triathlon. “That was one of the highlights of my life and really set a course for the rest of my life,” she said in an interview with La Jolla Light. Oct. 8, she will participate...

  • 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....

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