Lifestyle

  • Koi Wellbeing in La Jolla hosts blood drive

    Koi Wellbeing in La Jolla hosts blood drive

    BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Koi Wellbeing hosted an event combining community and wellness by partnering with the San Diego Blood Bank to honor Heart Health month, Feb. 17, at 5632 La Jolla Blvd. Leah Freeland, a San Diego native and co-owner of KOI, has been donating blood since age 15, when she discovered...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Lemon Law; Let's put the squeeze on sourpusses

    Kitchen Shrink: Lemon Law; Let's put the squeeze on sourpusses

    KITCHEN SHRINK: After I recently treated myself to an anti-aging birthday facial, I was reminiscing of an incident years ago when my girlfriend and I indulged in a spa day of pampering, including a stress-relieving massage, invigorating facial and light, healthy lunch. Sipping on a cool glass of...

  • Frontline Cancer: DART takes aim at rare cancers

    FRONTLINE CANCER: Feb. 27 is Rare Disease Day. The emphasis will be on research and the theme "Research brings hope." A "rare disease" in the United States is defined as a condition that affects fewer than 200,000 Americans at any given time. In a population exceeding 325 million people, that makes...

  • Building Bridges, Not Walls: Solidarity Sunday group forms in La Jolla to offer tools for activism

    Building Bridges, Not Walls: Solidarity Sunday group forms in La Jolla to offer tools for activism

    The newly formed La Jolla Chapter of the Solidarity Sundays network has a message for the politically charged women of San Diego: Resist. Get involved. Speak up. To get this message across, chapter members hung a banner across the Torrey Pines Road footbridge on Feb. 14 with the word “resist” on...

  • People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet vocalist and poet ‘Grandpa’ John Meyer

    People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet vocalist and poet ‘Grandpa’ John Meyer

    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 you’d like us to profile,...

  • La Jolla’s Black Pioneers, Part 3: An African-American community shaken by World War II

    La Jolla’s Black Pioneers, Part 3: An African-American community shaken by World War II

    Editor’s Note: Each issue in February will contain a story from this four-part series on the life and times of those African-Americans who made La Jolla their home in the Village’s early days. We hope you find it as interesting and informative as we did bringing it to you. In 1937, the two mules...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for events: Feb. 16-22

    La Jolla's Best Bets for events: Feb. 16-22

    Four Art Displays Opening Feb. 17, “Sum of the Parts,” a curated selection of artists working in collage, and “17 Collages from the Athenaeum’s Permanent Collection,” will be on view through March 25 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. The opening reception is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb....

  • Natural La Jolla: Showy snowy egrets are elegant fishers

    Natural La Jolla: Showy snowy egrets are elegant fishers

    NATURAL LA JOLLA: The snowy egret, Egretta thula, is a small and delicate shorebird with beautiful plumage. They are also one of the easiest herons to identify because of their pure white feathers, yellow skin near their beaks, piercing yellow eyes and bright yellow slippers. They have black legs...

  • La Quinta Arts Festival marks 35 years, March 2-5, 2017

    La Quinta Arts Festival marks 35 years, March 2-5, 2017

    BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: For the 35th consecutive year, art lovers and collectors will gather at the La Quinta Arts Festival, Thursday, March 2 through Sunday, March 5, 2017 for the ultimate annual fine art and culture experience. Produced by the non-profit La Quinta Arts Foundation, La Quinta Arts...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Plant-based pastrami, anyone?

    Kitchen Shrink: Plant-based pastrami, anyone?

    KITCHEN SHRINK: When my Ottawan cousin recently visited San Diego for a few days of paradise and an escape from her Arctic winter peeked into my refrigerator, her jaw hung open. What happened to her carnivorous cuz, the charcuterie queen? Growing up on the East Coast, we practically sucked in cured,...

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