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  • La Jolla’s Black Pioneers, Part 4: Decline and dissolution of an African-American community

    La Jolla’s Black Pioneers, Part 4: Decline and dissolution of an African-American community

    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. La Jolla’s Black Pioneers,...

  • 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...

  • Valente Hair & Co. offers 'luxury for everybody' in La Jolla

    Valente Hair & Co. offers 'luxury for everybody' in La Jolla

    BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: If you've never had your hair done in Italy — and chances are you haven't — you can come close to that experience at Valente Hair & Co. on Girard Avenue, which next month celebrates its first full year in business. Its 26-year-old owner is San Diego-raised Laura Valente, a graduate...

  • 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...

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