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  • 'Retired' Dr. Philip Azer continues ER work

    At 82 years old, Dr. Philip Azer has retired from his job of working 60 hours a week on call at Scripps Mercy Hospital as an ear, nose and throat doctor. Now he works only 40 hours. The Boston area native — who received his medical degree from SUNY Buffalo in 1961, during John F. Kennedy’s first...

  • La Jolla gallery features work by Carl Ekstrom: Chairman of the surfboard

    La Jolla gallery features work by Carl Ekstrom: Chairman of the surfboard

    Carl Ekstrom shows this reporter a photo of himself surfing taken from the deck at Duke’s La Jolla, sometime in the 1960s. “That’s me, doing a bottom turn on an asymmetrical,” he says, beaming. “I’m going up into there.” Ekstrom, 76, doesn’t surf anymore, but his surfboard designs still will for...

  • People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: J.J. Smith takes in recycling, gives out happiness

    People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: J.J. Smith takes in recycling, gives out happiness

    Editor’s Note: The “People in Your Neighborhood” series shines a spotlight on locals we all wish we knew more about! La Jolla 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...

  • How SIO's Dr. Ram talks science to religious leaders

    How SIO's Dr. Ram talks science to religious leaders

    Through the windows of his corner office at Scripps Institution of Oceanography — the office he inherited from Sally Ride after she moved back to the UC San Diego physics department in the early 2000s — Dr. Veerabhadran Ramanathan has yet to see any of the disastrous effects of global warming predicted...

  • Assignment Macedonia: La Jollan Cal Mann joins the Peace Corps

    Assignment Macedonia: La Jollan Cal Mann joins the Peace Corps

    Cal Mann is a La Jollan who has always embodied the philosophy of giving back to his community. But recently, he felt a greater urge tugging at him to leave La Jolla for a spell to help others around the world. That’s how he ended up in Macedonia, working for the Peace Corps. Throughout his years...

  • People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet Brick & Bell Café owner Peter Schumacher

    People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet Brick & Bell Café owner Peter Schumacher

    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,...

  • People in your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet yoga, meditation teacher Erhard Vogel

    People in your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet yoga, meditation teacher Erhard Vogel

    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,...

  • 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...

  • Rotarian Ken King is proud community booster

    Rotarian Ken King is proud community booster

    New Rotary Club of La Jolla president Ken King was born in San Diego, graduated from Granite Hills High School and then San Diego State University. He began his career in the swimming pool construction business in 1976, and in 1985, King founded San Diego Pools, which he still owns and operates....

  • 10 Questions: Fundraising is Micki Olin’s way to give back to her community

    10 Questions: Fundraising is Micki Olin’s way to give back to her community

    — 10 QUESTIONS: Micki Olin invests her energy in community service, including contributions to La Jolla High, Gillispie School, and The Bishop’s School. She served six years on Bishop’s Annual Giving Campaign and Auction, which provides funding for financial scholarships. As a member of Las Patronas,...

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