Outdoors

  • Bishop’s grad launches skateboard company: Sweetride debuts at La Jolla Open Aire Market in December

    Bishop’s grad launches skateboard company: Sweetride debuts at La Jolla Open Aire Market in December

    Appealing to the more casual skateboard rider — think boarding to the beach or to run an errand — the La Jolla-based Sweetride skate company launched online at www.sweetride-us.com on Nov. 26 and then with a stand at the La Jolla Open Aire Market the next day. The company will continue to have...

  • 130 young surfers compete at La Jolla Shores Beach Menehune

    130 young surfers compete at La Jolla Shores Beach Menehune

    More than 130 surfers, ages 7-16 participated in the 51st annual Menehune Junior Surf Contest, Saturday, Oct. 29 at La Jolla Shores Beach. Organized by WindanSea Surf Club, the event drew participants from the Bay Area to Baja California, who competed for prizes in various age divisions. Top honors...

  • County bike trail may reduce traffic lane on Gilman Drive

    County bike trail may reduce traffic lane on Gilman Drive

    City engineers outlined two upcoming projects at the La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA) meeting Nov. 3 — a bicycle lane that will run along Gilman Drive from La Jolla Village Drive to SR 52, and the installation of a 250-foot-long connecting sidewalk on La Jolla Mesa Drive. The bicycle...

  • Go, Wheeler, Go! La Jollan embarks on lifetime adventure after college

    Go, Wheeler, Go! La Jollan embarks on lifetime adventure after college

    When La Jolla native Tom Wheeler started college at UC Santa Clara four years ago, he didn’t know what the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) was. Today, he has walked over 2,000 miles of the 2,650-mile hiking trail that runs almost parallel to the West Coast from the Mexico to the Canadian border, and...

  • What are we surfing in? A look at stormwater infrastructure in La Jolla

    What are we surfing in? A look at stormwater infrastructure in La Jolla

    The recent Surfer Health Study (Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, UC Berkeley, Soller Environmental and Surfrider Foundation, September 2016) found human fecal pollution in almost all stormwater discharges measured at the Tourmaline Surf Park storm drain in the 2014 and 2015 wet...

  • Water quality at The Cove prompts San Diego Triathlon to relocate swim to the Shores

    Water quality at The Cove prompts San Diego Triathlon to relocate swim to the Shores

    The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), a La Jolla-based non-profit dedicated to providing opportunities for physically-challenged people that organizes the San Diego Triathlon Challenge (SDTC), has confirmed to La Jolla Light its decision to move the swim leg of the triathlon from La Jolla Cove to...

  • What are we swimming in? Experts weigh-in on beach water advisories

    What are we swimming in? Experts weigh-in on beach water advisories

    After 14 years of holding the La Jolla Cove 10-Mile Relay Swim at the Village enclave, organizers decided to relocate the 15th edition on Sunday, Sept. 25 to La Jolla Shores. The reason behind the move was the high levels of Fecal Indicator Bacteria (FIB) found at The Cove, which prompted a Bacteria...

  • 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.)...

  • Stoked in Spirit: Young Christians bond over surfing and faith

    Stoked in Spirit: Young Christians bond over surfing and faith

    Every Thursday night a group of young surfers paddle out together at a La Jolla beach. They call themselves the “Surf Church,” and afterwards meet at La Jolla Christian Fellowship (627 Genter St.) for pizza and prayer. Their meetings began in January 2015, and as co-founder Alex Reynolds explained,...

  • Swimmers sought for 10 Mile Relay benefit

    Swimmers sought for 10 Mile Relay benefit

    The 15th edition of the La Jolla Cove 10 Mile Relay, “A Celebration of Swimming and Community Giving,” is planned to take place 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. The event was not held in 2014 due to the construction at the Cove, and while the current sea lion situation is less than ideal, relay organizers...

  • Local foundation backs USA Paralympic Games team

    Local foundation backs USA Paralympic Games team

    Challenged athlete Rudy Garcia-Tolson will swim his most important race in the Rio Paralympic Games on Sept. 13, one day before his 28th birthday. “For that day, the best gift will be to have won the gold medal,” he said. The Riverside native is one of 120 athletes competing with Team USA in the...

  • La Jolla Parks & Beaches moves to secure 'sea lion busters'

    La Jolla Parks & Beaches moves to secure 'sea lion busters'

    To get the ball rolling, now six weeks after marine biologist Doyle Hanan turned in his report on the sea lion population at The Cove to the City of San Diego, the La Jolla Parks & Beaches (LJP&B) advisory group voted to send a letter to the Mayor and the Park & Rec Department to prompt action...

  • Soaring to Recovery: Veterans try paragliding to find inspiration in La Jolla

    Soaring to Recovery: Veterans try paragliding to find inspiration in La Jolla

    Army Veteran Damien Burch came back from Iraq and Afghanistan unscathed physically, but mentally and emotionally, his struggles are as real as any other. He battles anxiety and alcoholism on a daily basis. However, in collaboration with the non-profit group Warrior Passion, he organized a paragliding...

  • Lifeguarding is a career choice for Dana Nelsen

    Lifeguarding is a career choice for Dana Nelsen

    — KNOW YOUR LIFEGUARD: When I went to meet permanent lifeguard Dana Nelsen at La Jolla Shores for the last interview of our Know Your Lifeguards series, one of her colleagues told me, “Oh, are you interviewing the best lifeguard in all of San Diego?” It’s hard to verify if the statement is true,...

  • Photos: Pancake breakfast brings flapjacks and fun at annual event by Kiwanis Club of La Jolla

    Photos: Pancake breakfast brings flapjacks and fun at annual event by Kiwanis Club of La Jolla

    The 53rd annual Kiwanis Club of La Jolla Pancake breakfast brought together the community and children of all ages to the La Jolla Recreation Center, July 23, 2016 for a morning of family fun. Themed “Flapjacks and Families,” the event offered all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausages, pony rides,...

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