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  • Christmas Parade kicks off holidays in La Jolla

    Christmas Parade kicks off holidays in La Jolla

    The streets of La Jolla were filled with the sights and sounds of the season on Sunday, Dec. 3 as more than 80 entrants — including a dozen floats — joined the 60th Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival down Girard Avenue and Prospect Street, including marching bands, drum and dance troupes, horses...

  • Residents oppose UCSD expansion project at meeting

    Residents oppose UCSD expansion project at meeting

    On Wednesday evening, Nov. 29, UC San Diego presented its draft environmental impact report (EIR) to the public for a proposed 13-acre development project near North Torrey Pines Road and Genesee Avenue. About 50 homeowners from surrounding neighborhoods filled the UCSD Faculty Club to voice their...

  • Veterans receive free PTSD therapy in La Jolla

    Veterans receive free PTSD therapy in La Jolla

    An artillery round rips through a concrete wall in the computer lab where Pablo Markesis is sending an e-mail to his parents. It lands 12 feet away from the U.S. Army specialist and fails to explode. This occurred in December 2009. But for years afterward, Markesis woke up right back in that room...

  • 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...

  • Momentum continues in La Jolla Shores dog beach project

    Momentum continues in La Jolla Shores dog beach project

    It’s been a busy few months for 17-year-old La Jolla Country Day School junior Navid Massarat in his quest to establish an off-leash dog beach on the shores north of Scripps Pier.

  • 22 La Jolla student-athletes sign letters of intent

    22 La Jolla student-athletes sign letters of intent

    What better place to host the National Signing Day San Diego event than the home of San Diego’s only major professional sports team, the San Diego Padres? Student-athletes gathered at Petco Park Nov. 8 to announce where they will attend college, what sport they will play there, and sign their National...

  • Frontline Cancer: A one-size-fits-all strategy doesn't work fighting cancer

    Frontline Cancer: A one-size-fits-all strategy doesn't work fighting cancer

    FRONTLINE CANCER: Almost two years ago in his 2016 State of the Union address, President Obama launched the U.S. Cancer Moonshot initiative, a bold, ambitious set of goals to fight cancer, including achieving a decade's worth measurable, significant progress in half the time. Almost half a century...

  • TICKETED OFF: Is this illegal La Jolla Cove parking spot entrapment?

    TICKETED OFF: Is this illegal La Jolla Cove parking spot entrapment?

    On April 26, Cheryl Aspenleiter found her car ticketed $302.50 for blocking a wheelchair access ramp near La Jolla Children’s Pool, and the irony is not lost on her. Aspenleiter serves as chairwoman of R.A.M.P. (Restore Access to Many People), a grassroots group that advocates for wheelchair ramp...

  • Bird Rock Council reviews MAD’s year: 2017 saw the program working well

    Bird Rock Council reviews MAD’s year: 2017 saw the program working well

    At its annual Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) meeting, Nov. 7 at the La Jolla Masonic Lodge, the Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC) discussed 2017 accomplishments, changes to improve the District and what the future holds. The MAD meeting took place immediately following the BRCC meeting....

  • Three projects get La Jolla CPA green light

    One home build, a second-story addition and a grading permit for retaining walls all got the OK to proceed during the La Jolla Community Planning Association meeting Nov. 2 at La Jolla Rec Center. Bird Rock house construction The first, the Hardiman Residence at 5626 Dolphin Place in Bird Rock,...

  • Corey Levitan joins La Jolla Light as staff writer

    Corey Levitan joins La Jolla Light as staff writer

    La Jolla Light welcomes Corey Levitan as its newest staff writer. Levitan will cover community and government meetings for the newspaper and website, as well as contribute science and offbeat human-interest and humor stories. He joins the news team headed by editor Susan DeMaggio, with five-year...

  • San Diego City Council unanimously approves Hillel Center project for La Jolla

    San Diego City Council unanimously approves Hillel Center project for La Jolla

    After more than two hours of debate and public testimony — and 17 years of processing — the Glickman Hillel Center for Jewish Life was unanimously approved in San Diego City Council chambers on Oct. 3. District 1 City Council member Barbara Bry made the motion to support staff recommendations to...

  • Westfield UTC to charge for parking after 2 hours

    Westfield UTC to charge for parking after 2 hours

    Westfield UTC shopping mall will soon charge visitors who park longer than two hours, according to a San Diego Union-Tribune report. The change will take effect sometime in early 2018. The reason, a mall exec said, is that some motorists park at the mall all day for free with no intention of shopping...

  • Sanitation worker pinned, likely killed, by truck Monday afternoon in La Jolla

    Sanitation worker pinned, likely killed, by truck Monday afternoon in La Jolla

    A 22-year-old sanitation worker was injured, presumed fatally, after he was pinned against a building wall by the trash truck the morning of Monday, Oct. 2 in the alley off Torrey Pines Road between Girard and Herschel avenues in La Jolla. The victim will not be identified until his next of kin...

  • Council at odds over short-term rental rules: Memo issued countering La Jolla Council member Bry’s draft ordinance

    Council at odds over short-term rental rules: Memo issued countering La Jolla Council member Bry’s draft ordinance

    Four San Diego City Council members issued a memorandum Sept. 18 addressing proposed short-term rentals (STR) policies and strategies, offering alternative regulations to the ordinance recently drafted by District 1 Council member Barbara Bry. Bry’s ordinance defines “short-term occupancy” as “any...

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