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  • La Jolla High students plunge into Navy training

    La Jolla High students plunge into Navy training

    For almost an hour Sept. 15, the La Jolla High School (LJHS) Varsity Water Polo team received a water survival lesson similar to those that Navy officers must master as part of their training. “Basically, you’re teaching Marines how to survive in the water in adverse conditions, so if you fall...

  • La Jolla "futurists" eye designs for next wave of modern living

    La Jolla "futurists" eye designs for next wave of modern living

    "Welcome to another one of our mind-blowing lectures," joked Sheldon Brown, director of the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at UC San Diego on the evening of Sept. 9. Brown then proceeded to lay the groundwork for the night's presentation, "Future Domestic Robots: Design Fiction and...

  • Bird Rock holds neighborhood-safety forum: Private security, police staffing addressed

    Bird Rock holds neighborhood-safety forum: Private security, police staffing addressed

    Following a preliminary meeting in June, residents gathered at the monthly Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC) meeting Sept. 6 at the elementary school, for a forum on safety and to discuss the possibility of hiring private security to patrol neighborhoods.  Spearheaded by BRCC trustee Ron Fineman,...

  • La Jolla Ironwoman overcomes back injury to run 10th triathlon

    La Jolla Ironwoman overcomes back injury to run 10th triathlon

    It was 1982 when La Jollan, then 22-year-old Kathleen McCartney, participated for the first time (and won) an Ironman triathlon. “That was one of the highlights of my life and really set a course for the rest of my life,” she said in an interview with La Jolla Light. Oct. 8, she will participate...

  • La Jolla News Nuggets, Sept. 22

    La Jolla News Nuggets, Sept. 22

    La Jolla team wins soccer tourney Thee La Jolla Impact GU13 Blue team triumphed over a tough field of competition Labor Day weekend to win their home tournament, the La Jolla Labor Day Classic. The girls played against two teams from Arizona — Legacy White and Legacy Blue — as well as a team from...

  • Guest Commentary: Artistic expression and the fleecing of the First Amendment

    Guest Commentary: Artistic expression and the fleecing of the First Amendment

    Guest Commentary: I am saddened by the actions of our City government, which has made inexcusable bureaucratic and judicial errors, and the actions of a tiny number of San Diego citizens who allowed their personal taste to take away the artistic freedom of others. Herein I hope to make four points:...

  • La Jolla's Best Bets for events, Sept. 29

    La Jolla's Best Bets for events, Sept. 29

    Music in the Air UC San Diego Department of Music opens its fall season with pianist Aleck Karis, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UCSD campus, 9500 Gilman Drive. Concert also launches the 2016-17 installment of the department’s Wednesdays@7 concert series. Program includes...

  • La Jolla Community Calendar, Sept. 29

    Dive into Family Fun Day! With the new aquatic complex open to the public, La Jolla YMCA presents a free, family fun day open to all, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday Oct. 1 at 8355 Cliffridge Ave. Activities and games, BBQ, water safety demonstrations, splash pad and tours of the facility. (858) 453-3483....

  • San Diego Int'l Film Fest marks Gregory Peck centennial with cinema excellence award Sept. 29 in La Jolla

    San Diego Int'l Film Fest marks Gregory Peck centennial with cinema excellence award Sept. 29 in La Jolla

    The late La Jolla-born actor Gregory Peck once compared his favorite film “To Kill a Mockingbird” (directed by Robert Mulligan in 1962, in which Peck played attorney Atticus Finch) with the village of his childhood. “In the 1920s, La Jolla was a magical little resort community. … There was even...

  • La Jolla's Best bets for Events, Sept. 15

    La Jolla's Best bets for Events, Sept. 15

    Let’s Talk About Books La Jolla Pen Women present a conversation with Neal Katz, author of “Outrageous: The Victoria Woodhull Saga,” chronicling the story of the first female candidate for president. Includes an introduction and brief history of female presidents and prime ministers worldwide,...

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