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  • La Jolla Shores board stands by dockless bike ban

    La Jolla Shores board stands by dockless bike ban

    Rather than sign on to a community resolution seeking regulation of the dockless bikes that have sprung up around San Diego, the La Jolla Shores Association is standing by their request for a full-out ban. And they are not the only groups exploring a ban of some time.

  • La Jolla Town Council examines mental-health component of homelessness

    La Jolla Town Council examines mental-health component of homelessness

    As long as they don’t commit a crime, next to nothing can be done to get mentally ill people off La Jolla’s streets. That was the unfortunate, yet hardly surprising, take-away from the latest La Jolla Town Council forum on homelessness. Held during the community group’s May 10 meeting at the Rec...

  • La Jolla Permit reviewers green-light Marengo Morton project

    La Jolla Permit reviewers green-light Marengo Morton project

    The La Jolla Development Permit Review Committee (DPR) gave Michael Morton of Marengo Morton Architects the go-ahead to remodel the front yard of a single-family residence at 622 Palomar Avenue, and convert an existing second-floor office to a companion unit. Morton gets to proceed to the La Jolla...

  • La Jolla Village Merchants elect new president, announce dockless bike news

    La Jolla Village Merchants elect new president, announce dockless bike news

    The La Jolla Village Merchants Association (LJVMA) has a new president. Board member Alisha Hawrylyszyn Frank, proprietor of Fiercely Optimistic at 1237 Prospect St., was unanimously elected to fill the position vacated by James Niebling during the organization’s May 9 meeting at the Riford Library....

  • New Business Roundup: More food, fashion and facials come to La Jolla

    New Business Roundup: More food, fashion and facials come to La Jolla

    New businesses that have opened – or are eagerly waiting to open their doors – in La Jolla do what they can to feed the senses. Here’s a look at the newest shops offering gourmet meats and French macarons, beachy boho fashion, ocean-inspired art, and a little self-pampering.

  • Four La Jolla projects funded in Mayor’s budget plan

    Four La Jolla projects funded in Mayor’s budget plan

    District 1 City Council member and Budget Committee Chair Barbara Bry told La Jolla Light about the proposed budget, "The Mayor is proposing zero impacts to core services and Fiscal Year 2019 looks strong.”

  • Complaining-room only at permitters meeting

    Complaining-room only at permitters meeting

    It was complaining-room only at the La Jolla Development Permit Review Committee (DPR) meeting on April 17 at the Rec Center, where angry neighbors outnumbered committee members two-to-one and not one of three Coastal Development Permit (CDP) applications was approved. A clear winner emerged in...

  • Design style no piece of cake for Hillside Drive developer: But Shores permitters OK his La Jolla project

    Design style no piece of cake for Hillside Drive developer: But Shores permitters OK his La Jolla project

    In its third presentation to the La Jolla Shores Permit Review Committee (PRC) meeting April 16, the Side LLC project raised some questions about the terms within the La Jolla Shores Planned District Ordinance (PDO) — its blueprint for design — specifically, the suggestion that the upper floors...

  • LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    Permit Review board approves two projects Two projects got the green light at the La Jolla Development Permit Review (DPR) Committee meeting, April 10. Both had nearly been fast-tracked at the last DPR meeting on March 20. Applicants Bill Metz and Peter Weinberg received a Coastal Development Permit...

  • On the BioMed Pathway: La Jolla High program offers students hands-on career insight

    On the BioMed Pathway: La Jolla High program offers students hands-on career insight

    The first group of seniors set to complete the BioMed Pathway program at La Jolla High School are filtering into area labs and research facilities to gain hands-on experience reflective of their advanced biomedical studies.

  • Crime and Public-Safety News: April 19

    Crime and Public-Safety News: April 19

    Student behind threat at La Jolla High expelled, held in juvenile hall The student who made a threat of violence against La Jolla High School last month has been expelled, and the details of the case have been handed over to the Juvenile District Attorney’s office, San Diego Police Department Lt....

  • La Jolla Half Marathon to roll through town this Sunday

    The La Jolla Half Marathon and 5K, described as a “challenging, hilly course with iconic distractions,” returns 7 a.m. Sunday, April 22, bringing thousands of runners from Del Mar to La Jolla Cove. The 13.1-mile half marathon course starts at the Del Mar Racetrack and proceeds through Del Mar into...

  • BIKE-AGEDDON! La Jolla meetings put dockless companies in bicycle hot seat

    BIKE-AGEDDON! La Jolla meetings put dockless companies in bicycle hot seat

    Last week, La Jolla Village Merchants Association and La Jolla Town Council heard from the companies behind the dockless bikes and scooters many complain are blocking their public right-of-ways, doing business without paying taxes and endangering the lives of users and pedestrians.

  • La Jolla Kiwanians, veterans honored with Mount Soledad plaque

    La Jolla Kiwanians, veterans honored with Mount Soledad plaque

    Cal Swanson and Schutte are former and current Kiwanis Club of La Jolla members, and now join the ranks of those with a plaque on the Mount Soledad National Veterans Memorial. A Kiwanis meeting and plaque unveiling took place April 13

  • Physician turned entrepreneur begins work with new patients: San Diego Union-Tribune, L.A. Times and La Jolla Light

    Physician turned entrepreneur begins work with new patients: San Diego Union-Tribune, L.A. Times and La Jolla Light

    Growing up in apartheid South Africa, the son of Chinese immigrants, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong got his information and entertainment from daily newspapers. Television was banned in that country until he was 23. When he started saving money for college, he turned to newspapers again, plucking hundreds...

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