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  • La Jolla-based company helps legally blind runner finish Boston Marathon

    La Jolla-based company helps legally blind runner finish Boston Marathon

    Legally blind marathon runner Erich Manser finished the Boston Marathon April 17 in 5:11:30, using technology developed by La Jolla-based company Aira. The advancement, a wearable device that can help the visually impaired in their daily lives, passed its first test in a competitive run. “Running...

  • La Jolla ‘medium priority’ on City bike lane plan; DecoBikes could be needed to bridge travel gaps

    La Jolla ‘medium priority’ on City bike lane plan; DecoBikes could be needed to bridge travel gaps

    On a scale of “medium,” “high” or “higher,” two La Jolla bike lanes among the 90 projects in the San Diego Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) Strategic Implementation Plan, ranked “medium” in priority. A one-mile stretch of Villa La Jolla Drive (between its two intersections with Gilman Drive) and...

  • La Jolla's WindanSea reopened after sewage spill

    La Jolla's WindanSea reopened after sewage spill

    County health officials closed the north side of WindanSea beach early afternoon Thursday, April 20 from Nautilus Street north to Marine Street after a sewage spill occurred at the 102 Fern Glen pump station. Signs were posted to notify beach-goers that about 2,000 feet of beach was closed to human...

  • La Jolla Concours d’Elegance 2017 sees record attendance

    La Jolla Concours d’Elegance 2017 sees record attendance

    Although the number totals are still rolling in, organizers say increases in social media exposure, the quality of cars on display and the show’s international reputation were factors in drawing thousands to the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, April 7-9 with LPL Financial as the big day’s title sponsor....

  • Mayor’s $3.6 billion budget focus: Infrastructure, safety, services

    Mayor’s $3.6 billion budget focus: Infrastructure, safety, services

    San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer released his proposed citywide budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018) on April 13 and despite some “belt-tightening” and an overall reduction of 3.5 percent, the Mayor said the budget allows for continued focus on “street repair, public safety...

  • La Jolla Village Merchants learn of free SDSU business consulting

    La Jolla Village Merchants learn of free SDSU business consulting

    The La Jolla Village Merchants Association (LJVMA) board was briefed on a free consulting program for small businesses during its April 12 meeting at La Jolla Library. Known as Aztec Consulting, the program pairs San Diego State University (SDSU) undergraduate students with small businesses in...

  • Rep shares future San Diego airport plans with La Jolla Rotarians

    Rep shares future San Diego airport plans with La Jolla Rotarians

    Future plans for San Diego International Airport include the demolition of current Terminal 1 and construction of a new 1,500,000-square-foot, 30-aircraft-gate facility that could extend up to 150 feet above the ground. Airport planning manager Ted Anasis shared details of the upcoming construction...

  • Grad student rides the waves to research surfers’ bacteria

    Grad student rides the waves to research surfers’ bacteria

    UC San Diego chemistry graduate student Cliff Kapono has surfed waves all over the world, collecting body surface and fecal samples from fellow surfers to answer the question: Do those who surf in different oceans and seas have the same bacteria and/or chemicals? An aggregate of microorganisms...

  • La Jolla Shores Association supports Princess Street beach access

    La Jolla Shores Association supports Princess Street beach access

    The La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA) board at its March 12 meeting approved a motion to support the California Coastal Commission (CCC) in its quest to reopen public beach access on Princess Street. The access lane has been closed off for decades, pending a legal battle between the adjacent property...

  • Couple Cares About Climate Change; La Jollans spearhead effort to end fossil fuel use

    Couple Cares About Climate Change; La Jollans spearhead effort to end fossil fuel use

    Nancy and Derek Casady (ages 75 and 81, respectively) have been in the front row of the Climate Change fight since 2014. They live in La Jolla with their daughter, Jennifer, and son-in-law Jerry Phelps, and granddaughters, who also collaborate in the trenches. “We have a wonderful family life,...

  • Torrey Pines Road Corridor Phase 2 to begin this fall

    Torrey Pines Road Corridor Phase 2 to begin this fall

    Although it was not on the agenda and there was no public notice, an in-depth presentation on the Phase 2 of the Torrey Pines Road Corridor Project — set to begin this fall and be completed by Memorial Day 2018 — was given at the April 6 La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA) meeting at...

  • Deadline set for private security sign-ups in Bird Rock

    Deadline set for private security sign-ups in Bird Rock

    A September deadline has been set for Bird Rock residents to sign up for private security patrols through La Jolla Safety before the effort will be abandoned. At the Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC) meeting on April 4, organizer Ron Fineman said the group does not have enough sign-ups to launch...

  • Lifeguards present case against Fire-Rescue convergence

    Lifeguards present case against Fire-Rescue convergence

    San Diego Fire-Rescue Department officials presented the San Diego City Council Public Safety & Livable Neighborhoods committee with the CityGate study on lifeguard services, April 5, which reviewed and made recommendations on operational, economic and dispatch issues. After the presentation, several...

  • Work on La Jolla's Whale View Point sidewalk starts on Coast Blvd.

    Work on La Jolla's Whale View Point sidewalk starts on Coast Blvd.

    A part of the long-awaited Whale View Point Shoreline Enhancement Project began last week and is expected to be finished in mid-May: the installation of 1,100 linear feet of sidewalk and two pedestrian beach-access ramps along Coast Boulevard south of Cuvier Street. The budget for the project is...

  • La Jolla YMCA construction project advances on schedule

    La Jolla YMCA construction project advances on schedule

    With an August opening in the works, La Jolla YMCA is halfway through construction of its new Dan McKinney Family Center on the 8355 Cliffridge Ave. campus. According to YMCA staff, the construction is right on schedule. Once the new facility opens, the current wellness center will move to the...

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