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  • TAKING A STANCHION: Town Council opposes La Jolla CPA vote

    TAKING A STANCHION: Town Council opposes La Jolla CPA vote

    On Sept. 13, La Jolla Town Council voted 10-1-1 to rebuke the La Jolla Community Planning Association’s (LJCPA) Sept. 6 decision (by a vote of 13-2-1) to make permanent a six-month pilot parking program at the foot of WindanSea’s Playa del Norte. Since Town Council lacks LJCPA’s authority to make...

  • Young La Jolla tennis player off to Texas tournament

    Young La Jolla tennis player off to Texas tournament

    By all other accounts, La Jolla Elementary School third-grader Jake Weiss is just like any other 8-year-old — barely able to resist spinning in a swivel chair, having a few new teeth growing in and enjoying boundless energy. But this 8-year-old is shaping up to be one of the top young tennis players...

  • La Jolla Cluster Association forms ‘social intelligence’ committee

    La Jolla Cluster Association forms ‘social intelligence’ committee

    The La Jolla Cluster Association had its first meeting of the new school year, Sept. 13 at Muirlands Middle School, to outline priorities for the year, chiefly, a concept known as “vertical integration,” in which there is consistency in the educational concepts students understand as they progress...

  • Environmental Center gets $38K for Princess St. beach-access trail design

    Environmental Center gets $38K for Princess St. beach-access trail design

    The design phase for the Princess Street beach access project got a $38,000 boost from the California Coastal Conservancy this month, giving the Environmental Center of San Diego the green light to proceed with the next big step toward reopening the long-closed access that starts alongside 7957...

  • Permitters support Chelsea Street home remodel in La Jolla

    Permitters support Chelsea Street home remodel in La Jolla

    By a vote of 6-3-1, the La Jolla Development Permit Review (DPR) committee recommended that the La Jolla Community Planning Association (CPA) ratify presenter Michael Morton’s application for a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) to remodel and add to an existing two-story single dwelling at 5251...

  • Shores board looks to launch community-wide eco-efforts

    Shores board looks to launch community-wide eco-efforts

    Following some serious changes to litter-reduction and trash pick-up along Avenida de la Playa — and just in time for famed oceanographer Walter Munk’s 101st birthday — the La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA) launched efforts to make their community a beacon of eco-friendliness. During the board’s...

  • La Jolla Merchants update: free trees and a search for new director

    La Jolla Merchants update: free trees and a search for new director

    At the Jolla Village Merchants Association (LJVMA)’s Sept. 12 meeting, president Alisha Hawrylyszyn Frank said the LJVMA received “a lot of great resumes” in response to its opening for executive director and that there will be an announcement “hopefully by our next meeting.” Frank previously announced...

  • Beloved oil painting gifted to La Jolla Library

    Beloved oil painting gifted to La Jolla Library

    The La Jolla Riford Library has added to its permanent art collection thanks to a gift from San Diego-based landscape painter Erin Hanson. Titled Magenta Lights, the oil on canvas is a semi-abstract depiction of the oak-dotted dawn hills of a winery in Paso Robles, Calif. “The painting really enhances...

  • LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    Prof has radical new take on chronic disease A new paper by UC San Diego School of Medicine professor Robert Naviaux suggests that chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes and some neurological disorders may persist because the body’s natural healing cycle becomes blocked by miscommunication at...

  • La Jolla Crime and Public-Safety News: Rash of car break-ins reported; Teen arrested for indecent exposure; Weekly list of incidents reported to San Diego Police

    La Jolla Crime and Public-Safety News: Rash of car break-ins reported; Teen arrested for indecent exposure; Weekly list of incidents reported to San Diego Police

    Rash of car break-ins reported Residents of a La Jolla Heights neighborhood caught two thieves on home security camera, around 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 on Costebelle Drive, breaking into cars and removing documents. In the video, two people are seen opening unlocked car doors parked in a driveway...

  • La Jolla Planners OK parking, not stanchions, at Playa del Norte

    La Jolla Planners OK parking, not stanchions, at Playa del Norte

    At the conclusion of a controversial six-month pilot program to reconfigure parking to deter nuisance activities at the foot of Playa Del Norte in WindanSea, the La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJPCA) took up the issue during its Sept. 6 meeting at the Rec Center. After hearing passionate...

  • Bird Rock Council collaborates with Parks Master Plan for La Jolla

    Bird Rock Council collaborates with Parks Master Plan for La Jolla

    At the Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC) meeting on Sept. 4, La Jolla community activist Diane Kane and La Jolla Parks & Beaches president Ann Dynes solicited input for Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s three-year budget to prepare an update to the City’s Parks Master Plan, which was last updated about...

  • Airport Authority launches app to report airplane noise in La Jolla

    Airport Authority launches app to report airplane noise in La Jolla

    The San Diego Airport Authority has launched a new mobile app as a platform for submitting aircraft noise complaints. The app joins the Airport Authority’s existing WebTrak system and phone-in options.

  • LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    La Jolla 76 station 86’ed The Unocal 76 gas station at 801 Pearl St., at the corner of Eads Avenue, has closed and plans are underway to demolish and replace it with a mixed-use building featuring 12 condos, four retail spaces and an underground garage. The La Jolla Community Planning Association...

  • HOMELESS BENCHED: La Jolla sidewalk seating pulled from Prospect to curb offensive behavior

    HOMELESS BENCHED: La Jolla sidewalk seating pulled from Prospect to curb offensive behavior

    Two benches have been removed from Prospect Street downtown by the manager of a store fed up with homeless people offending passersby on the sidewalk. According to the manager — who declined to be identified, photographed or directly quoted for this story for fear of reprisal — the move was a last-resort...

  • Back to School: La Jolla principals highlight changes, goals

    Back to School: La Jolla principals highlight changes, goals

    Change is a-comin’ at La Jolla’s public schools. When the bell rings to welcome students on Monday, Aug. 27, there will be three new principals, new security systems on some campuses, and fresh new playspaces on others. Here’s the rundown from the principals, as they answer questions from the Light....

  • La Jolla's Nautilus Street facing pipeline replacement project

    La Jolla's Nautilus Street facing pipeline replacement project

    As La Jolla braces for more construction along Torrey Pines Road as part of the Torrey Pines Road Slope Stabilization Project (which resumes after Labor Day), construction is also happening on another La Jolla ingress in the Muirlands area. Jim Gaines, a Mount Soledad resident who uses that stretch...

  • La Jolla Permitters meeting packed for 'Showdown at Bird Rock Corral'

    La Jolla Permitters meeting packed for 'Showdown at Bird Rock Corral'

    The room was full for a showdown at the La Jolla Development Permit Review (DPR) Committee’s Aug. 14 meeting. The posted final review for a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) to construct a mixed-use building at 5785 La Jolla Blvd. possessed unusual gravity due to the project’s location: As the first...

  • City sets up information tent at La Jolla Cove

    City sets up information tent at La Jolla Cove

    The City of San Diego’s Department of Park & Recreation has established an informational tent overlooking La Jolla Cove to teach visitors about the wildlife below. Manned with Shoreline Park interns and educational material, the kiosk has been in operation since June and is open Wednesday through...

  • Cindy Greatrex trial postponed, fourth attorney retained: She’s accused of stealing more than $67,000 from La Jolla Rec Center funds

    Cindy Greatrex trial postponed, fourth attorney retained: She’s accused of stealing more than $67,000 from La Jolla Rec Center funds

    Following the retention of a new attorney, the trial date in the case of People vs. Cindy Greatrex has been postponed once again, this time to Nov. 8 in San Diego Superior Court. “The trial continued because Ms. Greatrex retained a new attorney and he needs time to prepare,” said Chandelle Konstanzer,...

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