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  • La Jolla News Nuggets, Jan. 19

    La Jolla News Nuggets, Jan. 19

    Teen gets Kiwanis grant to build home for needy in Tijuana Mason Matalon, a member of the La Jolla Chapter of the National League of Young Men (NLYM), was awarded a $5,000 grant from the La Jolla Kiwanis Club to help build a home in Tijuana, Mexico through Project Mercy. Matalon applied for the...

  • DecoBike meeting set: Group asks City to delay putting kiosks in La Jolla

    DecoBike meeting set: Group asks City to delay putting kiosks in La Jolla

    A meeting to discuss the bike-share program known as DecoBike and its planned presence in La Jolla will be held 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. (The Center has offered to provide free valet parking to attendees.) Residents of Mission Beach and Pacific Beach,...

  • Restating the Call for City Action: CONA appeals decision on sea lion stench at La Jolla Cove

    Restating the Call for City Action: CONA appeals decision on sea lion stench at La Jolla Cove

    Oral arguments were delivered Jan. 10 to appeal the decision in the La Jolla-based Citizens for Odor Nuisance Abatement (CONA) vs. the City of San Diego lawsuit, but the attorney representing the appellants is pessimistic about the outcome. The CONA suit seeks clean-up duty by the City to remove...

  • La Jolla Shores residents rally against airport noise

    La Jolla Shores residents rally against airport noise

    Shores resident Karen Marshal first noticed the noise from airplanes flying over her home in November, she reported at the La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA) meeting Jan. 11. During her research on the problem, Marshal said she found that changes in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight...

  • La Jolla permitters form subcommittee to study condo conversions

    La Jolla permitters form subcommittee to study condo conversions

    DPR group implies developers may be using map waivers to bend zoning laws During the Jan. 10 meeting of the La Jolla Development Permit Review committee (DPR), board members voted unanimously to form a research subcommittee that will look into the consequences of condo conversion in the neighborhoods...

  • La Jolla planners debate, deny Rutgers Road street vacation

    La Jolla planners debate, deny Rutgers Road street vacation

    After making the rounds at La Jolla and Pacific Beach planning groups, a proposed street vacation project made one last stop — and caused a stir — at the Jan. 5 La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA) meeting, before it will be presented to the San Diego City Council at a date to be determined. ...

  • La Jollans knit scarves for homeless people

    La Jollans knit scarves for homeless people

    For three months, mothers and daughters from the La Jolla-based National Charity League (NCL) San Diego Chapter partnered with retirement home Casa de Mañana residents to knit 150 scarves for homeless people. The scarves were distributed during the Dec. 10 Salvation Army Luncheon at Mariners Point....

  • Natural La Jolla: It's a new year and a new migration season!

    Natural La Jolla: It's a new year and a new migration season!

    NATURAL LA JOLLA: Spending an afternoon in La Jolla at the seaside just watching for wildlife can give you some calm after a hectic holiday season. Many of the animals in our area are gearing up for migrations, breeding seasons and spring. January is when we start to see southbound gray whales...

  • A family tradition in La Jolla: Dewhurst & Associates home building

    A family tradition in La Jolla: Dewhurst & Associates home building

    BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: For the last 87 years, the Dewhurst & Associates family has built a legacy as custom-home craftsmen. The strong, family-run company gives homeowners the ability to take design concepts into construction reality, blending a long-standing tradition of fine home design with the...

  • Newly elected City Council member Barbara Bry outlines her priorities for La Jolla

    Newly elected City Council member Barbara Bry outlines her priorities for La Jolla

    Barbara Bry spoke to the La Jolla Community Planning Association for the first time as a San Diego City Council member during its Jan. 5 meeting at La Jolla Rec Center, taking the opportunity to outline her priorities at City Hall and introduce her eight-member staff, aka “Team BB.” “As many of...

  • New sidewalk at Whale View Point could be in place by Memorial Day in La Jolla

    New sidewalk at Whale View Point could be in place by Memorial Day in La Jolla

    As part of the $2.1 million Whale View Point Shoreline Enhancement Project (and the many piecemeal projects therein), a new sidewalk along Coast Boulevard could be constructed by the end of May. Although a start date has not been given, project organizer Ann Dynes said the City approved the final...

  • La Jollans protest flight path changes and plane noise increase

    La Jollans protest flight path changes and plane noise increase

    A handful of La Jollans attended the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s Airport Noise Advisory Committee (ANAC) meeting Dec. 21, 2016 to speak out against recent changes in flight patterns that have brought planes — and their noise — closer to their homes.  In mid-2016, the Federal Aviation...

  • La Jolla High School and residents to seek compromise on disputed, public track use

    La Jolla High School and residents to seek compromise on disputed, public track use

    When word got out in November 2016 that the newly renovated La Jolla High School track and athletic complex would not be open for public use (unless rented through the San Diego Unified School District), the letters came pouring in. During the months of November and December, La Jolla Light received...

  • Lifelong Learning in La Jolla: Osher educates the older

    Lifelong Learning in La Jolla: Osher educates the older

    Institute on UC San Diego campus to hold open house Jan. 7, 2017 Are you over the age of 50 and still interested in learning something new? If so, there is a place for you nearby. It's called The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego, and is a membership program for adults who want...

  • Group of La Jolla property owners sues over new MAD tax

    Group of La Jolla property owners sues over new MAD tax

    Some commercial property owners in La Jolla, led by Lincoln Foster, have filed a lawsuit against the City of San Diego in an attempt to undo a newly approved taxing authority designed to spruce up local streets and sidewalks. The lawsuit filed in San Diego Superior Court claims that the City has...

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