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  • Wave Seekers: Surf Sweethearts and married La Jolla couple, Margo Schwab and Scott Johnston, rock twin woodie boards

    Wave Seekers: Surf Sweethearts and married La Jolla couple, Margo Schwab and Scott Johnston, rock twin woodie boards

    Editor’s Note: As a world renowned surfing town, La Jolla has its legends of the sea. We’re stoked to bring you their stories in this new summer series. If you know someone who should be included, please provide their contact information to reporter María José Durán at mduran@lajollalight.com or...

  • La Jollan recounts 1,600-mile walk to survive cancer

    La Jollan recounts 1,600-mile walk to survive cancer

    For La Jolla resident Edie Littlefield Sundby, who was diagnosed with gallbladder cancer and given a three-month life expectancy 10 years ago, “battling Stage 4 cancer is like fighting a war.” Her book “The Mission Walker,” an account of her experiences from the time she was diagnosed with cancer...

  • Permitters consider three new home projects in La Jolla

    Permitters consider three new home projects in La Jolla

    A project to demolish an existing single-family, one-story cottage and construct in its place a two-story-over-basement house at 5626 Dolphin Place was reviewed at the July 11 meeting of La Jolla Development Permit Review (DPR) committee and met with opposition from neighbors. Plans call for a...

  • Officials give account of Fourth of July at La Jolla Shores

    Officials give account of Fourth of July at La Jolla Shores

    Once again this Fourth of July holiday, La Jolla Shores beach was filled with party-goers setting up illegal tents, July 3-4. Resigned to the yearly nuisance, La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA) chair Nick LeBeouf said during the July 12 meeting, “We understand that this is going to happen, so (people...

  • OUR READERS WRITE: Letters from the July 6 and July 13 issues

    OUR READERS WRITE: Letters from the July 6 and July 13 issues

    Is Scripps Forum violating beach-access, parking rules? Three years ago, I noticed drastically fewer parking spaces in the vicinity of Scripps beach and determined via public information requests and a review of the Coastal Commission permit that the Scripps Forum at SIO was violating several provisions...

  • Wave Seekers: La Jolla Surf Moms paddle out after dropping kids at school

    Wave Seekers: La Jolla Surf Moms paddle out after dropping kids at school

    Editor’s Note: As a world renowned surfing town, La Jolla has its legends of the sea. We’re stoked to bring you their stories in this new summer series. If you know someone who should be included, please provide their contact information to reporter María José Durán at mduran@lajollalight.com or...

  • SD Environmental Center to manage La Jolla's Princess Street access project

    SD Environmental Center to manage La Jolla's Princess Street access project

    The beach access route at the end of Princess Street is one step closer to being re-opened after nearly 40 years, it was announced at the La Jolla Parks & Beaches (LJP&B) meeting June 26. Answering the call for an organization to assume responsibility for the access-way, the Environmental Center...

  • La Jolla Rec Center receives $20K from Scripps Foundation

    La Jolla Rec Center receives $20K from Scripps Foundation

    La Jolla’s Park & Rec (LJPR) advisory board took a break from discussing the La Jolla Rec Center playground renovation (for now) to talk about programming and Rec Center offerings, during its June 28 meeting. The board received a $20,000 grant from the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation to “maintain...

  • Permitters say ‘nay’ to Calle del Cielo 8-lot subdivision in La Jolla Shores

    Permitters say ‘nay’ to Calle del Cielo 8-lot subdivision in La Jolla Shores

    During a standing-room-only La Jolla Shores Permit Review Committee (PRC) meeting June 27, controversy arose after the presentation of a project to subdivide the last open-space lot in La Jolla Shores. Developed by Louis Beacham, designed by Alcorn & Benton Architects, engineered by Tony Christensen...

  • San Diego Police Beach Detail is ready for the summer

    San Diego Police Beach Detail is ready for the summer

    The San Diego Police Department Northern Division has two “Beach Teams.” The year-round night detail has the primary duty of policing the bar district, and the May-September day beach detail has the primary duty of policing the boardwalk from the Mission Beach Jetty (Point Medanos) to the Torrey...

  • La Jolla's News Nuggets June 22-29

    La Jolla's News Nuggets June 22-29

    Russell King receives award from Rotary Club of La Jolla The Rotary Club of La Jolla selected Russell King as this year’s recipient of the Walter Dewhurst Award. A past Rotary president and currently Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives at UC San Diego, King also served for 12 years as director...

  • Cycling experts say ‘ride with lights’ day and night at La Jolla bike summit

    Cycling experts say ‘ride with lights’ day and night at La Jolla bike summit

    Independent bicycle dealers, industry representatives and bike advocates attended the Rider Safety Visibility Summit, hosted by California Bicycle, Inc. at 7462 La Jolla Blvd. on June 22. Together, they drove a message home: To increase road visibility, bicyclists need to use lights for both day...

  • La Jolla's Lower Hermosa landmark designated ‘historical’

    La Jolla's Lower Hermosa landmark designated ‘historical’

    A Spanish Eclectic home built in 1927 at 5805 Camino de la Costa was designated “historical” by the San Diego Historical Resources Board (HRB) during its June 22 meeting under the name “Charlotte Gray Barnum House.” The designation process started in 2016 when owners Raul and Lisa Albanez filed...

  • La Jollans: Airplane noise is a systemic problem

    La Jollans: Airplane noise is a systemic problem

    At the June 21 Airport Noise Advisory Committee (ANAC) meeting — the first since the La Jolla Town Council formed a task force to find solutions to the increase in aircraft noise over the area — representative Matthew Price said the latest data presented reveals “this negative impact is a systemic...

  • Permitters approve four-building complex, seawall fix

    Permitters approve four-building complex, seawall fix

    Three projects obtained approval at the June 20 meeting of La Jolla Development Permit Review (DPR) committee: Seawall maintenance to stabilize the cliffs under Calumet Street in the Bird Rock area, a development plan to demolish an existing 13-unit apartment building and construct four buildings...

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