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  • La Jolla Light News Nuggets: Aug. 10

    La Jolla Light News Nuggets: Aug. 10

    Charles Frank Bolden, Jr. earns Nierenberg Prize Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has named retired U.S. Marine Corps Major General and former NASA Administrator Charles Frank Bolden Jr. as the recipient of its 2017 Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest. The public...

  • ‘Slow Down’ La Jolla: Multiple car accidents occur in recent weeks

    ‘Slow Down’ La Jolla: Multiple car accidents occur in recent weeks

    At least four car accidents have taken place across La Jolla in the month of July and first week of August, prompting different courses of action to draw attention to the issue. Starting the afternoon of July 10, an elderly driver crashed her white Lexus into a house on the corner of Torrey Pines...

  • Two-day water quality advisory posted at La Jolla Cove

    Two-day water quality advisory posted at La Jolla Cove

    The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health issued a water quality advisory for La Jolla Cove Aug. 3-4, noting that during the advisory period, bacteria levels exceeded health standards and contact with the water should be avoided. According to the County’s Beach & Bay Water Quality...

  • La Jolla Community Planners still undecided on Calle del Cielo project

    La Jolla Community Planners still undecided on Calle del Cielo project

    Once again, the Calle del Cielo project to create eight lots in La Jolla Shores (and build a house on each lot) took center stage at the La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA) meeting. And once again, after nearly two hours of discussion and questions, Aug. 3 at the La Jolla Recreation...

  • OUR READERS WRITE: Letters to the Editor from the Aug. 10 issue: Su Casa will be open until new owner assumes property

    OUR READERS WRITE: Letters to the Editor from the Aug. 10 issue: Su Casa will be open until new owner assumes property

    As the owner of Su Casa Restaurant, I would like to respond to this headline in last week’s paper: “‘Su Casa’ building project ready to go: La Jolla restaurant may close as soon as the end of summer.” Su Casa Restaurant is not going to close until the new owner takes possession of the property....

  • New Business Roundup: Seafood eatery, cafés and more open in La Jolla

    New Business Roundup: Seafood eatery, cafés and more open in La Jolla

    Next spring, in the restaurant space at 1251 Prospect St. that formerly housed Alfonso’s, a new seafood eatery is coming to The Village: Ways & Means Oyster House. On the menu will be sustainably-sourced seafood and craft cocktails. In addition to oysters, the restaurant will serve small plates...

  • La Jolla Cove Swim Club v Sea Lions: Things may be getting back to normal says president

    La Jolla Cove Swim Club v Sea Lions: Things may be getting back to normal says president

    In recent years, the La Jolla Cove beach and waters have become a hotbed of community contention due to problems stemming from the burgeoning sea lion population there. La Jollans have sat through dozens of committee hearings, four “Crisis at The Cove” Town Council forums, and plowed through a...

  • Mathematician calculates the ‘sweet spot’ of a wave in La Jolla's SIO

    Mathematician calculates the ‘sweet spot’ of a wave in La Jolla's SIO

    Like all surfers, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) post-doctoral student Nick Pizzo has been looking for the perfect spot on a wave since he started surfing at age 15. His research paper “Surfing Surface Gravity Waves,” published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics June 16, defines that...

  • Aircraft noise monitored in La Jolla since Oct. 2016

    Aircraft noise monitored in La Jolla since Oct. 2016

    At the July 19 meeting of the Airport Noise Advisory Committee (ANAC) subcommittee in Liberty Station, Airport Authority staff revealed that air noise monitoring had been underway in the areas of Bird Rock and Soledad Mountain before and after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Metroplex...

  • Breeders’ Cup horse sculptures trot into La Jolla

    Breeders’ Cup horse sculptures trot into La Jolla

    Two life-size fiberglass horse sculptures arrived in La Jolla last week to promote the Breeders’ Cup thoroughbred horse races coming to the track at Del Mar, Nov. 3-4. The “War Howler” horse sculpture, created by Erik Skoldberg, was installed in front of Union Bank at Girard Avenue and Silverado...

  • 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...

  • OUR READERS WRITE: Letters from June 22 issue of La Jolla Light: Community needs to respond to homeless issue

    OUR READERS WRITE: Letters from June 22 issue of La Jolla Light: Community needs to respond to homeless issue

    I’d like to thank Bill Smith for his clearheaded letter in last week’s issue regarding the homeless people who behave unlawfully and the ridiculous lack of protection, or seemingly any attempt on behalf of the police to discourage these behaviors. No doubt he will get blow back from folks who think...

  • La Jolla's Coast Blvd. stairs under construction until August

    La Jolla's Coast Blvd. stairs under construction until August

    Last week, one-and-a-half years after an El Niño winter storm tore apart the staircase providing coastal access to Horseshoe Beach from 100 Coast Blvd., the City of San Diego began the repair work. “We estimate that the stairway will be finished in August,” City public information officer Alec...

  • Merchants offer update on fall Burgers & Brews event

    Merchants offer update on fall Burgers & Brews event

    La Jolla Village Merchants Association (LJVMA) vice-president Brett Murphy provided the board with the latest news on the Burgers & Brews event proposed for Oct. 28 at Scripps Park, during its June 14 meeting at Riford Library. Burgers & Brews is to serve as a kickoff to the Breeders’ Cup thoroughbred...

  • Enhance La Jolla to ponder capital project ideas

    Enhance La Jolla to ponder capital project ideas

    During their second meeting, held Tuesday, June 13 at La Jolla Riford Library, Enhance La Jolla board members voted to form an ad hoc committee to come up with ideas for capital improvement projects that could be implemented throughout The Village within the next few months. Initial ideas include...

  • A Bummer Beach: Cove waters fail Heal the Bay safety report

    A Bummer Beach: Cove waters fail Heal the Bay safety report

    La Jolla Cove beach received a “D” grade from Heal the Bay’s annual report card issued last week, and made it to the No. 5 spot on its Top 10 List of Bummer Beaches (those with the worst water quality in the State of California). In a press release on the report, Heal the Bay writes: “A new addition...

  • Gliderport use threatened by UCSD growth; University says it looks for ‘best use’ of the land

    Gliderport use threatened by UCSD growth; University says it looks for ‘best use’ of the land

    When the famed pilot Charles Lindbergh launched a motorless sailplane from Mount Soledad in 1930 and headed north above the coast, he was the first person to realize the cliffs at Torrey Pines generate a lift that can be used for gliding, writes Gary Fogel in his book, “Images of America: The Torrey...

  • La Jollan creates app to make filing noise complaints easier

    La Jollan creates app to make filing noise complaints easier

    Lower Hermosa resident Anthony Stiegler, who first noticed an increase in airplane noise sometime between March and April, had been calling in complaints to the San Diego Airport Authority every time he heard a commercial jet pass by. “It took a long time to make the phone call,” he told La Jolla...

  • La Jolla Town Council passes the ball to City to help save bees

    La Jolla Town Council passes the ball to City to help save bees

    The UC San Diego student-run organization CALPIRG made a presentation June 8 during the La Jolla Town Council (LJTC) meeting at the Rec Center to convince trustees to join its fight to save bees and declare La Jolla a “Bee City USA.” However, citing concerns about their authority to self-proclaim...

  • La Jolla High Class of 2017 graduates with honors

    La Jolla High Class of 2017 graduates with honors

    The Class of 2017 will leave La Jolla High School from Edwards Stadium on June 14 with 378 graduating seniors (183 girls, 195 boys). Of the graduates, 56 percent are receiving a “Senior with Academic Distinction” designation — that’s 215 of them. Top-of-the-classers, Valedictorians Lorenzo Calvano...

  • Car 'thrown' over La Jolla cliff lands on empty beach below

    Car 'thrown' over La Jolla cliff lands on empty beach below

    An unoccupied car was pushed off a cliff in La Jolla and fell 100 to 200 feet, landing on the beach below. San Diego Police believe the incident was deliberate. “This morning (Thursday, June 8) at 7:36 a.m., a man was walking by the intersection of Torrey Pines Road and Coast Walk when he noticed...

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