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  • All Girls STEM Society offers fun, supportive learning opportunities in La Jolla

    All Girls STEM Society offers fun, supportive learning opportunities in La Jolla

    As part of the national All Girls STEM Society (AGSS), a group of Bishop’s School students are doing their part to encourage young girls to get — and stay — involved with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning. The group hosts 12-17 free STEM workshops across San Diego libraries,...

  • Hepatitis A: How safe is La Jolla REALLY?

    Hepatitis A: How safe is La Jolla REALLY?

    The pre-gavel topic at La Jolla civic meetings last week was Hepatitis A, as national headlines about the outbreak in San Diego caused friends and family living elsewhere to reach out and check up. But are La Jollans really as safe as they assured their Facebook friends they are? So far, in what...

  • City passes Granny Flat ordinance, bypassing La Jolla suggestions

    City passes Granny Flat ordinance, bypassing La Jolla suggestions

    The City of San Diego passed its Accessory Unit Ordinance Sept. 12 without modification in Council Chambers, downtown. The ordinance loosens restrictions on building companion units of up to 1,200 square feet or junior units up to 500 square feet, on one’s property. It becomes law 30 days from...

  • ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ joins Murals of La Jolla lineup

    ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ joins Murals of La Jolla lineup

    During his visit to La Jolla last summer to give an art lecture at UC San Diego, multi-media artist Kota Ezawa visited the Salk Institute and was struck by the Louis Kahn-designed architecture. “It left an impression on me,” he said. Just over a year after that visit, Ezawa’s La Jolla-inspired...

  • Country Day student seeks La Jolla Shores dog beach

    Country Day student seeks La Jolla Shores dog beach

    17-year-old La Jolla Country Day School junior Navid Massarat proposes the area north of Scripps Pier for the off-leash dog beach.

  • Frontline Cancer: 'Luau & Legends of Surfing' benefit to draw focus on melanoma, Aug. 13 in La Jolla

    Frontline Cancer: 'Luau & Legends of Surfing' benefit to draw focus on melanoma, Aug. 13 in La Jolla

    FRONTLINE CANCER: Melanoma has a long memory. Quite often, it is the delayed consequence of sunburns or repeated, intense sun exposures experienced as a child or teen — the coveted golden tan of youth come back to haunt. Early sun exposure (ultraviolet radiation) can damage the DNA in skin cells...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Permitters approve zoning proposal, new residence project in La Jolla

    Permitters approve zoning proposal, new residence project in La Jolla

    At the July 18 meeting of the Development Permit Review committee (DPR) permitters approved an endorsement of the proposal by several La Jolla residents to add a new path for development in La Jolla, killing the “50 percent” exemption that some builders use to bypass the costly and time-consuming...

  • San Diego City Council delays vote on Hillel Center for La Jolla

    San Diego City Council delays vote on Hillel Center for La Jolla

    At the 11th hour, the proposal to approve plans for Glickman Hillel Center for Jewish Life on a triangular lot across from UC San Diego bounded by La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla Scenic Way and La Jolla Scenic Drive North, was pulled from the San Diego City Council agenda July 11, due to a “noticing...

  • 'We feel slighted': La Jolla Town Council says it's 'unheard' in City decisions on sea lion issue

    'We feel slighted': La Jolla Town Council says it's 'unheard' in City decisions on sea lion issue

    The La Jolla Town Council held its fourth “Crisis at The Cove” hearing during its July 13 meeting at the La Jolla Rec Center. At issue was whose recommendations the City should follow when taking action to deter the sea lion congregation at La Jolla Cove, which has led to dangerous human-sea lion...

  • Sea Lions Shut-Out: City to proceed with gate installation on La Jolla Cove stairs

    Sea Lions Shut-Out: City to proceed with gate installation on La Jolla Cove stairs

    The City of San Diego is moving forward with plans to install three-foot-tall pedestrian gates at the bottom of the stairs at La Jolla Cove to keep the sea lions found there from making their way up to Scripps Park and surrounding sidewalks. The gates would be designed so they remain open but could...

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