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  • Mt. Soledad, Miramar Cemetery to hold Memorial events this weekend in La Jolla and San Diego

    Mt. Soledad, Miramar Cemetery to hold Memorial events this weekend in La Jolla and San Diego

    The Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial will honor Gold Star Families at its 2017 Memorial Day Ceremony, 2-3 p.m. Monday, May 29 at 6905 La Jolla Scenic Drive South in La Jolla. The Gold Star first made an appearance during World War I after being placed over a service flag’s blue star when...

  • La Jolla Council rep Barbara Bry requests one more lifeguard for Children’s Pool

    La Jolla Council rep Barbara Bry requests one more lifeguard for Children’s Pool

    At the May 18 hearing for changes to Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s proposed 2018 City Budget, District 1 City Council member Barbara Bry advanced some of her recommendations for the final document. “I request one daily (permanent) lifeguard stationed at The Children’s Pool, whose responsibilities extend...

  • La Jolla Permitters grapple with house plans, condo conversions

    La Jolla Permitters grapple with house plans, condo conversions

    After canceling several meetings due to lack of projects in the first months of the year, the month of May was a busy one for members of the La Jolla Development Permit Review (DPR) board, which overlooks discretionary building permits within the 92037 ZIP code outside of the La Jolla Shores Planned...

  • Airport noise board reps get answers on La Jolla airplane noise

    Airport noise board reps get answers on La Jolla airplane noise

    After repeatedly soliciting the attendance of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Southern California air traffic manager Barry Davis, members of the Airport Noise Advisory Committee (ANAC) subcommittee were delighted to have his presence, knowledge and solutions at its May 17 meeting in Point...

  • La Jolla Town Council forms aircraft noise sub-committee

    La Jolla Town Council forms aircraft noise sub-committee

    Following a presentation on the increase in airplane noise in La Jolla, the La Jolla Town Council (LJTC) at its May 11 meeting, created a sub-committee to address the issue and represent the Town Council at applicable meetings. La Jolla resident and San Diego Airport Noise Advisory Committee (ANAC)...

  • Enhance La Jolla holds first meeting: Board asked to brainstorm Village improvement projects

    Enhance La Jolla holds first meeting: Board asked to brainstorm Village improvement projects

    The Enhance La Jolla board of directors held its inaugural meeting May 3 at La Jolla Riford Library to lay the groundwork for improved maintenance services and beautification associated with the Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) newly established in The Village. Enhance La Jolla is the board...

  • La Jolla's Spa La V to open in December

    La Jolla's Spa La V to open in December

    Plans for a new $1 million day spa attached to the La Valencia Hotel were approved at the La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA) meeting, May 4. Dubbed “Spa La V,” the facility will occupy the three-story house at 1125 Coast Blvd., which is owned by the Hotel and located next to the staircase...

  • Bike to Work Day: La Jolla cyclists talk biking around town

    Bike to Work Day: La Jolla cyclists talk biking around town

    11-year-old Charlotte Norton of La Jolla was biking home from school at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 20 when she got hit by a car at the intersection of Pearl Street and the alley where she lives, south of Draper Avenue. “I was about to turn and all of a sudden the car just rear-ended me. I fell over,...

  • La Jollans propose paradigm change for new construction

    La Jollans propose paradigm change for new construction

    A group of La Jollans called Citizens for Responsible Coastal Development (CRCD) are proposing a new era for construction projects in La Jolla. Their proposal, which is now being distributed among community groups, has the potential to change the way new building projects are done in the Coastal...

  • Parks & Beaches board weighs Concours d’Elegance benefits

    Parks & Beaches board weighs Concours d’Elegance benefits

    This year’s La Jolla Concours d’Elegance car show drew a record number of attendees to La Jolla the weekend of April 7-9, for an exclusive weekend of car viewing and luxury events around Scripps Park. For some La Jolla Parks & Beaches (LJP&B) members, that’s not exactly a good thing. During its...

  • Lifeguards present case against Fire-Rescue convergence

    Lifeguards present case against Fire-Rescue convergence

    San Diego Fire-Rescue Department officials presented the San Diego City Council Public Safety & Livable Neighborhoods committee with the CityGate study on lifeguard services, April 5, which reviewed and made recommendations on operational, economic and dispatch issues. After the presentation, several...

  • Work on La Jolla's Whale View Point sidewalk starts on Coast Blvd.

    Work on La Jolla's Whale View Point sidewalk starts on Coast Blvd.

    A part of the long-awaited Whale View Point Shoreline Enhancement Project began last week and is expected to be finished in mid-May: the installation of 1,100 linear feet of sidewalk and two pedestrian beach-access ramps along Coast Boulevard south of Cuvier Street. The budget for the project is...

  • La Jolla YMCA construction project advances on schedule

    La Jolla YMCA construction project advances on schedule

    With an August opening in the works, La Jolla YMCA is halfway through construction of its new Dan McKinney Family Center on the 8355 Cliffridge Ave. campus. According to YMCA staff, the construction is right on schedule. Once the new facility opens, the current wellness center will move to the...

  • Great Gears: La Jolla High School robotics team heads to World Championship

    Great Gears: La Jolla High School robotics team heads to World Championship

    The young men of the La Jolla High School robotics team have come a long way in short time. Just one year into the group’s existence, the team is going to the VEX Robotics World Championships, April 19-22 in Louisville, Kentucky. The team qualified for the championship tournament, themed “Starstruck,”...

  • 'No Selfies with Seals': La Jolla Parks & Beaches hears of more pinnipend signs posted

    'No Selfies with Seals': La Jolla Parks & Beaches hears of more pinnipend signs posted

    Leading up to the installation last week of a prominent new sign at La Jolla Cove that provides facts and issues warnings about seals and sea lions, new signs were also posted at South Casa Beach (next to Children’s Pool) to advise visitors about appropriate ways for humans to interact with marine...

  • Study shows La Jolla beaches may disappear in a century

    Study shows La Jolla beaches may disappear in a century

    University of Illinois Engineering professor Sean Vitousek, author of the research paper, “A model integrating longshore and cross-shore processes for predicting long-term shoreline response to climate change,” told La Jolla Light the computer model he developed for the study shows La Jolla’s sandy...

  • La Jollan replaced as Historical Resources Board chair; Mayor’s surprise letter appoints new chair, members

    La Jollan replaced as Historical Resources Board chair; Mayor’s surprise letter appoints new chair, members

    When the March 23 San Diego Historical Resources Board (HRB) meeting began with David McCullough sitting in as chair instead of La Jolla resident Courtney Coyle, all parties were surprised, especially since Item No. 5 of a revised meeting agenda was “HRB vote of confidence and support for chair...

  • 1 seal rescue, 4 deaths to date in La Jolla during 2017 pupping season

    1 seal rescue, 4 deaths to date in La Jolla during 2017 pupping season

    A harbor seal mother and her pup were being harassed by beach-goers March 22 at South Casa Beach. That scene repeats daily at the La Jolla enclave, only a few feet away from Children’s Pool, where the seals (by City law) have the shore to themselves during pupping season (Dec. 15 to May 15). Seal...

  • 4.45-acre La Jolla Shores site to be subdivided into eight lots

    4.45-acre La Jolla Shores site to be subdivided into eight lots

    A project to demolish an existing home and subdivide its 4.45-acre site in the heart of The Shores brought unprecedented attendance to the March 28 meeting of La Jolla Shores Permit Review Committee (PRC). “There’s a lot of attention on this property,” project architect Paul Benton began. “A lot...

  • La Jolla Historical Society turns exhibit into a book

    La Jolla Historical Society turns exhibit into a book

    The 10 La Jolla subdivisions developed in the 1920s — Barber Tract, Prospect Park, El Pueblo Ribera, Lower Hermosa, La Jolla Shores, Country Club Estates, Upper Hermosa, Ludington Heights, The Muirlands and La Jolla Hills — were showcased in summer 2016 at the La Jolla Historical Society (LJHS)...

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