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  • Aquarium director hints at renewal plans at La Jolla Shores meeting

    Aquarium director hints at renewal plans at La Jolla Shores meeting

    As a special guest during the La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA) pre-meeting catered reception July 11 on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus, Birch Aquarium executive director Harry Helling talked about the past, present and future of the Aquarium. He opened by joking “I feel embarrassed...

  • Through the Grapevine: La Jolla Winery celebrates 10 years, Fair awards

    Through the Grapevine: La Jolla Winery celebrates 10 years, Fair awards

    The invitation-only membership-based winemaking group is largely comprised of La Jolla residents, who gather over about 16 Saturdays in a year to make wine, which is only available to members.

  • Sarah Ott leaving Torrey Pines Elementary: Community interviews with job candidates set for Aug. 7

    Sarah Ott leaving Torrey Pines Elementary: Community interviews with job candidates set for Aug. 7

    Over the summer, Torrey Pines Elementary School (TPES) principal Sarah Ott announced to parents that she had accepted another position within the San Diego Unified School District, and would be leaving her post. The intention is to have a new principal in place by the time school starts again Aug....

  • Frustrated La Jollans pack Town Council forum on short-term rentals

    Frustrated La Jollans pack Town Council forum on short-term rentals

    July’s La Jolla Town Council meeting was a forum on short-term vacation rentals (STVR) held four days before the City Council was expected to vote Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s STVR proposal into law. In attendance were about 50 citizens ranging from disappointed to irate.

  • LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    Bird Rock updated on ‘sidewalk’ laws At the Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC) meeting on July 3, real-estate agent John Shannon announced a surprising discrepancy between what most La Jolla homeowners assume is the law regarding liability for City sidewalk injuries, and what that law actually...

  • Bry talks dockless vehicles with Budget & Government Efficiency Committee

    Bry talks dockless vehicles with Budget & Government Efficiency Committee

    With the goal of creating dockless-bike and electric-scooter regulations, City Council President Pro Tem and Budget & Government Efficiency Committee Chair Barbara Bry took the first step and hosted a committee discussion June 20 at City Hall. The committee is comprised of Bry and Council colleagues...

  • La Jolla Shores permitters approve Lookout Drive projects

    La Jolla Shores permitters approve Lookout Drive projects

    Three projects by the same applicant for Lookout Drive were narrowly approved at the La Jolla Shores Permit Review Committee (PRC) June 18 at La Jolla Rec Center. Site Development Permits and Coastal Development Permits were approved, 3-2-1, for the development of two detached, two-story, single-family...

  • A letter from Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong to La Jolla Light readers

    A letter from Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong to La Jolla Light readers

    GUEST COMMENTARY: I am pleased to announce the completed acquisition of The San Diego Union-Tribune, the Los Angeles Times and publications across the California News Group, which includes the La Jolla Light. My family and I are honored and privileged to now assume stewardship of these storied...

  • Satellite Office: AmeriSat retains human touch in tech world

    Satellite Office: AmeriSat retains human touch in tech world

    BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: In a jungle of communication choices growing thicker and increasingly difficult to navigate, AmeriSat is a friendly outpost. "We take technology and boil it down to where it's more of a human experience," says Chris Dudley, president of the San Diego-based technology retailer....

  • LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    Oceanographer Walter Munk honored in France Veritable La Jolla saint Walter Munk — the Scripps Institution of Oceanography chair who’s still hard at work at 100 years old — is now a knight in France. Well, sort of. He was “knighted” by the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin (Fraternity of Knights...

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