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  • Innocence Project co-founder discusses wrongful convictions at La Jolla event

    Innocence Project co-founder discusses wrongful convictions at La Jolla event

    Twenty years ago, California Innocence Project director and co-founder, Justin Brooks, changed his career as a criminal defense lawyer for a tenured teaching position at a university in Michigan, a small Victorian house and a good public school for his children. But the quiet, tranquil life as...

  • Sweet dreams at Everett Stunz; bed-and-linen store moves to new La Jolla location

    Sweet dreams at Everett Stunz; bed-and-linen store moves to new La Jolla location

    BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Who was Everett Stunz? Has anybody ever wondered who this man was that named a bed-and-linen store after himself in La Jolla? Well, Everett was of German decent and started the very first adjustable bed store in San Diego on Prospect Street in La Jolla in 1963. His wife began...

  • People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet Brick & Bell Café owner Peter Schumacher

    People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet Brick & Bell Café owner Peter Schumacher

    Editor’s Note: Welcome to La Jolla Light’s “People in Your Neighborhood” series, which shines a spotlight on notable locals we all wish we knew more about! Light staff is out on the town talking to familiar, friendly faces to bring you their stories. If you know someone you’d like us to profile,...

  • La Jolla News Nuggets, Jan. 19

    La Jolla News Nuggets, Jan. 19

    Teen gets Kiwanis grant to build home for needy in Tijuana Mason Matalon, a member of the La Jolla Chapter of the National League of Young Men (NLYM), was awarded a $5,000 grant from the La Jolla Kiwanis Club to help build a home in Tijuana, Mexico through Project Mercy. Matalon applied for the...

  • DecoBike meeting set: Group asks City to delay putting kiosks in La Jolla

    DecoBike meeting set: Group asks City to delay putting kiosks in La Jolla

    A meeting to discuss the bike-share program known as DecoBike and its planned presence in La Jolla will be held 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. (The Center has offered to provide free valet parking to attendees.) Residents of Mission Beach and Pacific Beach,...

  • People in your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet yoga, meditation teacher Erhard Vogel

    People in your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet yoga, meditation teacher Erhard Vogel

    Editor’s Note: Welcome to La Jolla Light’s “People in Your Neighborhood” series, which shines a spotlight on notable locals we all wish we knew more about! Light staff is out on the town talking to familiar, friendly faces to bring you their stories. If you know someone you’d like us to profile,...

  • One Wave Challenge will attempt to break surfing world-record at La Jolla event, Jan. 21

    One Wave Challenge will attempt to break surfing world-record at La Jolla event, Jan. 21

    The world-record-breaking One Wave Challenge invites surfers to share a single wave for the benefit of Boys to Men Mentoring Network, a San Diego nonprofit dedicated to guiding and supporting high-risk and fatherless boys on their journey to manhood. This year's One Wave Challenge will attract...

  • La Jolla Lions Club raises money for health, youth causes

    La Jolla Lions Club raises money for health, youth causes

    “A lot of people like to do charity work, but they don’t have time to do it,” said Julio DeGuzman, charter president of the La Jolla President’s Lions Club. “That was the case for me. I was a member of a different Lions Club and when it was suggested I start one in La Jolla, I said, ‘I’m too busy.’...

  • New sidewalk at Whale View Point could be in place by Memorial Day in La Jolla

    New sidewalk at Whale View Point could be in place by Memorial Day in La Jolla

    As part of the $2.1 million Whale View Point Shoreline Enhancement Project (and the many piecemeal projects therein), a new sidewalk along Coast Boulevard could be constructed by the end of May. Although a start date has not been given, project organizer Ann Dynes said the City approved the final...

  • La Jollans protest flight path changes and plane noise increase

    La Jollans protest flight path changes and plane noise increase

    A handful of La Jollans attended the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s Airport Noise Advisory Committee (ANAC) meeting Dec. 21, 2016 to speak out against recent changes in flight patterns that have brought planes — and their noise — closer to their homes.  In mid-2016, the Federal Aviation...

  • La Jolla Community Foundation gives $40K in grants: YMCA, UCSD, Riford Library beneficiaries

    La Jolla Community Foundation gives $40K in grants: YMCA, UCSD, Riford Library beneficiaries

    In its third annual grant cycle, the La Jolla Community Foundation (LJCF) distributed its highest amount yet — $40,000 among three La Jolla nonprofits — and made a last-minute $12,000 donation to I Love A Clean San Diego, to carry out projects that beautify La Jolla.  The grants, $18,500 to La...

  • A Big Thanks: The MAD Made It!

    A Big Thanks: The MAD Made It!

    COMMENTARY: We did it! Three years of hard work and $150,000 later, voters in the district passed the La Jolla Village Maintenance Assessment District (MAD). We now have a mechanism in place to spruce up La Jolla. Move over, Carmel, Sun Valley, Palm Springs, Palm Beach —communities known for their...

  • Frontline Cancer: Thankful for enlightened scientists

    FRONTLINE CANCER: "Behind every beautiful thing there's been some kind of pain." —Bob Dylan,"Not Dark Yet" Here's a doctor's confidentiality: I'm a huge Dylan fan. My admiration for the singer and songwriter is deep and abiding, no matter how much the times they are a-changin.' I've read possibly...

  • La Jolla News Nuggets, November 24

    La Jolla News Nuggets, November 24

    San Diego rowers place in national regatta Two San Diego Rowing Club teams placed in the top 10 nationally for their divisions, during the Oct. 22-23 Head of Charles River regatta in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Women’s Youth Fours, comprised of Shelby Meksto, 18, Madison Nutting, 17, Tamara Gelfman,...

  • City to spend $11 million on Avenida de la Playa stormwater ‘fiasco’

    City to spend $11 million on Avenida de la Playa stormwater ‘fiasco’

    During its Oct. 24 meeting, the San Diego City Council allocated an additional $5 million for the Replacement of Stormwater Infrastructure on Avenida de la Playa (RSIAP) in La Jolla Shores. According to the request for action, $6,362,508 had already been spent on the project, which brings its pricetag...

  • New Northern Division Captain shares vision of community police work

    New Northern Division Captain shares vision of community police work

    Stephany Rose, who last month became the new Captain of the San Diego Police Department Northern Division (which includes La Jolla), said her first police assignment was as a bike patrol officer in the Southern Division. Now 23 years later, she’s been involved in diverse areas of the force, including...

  • Falconers train birds of prey at Torrey Pines Gliderport

    Falconers train birds of prey at Torrey Pines Gliderport

    When David Metzgar, a falconer and biologist first tried parahawking in Nepal, he thought, “It just struck me that Southern California is such an amazing place to fly, as are the foothills of the Himalayas ... so the Torrey Pines Gliderport was the best place to try and teach some birds to fly...

  • Permitters OK Chelsea St. home remodel, review condo project

    Permitters OK Chelsea St. home remodel, review condo project

    La Jolla Development Permit Review committee (DPR) at its Nov. 15 meeting approved plans for the remodeling of a home at 5192 Chelsea St. The project would partially demolish an existing 7,972-square-foot home reducing its size by 1,217 square feet for a 6,755-square-foot gross floor area. The...

  • People in Your Neighborhood: Michael Nance of A Bridge for Kids

    People in Your Neighborhood: Michael Nance of A Bridge for Kids

    Editor’s Note: Welcome to La Jolla Light’s “People in Your Neighborhood” series, which shines a spotlight on notable locals we all wish we knew more about! Light staff is out on the town talking to familiar, friendly faces to bring you their stories. If you know someone you’d like us to profile,...

  • Codebreaker’s nephew has insights on real Alan Turing

    Codebreaker’s nephew has insights on real Alan Turing

    Sir Dermot Turing spoke at a special event Friday, Oct. 28 in the auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute about the life of his famous uncle, Alan Turing, the British codebreaker who was the subject of the 2014 movie “The Imitation Game,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Joanna Davies, founder,...

  • READERS WRITE: Script for a future tour bus driver

      “We are now turning off of Prospect Place, which is comparable to the Boston ‘Big Dig’ because its construction never ends and nobody seems to know why, and heading down to the waterfront, which used to be called ‘The Jewel of La Jolla.’ Forgive the bumps, but this street hasn’t been paved for...

  • Permitters OK plans for new home on Soledad Avenue, agree City can sell vacant Rutgers Road lot

    Permitters OK plans for new home on Soledad Avenue, agree City can sell vacant Rutgers Road lot

    A project to build a 3,225-square-foot, two-story single-family residence with a basement at 1421 Soledad Ave. received approval from La Jolla Development Permit Review committee (DPR) during its Nov. 8 meeting. Applicant Tim Golba presented plans for a home that include a basement with a garage...

  • Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival set for Sunday, Dec. 4 along Girard Avenue

    With the theme “Christmas in the Future,” the 59th annual La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival is poised to take place earlier than usual this year, stepping off 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 from Girard Avenue and Kline Street, accompanied by an antique aircraft flyover the Village parade route....

  • Voters support MAD for La Jolla: City Council ratifies count, Nov. 15

    The proposed Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) for the Village of La Jolla was approved by those within the district by mail ballot and ratified Tuesday, Nov. 15 by the San Diego City Council. With the approval, assessments will be collected from residents and businesses within the MAD on property...

  • ‘Tote’-ally Yours: Single-use plastic bag ban now in effect

    Unlike other new laws that will go into effect Jan. 1, 2017, California’s ban on single-use plastic bags — approved Nov. 8 with the passage of Proposition 67 — is now the rule. Immediately following the election, when the proposition passed at just over 52 percent, California became the first state...

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