Books

La Jolla High School grad launches novel at the library

Nov 11, 2014, 4:59 p.m.

New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother, a graduate of La Jolla High School, will sign, sell and speak about “Naked Addition” her first fiction novel, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19 at La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. “I hope people in La Jolla will enjoy reading a story that takes place in their own neighborhood,” she said, adding events in the book occur at Harry’s Coffee Shop, the hang-glider port at Torrey Pines and WindanSea Beach. A longtime ...

Ari Shavit.

San Diego Jewish Book Fair marks 20 years of discussions

Nov 3, 2014, 3:47 p.m.

The 20th annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair (presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture) will host headliner Ari Shavit, speaking 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Temple Solel in Cardiff. Book Fair events run Nov. 13-16 at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla, with North County events scheduled for Nov. 8-10 at Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., in Cardiff. A free Family Day Book-a-Palooza, is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 ...

La Jolla Library’s new head librarian, Shaun Briley. Ashley Mackin

La Jolla Library welcomes new chief Shaun Briley

Jul 31, 2014, 9:03 a.m.

By Ashley Mackin For La Jolla Riford Library’s new head librarian, Shaun Briley, books have been a part of his life and career, in some form or another, every step of the way. Having taken the reins on June 30 from the retiring Catherine Greene, the London native said being a librarian is a natural fit and he is happy to be in La Jolla. “I walk into this beautiful building every day and just feel so grateful,” he said. ...

Hillary Clinton came to La Jolla on June 25 to sign copies of her new book, ‘Hard Choices,’ at Warwick’s Bookstore.  Pat Sherman photo

VIEWPOINT: My 30 seconds with Hillary

Jul 8, 2014, 5:16 p.m.

By Mary Lou Goldstein I have to forget about Hillary. But how can I forget about Hillary? Everywhere I look there’s Hillary. I turn on the television, Hillary is being interviewed. I turn on the radio and who is being interviewed? Hillary. Perhaps if I retreat to the newspaper she won’t be there. But the subject of the “By The Book” column in The New York Times is Hillary Rodham Clinton. Thanks to that column I now know that she ...

Picture Perfect: Photographer captures essence of La Jolla’s people, places in new book

Jun 24, 2014, 4:54 p.m.

By Pat Sherman An image of the Pacific spitting skyward as a wave crashes dramatically into La Jolla’s craggy coast; a couple quietly sitting on a bench, gazing out at an orange and purple sunset; runners dressed in monkey and banana suits taking part in the La Jolla Half Marathon. Engineer-turned-photographer Nick Agelidis has transformed his love affair with La Jolla into a picture book showcasing the Village’s awe-inspiring beauty, historic landmarks, architecture and endearing community spirit. “La Jolla: A ...


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