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Stephen Metcalfe will sign ‘The Practical Navigator,’ 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Warwick’s bookstore.

NewsLa Jolla novelist/screenwriter to sign latest Aug. 9

Aug 3, 2016, 12:32 p.m.

La Jolla author Stephen Metcalfe, whose writing accolades include production drafts for the films “Pretty Woman,” “Dangerous Minds” and “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” will sign and discuss his latest novel “The Practical Navigator,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Warwick’s Books, 7812 Girard Ave. After making his fiction debut with “The Tragic Age,” Metcalfe follows with his second novel, “The Practical Navigator,” which was released this month. The tale focuses on Michael Hodge — the father of a 7-year-old boy on ...

Lucky, a Jack Russel terrier, has been to many cities along the country from San Diego to Chicago, but his “Dad” Bob Soltys states that “Lucky loves La Jolla.”

A Lucky Life: Tales from a conscious pet owner recounted in La Jollan's new book

Jul 27, 2016, 1:07 p.m.

Former La Jolla resident Bob Soltys and Lucky, a fourteen-year-old Jack Russel terrier, have done many things together. They have traveled, road tripped, walked, played … and written a book. The book “A Lucky Life,” (Bob Soltys, 2016) is written from Lucky’s perspective. “He really wrote the book because I put myself in his place and tried to think of what he would do and what he would say if he could process words,” Soltys says, adding that words flowed ...

The pages of a graphic novel version of Herman Melville’s ‘Moby Dick.’

NewsGraphic novel collection coming to Riford Library

Jul 27, 2016, 12:40 p.m.

With San Diego still abuzz with excitement from the July Comic-Con International, La Jolla’s Riford Library will soon be home to a collection of graphic novels that will be “second to none,” says branch manager Shaun Briley. Thanks to a grant from the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation, the library will soon house hundreds of graphic novels and purchase 10 laptops for after-school use. Joking that graphic novels are like a “gateway drug” for unenthusiastic readers, Briley said they are “increasingly ...

Mehrad Nazari

NewsLA JOLLANS MAKING NEWS: Author to speak, July 27

Jul 20, 2016, 4:32 p.m.

Mehrad Nazari, Ph.D., MBA, will speak about his new paperback, “Enlightened Negotiation: 8 Universal Laws to Connect, Create and Prosper” (SelectBooks, New York, 2016) 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27 at Warwick’s bookstore, 7812 Girard Ave. It is based on his work as founder of Enlightened Negotiation, an education and consulting firm dedicated to promoting progressive business practices and unifying personal, professional and spiritual objectives. ... Former La Jolla Town Council president Steve Haskins is quoted about his sea lion barrier ...

‘Freedom Flight: A True Account of the Cold War’s Greatest Escape’ by Frank Iszak

NewsStory fit for a Hollywood action movie

Jul 13, 2016, 11:59 a.m.

This movie won’t need Marvel or Jerry Bruckheimer to make it action-packed, the story of one local man has more than enough pulse-quickening drama. “Freedom Flight,” the story of then 25-year-old Frank Iszak and his six young companions hijacking a twin-engine airplane to escape the communist terror of 1956, has completed the development phase and is now awaiting a final round of funding. If you can’t wait for the movie — which is being made by Hungarian award-winning director Endre ...

La Jolla High School student William Dorst

NewsLa Jolla students take top honors in city essay contest

May 25, 2016, 11:55 a.m.

Challenged to answer the question “If all the books in the world were about to disappear, I would save …” approximately 2,000 students citywide entered this year’s San Diego Public Library Student Essay Contest. And La Jolla’s Riford Library had two winners. La Jolla High sophomore William Dorst won “Best Overall Essay” and La Jolla Elementary fourth-grader Ellie Levine won the grand prize in the elementary school category.William chose “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak for his essay, while Ellie ...

Author Dori Salerno

News‘Pride and Prejudice’ spin-off proves mother knows best

May 4, 2016, 4:41 p.m.

Those who’ve read Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” might remember focal character Mrs. Bennet, a woman described as “of little information” and perhaps perceived as melodramatic. She says things that mortify her five daughters – each with a different personality and at different stages of their lives – and is seen as the fool of the family. But that was then. Now, La Jolla resident and executive artistic director for Vantage Theatre, Dori Salois Salerno, has written a “Pride and ...

The line for the Scott brothers booksigning runs down Girard Avenue.

News‘Property Brothers’ pack the house

Apr 13, 2016, 11:38 a.m.

Drew and Jonathan Scott, the twins behind the HGTV hit show “Property Brothers,” had a book signing at Warwick’s April 8 with line for their autographs and photo-ops forming clear down Girard Avenue. On the show, the Scott brothers help turn fixer-uppers into dream homes, bearing budget and time constraints in mind. Their visit is just one of the many booksignings scheduled at Warwicks,

About 30 children came to the March 21 Preschool Storytime with Miss Teri.

NewsThey’re On the Same Page: La Jolla Library preschool storytime sees rise in attendance

Mar 30, 2016, 3:11 p.m.

"I cannot overstate the value of having toddlers come together and be read to,” said Teri Newlee, who for the last three years has been the host of preschool storytime at La Jolla’s Riford Library. “It’s wonderful for children to see people reading.” Added branch manger Shaun Briley, “Reading to children encourages the use of their ‘mind’s eye,’ which is different from the visual eye used if you are watching something on a screen. Reading stimulates the imagination and introduces ...

Art from a Curseborn Saga novella

NewsLa Jolla fantasy authors launch fifth book, 'The Curseborn Saga: Soldier Games'

Feb 24, 2016, 10:21 a.m.

The storytelling band of brothers behind the Curseborn Saga has had a remarkable year — and they show no signs of slowing down. They will release the fifth and final book in their first series “The Curseborn Saga: Soldier Games” next month. After that, they will jump right into writing the saga’s next series. And that is only the beginning. (Did someone say Comic-Con?) The four creators behind the work include brothers Trevor Barber (pen name Elnath Shanks), Justin Barber ...

The cover of the book features Richard Nixon strolling across the White House lawn with aide Alexander Butterfield.

News‘Last of the President’s Men’ talks about Nixon years in new book with Bob Woodward

Dec 17, 2015, 12:05 p.m.

A sell-out crowd, composed mostly of older adults and a sprinkling of students, was on hand at the Price Center East Ballroom at UC San Diego Dec. 4, to hear Tulane University professor of history and economics Michael Bernstein interview bestselling author and Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward and former Nixon White House aide (and Watergate informant) Alexander Butterfield, who is the subject of Woodward’s new book, “The Last of the President’s Men.” A sequel to the legendary “All the ...

Quinn Farrar Wilson’s book will be available on in January 2016.

NewsLa Jolla native writes books about bone broth

Dec 17, 2015, 11:47 a.m.

Long before the bone broth craze took hold, La Jolla native Quinn Farrar Wilson was drinking the nutritious elixir. Now the North Park resident and founder of Balanced and Bright has written a book to chronicle her experiences, provide insight into what bone broth is, and offer recipes so readers can make it at home. Drinking bone broth — a simmered broth made from animal bones, vegetables and herbs — is a longstanding practice that has picked up steam in ...

While thumbing through a library book, Jennifer Teege shockingly learns her grandfather was Amon Goeth.

BooksWoman discovers relative was ‘Butcher of Plaszow’

Nov 12, 2015, 6:54 p.m.

Many of us think we know who we are, but every once in a while a surprise reveals we don’t know everything about our past. That’s what happened to Jennifer Teege when she discovered her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the real-life Nazi “Butcher of the Płaszów” concentration camp, portrayed in “Schindler’s List.”Teege will talk about her extraordinary experience, as a guest of the 21st annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15 at the Jewish Community Center, ...

Singer-songwriter Jewel will celebrate the release of her book, “Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story,” at a signing event 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St. in La Jolla.

Jewel comes to The Jewel: Singer-songwriter to hold discussion, book-signing in La Jolla

Sep 16, 2015, 10:38 a.m.

Jewel, known for her songs “Hands,” “You Were Meant For Me,” “Foolish Games” and “Who Will Save Your Soul” in the mid- and late-90s, will celebrate the release of her book “Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story,” at a signing event 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St. Although she has written a book of poems and a children’s book, this is Jewel’s first long-form nonfiction. It was written to ...