Living in La Jolla - La Jolla Light

Ms. Senior California 2015 Reina Bolles receives her crown from last year’s winner.

Reina Bolles crowned Ms. Senior California in San Diego

Jul 24, 2015, 12:44 p.m.

In Spanish, la reina means the queen. Reina Bolles has long been arts education royalty and has her name on a theater. Now she has a real crown, too. Bolles was recently crowned Ms. Senior California at the state pageant in San Diego, and is proof that glamour doesn’t have to dissipate when the AARP card arrives in the mail. Neither does talent. The Chula Vista dancer/singer/actress/choreographer can still bring it on the stage and screen, as her Ms. California ...

La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest posters through the years feature works from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and include (above and clockwise): ‘Serpentine’ by Fedor Voronov, 2011; ‘The Brevity of Resonant Drifting’ by Steve Roden, 2006; untitled by Richard Allen Morris, 1977; untitled by Al Held, 1961; ‘Oh Mako’ by Sam Francis, 1964; untitled #678 by Ray Dowell, 1995; ‘The True Knowledge of Things’ by Ryan McGinness, 2007; untitled by Richard Diebenkorn, 1970; and untitled by Robert Irwin, 1960-’61.

La Jolla Music Society celebrates the artistry of chamber music with SummerFest concert series and modern-art posters

Jul 24, 2015, 11:49 a.m.

••• SummerFest 2015 to salute composer Dmitri Shostakovich Besides stellar musicianship, what do the artists of La Jolla Music Society’s (LJMS) SummerFest 2015, both returning favorites and notable newcomers, have in common? “All of them have that same ability to move an audience,” said Christopher Beach, LJMS president and artistic director. SummerFest, now in its 29th year, is, of course, a festival of chamber music, which Beach calls “the most fulfilling, gratifying, enriched form of classic music because it’s small ...

Virginia Beahan was born in Philadelphia. She received a B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University and an M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She has taught at Harvard University, Massachusetts College of Art, Wellesley College and is now Senior Lecturer in Photography at Dartmouth College.

MCASD presents photo exhibit of Salton Sea, opening July 25 in La Jolla

Jul 23, 2015, 1:15 p.m.

Virginia Beahan’s haunting photographs of Southern California’s Salton Sea and its surroundings capture the lake’s layered history and precarious present in a exhibit opening July 25 at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla. In “Elegy for an Ancient Sea” (up through Sept. 6), Beahan presents her explorations of the California desert, bringing a nuanced eye to the landscape’s fraught past. Through her photographs, the Salton Sea becomes a kind of character, struggling to sustain life as ...

Phillis Carey makes dessert for the 16 students in the sold-out class at La Jolla Community Center.

Community Center serves up cooking series

Jul 23, 2015, 9:37 a.m.

Cookbook author and cooking instructor Phillis Carey’s first class at La Jolla Community Center on July 14 – where participants learned about summertime grilling – sold out right away, thanks in part to Carey’s loyal following from her time at Great News Cooking School. Participants got a chance to ask questions, learn about alternatives or substitutions, get visual cues on the cooking process and, best of all, eat. They watched Carey prepare three meat dishes with sides and one dessert, ...

La Jolla Community Calendar July 23-30

Jul 22, 2015, 9:36 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast/Rec Center Centennial ■ It’s all happening Saturday, July 25 at the La Jolla Recreation Center where from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., the community will feast at the annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast (tickets $10, free for ages 10 and under), and then from noon to 4 p.m. will celebrate the Rec Center’s 100-Year Party. There will be a petting zoo, bounce houses, pony rides, hotdogs, performances by children’s bands, balloon artists, face painters, a magician, juggler, popcorn, cutting of ...

A panoramic view of the Village from la Jolla Natural Park

Ready for a La Jolla Natural Park hike? Here’s the inside scoop!

Jul 22, 2015, 9:01 a.m.

The horizon ascends to meet your eye and the ocean, expanding, kisses the sky. The rooftops shrink smaller as the summit draws near while the coastline widens from Bird Rock to the pier. Though the cliffs are initially all you can see, the hilltop draws back and reveals the buildings are rust and the color of snow and the sun warms the Village and beaches below. The way down is orange, lavender, pink, the green flash beckons, but disappears in ...

Rolling out the red carpet at The La Jolla Gallery, 1274 Prospect St., La Jolla.

Business Spotlight: The La Jolla Gallery offers fresh perspectives for refined collectors

Jul 16, 2015, 9:37 a.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Elisabeth King, co-owner of The La Jolla Gallery, said she wants to shake things up on the La Jolla art scene. “I’m trying to set a new trend by bringing La Jolla art collectors here to discuss being intrigued by art and loving it, and understanding it without having a curator or staff member on hand to tell you why you should like it,” she said. “If you’re going to hang something in your home, I want ...

Houchang ‘Michael’ Mikaeli founded Golden Rugs Gallery and recently decided to retire. The store will be moving its inventory to a new location.

Business Spotlight: Prepare to be floored by store-closing sale at Golden Rugs Gallery in San Diego

Jul 16, 2015, 9:24 a.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Interior designers know that the choice of floor covering in a home is critical for the look, feel and ambiance of the space. An area rug, for example, can set the tone for the color palette and aesthetic of everything else in a room. Keenly aware of this design strategy is Houchang “Michael” Mikaeli, founder of Golden Rugs Gallery. His store — established in 1992 and located at 7160 Miramar Road, Suite 126 in San Diego — ...

Irwin and Joan Jacobs, Fred and Erika Torri (Athenaeum executive director)
with Melissa and Max Elliott (past board president)

PHOTOS: Athenaeum Music & Arts Library patrons treated to dinner party in La Jolla

Jul 16, 2015, 9:14 a.m.

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla, held its annual Patron Dinner June 29, 2015 in honor of members donating $1,000 or more. It included a cocktail hour, catered sit-down dinner, and a signature Patron Gift. The tradition of a Patron Gift was started in 1994, when an exhibiting artist was commissioned to create a limited-edition work reflecting the character of the Athenaeum. The first reproduction becomes part of the Athenaeum’s permanent collection, the others ...

History, fun and flapjacks on tap July 25 at La Jolla Rec Center

Jul 15, 2015, 11:58 a.m.

La Jolla Rec Center July 25 Festivities Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast • When: 7:30-11:30 a.m. • Where: Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. • Cost: $10, free for children 10 and under • Info: Rec Center 100-Year Celebration • When: Noon-4 p.m. • Cost: Free La Jolla Rec Center to host Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, plus Centennial Celebration July 25 La Jollans are invited to enjoy an entire day of food, 100 years of history and family-friendly fun at La Jolla Recreation ...

Adriana Issakov

Free for the Taking: La Jollan offers Cove swim tutorials

Jul 15, 2015, 9 a.m.

When Adriana Issakov opened La Jolla Swim and Sport at 1008 Torrey Pines Road in March 2014, she completed the décor by hanging a sign out front. It read: Free Guided Cove Swims. “It’s remarkable what has happened since I hung that silly sign,” she said. “The response has been amazing and has brought some amazing people into my life.” Issakov offers guided swims at the Cove beginning at 6:30 a.m. each day (with a prior reservation) and caters the ...

The last World Games Final Leg, which took place in February 2013, when an international team of law enforcement officers and Special Olympics athletes conducted runs and ceremonies throughout the Republic of Korea.

La Jolla Community Calendar July 16-23

Jul 14, 2015, 4:37 p.m.

Torch Run ■ The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is set for 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18 at La Jolla Shores. An officer will accompany each athlete as they run the Flame of Hope from the Shores beach to La Jolla Cove, where there will be a dedication ceremony at 1:30 p.m. The Flame of Hope was lit in Greece, home of the Olympics, and is traveling across the sea to the United States. Once here, it will ...

Gabriella ‘Ella’ Martinez with her mother, Erica, holds a bag containing 12 inches of hair Ella cut for charity at Salon Elle in La Jolla. Courtesy

La Jolla salon helps 7-year-old give back

Jul 9, 2015, 10:04 a.m.

Salon Elle in La Jolla recently provided a special haircut to a special 7-year-old girl wanting to help children needing hair replacement. Gabriella “Ella” Martinez of Spring Valley has thalassemia, a form of anemia that requires blood transfusions every two to three weeks for the rest of her life, which she currently gets at Rady Children’s Hospital. The blood is provided by the San Diego Blood Bank. “People help me by giving blood and I wanted to return the favor ...

Mia Feighan with sister Kiera

Barber Tract neighbors kick off Fourth of July with parade in La Jolla

Jul 9, 2015, 9:28 a.m.

La Jolla’s Barber Tract residents kicked off the morning of Fourth of July by filling the streets with red, white and blue, when residents came out en masse to partake in the annual parade. Residents walked up and down the Barber Tract streets in their Independence Day finest, greeting neighbors and celebrating America’s birthday.