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Event chair Kristi Pieper, Foundation president Beth Penny and fundraising chair Claire Andrews. (The Foundation of La Jolla High School’s “Burning Red” gala, March 14, 2015; La Jolla Country Club)

La Jolla High School boosters gather for Burning Red gala

Mar 27, 2015, 11:32 a.m.

The Foundation of La Jolla High School’s annual gala, “Burning Red,” was held March 14, 2015 at La Jolla Country Club. Viking alumna Kristi Pieper chaired the event. Some 225 parents, teachers and alumni were entertained by the Funk Junkies Band while raising funds for the high school via a silent auction. KUSI morning show host Brad Perry emceed the spirited evening, which featured a preview of the school’s musical “Anything Goes," as well as a rousing performance by the ...

Larry Alldredge

10 QUESTIONS: Stagestruck software engineer Larry Alldredge directs San Diego REP Theatre

Mar 26, 2015, 4:38 p.m.

• 10 QUESTIONS: Larry Alldredge hails from Indiana where he was the first in eight generations not to become a farmer. He caught the theater bug as a kindergartner where he was cast as one of the Little Red Hen’s chicks. The 5-year-old Larry would have preferred instead to produce his own version of “The Wizard of Oz.” He taught Computer Science at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He enjoyed working at Community Theatre of Terre Haute, Indiana as an actor ...

The second annual Fitness & Beauty Expo runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7590 Fay Ave., La Jolla, in the Gaines Building courtyard.

Business Spotlight: Active Rest and La Jolla Wellness Studio to host Fitness & Beauty Expo March 28 in La Jolla

Mar 25, 2015, 3:34 p.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Active Rest and La Jolla Wellness Studio team up once again to bring the Fitness & Beauty Expo to La Jolla. This free event will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015 in the courtyard of the Gaines Building, 7590 Fay Ave. Everyone is invited to attend. The Fitness & Beauty Expo showcases ways to stay healthy and beautiful. Attendees can enjoy product samples plus complimentary services and assessments from participants while learning ...

Sherri Lightner

La Jolla Community Calendar March 26-April 2

Mar 25, 2015, 11:46 a.m.

■ The first of three Women in Leadership lectures, hosted by La Jolla Woman’s Club and La Jolla Woman’s Club Foundation, will be 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, at the club, 7791 Draper Ave. San Diego City Council President Sherri Lightner will speak. Free. Seating limited, RSVP: or (858) 454-2354. Thursday, March 26 ■ Sunrise Rotary of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. ■ Qi Gong, 9:30 a.m. Riford Library, ...

La Jolla Community Calendar March 19-25

Mar 18, 2015, 1:55 p.m.

Rummage for Goodies WindanSea Surf Club will hold a beach-themed rummage sale and pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at La Jolla Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. Proceeds will help support the community service projects the club hosts each year, including Day at the Beach events for disabled and underprivileged children. Thursday, March 19 ■ Sunrise Rotary of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. ■ ...

Grunion-run participant Shannon Casey poses with the stars of the show along La Jolla's beaches during the nighttime activity hosted by Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Fish Out of Water: Birch Aquarium at Scripps to host grunion-run activities in La Jolla

Mar 18, 2015, 12:18 p.m.

On certain spring nights following high tides, hundreds of the small silvery fish called grunions ride the waves onto shore for a remarkable mating ritual, which happens only in Southern California from March through mid-June. While on the beach, female grunion bury themselves halfway in the sand to lay eggs, while males wrap themselves around the females to fertilize their eggs. Then, both catch a wave to return to sea. Birch Aquarium at Scripps naturalists will guide participants through these ...

The Lodge at Torrey Pines will partner with the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour for a comprehensive culinary weekend, May 29-31, 2015 and hosted by Jeff Jackson, executive chef at The Lodge at Torrey Pines.

Business Spotlight: Food, family, spring-break events coming to Lodge at Torrey Pines, Bahia Resort Hotel and Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa in La Jolla and San Diego

Mar 18, 2015, 11:22 a.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: “We understand that our guests have a broad range of interests and we schedule events for every possible combination of age, budget and taste,” said Robert Gleason, CEO of Evans Hotels ( “For those who like to learn and explore San Diego’s culinary landscape, the Artisan Table and the James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Weekend at The Lodge at Torrey Pines promise to enlighten even the most sophisticated palate.” • The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La ...

Nathan Wetter, Emma Wineman, Tanner Perry, Lauren Dorst, Noah Wilson and Vivian Vu are just some of the 35-member cast in ‘Anything Goes.’

Anything Goes! La Jolla High School to stage Cole Porter classic

Mar 17, 2015, 3:45 p.m.

"Anything Goes,” the 1930s musical about an eclectic group of people aboard a boat and chock-full of schemes, romance and humor, gets new life in La Jolla High School’s production, March 20-26. “What’s special about this show is that it’s really iconic,” said La Jolla High School senior Emma Wineman, who plays Evangelist-turned-nightclub-singer Reno Sweeney. “It’s not ‘Wicked’ or something kids in our generation are really familiar with, but it’s a show that spans generations. Plus, it has songs that ...

Michael Mishler

10 QUESTIONS: Michael Mishler could write a book about old La Jolla

Mar 11, 2015, 5:25 p.m.

Michael Mishler has been the Archivist/Curator at the La Jolla Historical Society since 2008. He has a B.A in history from San Diego State University and a Masters in Library & Information Science from San Jose State. Raised in San Diego, he is a lifelong learner (self-proclaimed slow reader) and lives in Point Loma with his wife, Cindy. What brought you to La Jolla? At first, the beach. I started hanging out in La Jolla as soon as I could ...

Ernest Silva, 1948-2014

PHOTOS: Late artist Ernest Silva honored at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library exhibit in La Jolla

Mar 11, 2015, 2:30 p.m.

The untimely death of painter/sculptor Ernest Silva in February 2014 caused a wave of sadness through San Diego’s art community. Almost exactly a year later, on Feb. 20, 2015, some 200 friends of Ernie and art filled the main gallery at La Jolla’s Athenaeum Music &Arts Library for the opening of a show of his works called “Memory, Voyage, Full Moon.” The evening included a reading of poems by Pasquale Verdicchio, who had been working with Silva on a book ...

Lori DeMaria, event chair Debbie Turner and Reena Horowitz. (American Heart Association San Diego’s “Go Red for Women” luncheon, Feb. 27, 2015; Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina)

PHOTOS: Ladies in red shine spotlight on healthy hearts at American Heart Association San Diego’s Go Red for Women luncheon

Mar 11, 2015, 1:19 p.m.

American Heart Association San Diego presented its “Go Red for Women” luncheon Feb. 27, 2015 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, focusing on three areas to support the fight against heart disease in women: heightening awareness of the issue, creating a passionate call-to-action, and generating funds to support education and research. For information on women’s heart health, visit and • Click on VIEW GALLERY to see photos from the event.

Winner — Most Romantic Photo: ‘Love Knows No Bounds’ by Christina Brown

Photo Contest Winners: Kids lunch date picture captures our hearts as Most Romantic

Mar 11, 2015, 10:31 a.m.

"Love Knows No Bounds” by Christina Brown wins La Jolla Light's monthly, Caught on Camera community photo contest with the February theme of Most Romantic Photo. For her very sweet image, Brown will receive a $100 gift certificate to Bijou Bistro in La Jolla. Shout-outs go to Honorable Mention winners, “With Eyes Just For You” by Allan Muten and “A Tender Kiss” by Janelle Freiman Orsi; these win a round of applause and our heartfelt admiration. Another chance to win ...

This Loggerhead Sea Turtle, aka Caretta caretta, was brought to Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in November 2014 after being rescued from a power plant cooling canal.

Turtle Tales: Birch Aquarium series explores turtles in La Jolla

Mar 10, 2015, 3:32 p.m.

Q: Are turtles found in every ocean? A: No, they’re not in the Arctic Ocean. Q: How are turtles like trees? A: Turtle bones produce rings that provide clues to their age, just like a tree. Ahhh. For answers to other turtle questions and in honor of Birch Aquarium’s newest resident, a rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle, the monthly SEA Days programming will lend scientific insight to all things turtle. Programs are included with aquarium admission and take place from 11 ...

La Jolla Community Calendar March 12-19

Mar 10, 2015, 2:36 p.m.

Spring Garden Fun ■ Chuck McClung of Walter Andersen Nursery will demonstrate “Creating Beautiful Baskets and Colorful Containers” at the La Jolla Garden Club meeting 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 at La Jolla Lutheran Church, 7111 La Jolla Blvd. Guests welcome. (858) 454-6227. Thursday, March 12 ■ Sunrise Rotary of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. ■ Qi Gong, 9:30 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Gentle exercises for all ages. ...