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Jon Roseman (event co-chair), John Otterson (event co-founder), Denny Sanford (Rell Sunn Award honoree), Pradeep Khosla (UCSD chancellor), Sam Armstrong (event co-founder), Tyler Callaway (event co-chair), Dr. Scott Lippman (Moores UCSD Cancer Center director)

Photos: Luau & Legends of Surfing Invitational supports Moores Cancer Center; touched by volunteer's death

Aug 25, 2016, 11:41 a.m.

The 23rd Luau & Legends of Surfing Invitational took place Aug. 21, 2016 on the beach near Scripps Pier in La Jolla to support cancer research and patient care at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. Sadly, a death occurred at the event when volunteer Francis Todd, 62, who was on his board monitoring the surf contest was found face down in the water. Lifeguards performed CPR and Todd was transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital, but he did not survive. ...

La Jolla Community Calendar, Aug. 25

Aug 24, 2016, 10:44 a.m.

▪ Brady “Orca” Bradshaw will discuss apnea theory and ways to maximize the lengths at which swimmers and divers can hold their breath under water, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 at 1008 Torrey Pines Road. Sponsored by La Jolla Swim & Sport. Suggested donation $25. (858) 454-4002. Thursday, Aug. 25 ▪ 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. (858) ...

Heather Gwen Martin’s ‘Landing’ is in the process of being installed at 7724 Girard Ave., as part of the Murals of La Jolla public-art series.

NewsPrepare for 'Landing' - New painting replaces first in Murals of La Jolla program

Aug 24, 2016, 10:41 a.m.

It looks like The Girl from Ipanema went walking ... The first mural installed through the Murals of La Jolla Program in 2010, “Girl from Ipanema” by Kim MacConnel, was replaced this week with Heather Gwen Martin’s new work “Landing.” One of the largest in the Murals program, installation of the piece took more than a week at 7724 Girard Ave. Starting with removal of the former piece and prep and priming, “Landing” will be unveiled this week. “Since Kim’s ...

Barbara Bry during an interview with La Jolla Light

Barbara Bry shares her views on City Council run for District 1

Aug 24, 2016, 10:04 a.m.

Although San Diego City Council District 1 candidate Ray Ellis (R) has withdrawn from the November run-off race, sole candidate and La Jolla resident Barbara Bry (D) is still actively campaigning. Bry sat down with the La Jolla Light staff to talk about her plans for the all-but-clenched four-year term, and discuss Village issues and how a high-tech entrepreneur from Philadelphia could become La Jolla’s next City Council representative. What prompted your candidacy? “I’ve lived in San Diego for 35 ...

Find music, food, art, shopping and fun along Prospect Street at the next La Jolla Nights event 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2016.

La Jolla Nights Sept. 2 to feature music, food, art, shopping

Aug 24, 2016, 9:49 a.m.

— BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: The quarterly Village event, La Jolla Nights, is set for 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 when locals and visitors alike can partake of specialty promotions, entertainment, and deals from participating merchants along Prospect Street. This La Jolla Nights celebration will kick off with an opening reception at Aaron Goulding Photography gallery at 1273 Prospect St., and finish directly across the street at The La Jolla Gallery. Attendees are encouraged to follow the event’s horseshoe-shaped “course,” heading ...

Ray and Joy Jablonowski, Barbara Matthews, and Bob and Dottie Sparks attend La Jolla Recreation Center’s annual senior luau, Aug. 12, 2016.

Photos: La Jolla Recreation Center hosts senior luau

Aug 18, 2016, 10:10 a.m.

La Jollans gathered to move to the beats of island music at the annual Senior Luau, Aug. 12 at the Recreation Center. With tunes provided by the A-Team band, guests got some exercise on the dance floor before sitting down for dinner. The next senior dance will be in December, with details to be announced. Find the Rec Center program at

Daniel Orloff said his dream is to do lifeguarding and law at the same time for the rest of his life.

NewsLifeguard in Law: Daniel Orloff

Aug 17, 2016, 9:50 a.m.

— KNOW YOUR LIFEGUARDS: When La Jolla native Daniel Orloff was in the third grade at La Jolla Elementary School, he wrote in a journal that when he grew up he wanted to be a lawyer and a lifeguard. “It sounds kind of funny because they are not very similar, but my stepdad was a lifeguard and my dad was a lawyer. Fast forward 20 years, and I am now a lifeguard and a lawyer — as long as I ...

The calm waters of La Jolla Cove make it a perfect spot to practice Stand Up Paddleboarding.

NewsStand Up Paddleboarding grows in popularity

Aug 17, 2016, 9:29 a.m.

Every three months, La Jolla surf school, Surf Diva, holds Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) yoga retreats out of La Jolla Shores. During the lessons, yoginis practice their balances on sea-worthy paddleboards. Class founder Izzy Tihanyi said, “The in-line body poses — like a warrior’s pose — are very difficult to balance because you want to have your feet parallel.” The popularity of Stand Up Paddleboarding has risen rapidly in the past few years. It’s increasingly common to see people launching ...

Tony Joseph, Dan Henry, Steve Cross, Steve Dockstader, Bill Crane and Pete Pettigrew make up The Swell Guys Too.

NewsLa Jolla septuagenarians set swimming record: Against the wind ... and swells ... and cold

Aug 17, 2016, 8:38 a.m.

A group of pretty “swell” guys — all members of the La Jolla Cove Swim Club — set a new swimming record this week for men in their 70s, when they swam from the California coast to Catalina Island in 14 hours flat. The team, called The Swell Guys Too, consists of Bill Crane, Kenneth (Pete) Pettigrew, Dan Henry, Steve Dockstader, Steve Cross and Tony Joseph. The previous record for the men ages 70-79 category was 16 hours, five minutes. ...

The Shore Thing scene at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla

NewsLa Jolla Community Calendar: Aug. 18-25

Aug 17, 2016, 8:33 a.m.

▪ Thursday evenings through Sept. 1, guests can visit the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) for free, with guided tours of “Holdings: Selections from MCASD’s Collection,” music by DJs from the Roots Factory, a cash bar and places for picnicking with ocean views, 5-8 p.m. at 700 Prospect St. (858) 454-3541. mcasd.orgThursday, Aug. 18 ▪ 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 ...

Mystery Photo No. 4

Answers to the photo scavenger hunt: Where in La Jolla is this?

Aug 11, 2016, 3:39 p.m.

Congratulations to the out-and-about La Jollans who found all seven mystery locations in La Jolla Light’s “Where in La Jolla Is This?” photo scavenger hunt, originally posted in the July 28, 2016 issue of La Jolla Light. James Rudolph, Tahirih Linz and Pollie Deza-Peck with Steven Peck found each site, some providing photos of their own to prove it. Linz, who took pictures of her daughter at each location, said, “My daughter and I spent an afternoon and found them ...

It was a bright and hot morning in La Jolla July 23 — and not just from the pancakes on the griddle — at the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla pancake breakfast. Held at La Jolla Rec Center, families such as the Johnsons —Therese, Mike, Claire and Savannah — enjoyed all-you-can-eat pancakes with all the fixins’.

Photos: Pancake breakfast brings flapjacks and fun at annual event by Kiwanis Club of La Jolla

Aug 11, 2016, 3:18 p.m.

The 53rd annual Kiwanis Club of La Jolla Pancake breakfast brought together the community and children of all ages to the La Jolla Recreation Center, July 23, 2016 for a morning of family fun. Themed “Flapjacks and Families,” the event offered all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausages, pony rides, music, activities and more; with proceeds benefitting community groups and local programs of the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla. More information about the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla at

A sunset view from Cusp Dining & Drinks, located high atop Hotel La Jolla

Cusp brings La Jolla dining scene to new heights

Aug 11, 2016, 2:55 p.m.

— BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Cusp Dining & Drinks has remained one of La Jolla’s best-kept secrets. High atop the 11th floor of Hotel La Jolla at 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive. Cusp’s sweeping ocean views provide the perfect setting to sip, savor and soak in La Jolla from every seat in the house. But it’s more than the dramatic views and epic sunsets that keeps Cusp on top; it’s the latest menu by new head chef, Ingrid Funes. The humbled and ...

Armando Riesco, Josh Cooke and Matthew Rauch in the world premiere of ‘Junk: The Golden Age Of Debt,’ at La Jolla Playhouse

Theater Review: La Jolla Playhouse's 'JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt' worth a bundle of life lessons

Aug 11, 2016, 2 p.m.

— THEATER REVIEW: Among all the honest and knowledgeable financial traders in America, there are greedy wolves waiting in the background to pounce and seduce investors into their schemes. La Jolla Playhouse’s world premiere of “Junk: The Golden Age of Debt,” by Ayad Akhtar and directed by Doug Hughes, tackles the topic with intrigue and humor. It’s 1985 and the wolves are out there to scam whomever they can. Enter Robert Merkin (Josh Cooke) shadowing a real-life former financier and ...