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The new lifeguard tower at Children’s Pool offers a wide view of the water. The backward seating allows lifeguards like David Dupont the ability to view both beaches north and south of the tower.

NewsKnow your lifeguards: David Dupont

Jul 20, 2016, 3:19 p.m.

Last summer David Dupont was watching the water from the main lifeguard tower at Children’s Pool when he said he saw the ocean pulling out a boy at Wipe Out Beach, just south of Point Mencinger. “It happened so fast. From the main tower you (usually) radio in, ‘I need someone to come over here,’ but it was such a critical rescue that I just decided to go,” he said.By the time he got to the beach, about 500 feet ...

Lux Season 10 opens Sept. 10 with Camillo Restropo, whose colorful paintings, like this one — ‘Bowling for Medellin#3’ — deal in a cartoonish way with contemporary issues in his native Colombia.

NewsLux picks visiting artists for 10th Season

Jul 20, 2016, 3:15 p.m.

Every year about this time, Lux Art Institute in Encinitas announces its lineup of artists-in-residence for the upcoming season, which starts in September. This season is a big one, marking Lux’s first decade with a quintet of artists from around the world. Season 10 begins on Sept. 10 with a painter from Medellin, Colombia, a city better known for drug wars than art.Camilo Restrepo integrates Colombia’s violent history into his bright-colored paintings, which often include cartoonish characters, some of his ...

The spring-season window at Hermès’ store in Shanghai features 5-foot-tall flamingos created by Don Porcella.

NewsArtist’s pipe-cleaner sculptures are a hit in Shanghai

Jul 20, 2016, 3:10 p.m.

It may sound like an unlikely combination — a California artist known for cartoonish pipe-cleaner sculptures and the French luxury brand Hermès, known for high-fashion accessories — but this summer, Don Porcella’s “Creatures in Wonderland” have transformed the windows of Hermès’ flagship store in Shanghai, China and attracted admiring viewers.Porcella’s work might be considered outsider art, but he’s hardly an outsider. Born and raised in Modesto, California, he’s the son of a fiber artist renowned for her weaving and quilting, ...

The beautiful and fragrant flower of the night-blooming cereus

Natural La Jolla: A night-blooming cactus that yields delicious fruit

Jul 20, 2016, 2:12 p.m.

— NATURAL LA JOLLA: During warm summer nights over the next couple months, you may catch a glimpse of one of the prettiest blooms of a cactus in the Hylocereus genus. The night blooming cereus (one of many varieties) produces fragrant and beautiful flowers. The beauty is short-lived; a flower may last only one night before it wilts and fades. These luminous flowers nearly glow in the dark with their white feathery petals and yellow depths that attract nocturnal pollinators ...

All-you-can-eat pancakes will be served 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday morning at La Jolla Rec Center.

NewsLa Jolla Community Calendar, July 21-28

Jul 20, 2016, 9:37 a.m.

The Kiwanis Club of La Jolla Pancake Breakfast will be serving up all-you-can-eat flapjacks and sausages, 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 23 at La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. Other activities include music, face painting, bounce houses, arts & crafts, and more. $10 for adults (kids under age 10 eat free). (858) 552-1658. or, July 21 ▪ 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 ...

They’ll be off and running at 2 p.m. Friday, July 15 for opening day of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s 2016 racing season at the Del Mar racetrack.

Horse racing season at Del Mar starts this weekend, July 15

Jul 13, 2016, 4:22 p.m.

The 39-day thoroughbred horse racing season at Del Mar kicks off Friday, July 15 and runs through Labor Day, Sept. 5, promising big hats, colorful silks, musical stars, and the return of the popular racehorse “Chrome.” Among the highlights is the expected return of California Chrome. The 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner last appeared at the seaside oval almost two years ago, when he won the Grade I, $300,000 Hollywood Derby in his first try on the turf. ...

NewsLa Jolla Community Calendar, July 14-21

Jul 13, 2016, 12:29 p.m.

To kick-off a planned weekly potluck-and-film screening event, Misfit Pictures HQ will present a free showing of the 1984 classic, “Ghostbusters,” starring Bill Murray, 5 p.m. Sunday, July 17 at 565 Pearl St., Suite 100. Screenings continue weekly, with films to be announced. (858) 291-8553. misfitpictures.comThursday, July 14 ▪ Sunrise Rotary of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449.▪ Wolfstein Sculpture Park Tour, 11 a.m. 9888 Genesee Ave. docent-guided tour of the ...

Ginger Steketee

NewsArt ‘raffle’ nets about $11,000 for LJAA

Jul 13, 2016, 12:08 p.m.

“24 ... Number 24!” cried out Raye Anne Marks, treasurer of La Jolla Art Association (LJAA), as she read off the latest raffle ticket number picked from a glass fishbowl at the annual fundraising event July 10 in the galleries in La Jolla Shores. “That’s me! I want Tyla’s painting ‘Sea Waves,’ please,” squeaked out a voice from the crowd of 40-50 highly attentive art patrons sittting straight and tall in their white foldup chairs, hoping their ticket number would ...

‘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 ...

Ken King

NewsRotarian Ken King is proud community booster

Jul 13, 2016, 11:52 a.m.

New Rotary Club of La Jolla president Ken King was born in San Diego, graduated from Granite Hills High School and then San Diego State University. He began his career in the swimming pool construction business in 1976, and in 1985, King founded San Diego Pools, which he still owns and operates. He has served the community as a member of Alpine Kiwanis (president 1994-1995); board member of Rancho Santa Fe Association (2005-2007) and president in 2007; president of Rancho ...

Mary, Star of the Sea church hosted a healing Mass May 19 with the presence of an itinerant Infant Jesus of Prague figure.

NewsLocal church to host Infant Jesus statue enthronement

Jul 13, 2016, 11:46 a.m.

The Catholic congregation at Mary, Star of the Sea Church will celebrate the arrival of a new Infant Jesus of Prague statue, 6 p.m. Saturday, July 16 with an enthronement ceremony officiated by the Bishop of San Diego, Robert McElroy, at 7669 Girard Ave. in the Village. The event will include a bilingual Mass. Mary, Star of the Sea is also starting a devotion association for the new figure. Volunteer Marie Hemming has been involved in the process and said, ...

Chris Andrews, Estel and Wally Binder, Jill Walsh

Photos: Challenged Athletes Foundation's summer party unites allies and athletes in La Jolla and San Diego

Jul 7, 2016, 1:10 p.m.

Challenged Athletes Foundation held its Summer Solstice Sunset Soiree June 21, 2016 at the La Jolla home of Wally and Estel Binder. Guests had the opportunity to meet Challenged Athletes Foundation athletes and hear their inspirational stories, including those of Roderick Sewell, a gifted swimmer who has represented Team USA at the Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships in 2014, bringing home Gold and Bronze medals. • Click on VIEW GALLERY to see photos from the event.

Chair of the Murals of La Jolla project Terry Allen and and Jo Harvey Allen with Bukka Allen, Bale Creek Allen and Allison Walton Allen

Photos: Murals of La Jolla supporters gather to celebrate public art

Jul 7, 2016, 11:44 a.m.

To thank its Mural Makers (providing donations of $5,000) and Mural Members (offering $1,000 gifts), the Murals of La Jolla group hosted a Parking Lot Party at The LOT movie theater on Fay Avenue, June 20, 2016 in La Jolla. Mural artist Terry Allen, “Playing La Jolla (for all it's worth”), 7611 Fay Ave., and his band from Austin, Texas entertained the art patrons and many other mural artists were in attendance. Created by the La Jolla Community Foundation in ...

Micki Olin

10 Questions: Fundraising is Micki Olin’s way to give back to her community

Jul 6, 2016, 5:25 p.m.

— 10 QUESTIONS: Micki Olin invests her energy in community service, including contributions to La Jolla High, Gillispie School, and The Bishop’s School. She served six years on Bishop’s Annual Giving Campaign and Auction, which provides funding for financial scholarships. As a member of Las Patronas, she co-chaired the 2013 Jewel Ball and chaired “Rhapsody in White,” the 2014 Ball. She was treasurer for La Posada de los Ninos, San Diego Center for Children Auxiliaries and Boy Scouts Troop 4. ...