LEFT: At Cusp Dining & Drinks (located inside Hotel La Jolla), Irish Coffees and Hot Toddies are served during the holidays. RIGHT: Beaumont’s Neighborhood Eatery in the Bird Rock area of La Jolla is offering "The Partridge in a Pear Tree" cocktail with Grey Goose Pear vodka, agave, lemon juice, champagne and a rosemary sprig.

Holiday Sippers: La Jolla pubs serve drinks to welcome winter

Dec 24, 2014, 11:40 a.m.

Shaken or stirred, muddled or mixed, holiday cocktails boasting “spirits of the season” are readily available in La Jolla. Here are a few to whet your whistle. Beaumont’s Eatery in Bird Rock At Beaumont’s, 5662 La Jolla Blvd., bar manager Gavin McManes takes seasonal cocktails seriously. His latest creation, “The Partridge in a Pear Tree,” uses seasonal ingredients and the opportunity to play on words. The cocktail is comprised of Grey Goose Pear vodka, agave and lemon juice, shaken up ...

La Jolla Community Calendar Dec. 25

Dec 24, 2014, 10:57 a.m.

Last chance! ■ The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library closes two events Dec. 27. It’s the last day to see the exhibit by Roy McMakin, Allan Morrow and Merilyn Britt; and the last day of the Holiday Book Sale 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 1008 Wall St. (858) 454-5872. Thursday, Dec. 25 Merry Christmas! Friday, Dec. 26 ■ La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club Breakfast Meeting, 7:15 a.m. La Jolla Marriott, 4240 La Jolla Village Drive. $20. (858) 395-1222. ...

Scripps board member Dick and Jocelyn Vortmann with Rosemary and Chris Van Gorder, Scripps Health CEO. (85th annual Scripps Candlelight Ball, Dec. 6, 2014 at The Grand Del Mar)

PHOTOS: Candlelight Ball patrons raise funds for Scripps Hospital La Jolla

Dec 18, 2014, 12:47 p.m.

The 85th annual Scripps Candlelight Ball took place Dec. 6, 2014 at the Grand Del Mar. After the cocktail reception, guests had dinner and danced to music provided by The Mighty Untouchables to benefit life-saving care at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. • Click on VIEW GALLERY to see photos from the event.

Tim Schwartz shows his collection of books made with AbbyFine Reader.

Let's Review: "Bookends" exhibit at UCSD in La Jolla explores demise of the printed book

Dec 18, 2014, 11:50 a.m.

In September, the nation’s first all electronic library — equipped with 10,000 e-Books and 500 eReaders —opened in San Antonio, Texas. They call the library BiblioTech. Does this eLibrary forebode the end of the published book, as we know it? Has the paper-and-print book become obsolete in the digital age? Statistics seem to point that way. Last year, the population reading printed books dropped from 72 percent to 67 percent, while the readers of eBooks grew from 16 percent to ...

When Casa de Mañana opened in 1924, horses were the preferred mode of transportation. La Jolla Historical Society.

Casa de Mañana celebrates 90 years of its Village history in La Jolla

Dec 18, 2014, 10:11 a.m.

Casa de Mañana, La Jolla’s resort-turned-luxury-living facility, celebrated its 90th anniversary Dec. 10 at 849 Coast Blvd., opening its doors for prospective members to sample food served there, meet staff and mingle with potential new neighbors. Among the staff to welcome them was Roberta Jacobsen, president of Front Porch Communities, which owns and operates Casa de Mañana. Jacobsen said with the exception of some modern upgrades — indoor plumbing, electricity, room renovations — the building is almost identical to its ...