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After three decades working in Orange County at Ocean Institute and Crystal Cove Alliance, UCSD alumnus Harry Helling is back in La Jolla, as Birch Aquarium’s new executive director.

NewsHarry Helling comes to Birch Aquarium with new vision

Nov 24, 2015, 3:10 p.m.

Although for now he still commutes to work every day from Orange County, new Birch Aquarium Executive Director Harry Helling says he’s fully on-board with becoming a San Diegan, again, and that fans of the UC San Diego-based facility can expect a few changes in the aquarium’s public engagement.A 1980 graduate of UCSD, Helling has returned to La Jolla after splitting his last 30 years between Orange County’s Ocean Institute and Crystal Cove Alliance. At the youth education-focused Ocean Institute, ...

Fredrick Clerie (at center, with glasses) — who is partnered with La Jolla Rotary in an upcoming humanitarian project in Haiti — with a group of kids during his recent trip to the Hopestart Children’s Home in Jeremie, Haiti

NewsRotary Haiti-bound to build chicken coop, fight poverty

Nov 24, 2015, 2:03 p.m.

At a time of political strife in Haiti decades ago, Fredrick Clerie, a San Diego-area resident and the president of the humanitarian organization Hopestart International, left Haiti for the United States. In 2013, he formed Hopestart with the mission of helping people living in oppressive poverty, focusing initially on Haiti. Now, the Rotary Club of La Jolla is intent on joining him. Between March 2 and March 7, 2016, La Jolla Rotary president Lora Fisher, along with a dozen other ...

The No Thorns a Nuno shawl by Tami Zohar (Tami Z Creations) can be a great accessory to any garment and makes a beautiful holiday gift; available at Handcrafted in Solana Beach. The handmade shawl is of hand-dyed silk and felted with merino wool upcycled repurposed silk fiber, handspun upcycled silk and hand crochet yarn.

LifestyleBusiness Spotlight: Handcrafted is the store for functional American Art pieces in Solana Beach

Nov 24, 2015, 1:40 p.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT No Thorns a Nuno shawl by Tami Zohar (Tami Z Creations) is a handmade shawl made from hand-dyed silk and felted with merino wool upcycled repurposed silk fiber, handspun upcycled silk and hand crochet yarn. It is a great accessory to any garment and makes a beautiful holiday gift; available at Handcrafted. Handcrafted, a gallery of handmade American functional art pieces, will celebrate its first anniversary on Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach, Saturday, Dec. 5. From 1 ...

Mission Bay Montessori Academy band members have been practicing an extra 12 hours a week for their La Jolla Christmas Parade performance. Andrew Hilgers (pictured at right), 9, masters his trombone playing, while 11-year-old Katherine Huang (at left) plays the flute and Eric Lin (second from left), 11, the clarinet.

NewsVillage preparing for annual La Jolla Christmas Parade

Nov 24, 2015, 12:31 p.m.

Fewer than two weeks remain until the 58th annual La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival returns to Girard Avenue and the La Jolla Recreation Center 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, and organizers are promising traditional favorites along with some exciting additions. The parade’s theme will be “100 Years of Christmas Cheer,” commemorating a long history of holiday celebrations in La Jolla dating to before the parade was officially instituted 58 years ago, said event chair Ann Kerr Bache. Participants ...

WWII Veteran Bill Galbraith of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st, was part of the invasion at Normandy, France. He attended the Veterans Day ceremony at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial in La Jolla, Nov. 11, 2015.

PHOTOS: Honoring Service and Sacrifice - Hundreds gather for Mt. Soledad Veterans Day ceremony in La Jolla

Nov 18, 2015, 2:39 p.m.

• Click on VIEW GALLERY to see photos from the event. The Veterans Day ceremonies at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial in La Jolla Nov. 11, 2015 included presentations by the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Band, the Marine Color Guard and various dignitaries. This year’s ceremony included honoring retired Marine Col. Jay Vargas, who was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Richard Nixon for his “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity” during a three-day battle in the fortified village of Dai ...

NewsLa Jolla News Nuggets

Nov 12, 2015, 6:26 p.m.

Movie night at The Lot to benefit Las Patronas All day Thursday, Nov. 12, The Lot movie theater will donate 20 percent of proceeds to Las Patronas, the La Jolla-based women’s philanthropy that raises funds for San Diego non-profits. From 6-10:30 p.m., The Lot will host a Las Patronas Night, with cocktails and appetizers followed by a screening of any available film for $65 — with 20 percent going to Las Patronas. The Lot is at 7611 Fay Ave. (858) ...

La Jolla photographer Biana Gallo chats with an Ethiopian woman.

Art & EntertainmentPhotos of Ethiopian villagers on display in Bird Rock

Nov 12, 2015, 5:03 p.m.

Never-before-seen photographic images from world traveler Briana Gallo of La Jolla are on exhibit through the month of November at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters’ Art & Music Collective, 5627 La Jolla Blvd.Throughout her career, Gallo has taken photos for National Geographic as well as several anthropologists. Her show features images of three tribes in the Omo Valley of Ethiopia, and captures their cultural nuances, which are in danger of being lost due to modern development. Gallo said she started photographing ...

Organic and all-natural turkeys are available from Homegrown Meats, and can be ordered in time for Thanksgiving. Homegrown Meats is located at 7660 Fay Ave., La Jolla. (858) 454-6328.

LifestyleBusiness Spotlight: Homegrown Meats specializes in all-organic products at La Jolla butcher shop

Nov 12, 2015, 1:03 p.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Homegrown Meats sells only the highest quality (hormone- and antibiotic-free) meat choices for holidays and everyday. This includes fresh organic turkey, succulent grass-fed beef from San Diego County ranchers, and fresh organic pork, poultry, lamb and exotic meats and sausages of all varieties. Like many successful shopkeepers, Don Snyder (previously a restaurateur), and his three business partners recognized an unmet need for a health-conscious organic local butcher shop in the heart of La Jolla. "It took us ...

NewsLa Jolla Community Calendar Nov. 12-19

Nov 12, 2015, 12:47 p.m.

Featured Event: Book Discussion ▪ International bestselling author Tess Gerritsen, creator of the TV series “Rizzoli & Isles,” is coming to La Jolla for the San Diego Jewish Book Fair, 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Jewish CommunityCenter, 4126 Executive Drive. Gerritsen will discuss her new historical suspense novel “Playing with Fire.” Free. and search for “Tess Gerritsen.” Thursday, Nov. 12 ▪ Sunrise Rotary of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. ...

‘The Legacy of Jonas Salk’ exhibit is on display at UCSD’s Geisel Library through Jan. 10, 2016, documenting Salk’s scientific activities from the mid-1940s to his death in 1995.

NewsUCSD library opens exhibit of Jonas Salk papers

Nov 11, 2015, 4:38 p.m.

In the town where I grew up, there was a child who had polio. His name was Billy. He was tall and slender, the middle of three brothers, who were very athletic, playing on the high school golf and football teams. Polio had left Billy with one hand curled into a frozen claw. He wore a metal leg brace and walked with a decided limp. He slurred when he spoke. Most of the kids made fun of him, which caused ...

A common dolphin calf at the water’s surface off the shores of La Jolla.

Natural La Jolla: Acrobatic dolphins delight by sheer number

Nov 11, 2015, 2:36 p.m.

• NATURAL LA JOLLA: A favorite of ocean enthusiasts everywhere is the dolphin. We tend to think of them as happy creatures, because they appear to wear a permanent smile. Dolphins do have strong social structure in which they are very playful, care for their sick, and attend to family members. The common dolphin is the most abundant small cetacean in San Diego waters, although it’s actually two species that are difficult to tell apart. Even when their bodies are ...

Dana Dinerman, founder of Hulabelle swimwear, in her Poway home

Swimming (and surviving) with style

Nov 5, 2015, 5:27 p.m.

After facing not one, but two bouts of breast cancer, Poway resident and La Jolla native Dana Dinerman embarked on a positive, and stylish, way to help other survivors. Dinerman founded Hulabelle, a swimwear line for those who’ve had surgery related to breast cancer. After she was diagnosed with stage-three breast cancer in 2011, the then-Bird Rock resident had a mastectomy and did not have reconstructive surgery. “When I was diagnosed, I wasn’t thinking of the future because I didn’t ...

The cast of ‘The Oldest Boy’ at San Diego Repertory Theater with Tsering Dorjee Bawa (Oldest Boy, center) and the young couple, Amanda Sitton and Napoleon Tavale (in front), with their baby.

TheatreDancers, puppets, lamas star in ‘Oldest Boy’ at San Diego Repertory Theater

Nov 5, 2015, 10:58 a.m.

What if you were a young American mother and one day a couple of Tibetan monks came to your door, told you your 3-year-old son was the reincarnation of a revered Buddhist lama, and asked you to let them take him to their monastery in India, so he could be raised as the spiritual teacher they knew him to be? That’s the central question of “The Oldest Boy,” a luminous new production coming to San Diego Repertory Theater Nov. 12. ...