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Shaun Briley

10 Questions: Life’s an open book for La Jolla Library chief Shaun Briley

Mar 5, 2015, 9:09 a.m.

Shaun Briley has seen the book business from all sides: published author, retailer, marketing rep for a publishing company and finally librarian. Briley started his career as a journalist working for a British conglomerate that sent him to the Persian Gulf to cover the war against Iraq. Later, he wrote a book titled “How Not to Live Abroad,” about living in Spain, which was likened to “Under a Tuscan Sun” or “Year in Provence” – gone wrong. The experience ultimately ...

La Jolla Community Calendar March 5-12

Mar 3, 2015, 2:10 p.m.

Car Wash Benefit ■ Need to get your car cleaned? Do it and support a good cause, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 7 when the La Jolla United Methodist Church-sponsored Venture Crew, a co-ed branch of Scouting for ages 14-21, holds a car wash to raise funds for camping and backpacking gear. 6360 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 204-9150. Thursday, March 5 ■ Sunrise Rotary of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) ...

Mary's English Kitchen in La Jolla features 24 varieties of organic, loose-leaf teas. Tea service comes with timers, so patrons can gauge how long to steep their teas for light, medium or bold flavors.

Mary’s English Kitchen: A merry olde spot on Ivanhoe Ave. in La Jolla

Feb 28, 2015, 10 a.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Big English breakfasts and hot toasted crumpets; fresh fish and chips and stuffed chicken pie; afternoon tea with finger sandwiches and homemade pastries; strawberry jam with thick, clotted cream — these are just a few of the tasty treats awaiting visitors to Mary’s English Kitchen in La Jolla. Owner Alison Brown opened the cafe as a tribute to her mother Mary Brown’s cooking and recipes. Mary’s home in Exmouth, England was a neighborhood favorite. When Alison’s parents ...

Gary Ravet of La Jolla

Convicted ex-lawyer Gary Ravet, dead in apparent suicide in La Jolla

Feb 26, 2015, 3:49 p.m.

A former San Diego attorney who was convicted this week of forgery and writing nearly $2,500 in bad checks was found dead in an apparent suicide at his La Jolla home Wednesday night. Gary Ravet, 60, faced up to four years and four months behind bars in the case. Sentencing had been set for March 24. A San Diego Superior Court jury found Ravet guilty of five felonies on Tuesday: passing a forged document, filing a forged document with a ...

Stedman Graham, Jr. and Catharine Kaufman after his talk at Torrey Pines High School Feb. 11, 2015.

Stedman Graham, Jr. speaks at Torrey Pines High School: Define yourself by your own metrics; it’s the first step to success

Feb 26, 2015, 11:45 a.m.

When tall, handsome Stedman Graham, Jr. sauntered into the crowded lecture hall at Torrey Pines High School Feb. 11, 2015, parents and teachers took notice of his presence even before he spoke. The globetrotting educator and motivational speaker proceeded to share inspiring and informative ideas about his Nine-Step Success Process, some of which evolved from his life experiences. Graham takes his mission — molding followers into leaders by changing the way people think and view themselves — to high schools, ...

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38 Teams Ready to Play Ball! La Jolla Youth Baseball to pitch 63rd Opening Day

Feb 26, 2015, 11:32 a.m.

Opening Day for La Jolla Youth Baseball feels like a reunion. All 400 kids have a game at Cliffridge Park Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 with parents, siblings and relatives coming together to celebrate this rite of spring for the 63rd season in La Jolla — and 51st at Cliffridge Park. Thirty-eight teams are scheduled to play and all of them will have their photos taken in the morning. At noon, everyone assembles on the Bronco Field for a brief ceremony ...

Mobile woodworking station founder raising funds for new bus

Feb 26, 2015, 10:38 a.m.

Sheila Dawson, who brings her Children’s Woodshop Bus (a repurposed 1966 vehicle) to schools and children’s centers across San Diego, needs money for a new bus. The students who participate in her woodworking classes, including children at Bird Rock Elementary School, get simplified lessons in the basics of woodworking including sawing, sanding, hammering, drilling and turning screws. However, her bus is too old and in need of too many repairs to continue for much longer. The injectors on the bus’s ...

Cristina Della Coletta, UCSD Dean of Humanities and Arts

From STEM to STEAM: Meet UCSD's new Dean of Humanities and Arts Cristina Della Coletta

Feb 25, 2015, 12:21 p.m.

If you add the letter “A” for Arts to the educational acronym STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) you get STEAM. Moving from STEM to STEAM by strengthening the role of the arts is the new buzz in education where an interdisciplinary focus is growing and the traditional dichotomy between the arts and the sciences is fading fast. A native of Venice, Italy, Cristina Della Coletta hopes to contribute to the “renaissance” of STEAM learning as the new Dean of Arts ...

Natasha Josefowitz

10 QUESTIONS: Natasha Josefowitz enters San Diego Women's Hall of Fame

Feb 25, 2015, 12:10 p.m.

Natasha Josefowitz, Ph.D., of La Jolla is one of six women being inducted into the Women of San Diego County Hall of Fame, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1 at the Joe and Vi Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave. She will be honored with the Empowerer Award for her life as an educator and advocate for women in business. Josefowitz was a professor of management for 30 years and is an internationally known business consultant and keynote speaker. For 10 years, ...

Rae Armantrout

La Jolla Community Calendar Feb. 26-March 5

Feb 24, 2015, 3:36 p.m.

Poetry Reading Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rae Armantrout will read from her new book “Itself,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Ave. Armantrout won the 2010 Pulitzer for her collection “Versed.” Free. (858) 456-1800. Thursday, Feb. 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, 7555 Draper Ave. Qi Gentle exercises for all ages and abilities. (858) ...

Congregational Church of La Jolla is at 1216 Cave St.

Congregational Church of La Jolla: Ever on the forefront of social change

Feb 20, 2015, 12:32 p.m.

Editor’s Note: This is the eighth in a bi-monthly La Jolla Light series examining the various faith communities in our town and the people within them. Reporter Linda Hutchison and photographer Milan Kovacevic take us into the familiar buildings for insight on what goes on inside … and why. Read previous installments online at The Congregational Church of La Jolla is the Village’s oldest faith community, dating back to 1889. It is also located in one of La Jolla's ...

Prince Chapel by the Sea African Methodist Episcopal Church, 7517 Cuvier St. in La Jolla.

Faith for Families: Prince Chapel by the Sea African Methodist Episcopal Church

Feb 20, 2015, 12:09 p.m.

Editor’s Note: This is the seventh in a bi-monthly La Jolla Light series examining the various faith communities in our town and the people within them. Reporter Linda Hutchison and photographer Milan Kovacevic take us into the familiar buildings for insight on what goes on inside … and why. Read previous installments online at Tucked into the north end of one of La Jolla's shortest streets is a church with a rich, long history. Prince Chapel by the Sea ...

Michael Rossbacher and Kristi Pieper Rossbacher (gala co-chair) with Roxi Link (gala chair) and The Honorable Fred Link. (106th annual Charity Ball, Jan. 31, 2015; Hotel Del Coronado, benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego)

PHOTOS: Charity Ball funds a boost to children battling cancer, benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego

Feb 18, 2015, 4:15 p.m.

The 106th annual Charity Ball, “The Magic of Miracles,” took place Jan. 31, 2015 at Hotel Del Coronado to raise funds for Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego. Guests were treated to dinner and dancing with entertainment by NRG. Rady Children’s is the only center in California to treat pediatric central nervous system tumors with Proton Beam Therapy, in connection with Scripps. • Click on VIEW GALLERY to see photos from the event.

Members of Speaker In Reverse include Shae Moseley, Itai Faierman, Sara Schairer, Mason Farnsworth, Rick Newton and Jeff Grasmick.

Speaker In Reverse indie-band plays it ‘Natural’

Feb 18, 2015, 4:08 p.m.

San Diego indie-pop band Speaker In Reverse released its newest single, “Natural.” The band was founded by Itai Faierman (vocals, guitar, keyboard) and Shae Moseley (drums, vocals). Faierman works as a special education teacher at La Jolla Elementary School, while Moseley is a business development manager in San Diego. The two met a few years ago when Moseley auditioned for a band Faierman was in. While it didn’t work out at the time, both Faierman and Moseley felt they connected ...