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Douglas Manchester

10 QUESTIONS: Doug Manchester always wants to be startin’ something

Sep 4, 2015, 4:53 p.m.

Doug Manchester is chairman of Manchester Financial Group. A leader in the San Diego Convention Center expansion project, he contributed the property for its development. His completion of the second largest Marriott and Hyatt hotels in the world paved the way for the vast downtown redevelopment that continues to this day. In addition to the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, and the Manchester Grand Hyatt, his projects include the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Torrey Executive Centre, Manchester Financial Building, ...

Jenna, Linda, Brin and Mike Jaffe ascend Mount Whitney in August. When Jenna, 10, and her family, reached the top, she said she ‘collapsed on a rock’.

14,505 Feet of Fun? 10-year-old La Jollan and her family climb Mount Whitney

Sep 2, 2015, 11:37 a.m.

Just in time to wrap up an eventful summer and continue celebrating her 10th birthday, Bird Rock Elementary School fifth-grader Jenna Jaffe successfully scaled Mount Whitney in late August. Mount Whitney, located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, is the highest summit in the continental United States. But it was no match for Jenna and her family, mother Linda, father Mike and sister Brin, 12, a student at Muirlands Middle School. It took the family, plus friends Leah Nelson and ...

John Maher (right) is San Diego Lifesaving Association’s Seasonal Lifeguard of the Year. Here, Maher patrols WindanSea Beach Aug. 30 with fellow lifeguard Luke Collins. Collins assisted in a rescue north of La Jolla Cove July 10 that resulted in UTC’s Jacob Petty being chosen for the Citizen Rescue of the Year award.

La Jollans receive awards for water rescues

Sep 2, 2015, 11:33 a.m.

Awards bestowed during San Diego Lifesaving Association's annual Hardy Awards Dinner Two La Jolla residents — one a professional lifeguard with emergency medical training and the other a citizen with no such experience — were honored last month for helping save the lives of people caught off guard by the power of the ocean. During the San Diego Lifesaving Association’s annual Hardy Awards Dinner at The Local Pacific Beach sports bar, La Jolla native John Maher was recognized as the ...

La Jolla Community Calendar Sept. 3-10

Sep 2, 2015, 9:06 a.m.

Beach Cleanup Needs You! ■ The day after Labor Day — 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 — La Jolla Shores Surf Association will host a beach cleanup with coffee, donuts, trash bags and pick-up sticks on hand for volunteers. Meet at North Comfort Station and look for a white, Ford F-150 with supplies. Thursday, Sept. 3 ■ 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 ...

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LET INGA TELL YOU: Technodespondence

Aug 26, 2015, 4:18 p.m.

There are infinite numbers of things that can go wrong with your computer. And Microsoft thinks of new ones every day. I have a personal hate-hate relationship with all things technical, which includes computers, software, cell phones, and the entire workforce of Time Warner Cable. I am suffering from serious technodespondence. I really don’t do anything that weird. I’m very careful about what e-mails I open, have good virus protection, rarely sext, don’t do social media or download videos. So ...

Dr. Carl June (Rell Sunn Award winner), Dr. Catriona Jamieson, Dr. Scott Lippman (UCSD Moores Cancer Center director), Larz Lock (event chair), Peter "P.T." Townend (honorary chair), J. Sam Armstrong (event co-founder)

PHOTOS: Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational raises funds for UCSD Moores Cancer Center

Aug 26, 2015, 2:34 p.m.

They were Surfing for a Cure on Aug. 9, 2015 in La Jolla Shores where UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center held its 22nd annual Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational. The day began at the beach below Scripps Pier with a surfing tournament where the emphasis is on participation and support for the cause rather than an individual’s surfing ability. Each of the sponsored teams was paired with a surfing legend to vie for traditional trophies. The Luau festivities ...

Michael Grossman and gala chair Margaret Stevens Grossman, hosts Irwin and Joan Jacobs, LJMS president and artistic director Christopher Beach, SummerFest chair Peggy and Peter Preuss

PHOTOS: La Jolla Music Society's SummerFest Gala signals 2015 festival’s finale Friday

Aug 26, 2015, 1:52 p.m.

Joan and Irwin Jacobs hosted the La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest Gala, “Echoes Across a Continent,” Aug. 15, 2015 at their home in La Jolla. Proceeds from the soiree help support the Music Society’s education and outreach program and also the artistic programming of its major performances, such as Celebrity Recital Series, Celebrity Orchestra Series, and SummerFest, which concludes 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28 with Strings! Glorious Strings! at Sherwood Auditorium in the Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St. ...

Jerry and Janet Klein, owners of A Better Deal Tuxedo, 369 Bird Rock Ave., La Jolla. (858) 551-6044.

Business Spotlight: Gray is the New Black; Stay in style with fashionable formal wear at A Better Deal Tuxedo in La Jolla

Aug 26, 2015, 12:12 p.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: This year’s big fashion changes in the tuxedo and suit industry meant significant investments for formal wear shop owners Jerry and Janet Klein at A Better Deal Tuxedo in La Jolla. “Many of the changes had to do with the growing popularity of the slim-fit and the modern-fit styles,” Jerry Klein said. “Customers want these new styles for important occasions like weddings, award ceremonies, fundraisers and business occasions.” To keep current for the San Diego market, the ...

Congregational Church of La Jolla, 1216 Cave St.

La Jolla Community Calendar Aug. 27-Sept. 3

Aug 25, 2015, 2:02 p.m.

Sundaes this Sunday ■ Congregational Church of La Jolla will kick off its Centennial Anniversary with a summer ice cream social, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30 on the courtyard patio at 1216 Cave St. All are invited to join Pastor Sam Greening and his congregants as they celebrate the August 1915 acquisition of the property where the church sanctuary stands today. There will be a sundae bar with ice cream and toppings so guests can build their ...

Gala chair Jack McGrory and Una Davis, presenting sponsors Geniya and Doug Manchester, gala chairs Arlene and Richard Esgate

PHOTOS: Prado patrons party at Balboa Park’s centennial celebration in San Diego

Aug 20, 2015, 10:36 a.m.

The Patrons of the Prado presented their “Masterpiece” gala July 18, 2015 at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park to raise funds for the 11 museums, arts and cultural institutions along the park’s Prado. The event was also a celebration of Balboa Park’s 100-year anniversary of the Panama-California Exposition, for which it was created. The festivities began with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, dessert, and a through-the-decades multi-media entertainment experience produced for the event by San Diego’s NRG band. ...

Grant Miller with his new ‘G Meal Griller’ sandwich at Subway in La Jolla.

10 Questions: Football award brings Grant Miller sandwich fame

Aug 19, 2015, 10:24 a.m.

La Jolla High grad Grant T. Miller begins his freshman year at the University of Notre Dame this week As La Jolla High School graduate Grant T. Miller (Class of 2015) begins his freshman year at the University of Notre Dame this week, friends and family will have something tasty to remember the school’s star defensive end by — his own Subway sandwich. The Village’s Subway shop has instituted a new tradition, partnering with La Jolla High School to create ...

La Jolla Community Calendar Aug. 20-27

Aug 18, 2015, 4:10 p.m.

Silent Magic Under the Stars ■ See the silent films made and set in La Jolla in the 1920s by La Jolla Cinema League, 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 on the lawn of La Jolla Historical Society’s Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St. Free. Thursday, Aug. 20 ■ 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) 453-6719. ■ ...

National Charity League’s Seaside chapter is accepting applications for mothers with daughters entering grades 8-10 in the fall in La Jolla or central San Diego County. For more details, e-mail

National Charity League’s new Seaside chapter seeking members from La Jolla and San Diego County

Aug 15, 2015, 11:55 a.m.

National Charity League, Inc. (NCL), which fosters mother-daughter relationships through community service, leadership development and cultural experiences, announced the formation of its 203rd chapter, Seaside. The Seaside Chapter is based in La Jolla but open to those who reside in or attend school in central San Diego and surrounding areas. The Seaside Chapter is the ninth NCL chapter in the San Diego region, with the earliest chapter forming in 1971. The chapter is accepting applications for mothers with daughters entering ...

Scott Paulson of UC San Diego Library adds film curator to lengthy arts resume.

THE PERILS OF PAULSON: Librarian strives to revive the past with old La Jolla movies

Aug 13, 2015, 11:49 a.m.

Are you tired of the talkies? Got a hankering for a good old-fashioned silent movie in black and white with subtitles, live music, exaggerated facial gestures and slapstick movements? If, so, then the place to be is the south lawn of Wisteria Cottage on the night of Thursday, Aug. 20, when the La Jolla Historical Society will team up with UC San Diego librarian Scott Paulson to present a collection of short silent films made in La Jolla by La ...