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La Jolla United Methodist Church to host forum tackling human trafficking Oct. 8

Oct 1, 2015, 5:29 p.m.

The far-reaching international crime of human trafficking also touches San Diego. As a community service the women of La Jolla United Methodist Church will host a panel of experts on the topic, 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 in the church sanctuary, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. At the event, keynote speaker and longtime activist Ann Clarke will be joined by Chief Deputy D.A. Summer Stephan and Sgt. Christen Cameron of the San Diego Police Department to address how law enforcement agencies ...

One of the highlights of WoW Festival 2015 at La Jolla Playhouse is ‘Healing Wars,’ a dance/theater piece by choreographer Liz Lerman, in an exploration of how soldiers and healers cope with physical and psychological wounds of war.

WoW! It’s Back! 'Without Walls' theater festival returns to La Jolla Playhouse, Oct. 9-11

Oct 1, 2015, 4:05 p.m.

WoW — the acronym stands for Without Walls, La Jolla Playhouse’s adventurous program that brings theater beyond the confines of buildings and into the wide world outside. It started in 2011 with “Susurrus,” an iPod play with music that was also a stroll through San Diego Botanic Garden. Each year brought new site-specific experiences — “The Car Plays” in the Playhouse parking lot; a Greenwich Village nightclub act in Hillcrest; a play-along street theater/walking tour of Little Italy; and in ...

Drew Koetting takes a peek at the underside of a sea star.

Tots meet tidepool creatures at library

Oct 1, 2015, 2:26 p.m.

As part of the monthly “Big Science for Little People” presentations at La Jolla’s Riford Library, Living Coast Discovery center brought some visitors from tidepools, Sept. 18. The young explorers got to see and touch sea stars, sea snails and hermit crabs, as well as shells and coral, and learn about ocean creature biology. Find a schedule of upcoming big Science for Little People themes at

Community members stand and link hands for a rendition of 'We Shall Overcome' Sept. 19 in the Fellowship Hall of La Jolla Presbyterian Church.

Town's first Concert and Barbecue brings La Jolla faith communities together in friendship

Oct 1, 2015, 11:17 a.m.

La Jolla’s first Interfaith Concert & Barbecue drew about 200 people to La Jolla Presbyterian — and Prince Chapel By the Sea African Methodist Episcopal — churches Saturday, Sept. 19 to begin what may become a dialogue series on race. Event tickets at $25 raised $2,500 for Prince Chapel’s youth mentoring program and heating/AC repairs. Activities got underway at 3 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall and despite the heat and high humidity, the “concert” by Angela Petty and ...

Trenton Bonner

10 QUESTIONS: For Trenton Bonner, community service brings joy, friendship

Oct 1, 2015, 11:08 a.m.

Trenton Bonner founded Trenton Bonner Coastal Real Estate, La Jolla in April 2008 as an investment real estate company to provide opportunities to invest and or develop San Diego coastal properties. He began his career in commercial real estate in April 1977 in Dallas, Texas with Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate (now CBRE). Bonner was “Rookie of the Year“ in 1978 and tops in the office in 1986 when he was selected to be the new sales manager for the ...

La Jolla Community Calendar Oct. 1-7

Sep 30, 2015, 3:25 p.m.

Dist. 1 City Council Candidate Forum Oct. 8 ■ La Jolla Town Council will host a forum featuring the three candidates running for the San Diego City Council District 1 seat being vacated by Sherri Lightner next year. The event will begin at 6 p.m. after the Town Council’s regular 5 p.m. meeting on Thursday, Oct. 8 at the La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St. Candidates Barbara Bry, Ray Ellis and Joe LaCava have agreed to participate in the ...

Vintage photo of the La Motte Cohu Residence on Camino de la Costa in La Jolla, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice Sim Bruce Richards (1948). The house still stands, but has since been heavily altered. Architectural history enthusiast Keith York says of all Wright’s San Diego-based apprentices, Richards stuck to Wright’s ideals the most, and the longest.

The Apprentices: Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence lives on in his students’ La Jolla architecture

Sep 30, 2015, 1:31 p.m.

If your home has a living room, carport or open floor plan, it’s likely due to the early influence of architect, interior designer and educator Frank Lloyd Wright. His philosophy of “organic architecture” — once considered radical — is today a common component of contemporary architecture and interior space planning. Wright’s creative vision endures in pockets of San Diego and La Jolla, as a handful of his apprentices later settled in the region, designing an array of structures, from homes ...

Rebecca Newman

10 QUESTIONS: Rebecca Newman raises cash, awareness to help organizations grow

Sep 29, 2015, 5:20 p.m.

Rebecca Newman was named Outstanding Developmental Professional and will be honored at San Diego’s 43rd annual National Philanthropy Day celebration Nov. 9 at Hilton San Diego Bayfront. She was nominated by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where she serves as Vice President of External Relations and has been instrumental in an increase of some 40 percent in private giving since she arrived there in 2008. Newman engaged the community through the Chihuly at Salk art exhibition, the Explore Salk ...

Pieces in ‘bright, glistening, happy colors’ by La Jolla resident Annaiah Jones. Courtesy

Fashion Week brings street closures, garment gurus to La Jolla, Oct. 1-4

Sep 25, 2015, 9:41 a.m.

Fashion-philes will flock to the Village Oct. 1-4 for the main events of the sold-out Fashion Week San Diego. But all the glitz and glamour will bring weekend street closures and crowds. For the signature two-night runway show, Friday Oct. 2 and Saturday Oct. 3, Wall Street between Herschel and Girard Avenues will be closed completely as it serves as the outdoor runway. All day Friday and all day Saturday, the street will be fenced off, but surrounding businesses will ...

La Jolla Lutheran Church. Courtesy

La Jolla Community Calendar Sept. 24-Oct. 1

Sep 23, 2015, 9:07 a.m.

Church Rummage Sale Saturday ■ Shop for furniture; jewelry; housewares; clothing for men, women and children; electronics and more at a rummage sale benefit, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at La Jolla Lutheran Church, 7111 La Jolla Blvd. Payment is cash and credit cards only. Proceeds benefit San Diegans who need food assistance. Thursday, Sept. 24 ■ Sunrise Rotary of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. the Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. ■ ...

Kristen Lancino will replace Christopher Beach as la Jolla Music Society's president and artistic director.

National arts consultant named new La Jolla Music Society director

Sep 22, 2015, 5:32 p.m.

Following a national search, performing arts consultant Kristin Lancino of New York City has been selected by the La Jolla Music Society (LJMS) board of directors to be the Society’s new president and artistic director, effective Oct. 15, 2015. Current president and artistic director Christopher Beach, who joined the Society in Dec. 2005, said he will continue his relationship with LJMS as Theatre and Development Consultant, working part-time with the new president and staff, as well as the board of ...

Larry Smarr, Liz Keadle, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Christine Forester, Susan and Eric Topol

PHOTOS: Researchers relish evening under the stars at Salk Institute soiree, Symphony at Salk 2015

Sep 17, 2015, 8:10 a.m.

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Symphony at Salk gala Aug. 29, 2015, under the stars at the seaside research facility in La Jolla. The evening included a pre-concert Champagne reception and dinner, with members of the San Diego Symphony — under the baton of guest maestro Thomas Wilkens — performing a selection of classic works afterward with special guests, trumpeter Chris Botti and jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli. • Click on VIEW GALLERY to ...

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Business Spotlight: Spice up an event with digital photo booth fun by La Jolla-based Interactive Photography

Sep 16, 2015, 3:08 p.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: La Jolla-based Interactive Photography ( has become one of the country’s leading providers of photo entertainment services for special events and conventions. A typical week for the company might include a special event somewhere between La Jolla and Los Angeles, while other weeks might involve traveling to events across the country. La Jolla native and company founder, Peyton Vincent, has a background in engineering but could always figure out innovative ways to combine emerging technologies to create ...

Myrl Hendershott

La Jolla church to salute retiring music director Sunday, Sept. 20

Sep 16, 2015, 1:12 p.m.

The Congregational Church of La Jolla will bid farewell to retiring director of music Myrl Hendershott with a reception in his honor, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20 in the Grand Room on the church campus, 1216 Cave St. The public is invited to join Pastor Sam Greening and his congregants as they celebrate Hendershott’s musical legacy and tireless service to their faith community. Cake, Champagne and a special musical program will round out the festivities. Pastor Greening describes Hendershott as ...