Victoria Martino and James Lent will perform a marathon of Mozart sonatas to celebrate the composer’s 259th birthday.

Mozart Marathon to bring day of marvelous music to Athenaeum Saturday, Jan. 24

Jan 21, 2015, 4:54 p.m.

Many concert violinists are content to stick with a repertoire of a dozen pieces they play at public performances. Not Victoria Martino. This accomplished violinist, who divides her time between La Jolla, La Mesa, Los Angeles and New York City, estimates her repertoire at well over 350 pieces by more than 60 composers. Her favorite of them all is Mozart, and on Saturday, Jan. 24, she and Los Angeles-based pianist James Lent will offer their second Mozart Marathon at La ...

Mary Kinyon and Sharon Rollinson attend Social Service League of La Jolla's Winter Musicale, Jan. 11, 2015 at the historic Darlington House to benefit League House, which provides affordable housing for seniors.

PHOTOS: Musicale afternoon benefits Social Service League of La Jolla

Jan 21, 2015, 3:02 p.m.

The Social Service League of La Jolla presented a Winter Musicale on Jan. 11, 2015 in the living room of the historic Darlington House to benefit League House, which provides affordable housing for seniors. Patrons sipped Champagne and wine, sampled cheese and hors d’oeuvres and heard the Anthem Trio perform classical music selections. The next musicale is Feb. 15, 2015 with members of the San Diego Symphony (pianist Mary Barranger, violinist Eddie Stein and cellist Mary Oda Szanto) performing Beethoven’s ...

Leslie Fastlicht Russo of LFR Designs wears some of her jewelry designs.

Business Spotlight: For La Jolla jewelry designer Leslie Fastlicht Russo of LFR Designs, her heritage is her muse

Jan 21, 2015, 1:32 p.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Her rich, ethnic heritage coupled with childhood memories of her two grandmothers’ bold jewelry statements, provide inspiration for Leslie Fastlicht Russo’s jewelry collections at LFR Designs. A literature/history major, Russo said she began making jewelry as a hobby. Her grandmothers’ pieces served as her muse, and continue to resonate in her newest designs. She draws on their diverse backgrounds — Polish, Russian, Greek and Israeli. “Both my grandmothers never wore jewelry like everyone else wore,” Russo said. ...

La Jolla Community Calendar Jan. 22-28

Jan 20, 2015, 3:48 p.m.

Meet-and-Mingle ■ La Jolla Woman’s Club will host an evening of networking for business professionals, 5:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7791 Draper Ave. Light appetizers, cash bar, men and women welcome. To RSVP, e-mail by Jan. 22 to: Thursday, Jan. 22 ■ 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. Gentle exercises. (858) 453-6719. ■ Pen to ...

Early Friday morning, San Diego Police stopped a black Honda on La Jolla Boulevard at Sea Lane and found stolen property. The victims were called to identify and collect their items.

Robbery suspects arrested in spree of thefts from vehicles in La Jolla, commercial armed robbers still at large

Jan 16, 2015, 12:16 p.m.

Three male burglary suspects were arrested Friday morning (Jan. 16) in La Jolla when they were found to be in possession of stolen property belonging to as many as eight people. Their vehicle was stopped near the intersection of La Jolla Boulevard and Sea Lane. Sgt. Erich Bennett told La Jolla Light residents were reporting a black Honda they believed was casing the neighborhood – driving up and down streets slowly – and callers also witnessed the passengers checking for ...

Alphabet Soup: Your guide to 13 La Jolla organizations impacting community life

Jan 14, 2015, 1:20 p.m.

Editor’s Note: As a reader/resident courtesy, La Jolla Light presents its annual list of local civic organizations with contact information (aka Alphabet Soup). Thirteen entities provide advice to the San Diego City Council on land use, parks and beaches, public infrastructure and other important issues. The advice these groups provide can have a significant impact on La Jolla’s traffic patterns, historical preservation, parking, beach and park use, and other quality of life issues. — La Jolla Town Council (LJTC) — ...

“Dances of Love, Laughter and Loss,” performs 8 p.m. Jan. 16-17, 2015; and 2 p.m. Jan. 18, at Mandell Weiss Theatre on the UC San Diego campus. Tickets from $15. (619) 225-1803.

Jean Isaacs' San Diego Dance Theater offers peek inside creative process behind ‘Dances of Love, Laughter and Loss’ coming to La Jolla

Jan 14, 2015, 12:33 p.m.

On a cold December morning, Jean Isaacs drove to the White Box Theatre in NTC, Point Loma for an early rehearsal for “Dances of Love, Laughter and Loss,” coming Jan. 16-18, 2015 to UC San Diego. “We’re restaging ‘Atlantic Man’ from 2003 and based on Margurite Duras’ radio play, and the costumes are birdlike,” Isaacs said. “Feathers are going to fly this morning.” Several dancers were already inside, stretching and jumping to stay warm near the wall heaters. Minaqua McPherson ...

Geniya and Papa Doug Manchester with Dominick Addario, M.D., Bailli of La Jolla, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs

Papa Doug Manchester receives La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Bronze Star

Jan 14, 2015, 12:24 p.m.

La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Bailli of La Jolla honored Papa Doug Manchester with the La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Bronze Star for his outstanding culinary and hospitality contributions and for his many philanthropic contributions. The award was presented by Bailli Dominick Addario, M.D., on Dec. 8, 2014 at a holiday dinner at The Grand Del Mar’s Addison. “Mr. Manchester has done so much for the culinary community and the San Diego region with his beautiful downtown hotel resorts, the Manchester Grand ...

Business Spotlight — La Jolla-based Cadence Travel: Showing clients the world for 20 years

Jan 14, 2015, 11:35 a.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Whether it’s for business, pleasure or employee incentive, Cadence Travel can arrange for its clients to arrive at a range of global destinations in style. Founded 20 years ago by La Jolla resident Wendy Burk, CEO, Cadence Travel has three distinct divisions: its Leisure Travel division organizes and plans everything from African safaris to a quick getaway to Cabo San Lucas; its Business Travel division manages the travel needs of Fortune 500 companies, and its Meetings and ...

La Jolla Community Calendar Jan. 15-21

Jan 13, 2015, 4:52 p.m.

Ready for Kindergarten? ■ La Jolla Elementary School will host a kindergarten information meeting for parents with news about school programs, campus tours and a Q&A, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 1111 Marine St. Registration forms will be available for neighborhood families. (858) 454-7196. Thursday, Jan. 15 ■ 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 Gong ...

Some of the estimated 300 swimmers prior to the Polar Bear Plunge. (La Jolla Cove Swim Club's annual New Year's morning Polar Bear Plunge, La Jolla Shores Beach, Jan. 1, 2015)

PHOTOS: La Jollans dive into 2015 at Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's Day

Jan 9, 2015, 10:38 a.m.

La Jolla Cove Swim Club’s 2015 Polar Bear Plunge on Jan. 1 was a festive event with an estimated crowd of about 300 participating at La Jolla Shores Beach. The morning was warmer than the previous several days, with the temps in the 40s and a water temp of 63 degrees. After exiting the water, participants warmed up with hot soup, chili and refreshments, courtesy of La Jolla Cove Swim Club members. For information about La Jolla Cove Swim Club ...

Customized attention from carefully screened medical professionals is the hallmark of La Jolla Nurses Homecare.

Business Spotlight: 'Health at home' is the focus of La Jolla Nurses Homecare

Jan 7, 2015, 1:14 p.m.

Since 1977, providing the best in-home care has been the focus of La Jolla Nurses Homecare. The agency offers all levels of nursing care from a companion to a highly skilled R.N., and all care is supervised by an R.N. Case Manager for no additional cost. The caregivers and nurses are carefully screened, skills tested and references checked, and their credentials are thoroughly examined before hiring. “When someone calls our office, we go through an extensive intake process with them,” ...

After her photographic project was complete, Sandie Linn compiled her images into collaged slides and posted them on

Hermosa Park 2014: Daily snapshots of pocket park help La Jolla resident overcome grief

Jan 7, 2015, 10:28 a.m.

Following a year of sadness, La Jolla resident Sandie Linn decided to make 2014 a year of beauty. To help cope with a series of personal losses and pull herself out from a deep depression, Linn embarked on a photographic art project that involved taking images at La Jolla Hermosa Park in Bird Rock every day for a year. She converted the photos into slides and compiled them into a four-and-a-half-minute video that she posted to on Dec. 31, ...

Jaruska Solyova

10 Questions: Her love of life and yoga drive Jaruska Solyova

Jan 7, 2015, 10:21 a.m.

During “Prague’s Spring” of 1968, Jaruska Solyova, M.A.E-RYT 500, was twice blessed — she tasted freedom from communism and was introduced to yoga! After graduating from Czech Conservatory with a master’s degree in dance, Solyova taught at the Italian and French embassies, and performed in European theaters and television. In 1986, she moved to California to pursue a love of architecture and quickly became involved in La Jolla’s development. (Does anyone remember her passionate speeches to the city council, or ...