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La Jolla Community Calendar April 30-May 7

Apr 29, 2015, 12:22 p.m.

Bounty of Books ■ Planning to shop the La Jolla Open Aire Market this Sunday, May 3? Then hop across the street for the Gillispie School’s Scholastic Book Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 7380 Girard Ave., in the Music Room (access from the Girard parking lot). Open to all young readers. (858) 459-3773. Thursday, April 30 ■ Sunrise Rotary of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. ■ Qi Gong, ...

George Champion hands over the key to the new house in Tijuana, while his brother, Arthur, gives the thumbs up.

Bishop’s junior builds home in Mexico for family in need

Apr 28, 2015, 3:46 p.m.

When Bishop’s School junior George Champion set out to build a house for a family in need in Mexico, he wanted to be a part of every step. From the fundraising to the final nail, Champion and his group of eight were active in the process. Having been inspired by previous trips to Mexico with the La Jolla Community Church in UTC, which also built homes, Champion went to the outskirts of Tijuana in February for his own mission. “The ...

La Jolla Community Calendar April 23-30

Apr 22, 2015, 11:05 a.m.

■ Beach cleanup: I Love A Clean San Diego’s Creek to Bay Cleanup runs 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 25 at more than 100 coastal and inland sites, including La Jolla Shores and WindanSea beach. Hundreds of community members will gather to pick up trash and remove graffiti. Volunteers of all ages can sign up online at Thursday, April 23 ■ Sunrise Rotary of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) ...

Walkers from the 2014 Breath of Hope 5K to benefit UCSD Cancer Center

Breath of Hope 5K to benefit UCSD Cancer Center April 19

Apr 16, 2015, 12:08 p.m.

The seventh annual c to benefit lung cancer research at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center takes place Sunday, April 19 at Cancer Survivors Park on Harbor Island. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. The walk will start at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is $35. On-site registration is $40. The cost for survivors to participate is $15 and children under the age of 12 are $20 at “The Breath of Hope Lung Cancer Walk brings together passionate San Diegans in ...

A young surfer in the 2014 contests at La Jolla Shores

La Jolla Shores Surfing Association to host 15th Menehune Contest April 25, 2015

Apr 16, 2015, 9:21 a.m.

La Jolla Shores Surfing Association (LJSSA) will host its annual Menehune Surf Contest Saturday, April 25 at La Jolla Shores beach for wave-riders, ages 18 and under. More than 150 participants are expected, surfing in longboard, shortboard and novice divisions. The first heats will get underway at 7 a.m., lasting through the day, until the awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m. While the young surfers “wow” spectators with their nose riding and skillful maneuvers out on the water, the beach comes ...

Peter Farrell

10 QUESTIONS: Health sciences have a hero in Peter Farrell

Apr 15, 2015, 6:56 p.m.

Peter Farrell is former CEO and current chairman of ResMed, which he founded in 1989. He holds a B.E. in chemical engineering from the University of Sydney, an S.M. in chemical engineering from MIT, a Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a DSc from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) for research contributions regarding treatment with the artificial kidney. Farrell was Foundation Director of the UNSW Graduate School for Biomedical Engineering (1978-1989) before joining Baxter ...

La Jolla Community Calendar April 16-23

Apr 15, 2015, 8:59 a.m.

Clearing confusion on organ donation ■ A community forum about organ donation led by Sharon Ross, executive director of Donate Life San Diego, will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 at La Jolla United Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. A transplant recipient will also speak, and there will be a Q&A session. Free. Thursday, April 16 ■ Sunrise Rotary of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. ■ Qi ...

Brenda Sacks with the tablecloths she designs from recycled plastic bottles that are available at

Care-free La Jolla ‘linens’

Apr 14, 2015, 3 p.m.

For many artists, the process begins by figuring out what they want to make and then how to go about it. For WindanSea resident Brenda Sacks, the process was a little different. A longtime garment maker, five years ago Sacks felt the need to design something new and switched gears, knowing only that using environmentally beneficial materials was key for her. She ultimately decided on spill-resistant tablecloths made from recycled plastic bottles, appropriate for indoor or outdoor use. Her company, ...

Scholarship concert honors Harlem Hellfighters April 19

Apr 14, 2015, 2:41 p.m.

A group of valiant African American World War I soldiers - aka the "Harlem Hellfighters" - brought with them to Europe one of America's most enduring exports: jazz. The 19th annual Lytle Scholarship Concert at UC San Diego will take a trip through time and pay homage to those brave men with the concert, “Harlem Hellfighters: Jazz Goes to War,” 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19 at UCSD Prebys Concert Hall. Proceeds will benefit undergraduate scholarships at UC San Diego. The ...

Various events of the 11th annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance take place April 10-12, 2015 with the main event showcasing hundreds of cars from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 12 at La Jolla Cove’s Ellen Browning Scripps Park.

La Jolla Concours d’Elegance events for auto enthusiasts run April 10-12

Apr 9, 2015, 3:41 p.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Named one of the top three most-anticipated car shows of the year by the British automotive magazine, Octane, La Jolla Concours d’Elegance has become a must-do “Save The Date” for automobile aficionados internationally. With the La Jolla Cove as a breathtaking backdrop, this elite automotive-inspired event transforms the coastal community into a weekend playground with a remarkable automobile showcase, fabulous shopping, five-star accommodations and unforgettable culinary experiences. The weekend of April 10-12, 2015 will mark the 11th ...

Marianela de la Hoz and Bhavna Mehta, with Marianela’s portrait of Bhavna, which she gave her as a gift. Behind them is one of their two collaborative pieces, ‘Joy is a long-term project.’

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library exhibit celebrates 2014 San Diego Art Prize winners in La Jolla

Apr 9, 2015, 2:16 p.m.

For the past nine years, the San Diego Art Prize, funded by San Diego Visual Arts Network, has been awarded annually to two established artists, each of whom gets to choose an emerging artist to also receive the award. The Art Prize committee, including Patricia Frischer of SDVAN, Ann Berchtold of Art San Diego, art collector Debra Poteet and Erika Torri, executive director of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, choose winners from a list of nominees by visual arts ...

Kaiden Malouf and Mitch Coleman

La Jolla Scouts Kaiden Marouf and Mitch Coleman cook up first-prize chili at Camporee

Apr 9, 2015, 10:46 a.m.

"Chef” Mitch Coleman and assistant chef Kaiden Marouf won first prize for their chili at the annual San Diego-Imperial County Boy Scout Spring Camporee March 13-15 on Fiesta Island. Fifteen troops each sent a pair of Scout chefs to compete in the camp cooking contest. Rules called for each team to be provided with basic chili ingredients, with one “surprise” ingredient supplied by the chefs. Three volunteers judged the chili based on aroma, presentation, appearance and taste. First, second and ...

Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church in La Jolla

La Jolla's Faith Communities: Small but mighty, Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church thinks locally and acts globally

Apr 9, 2015, 10:14 a.m.

• LA JOLLA'S FAITH COMMUNITIES: Editor’s Note: This is the 11th in a bi-monthly La Jolla Light series examining 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 installations at Located 800 feet above sea level — higher than any church in San Diego — Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church offers commanding views ...

La Jolla United Methodist Church to host forum on organ donation April 22

Apr 8, 2015, 1:48 p.m.

Sharon Ross, executive director of Donate Life San Diego will speak about organ donation at a free, public forum 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 in the Fellowship Hall at the La Jolla United Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. Donate Life (the new national name) is also known locally as Lifesharing and was founded in 1984 as a division of UCSD Medical Center. It is one of 58 regional non-profits dedicated to the life-saving and life-enhancing benefits of organ and ...