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Undergarments and lingerie come in all shapes and sizes at The Enchantress boutique.

Business Spotlight — The Enchantress: Beauty and fit in comfortable, larger sizes at Pacific Beach/San Diego boutique

Jul 28, 2016, 3:55 p.m.

— BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: You might say it’s all in the family. Michelle Klein, who manages The Enchantress boutique in Pacific Beach, is the daughter of Jerry Klein, owner of A Better Deal Tuxedo in Bird Rock. Her dad, Michelle says, is “an amazing businessman. He’s given me the work ethic I have. He’s taught me all of his little tricks of the trade.” But Michelle Klein’s trade is not in formal wear but in lingerie and swimwear. The 13-year-old store, ...

Steve Games (Pacific Sotheby’s chair and partner) and Nyda Jones-Church (Pacific Sotheby’s president and partner)

Photos: Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty kicks off new, global headquarters in La Jolla

Jul 27, 2016, 3:17 p.m.

Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty held a grand opening party for its new global headquarters at 1111 Prospect St. in La Jolla on July 21, 2016. Featuring live music, entertainment, a hosted bar and light refreshments, almost 100 people visited the showplace in La Jolla, which is now open to the public 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. Across the street from La Valencia Hotel, the prominent location offers new business opportunities for the real estate brand. The ...

Sheep crab can be found at La Jolla Shores and Canyon from 20 to 100 feet deep.

NewsA snorkeling guide to La Jolla Shores

Jul 27, 2016, 1:28 p.m.

The morning of Thursday, July 14 was gray and foggy when I met with Chris FitzSimmons, educational instructor at Birch Aquarium, for a taste of snorkeling in La Jolla Shores. The 29-year-old has been working at the local facility for three years, and among other responsibilities he guides “Snorkel with Sharks” tours in the summer. We started at Kellogg Park, by the lifeguard tower, for a chat and safety instructions. FitzSimmons explained, on a typical excursion, “(I start by) telling ...

‘Something Must Be Done about Prince Edward County’ by Kristen Green

NewsLa Jolla Community Calendar, July 28

Jul 27, 2016, 12:27 p.m.

Former San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Kristen Green will give a book signing and discussion on her book, “Something Must Be Done about Prince Edward County,” a New York Times bestseller on race, civil rights and education that tells the story of the decision by white leaders in her hometown to close the public schools for five years rather than desegregate. Only books purchased from Warwick’s will be signed. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1. Warwick’s Books, 7812 Girard Ave. (858) 454-0347. ...

Time for Three performs at La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest Under the Stars free outdoor concert, Aug. 3.

La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events, July 28-Aug. 3

Jul 27, 2016, 12:23 p.m.

Summer Sounds La Jolla Concerts by the Sea continues 2 p.m. Sunday July 31 with the lowdown dirty blues of the Bill Magee Blues Band. Series goes on Sundays through Sept. 4. Ellen Browning Scripps Park, La Jolla Cove. Free. Full lineup: ▪ La Jolla Music Society’s 2016 SummerFest concert series kicks off with SummerFest Under the Stars free outdoor show, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3. Time for Three — known for mashing up pop hits with classic sounds ...

Conrad Prebys

NewsPhilanthropist Conrad Prebys dies at 82

Jul 25, 2016, 2:32 p.m.

Noted philanthropist Conrad Prebys, whose name graces everything from medical facilities and music centers in La Jolla, died July 24 at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego at age 82 following a battle with cancer. His family requested privacy, but issued the following statement: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of San Diego philanthropist Conrad Prebys. … Born with a giving spirit, Conrad’s deep generosity has helped strengthen and enrich the community in many important ways, including ...

Mehrad Nazari

NewsLA JOLLANS MAKING NEWS: Author to speak, July 27

Jul 20, 2016, 4:32 p.m.

Mehrad Nazari, Ph.D., MBA, will speak about his new paperback, “Enlightened Negotiation: 8 Universal Laws to Connect, Create and Prosper” (SelectBooks, New York, 2016) 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27 at Warwick’s bookstore, 7812 Girard Ave. It is based on his work as founder of Enlightened Negotiation, an education and consulting firm dedicated to promoting progressive business practices and unifying personal, professional and spiritual objectives. ... Former La Jolla Town Council president Steve Haskins is quoted about his sea lion barrier ...

The new lifeguard tower at Children’s Pool offers a wide view of the water. The backward seating allows lifeguards like David Dupont the ability to view both beaches north and south of the tower.

NewsKnow your lifeguards: David Dupont

Jul 20, 2016, 3:19 p.m.

Last summer David Dupont was watching the water from the main lifeguard tower at Children’s Pool when he said he saw the ocean pulling out a boy at Wipe Out Beach, just south of Point Mencinger. “It happened so fast. From the main tower you (usually) radio in, ‘I need someone to come over here,’ but it was such a critical rescue that I just decided to go,” he said.By the time he got to the beach, about 500 feet ...

Lux Season 10 opens Sept. 10 with Camillo Restropo, whose colorful paintings, like this one — ‘Bowling for Medellin#3’ — deal in a cartoonish way with contemporary issues in his native Colombia.

NewsLux picks visiting artists for 10th Season

Jul 20, 2016, 3:15 p.m.

Every year about this time, Lux Art Institute in Encinitas announces its lineup of artists-in-residence for the upcoming season, which starts in September. This season is a big one, marking Lux’s first decade with a quintet of artists from around the world. Season 10 begins on Sept. 10 with a painter from Medellin, Colombia, a city better known for drug wars than art.Camilo Restrepo integrates Colombia’s violent history into his bright-colored paintings, which often include cartoonish characters, some of his ...

The spring-season window at Hermès’ store in Shanghai features 5-foot-tall flamingos created by Don Porcella.

NewsArtist’s pipe-cleaner sculptures are a hit in Shanghai

Jul 20, 2016, 3:10 p.m.

It may sound like an unlikely combination — a California artist known for cartoonish pipe-cleaner sculptures and the French luxury brand Hermès, known for high-fashion accessories — but this summer, Don Porcella’s “Creatures in Wonderland” have transformed the windows of Hermès’ flagship store in Shanghai, China and attracted admiring viewers.Porcella’s work might be considered outsider art, but he’s hardly an outsider. Born and raised in Modesto, California, he’s the son of a fiber artist renowned for her weaving and quilting, ...

The beautiful and fragrant flower of the night-blooming cereus

Natural La Jolla: A night-blooming cactus that yields delicious fruit

Jul 20, 2016, 2:12 p.m.

— NATURAL LA JOLLA: During warm summer nights over the next couple months, you may catch a glimpse of one of the prettiest blooms of a cactus in the Hylocereus genus. The night blooming cereus (one of many varieties) produces fragrant and beautiful flowers. The beauty is short-lived; a flower may last only one night before it wilts and fades. These luminous flowers nearly glow in the dark with their white feathery petals and yellow depths that attract nocturnal pollinators ...

‘High Fidelity,’ by Madeline Sherry (2015), oil on canvas.

News32 artists win spots in Athenaeum’s 25th Juried Show

Jul 20, 2016, 1:24 p.m.

The opening reception for the Athenaeum’s 25th Annual Juried Exhibition will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 29 at 1008 Wall St. The event is free to attend. The exhibit will remain on view July 30-Sept. 3 in the Joseph Clayes III and Rotunda galleries. Thirty-two artists have been selected for the show including: Dan Adams, Wick Alexander, Shawn Byous, Jeremy Farson, Kaori Fukuyama, Peter Geise, Lisa Hutton, Neil Kendricks, Echo Lew, John Makinster, Artie Mattson, Brad Maxey, Cliff ...

All-you-can-eat pancakes will be served 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday morning at La Jolla Rec Center.

NewsLa Jolla Community Calendar, July 21-28

Jul 20, 2016, 9:37 a.m.

The Kiwanis Club of La Jolla Pancake Breakfast will be serving up all-you-can-eat flapjacks and sausages, 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 23 at La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. Other activities include music, face painting, bounce houses, arts & crafts, and more. $10 for adults (kids under age 10 eat free). (858) 552-1658. or, July 21 ▪ 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 ...

They’ll be off and running at 2 p.m. Friday, July 15 for opening day of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s 2016 racing season at the Del Mar racetrack.

Horse racing season at Del Mar starts this weekend, July 15

Jul 13, 2016, 4:22 p.m.

The 39-day thoroughbred horse racing season at Del Mar kicks off Friday, July 15 and runs through Labor Day, Sept. 5, promising big hats, colorful silks, musical stars, and the return of the popular racehorse “Chrome.” Among the highlights is the expected return of California Chrome. The 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner last appeared at the seaside oval almost two years ago, when he won the Grade I, $300,000 Hollywood Derby in his first try on the turf. ...