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Almost 100-year-old La Jolla resident Frank Tabor

‘You have to keep your mind going’ — La Jollan Frank Tabor reflects on life as 100th birthday approaches

Jul 30, 2015, 9:17 a.m.

As his 100th birthday (Aug. 18) draws near, La Jolla resident Frank Tabor talked about keeping a sharp mind and a heart full of gratitude. “My life has been very good, it’s been a very happy one and I’m delighted to still be here,” he told La Jolla Light. More so, he said he is grateful to be living in La Jolla. Tabor came to The Jewel from Chicago on vacation when he was a young adult, and after seeing ...

Kiwanis Club of La Jolla kicked off the Rec Center’s centennial celebration with its annual Pancake Breakfast, loading up plates full of goodness for Olivia and Ellia-Ana Anderson.

PHOTOS: Flapjacks for Families - Kiwanis Club of La Jolla holds 52nd annual pancake breakfast

Jul 29, 2015, 11:22 a.m.

The 52nd annual Kiwanis Club of La Jolla pancake breakfast hosted La Jollans of all ages for a morning of fresh pancakes with all the fixins’, sausage, coffee and juice, along with music, a raffle and activities for children on July 25, 2015 at the La Jolla Recreation Center. Funds raised benefit the more than 60 programs supported by the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla. • Click on VIEW GALLERY to see photos from the event.

Terry Palatella and Kitty Colletti

PHOTOS: Art in the Garden event moves inside on stormy day in La Jolla

Jul 29, 2015, 10:48 a.m.

Art in the Garden, an exhibition and sale by Art on 30th artists (formerly known as the Ray Street Artists), became art next to the garden in light of a storm that drenched La Jolla July 18, 2015. Held at the La Jolla home of Lisa and Rich Tear, all the art arranged outside — including some large-scale pieces — was moved inside before the rain hit. Visitors roamed the halls and rooms to view the works and chat with ...

Before-and-after attic cleanup and pest-access removal by Attic Construction

Business Spotlight: Attic Construction will help rodent-proof your home in La Jolla and San Diego

Jul 29, 2015, 9:47 a.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: There are few things worse for a homeowner than having visitors decide to stay — especially the four-legged kind like mice and rodents. To eliminate nesting and any future visits, Attic Construction co-owners Yahav Caine and Joseph Sheiner can help. The construction team specializes in insulation services and rodent solutions that provide an inventive, non-toxic way to evict undesirable creatures from attics, end their staycation and block their return. When Caine and Sheiner enter a client’s attic, ...

The outdoor furniture collection available at Nativa Interiors can be a natural extension of interior space.

Business Spotlight: Nativa Interiors presents new outdoor collections at La Jolla and Solana Beach showrooms

Jul 29, 2015, 9:34 a.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Nativa Interiors, San Diego’s premier home interiors galleries, is now offering an array of exclusive outdoor collections from Tommy Bahamas, Lane Venture and Kingsley Bate. Proudly Made in the USA, these collections are known in the home furniture industry to be the undisputed world leader in outdoor furniture. Nativa’s new outdoor furniture collections are located on the second floor of both its Solana Beach and La Jolla showrooms, and feature pieces from outdoor dining to living and ...

The Mosher Point of View, the name of the public observation deck adjoining Eddie V’s restaurant at 1270 Prospect St., honors Robert Mosher (pictured in 2012 with his wife Joany) with a bronze bust and plaques recognizing the famed architect’s 60-plus-year career.

La Jolla mourns the passing of famed architect Robert Mosher

Jul 28, 2015, 4:29 p.m.

Robert Mosher, the last of San Diego’s first generation of post-war modern architects, died of natural causes at age 94 on July 26, at his apartment in La Jolla. “His view of modernism was much more about the quality of the human spirit,” said Larry Hoeksema, principal and former president of Architects Mosher Drew, the firm Mosher founded with business partner Roy Drew in San Diego in 1948. “The human element and how people interact and move through and around ...

La Jolla Community Calendar July 30-Aug. 6

Jul 28, 2015, 1:38 p.m.

Thursday, July 30 ■ Sunrise Rotary of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. ■ iPad class, No experience necessary, walk-ins welcome. Basics 10 a.m., beginner 11 a.m. $5-$10. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-0831. ■ Pen to Paper writing group meets, 1 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 552-1657. ■ Poetry Workshop, 2 p.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 412-6351. ■ E-clinic, Learn ...

Surf Diva instructors work with small groups of students in the water at La Jolla beaches.

Business Spotlight: Surfing always in season at La Jolla’s Surf Diva, Inc.

Jul 25, 2015, 9:01 a.m.

• BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: With every day a surfing day in La Jolla (where water temps remain surf-perfect year round), there’s no place better to suit up, take lessons and improve your techniques than Surf Diva, Inc. on Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla Shores. When co-owner sisters, Izzy and Coco Tihanyi, opened Surf Diva, Inc. in 1996, it was the first women’s surf school in the world. Now it’s one of the best. “All of our classes are co-ed ...

Reina Bolles is Ms. Senior California 2015.

Reina Bolles crowned Ms. Senior California in San Diego

Jul 24, 2015, 12:44 p.m.

In Spanish, la reina means the queen. Reina Bolles has long been arts education royalty and has her name on a theater. Now she has a real crown, too. Bolles was recently crowned Ms. Senior California at the state pageant in San Diego, and is proof that glamour doesn’t have to dissipate when the AARP card arrives in the mail. Neither does talent. The Chula Vista dancer/singer/actress/choreographer can still bring it on the stage and screen, as her Ms. California ...

La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest posters through the years feature works from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and include (above and clockwise): ‘Serpentine’ by Fedor Voronov, 2011; ‘The Brevity of Resonant Drifting’ by Steve Roden, 2006; untitled by Richard Allen Morris, 1977; untitled by Al Held, 1961; ‘Oh Mako’ by Sam Francis, 1964; untitled #678 by Ray Dowell, 1995; ‘The True Knowledge of Things’ by Ryan McGinness, 2007; untitled by Richard Diebenkorn, 1970; and untitled by Robert Irwin, 1960-’61.

La Jolla Music Society celebrates the artistry of chamber music with SummerFest concert series and modern-art posters

Jul 24, 2015, 11:49 a.m.

••• SummerFest 2015 to salute composer Dmitri Shostakovich Besides stellar musicianship, what do the artists of La Jolla Music Society’s (LJMS) SummerFest 2015, both returning favorites and notable newcomers, have in common? “All of them have that same ability to move an audience,” said Christopher Beach, LJMS president and artistic director. SummerFest, now in its 29th year, is, of course, a festival of chamber music, which Beach calls “the most fulfilling, gratifying, enriched form of classic music because it’s small ...

Virginia Beahan was born in Philadelphia. She received a B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University and an M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She has taught at Harvard University, Massachusetts College of Art, Wellesley College and is now Senior Lecturer in Photography at Dartmouth College.

MCASD presents photo exhibit of Salton Sea, opening July 25 in La Jolla

Jul 23, 2015, 1:15 p.m.

Virginia Beahan’s haunting photographs of Southern California’s Salton Sea and its surroundings capture the lake’s layered history and precarious present in a exhibit opening July 25 at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla. In “Elegy for an Ancient Sea” (up through Sept. 6), Beahan presents her explorations of the California desert, bringing a nuanced eye to the landscape’s fraught past. Through her photographs, the Salton Sea becomes a kind of character, struggling to sustain life as ...

Phillis Carey makes dessert for the 16 students in the sold-out class at La Jolla Community Center.

Community Center serves up cooking series

Jul 23, 2015, 9:37 a.m.

Cookbook author and cooking instructor Phillis Carey’s first class at La Jolla Community Center on July 14 – where participants learned about summertime grilling – sold out right away, thanks in part to Carey’s loyal following from her time at Great News Cooking School. Participants got a chance to ask questions, learn about alternatives or substitutions, get visual cues on the cooking process and, best of all, eat. They watched Carey prepare three meat dishes with sides and one dessert, ...

La Jolla Community Calendar July 23-30

Jul 22, 2015, 9:36 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast/Rec Center Centennial ■ It’s all happening Saturday, July 25 at the La Jolla Recreation Center where from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., the community will feast at the annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast (tickets $10, free for ages 10 and under), and then from noon to 4 p.m. will celebrate the Rec Center’s 100-Year Party. There will be a petting zoo, bounce houses, pony rides, hotdogs, performances by children’s bands, balloon artists, face painters, a magician, juggler, popcorn, cutting of ...

A panoramic view of the Village from la Jolla Natural Park

Ready for a La Jolla Natural Park hike? Here’s the inside scoop!

Jul 22, 2015, 9:01 a.m.

The horizon ascends to meet your eye and the ocean, expanding, kisses the sky. The rooftops shrink smaller as the summit draws near while the coastline widens from Bird Rock to the pier. Though the cliffs are initially all you can see, the hilltop draws back and reveals the buildings are rust and the color of snow and the sun warms the Village and beaches below. The way down is orange, lavender, pink, the green flash beckons, but disappears in ...