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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. ...

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. bit.ly/ljreccenter or facebook.com/kiwaniscluboflajollaThursday, 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. ...

NewsLa Jolla Community Calendar, July 14-21

Jul 13, 2016, 12:29 p.m.

To kick-off a planned weekly potluck-and-film screening event, Misfit Pictures HQ will present a free showing of the 1984 classic, “Ghostbusters,” starring Bill Murray, 5 p.m. Sunday, July 17 at 565 Pearl St., Suite 100. Screenings continue weekly, with films to be announced. (858) 291-8553. misfitpictures.comThursday, July 14 ▪ Sunrise Rotary of La Jolla meets, 6:55 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449.▪ Wolfstein Sculpture Park Tour, 11 a.m. 9888 Genesee Ave. docent-guided tour of the ...

Ginger Steketee

NewsArt ‘raffle’ nets about $11,000 for LJAA

Jul 13, 2016, 12:08 p.m.

“24 ... Number 24!” cried out Raye Anne Marks, treasurer of La Jolla Art Association (LJAA), as she read off the latest raffle ticket number picked from a glass fishbowl at the annual fundraising event July 10 in the galleries in La Jolla Shores. “That’s me! I want Tyla’s painting ‘Sea Waves,’ please,” squeaked out a voice from the crowd of 40-50 highly attentive art patrons sittting straight and tall in their white foldup chairs, hoping their ticket number would ...

‘Freedom Flight: A True Account of the Cold War’s Greatest Escape’ by Frank Iszak

NewsStory fit for a Hollywood action movie

Jul 13, 2016, 11:59 a.m.

This movie won’t need Marvel or Jerry Bruckheimer to make it action-packed, the story of one local man has more than enough pulse-quickening drama. “Freedom Flight,” the story of then 25-year-old Frank Iszak and his six young companions hijacking a twin-engine airplane to escape the communist terror of 1956, has completed the development phase and is now awaiting a final round of funding. If you can’t wait for the movie — which is being made by Hungarian award-winning director Endre ...


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