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  • May 29 deadline nears on Avenida de la Playa project in La Jolla Shores

    May 29 deadline nears on Avenida de la Playa project in La Jolla Shores

    As the Memorial Day deadline for the completion of the Avenida de la Playa stormwater project approaches, crews have reached the beach side in La Jolla Shores. In January 2016, only a few months after construction was originally deemed complete, a sinkhole appeared close to the beach when a culvert...

  • La Jolla ‘medium priority’ on City bike lane plan; DecoBikes could be needed to bridge travel gaps

    La Jolla ‘medium priority’ on City bike lane plan; DecoBikes could be needed to bridge travel gaps

    On a scale of “medium,” “high” or “higher,” two La Jolla bike lanes among the 90 projects in the San Diego Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) Strategic Implementation Plan, ranked “medium” in priority. A one-mile stretch of Villa La Jolla Drive (between its two intersections with Gilman Drive) and...

  • La Jolla's WindanSea reopened after sewage spill

    La Jolla's WindanSea reopened after sewage spill

    County health officials closed the north side of WindanSea beach early afternoon Thursday, April 20 from Nautilus Street north to Marine Street after a sewage spill occurred at the 102 Fern Glen pump station. Signs were posted to notify beach-goers that about 2,000 feet of beach was closed to human...

  • Grad student rides the waves to research surfers’ bacteria

    Grad student rides the waves to research surfers’ bacteria

    UC San Diego chemistry graduate student Cliff Kapono has surfed waves all over the world, collecting body surface and fecal samples from fellow surfers to answer the question: Do those who surf in different oceans and seas have the same bacteria and/or chemicals? An aggregate of microorganisms...

  • La Jolla Shores Association supports Princess Street beach access

    La Jolla Shores Association supports Princess Street beach access

    The La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA) board at its March 12 meeting approved a motion to support the California Coastal Commission (CCC) in its quest to reopen public beach access on Princess Street. The access lane has been closed off for decades, pending a legal battle between the adjacent property...

  • Library’s new Memory Lab can preserve old photos

    Library’s new Memory Lab can preserve old photos

    Who doesn’t have a box of old VHS tapes or slides in the closet, filled with images of the new baby, backyard barbecues and other treasured memories? To bring the information on these obsolete files into the 21st century, the first Memory Lab on the West Coast — and second one in the country —...

  • Torrey Pines Road Corridor Phase 2 to begin this fall

    Torrey Pines Road Corridor Phase 2 to begin this fall

    Although it was not on the agenda and there was no public notice, an in-depth presentation on the Phase 2 of the Torrey Pines Road Corridor Project — set to begin this fall and be completed by Memorial Day 2018 — was given at the April 6 La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA) meeting at...

  • Deadline set for private security sign-ups in Bird Rock

    Deadline set for private security sign-ups in Bird Rock

    A September deadline has been set for Bird Rock residents to sign up for private security patrols through La Jolla Safety before the effort will be abandoned. At the Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC) meeting on April 4, organizer Ron Fineman said the group does not have enough sign-ups to launch...

  • ‘WindanSea Farms’ pop-up shops on the way

    ‘WindanSea Farms’ pop-up shops on the way

    The vacant lot at 6710 La Jolla Blvd. at Gravilla Street, which provides a place for pumpkins in the fall and holiday trees in the winter, has a new tenant — a pop-up shopping space for multiple businesses. The lot will still house the seasonal offerings, but until then, it will be home to Everyday...

  • Work on La Jolla's Whale View Point sidewalk starts on Coast Blvd.

    Work on La Jolla's Whale View Point sidewalk starts on Coast Blvd.

    A part of the long-awaited Whale View Point Shoreline Enhancement Project began last week and is expected to be finished in mid-May: the installation of 1,100 linear feet of sidewalk and two pedestrian beach-access ramps along Coast Boulevard south of Cuvier Street. The budget for the project is...

  • La Jolla YMCA construction project advances on schedule

    La Jolla YMCA construction project advances on schedule

    With an August opening in the works, La Jolla YMCA is halfway through construction of its new Dan McKinney Family Center on the 8355 Cliffridge Ave. campus. According to YMCA staff, the construction is right on schedule. Once the new facility opens, the current wellness center will move to the...

  • Great Gears: La Jolla High School robotics team heads to World Championship

    Great Gears: La Jolla High School robotics team heads to World Championship

    The young men of the La Jolla High School robotics team have come a long way in short time. Just one year into the group’s existence, the team is going to the VEX Robotics World Championships, April 19-22 in Louisville, Kentucky. The team qualified for the championship tournament, themed “Starstruck,”...

  • Birch Aqaurium at Scripps in La Jolla to host 'sea sounds' by UCSD musicians, April 9

    Birch Aqaurium at Scripps in La Jolla to host 'sea sounds' by UCSD musicians, April 9

    Each year, Birch Aquarium at Scripps and grad students at UC San Diego’s Department of Music team up for Springfest, which encourages composers, performers and sound producers to launch daring projects. Springest 2017, set for 6-8 p.m. Sunday, April 9 with the fifth annual “Immersion” event, will...

  • LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS: Village Merchants plan music for Saturday’s Concours-goers

    LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS: Village Merchants plan music for Saturday’s Concours-goers

    To welcome residents and visitors to The Village for the 13th annual La Jolla Concours D’Elegance, April 7-9, the La Jolla Village Merchants Association will sponsor local musicians performing at key spots around town from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 8. Local restaurants will also be supporting...

  • NEWS NUGGETS APRIL: Pearl Street in La Jolla gets a bus shelter

    NEWS NUGGETS APRIL: Pearl Street in La Jolla gets a bus shelter

    UPDATES: As part of a citywide upgrade to bus stops, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) replaced bus-stop benches in La Jolla in January, and on March 24, converted one bus stop bench on Pearl Street at La Jolla Boulevard into a “bus shelter.” “MTS has made a commitment to improve all...

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