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  • Short-Stacks and Sausages: La Jolla Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast set for Saturday, July 22

    The 2017 Kiwanis Club of La Jolla Pancake Breakfast, scheduled for 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22 at La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St., will bring a classic community concept into the 21st century with one modern addition. “This year, we are going to accept credit cards for admission and...

  • Planning group denies Kolmar Street development in La Jolla

    Planning group denies Kolmar Street development in La Jolla

    Municipal Code issues, the potential creation of a garage, and the lack of perceived conformance to community character fueled the La Jolla Community Planning Association’s (LJCPA) decision to deny a project to build two houses on the 200 block of Kolmar Street near WindanSea. The discussion took...

  • La Jolla Merchants board seeks candidates for next election

    La Jolla Merchants board seeks candidates for next election

    At least eight seats will be available on the La Jolla Village Merchants Association (LJVMA) board for the 2017-2018 term (November to October). Representatives from businesses within the 30-block area of the Business Improvement District (BID) of La Jolla are encouraged to self-nominate. Eligible...

  • La Jolla's Bird Rock Council seeks witnesses to damaging drive-overs

    The Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC) is pursuing the recovery of damages following two different DUI-incidences in town that caused median destruction. However, there have been other drive-overs for which BRCC does not have enough information to seek recompense, and is hoping for witnesses to...

  • San Diego City Council delays vote on Hillel Center for La Jolla

    San Diego City Council delays vote on Hillel Center for La Jolla

    At the 11th hour, the proposal to approve plans for Glickman Hillel Center for Jewish Life on a triangular lot across from UC San Diego bounded by La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla Scenic Way and La Jolla Scenic Drive North, was pulled from the San Diego City Council agenda July 11, due to a “noticing...

  • 'We feel slighted': La Jolla Town Council says it's 'unheard' in City decisions on sea lion issue

    'We feel slighted': La Jolla Town Council says it's 'unheard' in City decisions on sea lion issue

    The La Jolla Town Council held its fourth “Crisis at The Cove” hearing during its July 13 meeting at the La Jolla Rec Center. At issue was whose recommendations the City should follow when taking action to deter the sea lion congregation at La Jolla Cove, which has led to dangerous human-sea lion...

  • Sea Lions Shut-Out: City to proceed with gate installation on La Jolla Cove stairs

    Sea Lions Shut-Out: City to proceed with gate installation on La Jolla Cove stairs

    The City of San Diego is moving forward with plans to install three-foot-tall pedestrian gates at the bottom of the stairs at La Jolla Cove to keep the sea lions found there from making their way up to Scripps Park and surrounding sidewalks. The gates would be designed so they remain open but could...

  • Permitters consider three new home projects in La Jolla

    Permitters consider three new home projects in La Jolla

    A project to demolish an existing single-family, one-story cottage and construct in its place a two-story-over-basement house at 5626 Dolphin Place was reviewed at the July 11 meeting of La Jolla Development Permit Review (DPR) committee and met with opposition from neighbors. Plans call for a...

  • Officials give account of Fourth of July at La Jolla Shores

    Officials give account of Fourth of July at La Jolla Shores

    Once again this Fourth of July holiday, La Jolla Shores beach was filled with party-goers setting up illegal tents, July 3-4. Resigned to the yearly nuisance, La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA) chair Nick LeBeouf said during the July 12 meeting, “We understand that this is going to happen, so (people...

  • OUR READERS WRITE: Letters from the July 6 and July 13 issues

    OUR READERS WRITE: Letters from the July 6 and July 13 issues

    Is Scripps Forum violating beach-access, parking rules? Three years ago, I noticed drastically fewer parking spaces in the vicinity of Scripps beach and determined via public information requests and a review of the Coastal Commission permit that the Scripps Forum at SIO was violating several provisions...

  • La Jolla News Nuggets July 6-13

    La Jolla News Nuggets July 6-13

    UTC Girl Scouts complete 100 Days of Service project To mark the centennial birthday of Girl Scouts San Diego, Girl Scouts throughout the County have been out in full force, doing 100 days’ worth of good deeds. As part of a challenge called “100 Days of Girl Scouts,” troops and individual members...

  • SD Environmental Center to manage La Jolla's Princess Street access project

    SD Environmental Center to manage La Jolla's Princess Street access project

    The beach access route at the end of Princess Street is one step closer to being re-opened after nearly 40 years, it was announced at the La Jolla Parks & Beaches (LJP&B) meeting June 26. Answering the call for an organization to assume responsibility for the access-way, the Environmental Center...

  • La Jolla Rec Center receives $20K from Scripps Foundation

    La Jolla Rec Center receives $20K from Scripps Foundation

    La Jolla’s Park & Rec (LJPR) advisory board took a break from discussing the La Jolla Rec Center playground renovation (for now) to talk about programming and Rec Center offerings, during its June 28 meeting. The board received a $20,000 grant from the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation to “maintain...

  • Permitters say ‘nay’ to Calle del Cielo 8-lot subdivision in La Jolla Shores

    Permitters say ‘nay’ to Calle del Cielo 8-lot subdivision in La Jolla Shores

    During a standing-room-only La Jolla Shores Permit Review Committee (PRC) meeting June 27, controversy arose after the presentation of a project to subdivide the last open-space lot in La Jolla Shores. Developed by Louis Beacham, designed by Alcorn & Benton Architects, engineered by Tony Christensen...

  • San Diego Police Beach Detail is ready for the summer

    San Diego Police Beach Detail is ready for the summer

    The San Diego Police Department Northern Division has two “Beach Teams.” The year-round night detail has the primary duty of policing the bar district, and the May-September day beach detail has the primary duty of policing the boardwalk from the Mission Beach Jetty (Point Medanos) to the Torrey...

  • La Jolla Town Council forms aircraft noise sub-committee

    La Jolla Town Council forms aircraft noise sub-committee

    Following a presentation on the increase in airplane noise in La Jolla, the La Jolla Town Council (LJTC) at its May 11 meeting, created a sub-committee to address the issue and represent the Town Council at applicable meetings. La Jolla resident and San Diego Airport Noise Advisory Committee (ANAC)...

  • La Jolla neighbors launch platform to fight UC San Diego expansion

    La Jolla neighbors launch platform to fight UC San Diego expansion

    A 15-foot wall separates Ann Ruethling and Michael Madden’s backyard from North Torrey Pines Road. Years ago, they say, a water feature could have defeated the adjacent road’s traffic noise, but now all bets are off. Across the street from them, UC San Diego plans to build the North Torrey Pines...

  • Shores seats 11 new, returning board members

    Shores seats 11 new, returning board members

    La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA) held its annual election May 10 at Martin Johnson House, where 11 candidates were up for 11 seats — eight two-year terms and three one-year terms. Jenny Feinberg, Steve Chapple and Pam Boynton secured the one-year terms, and the board members elected for two years...

  • Neighbors hope to shut La Jolla coastal accessway at Moss Lane

    Neighbors hope to shut La Jolla coastal accessway at Moss Lane

    Amid the steep hills of coastal Bird Rock sits Moss Lane, a 20-foot-wide, 200-foot-long alley that runs from Abalone Place through Dolphin Place to a public ocean lookout. Recently, the City posted two Notices of Application at the entrances to the lane’s east end to herald a proposal to vacate...

  • City to stop discharges from building onto Bonair Street; La Jolla Light request prompted investigation

    City to stop discharges from building onto Bonair Street; La Jolla Light request prompted investigation

    A four-foot-wide semicircular yellow stain smears the concrete on Bonair Street, west of La Jolla Boulevard. Neighbor Monica Kelly said during the rains last winter, she started noticing water spraying out from a hole in the gutter. “(The water) smelled really bad of diesel and sulfur, and it stained...

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