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  • LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    Falkiewicz wins La Jolla Half Marathon The La Jolla Half Marathon, an annual 13-mile run from the Del Mar Fairgrounds to The Cove, which doubles as a fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club, was won on Sunday, April 22, by Andrew Falkiewicz. The 29-year-old Coronado High graduate beat all comers by more...

  • Sticks and Stamina: La Jolla athletes will play in youth lacrosse World Series

    Sticks and Stamina: La Jolla athletes will play in youth lacrosse World Series

    Brooks Rodger, 12, of All Hallows Academy and Dane Jorgensen, 12, of Muirlands Middle School are part of the select Mad Dog team, and will make their way to Denver, Colorado in July to participate in the World Series of Youth Lacrosse

  • Greatrex trial delayed, motion to dismiss denied

    A motion to dismiss the charges against La Jolla community volunteer Cindy Greatrex in The People vs. Cindy Greatrex was denied April 20 in San Diego Superior Court, and the trial date has been rescheduled to July 31. Greatrex is accused of making out company checks from La Jolla Park & Recreation,...

  • Biden shakes Salk with powerful plea for more cancer cooperation

    Biden shakes Salk with powerful plea for more cancer cooperation

    Former Vice President Joe Biden delivered an impassioned speech at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies on Friday evening, congratulating staffers of the prestigious La Jolla research center for the strides they’ve made in their decades-long war against cancer, but also taking them to task...

  • City hosts scoping meeting for La Jolla reservoir project

    City hosts scoping meeting for La Jolla reservoir project

    The City of San Diego hosted a scoping meeting for the La Jolla View Reservoir project and its accompanying Environmental Impact Report (EIR) April 19 at La Jolla Rec Center. Scoping meetings inform the City about the scope of the draft EIR. At the meeting, those interested in the project could...

  • Lawmakers Take Note: La Jolla High students join walkout for gun reform

    Lawmakers Take Note: La Jolla High students join walkout for gun reform

    The students who marched out of their La Jolla High School classrooms, April 20, weren’t even born when the tragic Columbine High School shooting took place in Colorado on April 20, 1999, but the aftermath lingers. On that fateful day, two teens went on a shooting spree, killing 13 people and wounding...

  • ASIAN FILM FEST SPRING SHOWCASE: Women in director’s chair

    ASIAN FILM FEST SPRING SHOWCASE: Women in director’s chair

    The eighth annual San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase, from Pacific Arts Movement, will feature 15 films from eight countries — with more than half directed by women — screening April 19-26 at Mission Valley UltraStar Cinemas and the Natural History Museum Theater in Balboa Park. Festival...

  • Eyeing retirement, French Gourmet owner maps out his legacy

    Eyeing retirement, French Gourmet owner maps out his legacy

    The French Gourmet restaurant — with its bright yellow exterior and blue shutters framing windows adorned with flower baskets — is a cheery culinary icon, not just in Pacific Beach, but in all of San Diego. Its list of awards is long and legendary, and its owner, Michel Malecot, was even given...

  • The Nat invites La Jolla nature-lovers to join City challenge

    The Nat invites La Jolla nature-lovers to join City challenge

    Come outside, come outside, wherever you are! On the last weekend in April, San Diego Natural History Museum (aka The Nat) is inviting San Diegans of all ages to join a worldwide City Nature Challenge, with some 60 cities participating. It’s a competition to see which city can record the most observations...

  • Latest La Jolla mosaic bench is tribute to late Jacob Dekema

    Latest La Jolla mosaic bench is tribute to late Jacob Dekema

    The Bird Rock Community Council added a new bench to the neighborhood’s Mosaic Bench Beautification series. “Bird Rock By The Sea,” sits at the foot of Bird Rock Avenue, overlooking the ocean. Created earlier this year, the bench marks the 10th anniversary of the series and highlights the character...

  • Four La Jolla projects funded in Mayor’s budget plan

    Four La Jolla projects funded in Mayor’s budget plan

    District 1 City Council member and Budget Committee Chair Barbara Bry told La Jolla Light about the proposed budget, "The Mayor is proposing zero impacts to core services and Fiscal Year 2019 looks strong.”

  • Complaining-room only at permitters meeting

    Complaining-room only at permitters meeting

    It was complaining-room only at the La Jolla Development Permit Review Committee (DPR) meeting on April 17 at the Rec Center, where angry neighbors outnumbered committee members two-to-one and not one of three Coastal Development Permit (CDP) applications was approved. A clear winner emerged in...

  • Design style no piece of cake for Hillside Drive developer: But Shores permitters OK his La Jolla project

    Design style no piece of cake for Hillside Drive developer: But Shores permitters OK his La Jolla project

    In its third presentation to the La Jolla Shores Permit Review Committee (PRC) meeting April 16, the Side LLC project raised some questions about the terms within the La Jolla Shores Planned District Ordinance (PDO) — its blueprint for design — specifically, the suggestion that the upper floors...

  • LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    Permit Review board approves two projects Two projects got the green light at the La Jolla Development Permit Review (DPR) Committee meeting, April 10. Both had nearly been fast-tracked at the last DPR meeting on March 20. Applicants Bill Metz and Peter Weinberg received a Coastal Development Permit...

  • Crime and Public-Safety News: April 19

    Crime and Public-Safety News: April 19

    Student behind threat at La Jolla High expelled, held in juvenile hall The student who made a threat of violence against La Jolla High School last month has been expelled, and the details of the case have been handed over to the Juvenile District Attorney’s office, San Diego Police Department Lt....

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