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  • Bird Rock Council reviews MAD’s year: 2017 saw the program working well

    Bird Rock Council reviews MAD’s year: 2017 saw the program working well

    At its annual Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) meeting, Nov. 7 at the La Jolla Masonic Lodge, the Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC) discussed 2017 accomplishments, changes to improve the District and what the future holds. The MAD meeting took place immediately following the BRCC meeting....

  • Three projects get La Jolla CPA green light

    One home build, a second-story addition and a grading permit for retaining walls all got the OK to proceed during the La Jolla Community Planning Association meeting Nov. 2 at La Jolla Rec Center. Bird Rock house construction The first, the Hardiman Residence at 5626 Dolphin Place in Bird Rock,...

  • 8:15 a.m. school bell? La Jolla Cluster debates later school start time

    8:15 a.m. school bell? La Jolla Cluster debates later school start time

    As the clock rolled back Nov. 5 to mark the end of Daylight Saving Time, millions of people relished in some extra sleep. Meanwhile — and for the last 10 years — the La Jolla Cluster Association has been talking about changing the start times for La Jolla public schools to provide teens that same...

  • 22 La Jolla student-athletes sign letters of intent

    22 La Jolla student-athletes sign letters of intent

    What better place to host the National Signing Day San Diego event than the home of San Diego’s only major professional sports team, the San Diego Padres? Student-athletes gathered at Petco Park Nov. 8 to announce where they will attend college, what sport they will play there, and sign their National...

  • La Jolla planners OK incentive-based zoning proposal: ‘Mansionization’ initiative goes to City for refinement

    La Jolla planners OK incentive-based zoning proposal: ‘Mansionization’ initiative goes to City for refinement

    After more than two years, several drafts and countless hours of meeting, the Citizens for Responsible Coastal Development committee (CRCD) presented its incentive-based zoning proposal to the La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA) for support. The citizen’s committee breathed a sigh of...

  • So Others May Eat holds Hep A forum: County says of 536 cases, 172 stricken were homeless and/or drug users

    So Others May Eat holds Hep A forum: County says of 536 cases, 172 stricken were homeless and/or drug users

    In preparation for the annual feeding programs for those in need held toward the end of the year at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church on Girard Avenue (in addition to ongoing bi-weekly dinners) the non-profit group, So Others May Eat (SOME), hosted a forum about Hepatitis A on Nov. 2 at the...

  • La Jolla church cancels meals program, citing Hep A

    La Jolla church cancels meals program, citing Hep A

    In light of the Hepatitis A outbreak in the County, the holiday meals program produced by the non-profit So Others May Eat and held at Mary, Star of the Sea Church has been canceled this year.

  • 92037 impostors trade on La Jolla’s name

    92037 impostors trade on La Jolla’s name

    “The name ‘La Jolla’ has become world famous for luxury and excitement,” reads the website for the Vista La Jolla Townhomes. That’s a good bet to explain why builders chose that name for a condo complex located at 4464 Via Billiante IN UNIVERSITY CITY. La Jolla Baking Company, La Jolla Biologics,...

  • Vikings KO Komets: La Jolla Homecoming Game ends in Kearny High defeat

    Vikings KO Komets: La Jolla Homecoming Game ends in Kearny High defeat

    It was truly a night to celebrate at Gene Edwards Stadium Friday, when the La Jolla High School Vikings football team defeated the Kearny High School Komets 44-18 for their Homecoming matchup, Oct. 27on the Vikings home turf at 750 Nautilus St. The evening began with a Senior Night ceremony, during...

  • San Diego Rec Council policy changes impact La Jolla Rec Center

    San Diego Rec Council policy changes impact La Jolla Rec Center

    As part of a citywide change in how Rec Councils operate, the La Jolla Park & Recreation, Inc. (LJPR) board is about to face some “serious” changes to its fundraising operations. The change comes in light of a City Attorney opinion that says all money generated by Rec Centers and Rec Councils is...

  • ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ joins Murals of La Jolla lineup

    ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ joins Murals of La Jolla lineup

    During his visit to La Jolla last summer to give an art lecture at UC San Diego, multi-media artist Kota Ezawa visited the Salk Institute and was struck by the Louis Kahn-designed architecture. “It left an impression on me,” he said. Just over a year after that visit, Ezawa’s La Jolla-inspired...

  • Planners ask City to evaluate WindanSea stanchions in La Jolla

    Planners ask City to evaluate WindanSea stanchions in La Jolla

    In a rare move, the La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA) voted against the wishes of residents when it comes to the stanchions recently placed at the foot of Playa Del Norte near WindanSea. With the support of nearby residents, the plastic post barriers were installed in an existing...

  • La Jolla's Bird Rock Council grapples with real estate signs

    La Jolla's Bird Rock Council grapples with real estate signs

    The Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC) has received complaints of excessive realtor signs being illegally posted in the public right-of-way on La Jolla Boulevard sidewalks and roundabouts. The sign proliferation, and what can be done about it, was discussed at the Sept. 5 BRCC meeting at Bird Rock...

  • La Jolla Girl Scout launches project to teach snake safety to hikers

    La Jolla Girl Scout launches project to teach snake safety to hikers

    Far from a snake in the grass, on Sept. 1, Girl Scout Zena Traganza of La Jolla-based Troop 3171, submitted an environmental project for Gold Award consideration. The Gold Award is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting and recognizes those who complete projects that have sustainable impact in...

  • La Jolla Light News Nuggets: Sept. 7

    La Jolla Light News Nuggets: Sept. 7

    September is library card sign-up month Those who register for a library card (or already have one) can stop by the La Jolla Riford Library any time in the month of September, show a librarian your card and pick a prize from the treasure chest (ages 0-18), one per person. The library is at 7555...

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