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  • Football: Bishop's Knights takes down La Jolla Country Day Torreys

    Football: Bishop's Knights takes down La Jolla Country Day Torreys

    Although The Bishop’s School Knights and La Jolla Country Day School Torreys football teams were almost evenly matched when they faced off Friday night, the Knights brought an aggressive, lopsided win home: 51-19. The Knights used a diverse selection of trick plays, running game, long passes, quarterback...

  • ‘The Sounds of Christmas’: Date, theme, marshals set for La Jolla parade

    ‘The Sounds of Christmas’: Date, theme, marshals set for La Jolla parade

    Jingle bells were ringing at La Valencia Hotel, Sept. 26, where La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival chair Ann Kerr Bache announced the theme and marshals for the 2018 parade during a mini celebration. The 61st annual parade, “The Sounds of Christmas,” will roll through The Village beginning...

  • La Jolla News Nuggets

    La Jolla News Nuggets

    New Lifeguard chief chosen The City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD) has appointed James Gartland its new lifeguard division chief. Gartland has served as interim chief for the past six months. “We have some of the best public-safety professionals in the country so it should come as no...

  • Mary, Star of the Sea rings in the old at La Jolla church

    Mary, Star of the Sea rings in the old at La Jolla church

    Mary, Star of the Sea, at 7713 Girard Ave., got its bell fixed. Two cracks were repaired by North County Custom Builders of Encinitas, who removed and then re-situated the brass ringer in its belfry. The bell is believed to be original to La Jolla’s oldest Catholic Church, built in 1937. But it...

  • La Jolla Light Crime and Public Safety News: List of incidents reported to police, Sept. 11-Oct. 1

    La Jolla Light Crime and Public Safety News: List of incidents reported to police, Sept. 11-Oct. 1

    Police Blotter Sept. 11 DUI: Alcohol, 1100 block Turquoise St., 11:20 p.m. Sept. 13 DUI: Alcohol, 1100 block Turquoise St., 2:34 a.m. DUI: Alcohol, 1200 block West Muirlands Drive, 9:56 p.m. Sept. 20 Vehicle break-in/theft, 5100 block La Jolla Blvd., 8:35 p.m. Sept. 24 Grand theft, 6700 block Neptune...

  • La Jolla rattlesnake victim sets record straight about bite in Torrey Pines State Park

    La Jolla rattlesnake victim sets record straight about bite in Torrey Pines State Park

    When a 33-year-old hiker got bitten by a rattlesnake at Torrey Pines State Park recently, the Light headed to the area in search of answers. What might she have done wrong that we can all learn from on the trail? In our Aug. 29 article, headlined “Snakes on a Trail,” the Light gave the last word...

  • La Jolla Planners OK parking, not stanchions, at Playa del Norte

    La Jolla Planners OK parking, not stanchions, at Playa del Norte

    At the conclusion of a controversial six-month pilot program to reconfigure parking to deter nuisance activities at the foot of Playa Del Norte in WindanSea, the La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJPCA) took up the issue during its Sept. 6 meeting at the Rec Center. After hearing passionate...

  • Airport Authority launches app to report airplane noise in La Jolla

    Airport Authority launches app to report airplane noise in La Jolla

    The San Diego Airport Authority has launched a new mobile app as a platform for submitting aircraft noise complaints. The app joins the Airport Authority’s existing WebTrak system and phone-in options.

  • LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    La Jolla 76 station 86’ed The Unocal 76 gas station at 801 Pearl St., at the corner of Eads Avenue, has closed and plans are underway to demolish and replace it with a mixed-use building featuring 12 condos, four retail spaces and an underground garage. The La Jolla Community Planning Association...

  • HOMELESS BENCHED: La Jolla sidewalk seating pulled from Prospect to curb offensive behavior

    HOMELESS BENCHED: La Jolla sidewalk seating pulled from Prospect to curb offensive behavior

    Two benches have been removed from Prospect Street downtown by the manager of a store fed up with homeless people offending passersby on the sidewalk. According to the manager — who declined to be identified, photographed or directly quoted for this story for fear of reprisal — the move was a last-resort...

  • Girls Sports preview: Lady Vikings look to make their mark for La Jolla High School

    Girls Sports preview: Lady Vikings look to make their mark for La Jolla High School

    Football may take center stage during the fall sports season (see story here), but on the sidelines, in the gym or with club in hand, the girls of fall sports are looking to test their limits this summer. There are six girl’s sports to the three boy’s sports that take place in the fall. (Coaches...

  • La Jolla Parks & Beaches to form Fay Ave. Bike Path committee: Plan calls for creation of maintenance fund

    La Jolla Parks & Beaches to form Fay Ave. Bike Path committee: Plan calls for creation of maintenance fund

    La Jolla Parks & Beaches (LJP&B), the same group that worked to improve safety along the Fay Avenue Bike Path, is looking to make a more long-term mark on the nearly one-mile lane. The board voted, during its Aug. 27 meeting, to formalize efforts to maintain the Bike Path and create a committee...

  • Former La Jollan swims English Channel

    Former La Jollan swims English Channel

    Melanie Kaplan, a 28 year-old graduate of La Jolla Country Day School, swam the English Channel from Great Britain to France on Aug. 22. The Channel Swimming Association posted her time for the 25-mile crossing as 13 hours, 6 minutes.

  • La Jolla Light Crime and Public Safety News: Aug. 30

    La Jolla Light Crime and Public Safety News: Aug. 30

    Soledad home robbed of $250,000 worth of jewelry San Diego Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect who stole more than $250,000 of jewelry from a home in the Mount Soledad neighborhood. On June 16, 2018, an unknown suspect(s) forced entry into...

  • LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    Ofo’s in the dumpster? On Aug. 9, the Light e-mailed Ofo on behalf of a La Jolla resident who reported that the company’s dockless bikes were scattered across town, in apparently abandoned accumulations greater than Lime’s and the other bike-sharing companies’. Immediately following the e-mail,...

  • Newest Mount Soledad plaque honors veteran Jim Bashor in La Jolla

    Newest Mount Soledad plaque honors veteran Jim Bashor in La Jolla

    Remembered for his big heart and strong work ethic, James Theodore “Jim” Bashor (1931-2018) was posthumously recognized with a plaque atop Mount Soledad that was unveiled Aug. 24, when friends and family gathered at the Mount Soledad National Veterans Memorial to hear tribute speakers and watch...

  • Reacting to Complaints: City will double trash pick-up in La Jolla Shores

    Reacting to Complaints: City will double trash pick-up in La Jolla Shores

    Mayor Kevin Faulconer said, “San Diegans deserve clean public spaces. That’s why we’ve significantly increased cleanup efforts across the City, and why I’ve ordered staff to begin a second round of trash pickup each day for La Jolla Shores to address concerns that have been ignored for too long."

  • San Diego Airport Next Gen/Metroplex commercial jet noise update: Aug. 15

    San Diego Airport Next Gen/Metroplex commercial jet noise update: Aug. 15

    Opinion / Guest Commentary: The Airport Noise Advisory Committee (ANAC) held its regular meeting Aug. 15. La Jolla 's rep, Cindy Greatrex, was absent. There are several takeaways from the meeting. • The FAA's District Manager for Southern California, Michael Valencia, participated and met with...

  • Rescue of the Year Award: Lifeguard James Earnest saves swimmer near Marine Street

    Rescue of the Year Award: Lifeguard James Earnest saves swimmer near Marine Street

    A harrowing rescue off the coast of La Jolla earlier this summer was recognized by the San Diego Fire & Rescue Department as the Rescue of the Year (by a seasonal lifeguard). The feat required fast action by La Jolla guard James Earnest, who credited the happy ending to listening to his gut, knowledge...

  • Howell Foundation luncheon in La Jolla looks at addiction, a 'brain disease'

    Howell Foundation luncheon in La Jolla looks at addiction, a 'brain disease'

    Addiction specialist, author and integrative medicine practitioner Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, is looking to change the conversation when it comes to addiction. The keynote speaker at the Howell Foundation’s health lecture series Aug. 17 at La Jolla Country Club, she spoke about how addiction...

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