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  • La Jolla Permitters grapple with house plans, condo conversions

    La Jolla Permitters grapple with house plans, condo conversions

    After canceling several meetings due to lack of projects in the first months of the year, the month of May was a busy one for members of the La Jolla Development Permit Review (DPR) board, which overlooks discretionary building permits within the 92037 ZIP code outside of the La Jolla Shores Planned...

  • Airport noise board reps get answers on La Jolla airplane noise

    Airport noise board reps get answers on La Jolla airplane noise

    After repeatedly soliciting the attendance of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Southern California air traffic manager Barry Davis, members of the Airport Noise Advisory Committee (ANAC) subcommittee were delighted to have his presence, knowledge and solutions at its May 17 meeting in Point...

  • La Jolla New Business Roundup: Village welcomes Waters Fine Foods, Alex's Salon

    La Jolla New Business Roundup: Village welcomes Waters Fine Foods, Alex's Salon

    Here is a rundown on the assortment of six businesses that have recently opened in The Village (and some others to come): Alex’s Salon Hairdresser Alex Ashirov said he’s always had a dream of owning a small salon in La Jolla — and was willing to wait for it. He recently took over the Village Barber...

  • 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...

  • La Jolla's Spa La V to open in December

    La Jolla's Spa La V to open in December

    Plans for a new $1 million day spa attached to the La Valencia Hotel were approved at the La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA) meeting, May 4. Dubbed “Spa La V,” the facility will occupy the three-story house at 1125 Coast Blvd., which is owned by the Hotel and located next to the staircase...

  • Bike to Work Day: La Jolla cyclists talk biking around town

    Bike to Work Day: La Jolla cyclists talk biking around town

    11-year-old Charlotte Norton of La Jolla was biking home from school at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 20 when she got hit by a car at the intersection of Pearl Street and the alley where she lives, south of Draper Avenue. “I was about to turn and all of a sudden the car just rear-ended me. I fell over,...

  • La Jollans propose paradigm change for new construction

    La Jollans propose paradigm change for new construction

    A group of La Jollans called Citizens for Responsible Coastal Development (CRCD) are proposing a new era for construction projects in La Jolla. Their proposal, which is now being distributed among community groups, has the potential to change the way new building projects are done in the Coastal...

  • Parks & Beaches board weighs Concours d’Elegance benefits

    Parks & Beaches board weighs Concours d’Elegance benefits

    This year’s La Jolla Concours d’Elegance car show drew a record number of attendees to La Jolla the weekend of April 7-9, for an exclusive weekend of car viewing and luxury events around Scripps Park. For some La Jolla Parks & Beaches (LJP&B) members, that’s not exactly a good thing. During its...

  • La Jolla Park & Rec board hears plan for skate plaza at Rec Center

    A proposal to incorporate a “skate plaza” on the La Jolla Rec Center playground at 615 Prospect St., was presented during the La Jolla Park & Rec, Inc. (LJPR) board meeting April 26. The proposal was also offered from a booth at the Rec Center’s Spring Egg Hunt, April 15, which had reported attendance...

  • ‘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...

  • Study shows La Jolla beaches may disappear in a century

    Study shows La Jolla beaches may disappear in a century

    University of Illinois Engineering professor Sean Vitousek, author of the research paper, “A model integrating longshore and cross-shore processes for predicting long-term shoreline response to climate change,” told La Jolla Light the computer model he developed for the study shows La Jolla’s sandy...

  • La Jollan replaced as Historical Resources Board chair; Mayor’s surprise letter appoints new chair, members

    La Jollan replaced as Historical Resources Board chair; Mayor’s surprise letter appoints new chair, members

    When the March 23 San Diego Historical Resources Board (HRB) meeting began with David McCullough sitting in as chair instead of La Jolla resident Courtney Coyle, all parties were surprised, especially since Item No. 5 of a revised meeting agenda was “HRB vote of confidence and support for chair...

  • 1 seal rescue, 4 deaths to date in La Jolla during 2017 pupping season

    1 seal rescue, 4 deaths to date in La Jolla during 2017 pupping season

    A harbor seal mother and her pup were being harassed by beach-goers March 22 at South Casa Beach. That scene repeats daily at the La Jolla enclave, only a few feet away from Children’s Pool, where the seals (by City law) have the shore to themselves during pupping season (Dec. 15 to May 15). Seal...

  • 4.45-acre La Jolla Shores site to be subdivided into eight lots

    4.45-acre La Jolla Shores site to be subdivided into eight lots

    A project to demolish an existing home and subdivide its 4.45-acre site in the heart of The Shores brought unprecedented attendance to the March 28 meeting of La Jolla Shores Permit Review Committee (PRC). “There’s a lot of attention on this property,” project architect Paul Benton began. “A lot...

  • La Jolla Park & Rec board begins fundraising for playground project

    La Jolla Park & Rec board begins fundraising for playground project

    As the La Jolla Park & Recreation, Inc. board continues to wait for ideas and feedback on the La Jolla Rec Center playground renovation, it announced at its March 22 meeting that it would begin the fundraising phase of the project. The topic of the playground was not on the agenda, but discussion...

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