Local News

  • DecoBike meeting set: Group asks City to delay putting kiosks in La Jolla

    DecoBike meeting set: Group asks City to delay putting kiosks in La Jolla

    A meeting to discuss the bike-share program known as DecoBike and its planned presence in La Jolla will be held 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. (The Center has offered to provide free valet parking to attendees.) Residents of Mission Beach and Pacific Beach,...

  • Restating the Call for City Action: CONA appeals decision on sea lion stench at La Jolla Cove

    Restating the Call for City Action: CONA appeals decision on sea lion stench at La Jolla Cove

    Oral arguments were delivered Jan. 10 to appeal the decision in the La Jolla-based Citizens for Odor Nuisance Abatement (CONA) vs. the City of San Diego lawsuit, but the attorney representing the appellants is pessimistic about the outcome. The CONA suit seeks clean-up duty by the City to remove...

  • People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet Brick & Bell Café owner Peter Schumacher

    People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet Brick & Bell Café owner Peter Schumacher

    Editor’s Note: Welcome to La Jolla Light’s “People in Your Neighborhood” series, which shines a spotlight on notable locals we all wish we knew more about! Light staff is out on the town talking to familiar, friendly faces to bring you their stories. If you know someone you’d like us to profile,...

  • La Jolla Shores residents rally against airport noise

    La Jolla Shores residents rally against airport noise

    Shores resident Karen Marshal first noticed the noise from airplanes flying over her home in November, she reported at the La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA) meeting Jan. 11. During her research on the problem, Marshal said she found that changes in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight...

  • La Jolla permitters form subcommittee to study condo conversions

    La Jolla permitters form subcommittee to study condo conversions

    DPR group implies developers may be using map waivers to bend zoning laws During the Jan. 10 meeting of the La Jolla Development Permit Review committee (DPR), board members voted unanimously to form a research subcommittee that will look into the consequences of condo conversion in the neighborhoods...

  • La Jolla planners debate, deny Rutgers Road street vacation

    La Jolla planners debate, deny Rutgers Road street vacation

    After making the rounds at La Jolla and Pacific Beach planning groups, a proposed street vacation project made one last stop — and caused a stir — at the Jan. 5 La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA) meeting, before it will be presented to the San Diego City Council at a date to be determined. ...

  • La Jollans knit scarves for homeless people

    La Jollans knit scarves for homeless people

    For three months, mothers and daughters from the La Jolla-based National Charity League (NCL) San Diego Chapter partnered with retirement home Casa de Mañana residents to knit 150 scarves for homeless people. The scarves were distributed during the Dec. 10 Salvation Army Luncheon at Mariners Point....

  • Natural La Jolla: It's a new year and a new migration season!

    Natural La Jolla: It's a new year and a new migration season!

    NATURAL LA JOLLA: Spending an afternoon in La Jolla at the seaside just watching for wildlife can give you some calm after a hectic holiday season. Many of the animals in our area are gearing up for migrations, breeding seasons and spring. January is when we start to see southbound gray whales...

  • A family tradition in La Jolla: Dewhurst & Associates home building

    A family tradition in La Jolla: Dewhurst & Associates home building

    BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: For the last 87 years, the Dewhurst & Associates family has built a legacy as custom-home craftsmen. The strong, family-run company gives homeowners the ability to take design concepts into construction reality, blending a long-standing tradition of fine home design with the...

  • Newly elected City Council member Barbara Bry outlines her priorities for La Jolla

    Newly elected City Council member Barbara Bry outlines her priorities for La Jolla

    Barbara Bry spoke to the La Jolla Community Planning Association for the first time as a San Diego City Council member during its Jan. 5 meeting at La Jolla Rec Center, taking the opportunity to outline her priorities at City Hall and introduce her eight-member staff, aka “Team BB.” “As many of...

  • Group gives La Jolla Post Office a holiday gift

    Group gives La Jolla Post Office a holiday gift

    Now, four years since the community effort to save the La Jolla Post Office Building at 1140 Wall St., the building and its landscaping are looking pretty tired. Heeding the call to preserve historically-designated sites, the Landmark Group of La Jolla Historical Society (LJHS) decided to do something...

  • People in Your Neighborhood: Meet architect, engineer and community volunteer Paul Benton

    People in Your Neighborhood: Meet architect, engineer and community volunteer Paul Benton

    Editor’s Note: Welcome to La Jolla Light’s “People in Your Neighborhood” series, which shines a spotlight on notable locals we all wish we knew more about! Light staff is out on the town talking to familiar, friendly faces to bring you their stories. If you know someone you’d like us to profile,...

  • Bishop’s grad launches skateboard company: Sweetride debuts at La Jolla Open Aire Market in December

    Bishop’s grad launches skateboard company: Sweetride debuts at La Jolla Open Aire Market in December

    Appealing to the more casual skateboard rider — think boarding to the beach or to run an errand — the La Jolla-based Sweetride skate company launched online at www.sweetride-us.com on Nov. 26 and then with a stand at the La Jolla Open Aire Market the next day. The company will continue to have...

  • High Avenue green zone extension approved

    High Avenue green zone extension approved

    In its third appearance at a La Jolla Traffic & Transportation advisory group (LJT&T) meeting, a green zone extension on High Avenue near the corner of Torrey Pines Road was approved.  Requested by veterinarian John Morizi, who owns Pet Health Center of La Jolla at 1135 High St., the green zone...

  • A Year of Service: La Jolla’s Rotary Clubs discuss 2016 projects, accomplishments

    A Year of Service: La Jolla’s Rotary Clubs discuss 2016 projects, accomplishments

    The motto of Rotary International is “Service Above Self,” and while each of the 35,000 clubs worldwide interpret that their own way, La Jolla’s four Rotary Clubs (those west of Interstate 5) truly go above and beyond. Whether it’s across the street or around the world, La Jolla’s Rotarians were...

  • Parks & Beaches hears changes to Cove Pavilion plan

    Parks & Beaches hears changes to Cove Pavilion plan

    Plans for the new Cove Pavilion restroom facility at Scripps Park, now in the City’s hands, have not changed much since several community reviews took place in 2014. But changes that have already been identified were discussed at the Nov. 28 La Jolla Parks & Beaches (LJP&B) advisory group meeting...

  • New Business Roundup: Wheat and Water opens in Bird Rock

    New Business Roundup: Wheat and Water opens in Bird Rock

    As the sign hanging above its restaurant at 5737 La Jolla Blvd. suggests, Wheat and Water is finally open. After three years of planning and construction, the pizzeria run by La Jolla native Ted Cochrane and business partner Doug Ritz, began welcoming customers in early November.  “My vision for...

  • La Jollans to join British ukulele orchestra at MCASD

    La Jollans to join British ukulele orchestra at MCASD

    If you’ve been wanting to check-off your bucket list playing music at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s (MCASD) Sherwood Auditorium, this may be your last chance, since the concert hall will be eliminated in the remodel and extension of the building starting January 2017. La Jolla Music...

  • La Valencia turns 90: Story of a 90-year-old 'Pink Lady' and the Village who loves her

    La Valencia turns 90: Story of a 90-year-old 'Pink Lady' and the Village who loves her

    Dec. 15 marks 90 years since La Valencia Hotel first opened its doors on Prospect Street in La Jolla, and like any relationship that has lasted so long — especially any love story — it’s had its ups and downs. The Pink Lady will celebrate its 90th birthday by inviting the community to a Roaring...

  • Our Readers Write: More La Jollans share views on flight-path changes; no public-use of La Jolla High track

    Our Readers Write: More La Jollans share views on flight-path changes; no public-use of La Jolla High track

    Our Readers Write / Opinion / Letters to the Editor: More letters arrive to protest flight path changes over La Jolla • Indeed there is a significant increase in aircraft noise in our area (La Jolla Corona Drive) due to the new flight paths. Our understanding is that the new paths are more "efficient,"...

  • People in Your Neighborhood: Meet Tresha Souza of So Others May Eat

    People in Your Neighborhood: Meet Tresha Souza of So Others May Eat

    Editor’s Note: Welcome to La Jolla Light’s “People in Your Neighborhood” series, which shines a spotlight on notable locals we all wish we knew more about! Light staff is out on the town talking to familiar, friendly faces to bring you their stories. If you know someone you’d like us to profile,...

  • Library to offer Chinese tea and calligraphy workshops

    Library to offer Chinese tea and calligraphy workshops

    On a mission to teach people about the traditions rooted in Chinese culture, Sophia Wang will offer the first of a monthly workshop on Chinese tea ceremonies and calligraphy, 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 at La Jolla Riford Library. Spanning two hours, part one (3 p.m.) will focus on the history of...

  • Here's to a Healthy New Year for All! 12 Ways to Give the Gift of Well-Being

    Here's to a Healthy New Year for All! 12 Ways to Give the Gift of Well-Being

    In the spirit of Thanksgiving, La Jolla Light researched several ways community members could contribute (time or talent) to worthy, health-related causes in La Jolla and greater San Diego. Here they are in alphabetical order: 1. American Heart Association  What to give: Time and/or money  Why: The...

  • MAD’s Enhance La Jolla seeks community ideas

    MAD’s Enhance La Jolla seeks community ideas

    After years of development, planning, presentations, fundraising and outreach, the Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) for The Village was approved by the voters affected in mid-November. The votes were ratified by the San Diego City Council on Nov. 15 and now Enhance La Jolla (the organization...

  • Our Readers Write: La Jollans speak out about flight-path noise, sea lions, no public use of high school track, election signs

    Our Readers Write: La Jollans speak out about flight-path noise, sea lions, no public use of high school track, election signs

    OUR READERS WRITE / OPINION / LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Readers respond to story about flight-path noise • Thank you for writing my story about the flight path noise problem in the Nov. 24 issue. Since you were last here, the problem has actually gotten worse. Unfortunately, I've been so busy I haven't...

  • A Big Thanks: The MAD Made It!

    A Big Thanks: The MAD Made It!

    COMMENTARY: We did it! Three years of hard work and $150,000 later, voters in the district passed the La Jolla Village Maintenance Assessment District (MAD). We now have a mechanism in place to spruce up La Jolla. Move over, Carmel, Sun Valley, Palm Springs, Palm Beach —communities known for their...

  • Frontline Cancer: Thankful for enlightened scientists

    FRONTLINE CANCER: "Behind every beautiful thing there's been some kind of pain." —Bob Dylan,"Not Dark Yet" Here's a doctor's confidentiality: I'm a huge Dylan fan. My admiration for the singer and songwriter is deep and abiding, no matter how much the times they are a-changin.' I've read possibly...

  • La Jolla News Nuggets, November 24

    La Jolla News Nuggets, November 24

    San Diego rowers place in national regatta Two San Diego Rowing Club teams placed in the top 10 nationally for their divisions, during the Oct. 22-23 Head of Charles River regatta in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Women’s Youth Fours, comprised of Shelby Meksto, 18, Madison Nutting, 17, Tamara Gelfman,...

  • City to spend $11 million on Avenida de la Playa stormwater ‘fiasco’

    City to spend $11 million on Avenida de la Playa stormwater ‘fiasco’

    During its Oct. 24 meeting, the San Diego City Council allocated an additional $5 million for the Replacement of Stormwater Infrastructure on Avenida de la Playa (RSIAP) in La Jolla Shores. According to the request for action, $6,362,508 had already been spent on the project, which brings its pricetag...

  • New Northern Division Captain shares vision of community police work

    New Northern Division Captain shares vision of community police work

    Stephany Rose, who last month became the new Captain of the San Diego Police Department Northern Division (which includes La Jolla), said her first police assignment was as a bike patrol officer in the Southern Division. Now 23 years later, she’s been involved in diverse areas of the force, including...

  • Falconers train birds of prey at Torrey Pines Gliderport

    Falconers train birds of prey at Torrey Pines Gliderport

    When David Metzgar, a falconer and biologist first tried parahawking in Nepal, he thought, “It just struck me that Southern California is such an amazing place to fly, as are the foothills of the Himalayas ... so the Torrey Pines Gliderport was the best place to try and teach some birds to fly...

  • Permitters OK Chelsea St. home remodel, review condo project

    Permitters OK Chelsea St. home remodel, review condo project

    La Jolla Development Permit Review committee (DPR) at its Nov. 15 meeting approved plans for the remodeling of a home at 5192 Chelsea St. The project would partially demolish an existing 7,972-square-foot home reducing its size by 1,217 square feet for a 6,755-square-foot gross floor area. The...

  • People in Your Neighborhood: Michael Nance of A Bridge for Kids

    People in Your Neighborhood: Michael Nance of A Bridge for Kids

    Editor’s Note: Welcome to La Jolla Light’s “People in Your Neighborhood” series, which shines a spotlight on notable locals we all wish we knew more about! Light staff is out on the town talking to familiar, friendly faces to bring you their stories. If you know someone you’d like us to profile,...

  • Codebreaker’s nephew has insights on real Alan Turing

    Codebreaker’s nephew has insights on real Alan Turing

    Sir Dermot Turing spoke at a special event Friday, Oct. 28 in the auditorium at The Scripps Research Institute about the life of his famous uncle, Alan Turing, the British codebreaker who was the subject of the 2014 movie “The Imitation Game,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Joanna Davies, founder,...

  • Permitters OK plans for new home on Soledad Avenue, agree City can sell vacant Rutgers Road lot

    Permitters OK plans for new home on Soledad Avenue, agree City can sell vacant Rutgers Road lot

    A project to build a 3,225-square-foot, two-story single-family residence with a basement at 1421 Soledad Ave. received approval from La Jolla Development Permit Review committee (DPR) during its Nov. 8 meeting. Applicant Tim Golba presented plans for a home that include a basement with a garage...

59°