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  • Aircraft noise monitored in La Jolla since Oct. 2016

    Aircraft noise monitored in La Jolla since Oct. 2016

    At the July 19 meeting of the Airport Noise Advisory Committee (ANAC) subcommittee in Liberty Station, Airport Authority staff revealed that air noise monitoring had been underway in the areas of Bird Rock and Soledad Mountain before and after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Metroplex...

  • Short-Stacks and Sausages: La Jolla Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast set for Saturday, July 22

    The 2017 Kiwanis Club of La Jolla Pancake Breakfast, scheduled for 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22 at La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St., will bring a classic community concept into the 21st century with one modern addition. “This year, we are going to accept credit cards for admission and...

  • Planning group denies Kolmar Street development in La Jolla

    Planning group denies Kolmar Street development in La Jolla

    Municipal Code issues, the potential creation of a garage, and the lack of perceived conformance to community character fueled the La Jolla Community Planning Association’s (LJCPA) decision to deny a project to build two houses on the 200 block of Kolmar Street near WindanSea. The discussion took...

  • La Jolla Merchants board seeks candidates for next election

    La Jolla Merchants board seeks candidates for next election

    At least eight seats will be available on the La Jolla Village Merchants Association (LJVMA) board for the 2017-2018 term (November to October). Representatives from businesses within the 30-block area of the Business Improvement District (BID) of La Jolla are encouraged to self-nominate. Eligible...

  • La Jolla's Bird Rock Council seeks witnesses to damaging drive-overs

    The Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC) is pursuing the recovery of damages following two different DUI-incidences in town that caused median destruction. However, there have been other drive-overs for which BRCC does not have enough information to seek recompense, and is hoping for witnesses to...

  • San Diego City Council delays vote on Hillel Center for La Jolla

    San Diego City Council delays vote on Hillel Center for La Jolla

    At the 11th hour, the proposal to approve plans for Glickman Hillel Center for Jewish Life on a triangular lot across from UC San Diego bounded by La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla Scenic Way and La Jolla Scenic Drive North, was pulled from the San Diego City Council agenda July 11, due to a “noticing...

  • 'We feel slighted': La Jolla Town Council says it's 'unheard' in City decisions on sea lion issue

    'We feel slighted': La Jolla Town Council says it's 'unheard' in City decisions on sea lion issue

    The La Jolla Town Council held its fourth “Crisis at The Cove” hearing during its July 13 meeting at the La Jolla Rec Center. At issue was whose recommendations the City should follow when taking action to deter the sea lion congregation at La Jolla Cove, which has led to dangerous human-sea lion...

  • Sea Lions Shut-Out: City to proceed with gate installation on La Jolla Cove stairs

    Sea Lions Shut-Out: City to proceed with gate installation on La Jolla Cove stairs

    The City of San Diego is moving forward with plans to install three-foot-tall pedestrian gates at the bottom of the stairs at La Jolla Cove to keep the sea lions found there from making their way up to Scripps Park and surrounding sidewalks. The gates would be designed so they remain open but could...

  • Permitters consider three new home projects in La Jolla

    Permitters consider three new home projects in La Jolla

    A project to demolish an existing single-family, one-story cottage and construct in its place a two-story-over-basement house at 5626 Dolphin Place was reviewed at the July 11 meeting of La Jolla Development Permit Review (DPR) committee and met with opposition from neighbors. Plans call for a...

  • Officials give account of Fourth of July at La Jolla Shores

    Officials give account of Fourth of July at La Jolla Shores

    Once again this Fourth of July holiday, La Jolla Shores beach was filled with party-goers setting up illegal tents, July 3-4. Resigned to the yearly nuisance, La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA) chair Nick LeBeouf said during the July 12 meeting, “We understand that this is going to happen, so (people...

  • Spanish artist installs fish sculpture on La Jolla front yard; Community invited to visit site this weekend

    Spanish artist installs fish sculpture on La Jolla front yard; Community invited to visit site this weekend

    The Camino family came to La Jolla from Madrid, Spain in March taking advantage of an exchange program available at their children’s school. “We came here for a change of scenery, so our three children would see different things and people, and to find inspiration,” artist Nicolás Camino explained....

  • La Jolla News Nuggets July 6-13

    La Jolla News Nuggets July 6-13

    UTC Girl Scouts complete 100 Days of Service project To mark the centennial birthday of Girl Scouts San Diego, Girl Scouts throughout the County have been out in full force, doing 100 days’ worth of good deeds. As part of a challenge called “100 Days of Girl Scouts,” troops and individual members...

  • SD Environmental Center to manage La Jolla's Princess Street access project

    SD Environmental Center to manage La Jolla's Princess Street access project

    The beach access route at the end of Princess Street is one step closer to being re-opened after nearly 40 years, it was announced at the La Jolla Parks & Beaches (LJP&B) meeting June 26. Answering the call for an organization to assume responsibility for the access-way, the Environmental Center...

  • La Jolla Rec Center receives $20K from Scripps Foundation

    La Jolla Rec Center receives $20K from Scripps Foundation

    La Jolla’s Park & Rec (LJPR) advisory board took a break from discussing the La Jolla Rec Center playground renovation (for now) to talk about programming and Rec Center offerings, during its June 28 meeting. The board received a $20,000 grant from the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation to “maintain...

  • Permitters say ‘nay’ to Calle del Cielo 8-lot subdivision in La Jolla Shores

    Permitters say ‘nay’ to Calle del Cielo 8-lot subdivision in La Jolla Shores

    During a standing-room-only La Jolla Shores Permit Review Committee (PRC) meeting June 27, controversy arose after the presentation of a project to subdivide the last open-space lot in La Jolla Shores. Developed by Louis Beacham, designed by Alcorn & Benton Architects, engineered by Tony Christensen...

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