Ashley Mackin-Solomon

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  • Panel on BRCA genes in La Jolla explains cancer risks

    Panel on BRCA genes in La Jolla explains cancer risks

    When 27-year-old San Diego resident Sarah Abelsohn was six months old, her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. For more than two decades, her mother battled the cancer; she watched it disappear and then return, had a single and then double mastectomy, and ultimately, she succumbed to the disease...

  • Muirlands student travels to D.C. for leadership conference: Maya Gash’s group ‘enacts’ anti-bullying bill

    Muirlands student travels to D.C. for leadership conference: Maya Gash’s group ‘enacts’ anti-bullying bill

    Muirlands Middle School student Maya Gash was one of a few hundred students to participate in the Junior National Young Leaders conference in Washington, D.C. this year. Over the course of five-and-a-half days, she participated in presentations, lectures and workshops teaching leadership skills....

  • Speed humps installed on Draper Avenue in La Jolla

    Speed humps installed on Draper Avenue in La Jolla

    Installation has begun on a series of road humps on Draper Avenue between Westbourne and Genter streets. Designed to be more gradual than speed bumps, the speed humps (aka speed cushions) are considered a traffic-calming measure. In total, there will be six sets of speed humps across the six blocks....

  • Girard In Jeopardy? Nine vacancies on three blocks of Village street in La Jolla

    Girard In Jeopardy? Nine vacancies on three blocks of Village street in La Jolla

    No matter which way you turn onto Girard Avenue from Torrey Pines Road — considered “ground zero” for visitors and residents of La Jolla — people coming into The Village see empty commercial space. On the 7300 to 7600 blocks of Girard Avenue alone, there are nine vacant storefronts, ranging from...

  • La Jolla Children’s Pool Walk beautification begins

    La Jolla Children’s Pool Walk beautification begins

    After years and years of delays, The Children’s Pool Walk Beautification Project got underway this month — seriously. In mid-July, fencing went up and crews were on site along Coast Boulevard South. La Jolla resident and project originator Phyllis Minick commented: “It’s been so long coming and...

  • Living in the Moment: La Jollan pens 'mindfulness memoir'

    Living in the Moment: La Jollan pens 'mindfulness memoir'

    Having established the Balanced Mind Meditation Center at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in August 2016, La Jolla resident and meditation teacher Julie Potiker has taken the next step, writing the how-to book “Life falls apart, but you don’t have to: Mindful methods for staying calm...

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