María José Durán

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  • La Jolla's WindanSea reopened after sewage spill

    La Jolla's WindanSea reopened after sewage spill

    County health officials closed the north side of WindanSea beach early afternoon Thursday, April 20 from Nautilus Street north to Marine Street after a sewage spill occurred at the 102 Fern Glen pump station. Signs were posted to notify beach-goers that about 2,000 feet of beach was closed to human...

  • Couple Cares About Climate Change; La Jollans spearhead effort to end fossil fuel use

    Couple Cares About Climate Change; La Jollans spearhead effort to end fossil fuel use

    Nancy and Derek Casady (ages 75 and 81, respectively) have been in the front row of the Climate Change fight since 2014. They live in La Jolla with their daughter, Jennifer, and son-in-law Jerry Phelps, and granddaughters, who also collaborate in the trenches. “We have a wonderful family life,...

  • La Jolla Shores Association supports Princess Street beach access

    La Jolla Shores Association supports Princess Street beach access

    The La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA) board at its March 12 meeting approved a motion to support the California Coastal Commission (CCC) in its quest to reopen public beach access on Princess Street. The access lane has been closed off for decades, pending a legal battle between the adjacent property...

  • Rep shares future San Diego airport plans with La Jolla Rotarians

    Rep shares future San Diego airport plans with La Jolla Rotarians

    Future plans for San Diego International Airport include the demolition of current Terminal 1 and construction of a new 1,500,000-square-foot, 30-aircraft-gate facility that could extend up to 150 feet above the ground. Airport planning manager Ted Anasis shared details of the upcoming construction...

  • Grad student rides the waves to research surfers’ bacteria

    Grad student rides the waves to research surfers’ bacteria

    UC San Diego chemistry graduate student Cliff Kapono has surfed waves all over the world, collecting body surface and fecal samples from fellow surfers to answer the question: Do those who surf in different oceans and seas have the same bacteria and/or chemicals? An aggregate of microorganisms...

  • People in Your Neighborhood; Meet La Jolla Historian Carol Olten

    People in Your Neighborhood; Meet La Jolla Historian Carol Olten

    Editor’s Note: La Jolla Light’s “People in Your Neighborhood” series 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, send the lead via...

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