María José Durán

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  • Boxing Ballerina: La Jolla dancer wins a ‘Title Belt’

    Boxing Ballerina: La Jolla dancer wins a ‘Title Belt’

    After a career as a professional ballet dancer, La Jolla resident and vice-president of the City Ballet of San Diego board of directors, Janelle Freiman ventured into the world of the fighting arts. She said she was immediately captivated, so much so that she went on to win both bouts (matches)...

  • 2017 Secret Garden Tour tickets on sale, may sell out

    2017 Secret Garden Tour tickets on sale, may sell out

    Within the 2017 La Jolla Historical Society (LJHS) Secret Garden Tour’s featured spaces, one homeowner removed a swimming pool to install their garden, another a tennis court, and a third bought the adjacent house and demolished it for the same purposes. “This is a group of people committed to...

  • People in Your Neighborhood: Meet Mauricio Medina, La Jolla rep to Council member Barbara Bry

    People in Your Neighborhood: Meet Mauricio Medina, La Jolla rep to Council member Barbara Bry

    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...

  • 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...

  • Lifeguards present case against Fire-Rescue convergence

    Lifeguards present case against Fire-Rescue convergence

    San Diego Fire-Rescue Department officials presented the San Diego City Council Public Safety & Livable Neighborhoods committee with the CityGate study on lifeguard services, April 5, which reviewed and made recommendations on operational, economic and dispatch issues. After the presentation, several...

  • 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...

  • People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet retired consultant and volunteer Judy Bee

    People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet retired consultant and volunteer Judy Bee

    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...

  • 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...

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