María José Durán

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  • Wave Seekers: La Jolla Surf Moms paddle out after dropping kids at school

    Wave Seekers: La Jolla Surf Moms paddle out after dropping kids at school

    Editor’s Note: As a world renowned surfing town, La Jolla has its legends of the sea. We’re stoked to bring you their stories in this new summer series. If you know someone who should be included, please provide their contact information to reporter María José Durán at mduran@lajollalight.com or...

  • San Diego Police Beach Detail is ready for the summer

    San Diego Police Beach Detail is ready for the summer

    The San Diego Police Department Northern Division has two “Beach Teams.” The year-round night detail has the primary duty of policing the bar district, and the May-September day beach detail has the primary duty of policing the boardwalk from the Mission Beach Jetty (Point Medanos) to the Torrey...

  • Cycling experts say ‘ride with lights’ day and night at La Jolla bike summit

    Cycling experts say ‘ride with lights’ day and night at La Jolla bike summit

    Independent bicycle dealers, industry representatives and bike advocates attended the Rider Safety Visibility Summit, hosted by California Bicycle, Inc. at 7462 La Jolla Blvd. on June 22. Together, they drove a message home: To increase road visibility, bicyclists need to use lights for both day...

  • La Jolla's Lower Hermosa landmark designated ‘historical’

    La Jolla's Lower Hermosa landmark designated ‘historical’

    A Spanish Eclectic home built in 1927 at 5805 Camino de la Costa was designated “historical” by the San Diego Historical Resources Board (HRB) during its June 22 meeting under the name “Charlotte Gray Barnum House.” The designation process started in 2016 when owners Raul and Lisa Albanez filed...

  • La Jollans: Airplane noise is a systemic problem

    La Jollans: Airplane noise is a systemic problem

    At the June 21 Airport Noise Advisory Committee (ANAC) meeting — the first since the La Jolla Town Council formed a task force to find solutions to the increase in aircraft noise over the area — representative Matthew Price said the latest data presented reveals “this negative impact is a systemic...

  • Permitters approve four-building complex, seawall fix

    Permitters approve four-building complex, seawall fix

    Three projects obtained approval at the June 20 meeting of La Jolla Development Permit Review (DPR) committee: Seawall maintenance to stabilize the cliffs under Calumet Street in the Bird Rock area, a development plan to demolish an existing 13-unit apartment building and construct four buildings...

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