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  • La Jolla's Coast Blvd. stairs under construction until August

    La Jolla's Coast Blvd. stairs under construction until August

    Last week, one-and-a-half years after an El Niño winter storm tore apart the staircase providing coastal access to Horseshoe Beach from 100 Coast Blvd., the City of San Diego began the repair work. “We estimate that the stairway will be finished in August,” City public information officer Alec...

  • Merchants offer update on fall Burgers & Brews event

    Merchants offer update on fall Burgers & Brews event

    La Jolla Village Merchants Association (LJVMA) vice-president Brett Murphy provided the board with the latest news on the Burgers & Brews event proposed for Oct. 28 at Scripps Park, during its June 14 meeting at Riford Library. Burgers & Brews is to serve as a kickoff to the Breeders’ Cup thoroughbred...

  • Enhance La Jolla to ponder capital project ideas

    Enhance La Jolla to ponder capital project ideas

    During their second meeting, held Tuesday, June 13 at La Jolla Riford Library, Enhance La Jolla board members voted to form an ad hoc committee to come up with ideas for capital improvement projects that could be implemented throughout The Village within the next few months. Initial ideas include...

  • A Bummer Beach: Cove waters fail Heal the Bay safety report

    A Bummer Beach: Cove waters fail Heal the Bay safety report

    La Jolla Cove beach received a “D” grade from Heal the Bay’s annual report card issued last week, and made it to the No. 5 spot on its Top 10 List of Bummer Beaches (those with the worst water quality in the State of California). In a press release on the report, Heal the Bay writes: “A new addition...

  • La Jolla Lawyer to discuss end-of-life options at free library presentation

    La Jolla Lawyer to discuss end-of-life options at free library presentation

    Hemlock Society of San Diego board member Bill Simmons said he first got involved with end-of-life issues in 2009. “I felt everybody needed to have a written advance directive stating their wishes for end of life,” he told La Jolla Light. He started volunteering with hospice, “And in the process...

  • Alien-looking shipworm found in Philippines by former La Jollan

    Alien-looking shipworm found in Philippines by former La Jollan

    A tusk-like, 3- to 5-foot-long mollusk is the theme of a research paper published earlier this year in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, authored among others, by former Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientist Margo Haygood, now research professor in medicinal chemistry...

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