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  • Airport noise board reps get answers on La Jolla airplane noise

    Airport noise board reps get answers on La Jolla airplane noise

    After repeatedly soliciting the attendance of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Southern California air traffic manager Barry Davis, members of the Airport Noise Advisory Committee (ANAC) subcommittee were delighted to have his presence, knowledge and solutions at its May 17 meeting in Point...

  • La Jolla Permitters grapple with house plans, condo conversions

    La Jolla Permitters grapple with house plans, condo conversions

    After canceling several meetings due to lack of projects in the first months of the year, the month of May was a busy one for members of the La Jolla Development Permit Review (DPR) board, which overlooks discretionary building permits within the 92037 ZIP code outside of the La Jolla Shores Planned...

  • People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet Bird Rock community organizer Ron Fineman

    People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet Bird Rock community organizer Ron Fineman

    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 faces to bring you their stories. If you know someone you’d like us to profile, send the lead via e-mail to...

  • Neighbors hope to shut La Jolla coastal accessway at Moss Lane

    Neighbors hope to shut La Jolla coastal accessway at Moss Lane

    Amid the steep hills of coastal Bird Rock sits Moss Lane, a 20-foot-wide, 200-foot-long alley that runs from Abalone Place through Dolphin Place to a public ocean lookout. Recently, the City posted two Notices of Application at the entrances to the lane’s east end to herald a proposal to vacate...

  • La Jolla neighbors launch platform to fight UC San Diego expansion

    La Jolla neighbors launch platform to fight UC San Diego expansion

    A 15-foot wall separates Ann Ruethling and Michael Madden’s backyard from North Torrey Pines Road. Years ago, they say, a water feature could have defeated the adjacent road’s traffic noise, but now all bets are off. Across the street from them, UC San Diego plans to build the North Torrey Pines...

  • Shores seats 11 new, returning board members

    Shores seats 11 new, returning board members

    La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA) held its annual election May 10 at Martin Johnson House, where 11 candidates were up for 11 seats — eight two-year terms and three one-year terms. Jenny Feinberg, Steve Chapple and Pam Boynton secured the one-year terms, and the board members elected for two years...

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