María José Durán

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  • Bike to Work Day: La Jolla cyclists talk biking around town

    Bike to Work Day: La Jolla cyclists talk biking around town

    11-year-old Charlotte Norton of La Jolla was biking home from school at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 20 when she got hit by a car at the intersection of Pearl Street and the alley where she lives, south of Draper Avenue. “I was about to turn and all of a sudden the car just rear-ended me. I fell over,...

  • People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet diver and community volunteer Nick LeBeouf

    People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet diver and community volunteer Nick LeBeouf

    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...

  • La Jollans propose paradigm change for new construction

    La Jollans propose paradigm change for new construction

    A group of La Jollans called Citizens for Responsible Coastal Development (CRCD) are proposing a new era for construction projects in La Jolla. Their proposal, which is now being distributed among community groups, has the potential to change the way new building projects are done in the Coastal...

  • People in You Neighborhood: Meet La Jolla children’s librarian Angie Stava

    People in You Neighborhood: Meet La Jolla children’s librarian Angie Stava

    La Jolla Riford Library children’s librarian Angie Stava grew up in Northville, Minnesota, moved to San Diego in 2011 after a short period living abroad, and landed at Riford Library in 2016. She’s a combination of Peter Pan’s Tinkerbell and Beauty and the Beast’s Belle. Her eyes shine when she...

  • La Jollans: Airplane noise isn’t going anywhere

    La Jollans: Airplane noise isn’t going anywhere

    The Airport Noise Advisory Committee (ANAC) meeting April 26 at the Portuguese Hall in Point Loma was evidence that the aircraft noise issue in La Jolla remains ... and is growing. A total of 85 households from different areas within La Jolla logged airplane noise complaints this year through March...

  • New ‘sewage leak’ reported in La Jolla; City says no, it’s microorganisms

    New ‘sewage leak’ reported in La Jolla; City says no, it’s microorganisms

    The morning of Friday, April 28, WindanSea resident Zeke Woolley was walking his dog when he saw a dark pool of water in the rocks in front of the Vista de la Playa beach access. “It was a dark pool with foam and some debris floating in it. It was sewage,” he said. At the time, the low tide hadn’t...

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