Mission Hills

We bring a sea lion whisperer to La Jolla Cove, because why not?

We bring a sea lion whisperer to La Jolla Cove, because why not?

Brigitte Noel sits on a portable chair on the rocks at La Jolla Cove, Sept. 19. She concentrates on a male and female sea lion surrounded by pups.

Lots of voices have chimed in on this hot-button La Jolla issue. One that’s decidedly missing is that of the sea lions themselves. Noel, an animal psychic, agreed to try opening a channel.

What could it hurt?

Noel has an office in her Mission Hills home in which she sees troubled pets and their humans. She’s worked as what she calls an animal “clair-sentient” for 23 years.

“You have to totally respect what’s coming from the animal and not try to change or edit it,” she explains.

Noel says she grew up unaware of her...

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