June 23, 2021

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In the 2006 Disney-Pixar movie “Cars,” main character Lightning McQueen gears up for a race by taking a moment to himself and whispering the word “speed.”

Going into his 100-mile fundraising run around the La Jolla High School track, Dylan Walsh said he was feeling “a little nervous” but also mentally and physically prepared.

Check out the available summer camps around San Diego County.

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For about as long as La Jolla resident Joe Frangiosa Jr. has operated La Jolla’s Nautical History Gallery & Museum on Pearl Street — adorned floor to ceiling with nautical replicas and artifacts — he envisioned what he could do with a larger space.

Combining her love of travel with her desire to teach others about puppy adoption, La Jolla resident Amy Baklund has published her first book, a story for children called “Charlie Enzo Needs a Home: A Dog Rescue Story.”

A new mural including illustrations of authors on the alley-facing side of Warwick’s bookstore on Drury Lane won approval of the La Jolla Planned District Ordinance Committee during its June 14 meeting.

The La Jolla Light presents this continuing series of online activities to undertake on your computer or tablet during your quarantine quandary, as well local in-person events as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. • The San Diego County Bike Coalition presents “City Cycling” at 6 p.m.

When it came to establishing the latest in the Little Free Libraries scattered across La Jolla, Brian Bigley, Marko Barron and Bo Fellows set out to create something to encourage literacy, generate a new “life cycle” for books and pay homage to a long-gone but beloved La Jolla bookstore.

Upgrades will include pool and deck resurfacing, a new shaded cabana, improved storage and an expanded spa.

More than 100 St. Germaine members and guests gather at The Lot La Jolla as the granddaughter of the organization’s founder takes the helm as president.

The La Jolla Light presents this continuing series of online activities to undertake on your computer or tablet during your quarantine quandary, as well as local in-person events as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. • I Love a Clean San Diego and the city of Encinitas present the sixth annual Zero Waste Fair at 9 a.m.

As local high school seniors prepare to head off to universities and experiences beyond La Jolla, many of them took an afternoon to return to elementary school.

LeTip of La Jolla is celebrating its 40th anniversary as the oldest chapter of a nationwide organization designed to help its members grow their businesses through referrals.

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For its first in-person exhibition in more than a year, the La Jolla Historical Society is taking a slightly different approach with “Our Ocean’s Edge,” a collection of black-and-white photographs by Jasmine Swope that depict life in California’s marine protected areas, paired with poetic narratives by author Dwight Holing.

While some people spent the past 14 months of the COVID-19 pandemic counting masks and bottles of hand sanitizer, others took to canvas, ceramics and other media to create.

If you missed the in-person chance to see pieces from La Jolla students and others at the San Diego Museum of Art during its biennial “Young Art” exhibit, you can still take a virtual tour.

Annabelle Selldorf, lead architect for the renovation and expansion of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s La Jolla location, says her work process is “fueled by specificity.”

Fresh Paint Gallery in La Jolla is hosting “Radical Inclusion,” featuring the works of autistic artist Katie Flores and her mentor, Amanda Saint Claire, through Tuesday, April 27.

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and UC San Diego music professor Anthony Davis will be inducted May 19 into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, one of the nation’s most exclusive and prestigious cultural awards for sustained artistic excellence and innovation.

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library opened its “Paula McColl: Celebrating La Jolla” show April 1, welcoming a small group of visitors to an exhibit reception for the first time since coronavirus restrictions were implemented last year.

In one of the broadest acts of local philanthropy in years, the Conrad Prebys Foundation is giving a total of nearly $78 million in grants to 121 projects across San Diego County to bolster the arts, health care, medical research and other causes.

Ira Cosmos loves La Jolla and creating art. So the Ukrainian artist, who moved to California four years ago, has turned her van into a blend of the two as she hopes to add more of her vision to The Village.

La Jolla native Jonathan Cohen is one of the artists and designers who contributed to the La Jolla Designer Showcase Home, with sale proceeds going to nonprofits of their choosing. (Includes video)

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