Nov. 28, 2020

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When she creates her spirituality- and nature-inspired pieces of art, La Jolla High School graduate and muralist Melanie Atesalp likes to draw from the immediate environment.

With the pandemic keeping many of us home for coronavirus-restricted holidays, some of the signature special events in the La Jolla area have migrated online, outdoors or to other adaptations to provide ways to celebrate the season.

A new program designed to connect San Diego innovation with resources aimed at solving ocean challenges is gearing up to take applications in the spring.

An armed man robbed a 7-Eleven convenience store in La Jolla early Nov. 26, authorities said.

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Kelly Dodd, life enrichment director at La Jolla retirement community Casa de Mañana, said her job means enlivening routines for the 200 residents there — “a lot of the fun stuff.”

Making time to reconnect with loved ones is a wish topping many lists this holiday season, so set aside the chaos this year and commit to doing more — more of what you truly enjoy, that is.

UC San Diego Athletic Director and La Jolla Rotary Club member Earl Edwards recognizes that conversations about race can be uncomfortable.

The La Jolla Light presents this continuing series of online activities to undertake on your computer or tablet during your quarantine quandary.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, a series of 10 laminated paper turkeys will be hidden in La Jolla in the latest scavenger hunt organized by the Village Merchants Association.

La Jolla resident Peggy Hinaekian has written “The Girl from Cairo,” in which she details her memories from several decades lived on three continents, including significant decisions made “on a whim.”

Thousands of San Diegans raised flags and laid flowers on graves to honor America’s living and departed military service members for Veterans Day this week.

Those who watched the Nov. 10 episode of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” may have seen a familiar face, or perhaps noticed the name of their beloved town flash across the screen.

Because gathering around a table to break bread — or conchas or naan or a crumpet — is one of the more enjoyable ways to learn about a new culture, La Jolla High School senior Lauren Nitahara has launched a series of videos for her Girl Scout Gold Award project to teach children how to cook using recipes from around the world.

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The stage at the La Jolla Music Society’s Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center will transform Saturday, Nov. 7, with the livestream-only world-premiere performance of “Metamorphosis” from Grammy Award-winning group Third Coast Percussion and Movement Art Is.

Business Spotlight: La Jolla resident Andrew Melone thinks he has a recipe for a home-cooked meal that can’t be topped: fresh ingredients artfully assembled and ready to go from American Pizza Mfg., the “family-focused pizza and pasta concept” he opened in July at 7402 La Jolla Blvd.

For La Jollans Doreen Schonbrun and Phyllis Epstein, advocating for the arts in education isn’t a job, it’s a passion.

“It’s been a good life,” La Jolla Shores resident Linda Olson said of the one she’s built with the help of her husband after surviving an accident 41 years ago that left her a triple amputee.

The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, a division of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, began its 2020-21 “Arts & Ideas” season this month in an entirely virtual format designed to provide high-quality viewing experiences.

As restaurants have taken their tables and chairs outside during the coronavirus pandemic, La Jolla artist Paula McColl has taken to her canvases and brushes to paint them, and showed three such La Jolla works at a one-night exhibition Oct. 13 at Bistro du Marché on Girard Avenue.

The La Jolla Light presents this continuing series of online activities to undertake on your computer or tablet during your quarantine quandary.

Business Spotlight: To kick off a season that will likely be one for the history books, the San Diego Opera will present a production that has stood the test of time.

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