April 22, 2021


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Megan McArthur earned her Ph.D. in oceanography from UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla around the same time she trained to explore a much vaster frontier: space.

While the San Diego city budget has some big problems to tackle with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on business and tourism, projects big and small in La Jolla are still getting attention.

Some of La Jolla’s businesses are taking what the state and county required of them in order to operate and carrying it forward even after the pandemic ends.

A T-Mobile cell tower in Cliffridge Park is slated to remain for 10 more years after the La Jolla Shores Permit Review Committee lent its support to a permit extension during its April 19 meeting.

Check out the available summer camps around San Diego County.


“Everyone has a Butch story.” So says author Douglas Cavanaugh about surfer Butch Van Artsdalen.

If the state continues on its path to end the tier system of COVID-19-related restrictions and fully reopen June 15, La Jolla will be ready to celebrate in a big way — with the return of its beloved Fourth of July fireworks display over The Cove.

On April 7, 1922, the La Jolla Light printed its first issue, according to “La Jolla: The Story of a Community 1887-1987” by Patricia Schaelchlin.

Camarada’s previously announced audience-free April 24 livestreamed Stevie Wonder tribute concert has been moved to 7 p.m. April 16 with a limited number of in-person ticket holders.

When it comes to training in the higher-level competitive gymnastics that Victor Joulin-Batejat has reached, the hardest part isn’t developing tremendous physical strength or committing to hours of practice.

The La Jolla Light presents this continuing series of online activities to undertake on your computer or tablet during your quarantine quandary. • The UC San Diego economics department presents “Memory and Financial Decisions” at 8 a.m.

Beata Mierzwa is integrating her passion for science with her penchant for creativity and sharing that passion with younger females to encourage them to pursue their own interests.

La Jolla may have a climate that makes it possible to dine outdoors year-round, but that doesn’t mean local restaurants are turning down the opportunity to bring patrons back indoors.

Though California plans to allow indoor live events and performances to resume with capacity limitations starting Thursday, April 15, some of La Jolla’s performance venues are not ready to fling their doors open just yet.


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)

Rishi Deka, a UC San Diego postdoctoral researcher in radiation medicine and an award-winning photojournalist, has taken to creating what he calls “psychedelic abstract photography” in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

A new mural is adding its “visual lexicon” to The Village, and its creator hopes it will offer La Jolla viewers something “playful and light.”

While the COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a new era of screen time — Zoom teleconferencing, more Netflix than anyone thought possible and FaceTime as a way to socialize — it also seems to have brought out a lot of authors and other creatives in our own backyard.

Two local women have embarked on a La Jolla-based nonprofit organization aimed at helping struggling artists turn their creativity into full-time work.