May 8, 2021


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After years of complaints being blown around about gas-powered leaf blowers, representatives of several local groups have begun meeting to explore forming a coalition to combat the noise and environmental effects.

Hoping to find quantitative data that can measure the impact of short-term rentals under the city of San Diego’s new ordinance, the La Jolla Community Planning Association will work with the Ocean Beach Planning Board on a set of metrics to submit to the city.

With four weeks of in-person learning completed and most students on campus four days a week following a 13-month pandemic-related closure, the five San Diego Unified School District schools that make up the La Jolla Cluster have reported a total of four cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, as of May 7.

With a UC San Diego expert forecasting flooding in La Jolla with nearly every high tide by the end of the century, San Diego City Councilman Joe LaCava said battling climate change, and specifically local sea-level rise, will take an approach combining “science, collaboration and grassroots advocacy.”

Check out the available summer camps around San Diego County.


In a school year characterized by unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the five public schools in La Jolla have chosen their Teachers of the Year for 2021.

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.”

“A woman who speaks is a woman with power,” says Katya Azzam, who coaches the Rhyme and Reason speech and debate team of eight middle school students, most of whom attend Muirlands Middle School in La Jolla.

The winners of the statewide Climate Video Challenge are in, and the creators of two of the top three videos hail from La Jolla.

Ken King, Carol Studebaker and about a dozen other residents of the White Sands La Jolla retirement community are trying to metamorphosize the way their generation views the environment.

La Jollan Lucas Leaverton is turning his passion for tricks on his skateboard into entrepreneurship to help spread his message that skateboarding encourages community and creativity.

The La Jolla Light presents this continuing series of online activities to undertake on your computer or tablet during your quarantine quandary. • The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the San Diego Museum of Art present the 21st annual Axline Lecture featuring internationally acclaimed architect Annabelle Selldorf at 5 p.m.

Earth Day 2021 brought more than a dozen volunteers to the La Jolla coast for a beach cleanup — the first such in-person effort organized by the Sierra Club Seal Society of San Diego since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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)

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.