Jan. 16, 2021


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A total of 245 students have tested positive since the winter quarter began Jan. 4. Eighty-five percent of the 109 infected students living on campus went home for the holidays.

The COVID-19 pandemic continued to cast a shadow as the La Jolla Village Merchants Association approved its strategic plan for the coming year during its Jan. 13 meeting, its first of 2021.

The Village in La Jolla is losing two businesses: Karl Strauss Brewing Co. at 1044 Wall St. and San Diego Fly Rides bike shop at 7444 Girard Ave.

The La Jolla Shores Association voted to approve a local group’s recommendations for improving the city of San Diego’s proposed parks master plan.


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

To share the healing and connective power of music, a group of students at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla formed Melodies for Remedies at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to bring virtual concerts to people in assisted living facilities and hospitals.

Last year was tough for many, but for La Jollan Jake Weiss, 10, it was the year he achieved his goal: to rank in the top 10 in the U.S.

A La Jolla woman has come forward as the originator of the “Rosemont Trading Post” following the structure’s mysterious appearance last month on the La Jolla Bike Path.

Although the 2020 La Jolla Cove 10-Mile Relay was canceled out of caution due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the swim still wanted to raise money for the charities the event supports.

As coronavirus cases surge countywide, two local teenagers are working to help two industries that have been heavily affected: health care and restaurants.

Dozens of brave people from across San Diego County gathered Jan. 1 for a scaled-down pandemic version of one of their favorite traditions: celebrating the new year by splashing in cold ocean water at La Jolla Shores.

When Preuss School eighth-grader Arely Gómez Hernández submitted her play “The Fight for a Dream” for possible inclusion in the Plays by Young Writers Festival, she had no expectation that her manuscript would be anything but part of a class assignment.

Unlike the chalk messages drawn on the La Jolla Bike Path in recent months, a new, less ephemeral structure has appeared.

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

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.

When the COVID-19 pandemic sent everyone into lockdown, senior citizens — a population deemed among most the vulnerable — were hit especially hard.


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

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.

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.