June 19, 2021


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The La Jolla Shores Association voted unanimously to ask the city of San Diego to install crosswalks with flashing beacons and pedestrian striping and signage at various intersections throughout the coastal portion of The Shores at a special LJSA meeting June 18.

San Diego Gas & Electric Co. is planning a new project in La Jolla to place power cables underground and says it will restart another La Jolla undergrounding project previously stalled due to the city of San Diego’s summer construction moratorium and its then-unnegotiated utility franchise agreement.

Calling the current state of Nautilus Street “utterly atrocious,” La Jolla architect and urbanist Trace Wilson presented ideas to beautify the part of the street between Muirlands Drive and Fay Avenue at the La Jolla Traffic & Transportation Board’s June 16 meeting.

Despite a lawsuit trying to stop it, organizers of La Jolla’s planned Fourth of July fireworks said the event is going to happen.

Check out the available summer camps around San Diego County.


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.

“We’re always maturing as readers and writers,” said Lenore Ringler, adding that literacy learning starts in infancy.

On June 8, 1887, construction began on one of the first houses built in La Jolla, according to “This Day in San Diego History” by Linda Pequegnat.

Eight La Jolla students will be – virtually – travelling to our state’s capitol for the American Legion’s Boys State program this month for a hands-on, realistic experience in civic responsibility.

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. • UC San Diego’s African and African-American Studies Research Center presents its 27th annual awards banquet at 4 p.m.


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)