May 16, 2021

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Care for La Jolla’s parks and open spaces, as well as those across San Diego City Council District 1, took center stage at Councilman Joe LaCava’s budget town hall May 12.

The La Jolla Shores Association voted May 12 to ask the La Jolla Traffic & Transportation Board for suggestions to improve what Shores resident Michael McCormack called “a real danger zone.”

The La Jolla Village Merchants Association is taking a step back from the idea to close Wall Street to vehicles and create a pedestrian plaza, so it can fully flesh out a longer-term plan for the space.

Check out the available summer camps around San Diego County.

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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.

La Jolla resident Rayan Hourani writes that “over the years, excessive accumulated litter and garbage has been a worsening issue in La Jolla and especially on La Jolla Parkway, the main entrance corridor.”

The mayor vows to fully restore service within a year, but officials say staffing challenges prevent anything sooner.

After being dark for six months, The Lot La Jolla’s movie theaters are lighted up once again — until show time, that is.

The La Jolla Light presents this continuing series of online activities to undertake on your computer or tablet during your quarantine quandary. • UC San Diego presents “Empowering Community Through Reflection and Recognition,” the kickoff to its 15th-anniversary Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration at noon Thursday, May 6, online.

Josephine “Jo Bobbie” MacConnell Showley, a consummate hostess and the last surviving founding member of the women’s philanthropy Las Patronas, turned 100 on April 11, celebrating with immediate family members at her home in La Jolla.

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.

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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.

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