Art

  • Blondes on Beers: Culture Brewing in Ocean Beach celebrates the classics and the community

    Blondes on Beers: Culture Brewing in Ocean Beach celebrates the classics and the community

    Blondes on Beers: In the brewing community, the word "Culture" can mean two things: on one hand, culture can mean the qualities and attitudes of a given community; on the other, it can mean the yeast that ferments in a beer to turn sugar into alcohol. Hoping to hit on both definitions, Culture...

  • In Good Taste: Little Lion Café in Ocean Beach grows up to be a roaring success

    In Good Taste: Little Lion Café in Ocean Beach grows up to be a roaring success

    In Good Taste: Opening the Little Lion Café in Ocean Beach was a childhood dream come true for the Coulon sisters — Chef Anne-Marie, Jacqueline and Dominique. From the day they were toddlers, the sisters said they would "play restaurant" in their grandparents' iconic eatery, the Belgian Lion —...

  • OH! LA JOLLA: 16 Jewel gems make Open House San Diego’s top-architecture tour

    OH! LA JOLLA: 16 Jewel gems make Open House San Diego’s top-architecture tour

    The doors to 16 La Jolla buildings will swing open for Open House (OH!) San Diego Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24. Entering its fourth year, the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s tour of 100-plus sites includes La Jolla for the first time as a distinct geographical entity. The La Jolla...

  • Kitchen Shrink: A few of my favorite spring things

    Kitchen Shrink: A few of my favorite spring things

    KITCHEN SHRINK: So, we're having some soggy days and cooler temps, but look what this season is heralding — spring training and March Madness, a stream of festivals, an inspiration for decluttering, planting a garden, taking a leisurely evening walk as daylight lengthens, and shopping for the new...

  • Another addition to Waverly Gate Wall is complete in La Jolla

    Another addition to Waverly Gate Wall is complete in La Jolla

    The installation of a new section on the Waverly Gate Community Wall (at the Waverly Street entrance ramp to the grassy park behind Bird Rock Elementary) was finished and dedicated in early March. Many Bird Rock merchants and residents participated by purchasing a commemorative tile in 2018 and...

  • Chef Dominic switches tables — to Barbarella Restaurant in La Jolla Shores

    Chef Dominic switches tables — to Barbarella Restaurant in La Jolla Shores

    Dominic Tedesesco isn’t letting the closure of his La Jolla restaurant, Dominic’s Table, spoil his soup. For the past two weeks, he’s been working as the head chef at Barbarella Restaurant, 2171 Avenida De La Playa, and he says he feels appreciated in the position and delighted to be making a difference....

  • REINSTALLING HER PASSION: La Jollan Maggie Shen has a change of art

    REINSTALLING HER PASSION: La Jollan Maggie Shen has a change of art

    It was a frog that first convinced La Jolla resident Maggie Shen to become a fine artist. Shen, 39, had enjoyed making art since her parents exposed her to it as a child in suburban Taipei, Taiwan. But she had planned on becoming a veterinarian — a choice that her school district required all students...

  • Ceramics capture the imagination of local artist Skoby Joe

    Ceramics capture the imagination of local artist Skoby Joe

    People in Your Neighborhood: The "People in Your Neighborhood" series shines a spotlight on locals we all wish we knew more about! If you know someone you'd like us to profile, e-mail editor@lajollalight.com or call us at (858) 875-5950. For Joseph Skoby, his art career started when he was 14 —...

  • Kitchen Shrink: How to be Irish for a Day

    Kitchen Shrink: How to be Irish for a Day

    KITCHEN SHRINK: Growing up I remember our family would celebrate St. Paddy's Day with a giant shamrock-shaped cake to pay tribute to Ireland's patron saint, as well as my baby brother, a laddie who was born on March 17. Along with our Celtic complexion, hazel eyes, and auburn hair, I always felt...

  • La Jolla Playhouse's 'Diana' is witty, provocative, but rushes past its subject

    La Jolla Playhouse's 'Diana' is witty, provocative, but rushes past its subject

    THEATER REVIEW: If you're feeling protective of the British royal family, prepare to clutch your pearls. (If you're a member of the British royal family, have someone clutch them for you.) The world-premiere La Jolla Playhouse musical "Diana," a high-gloss but lo-cal paean to a princess, serves...

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