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  • Museum demolishes Shepherd house

    Museum demolishes Shepherd house

    Built in the 1940s by noted architect Thomas Shepherd for former stage actress Alma Skinner — and visited in the early ‘80s by Oscar-winning actor Marlon Brando — the house at 636 Prospect St. was demolished recently as part of the latest expansion of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego,

  • LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    Your name on a Conrad seat Seats at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center are also for sale ... in a different way. The La Jolla Music Society (LJMS) is selling the naming rights to plaques that will adorn the arms of all 513 chairs in the Baker-Baum Concert Hall. These rights are not permanent,...

  • La Jolla Crime and Public-Safety News: Jan. 24 - Police offer tips for theft prevention; weekly list of incidents reported to San Diego Police

    La Jolla Crime and Public-Safety News: Jan. 24 - Police offer tips for theft prevention; weekly list of incidents reported to San Diego Police

    Police offer tips for theft prevention Although the holiday shopping season has come and gone, vehicle break-ins continue in La Jolla (see Police Blotter below), so the Police Department has several suggestions to keep your car — and belongings — off thieves’ radar: Don’t leave valuables in the...

  • THE BRUSH-OFF: Are La Jollans ignoring canyon fire code?

    THE BRUSH-OFF: Are La Jollans ignoring canyon fire code?

    Wildfire danger continues to threaten La Jolla’s canyons, as it does many other areas across Southern California. But preventing devastating wildfires such as last year’s Camp Fire — the worst in California history, which killed 86 people and destroyed nearly 14,000 Butte County residences — requires,...

  • La Jolla developers set precedent, issuing findings with no applicant or rep present

    La Jolla developers set precedent, issuing findings with no applicant or rep present

    Nothing less than the worth of the community-input process itself was reviewed at the Jan. 15 La Jolla Development Permit Review Committee (DPR) meeting at the Rec Center. During the meeting, DPR voted unanimously against a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) and Site Development Permit (SDP) for...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Jan. 24

    La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Jan. 24

    The Best Medicine The community is invited to start the week laughing by participating in free Laughter Wellness sessions, 10 a.m. Mondays at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The class incorporates yoga breathing, belly laughs and more. (858) 552-1657. lajollalibrary.org Thursday, Jan. 24 Sunrise...

  • LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    City Council approves UCSD fire station As expected, the San Diego City Council approved construction of the first on-campus fire station at UC San Diego. Slated for the intersection of North Torrey Pines Road and Northpoint Driveway, the 10,500-square-foot facility will serve students, faculty,...

  • La Jollans Daniel and Mary McSweeney give $1.5 million to help fund new engineering building at Cathedral Catholic High School

    La Jollans Daniel and Mary McSweeney give $1.5 million to help fund new engineering building at Cathedral Catholic High School

    Cathedral Catholic High School (CCHS), 5555 Del Mar Heights Road, dedicated its new Daniel and Mary McSweeney Engineering Building at a ceremony Jan. 9. The complex will support the growing pre-engineering program at the school, which provides students with the skills needed to succeed in classes...

  • Open park gates still trouble La Jolla Shores board

    At the start of the New Year, it seemed as though the La Jolla Shores Association’s (LJSA) longtime request to have the City’s Park & Rec Department lock the gates at night to the Kellogg Park parking lot for security reasons would be answered. After all, District 1 City Council member Barbara...

  • HASTA LA JOLLA? Rec Center’s beloved Nicole may move on

    HASTA LA JOLLA? Rec Center’s beloved Nicole may move on

    That pleasant and knowledgeable presence occupying the La Jolla Recreation Center office for the past six-and-a-half years has left the building. Possibly for good. This week, Nicole Otjens started as trial director of the Nobel Athletic Fields & Recreation Center in San Diego. She applied for...

  • LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    La Jolla Shores previews its new map The Friends of La Jolla Shores (FOLJS) and the Walter Munk Foundation for the Oceans invite the public to preview the new “Map of the Grand Canyons of La Jolla,” on New Year’s Day at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The 2,400-square-foot mosaic — fabricated...

  • LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    Walter Munk speaks at Point Loma Nazarene How do you land the internationally legendary oceanographer Walter Munk as a guest speaker for your administrative communications class at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU)? Easy: Be the daughter of one of the founders of the Walter Munk Foundation...

  • La Jolla Crime and Public-Safety News: Truck collides into police cruiser; Police add scooter-riding laws to enforcement guide; Weekly list of incidents reported to police

    La Jolla Crime and Public-Safety News: Truck collides into police cruiser; Police add scooter-riding laws to enforcement guide; Weekly list of incidents reported to police

    Officer injured in La Jolla crash A San Diego police officer was hospitalized after being involved in a crash the night of Dec. 12 in La Jolla, police said. The collision took place a little after 7:20 p.m. at the intersection of Draper Avenue and Pearl Street, in front of Copy Cove and Wahoo’s...

  • Council member Barbara Bry files in San Diego Mayor’s race

    Council member Barbara Bry files in San Diego Mayor’s race

    La Jolla resident, Democrat and District 1 City Council representative Barbara Bry filed a candidate intention statement to run for San Diego Mayor in the 2020 election last week. If elected, Bry would be San Diego’s third female mayor since the office began in 1850 (fourth if you count Toni Atkin’s...

  • Cindy Greatrex pleads guilty to grand theft: La Jollan must pay back $68K to Rec Center

    Cindy Greatrex pleads guilty to grand theft: La Jollan must pay back $68K to Rec Center

    La Jolla resident and civic volunteer Cindy Greatrex pleaded guilty to grand theft and great takings (which carries additional penalties) in San Diego Superior Court Dec. 17, in the charge of stealing more than $67,000 from La Jolla Recreation Center funds. Her legal representation and San Diego...

  • La Jolla Elementary School hosts dyslexia expert

    La Jolla Elementary School hosts dyslexia expert

    Literacy coach Katherine Casey Spengler spoke to La Jolla Elementary School parents and a handful of dyslexic adults Dec. 14 about the complex brain mechanics associated with dyslexia, and ways they can help facilitate their child’s learning.

  • Brooks Bros. reopens grandly in La Jolla on Girard

    Brooks Bros. reopens grandly in La Jolla on Girard

    Brooks Brothers opened its new La Jolla location, 7824 Girard Ave., in style with a Dec. 12 party featuring complimentary wine, hors d'oeuvres and live music. “This new store is something we’re really proud of,” said manager Duane Sizemore, who cut the ribbon an hour into the celebration inside...

  • 76 station redevelopment stalled but not out of gas in La Jolla

    76 station redevelopment stalled but not out of gas in La Jolla

    Questions as to when the shuttered 76 Unocal gas station at 801 Pearl St. would be demolished and replaced were addressed recently during a return phone call the 'Light' received from property owner Mark Conger.

  • La Jolla developers recommend Windansea belvedere, Marengo defends Coast Walk house

    La Jolla developers recommend Windansea belvedere, Marengo defends Coast Walk house

    At its Dec. 11 meeting, the La Jolla Development Permit Review (DPR) Committee voted unanimously to recommend that the City approve reconstructing the historic Windansea belvedere shade structure built adjacent to the Kolmar Street stairs around 1912 and, if at all permissible, to expedite the...

  • There’s something in the water: Cross-town girls water polo rivalry strong in La Jolla

    There’s something in the water: Cross-town girls water polo rivalry strong in La Jolla

    At the start of the new year, the first of two of legendary cross-town rivalry games will begin, when the La Jolla High School Vikings and The Bishop’s School Knights square off for girls water polo matches. Game one is 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 at La Jolla High, 750 Nautilus St. and the second is...

  • Luna’s safe return is a ‘Christmas miracle’ for Stuart family of La Jolla

    Luna’s safe return is a ‘Christmas miracle’ for Stuart family of La Jolla

    Modern technology and good old-fashioned Good Samaritan-ship came together to give the Stuart family of Upper Hermosa what they call a “Christmas miracle”: the return of their dog, Luna, after she went missing on Dec. 8.

  • La Jolla Merchants strategize

    La Jolla Merchants strategize

    Several key suggestions came out of the La Jolla Village Merchants Association's Dec. 12 strategic planning session at the Riford Library.

  • La Jolla Historical Society: Archives, exhibits and more

    La Jolla Historical Society: Archives, exhibits and more

    BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: The La Jolla Historical Society (LJHS) is where the past has a conversation with the present, according to Executive Director Heath Fox. The non-profit was created in 1964 and is housed in three historic buildings on the corner of Prospect Street and Eads Avenue. The 1904 Wisteria...

  • Art or ad? Car display in La Jolla raises community questions

    Art or ad? Car display in La Jolla raises community questions

    A decorative marquee over the O’Gara Coach and McClaren car dealership at 7440 La Jolla Blvd. is causing some debate in the community: Some consider it a piece of art that does not merit any local review, others say it is an unpermitted billboard that is disruptively lit at night. The image, hoisted...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Dec. 20

    Thursday, Dec. 20 Sunrise Rotary Club of La Jolla meets, 7 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. Silver Age Yoga, 9 a.m. Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Donation suggested. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org Small business consulting, 9 a.m. Riford Library, 7555...

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