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  • La Jolla Light Crime and Public-Safety News: Nov. 15

    La Jolla Light Crime and Public-Safety News: Nov. 15

    Car/bicycle collision causes minor injuries Only minor injuries were reported following a collision between a car and a bicyclist the afternoon of Nov. 7 at the intersection of Girard Avenue and Pearl Street, which drew police presence. The victim was transported for care, and Sgt. Josh Odom told...

  • La Jolla Country Day students create 2,000 ceramic butterflies for Holocaust remembrance project

    La Jolla Country Day students create 2,000 ceramic butterflies for Holocaust remembrance project

    For the first time, the entirety of La Jolla Country Day School participated in a commemoration and remembrance of children lost in the Holocaust, through The Butterfly Project, Nov. 9 on its campus at 9490 Genesee Ave. The event included speakers, concerts, readings and painting sessions — and...

  • Judge gives Hillel Center in La Jolla green-light

    Judge gives Hillel Center in La Jolla green-light

    The Center will serve as a “center for Jewish life and Jewish students at UCSD” with a three-building, 6,479 square-foot on a triangular parcel of land at the corner of Torrey Pines Road at La Jolla Village Drive.

  • La Jolla Town Council examines ups and downs of drones

    La Jolla Town Council examines ups and downs of drones

    Community meetings in San Diego have been known to drone on, but none has ever quite done it like the La Lolla Town Council’s on Nov. 8. The meeting was dedicated almost entirely to demystifying drones. It even began with an hour-long flying demonstration by a professional drone aviator.

  • Judge affirms MAD decision, grants go-ahead

    San Diego Superior Court Judge Randa Trapp has affirmed her decision in favor of a Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) for La Jolla, clearing the way for Enhance La Jolla’s plans to establish the MAD to move forward. Since late 2016, Judge Trapp has heard arguments back and forth in the case...

  • Bird Rock’s 2018 round-up focuses on roundabouts

    Bird Rock’s 2018 round-up focuses on roundabouts

    At its final 2018 meeting, held Nov. 8 at the La Jolla Masonic Lodge, the Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC) asked board members and the public to suggest big-picture ideas it can take on to improve life in Bird Rock. BRCC president John Newsam cited Bird Rock’s five roundabouts, which help calm...

  • Bird Rock students experience power of giving

    Bird Rock students experience power of giving

    Teacher Kristi Nelson’s first-grade class at Bird Rock Elementary performs one act of community outreach per month. Recently, the students were thanked, via Skype, by the state school superintendent for North Carolina for donating supplies to schools flooded by Hurricane Florence in September.

  • Voices from Election Day morning in La Jolla

    Voices from Election Day morning in La Jolla

    The polls were busier on Tuesday than they had been in previous mid-term elections — at least according to poll workers at La Jolla’s All Hallows Catholic Church and La Jolla Christian Fellowship. Each polling place reported about 70 voters from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., which workers seemed pleased with...

  • Six ways to commemorate Veterans Day in La Jolla and around San Diego

    Six ways to commemorate Veterans Day in La Jolla and around San Diego

    How to spend Veterans Day around San Diego...

  • LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    Christmas parade ready to roll Dec. 2 Catch this year’s La Jolla Christmas Parade 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. As in previous years, it will begin on Girard Avenue, moving west from Kline Street to Prospect Street, where it will turn left and end at the La Jolla Recreation Center. What’s different...

  • New Torrey Pines Road pedestrian crossing raises questions in La Jolla

    New Torrey Pines Road pedestrian crossing raises questions in La Jolla

    The recently installed pedestrian-activated blinking crosswalk installed across Torrey Pines Road between Pottery Park Driveway and Ardath Lane has raised a number of questions. On the one hand, employees and guests of the nearby La Jolla Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, at 2552 Torrey Pines...

  • Coastal Commission OKs Princess Street easements, decorative pavers in La Jolla

    Coastal Commission OKs Princess Street easements, decorative pavers in La Jolla

    A long-sought beach access at Princess Street in La Jolla got one step closer by a vote of the California Coastal Commission (CCC) during its Oct. 11 meeting at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside hotel – albeit with some conditions. The CCC was tasked with reviewing a request from 7957 Princess St....

  • La Jolla students embark on 'Senior Assassin' game

    La Jolla students embark on 'Senior Assassin' game

    The objective of the game is simply to not be squirted with a water gun. But once a student steps off campus, they are fair game unless they wear some form of floatation device as “immunity.” Students are assigned secret “targets” that they must get within a certain period of time.

  • La Jolla Foundation members fund teachers following low enrollment

    La Jolla Foundation members fund teachers following low enrollment

    Two anonymous angels, through the Foundation of La Jolla High School, saved what could have been a disruptive shake-up in student scheduling this year. On Sept. 30, it was announced the enrollment numbers were lower than projected and the San Diego Unified School District was slated to cut at least...

  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography assistant vice chancellor departs, search on for replacement

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography assistant vice chancellor departs, search on for replacement

    After just over two years, assistant vice chancellor of finance and operations at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Steven Gallagher has quietly stepped down from his position and has relocated to Texas. As part of her report to the La Jolla Shores Association, UC San Diego...

  • BADGE COMPANY: La Jolla Town Council questions and honors fire and police

    BADGE COMPANY: La Jolla Town Council questions and honors fire and police

    La Jolla Town Council’s (LJTC) Oct. 11 meeting at the La Jolla Rec Center was studded with brass — including Northern Division captain Tina Williams and six members of her department, San Diego Fire & Rescue chief Colin Stowell and new San Diego lifeguard chief James Gartland. The meeting was dedicated...

  • School safety message from Board of Education member Mark Powell

    School safety message from Board of Education member Mark Powell

    Guest Commentary / Our Readers Write: As La Jolla 's elected member on the San Diego County Office of Education Board (and a past-president of the La Jolla Sunrise Rotary), I'd like to provide you with information on the support services the County Board of Education provides our schools. I am...

  • Special preview: La Jolla Shores' Map installation goes on display

    Special preview: La Jolla Shores' Map installation goes on display

    Using the LithoMosaic process Brailsford invented, small tiles are pieced together to create mosaics of the marine life found out at sea off the coast of La Jolla Shores as an educational display, and uses different shades of blue to represent the different ocean depths.

  • La Jolla Village Merchants welcome new director, bid prez adieu

    La Jolla Village Merchants welcome new director, bid prez adieu

    The La Jolla Village Merchants Association (LJVMA) introduced its newly hired executive director, Jodi Rudick, to the public and to most board members, at its Oct. 10 meeting at the Riford Library. Rudick, who most recently managed publicity and promotions for the Lawrence Family Jewish Community...

  • LOCAL BOY MAKES WAVES: La Jolla surfer Skip McCullough catches big break

    LOCAL BOY MAKES WAVES: La Jolla surfer Skip McCullough catches big break

    “Way to go, Skippy!” reads the sign, drawn in blue and pink magic marker and nailed to a tree in front of a Bird Rock house. Its 22-year-old subject is in the backyard, celebrating with 100 of his friends and relatives the highlight of his life so far. A week earlier, McCullough trounced 128 comers...

  • Bird Rock Community Council update

    Bird Rock Community Council update

    At the Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC) meeting Oct. 2 at Bird Rock Elementary, Coastal Overlook Committee co-chairs Don Schmidt and Mary Lynn Hyde updated the board on a suggestion formulated at their monthly meeting: have a friends-of fund under the BRCC umbrella temporarily perform overlook...

  • Football: Bishop's Knights takes down La Jolla Country Day Torreys

    Football: Bishop's Knights takes down La Jolla Country Day Torreys

    Although The Bishop’s School Knights and La Jolla Country Day School Torreys football teams were almost evenly matched when they faced off Friday night, the Knights brought an aggressive, lopsided win home: 51-19. The Knights used a diverse selection of trick plays, running game, long passes, quarterback...

  • La Jolla News Nuggets

    La Jolla News Nuggets

    New Lifeguard chief chosen The City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD) has appointed James Gartland its new lifeguard division chief. Gartland has served as interim chief for the past six months. “We have some of the best public-safety professionals in the country so it should come as no...

  • Mary, Star of the Sea rings in the old at La Jolla church

    Mary, Star of the Sea rings in the old at La Jolla church

    Mary, Star of the Sea, at 7713 Girard Ave., got its bell fixed. Two cracks were repaired by North County Custom Builders of Encinitas, who removed and then re-situated the brass ringer in its belfry. The bell is believed to be original to La Jolla’s oldest Catholic Church, built in 1937. But it...

  • La Jolla Light Crime and Public Safety News: List of incidents reported to police, Sept. 11-Oct. 1

    La Jolla Light Crime and Public Safety News: List of incidents reported to police, Sept. 11-Oct. 1

    Police Blotter Sept. 11 DUI: Alcohol, 1100 block Turquoise St., 11:20 p.m. Sept. 13 DUI: Alcohol, 1100 block Turquoise St., 2:34 a.m. DUI: Alcohol, 1200 block West Muirlands Drive, 9:56 p.m. Sept. 20 Vehicle break-in/theft, 5100 block La Jolla Blvd., 8:35 p.m. Sept. 24 Grand theft, 6700 block Neptune...

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