Events

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Feb. 21

    Shop ’Til You Drop St. James by-the-Sea’s 87th annual White Elephant Sale will offer gently-used clothing, jewelry, antiques, housewares, books, art and furniture to the Parish Hall, Silverado Street at Eads Avenue, and Cuvier Club, 7776 Eads Ave. ‘First Choice Night’ 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 ($15...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Feb. 14

    Growing Groundcovers Mike from Green Meadow Growers will talk about sedges, sedums and grasses (and what they can do for your garden), with tables of samples for sale at the next La Jolla Garden Club meeting, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave. lajollagardenclub.org...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Feb. 7

    Barbara Bry to Speak at Kiwanis Club meeting District 1 City Council member and La Jolla resident Barbara Bry will be the featured speaker at the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla meeting, noon, Friday, Feb. 8 at La Jolla Presbyterian Church, 7715 Draper Ave. The event includes lunch, brief club business...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Jan. 31

    Blood Drives This Week UC San Diego and the San Diego Blood Bank have partnered to host three days of blood drives from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5; Wednesday, Feb. 6 and Thursday, Feb. 7. The bloodmobile will be parked on the campus’ Library Walk, 9500 Gilman Drive. Donors must show picture...

  • La Jolla merchants board ratifies plan for a busy 2019

    La Jolla merchants board ratifies plan for a busy 2019

    It promises to be a busy 2019 for the La Jolla Village Merchants Association (LJVMA) board, which ratified a 21-point strategic plan at its Jan. 9 meeting at the Riford Library. High among the plan’s goals were new revenue streams, including a new associate membership for local merchants lacking...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Jan. 17

    ‘Angst’ Screens La Jolla Cluster Association will present a screening and panel discussion of the film ‘Angst,’ 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 in the La Jolla High School auditorium, 750 Nautilus St. The documentary includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts, parents and Olympic swimmer...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Jan. 10

    Thursday, Jan. 10 Sunrise Rotary 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. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org Small business consulting, 9 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave....

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Jan. 3

    Drones for Good The San Diego Chapter of the American Cetacean Society presents Domenic Biagini speaking on ‘Drones for Good,’ 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Sumner Auditorium in La Jolla Shores Drive. Biagini will discuss how non-research photography drones have dramatically changed the whale watching...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Dec. 27

    Documentary Screens Watch and discuss ‘Christmas Tech,’ a documentary film about the technological advances that change the way we decorate for the holidays (think the elaborate Macy’s window display in Herald Square), view the holidays and give gifts for the holidays, 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Dec. 13

    La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Dec. 13

    Lunch with Santa Lunch with Santa is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at the La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. Remember to register early and bring a camera; the event includes lunch, face painting and cookie decorating. Parents may only reserve a spot for their own children. (858) 552-1658....

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Dec. 6

    Community Celebration The Children’s Pool Plaza unveiling celebration is 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at the sidewalk area near the lifeguard tower, 834 Coast Blvd. Festivities include a chance to walk the improved sidewalk above Children’s Pool, music by DJ Ron Jones, onsite book check-out with La...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Nov. 29

    Holiday Bargains St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church’s Christmas Bazaar runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at 743 Prospect St. Find gently used decorations, collectibles, gift ideas, ornaments, clothing and more at bargain prices. Sunday, there will...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Nov. 22

    Thursday, Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Day Sunrise Rotary Club of La Jolla meets, 7 a.m. The Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino Del Oro. $20. (619) 992-9449. Balance & Mobility exercise class, 10:30 a.m. Chateau La Jolla, 233 Prospect St. (858) 459-4451. trobinson@chateaulajollainn.com Pool Exercise, 10:45 a.m....

  • 2018 San Diego Asian Film Festival is the biggest to date: 160-plus movies to screen Nov. 8-17

    2018 San Diego Asian Film Festival is the biggest to date: 160-plus movies to screen Nov. 8-17

    The Asian-American community has been riding a wave of success in the media arts lately, after many years of neglect. This summer, two Asian-American films — "Crazy Rich Asians" and "Searching" — scored extremely well ($227 million and $65 million respectively) at the box office, bringing Asian-American...

  • 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 Light Community Calendar: Nov. 15

    Gobble Gobble The annual and audible UC San Diego tradition of its Turkey Calling Show is noon, Wednesday Nov. 21 Seuss Room, Geisel Library, 9500 Gilman Drive (at Library Walk). Learn turkey-calling techniques and participate in an old-school radio broadcast filled with music and stories. Free!...

  • 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.

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Nov. 8

    Thursday, Nov. 8 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. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org Small business consulting, 9 a.m. Riford Library, 7555 Draper...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Nov. 1

    Harvest Festival Sunday The 5th annual Fall Harvest Festival, hosted by La Jolla Presbyterian Church, runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. A $10 wristband provides access to pony rides, petting zoo, rock climbing wall, face painting, jump houses and games. There...

  • Chill in the air or chill down your spine? Halloween events across La Jolla celebrate the season

    Chill in the air or chill down your spine? Halloween events across La Jolla celebrate the season

    Whether spooky or sweet, haunting or hilarious, there are events in La Jolla and across San Diego that celebrate the spirited season for children of all ages.

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Oct. 25

    Thursday, Oct. 25 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. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Donation suggested. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org Small business consulting, 9 a.m. Riford Library,...

  • La Jolla News Nuggets

    La Jolla News Nuggets

    La Jolla hosts Challenged Athletes Foundation event This weekend, the Challenged Athletes Foundation’s (CAF) 25th San Diego Triathlon Challenge will stage several events in La Jolla. These include the 2018 Million Dollar Challenge on Friday, Oct. 19, in which a record 166 cyclists — including 18...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Oct. 18

    Parks Master Plan workshop Held alongside the La Jolla Parks and Beaches, Inc. meeting 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, the City of San Diego invites the public to its Parks Master Plan workshop at La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. Suggestions and contributions to the City’s next Parks Master Plan,...

  • LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    Celebration of lifeguards at next Town Council meeting This month’s La Jolla Town Council meeting will feature a public-safety forum honoring the three lifeguards — James Earnest, Aaron Estess and Shane McIntyre — who saved a Texas tourist on June 9. (Ian Black, 35, was swimming at WindanSea when...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Oct. 11

    Brews with Bry Raise a (pint) glass with District 1 City Council member Barbara Bry when she hosts ‘Brews with Bry,’ to discuss community issues, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at Absolution by the Sea, 7536 Fay Ave. RSVP requested by Oct. 15 to: lfleming@sandiego.gov Thursday, Oct. 11 Sunrise Rotary...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: May 17

    Salk Talk Psychiatrist Jonathan Salk, son of Jonas Salk, developer of the polio vaccine, will host a book signing and discussion, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24 at Geisel Library, 9500 Gilman Drive, off Library Walk on UCSD campus. In the new book “A New Reality: Human Evolution for a Sustainable Future,”...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: May 10

    Tennis Time, Ladies! The return of five defending singles champions will highlight the USTA National Women’s Senior 50-90 Hard Court Tennis Championships, with matches 8 a.m. May 10-11 and 9 a.m. May 12-13 at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, 2000 Spindrift Drive. The top competitors (ages 50 to 90+)...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: May 3

    Surf’s Up Kids! The Menehune Youth Surf Contest is back, Saturday, May 5 at La Jolla Shores with longboard and shortboard divisions for ages 7-18, plus super-menehunes for ages 6 and younger. Details at ljssa.org Muirlands Family Fun Muirlands Rocks, the annual festival for incoming sixth-graders...

  • ASIAN FILM FEST SPRING SHOWCASE: Women in director’s chair

    ASIAN FILM FEST SPRING SHOWCASE: Women in director’s chair

    The eighth annual San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase, from Pacific Arts Movement, will feature 15 films from eight countries — with more than half directed by women — screening April 19-26 at Mission Valley UltraStar Cinemas and the Natural History Museum Theater in Balboa Park. Festival...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: April 26

    Focus on Dementia Monarch Cottage will present a two-part panel discussion about aging issues at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. “Hope After the Diagnosis,” is 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26; and “Finding Joy in the Journey,” is 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 1. Free. RSVP: (619) 955-0492 or...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar April 19

    Thursday, April 19 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. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Donation suggested. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org Small business consulting, 9 a.m. La Jolla...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar April 12

    Dance the Night Away The Ballroom Dance Club meets 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at the Soledad Club, 5050 Soledad Road. Dinner is served and there’s music provided by a live band. $60 per couple. Newcomers welcome. RSVP: (703) 505-9654. Thursday, April 12 Sunrise Rotary Club of La Jolla meets, 7 a.m....

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: April 5

    La Jolla Light Community Calendar: April 5

    Time to Give Blood San Diego Blood Bank and La Jolla Commons partner for a blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday April 11 at La Jolla Commons Park/West Courtyard, 4747 Executive Drive. One pint of blood, the amount volunteers give when they donate, can save up to three lives. Donors must be...

  • Secret Garden Tour will showcase La Jolla courtyards

    Secret Garden Tour will showcase La Jolla courtyards

    “Courtyards on the Coastline,” the theme of the 20th annual La Jolla Historical Society’s Secret Garden Tour, will offer views of the landscapes and seascapes that grace La Jolla. Tickets are now on sale for the benefit, slated for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19. The six houses on the tour...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: March 29

    Library Closing Dates No April foolin’! The La Jolla Riford Library will close for four days: Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 in honor of the Cesar Chavez Holiday; and Sunday, April 1 and Monday, April 2 for building maintenance. The library will reopen Tuesday, April 3. (858) 552-1657....

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: March 22

    La Jolla Light Community Calendar: March 22

    A look at events happening in La Jolla this week, including community advisory meetings, exercise classes, lectures, technology help, dog adoption events, rotary club meetings and more

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: March 15

    All About Camellias Dean Turney, past president of San Diego Camellia Society, will bring specimens of many varieties and talk about their planting and care at the La Jolla Garden Club meeting, 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave. Free. lajollagardenclub.org Thursday,...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: March 8

    La Jolla Light Community Calendar: March 8

    Bargain Shopping The 58th annual La Jolla United Methodist Church rummage sale runs 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at 6063 La Jolla Blvd. Find furniture, housewares, clothing, Christmas items, books, toys, jewelry and kids’ wear. (858) 454-7108. lajollaunitedmethodist.org Thursday, March...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: March 1

    Thursday, March 1 Silver Age Yoga, 9 a.m. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Donation suggested. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org Qi Gong, 9:30 a.m. La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. (858) 453-6719. lajollalibrary.org Chair Yoga, 10:15 a.m. Community Center, 6811 La Jolla...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Feb. 22

    Attention Bargain Hunters! St. James By-the-Sea’s annual White Elephant Sale opens with First Choice Night Party, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 (admission $15 at the door, includes wine and appetizers); the main sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24; the half-price sale noon, Sunday Feb. 25; and...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Feb. 15

    Growing Greenery Jackie Seidman, of Jackie and the Beanstalk, will speak about how to refresh landscaping at the next La Jolla Garden Club meeting, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 at La Jolla Woman’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave. Guests welcome. lajollagardenclub.org Thursday, Feb. 15 Sunrise Rotary Club of La...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Feb. 8

    Thursday, Feb. 8 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. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Donation suggested. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org Small business consulting, 9 a.m. La Jolla...

  • Bodhi Tree concerts to honor Leonard Bernstein

    Bodhi Tree concerts to honor Leonard Bernstein

    The mere mention of the name Leonard Bernstein invokes musical memories of the Golden Age of Broadway — think “New York, New York” from “On The Town” (1944) and “I Feel Pretty” from “West Side Story” (1957). But according to singer Angelina Réaux, who knew the late composer and conductor, there...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Feb. 1

    This year’s Go Red for Women, an event that raises awareness for Women’s heart health, shines the spotlight on the UC San Diego Health Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 9434 Medical Center Drive. The ceremony and reception focus on raising awareness for the prevention of...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Jan. 25

    Fun for Surfers Benefit The One-Wave Challenge & Beach Run returns to benefit Boys to Men mentoring, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 in La Jolla Shores. Participants will once again attempt to break the world record for the number of surfers riding one wave (it currently stands at 199). There is also...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Jan. 18

    Thursday, Jan. 18 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. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Donation suggested. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org Small business consulting, 9 a.m. La Jolla...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar, Jan. 11

    Thursday, Jan. 11 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. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Donation suggested. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org Small business consulting, 9 a.m. La Jolla...

  • La Jolla Light Commity Calendar, Jan. 4

    Seal Strolls Harbor Seal Pupping Season is in full swing in La Jolla (Dec. 15-May 15 annually), so the Sierra Club Seal Society will present free illustrated talks about the local colony followed by a short walk to the rookery at Children’s Pool (aka Casa Beach), 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6 leaving...

  • POLAR DISORDER: 'Cub' reporter finds La Jolla plunge un-BEAR-able

    POLAR DISORDER: 'Cub' reporter finds La Jolla plunge un-BEAR-able

    I wade slowly out into the Pacific from La Jolla Shores, my eyes on La Jolla Cove to the south. I have come to swim the mile there and back today, returning triumphant — like many of the real men around me at the 2018 Polar Bear Plunge. The first hint I may be in over my head came earlier this...

  • La Jolla Light Community Calendar: Dec. 28

    Thursday, Dec. 28 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. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Donation suggested. (858) 459-0831. ljcommunitycenter.org Small business consulting, 9 a.m. Riford Library,...

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