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Veerabhadran Ramanathan, director of the Center for Atmospheric Sciences at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, delivered a sobering message during a talk at The Bishop’s School on the evening of Jan. 15.
Alan Alda appeared in the auditorium at Scripps Research in La Jolla on Jan. 16 to announce a partnership that will teach scientists how to communicate more effectively to the public and to other scientists. The Emmy-winning actor is making Scripps the West Coast home of Alda Communication Training, a Long Island-based program that sharpens the communication skills of people who spend much of their days staring at computer screens and microscope slides and speaking in the language of their academic papers.
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla will celebrate the fifth anniversary of housing this rescued Loggerhead sea turtle with a ‘Turtle-versary,’ including crafts, sea-turtle science and family-friendly activities 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 11-12, 2020.
According to a 2015 Nielsen survey, the most common New Year’s Resolution is losing weight/getting in shape. Since the biggest gym in La Jolla history just opened a couple of weeks ago — with more square feet than an average Whole Foods — we asked Life Time, and the nine other cardio and strength-training facilities in town, for their advice on how to shed holiday pounds. What follows are the answers from those who responded to the Light’s e-mails and phone calls over the holidays.
La Jolla resident, Kiwanian and chair of the La Jolla Community Center, Glen Rasmussen, has a new heart. He received a transplant at UC San Diego on July 20, 2019 and five months later on Dec. 13, he told his story during a Kiwanis Club meeting at La Jolla Community Center. Rasmussen was diagnosed with cardiac amyloidosis, he explained — a rare condition that creates deposits within the heart walls, making them thicker and less efficient to pump or receive blood.
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