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  • Mayor: Put the stanchions back in place, Some La Jollans: Wait for parking study

    Mayor: Put the stanchions back in place, Some La Jollans: Wait for parking study

    Less than 24 hours after the meeting last week to bring those on both sides of the contentious Playa del Norte stanchions issue to the table, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s office announced a decision to reinstate the stanchions in the coming days. The issue, a year-and-a-half in the making...

  • Torrey Pines slope project crews working day and night in La Jolla

    Torrey Pines slope project crews working day and night in La Jolla

    After some back-and-forth requests as to when the City of San Diego should proceed with the Torrey Pines Slope Restoration project, City engineers decided to employ both daytime and nighttime work. Crews were back on site in late November, and work will proceed until March, 2019. The loudest work,...

  • TANNENBUMMER: What happened to the huge La Jolla Rec Center Christmas tree?

    TANNENBUMMER: What happened to the huge La Jolla Rec Center Christmas tree?

    A confluence of problems results in La Jolla's second straight year without its traditional Tannenbaum at the Rec Center, a tradition since 1915.

  • La Jolla News Nuggets

    La Jolla News Nuggets

    Kiwanis grant helps turn school ‘green’ The Kiwanis Club of La Jolla presented a grant of $10,000 to La Jolla Elementary School to allow green-energy company PrimoWind to erect an EnergiPlant at the school. The grant was presented at Kiwanis’ Nov. 16 meeting. The EnergiPlant is a free-standing...

  • City of San Diego may require property owners to fix damaged sidewalk before they can sell

    City of San Diego may require property owners to fix damaged sidewalk before they can sell

    Crumbling sidewalks and millions of dollars in injury lawsuit payouts are prompting the City of San Diego to explore drastic action, potentially including a requirement that property owners fix nearby damaged sidewalks before they can sell. Other proposals include property liens, waiving permit...

  • Opinion: Setting the record straight on poaching in waters in South La Jolla and San Diego

    Opinion: Setting the record straight on poaching in waters in South La Jolla and San Diego

    Opinion / Guest Commentary / Our Readers Write: Thank you for highlighting the ecological importance of South La Jolla State Marine Reserve (SMR) and California's marine protected area (MPA) network in the Nov. 21 article: "Waters off south La Jolla and San Diego prime target for lobster poaching."...

  • Crime and Public-Safety News: Nov. 29

    County advises receipt-checking during holiday shopping season Every year, San Diego County’s Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures (AWM) inspects more than 1,500 local businesses, checking price-scanning devices, scales that charge items by weight, and other equipment that sets prices,...

  • FLOATING AWAY: Parade retirement for Mike Glancy of Erling Rohde Plumbing?

    FLOATING AWAY: Parade retirement for Mike Glancy of Erling Rohde Plumbing?

    Facing downsizing and illness, La Jolla Christmas Parade "floatology" marshal Mike Clancey mulls packing his popular floats in.

  • Bird Rock residents overhaul Forward Street overlook

    Bird Rock residents overhaul Forward Street overlook

    As a gift to the community — and the tourists, surfers, stroller-pushing walkers, break-takers and others who visit the Forward Street overlook in Bird Rock — two residents took it upon themselves to spruce up the area, and recently celebrated their efforts. Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC) Coastal...

  • Mission Bay wetlands plan to be reviewed at Dec. 6 workshop in San Diego

    Mission Bay wetlands plan to be reviewed at Dec. 6 workshop in San Diego

    ReWild Mission Bay (a project of San Diego Audubon and its partners to enhance and restore wetlands in the northeast corner of Mission Bay) released its final conceptual plans for how the wetlands can be restored to protect wildlife and local communities. The three plans include expanded public...

  • Shores Permitters approve Grady, Sunset residences, updates charter

    Shores Permitters approve Grady, Sunset residences, updates charter

    Two familiar projects each got the OK from the La Jolla Shores Permit Review Committee (PRC) during its Nov. 19 meeting at the Rec Center: The Grady residence project, which was heard in October; and the Sunset residence project, which came before the board last year as the Greenberg residence...

  • Tah Dah! Children’s Pool Plaza unveiling Dec. 9 in La Jolla

    Tah Dah! Children’s Pool Plaza unveiling Dec. 9 in La Jolla

    After eight years of planning, fundraising, collaborating, working with the City and waiting, the unveiling of the Children’s Pool Plaza (formerly known as the Children’s Pool Walk Beautification Project) is a mere days away: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at 834 Coast Blvd. Festivities will include a...

  • Traffic board votes to restore La Jolla Blvd. parking spaces

    Traffic board votes to restore La Jolla Blvd. parking spaces

    During its Nov. 19 meeting at the Rec Center, the La Jolla Traffic & Transportation Board (T&T) unanimously voted to recommend converting the red zone on the west side of La Jolla Boulevard, north of Marine Street, back to three parking spaces. At T&T’s July and August meetings, resident Carole...

  • La Jolla developers OK easement exchange, block parcel meld

    La Jolla developers OK easement exchange, block parcel meld

    At its Nov. 21 meeting, the La Jolla Development Permit Review Committee (DPR) recommended the approval of a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) for the Cowrie Ave. Easement Exchange project, in which the applicant requested an easement vacation for a 15-foot-wide portion of an existing 40-foot-wide...

  • Frontline Cancer: 'Vaping' not necessarily healthier than smoking

    Frontline Cancer: 'Vaping' not necessarily healthier than smoking

    FRONTLINE CANCER: Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — that's roughly one in five deaths annually. More than 16 million Americans live with a disease caused by smoking; on average,...

  • 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...

  • La Jolla Crime and Public-Safety News: Car crashes into Fire Station No. 9; weekly list of incidents reported to police

    La Jolla Crime and Public-Safety News: Car crashes into Fire Station No. 9; weekly list of incidents reported to police

    Car crashes into Fire Station No. 9 A car slammed into a La Jolla fire station the night of Nov. 3, coming close to firefighters but causing no injuries, authorities said. Three people were in the car when it veered off the road and took out a section of the wall at San Diego Fire-Rescue Department’s...

  • Brooks Brothers moving to former Burns Drugs space in La Jolla

    Brooks Brothers moving to former Burns Drugs space in La Jolla

    Next month, Brooks Brothers clothiers, which has already vacated its 14,000-square-foot space at 1055 Wall St., will move into the former Burns Drugs storefront at 7824 Girard Ave., currently being renovated. The opening date has not been set, but management expects it to be sometime in early December....

  • Judge hears latest La Jolla MAD argument, final ruling expected soon

    Judge hears latest La Jolla MAD argument, final ruling expected soon

    San Diego Superior Court Judge Randa Trapp is expected to issue a final ruling within the coming weeks, in the most recent iteration of the La Jolla Benefits Association, LLC vs the City of San Diego, as it pertains to the proposed La Jolla Maintenance Assessment District (MAD), following the filing...

  • La Jolla Community Planners stymied by Country Club-area project

    La Jolla Community Planners stymied by Country Club-area project

    Following more than an hour of discussion, the La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA) was unable to make a recommendation on the controversial Newmann Residence project during its Nov. 1 meeting at the Rec Center. The residential development, planned for 7742 Whitefield Place in the Country...

  • Update: Next Gen/Metroplex Commercial Jet Noise over La Jolla

    Update: Next Gen/Metroplex Commercial Jet Noise over La Jolla

    Guest Commentary / Opinion / Our Readers Write: Here's an update regarding the noise issues associated with the FAA 's NextGen Metroplex, the noise impact studies commissioned by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (SDCRAA) and the proposed airport expansion. Oct. 25 CAC/TAC Meeting...

  • La Jolla Shores Drive sees sewer line replacement, lane closures

    La Jolla Shores Drive sees sewer line replacement, lane closures

    After a one-year respite from disruptive construction in La Jolla Shores, front loaders, trucks and jackhammers are back along La Jolla Shores Drive, this time for a sewer and water line replacement project that will continue for approximately another year and a half. This work could run right...

  • LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    Bird Rock holds candle to Pittsburgh A few short hours after the Pittsburgh synagogue attack on Saturday, Oct. 27, a small but moving candlelight vigil was staged by 35 community members on the field at Bird Rock Elementary School to honor the 11 slain victims. “Prayers were offered, candles were...

  • DRESSED FOR SALK-cess! Institute's first Halloween-themed open house

    DRESSED FOR SALK-cess! Institute's first Halloween-themed open house

    The Salk Institute for Biological Studies reported that its fifth open house, Explore Salk, drew a record 2,102 visitors to the world-renown research campus in La Jolla on Saturday, Oct. 27. The free event featured hands-on experiments and virtual-reality stations.

  • Does 'new polio' threaten the San Diego area?

    Does 'new polio' threaten the San Diego area?

    Your three-year-old has a cold. She gets over it. You know the drill. Except that this time, something different occurs — something unimaginably horrifying. Within 24 hours, a facial droop begins, accompanied by difficulty walking and then, possibly, with swallowing and holding the head upright.

  • La Jolla Rec Board hears project ‘updates’

    La Jolla Rec Board hears project ‘updates’

    Frustrated over the state of stagnancy surrounding many of its projects, members of the La Jolla Recreation Advisory Group (LJRAG), formerly La Jolla Park & Recreation, Inc., used its Oct. 24 meeting at the Rec Center to report on a meeting with director of San Diego Park & Recreation Andy Fields...

  • Residents ask for dog park at City’s ‘Master Plan’ workshop in La Jolla

    Residents ask for dog park at City’s ‘Master Plan’ workshop in La Jolla

    Representatives from the City’s planning department held a Parks Master Plan workshop Oct. 22 at La Jolla Rec Center and invited suggestions and feedback from the community, much of which ultimately centered on the possibility of a dog park.

  • La Jolla News Nuggets

    La Jolla News Nuggets

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  • DPR to mull fate of one of Village's oldest cottages

    DPR to mull fate of one of Village's oldest cottages

    The La Jolla Development Permit Review (DPR) committee decided on Oct. 16 to collect more information before voting on whether to grant a Coastal Development Permit to demolish a one-story, 909-square-foot dwelling at 1271 Cave St. Although the cottage on the site is one of the oldest in The Village,...

  • Murals of La Jolla: Latest installation is ode to preciousness of water

    Murals of La Jolla: Latest installation is ode to preciousness of water

    “Drawing is my main language and I want to expand that language. Everyone can use that language. When we are children, we all draw. But when we grow up and become adults, people stop drawing," artist Sandra Cinto said.

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