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  • Our Readers Write: La Jollans speak out about local issues and concerns

    Our Readers Write: La Jollans speak out about local issues and concerns

    Opinion / Letters to the Editor / Our Readers Write: The following are Letters to the Editor from recent issues of La Jolla Light as La Jollans speak out on local issues. Letters published in La Jolla Light express views from readers in regard to community issues. To share your thoughts in this...

  • Opinion: What are they thinking? Re: SB 50 and SB 330; We've got to protect the coastal 30-foot height limit

    Opinion: What are they thinking? Re: SB 50 and SB 330; We've got to protect the coastal 30-foot height limit

    Opinion / Guest Commentary / Our Readers Write: What were the authors of Senate Bill 50 and Senate Bill 330 thinking when they unilaterally decided to invalidate the rights of the voters of San Diego County when they drafted a bill that suspends San Diego's coastal 30-foot height limitation? These...

  • La Jolla Sports Club: Fitness finds all under one roof

    La Jolla Sports Club: Fitness finds all under one roof

    BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Throw a stone anywhere in The Village and you're bound to hit a workout place — Pilates, yoga, boxing, circuit training, weightlifting, aerobics — the list goes on and on. What makes La Jolla Sports Club stand out from the others is that it offers, everything in one place. The...

  • Warwick's honors St. Jordi's Day and Independent Bookstore Day with music, food, fun

    Warwick's honors St. Jordi's Day and Independent Bookstore Day with music, food, fun

    BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Join Warwick's Bookstore in La Jolla for a celebration of romance and literature this month! On Saturday, April 27 Warwick's will host their fourth annual Saint Jordi's Day Festival, which combines this historic cultural event with Independent Bookstore Day. Celebrated mainly...

  • LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    La Jolla cleans up nice for Earth Day Duke’s La Jolla and Kopari Beauty co-sponsored a La Jolla clean-up to celebrate Earth Day, Monday, April 22. A crowd of 30 (including employees of both businesses, family members and friends) met at Duke’s at 5:30 p.m., grabbed 20 plastic buckets and split...

  • La Jolla Light Crime and Public-Safety News: April 25

    Possibly armed man threatens La Jolla family Police arrested a 44-year-old man for making threats against a Beach-Barber Tract family, at 6:27 p.m. March 31. Police report the man was sleeping in bushes directly in front of the victim’s house on the 6600 block of La Jolla Blvd. After the resident...

  • MAPPING SUCCESS: Ruderman goes B-I-G with new La Jolla storefront

    MAPPING SUCCESS: Ruderman goes B-I-G with new La Jolla storefront

    Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps is moving on up. From an alley behind D.G. Wills Books, this specialty dealer will soon relocate to an elegant, street-front location a short walk from the beach at 7407 La Jolla Blvd. “After 20 years of being well hidden in two quiet locations, there are so...

  • LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

    City Parks Plan meeting slated for April 23 The City of San Diego’s Parks Master Plan is now in year two of the three-year planning effort to improve City parks. Additional visioning meetings have been scheduled. None are in La Jolla, but the next one is 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at the Balboa Park...

  • THIRD ACT: La Jolla retirement community’s talent show means everything to residents

    THIRD ACT: La Jolla retirement community’s talent show means everything to residents

    Jerry Klipp, 97, inched his red walker up to the microphone set up in Casa de Manana’s lower lounge and began singing a 1931 country hit by Bud and Joe Billings. Like a third of the La Jolla retirement community’s residents, Klipp was alive when it was released. Through a garden filled with roses,...

  • Housing bills meeting held in La Jolla, legal opinion offered

    Housing bills meeting held in La Jolla, legal opinion offered

    Two Senate Bills that have gotten local attention were discussed at a special – albeit tepidly attended – meeting April 18 at REBA La Jolla. James LaMattery, who has been making the rounds to local community planning groups, was in attendance. As was attorney Cory Briggs.

  • La Jolla Cluster Association: Schools proceed with Social Emotional Learning projects

    At the start of the 2018-2019 school year, the La Jolla Cluster Association decided to focus on “social intelligence,” a style of social emotional learning intended give students the chance to develop their social consciences and understand emotional wellbeing for themselves and others. At the...

  • ‘Hulk’ house for Sugarman Drive concerns neighbors, La Jolla Shores permitters

    ‘Hulk’ house for Sugarman Drive concerns neighbors, La Jolla Shores permitters

    Around 10 La Jolla Heights-area residents turned out at the La Jolla Shores Permit Review Committee (PRC) meeting March 18 at La Jolla Rec Center to voice concerns over what are some are calling an “Incredible Hulk” of a house that is planned.

  • Opinion: Save 9th Grade History at La Jolla High School

    Opinion: Save 9th Grade History at La Jolla High School

    Opinion / Guest Commentary / Our Readers Write: Academic standards, strong curriculum and sustained enrollment at La Jolla High School are endangered and eroding. Last month, I read a small notice in the flood of La Jolla High's online school bulletins announcing that 9th Grade World History would...

  • CLOSING THE BOOK: Wills ends St. Patrick's Day reading in style

    CLOSING THE BOOK: Wills ends St. Patrick's Day reading in style

    Dennis Wills staged his 40th and final St. Patrick’s Day Open Reading of Poetry and Prose on Sunday, March 17 at D.G. Wills Books. Attracting 200 people — about 40 of whom read Irish literature passages for three-to-seven minutes each — the event ran from 4 to 8 p.m., three hours earlier than usual...

  • City preserves historic honor for Wolfsheimer-Stutz home

    City preserves historic honor for Wolfsheimer-Stutz home

    The San Diego City Council narrowly voted March 18 to uphold the historic designation of the Abbe Wolfsheimer-Stutz house at 6200 Avenida Cresta in the Lower Hermosa area of La Jolla. The San Diego Historical Resources Board (HRB) designated the house historic in July 2018 under Criterion B for...

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