La Jolla News Nuggets: Jan. 7-14, 2016


Wall Street welcomes Madison Gallery

Madison Gallery (formerly at 1020 Prospect St.) has moved to 1055 Wall St. to inhabit a 9,000 square foot exhibition space. The gallery’s 2016 exhibition calendar opens with Lori Cozen-Geller’s “Dynamics” and Jeff Kahm’s “Confluence,” Jan. 23-Feb. 29. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. (858) 459-0836.

Community Center and Chateau La Jolla join forces

La Jolla Community Center has partnered with Chateau La Jolla Inn (an independent residential community in the Village that caters to active seniors) so all Inn residents will have membership to the Community Center included in the list of amenities available to them.

“This partnership is mutually beneficial as it will give Chateau residents access to the LJCC’s menu of programs and events, as well as increase the membership and activity participation at the LJCC,” said Nancy Walters, Community Center executive director. “We have fabulous programs to offer active adults and seniors, and Chateau has the residents who can enjoy and benefit from these activities,”

Added Wendy Matalon, managing director of Chateau La Jolla Inn, “This partnership will provide our residents with additional opportunities to live their best lives.”

The Community Center’s mission is to provide programs and services that promote lifelong learning, wellness and friendship. For more information, call the center at (858) 459-0831 or Chateau La Jolla Inn at (858) 459-4451.

History group to screen Holocaust documentary

The Holocaust Living History Workshop will screen the documentary “Think Only of Today: The Impact of the Holocaust on Three Generations,” 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13 in the Seuss Room at Geisel Library on the UCSD campus. The film traces the life of Max Garcia from his childhood in Amsterdam through the Holocaust to his immigration and life in the United States. Born in 1924, Max was interned in Westerbork before being deported to Auschwitz and later Mauthausen. Interviews with Max’s children and grandchildren reveal the different ways each generation has grappled with the burden of such a searing experience. The film premiered in Ebensee in May 2015, the location of Max’s liberation 70 years prior.

A discussion with Max, his daughter, Tania, and the filmmakers, Bob Schneider and Alberto Lao will follow. The event is free to the public and includes refreshments. For more details, e-mail or call (858) 534-7661.

Mattress recycling program begins

This week, California becomes the second state in the nation (Connecticut is the first) with a statewide recycling program for used mattresses and box springs. The program, “Bye Bye Mattress,” allows California residents to drop-off used mattresses at participating collection sites and recycling facilities for free. Find the nearest participating collection site or recycling facility at or (toll-free) 1 (855) 700-9973.

E-waste collection Jan. 16

Bird Rock Elementary School will have its second post-holiday E-Waste Collection event, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 in the parking lot on the southwest side of Colima Street and Beaumont Avenue. Volunteers will be accepting old cell phones, cameras, TVs, computer parts, copier and printer machines, coffee makers, crock pots and toasters to redeem for funds to beautify the school. Pick up for businesses or residents (or early drop-off) can be arranged by e-mail to Lorene Lacava at

La Jolla Elementary to host kindergarten meetings

La Jolla Elementary School will hold four informational meetings for 2016/2017 Kindergarten Parents. All meetings will begin at 11 a.m. in the school Library at 1111 Marine St. on the following dates (select one): Jan. 13 or 27, Feb. 10 or 24. RSVP required: (858) 454-7196. Learn about the school, visit kindergarten classrooms, and ask questions to Principal Donna Tripi and current parents. Registration packets will be available.

North Coast Corridor meeting set

Caltrans and SANDAG will hold a public hearing 6 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 26, at the Encinitas Community Center to discuss the first proposed amendment to the North Coast Corridor Public Works Plan/Transportation and Resource Enhancement Program document. The document regulates implementation of the North Coast Corridor Project, which spans 27 miles from La Jolla to Oceanside along the Interstate 5 (I-5) and Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo rail corridors.

The meeting will offer an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the draft amendment, which includes changes regarding proposed public access and recreation project components; rock slope protection and monitoring, and mitigation requirements, that may be necessary at bridge abutments due to Federal Highway Standards; existing standards regarding lagoon protection during construction equipment fueling; and necessary updates to reflect proposed lighting throughout the corridor.

Le Tip La Jolla chapter welcomes new members

Le Tip of La Jolla, the oldest chapter in San Diego, recently welcomed 12 new members. LeTip International vets businesses and provides recommendations, helping 120,000 members, throughout the United States and Canada, build business success through personal referrals.

They are: Natosha Suprenant of Paradise Pest Solutions, Michel Malecot of The French Gourmet, Dena Varnam of Toned Fitness, Hamid Makmalchi of Union Bank, Tim Littfin of Ecovision Window Cleaning, Autumn DeCesare of DeCesare Design, Richard Pentella of FocalPoint Business Coaching, John Ippolito of Get1Free Digital, Ania Gerstenberg of Hair Passion Salon, Tom Yahner of Commercial Space Finder, Birgit Witherspoon of B Balanced, and Karen Floyd of Karen Floyd Portraiture.

The chapter meets 7 a.m. most Fridays at the La Jolla Sheraton.

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