LA JOLLANS MAKING NEWS: Author to speak, July 27

Mehrad Nazari, Ph.D., MBA, will speak about his new paperback, “Enlightened Negotiation: 8 Universal Laws to Connect, Create and Prosper” (SelectBooks, New York, 2016) 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27 at Warwick’s bookstore, 7812 Girard Ave. It is based on his work as founder of Enlightened Negotiation, an education and consulting firm dedicated to promoting progressive business practices and unifying personal, professional and spiritual objectives. ...

Former La Jolla Town Council president Steve Haskins is quoted about his sea lion barrier proposal in a July 2016 National Geographic article by Craig Welch titled, “Stinky, Destructive Sea Lions Inspire Wacky Deterrents Like Fake Orcas: The pungent pinnipeds are sparking frustration from California to Canada. When will we learn to live with this marine mammal?”

The article describes La Jolla’s turbulent experiences with the burgeoning sea lion population at La Jolla Cove and quotes Haskins: “No one wants to do anything that might harm marine life. It may be one of those things for which there is no good answer.” ...

WindanSea resident Daniel Chazen, age 7, was named World Putting Champion by the Future Champions Golf Association in the “8 Years Old and Under” category. Competing with other children from across the country, Daniel took the top honor at a July 9 tournament in San Diego. Following an extensive qualifying system, the top two competitors in each age division at each qualifying site qualified to participate in the World Putting Challenge. The event was featured on FCG TV. Last year, leading up to the title, Daniel won a U.S. Kids Golf Association tourney in Las Vegas, a Valley Junior Golf Association tourney in Temecula and Future Champions Junior Golf competition in Point Loma. ...

Two La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology scientists were selected to join the Mucosal Immunology Studies Team (MIST) to study immune defense mechanisms in the intestine. Hilde Cheroutre, Ph.D., professor and division head and Mitchell Kronenberg, Ph.D., president and chief scientific officer, have been independently selected to join the Mucosal Immunology Studies Team (MIST).

MIST is a cooperative research group funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) that brings together 11 of the nation’s most innovative immunologists to break new ground in the understanding of mucosal immunity.

In addition to the awards to their labs, Drs. Cheroutre and Kronenberg will serve with the nine other awardees on a Steering Committee that will direct additional funds to especially promising and innovative projects.