La Jollans making the news, July 14

Charles Hoge

Charles (Charlie) T. Hoge, a 20-year La Jolla resident, is opening Hoge Law Firm at 888 Prospect St., Suite 200 to work with clients on partnership, real estate, employment, intellectual property, unfair competition, trade secret and professional liability matters. For the past 14 years, he was the managing partner for the firm Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge. ...

Tom Wheeler

Tom Wheeler, La Jolla High School Class of 2012, just graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Environmental Science. He is hiking the 2,500 mile Pacific Crest Trail for the next 5 months and writing a blog as he goes. The trail stretches from the Mexican to the Canadian Borders. Follow the blog at ...

Angela R. Szesciorka

Angela R. Szesciorka a doctoral student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography was named a recipient of the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. Her doctoral studies include the vocalization and foraging behavior of fin, blue and humpback whales using acoustic tags, and the potential impacts of ship noise on whale behavior. ...

Jason Austell

After 12 years with KNSD/NBC 7, Jason Austell has left as weekday morning news anchor to join XETV/CW6 as anchor of the 4 and 10 p.m. weekday newscasts, paired with Neda Iranpour. His first telecast at Channel 6 was July 11. Austell and wife, Moji, reside in La Jolla where she operates a Pilates studio. ...

Bishops School student Will Griffith (Class of 2017) and Perry Falk (Class of 2016), were recognized at the 11th annual National Youth Arts Awards as Outstanding Supporting Actors in a Play for their performances in the 2015 Bishop’s School production of “Noises Off.” The awards ceremony took place July 10 at the Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park.

Other Bishop’s School nominees — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play: Reed Wester-Ebbinghaus ‘17 as Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play: Alice Banta ‘17 in “Noises Off”; Dory Bertics ‘18 in “A Wilder Evening” and Isabelle Dumke ‘17 in “Noises Off.” Outstanding Lighting Design: Faculty member Timothy McNamara and Max Roemer ‘17 for “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Outstanding Set Design: Timothy McNamara for “Noises Off” and Timothy McNamara for “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Outstanding Sound Design/Original Music: John Takiff ‘17 for “To Kill a Mockingbird.” ...

A birth at a La Jolla hospital made national news this week, when identical twins gave birth at the same time — one in La Jolla and one in Colorado. According to published reports, twin sisters Sarah Maruiz and Leah Rodgers each gave birth to their first child on June 30, with Sarah welcoming her daughter Samantha Lynn in La Jolla. The cousins were born an hour apart. The twins have created a Facebook page called “Twincidence” to share their experience.

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