La Jolla News Nuggets, November 3


Vikings join parade

The La Jolla High School Marching Band was in step with the 12th annual Boulevard BOO! Parade, Oct. 29, down El Cajon Boulevard. The parade featured more than 70 entries of live entertainment, ghosts, goblins and witches — all handing out candies and treats to the children looking on.

Draper Ave. closes Nov. 6 for Harvest Fest

For the third annual La Jolla Presbyterian Church Harvest Festival, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 at 7715 Draper Ave., the merriment will spill out into the street and across to La Jolla Rec Center, so Draper will be closed between Kline Street and Prospect Street from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We’ll have food trucks, games, bounce houses, fun stuff for the kids and a three-on-three basketball tournament for the adults,” said Jim Sedgwick, church communications director. “We’re rearranging our church services that morning, so we’ll have two concurrent services, both at 10 a.m., and then the festivities will start in front of the church.”

He notes that everyone in the community is invited and volunteers will be wearing “Our Community Rocks” shirts.

The Pink Lady will turn 90, Dec. 15

La Valencia Hotel will host a Gatsby Gala to celebrate its 90th anniversary, 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 at the hotel, 1132 Prospect St. Gala funds will benefit La Jolla Historical Society. With a Roaring Twenties theme, the event with feature “music and dancing, Prohibition cocktails, punchbowls of bubbly, lavish buffets, hors d’oeuvres and canapes.”

Revelers are encouraged to dress in period attire. The “Pink Lady” is also offering two overnight packages designed for the event, which can be reserved by calling (858) 454-0771 or e-mailing

Gala tickets are $290 per person (includes food, beverage and sales tax) at