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“Paintings are People Too” is the latest mural curated and installed by the Murals of La Jolla program. The large-scale, vibrant print of paintings floated against a photograph of a Berlin street hangs at 7661 Girard Ave., created by artist and UC San Diego professor Monique van Genderen while she was living in Germany.
Before a highly interested audience of community leaders and merchants at the Rec Center, Jan. 16, La Jolla Community Foundation chair Phyllis Pfeiffer and architect Mark Steele presented the first phase of a proposed project to create a new public plaza at “The Dip,” located at the north end of Girard Avenue at Prospect Street. The presentation, titled “La Jolla Village Streetscape Plan,” included a myriad of fresh ways these overdue changes could enhance the community.
At UCSD: suicidal bacteria, pot-hastened cancer, dengue-thwarting mosquitoes In the past two weeks, UC San Diego researchers have made three unrelated and unusual discoveries: 1) Some bacteria cells infected by bacteriophage viruses (phages) self-destruct to keep the infection from spreading to other cells.
Veerabhadran Ramanathan, director of the Center for Atmospheric Sciences at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, delivered a sobering message during a talk at The Bishop’s School on the evening of Jan. 15.
Passionate pleas from neighbors convinced the La Jolla Traffic & Transportation Board (T&T) not to recommend a proposal to eliminate a small stretch of parallel parking remaining on Eads Avenue (between Rushville and Genter Streets).
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San Diego officials have unveiled a new plan to spend $90 to $100 million over the next decade to complete a backlog of more than 81,000 City sidewalk repairs to stem a recent tide of large injury payouts. Solving the problem of crumbling sidewalks with a large influx of cash is a significant shift for San Diego officials, who have spent the last several years exploring policy changes as potential solutions.
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