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  • Panel of scientists talk sexual harassment, offer a variety of ways to handle abuse

    Panel of scientists talk sexual harassment, offer a variety of ways to handle abuse

    To address the proliferation of gender discrimination and sexual harassment within the scientific community, and its multi-faceted nature, Biotech Vendor Services (BVS) hosted a panel event, “Women Breaking the Barriers of Science,” June 28 at the La Jolla Marriott. Largely serious, with moments...

  • Q&A: Meet PB's YMCA Manager Mike Roberts in Pacific Beach/San Diego

    Q&A: Meet PB's YMCA Manager Mike Roberts in Pacific Beach/San Diego

    Editor's Note: PB Monthly's Q&A series shines a spotlight on notable locals we all wish we knew more about! If you know someone you'd like us to profile, send the lead via e-mail to editor@lajollalight.com or call us at (858) 875-5950. Q&A: Meet PB's YMCA Manager Mike Roberts in Pacific Beach/San...

  • 94-year-old PB resident reveals her secret to a long life (Hint: It's quite heavenly!)

    94-year-old PB resident reveals her secret to a long life (Hint: It's quite heavenly!)

    At first glance, you’d never believe Elsa Olson is 94 years old. 75, maybe. And when you hear her speak, it’s even harder to swallow. She’s sharp and expressive, and has a command of the English language like the proverbial schoolmarm. During our interview, Elsa actually corrected my use of the...

  • Q&A: Meet Pacific Beach community activist Eve Anderson

    Q&A: Meet Pacific Beach community activist Eve Anderson

    Where did you grow up? In Philadelphia — where they’re probably still celebrating the Eagles’ Super Bowl win! What do you do for a living? I’m an almost-retired flower garden designer, down to my last client. Before that, I published community maps in many San Diego neighborhoods and was a columnist...

  • Eyeing retirement, The French Gourmet owner maps out his legacy

    Eyeing retirement, The French Gourmet owner maps out his legacy

    The French Gourmet restaurant — with its bright yellow exterior and blue shutters framing windows adorned with flower baskets — is a cheery culinary icon, not just in Pacific Beach, but in all of San Diego. Its list of awards is long and legendary, and its owner, Michel Malecot, was even given...

  • Windswept wave-rider says March is good month for kite surfing in PB

    Windswept wave-rider says March is good month for kite surfing in PB

    La Jolla resident Helen Spear is a kiter, and we don’t mean the kind on a string. Officially, what she does is called “kite surfing,” and it’s a sport she learned 15 years ago in Maui on — you guessed it — Kite Beach, the stomping ground for kite-surfing pros. But Spear started slowly. First, she...

  • Q&A with PB Man-About-Town Karl Jaedtke

    Q&A with PB Man-About-Town Karl Jaedtke

    In January, longtime PB Town Council volunteer Karl Jaedtke was presented with the Council’s “Pug Sanford Community Service Award.” While handing Jaedtke the proclamation during the Town Council’s Installation Dinner at Mission Bay Yacht Club, Council president Greg Daunoras cited Jaedtke’s years...

  • Q & A With William 'Bill' Marsh, 2018 Honorary Mayor of PB

    Q & A With William 'Bill' Marsh, 2018 Honorary Mayor of PB

    Where did you grow up? Leavittsburg, Ohio (25 miles west of Youngstown, Ohio). What do you do for a living? I’m a Retired Naval Aviator/Aerospace engineering Duty Officer and Navy Defense Contractor Are you married? Got kids? Married to Adele Rossi-Marsh (Retired Navy Medical Service Corp Officer...

  • Team Survivor Sea Dragon: Bouts with cancer fuel paddlers’ passion for victory

    Team Survivor Sea Dragon: Bouts with cancer fuel paddlers’ passion for victory

    One by one, they pull up to the Youth Aquatic Center on Fiesta Island in the heart of Mission Bay Park in the dreary overcast of an early Sunday morning. But this crowd is anything but dreary. These are the dynamic women of the Team Survivor Sea Dragons, convening on a stretch of sandy beach to...

  • One PB Woman’s Mission: Turning ‘7’ memories into memoirs for posterity

    One PB Woman’s Mission: Turning ‘7’ memories into memoirs for posterity

    You could call it her mission, or you could call it her passion. Whatever you call it, Pacific Beach resident Patricia Benesh is determined to change the face of aging through her company, 7 Memories. Benesh has written three books on the subject and started the company to get more senior citizens...

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