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  • BENCH MARKS: Artist Jane Wheeler designs snazzy new Bird Rock street seats

    BENCH MARKS: Artist Jane Wheeler designs snazzy new Bird Rock street seats

    Wisdom. Courage. Peace. Coffee. Jane Wheeler reads off some of the words to be spelled out on her latest art bench in Bird Rock. It’s going in front of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, 5627 La Jolla Blvd. So, she explains, “coffee has to be in there somewhere.” Wheeler works the design out in the front...

  • Globe Guilders host 'Celebrating Couture 2019' to support San Diego's Old Globe Theatre

    Globe Guilders host 'Celebrating Couture 2019' to support San Diego's Old Globe Theatre

    The Globe Guilders hosted the 29th Annual Fashion Show “Celebrating Couture 2019” March 22 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. Presented by Globe Guilders and Neiman Marcus, the event raises funds to benefit The Old Globe’s artistic and arts engagement programs and to support the impact...

  • Homemade Italian? Look no further than Cesarina in Point Loma

    Homemade Italian? Look no further than Cesarina in Point Loma

    IN GOOD TASTE: Cesarina Restaurant, an Italian trattoria just two-months-old on Voltaire Street, is pulling out all the stops when it comes to authentic Italian food, like your nonna might have made for you growing up, if you grew up in Italy. It's owned by three Italian expats — two are cousins...

  • Point Loma's Women's Museum director honored as 'Woman of Distinction'

    Point Loma's Women's Museum director honored as 'Woman of Distinction'

    Point Loma 's Women's Museum of California executive director Diane Peabody Straw was one of 17 women from across San Diego honored as 2019 Women of Distinction by 78th Assembly member Todd Gloria, March 20 at the Women's Museum in Liberty Station. The 78th Assembly includes San Diego County, Coronado,...

  • La Jolla couple ‘Top Guns’ it through Naval Air Force program

    La Jolla couple ‘Top Guns’ it through Naval Air Force program

    For La Jolla residents Tony and Rene Gild, the start of their recent Naval Air Forces Distinguished Visitor Embark trip sounds like a heart-racing scene from a movie. They describe being strapped via four sets of belts to the inside of a Navy jet, with two sets of earplugs, a helmet and goggles,...

  • PB40 Club: It's all about friends and fun in Pacific Beach

    PB40 Club: It's all about friends and fun in Pacific Beach

    PB SCENE When Lisa Patzen and her husband, Kirk, decided to leave Scottsdale, Arizona after 18 years because the kids had grown up and left, they moved to the place where they often vacationed and loved: Pacific Beach. Though the couple said they were completely satisfied with their choice and...

  • The Scene: Bingo! Point Loma's Thursday night thrill!

    The Scene: Bingo! Point Loma's Thursday night thrill!

    The Scene: Every Thursday night at the Portuguese Hall in Point Loma for the past seven years, a lively crowd gathers to try their luck at Bingo. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the games begin at 6:30 p.m. Players must be age 18 or older. The cost is $21. Ten regular games pay out $250, with the Progressive...

  • Q&A with Andrea Schlageter, Chair of the Ocean Beach Planning Board

    Q&A with Andrea Schlageter, Chair of the Ocean Beach Planning Board

    Q: Where did you grow up? A: I was born at Scripps and then I lived over on Loring Street, in Mt. Soledad, until kindergarten, and then we moved here. Q: Do you live in OB now? A: I do, I live in my mom's house and she lives in Tahoe, so I'm like the landlord. Q: What do you do for a living? A:...

  • REINSTALLING HER PASSION: La Jollan Maggie Shen has a change of art

    REINSTALLING HER PASSION: La Jollan Maggie Shen has a change of art

    It was a frog that first convinced La Jolla resident Maggie Shen to become a fine artist. Shen, 39, had enjoyed making art since her parents exposed her to it as a child in suburban Taipei, Taiwan. But she had planned on becoming a veterinarian — a choice that her school district required all students...

  • La Jollan Jeanette Day is ‘Wonder Woman’ to foster youth

    La Jollan Jeanette Day is ‘Wonder Woman’ to foster youth

    For her longtime support and co-founding of Just in Time for Foster Youth, La Jolla resident Jeanette Day has been named as “Wonder Woman” for this year’s Walk the Talk Gala (the organization’s top honor), which will be March 23 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.

  • Meet OB MainStreet Association chief Denny Knox

    Meet OB MainStreet Association chief Denny Knox

    Celebrating 40 years, the Ocean Beach Mainstreet Association (OBMA) is a non-profit 501(c) 6. Its mission is to promote and support local business and economic vitality in the Ocean Beach community. The OBMA manages both the Ocean Beach Business Improvement District (BID) and the Maintenance Assessment...

  • Q&A with Point Loma Association chair Clark Anthony Burlingame

    Q&A with Point Loma Association chair Clark Anthony Burlingame

    The Point Loma Association has a 20-member board of directors. Terms are two-years, with maximum service of six consecutive years. The board is led by four officers: Chair (Clark Anthony Burlingame), Vice Chair (Dave Martin), Treasurer (Ted Walker) and Secretary (Ted Kay). There are additional...

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