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  • Experts: Cultural change needed to end plastic pollution at sea

    Experts: Cultural change needed to end plastic pollution at sea

    Much like how the problem of plastic pollution in the ocean took decades to grow, the experts who spoke at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Plastic Pollution Symposium Oct. 2, agreed it will take decades and a multi-pronged, collaborative approach to solve. The second in a two-part...

  • La Jolla Community Center hosts 10th anniversary party

    La Jolla Community Center hosts 10th anniversary party

    Offering a sample of all it has to offer, a party was held Friday, Sept. 21 at the La Jolla Community Center to recognize the 10th anniversary of its operations at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. With wine and hors d'oeuvres in every corner, the event featured artist demonstrations, performances from some...

  • La Jolla Y sees pool closures due to mechanical, biological ‘incidents’

    La Jolla Y sees pool closures due to mechanical, biological ‘incidents’

    The Dan McKinney Family YMCA aquatic center has been subject to partial and full pool closures in recent months, raising the eyebrows of some who use the facility. Citing text alerts from the Y, one La Jolla Light reader reported that in recent weeks, there were closures to at least one pool on...

  • La Jolla students pack 51,840 meals for overseas need

    La Jolla students pack 51,840 meals for overseas need

    The Gillispie School parking lot at 7380 Girard Ave. was buzzing with energetic volunteers Sept. 27 during its Fight Against Hunger food packaging event, benefiting Friends and Family Community Connection. Over the course of the afternoon, volunteers assembled 51,840 meals, one-third of which will...

  • Football: Bishop's Knights takes down La Jolla Country Day Torreys

    Football: Bishop's Knights takes down La Jolla Country Day Torreys

    Although The Bishop’s School Knights and La Jolla Country Day School Torreys football teams were almost evenly matched when they faced off Friday night, the Knights brought an aggressive, lopsided win home: 51-19. The Knights used a diverse selection of trick plays, running game, long passes, quarterback...

  • ‘The Sounds of Christmas’: Date, theme, marshals set for La Jolla parade

    ‘The Sounds of Christmas’: Date, theme, marshals set for La Jolla parade

    Jingle bells were ringing at La Valencia Hotel, Sept. 26, where La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival chair Ann Kerr Bache announced the theme and marshals for the 2018 parade during a mini celebration. The 61st annual parade, “The Sounds of Christmas,” will roll through The Village beginning...

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