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  • Cheery spirits (and beer): seasonal drinks in La Jolla

    Cheery spirits (and beer): seasonal drinks in La Jolla

    These final festive days of the year are for many a reason to seek out the sights, sounds and foods of the holidays. If your hunt leaves you wanting to add a few spirit-filled sips to the mix, here’s a sample of what La Jolla’s pouring! Cusp Dining & Drinks at Hotel La Jolla Few drinks announce...

  • Seniors celebrate holidays at Winter Wonderland Dance

    Seniors celebrate holidays at Winter Wonderland Dance

    A Winter Wonderland Dance was held Dec. 11 at La Jolla Recreation Center, providing more than three hours of dinner, dessert and dancing for nearly 40 registered guests aged 55 and up. Musical entertainment was provided by the local band A-Team. Upcoming activities at the La Jolla Rec Center are...

  • Bylaw changes ahead for La Jolla Shores Association

    Bylaw changes ahead for La Jolla Shores Association

    A quorum needed for an official meeting of the La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA) was not met at the group’s Dec. 9 meeting, but the informal discussion held in place of the meeting touched on the association’s upcoming election of trustees, and the changes that could be in store for its bylaws....

  • La Jolla YMCA opens Shepherd YMCA Firehouse in Village

    La Jolla YMCA opens Shepherd YMCA Firehouse in Village

    Patrons and would-be patrons of the La Jolla YMCA who live or work near the Village are no longer limited to trekking up the oft-congested lanes of Torrey Pines Road to log their fitness hours, now that the Shepherd YMCA Firehouse location on Herschel Avenue has opened. Although technically open...

  • Is it back to the drawing board on vacation rentals?

    Is it back to the drawing board on vacation rentals?

    Planning Commission makes recommendation that Zapf proposal be majorly re-worked

  • Christmas tree buying in full swing at Mr. Jingle’s

    Christmas tree buying in full swing at Mr. Jingle’s

    In its fourth year in La Jolla, Mr. Jingle’s Christmas Trees has become the spot for locals seeking a little, or even up to 15 feet, of Christmas cheer. Noble firs, with their varying heights and sturdy yet elegant structure and appearance, have over the years become a favorite Christmas tree choice...

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