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La Jolla Light’s Gem of the Week: Fresh guacamole

Fresh guacamole

prepared tableside (here by Luis) has been a tradition at SuCasa since 1967. This landmark restaurant at 6738 La Jolla Blvd. is just a few steps from the world-famous WindanSea Beach. The appetizer is $8.50.

Now in the vernacular

virtual volunteering: pp. Performing charity work online.

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TRUE OR FALSE? There are just two species of palms — those with fan-shaped or feather-shaped compound leaves.

(False.) There are some 2,600 species within the palm family with a wide variety of physical traits. Palm trees are said to have originated in the Persian Gulf region of the world. Most exist in the tropics, but some come from the Mediterranean, southern Europe, the tropics of Asia and Africa, as well as South America and southern regions of the United States. Palms first appear in the fossil record around 80 million years ago.

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Wish I said that!

“As we look into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”
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— Bill Gates

HOT TICKET: Are you ready to rock?

Classic tunes from Rockola will open the 2010 La Jolla Concerts by the Sea season from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Scripps Park on The Cove. Ron “Voice of San Diego” James will emcee the event, and food and drinks will be available for purchase, along with raffle tickets for local prizes. These free, family-friendly Sunday concerts run through Sept. 5. See page B18 for the summer schedule.