La Jolla Town Council has new trustees, sets ‘State of the Arts’ event


Town Council’s Thursday ‘Sunsetter’ mixer to be held at Donovan’s steak house

At its March 12 meeting at the Rec Center, La Jolla Town Council (LJTC) president Steve Haskins announced the re-election of trustees Yolanda de Riquer, Ann Kerr Bache, Emiliano de Riquer and Cathy Jones to three-year terms on the organization’s 24-member board of directors. Also elected to the board were newcomers Douglas Fitzgerald, Lawrence Zynda and Jessica von Buelow. The trustees will be sworn in during next month’s meeting.

In other town council news: n Arts & Culture Forum: Following up on its inaugural “State of La Jolla” address in

January, the LJTC will host a similar forum, updating the community on La Jolla’s arts and cultural institutions 7 p.m. Thursday, June 4 at Warwick’s Bookstore, which has seating for about 140 people.

Christmas Parade set: After a brief presentation by LJTC trustee and Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival chair Ann Kerr Bache, the LJTC voted to approve street closures for this year’s event, 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6 down Girard Avenue and Prospect Street. The 2015 theme is “100 Years of Christmas Cheer,” in honor of the centennial of La Jolla Rec Center (which will serve as grand marshal).

UCSD environmental report: Anu Delouri with UC San Diego’s Physical and Community Planning department noted that the draft environmental impact report for UCSD’s proposed Center for Novel Therapeutics is available for review online. The deadline to comment on the report is April 16. It can be viewed at

The three-story, 110,000-square-foot center, located within UCSD’s east campus Science Research Park, will promote creation of therapeutic treatments through research conducted by UC San Diego investigators and private sector collaborators. The center will include laboratories, clinical and research support spaces, and a vivarium (an enclosed area for keeping and raising animals or plants for observation or research). A public hearing on the center will be held at UCSD’s Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club (Seuss Library) 6 p.m. March 31 on the UCSD campus.

Upcoming Sunsetter: This week’s LJTC Sunsetter event will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at Donovan’s Steak and Chop House, 1250 Prospect St. (lower level). The monthly mixers are held the third

Thursdays of the month.

Sea lions topic of next meeting: LJTC will hear presentations about the population of sea lions living at and around La Jolla Cove and the impact of their smell on local businesses during its April 9 meeting. As of yet, no permanent solution to the odor problem that is agreeable to all parties has been found. u

— La Jolla Town Council meets 5 p.m. second Thursdays at La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. More at: