Looking at La Jolla with a new Light


The issue of the newspaper you are holding right now looks just a bit different than last Thursday’s edition. For the past several months, the Light has been working to redesign the newspaper to better serve the La Jolla community. While our focus will continue to remain providing you with the best coverage of La Jolla’s people, organizations, news and events, our new design will allow for more local contributors, guest editorials, letters to the editor, and photographs that readers may want to share with fellow La Jollans.

It is important to us that we provide the information you are looking for, in a format that is easy to read. Please take a look at our new “Spotlights” feature on page 22, which contains some of our recommendations for things to do around town. We have also redesigned our Calendar, on page 24, to better organize events going on, each day of the week. In the upcoming months, please look for improved prep sports coverage and a weekly Kids page, focusing on local kids, families and schools. We are also working to provide features for our new Web site,, and we encourage you check out the site, as we often post stories that can’t wait until the next print edition of the paper. If you are in a hurry or far from home, you can now receive La Jolla Light electronically. Sign up to receive our electronic newsletter on our site. It’s free!

The Light is also happy to introduce some new local columnists, who are also your neighbors. Natasha Josefowitz of La Jolla has been writing a senior column twice a month, and her columns will appear in our new “Lifestyles” feature. Local surfer and mom Linda Van Zandt has been providing a fresh local take on surfing for our Outdoors column, which has been renamed, appropriately enough, “Surfing.” Her column appears every other week. Mark Stuart is a La Jollan who recently contacted us, asking if we would be interested in a wine column. We thought that was a great idea, and his first column, on Patrick Ballow, the wine department manager at Jonathan’s Market, appears on page 28 in this week’s issue.

A community newspaper is only as good as our ability to provide accurate, timely and relevant information to you, each and every week. We want to hear from you to make sure we are covering the news you want to know, and we encourage your feedback. You can find our e-mail addresses on our Web site,, and you can always send us any comments, letters or suggestions at

It is a pleasure to serve the La Jolla community, and we look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for reading.