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  • Bird Rock MAD chief presents annual report

    Bird Rock MAD chief presents annual report

    Streets too small for trucks, landscape constantly run over During the annual Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC) Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) meeting Nov. 1, treasurer Barbara Dunbar shared concerns about the traffic-calming infrastructure being run over by cars and offered a few solutions....

  • Lightner efforts to ban short-term vacation rentals defeated Nov. 1

    Lightner efforts to ban short-term vacation rentals defeated Nov. 1

    After a vote Nov. 1 at Golden Hall, where City Council President Sherri Lightner’s efforts to offer a solution to the short-term vacation rental issue was defeated 2-7, she told constituents, “I’m sorry, I’m really sorry.” The termed-out Council President and La Jolla Shores resident, will leave...

  • La Jolla News Nuggets, November 3

    La Jolla News Nuggets, November 3

    Vikings join parade The La Jolla High School Marching Band was in step with the 12th annual Boulevard BOO! Parade, Oct. 29, down El Cajon Boulevard. The parade featured more than 70 entries of live entertainment, ghosts, goblins and witches — all handing out candies and treats to the children looking...

  • Nobel Prize winner's home's historical designation halted, remodeling resumes

    Nobel Prize winner's home's historical designation halted, remodeling resumes

    Any informed passerby who walked along the street in front of 2345 Via Siena, may have been wondering why remodeling construction resumed on the property without a decision from the Historical Resources Board (HRB) on its historical designation. That is because there was none. The owner of the...

  • Cove lifeguards working amid 'sewage gasses'

    Cove lifeguards working amid 'sewage gasses'

    A report from the Teamster Local 911 lifeguard union to the City of San Diego, which La Jolla Light has accessed, points out the presence of an open pump containing sewage inside The Cove Lifeguard Tower. It reads: “(There is) sewage in a sump pump that is located in tower. There is no ventilation...

  • Haitian school built with local donations withstands Hurricane Matthew

    Haitian school built with local donations withstands Hurricane Matthew

    Six years ago, as an earthquake devastated Haiti, Edeline Felizor laid on the third floor of a school for teachers with her arm pinned under the rubble, a broken neck and five fractured vertebrae. “I saw something hit my head, and I lost consciousness. After so many hours, when I woke up, I was...

  • La Jolla permit group reviews 3 projects with a ney, yeah, stay

    La Jolla permit group reviews 3 projects with a ney, yeah, stay

    During its Tuesday, Oct. 18 meeting, La Jolla Development Permit Review committee (DPR) approved a project, denied another and continued a third to a later meeting. Chelsea St. three-story Denied was applicant Claude Anthony Marengo, whose proposal to build an 8,963-square-foot single-family residence...

  • Go, Wheeler, Go! La Jollan embarks on lifetime adventure after college

    Go, Wheeler, Go! La Jollan embarks on lifetime adventure after college

    When La Jolla native Tom Wheeler started college at UC Santa Clara four years ago, he didn’t know what the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) was. Today, he has walked over 2,000 miles of the 2,650-mile hiking trail that runs almost parallel to the West Coast from the Mexico to the Canadian border, and...

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