News about La Jolla businesses


La Jolla Karate

, which recently moved from North County to 7838 Herschel Ave. in the Village, announced it is the only martial arts studio in Southern California to offer the Powerful Words Character Development Program, designed by child development specialist Dr. Robyn Silverman.

For children 4-14, the program combines the karate curriculum with lessons emphasizing listening, sharing, discovery and reflection. Ian Sheres, who owns the business with Mark Truscott , said, “Students and their families can use this positive approach to set, evaluate, prioritize, and achieve goals— building strength, respect, responsibility, and hope along the way.”

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Union Bank, N.A.

, has moved its Private Bank office from the Golden Triangle area to 7807 Girard Avenue, Suite 200, above the existing Union Bank La Jolla branch.

Senior Vice President and Regional Director Kay Matherly leads the staff of 15.

Robert Wolford continues to manage the bank branch.

In other Union Bank news, the company has partnered with

Scripps Health

to sponsor its Mobile Medical unit, a 40-foot motor coach equipped with two examination rooms, a nurse’s station, state-of-the-art telecommunications and interior/exterior television screens providing patient education. The unit travels to events around San Diego, as well as neighborhoods that are underserved by health care resources, and provides basic health services and screenings to the community.

Advanced Ice Cream Technologies Corp

., doing business as


, leased 1,750 square feet of retail space for five years at 1025 Prospect St., Ste. 150, from 1025 Prospect Limited Partnership for $606,675.

Mike Slattery and Robert Kuzman of

Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial

represented the lessor in the transaction. The lessee’s representation was not disclosed.

• Brian Scott Archibald, president of La Jolla-based

CyberSafeSolutions Inc.

, launched

to help San Diego families protect themselves online from cyber threats of all kinds.

The website delivers training and technical solutions to promote safe online systems and practices, said Archibald, an IT professional whose clients include NASA Johnson Space Center, National Geographic Television and The American Museum of Natural History.

He also works with individuals at their homes to see that “their computers, networks, cellphones, and mobile computing devices are child-safe, teen-safe, and family-safe,” he said in a press release.

He also uses the name “The CyberSafe Guy to present “CyberSmart CyberSafety Seminars as a community service.

For more information e-mail

or call (855) CYB-SAFE — (855) 292-7233).