Town Council to hold ad hoc election Dec. 12

The La Jolla Town Council will hold an ad hoc election to fill four board vacancies during its Dec. 12 monthly meeting, 5 p.m. at La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St.

Six candidates are running for the board, including:

Richard Ticho,

founder of the nonprofit Voice of Peace Network, which helps other nonprofits tell their story through video productions.

Ashley Mahmoudian,

a La Jolla native and UCLA graduate who worked on the re-election campaigns of Sen. Barbara Boxer and Congressmember Linda Sanchez.

Alberto Ramirez,


works in the field of biotechnology, and runs a mentoring program at La Jolla High School that provides a vehicle to empower Latino boys to achieve personal goals.

Natasha Alexander,

who works in the residential and commercial real estate divisions of Prudential California Realty in La Jolla. She also helped organize this year’s La Jolla Dancing with the Stars fundraiser.

Courtney Hibbard,

who grew up in La Jolla and says she seeks an outlet to help protect La Jolla’s businesses, parks and overall beauty, while addressing and solving community concerns.

Karen Hickman,

an award-winning real estate professional with more than 22 years of experience and a member of the San Diego Board of Realtors.

—Pat Sherman