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People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet Oscar-nominated Cori Shepherd Stern

People in Your La Jolla Neighborhood: Meet Oscar-nominated Cori Shepherd Stern

La Jolla has its own resident Oscar-nominated filmmaker.

OK, it was for producing a documentary short — 2013’s Open Heart, about Rwandan children seeking high-risk heart surgery in Sudan — but maybe you were nominated for an Oscar?

The Light spent an afternoon with Cori Shepherd Stern — who, by the way, also won an Emmy for a virtual-reality film she produced called Collisions — on the roof deck of the stunning 1923 Rudolph Schindler house in El Pueblo Ribera Court that she shares with her boyfriend, Chris, his 13-year-old daughter and their dog, Andouille (“like the sausage,” she says, “because she’s a Dachshund”).

Among other things,...

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