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Cheetah conservationist to talk, sign book at Africa and Beyond
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Laurie Marker, one of the world's big cat experts and a leading authority on the cheetah, will be speaking on cheetahs and signing her book, “A Future for Cheetahs,” on Monday, Sept. 22, between 12...
For better or worse, La Jolla may be getting what it's asking for
by MARTIN JONES WESTLIN
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Eateries with the handle "Azul" have recently closed in Seattle, San Francisco, Albuquerque and San Antonio; and now San Diego has added an entry to the list with the Sept. 2 closure of The Steakho...
Woman gets detention in La Jolla bank fraud
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A woman who pleaded guilty to making a false statement to a federal agent about her role in obtaining a $1.8 million fraudulent loan from a failed La Jolla bank was sentenced Sept. 12 to eight mont...
Murder charge added in La Jolla auto death
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
A murder charge has been filed against an alleged drunken motorist who made a U-turn on Morena Boulevard and killed a La Jolla waiter on his way home from work on his motorcycle. Initially, Jeremy ...
50th hydros are history
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
An emotional J. Michael Kelly won the 2014 Bill Muncey Cup at San Diego Bayfair hydroplane races on Sept. 14, capping the three-day event's 50th-anniversary celebration after leader Jimmy Shane was...
Tenth annual Restaurant Week: What's in a name?
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
This year's San Diego Restaurant Week, organized by the local chapter of the California Restaurant Association, marks the end of the event's first decade, with more than 180 of the county's eaterie...
Harry's Coffee Shop building sold in $6 million purchase
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A San Diego developer has purchased several retail buildings with adjacent land in La Jolla for approximately $6.17 million – and one includes a landmark that traces its history to the Brooklyn Dod...
Athenaeum's Murals of La Jolla is a popular wall-to-wall project
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
If necessity is the mother of invention, then the Great Depression gave birth to public art in the United States. Franklin Roosevelt's effort to fuel the country's collapsing workforce resulted in ...
Balboa Theatre is site of SD Opera recital (and a traffic jam)
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
What a way to open an opera season! When San Diego Opera education director Nicolas Reveles and board chair Carol Lazier walked onto the stage of the Balboa Theatre on Sept. 5, the audience greeted...
Anonymous donation fuels Scripps' plan for ocean-study hardware
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
An anonymous donor to UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography has committed $500,000 to bring sensor, instrument and platform concepts developed by Scripps scientists to completion, enabling cre...
SAFELY AT HOME
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Attack submarine USS La Jolla, the neighborhood's military namesake, returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Sept. 3 following its final regularly scheduled deployment before its decommission...
Planning group votes down parade name change following request for closure of streets
by DAVE SCHWAB
Sep 18, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A routine request to close down streets for the annual December La Jolla Christmas Parade turned into a debate over making the parade’s name faith-neutral, with the issue voted down 9-5-2 by La Jol...
Village's public right-of-way is target of clean-up effort amid city code enforcement
by DAVE SCHWAB
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
With the aid of the city and code enforcement sweeps, coastal communities like La Jolla are cleaning up their acts, eliminating illegal signage and intrusions into the public right-of-way (PROW). “...
Junior Lifeguards host counterparts from TJ, Rosarita during festival
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The annual San Diego Junior Lifeguard Ocean Festival wrapped up another successful event Aug. 2 in Mission Beach.   The competition began with the Willie Calabrese Memorial Run Swim Run and a 4-mil...
Safety measures ramped up at Fiesta Island after car plows into cyclists
by DAVE SCHWAB
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Traffic and engineering improvements are being made to Fiesta Island in the wake of a horrific accident a month ago during which nearly two dozen cyclists were plowed into by a wrong-way driver sus...
Quick Hits
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
CREDIT INFO COMPROMISED IN SECURITY BREACH AT 5 HOTELS Credit and debit card information of as many as 55,000 guests who stayed at five hotels in San Diego was compromised in a security breach, the...
Education Notebook
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
MISSION BAY HIGH SCHOOL • MBHS will host an Open House/Back to School Night on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Enjoy dinner provided by Woodstock’s Pizza from 5 to 6 p.m. and then gather in the auditorium for a...
La Jolla High, Bishop's field hockey teams finding leaders early on
by DAVE THOMAS
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Although it is still early in the scholastic field hockey season, La Jolla High and The Bishop’s School are finding leaders on their respective rosters. At La Jolla High, head coach Paula Conway li...
THUNDER ON THE BAY: Bayfair powerboat races mark 50 years of thrills, spills
by JOHNNY MCDONALD
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Jimmy Shane’s Oberto hydroplane was the first across the finish line, but, instead, runner-up J. Michael Kelly got the checkered flag, signaling that he was the Bayfair race victor for the coveted ...
Packed house expected for MB centennial finale
by DAVE SCHWAB
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s been a year of great celebrations as Mission Beach caps its 100th anniversary observance this month with a Centennial Festival & BBQ Competition between Belmont Park and Ventura Boulevard — an...