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From the Stranger Than Fiction Department: Mother's Day founder was once arrested for disturbing the peace
by MARTIN JONES WESTLIN
May 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The nation's heart was probably in the right place, but one interested party couldn't find a pulse. The year was 1934, and the U.S. Post Office had just issued a pretty carnation-laden stamp in hon...
Here are a few dining tips for No Socks Day
by MARTIN JONES WESTLIN
May 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
May 8 is Mother's Day in the United States, and this year's bash looks to be a good time as always, because so many of us have moms, living or dead. If you're one of the few who didn't get one, nev...
Two UC women embrace Mother’s Day in the best sense
by SANDY LIPPE
May 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
When Debby Knight and Jemma Samala adopted University City as home in back-to-back years (1998 and 1999 respectively), they evolved into moms on a mission. Never did either woman set out to blaze t...
Officials investigate blast at OB apartment building
May 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Authorities are trying to determine what caused an explosion that rocked a three-story Ocean Beach apartment building early May 2, leaving a big hole in the building’s northwest corner. Residents w...
Diabetes can lead to Alzheimer’s disease, La Jolla researchers find
by HANNA LAUKKANEN
May 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The workable human brain wasn’t created to last 70 to 90 years. That’s why our brains have different neurologic diseases when we age, like Parkinson's or Alzheimer's. Senior associate Karthik Bodhi...
Finnish Files: Four months was too short a time
by HANNA LAUKKANEN
May 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
When you move to a new place, it takes time to adjust. When I moved from Finland to San Diego in January, it took me a while to get used to the street names, the people and the atmosphere. I was lu...
Rhapsody on the Point showcases high school musicians
by SCOTT HOPKINS
Apr 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
A celebration of student music will take place May 13 when the Instrumental Music Program people at Point Loma High School take over Shelter Island's Humphreys Concerts venue to showcase the excell...
Golf tourney to raise funds for Point Loma shooting victim
by Lisa MacLarty
Apr 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
“I walked a quarter mile in one hour and 15 minutes yesterday. A year and a half ago I could only walk 100 yards in that time,” said 23-year-old Will Barton in March. When Point Loma High School al...
High-speed car chase begun in La Jolla ends in escape
Apr 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A motorist who fled from officers in La Jolla on April 28 crisscrossed coastal San Diego for about 45 minutes before pulling over in the East Village and escaping on foot. Patrol personnel were res...
OB surfer bitten by shark off Indonesian coast
Apr 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
An Ocean Beach surfer was bitten by a shark off the coast of Bali, Indonesia April 25, riding to shore before passing out. The family of Ryan Boarman, 26, said Boarman was waiting for a wave when a...
Soroptimist International of La Jolla is ‘best for women’
by HANNA LAUKKANEN
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Soroptimist International of La Jolla is a nonprofit organization focused on helping women and girls with services running the gamut from resource for sexually abused women to recognition of high s...
La Jolla writer collaborates with Jane Austen as Mother’s Day nears
by MARTIN JONES WESTLIN
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The morning air at the Bennet household was loopy with the pungent scent of fresh teenagers, especially on Mother’s Day. The girls were predictably full of themselves, looking the other way at mom ...
La Jolla writer collaborates with Jane Austen as Mother’s Day nears
by MARTIN JONES WESTLIN
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
The morning air at the Bennet household was loopy with the pungent scent of fresh teenagers, especially on Mother’s Day. The girls were predictably full of themselves, looking the other way at mom ...
Truck crashes in Point Loma, causes prodigious damage
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
In the early afternoon of April 23, an alleged drunk driver in a white pick-up truck traveled at a high rate of speed up Cañon Street in Point Loma, fish-tailed near Willow Street, sideswiped a car...
Pointers fall to Vikings at Petco Park
by SCOTT HOPKINS
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
For 25 members of the Point Loma High School varsity baseball team, it was an evening they will never forget, three hours of their young lives that will live forever in their memories. On April 18,...
Hone your artistic skills at The Hot Spot Studio
by DAVE SCHWAB
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
If pottery painting and candle making is your thing, check out The Hot Spot Studio in Liberty Station this spring. Budding ceramicists and chandlers can hone their skills at the studio serving all ...
Peninsula Planning Board elects Romanian millennial
by DAVE SCHWAB
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Jon Linney has been elected to lead Peninsula Community Planning Board, which advises the city on important land-use matters. Linney, 24, was elected April 21 to lead the board in his third year of...
THE LOT Liberty Station cinemas and restaurant to open on May 5
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
THE LOT, a luxury lifestyle entertainment company, announced its second location at Liberty Station in Point Loma will open to the public on Thursday, May 5, providing a luxurious, comfortable dini...
Board term limits urged at parks and beaches parley
by DAVE SCHWAB
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A routine discussion about bylaws at La Jolla Parks and Beaches, Inc.'s April meeting turned into a full-blown debate over term limits. During a discussion of old business, audience members Jeff an...
Bite of Point Loma fundraiser feeds Pointers' coffers
by SCOTT HOPKINS
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Hundreds of hungry, happy people will descend upon Liberty Station's finest restaurants Tuesday, May 3 to sample their tastiest wares during the third annual Bite of Point Loma event. The event is ...