San Diego police and Crime Stoppers are seeking help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for commercial burglary at the Barbarella restaurant, located at 2171 Avenida de la Playa. According to police reports, a 30- to 40-year-old white male with a medium build broke into the restaurant at about 1 a.m. on July 12, stealing a safe from the back office that contained an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was caught on Barbarella’s surveillance camera, and he was last seen wearing a baseball cap, horizontally striped white and grey polo-style shirt, dark pants and white tennis shoes. Anyone with information about the identity or location of this suspect should call SDPD’s Northern Division at (858) 552-1700 or Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.
Festival of the Arts winners announced
Organizers of the La Jolla Festival of the Arts recently named its 2012 Best of Show winners, following the showcase of nearly 200 award-winning artists and their works at the 26th annual arts festival in late June. Artists at the festival exhibited creations in a number of different mediums including watercolor, oil, sculpture, serigraph, fine jewelry and photography, with thousands of San Diegans viewing the expansive selection on display throughout the course of the two-day show.
Best of Show winners included Eleanor Murphey for ceramics, Janet Chico for fiber/textiles, Bruce Stowell for glass, Hester van Diggelen for jewelry, Gabriela and Jeremy Firehammer for mixed media, Dean Russell Thompson for painting, Kelli Knack for photography and Jim Martin for sculpture.
This year’s La Jolla festival of the Arts, produced by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis, brought together artists and art lovers for two days of art performances, healthy cuisine, live chalk art demonstrations and live entertainment to benefit Sharp Rehabilitation Services and adaptive sports and recreation programs for San Diegans with disabilities.
For more information about La Jolla Festival of the Arts, visit www.lajollaartfestival.org or call (760) 753-1670.