Events about town
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Surfers line up boards for Survivor Beach. Photo by Don Balch
Surfers line up boards for Survivor Beach. Photo by Don Balch
• Author Beth Hoffman will visit Warwick’s on June 4 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss and sign copies of her latest book, “Looking for Me.” The novel tells the story of a woman putting the pieces of her family’s secrets together amid Charleston and Kentucky’s woodlands.

• On June 18 at 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s will host Scott McEwen, co-author of the No. 1 New York Times bestselling book “American Sniper” for a discussion about his latest thriller, “Sniper Elite.” The novel, inspired by actual Black Ops missions, forces its readers to question how government handles enemy combatants, terrorism and the role of the military. Warwick’s is located at 7812 Girard Ave. For more information, visit or call (858) 454-0347.

• Lt. Cmdr. Rorke Denver will discuss his book, “Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior,” at D.G. Wills Books on June 8. Through his 14 years of action-packed mission experience and a top training role as a SEAL officer, Denver details how the SEALs’ creative operations became front and center in America’s War on Terror and how they alter warfare everywhere. The book discussion will take place at 7 p.m. at D.G. Wills Books, located at 7461 Girard Ave. For more information, visit or call (858) 456-1800.

• In honor of a seasonal fish-spawning phenomenon known as the Grunion Run, which only occurs in Southern California during the highest of high tides, The Marine Room is extending its happy-hour menu into the evening on May 24 and June 8 from 9 to 11 p.m. in anticipation of the fish’s “run” to the beach. The restaurant’s location offers a front-row view of La Jolla Shores and the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the run and tides from the restaurant’s lounge before an evening beach excursion. For more information, visit or call (866) 644-2351.

• UCSD’s Moores Cancer Center will host its seventh annual Survivor Beach on June 2 from 6 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The La Jolla tradition features a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) competition, beach festival with food trucks and hundreds of community members gathered for the morning event in solidarity in the fight against cancer. Survivor Beach will take place at the beach in front of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The cost to participate in the open race is $25 and $50 for elite racers who will compete for a $1,000 prize. The festival is free and open to the public. Visit for more information.
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