A La Jolla High School senior is one of four San Diego students who received the Jewish Community Foundation’s Peter Chortek Leadership Award for demonstrating excellence in community service.
Aurora de Tagyos — along with Ilan Matkovski, Max Matkovski, and Talia Schauder — was awarded for practicing tikkun olam, repairing the world. Tagyos’ project was creating Backyard Bounty, a program that redirects surplus home-grown produce to feed the food insecure.
PCLA recipients receive a $5,400 stipend, $540 to establish a Donor Advised Fund at the JCF, and a professional video made about their project. Applications for the 2020 Peter Chortek Leadership Award will be available in September 2019 and will be due in January 2020. For more information about application criteria, visit jcfsandiego.org/pcla.
TOCAYA ORGANICA LAUNCHES NEW MENU FEATURING ‘GUILTLESS’ BURRITO
What if your cheat meal was no longer cheating? This April, Tocaya Organica is launching a new seasonal menu at all 13 locations across Southern California and Arizona that stars a new burrito: the gluten-free Guiltless Burrito. This burrito is a combination of Spanish cauliflower rice, black beans, tri-color peppers, jalapeno cabbage, vegan chipotle crema, Siete gluten-free coconut wrapped in a cassava flour tortilla with your choice of protein and queso.
The new menu also includes a new protein option, Cilantro Lime Vegan Chicken, and a new dessert, Coconut Churro Bites. A refreshing new cocktail, the CocoPiña, will also be launching at select locations. For more information visit tocayaorganica.com.
LJ COMMUNITY CENTER HOSTS HEALTH FAIR AND ART EXHIBIT
The La Jolla Community Center will host an art exhibit for the Allied Artists Association of San Diego from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 11. The center will also host a health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 31. The fair will include over 20 conventional and natural medicine health experts and free class demos for Zumba, jazz dance, yoga and more. Both events will be held at the center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. For more information, visit ljcommunitycenter.org.
AMERICAN CETACEAN SOCIETY PRESENTS TALK ON LEOPARD SEALS
The San Diego Chapter of the American Cetacean Society will present a talk on leopard seals at 7 p.m. on May 8 at the Sumner Auditorium, 8595 La Jolla Shores Dr. The presentation, given by Douglas Krause, Ph.D., a research biologist with NOAA, will highlight on understanding how Antarctic fur and ice seal populations are responding to a rapidly warming climate in the Antarctic Peninsula. For more information, visit acssandiego.org.
SOUND HEALER DONATELLA MOLTISANTI COMES TO LA JOLLA
Sound healer Donatella Moltisanti will present a scientific discussion on healing chronic illness through music at 10 a.m. on May 14 at Trilogy Sanctuary, 7650 Girard Ave. Moltisanti will talk about the healing powers of music and how she discovered that her debilitating physical pain disappeared when she began studying opera. For more information, visit donatellamoltisanti.com.