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BIRD ROCK FIT GETS NEW HOME — Bird Rock Fit announced it is upgrading to a space on the corner of Nautilus and La Jolla Boulevard. Formerly the Dearinger Salon, the space provides more floor space, an outdoor patio, larger changing rooms, shower, off-street parking and more. There will be a grand opening on May 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. open to the community with games, food, drinks, demonstrations and a charity raffle — for every pet food item brought in, visitors will receive a raffle ticket to enter into a drawing for prizes. The food will be donated to a local pet shelter. For more information, visit

JUICE BAR SETTLES IN LA JOLLA — Nekter Juice Bar, which was founded in Costa Mesa in 2010, is opening its first San Diego location in La Jolla at 834 Kline Ave., formerly the home of Extreme Pizza.

Nekter plans to highlight the property by creating a WiFi friendly patio. Nekter La Jolla is projected to open later this month.

ONLINE CHECK-IN PLATFORM OFFERS CHARITABLE EVENT — SpotOn, a digital platform for customer loyalty, announced the launch of its San Diego contest to reach its “150,000th check-in” at more than 300 merchants throughout the county, including some in La Jolla. The 150,000th customer to check in using a SpotOn HotSpot tablet will receive $1,000 in prizes from SpotOn merchants.

Each SpotOn check-in at a San Diego merchant location will warrant a 5-cent donation to The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) of San Diego to support its programs for families, camps, medical equipment, clinics and support groups.

To enter the contest, sign up via tablet or download the mobile app for Android or iPhone. Purchase is necessary to check in. For more information, visit

TEACHERS HONORED AT LA JOLLA KARATE — Local teachers were thanked at La Jolla Karate earlier this month in honor of “Teacher Appreciation Week and Respect Month.” As part of character development program Powerful Words, students invited their teachers to be honored at the school and watch them perform. Teachers from Bird Rock Elementary, La Jolla Elementary, Gillespie School, Stella Maris Academy, The Children’s School and Torrey Pines Elementary turned out.

“Our school teachers are some of the most important people in our community,” said La Jolla Karate instructor Billy Borja. “They’re educating our future leaders. We think of it as a privilege to have them visit our studio.”

SCRIPPS EXPANDS HOSPICE ENDEAVOR — Scripps Health purchased the former San Diego Hospice hospital and eight-acre property in Hillcrest for $16.55 million by offering the highest bid in an auction in federal bankruptcy court downtown. Scripps will use the facility for in-patient hospice care.

Scripps launched its hospice program in February in order to provide options for the patients that had been referred to San Diego Hospice from Scripps. For more information, visit

LIFE LINE OFFERS HEALTH SCREENING — La Jolla residents can be screened to reduce their risk of stroke or bone fracture on May 17 at Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church’s Life Line Screening at 6551 Soledad Mountain Road. Past participants have discovered life-saving information like blocked arteries, irregular heart rhythms and abdominal aortic aneurysms. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call (800) 697-9721 or visit Packages start at $0. Screenings take 60-90 minutes.
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