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    Oct 20, 2018 | 3848 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Fall in full effect at La Jolla Shores. DON BALCH/VILLAGE NEWS
    Fall in full effect at La Jolla Shores. DON BALCH/VILLAGE NEWS
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    San Diego Outreach Synagogue San Diego Outreach Synagogue (SDOS), a new independent Jewish congregation led by Cantor Cheri Weiss and the Outreach Band, will hold its inaugural Shabbat celebration on Friday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nobel Recreation Center, 8810 Judicial Drive (behind the San Diego Public Library) in north University City. Musical Shabbat service, followed by a light vegetarian dinner at no cost. RSVP required for dinner at 858-280-6331 or email: Cantor@sdo-synagogue.org. For more information about SDOS, go to sdo-synagogue.org. New solar projects deliver energy to SDG&E customers A newly built solar plant is providing clean, renewable energy to customers who signed up for SDG&E’s EcoChoice and EcoShare programs. The new solar plant and two more that are in development will deliver a combined 42.4 megawatts (MW) of additional renewable energy to the San Diego region, enough to power about 31,800 homes. The Midway Solar III project, owned by Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company, began delivering energy in September. MCASD to break ground on expansion project On Oct. 18, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will break ground on its highly anticipated $95M expansion project in La Jolla.  This momentous event will be led by the museum's David C. Copley director and CEO Kathryn Kanjo, board president Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, and founding principal of Selldorf Architects Annabelle Selldorf. MCASD Trustees and Capital Campaign supporters will be in attendance.  Since its founding in 1941 as The Art Center in La Jolla, MCASD has evolved into a leading visual arts organization of national and international renown. With artworks dating from 1950, the permanent collection includes more than 4,700 objects in all media. International in character, the holdings boast strengths in abstraction and minimalism, California art since 1960, Latin American art, and installation art. As the collection has grown, the building has remained constrained, with inadequate galleries to display its holdings. Prudent real estate acquisitions and strong donor engagement have provided the opportunity for MCASD to expand its La Jolla campus at last. For more information about MCASD's expansion project, please visit www.mcasd.org/expansion.   Get Spooked for Halloween by Master Mentalist, Lior Suchard October is here! Trick or treat yourself to an astonishing performance of mind tricks by master mentalist Lior Suchard Monday, Oct. 29 at the La Jolla JCC. Suchard has previously been a guest on Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Tonight Show, Larry King and has been featured on the Late Late Show with James Corden three times. Do you believe that your mind can be read? Lior Suchard does. Considered to be the world’s greatest mentalist, Suchard routinely reveals the innermost thoughts of even the most skeptical audience member. Don’t miss his mind-blowing, mind-reading performance that the whole family can enjoy! Skeptics are not only welcome but encouraged to attend. Grab your tickets before they’re gone! To be held at Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets cost $55 to $75. For more information, visit my.lfjcc.org. LA JOLLA GIRL SCOUTS EARN SILVER AWARD For nearly four years, members of La Jolla Girl Scout Troop 3803, Selma Hyytinen, Maggie Johnson, Natalie Saham, Allison Foerster and Amber Watt, have been raising community awareness about sudden cardiac arrest, and have assisted in the training of more than 600 middle school students and staff members in Hands-Only CPR/AED (Automated External Defibrillator) use. While working toward their Girl Scout Silver Award, the troop also completed the Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes Foundation’s (SADS) Heart Safe School accreditation process to make Muirlands Middle School the first public school in California to achieve this distinction. These students, along with the Girl Scouts of San Diego, San Diego Project Heart Beat, American Heart Association – San Diego, and San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten, gathered recently to share their journey, and celebrate the school’s accreditation and the students’ Girl Scout Silver award. “This is everything I know that is good and right about public education. About the American Heart Association. About the Girls Scouts USA.” said Superintendent Cindy Marten. “This is what happens when great organizations come together to support the vision of leaders like you girls. I am so proud and so impressed by what you have done. “You girls are leading the way for something that will happen across the district, this state and this nation because you have shown through your leadership how to make it happen. You are amazing leaders and I thank you for what you have done.” Heart Safe School Accreditation for Muirlands Middle School is the culmination of a four-year journey for the girls in Troop 3803 that began after Maggie Johnson’s father went into cardiac arrest while working out. CPR saved his life. In 2014, Troop 3803 began partnering with San Diego Project Heart Beat to provide CPR/AED training to elementary and middle schools in La Jolla. To expand their efforts, the girls reached out to San Diego Unified School District for assistance. In 2016, the district partnered with the American Heart Association, County Supervisor Ron Roberts, and the County of San Diego, which provided a $100,000 grant to purchase Hands-only CPR training kits for students across the district. These additional kits helped the students train more students at Bird Rock Elementary, where their efforts began, and Muirlands Middle. “The American Heart Association has a vision to train thousands of young life-savers across our county, and with funding support from Supervisor Roberts and leadership support from Superintendent Cindy Marten, they were able to bring that vision to life at Muirlands and throughout the district,” said Jennifer Sobotka, American Heart Association San Diego Division executive director. “And that vision is catching on, as we continue to see more examples across the district of students and teachers being empowered through education and taking action, teaching CPR, learning CPR, saving lives….” The Heart Safe School Accreditation program consists of seven elements aimed at raising awareness and preventing sudden cardiac arrest.
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    SeaWorld to add horizontal roller coaster, with zero-g roll, next year
    Oct 15, 2018 | 24010 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Artist's rendering of the Tidal Twister roller coaster.
    Artist's rendering of the Tidal Twister roller coaster.
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    SeaWorld will open a dueling roller coaster, dubbed Tidal Twister, as a new attraction for 2019. The first of its kind in the world, this unique and horizontal ride is an exhilarating experience that demonstrates the power of the ocean. Accelerating to 30 miles per hour, riders will twist and bank as if they are riding the tide along a tight figure-8 track that includes dynamic zero-g roll at the center section. Two trains, holding 16 passengers each, load at opposite ends of the figure-8 and cross in the center with guests facing both forward and backward on the trains. A lower-height requirement of 48 inches makes this attraction a perfect ride for younger guests and families. “There is no other coaster experience in the world like Tidal Twister,” said Hannes. “The two trains duel one another and guests will see the excitement on the faces of other riders. You’ll almost feel like you can reach out and touch them. The tight turns, the inversion and the airtime hill will leave our guests wondering which way is up.” Tidal Twister, elevated 16 feet off the ground, will be located adjacent the Aquaria touch pool and aquarium in the northwest corner of the park, the perfect location to accentuate the new attraction’s conservation element that focuses on sustainable aquaculture and coral reef protection.
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    La Jolla news and community briefs
    Oct 05, 2018 | 27143 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    The amazing Blue Angels precision flying team soared over La Jolla and University City during the Miramar Air Show on Saturday, Sept. 28. DON BALCH/VILLAGE NEWS
    The amazing Blue Angels precision flying team soared over La Jolla and University City during the Miramar Air Show on Saturday, Sept. 28. DON BALCH/VILLAGE NEWS
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    LYFT CHALLENGES SD RESIDENTS TO DITCH THEIR CAR FOR 30 DAYS Ride-sharing has already changed the way Americans depend on owning a car and how we get around cities – but now it’s time to take an even bolder step toward creating a new future of mobility. Lyft recently announced Ditch Your Car, a program offering $584 of transportation credit for San Diegans to give up their cars for 30 days from Oct. 8 to Nov. 6 in favor of getting around town with shared Lyft rides, MTS, Zipcar and Discover Bike San Diego. Starting Sept. 26, San Diegans will be able to register at ditchwithlyft.com/SanDiego for the opportunity to receive credit toward Lyft, MTS, Zipcar and Discover Bike San Diego. “The way that people move around cities is changing faster than ever, and we are excited to challenge San Diego residents to change their everyday habits and give up their car for a month,” said Hao Meng, market manager for Lyft San Diego. “Lyft alone is not the overall solution to overcome transportation hurdles, but by partnering with MTS, Zipcar and Discover Bike San Diego, we are able to create a full menu of mobility options for San Diego residents.” “It’s great that all transportation providers are on board to get people to try alternative modes,” said Paul Jablonski, chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Transit System. “The Ditch Your Car promotion, in conjunction with our Free Ride Day on Oct.2, gives people many ways to explore how to use other modes to travel across our region.” Here’s how it works: 1. Sign up at ditchwithlyft.com/ SanDiego. Fifty people will be randomly selected to participate. 2. Once chosen for the challenge, participants will receive an email with the details of the program (including transportation instructions and credits). 3. Transportation credits include Lyft, MTS, Zipcar and Discover Bike San Diego to get around the city for one month. Winners will receive a $300 Lyft shared credit; MTS Premium Express monthly pass ($102 value); Zipcar membership and free activation, plus $100 drive credit ($132 value); Discover Bike San Diego one month membership ($50 value) ; The Challenge starts Oct. 8 and ends Nov. 6.  Since day one, Lyft has believed that cities should be built around people, not cars or parking lots. Using a mix of multimodal options, it’s possible to rework cities and ditch personal cars. Lyft is committed to being a part of the solution to reduce congestion, carbon footprint and the pain points of personal car ownership in San Diego. NEW SCHOOL YEAR BRINGS MARINE BIO STEM CURRICULUM San Diego students from Helix High School, La Jolla High School, Mission Bay High School, and The Preuss School at UCSD are again participating in Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute’s (HSWRI) “Seabass in the Classroom” (SITC) STEM education program.  The SITC curriculum is popular among students; teaching them about aquaculture and stock enhancement as they raise, feed, tag, and release white seabass into local waters. SITC incorporates scientific lab activities related to the release of cultured marine fish with science curriculum covering everything from biology to chemistry. The students perform daily hands-on fish husbandry and water quality tasks as they gain an understanding of where their food comes from and related aspects of sustainability: environmental stewardship, climate change impact, sustainability of natural resources, and the importance of water quality in animal, plant, and human health.  This program also aims to excite students about possible futures in marine biology. HSWRI’s SITC program is a partnership with Get Inspired! and the California Department of Fish & Wildlife and is funded in part by Chevron Corporation, SDG&E Environmental Champions, and the Samuel I & John Henry Fox Foundation.  Upcoming Seabass classroom delivery: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2:30 p.m. at The Preuss School at UCSD, located at 3750 Voigt Drive. Friday, Oct. 5 at 12:30 and 1:15 p.m. at La Jolla High School, located at 750 Nautilus St. Email fmeda@hswri.org for further questions. GOVERNOR SIGNS NO-HELMET BILL FOR MOTORIZED SCOOTERS Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill absolving adults from being required to wear helmets on electric scooters on city streets. Dockless vehicle company Bird backed the no-helmet law, AB 2989, which also permits scooters to be on streets with speed limits up to 35 mph. State law currently bans scooters on streets with speed limits exceeding 25 mph. Gov. Brown also signed AB 3077, which allows people under age 18, who’ve been cited for not wearing a bicycle helmet, to correct the violation within four months by attending a bicycle safety course and proving they now have a correct-fitting helmet. Both laws take effect Jan. 1, 2019. BIRD ROCK COFFEE ROASTERS WIN AWARDS Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, an award-winning San Diego based coffee roaster, announced today that they received sixteen medals in the 2018 Golden Bean North America Coffee Roasters Competition, which is the world’s largest coffee roasters competition. For more information, visit birdrockcoffee.com. LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES JEANA DE WAAL TO PORTRAY DIANA La Jolla Playhouse announces that Jeanna de Waal will portray the title role in its upcoming world-premiere musical “Diana,” by the Tony Award-winning “Memphis” team of Joe DiPietro (book and lyrics) and David Bryan (music and lyrics), directed by Playhouse artistic director and 2017 Tony Award-winner Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Tony nominee Kelly Devine. The production will run Feb. 19 – March 31 in the Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Theatre. The complete cast and creative team will be announced at a later date. “For this iconic role, we were looking for someone who could portray Princess Diana’s incredible warmth and poise, along with her deep inner resolve to forge her own identity in the highly controlled environment of the royal family,” said Ashley. “A rising star on Broadway, British actress de Waal embodies all these traits and more, and we couldn’t be more pleased to have her on board as we develop this extraordinary new musical at the Playhouse.” de Waal originated the title role of Diana, Princess of Wales at The Powerhouse Theatre reading at Vassar College, directed by Christopher Ashley. On Broadway, de Waal starred as Lauren in “Kinky Boots” and as Heather in “American Idiot.”
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    Governor signs no-helmet bill for motorized scooters
    Sep 25, 2018 | 41959 views | 2 2 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Motorized scooter riders cruise down the boardwalk in Mission Beach. / Photo by Thomas Melville
    Motorized scooter riders cruise down the boardwalk in Mission Beach. / Photo by Thomas Melville
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    Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill absolving adults from being required to wear helmets on electric scooters on city streets. Dockless vehicle company Bird backed the no-helmet law, AB 2989, which also permits scooters to be on streets with speed limits up to 35 mph. State law currently bans scooters on streets with speed limits exceeding 25 mph. Gov. Brown also signed AB 3077, which allows people under age 18, who’ve been cited for not wearing a bicycle helmet, to correct the violation within four months by attending a bicycle safety course and proving they now have a correct-fitting helmet. Both laws take effect Jan. 1, 2019.
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    September 26, 2018
    Eejits. I wish that we could sue the State for negligence.
    Some dude
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    September 25, 2018
    Does anyone know if this new law relates to 50cc (and under) scooters as well?
    La Jolla news and community briefs
    Sep 20, 2018 | 11763 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    A paraglider heads south from the Torrey Pines Gliderport towards La Jolla Shores on Sept. 18. / BLAKE BUNCH/VILLAGE NEWS
    A paraglider heads south from the Torrey Pines Gliderport towards La Jolla Shores on Sept. 18. / BLAKE BUNCH/VILLAGE NEWS
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    Herringbone La Jolla to host ‘Yoga under the Olive Trees’ On Sunday, Sept. 30, Herringbone has partnered up with Lululemon La Jolla for a relaxing Sunday morning yoga session from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. There is no better place to “namaste” than underneath the 100-year-old olive trees especially when the session is followed by brunch. Post-yoga-session enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles or non-alcoholic beverage of choice paired with a two-course brunch menu full of all the sweet and savory classics. You will want to refuel with a refreshing glass of champagne and dishes like Soft Shell Crab Benedict, Pecan Sticky Bun, or the signature Lobster Roll. Grab your mat, come hungry, and be sure to stretch into your Sunday with good vibes that will get you through the whole week. The yoga class and two-course brunch is $45 and tickets can be found at hakkasangroup.com/store/las-vegas/event/151347. Cove relay needs volunteers Volunteers are needed on Sept. 30 for the 17th annual La Jolla Cove 10-mile relay, a celebration of swimming and community giving. The Cove Swim Club donates 50 percent of the proceeds to the Prevent Drowning Foundation of San Diego. This is a great time to support the final event of the season and spread the word about their drowning prevention efforts in San Diego. Lunch and a T-shirt will be provided. Visit preventdrowningfoundation.org/donate to register. A New PATH’s 14th annual ‘Strut for Sobriety!’ On Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hyatt Aventine La Jolla, the Strut for Sobriety! will feature a silent auction and boutique at 10 a.m., followed by a luncheon, awards ceremony, entertainment and fashion show. Anna Curren will serve as honorary chair and Steve Garvey will serve as celebrity honorary chair. Geni Cavitt (TV personality) and Rory Devine (NBCSD) will serve as event emcees; Joe Bauer (radio personality) is our guest auctioneer. An entertaining fashion show, produced by Gretchen Productions and showcasing fashions from Macy’s and local boutiques, will feature professional models as well as guest models in recovery. Strut for Sobriety! received an S.D. Bravo Award in 2012 and in 2014 for Best Gala event using live performers. 2018 PATH to Recovery honorees who are being recognized for their efforts to reduce the stigma associated with substance use disorders are: Susan Burton, Diane Goldstein and Dr. Igor Grant. Virginia Napierskie is the Emerald (Love) Sponsor of the event. September is “National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.” “Strut for Sobriety” coincides with efforts made throughout the country to end discrimination against individuals who struggle with substance use disorders. Addictive illness is a public health problem that affects millions of Americans, regardless of age, cultural background, race or profession. The event benefits A New PATH’s efforts to reduce the stigma associated with substance use disorders in order to increase access to quality addiction treatment services. PATH’s goal is to save lives, heal families and move towards a healthier society. Topaz runway tables of 10 are $1,300 and individual tickets are $90 each. For ticket information or to schedule an interview, please contact A New PATH at 619-670-1184, or email anewpath@cox.net, or visit anewpath.org. Junior surf contest set for Oct. 6 at La Jolla Shores The Windansea Surf Club has announced that entries are now being accepted for its annual Menehune and Junior Surf Contest to be held Saturday, Oct. 6 at La Jolla Shores. Longboard and shortboard divisions for all age groups are offered for boys and girls 16 years of age and under, including the popular (and very entertaining) Super Menehunes for 6-year-olds and under. The event attracts young competitive surfers and their families from throughout the West Coast, Hawaii and Baja California. The granddaddy of all junior surf contests, the WindanSea Menehune contest was first held at La Jolla Shores in 1965 and was won by a young girl, Margot Godfrey (Oberg), a future world champion. For more information or to register to visit windanseasurfclub.org. World-renowned WindanSea Surf Club emerged in the early 1960's from a group of the most accomplished and free-thinking surfers to be found anywhere in the world.  This groundbreaking assembly of the greatest surfing talent ever into the WindanSea Surf Club began in 1963 and led to a long string of victories in California and International competitions. The club also began a tradition of community service, creating a positive public image for surfing and pioneered ecological and beach- access issues. From Legends Skip Frye, Mike Hynson (of Endless Summer fame), and Pipeline surfer Butch Van Artsdalen, to popular stylist Joel Tudor and two-time World Longboard Champion Jen Smith, the WindanSea Surf Club continues to be a force in the surfing world. The WindanSea Surf Club is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 corporation with active members from every generation. The club is still going strong after more than 50 years of competition and community service and relies on the generous support of the community. For more information, visit windanseasurfclub.org.
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