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A research vessel launches from Scripps Pier on Oct. 17. / PHOTO BY BLAKE BUNCH
A research vessel launches from Scripps Pier on Oct. 17. / PHOTO BY BLAKE BUNCH
UC San Diego names five athletes to Hall of Fame

The University of California San Diego Department of Intercollegiate Athletics inducted four new members into its Hall of Fame during a ceremony Sunday at the Great Hall on campus.

The fifth induction class includes Derek Armstrong (men's soccer coach, 1982-2007), Dana Chaiken (softball, 1988-1991), Rosanna Delurgio (swimming and diving, 2002-2005), and Tim Rapp (men's basketball, 1987-1991).

"Our Hall of Fame exists to provide a place where we look for, and find, true inspiration," said UC San Diego director of athletics Earl Edwards. "Today, it is our great honor to welcome [the Class of 2017] into the UC San Diego Hall of Fame. They represent for us the very best of what we all can be if we just try. Their achievements speak for themselves, their successes and motivations are clear. "

The 2017 inductees span the years of 1982 through 2005. Armstrong is the second coach to become a UC San Diego Hall of Famer. Chaiken is the first softball player to go in, while Delurgio is the fifth swimmer and Rapp is the second basketball standout to be named to the Hall of Fame. The foursome brings the total number of Hall of Fame members to 27.

Hemlock Society celebrates 30th anniversary

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Hemlock Society of San Diego will hold an all-day conference, Achieving a Peaceful Death: What We Have Learned in Thirty Years, on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sheraton La Jolla.

Since its founding in 1980, the Hemlock Society has always explored other than traditional end-of-life models. Conference attendees will learn all about them: what methods are available in this country and what are being used worldwide.

They will also learn about the possible alternatives to living with dementia.

Boy Scout Troop 506 open house

All boys and girls 10-17 years old are invited to the Boy Scout Troop 506 Open House, held on Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the La Jolla United Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. Troop 506 is a great place for all boys looking for outdoor adventure, service to others and fellowship. For more information, visit or contact scoutmaster, Jacques Naviaux, at

SD Bar Foundation hosts ‘An Evening in La Jolla’

The San Diego County Bar Foundation’s (SDCBF) 20th annual “An Evening in La Jolla,” the signature fundraising event for the San Diego legal community, has raised $120,000, providing much needed legal resources to foster children and at-risk youth, the sick and disabled, the elderly, immigrants, domestic violence victims, and more.

The Sept. 23 event at the Birch Aquarium gathered more than 350 legal and business professionals from the San Diego community. Judges, lawyers and legal supporters socialized while enjoying an array of food stations, a full champagne bar, and a live band. Attendees learned the impactful story and accomplishments of the California Veterans Legal Task Force, one of SDCBF’s Indigent Criminal Defense Fund recipients.

To get involved with the San Diego County Bar Foundation, donate or learn more, visit

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Susan G. Komen San Diego’s 21st annual Race for the Cure is the county’s largest 5K and 1-mile walk/run. It will be held on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 8 a.m. in Balboa Park. When government-funded programs or private insurance is unable to fulfill the community’s need, Komen San Diego steps in to fill the gaps for breast cancer patients. With the money raised from the Race for the Cure, Komen San Diego is able to cover costs for diagnostic mammograms, biopsies, ultrasounds, research, meal delivery, temporary financial aid, patient navigation, breast health education and advocacy. 

Herringbone partners with James Beard House

In early October, founding chef Brian Malarkey and the Herringbone culinary team brought the ocean, land, and sea to one of the James Beard Foundation's most notable events – A Beard House Dinner in New York City.

In honor of this prestigious event, Herringbone La Jolla will be hosting a special, one-night-only tribute dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., with a menu featuring the five courses Malarkey and his team served at the New York City event. Each course will be accompanied by a vintage varietal handpicked for each location.

For more information, visit or call 858-459-0221.

David Sedaris at UC San Diego ‘ArtPower’

One of America’s preeminent humor writers, David Sedaris, returns to ArtPower presented by UC San Diego on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. An ArtPower fan favorite for many years, best-selling author Sedaris returns with fresh writing and biting social critiques that make him a master of satire.

He has recently released two new books: a collection of his diaries titled “Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977–2002)” (May 2017) and “David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium.” (October 2017).

The event will be held at the Balboa Theatre, located at 868 Fourth Ave. in downtown San Diego.

Tickets cost $40–55. To order tickets, visit

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