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San Diego’s least-kept secret: a warm pre-summer sunset lights up La Jolla Shores. DON BALCH/VILLAGE NEWS
San Diego’s least-kept secret: a warm pre-summer sunset lights up La Jolla Shores. DON BALCH/VILLAGE NEWS
Promises2Kids’ 10th annual Dream On Concert

On Monday, June 11, Promises2Kids, one of San Diego’s foremost nonprofits, with a focus on foster care and children’s welfare, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Dream On Concert Gala, presented by Kevin and Raegan Prior.  This beautiful event takes place under the stars and is attended by more than 600 philanthropists, community, and business leaders dedicated to creating a brighter future for foster children.  

For the 10th year, Joan Waitt will host this special event at her beautiful La Jolla estate home.

The event begins with a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner, a live auction and a private concert by Rob Thomas.

For ticket information, email [email protected] or 858-751-6623.

or visit 

UC San Diego Baseball knocked out of series

The 22nd-ranked University of California San Diego dug itself an early hole that it nearly battled out of, but fell to No. 23 Southern New Hampshire University, 7-4, in an NCAA Division II Championship elimination game Wednesday night at the USA Baseball National Training Complex.

The eight-team, eight-day, double-elimination tournament is being co-hosted by the University of Mount Olive and the Town of Cary, North Carolina, back in Cary after a one-year move last season to Grand Prairie, Texas.

Third-seeded UC San Diego ended another tremendous campaign as repeat West Region champion, at 43-17 overall. Fourth-seeded Southern New Hampshire, the East Region champion out of Manchester, N.H., improved to 41-16. The Penmen face elimination again on Thursday, May 31, against fifth-seeded Augustana.

UC San Diego trailed 7-0 after the first three frames, but scored in three straight innings from the fifth through the seventh, to make a game of it again. All the while, senior closer Cameron Kurz (Encinitas/La Costa Canyon HS) kept the Tritons in contention with a career-long 4.2 shutout innings of relief. He faced the minimum 14 batters over that stretch, with no hits or walks allowed, and six strikeouts.

The Tritons went down in order in their opening half for the second straight night, before Tom Blandini golfed a leadoff home run for the Penmen, his second on the year and the first to right field of the tournament. Junior first baseman Tyler Durna got over and dove to his right to corral Dakota Mulcay's ground ball, got up and flipped to starting pitcher Jack Rupe, Jr. (San Marcos/Mission Hills HS), for the third out.

Durna doubled through the right side with one gone in the second, but like Tuesday night, UC San Diego could not get him around, a strikeout and fly out ending the frame.

Back-to-back one-out singles had the Penmen threatening for more in their second, and a three-run blast down the left field line by junior shortstop Kyle Pangallo, also his second of the year, made it a 4-0 deficit early.

 La Jolla Veterinary Hospital to host 5th annual ‘Paws & Pints La Jolla’ fundraiser 

At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, The Lot will host the fifth annual “Paws & Pints La Jolla” fundraisers. All of the event’s proceeds go to The Rancho Coastal Humane Society and The FACE Foundation.

“This event is in our community, for the community, and it has evolved into something La Jolla looks forward to year after year,” said event founder Stephanie Coolidge of La Jolla Veterinary Hospital.

The fundraiser features a live auction, silent auction and raffle with items such as VIP Padres tickets, surfboards, art from local La Jolla artists, countless La Jolla restaurant, and hotel, winery, museum and brewery packages.

Local La Jolla merchants donate jewelry, museum pieces, high-end apparel and gift card packages second to none. There will be a  "Wine Grab" featured at the event and a photo contest for you and your four-legged friend on the red carpet.

The Rancho Coastal Humane Society is responsible for finding homes for thousands of animals all around San Diego County.

The FACE Foundation is a non-profit that provides financial assistance for San Diego animal owners who are unable to afford the cost of their pet’s life-saving emergency veterinary care.

F.O.C.A.S. stands for “Friends of County Animal Shelters” and was started in La Jolla by La Jolla residents Peggy Howell and Sue Geller in 1982. The program is now managed by Rancho Coastal Humane Society.

Join La Jolla Veterinary Hospital in making a huge impact on the animal-welfare community right here in the Village.

To RSVP, visit

St. Germaine Children’s Charity to announce 2018 Grant Recipients at Luncheon.

The St. Germaine Children’s Charity Grant Recipients will be announced on June 6 during the charity’s annual luncheon held at The La Jolla Country Club. St. Germaine Children’s Charity is proud to announce the grant monies awarded for this year will total over $149,000. Also announced at the luncheon will be the 2018 Barbara Christensen Heart of San Diego Award winner.

This award is named in honor of St. Germaine Children’s Charity founder, Barbara Christensen, and is awarded each year to a qualified nonprofit organization that upholds her vision that all children will be loved, cherished and free from harm.

The recipient exemplifies the mission of St. Germaine and has a proven track record of excellence in serving children. The installation of the 2018 board will take place at the luncheon as well.

Friends from the press and media are invited to the luncheon as guests of St. Germaine Children’s Charity.

St. Germaine Children’s Charity is a California nonprofit corporation founded in 1984 and is committed to preventing child abuse and improving the lives of abused and neglected children in San Diego. To date, St. Germaine has donated over $4.5M in monies and an estimated $1.7M of in-kind donations to the San Diego community.

For more information, contact Julie O’Brien at [email protected]
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