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The street vending law is scheduled to be enforced in La Jolla’s parks beginning February 1

Although the City of San Diego’s street vending ordinance can now be enforced in the coastal zone, enforcement will not begin until next week.

Officials from the city of San Diego recently said the first few weeks of January would be devoted to educating vendors about the ordinance and adding signage. Councilman Joe LaCava, whose district 1 includes La Jolla, said on social media that enforcement would begin Wednesday, Feb. 1.

The city council passed the ordinance on March 1, and it went into effect on June 22 in most parts of the city. But their restrictions, which focused primarily on where vendors can operate, could not be enforced in coastal communities while they awaited a review from the California Coastal Commission. The commission agreed in August to withdraw its review and allow enforcement in the coastal zone.

The ordinance includes licensing and health and safety regulations and will restrict the sale of vending machines at Scripps Park, La Jolla’s children’s pool, the Boardwalk of Coast Boulevard between Jenner and Cuvier streets, and major thoroughfares throughout the year throughout the year some business districts, like the boardwalk, shut down La Jolla Shores, according to local officials. Vendors may continue to operate in the cross streets and side streets in these areas.

For more information, call the LaCava office at (619) 236-6611.

Student who applied to relocate UCSD to District 6 will be selected for state commission

Aidan Lin, a UC San Diego student who worked to move UCSD from its current District 1 (including La Jolla) to City Council District 6 in its recent reorganization, was appointed by the state senator to the California Youth Empowerment Commission. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego).

“The California Youth Empowerment Commission is an exciting new opportunity to increase communication and meaningful collaboration between California youth and the state Legislature, the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Governor,” said Atkins.

Lin also serves as a campus-wide Senator for UC San Diego’s Associated Students. Previously, he was vice president of the Associated Students and lobbied for UCSD council district rotation.

In a guest comment of La Jolla light In November 2021, Lin said students at UCSD wanted to get the university out of District 1 because they felt much more in common with people in District 6, which includes Kearny Mesa, Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, Sorrento Valley, and University City. He wrote that District 1 politics was “run by wealthy single-family homeowners in La Jolla” who failed to address the needs of students, particularly affordable housing.

The idea was eventually scrapped and UCSD remained in District 1.

The Hillel Center opens in La Jolla

The Beverly and Joseph Glickman Hillel Center opens in La Jolla on January 15 after a ribbon cutting.

(Melissa Jacobs Photography)

After more than two decades of efforts marked by local struggles and legal challenges, the Beverly and Joseph Glickman Hillel Center opened January 15 in La Jolla.

The 6,500-square-foot center – bounded by La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla Scenic Drive North and the La Jolla Scenic Way – will serve students at nearby UC San Diego by hosting Jewish learning and vacation experiences and providing support services such as food and Showering offers access to students who need it. The center will also host community activities.

According to Hillel of San Diego, his staff serve as mentors and instructors for approximately 2,000 Jewish students entering UCSD, San Diego State University, Cal State San Marcos, and the University of San Diego, and provide “valuable tools and opportunities to be Jewish leaders”.

Prestwick Drive Development to return to the PRC

Plans to demolish a one-story, 2,276-square-foot ranch-style home at 8330 Prestwick Drive and build a new 6,583-square-foot single-family home with a pool, patio, and two garages into the hillside caused lengthy discussions at the La Jolla Shores Permit Review session Committee on January 19, but will return to vote at a later date.

Applicant’s representative, Cori Sanchez of Island Architects, said the proposed home is comparable in setbacks and square footage to how “the neighborhood is right now” and the project is “nowhere near 30 feet tall.” [coastal] altitude limit.”

However, PRC trustee Janie Emerson said she had several concerns about the setbacks on the north side, the size of the home, the way glass would reflect light into neighboring properties and how the project would be viewed from the beach below .

There were also questions about the basement, height measurements and more.

However, Emerson commended the architect for the design and the way drainage was handled.

The applicant agreed to provide further information at a later meeting.

Scripp’s oceanography experiment colors part of the lagoon pink

Pink waves roll in on Torrey Pines State Beach on January 20 as part of an experiment by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Pink waves roll in on Torrey Pines State Beach on January 20 as part of an experiment by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

(Erik Jepsen / UC San Diego)

An area of ​​the Los Peñasquitos Lagoon within Torrey Pines State Beach and Natural Reserve was temporarily colored pink on January 20 as part of an experiment studying ocean dynamics led by researchers at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

The study, titled “Plumes in Nearshore Conditions,” or PiNC, seeks more information on how small freshwater runoff interacts with the surf zone.

The experiment, funded by the National Science Foundation, released an eco-friendly pink dye from the mouth of the estuary of Los Peñasquitos Lagoon. It was the first of three dye releases planned as part of the experiment, with the next round in February.

Researchers will track the fluorescent pink dye from land, sea and sky using a variety of instruments including drones, sensors attached to poles in the sand in the estuary and surf zone, and a watercraft equipped with a fluorometer – a device that measures the fluorescence of the light emitted by the dye.

For more information about the experiment, see

La Jolla immunologist wins national award

Shane Crotty of the La Jolla Institute for Immunology is this year’s recipient of a national award from the American Association of Immunologists.

The Maryland-based organization, representing 8,000 scientists in 71 countries, recently named Crotty a winner of the 2023 BioLegend Herzenberg Award. The award recognizes researchers who make outstanding contributions to understanding B cell biology.

B cells produce the antibodies that recognize foreign or malignant cells and help the immune system destroy them, and are a core part of the adaptive immune system that protects against myriad threats, from viruses to cancer.

Working with institute immunologist Alessandro Sette, Crotty published the first head-to-head comparison of four coronavirus vaccines and documented the strength of the immune response they elicited.

“B cells are amazing and antibodies are amazing,” Crotty said. “I am very grateful to be able to contribute to our understanding of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases and vaccines.”

Salk Institute Receives $1.5 Million Grant for MS Study

Professor Ronald Evans of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla and an interdisciplinary group of institute researchers have received a two-year, $1.5 million grant from the Sol Goldman Charitable Trust, led by cardiologist and Salk Trustee Benjamin Lewis. The prize funds a research project to explore the connections between the gut, brain and immune system in the search for new therapies for patients with multiple sclerosis.

The grant will enable four Salk labs to explore the link between gut health and the mechanisms underlying autoimmune diseases such as MS. The Salk researchers will work with the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins University to identify pathways, cells and biological systems that can translate new discoveries and technologies into new therapeutics.

Soledad Bridge Club is looking for new members

The Soledad Bridge Club is looking for new members to play bridge at one of two local facilities: The La Jolla Cove Bridge Club at 1150 Coast Blvd. in La Jolla and the Soledad Club at 5050 Soledad Road in Pacific Beach.

The La Jolla Club hosts games on Sundays; at the Pacific Beach location on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

More information by email

Kate Sessions volunteer parents Sarah Burge (center) with La Jolla Garden Club members Ginger Taylor and Craig Schniepp

Sarah Burge (center), volunteer parents at Kate Sessions Elementary School, stands with Ginger Taylor and Craig Schniepp from the La Jolla Garden Club, who donated gardening tools to the school.

(Ina Thompson)

The La Jolla Garden Club donated gardening tools to the Kate Sessions Elementary School in Pacific Beach.

The club purchased child-sized watering cans, rakes, shovels, a wheelbarrow and other school tools to enable more students to participate in gardening activities.

The school’s parent-teacher organization, Friends of Kate Sessions, funds the garden and weekly gardening classes for grades UTK through five, where students learn about nutrition, life sciences and the natural environment.

The garden contains several raised beds with vegetables, herbs and berries as well as grapefruit, orange and lemon trees. Produce from the garden will be served in school garden classes and shared with session families.

La Jolla Playhouse awards Kat Yen his 2023-24 directorship

Theater director Kat Yen was awarded the 2023-24 La Jolla Playhouse Directing Fellowship.

Theater director Kat Yen was awarded the 2023-24 La Jolla Playhouse Directing Fellowship.

(La Jolla Playhouse)

The La Jolla Playhouse has announced that Kat Yen has received the new position of Directing Fellow.

The theater’s Directing and Stage Management Fellowship program, which offers two-year positions for a director’s fellow and a stage management fellow, was created last spring as part of the theater’s Action Plan Against Racism, through which the organization strives to become more representative of black people , indigenous and colored people.

Yen is a Taiwanese-American theater director who was born and raised in New York City. She is joining the playhouse this month to begin her directing scholarship. The 2023-24 Stage Management Fellow begins later this year and will be announced closer to the start date.

The two-year grants include full salary and benefits, and provide recipients with an opportunity to gain artistic and administrative experience, including interaction with all departments, guest artists, and community members. Each grant is designed to culminate in a broadcast slot for directing or stage management of a show during the playhouse’s subscription season.

— Compiled by La Jolla Light staff

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