La Jolla Beach Spotlight: Boomer Beach

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Ditch the surfboards and boogie boards and become an expert body surfer at the next location on our La Jolla Beach Spotlight series– Boomer Beach. Here is a brief summary of activities that can be found at this beach.
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Interview With Dan Moore Producer Of ‘The Essence Of Surfing’

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The public image of surfing and surfers has come a long way since the days of Spicoli, Point Break and the stereotypes that preceded them. Not that surfing was ever as cheesy and outlandish as those films, but the sport and culture has evolved in a variety of interesting, incredible and amazing ways over time. At the meaty core of it all, the joy of being in the ocean and riding waves is still the glue that binds this subculture together. It’s this foundation that The Essence Of Surfing, a documentary premiering this Friday at the La Costa Film Festival, is exploring. Produced by surfers for the world, it’s a candid look into the hearts and minds of the sports kinfolk – and a mesmerizing visual journey that takes viewers to some of the most sacred places in the ocean.

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La Jolla Weekend Events | September 19 – 21

From a festival hailing all things spicy to La Jolla’s very own block party and the start of San Diego’s official Oktoberfest season, this weekend is going to be action-packed. Get the scoop on all the local hot spots with our La Jolla weekend events list – and be sure to check our Events page, which is constantly getting updated with the latest happenings around town!

20th Annual San Diego Festival of Beer

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When: Friday Sept 19, 6pm – 11pm
Where: Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, 1000 North Harbor Dr., San Diego 92101
What: San Diego’s greatest beer event, the 20th annual Festival of Beer, is here! The indoor/outdoor event will feature live music and 50 different breweries serving up 120 varieties of tasty brews. There will be food items and munchies for sale in addition to a selection of fine wines for purchase by the glass. Each ticket includes admission into the event, 10 (4 oz) beer tastes, and the first 1,500 guests receive a free souvenir event logo tasting mug. Additional tastes may be purchased inside the event.

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Community Spotlight: Windan’Sea Veterinary Clinic

windan'sea veterinary clinic One wouldn’t guess that the charming little 100-year old bungalow at 6911 La Jolla Blvd. has been home to one of La Jolla’s leading animal hospitals since the 1970s, but the weathered blue and white sign out front belies a long history. Windan’Sea Veterinary Clinic has been a highly regarded animal hospital in La Jolla for more than 40 years, and is still providing premiere medical care for pets throughout San Diego. The Blue Book sat down with Nessa Franco, Hospital Administrator and the woman who keeps things running smoothly, to get a little inside information on everything that’s made the clinic what it is today.

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10 La Jolla Restaurants Picks For San Diego Restaurant Week

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San Diego Restaurant Week (Sept 21-26, 2014) is a great time to taste some of San Diego best restaurants. Enjoy delicious dining and excellent views from some of La Jolla best restaurants, from casual to high-end cuisine. Every restaurant specially prepares a prix-fixe menu which can include your choice of an appetizer, one entrée, and dessert. There are a total of thirty-five participating La Jolla restaurants for San Diego Restaurant Week this year. Here are our top 10 must try in no particular order.

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Your Guide to Apple Picking in Julian This Fall

Apple picking, apple cider, and apple pie have been delightful autumn traditions for as long as many of us can remember; every year, local San Diegans make the short drive to Julian to participate in all kinds of activities, which includes picking apples by hand at one of the local orchards or farms. Unfortunately, drought has hit Southern California pretty hard this year and negatively impacted many of the beautiful apple orchards in Julian. A few, including Calico Ranch and Peacefield Orchard, are already closed for the remainder of autumn; despite the bad weather, there are still quite a few places open and ready for pickin’. We’ve got all the information on apple picking in Julian you need right here.

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La Jolla Weekend Events | September 12 – 14

Another week has come to an end! There’s a lot going on in America’s Finest City, so we’ve taken care of the hard part and picked out the best of the best. Here’s our official guide to all the local San Diego and La Jolla weekend events; don’t miss any of the awesome things happening around town.

San Diego Music Thing

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When: Friday Sept 12 – Saturday Sept 13
Where: Town & Country Resort Hotel; 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego 92108
What: SDMT is back for it’s 7th year. Join other music-lovers for two days of panels, mentoring sessions, networking, pop up shops and tons of live music. Enjoy 2 full days of panels, workshops, mentoring sessions and networking; 150+ local, regional and national bands performing at venues around San Diego, including bands like Liars, Meg Myers, Cults, and Deap Vally; and exclusive pop-up shops and live performances. Tickets range from $10-$40.

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The 2nd Annual “So Fine on Kline”: La Jolla’s Very Own Block Party

The 2nd annual So Fine on Kline event, presented by Mary Star of the Sea Church, will be on Saturday September 20 from 10am – 7pm. This totally FREE throwback block party will feature live music; raffles and silent auctions; delicious barbecue munchies; arts and crafts; a Kid Zone for the little ones; and for all you craft beer lovers, a beer garden sponsored by Rough Draft Brewing Co – complete with other “adult beverages” and frozen lemonade. Even better, Uber will be providing FREE rides (one way) to and from the event with the special promotion code “sofineonkline.”

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Alan Arkin, Michelle Monaghan, To Receive San Diego Film Festival Honors

SAN DIEGO (September 10, 2014) – The San Diego Film Festival announced today its 2014 tribute award recipients. Festival passes and tickets to “Variety’s Night of the Stars: A Tribute” event taking place on September 25 at the Museum of Contemporary Arts La Jolla are on sale now. Alan Arkin, Michelle Monaghan, Allison Pill and Saginaw Grant are set to receive San Diego Film Festival Honors.

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