Beat the Heat in La Jolla

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Summer may be winding down, but the heat hasn’t dissipated all that much. Rather than sitting and suffering, especially now that the Santa Ana winds are upon us, consider these five ways to beat the heat.

  1. Get in the water!

What’s the fastest way of cooling down? Why, of course, it’s leaping into the cool, soothing waters of the expansive Pacific Ocean! In excess of 70 miles of beaches dot the La Jolla and greater San Diego coastline, thus there is unquestionably plenteous space for everybody (and their brother!) to unfold their towels, prop up an umbrella, and dash into the sea to catch some surf.

And speaking of catching a wave or three, more than a few beaches in La Jolla are perfect for surfing when you’re visiting lovely San Diego. Some of these include Black’s Beach, La Jolla Shores, and Windansea. Black’s Beach has some of the better waves all year long, at times reaching a height of 12 feet during the winter months. La Jolla Shores, with its ever gentle waves, is an idyllic beach for beginning surfers. In addition, it has many surfing schools if you’re looking to take some lessons (no tests!). Furthermore, Windansea is a well-known surfing beach on the south side of La Jolla. It features a consistent surf break, as well as areas for chillaxing and getting’ that sought after tan on. Due to its immense popularity, it can get jam-packed.

  1. Get under the sea

Why not consider diving under the surface and exploring the underworld beneath the ocean? La Jolla Cove provides some of the better snorkeling in all of San Diego, replete with a wealth of marine life. During the summer months, the waters of the cove become home to leopard sharks, but don’t sweat it, they guys are not hostile and are actually amazing to observe as they swim along the cove’s floor.

And guess what? You can really beat the high temps by scuba diving along La Jolla Canyon, an area under the water that is rich with marine life and moreover has plenty of places to explore. 

For a guided La Jolla snorkel tour complete with snorkel rentals, consider contacting one of the following:

La Jolla Kayak, 2199 Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla Shores. (858) 459-1114.

For wet suits, snorkeling equipment, swim suits and other snorkel accessories, contact:

Mitch’s Surf, 631 Pearl Street, La Jolla. (858) 459-5933.

Clairemont Surf, 6393 Balboa Avenue, San Diego(858) 292-1153.

  1. SUP, bro?

Dig this. Take an opportunity to cool off with awesome ocean breezes and explore the seawaters of La Jolla on a surfboard, kayak or stand-up paddleboard. And don’t sweat it, let it if you are splashed or even fall head over heels in the Pacific, since the water will only assist you in dodging the heat.

Not into the water so much? No worries! You can also cool down with the invigorating ocean air while snapping an abundant amount of pics of the San Diego coastline on a cruise around the bay and Pacific Ocean. 

  1. Get Inside

Looking to dodge the sun altogether? Yeah, we heard that! Sometimes you just need to give your skin a break for a bit and appreciate the soft air of luxury air-conditioning! But rather than merely dumping your patooie in a huge room eyeballing the spectrum of paint on the wall, why not cool off indoors with entertaining live theatre, incredible exhibits and enlightening fun at various local museums, or even peeping alien creatures and explosions at a movie theater. You in? Well, simply visit our La Jolla Arts & Culture Section to learn more. 

  1. We scream for ice cream… and beer!

Nothing says chillax like creamy ice cream, freezing popsicles and other icy treats. Allow the gang to choose their favorite flavors and then find an enjoyable shady spot to unwind and beat the heat.

For those over 21, and under 127, why not spend the afternoon sampling La Jolla’s astounding, cold craft beer? Consider staying safe and visiting a few breweries

 

More Tips to Beat the Heat

Always remember to remain safe while you are out delighting in San Diego’s warm climate. Continuously drink water to remain hydrated, frequently apply sunscreen, wear a hat/cap and lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing to protect your skin, and be sure to take consistent breaks from the sun by putting your feet up in the shade or relaxing indoors.


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What’s Happening In La Jolla & San Diego this Weekend: August 26 – 27

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The great thing about La Jolla and the greater San Diego area, aside from our near-perfect weather, certainly has to be the wide spectrum of events each and every day of the week. The weekends are always chock full of fun things to see and do, whether alone, with your loved one, or with the entire family. Here are some of this weekend’s notable happenings.

Carlsbad Music Festival

Friday 6 p.m. through Sunday, St. Michael’s Campus in Carlsbad

Get ready for a full weekend of a wide variety of musical entertainment as the 14th annual Carlsbad Music Festival takes over the St. Michael’s Campus. The festival highlights include in excess of 60 musical performances of creative music across all categories. Indeed, contemporary classical, indie rock, world music and electronic for the nationally renowned event mere steps from the ocean. While some of the concerts are absolutely free, others are ticketed (please see the website link). And what would a great variety of musical entertainment be with a Green Flash beer garden, an artisan market, and plenty of food trucks? Tickets for one day begin at $40 and include access to all ticketed venues. The festival is located on the sea at 2775 Carlsbad Blvd.

Pizza & Beer Festival

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Suds, swag and song take front and center stage Saturday at the Seaside Concert Area. Get your free sample brewski’s and peep out in excess of 100 different craft brews. These include difficult to locate specialty brews and esteemed faves from the San Diego brewing scene. Brewery representatives will be present offering up awesome beer swag, as well as answering your questions about their specific brewery and beers. And what goes better with beer other than deliciously melted, hot pizza!? Some of the San Diego areas finest mobile pizza ovens will be serving up heavenly cheesy delights that pair up with your favorite suds. Additionally, those in attendance will be able to take a chill pill, kick back, and listen to various DJ’s as well as live bands all throughout the afternoon. Admission to the Summer Concert Series is absolutely free, and features Slightly Stoopid performing on the Seaside Stage following the final exciting race of the afternoon. Patrons will be able to sample five 7-oz. tastings (hey, that’s 3 regular sized beers!) for a mere $20. In addition, regular-sized craft beers are on hand for purchase. Admission into the Pizza & Beer Festival locale is free with a track admission of $6. The event is located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard in sunny Del Mar. Get some!

San Diego Festival of Books

Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Point Loma

The maiden book festival for the entire San Diego community takes root this Saturday in Point Loma. Grab the whole family and head for a celebration of books! Readers and authors alike will have a chance to swap stories, bond, and share their appetite for all things books. More than 40 San Diego area published writers will partake in the inaugural festival via dialogs and book signings. In addition, there will be live entertainment, food, various vendors, a Children’s Pavilion and much, much more. Join notable authors such as local star, Bill Walton, and many more. Admission to the festival is free. Panel discussion tickets are only $3 each. For every ticket sold, $1 will be donated to the San Diego Council on Literacy. The San Diego Festival of Books takes place at VENUES Liberty Station in Point Loma. The physical address is 2641 Truxtun Road, which is located across the street from The Lot Movie Theater. Parking is available.

Bike the Bay

Sunday, 7 a.m., Coronado Bay Bridge

7 a.m., Coronado Bay Bridge

If you’re like many San Diegan’s, you have probably wondered what it is like to park your car and walk the Coronado Bay Bridge. Don’t get your hopes up walking, but consider taking advantage of a fantastic opportunity to ride your bike across the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge. Rise and shine like the star you are early this Sunday, don your required helmet, and prepare for an enjoyable day. Please note that this is a non-competitive event. Instead, the 10th annual bike ride is for riders of all skills to adore San Diego’s scenic, spectacular views. The 23-mile ride takes riders through five communities and ends with a post-ride festival with food, drinks and entertainment. The ride begins at the Embarcadero Marina Park South. Proceeds from the Bike the Bay event benefit the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, a non-profit organization enthusiastically devoted to making bicycling better in San Diego. Kindly note that no riders under the age of 10 are permitted, and also no pets are allowed. Click the link for additional information and FAQ’s.

Congratulations to Laurie Edwards Tate and At Your Home Family Care

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Congratulations to Laurie Edwards Tate and At Your Home Family Care for their recent proclamation by the County Of San Diego for their outstanding service, leadership and community commitment to the health and wellness of county residents proclaiming  August 11th “At Your Home FamilyCare Live Well San Diego Day”.

 

What’s Happening This Weekend: August 18 – 20

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Summer is winding down but several fun and exciting events are on tap for the La Jolla and greater San Diego area this weekend. Whether with your bestie, other half, or the kids, consider one or more of these notable events.

2017 Del Mar BBQ State Championship
Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

What better way to wrap up the summer weekend than with some of the absolute best BBQ in the world! In excess of 40 of the country’s eminent pro BBQ pit masters, indigenous restaurants and cooks will be vying for top billing in the State Championship for more than $15,000 in cash awards. Attendees looking to get their eat on may opt to buy four 2 oz. competition-ready samples of brisket, pork, pork ribs, chicken, steak and/or dessert for a mere $10. The easy on the pocketbook Hamilton also includes a People’s Choice ballot to vote for your favorite BBQ contestant. Get out and kick it with yummylicious BBQ samples, craft beer, and live entertainment all through the day. The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club is located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard in Del Mar.

9th Annual Fairy Tales in the Park
Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Prado Theater

For the 9th year running, the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet in Balboa Park is proud to present “Fairy Tales in the Park.” Parents of youngsters will want to bring along the kiddos for this awesome introduction to ballet. Think of it as a fascinating morning or afternoon of storytelling through dance for ballet devotees of any age. This year’s shows, directed by Artistic Director Danika Pramik-Holdaway, feature enduring stories such as “Rapunzel,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Beauty and the Beast.” The 9th Annual Fairy Tales in the Park also offers attendees a first look at the freshly heralded spring ballet A Midsummer Night’s Dream which is narrated by a professional storyteller. It is a quirky, interactive dance routine that fuses the splendor of ballet with the exhilaration of cherished narratives fun for families and audiences of all ages! Head on over to the Casa del Prado Theater stage in Balboa Park! And, prior to or subsequent to the show, be sure to visit Fairy Tale Village for entertaining interactive activities such as face painting, crafts, and more. Families may access this enchanting event at 1650 El Prado for $12 a head.

41st Annual World Bodysurfing Championships
Saturday & Sunday 6:30 a.m. onwards – Oceanside Pier

Entries are already closed for the 41st annual bodysurfing competition which is set to host around 400 bodysurfers from around the world. Participants will vie for world titles in their respective age divisions for trophies and prizes. The men and women’s Grand Champions will be crowned on Sunday, the final day. The contest is expected to begin at 6:30 a.m. both mornings. The event is adjacent to Oceanside Pier and is entirely free.

 

Spanish Sunday
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at La Plaza La Jolla

Get out to La Plaza in La Jolla this Sunday for Spanish Sunday brought to you by Monarch | Arredon Contemporary. Need to brush up on your conversational Espanol? De nada! Pop in and practice your informal Spanish all the while kickin’ back to Spanish music in the very heart of downtown La Jolla. During the free event, an overview of all current Spanish artists on display, including Lei Tang and Andre Desjardins, will be presented in, what else, Spanish! La Plaza La Jolla is easy to find at 7863 Girard Avenue. RSVP is recommended by calling (858) 454-1231.

Back to School Choices in La Jolla

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It’s that time of year. Summer is winding down, and it’s time to start thinking about getting the kiddos to school. 

While your children might not be thinking about it, good parents are ever seeking to provide what is paramount for their kids, and this is undoubtedly spot-on when it comes to the education that they obtain. Inhabitants of the La Jolla vicinity will be content to know that there are a number of superb La Jolla Schools for all grade levels. Consequently, in the event you have a tot who is just beginning preschool, or you have an older teen in high school or even headed to university, you can surely find great choices in and around the greater La Jolla area.

Parents will discover some outstanding public schools in La Jolla for elementary, middle, and high school. In fact, the public schools in La Jolla have consistently high scores and rankings, so you can be ensured that your kid is getting a quality education with highly effective teachers and administrative staff. Furthermore, as a parent, you possess the opportunity to choose from among some of the finest private schools in the contiguous United States in the La Jolla vicinity should you have a preference for your youngster attending a private school. And, for those moms and dads who desire to look more into some of the private school choices, what follows are some of the preeminent that you should take the time to consider.

All Hallows Academy offers education for K through the 8th grade. This Catholic school provides a robust focus on education as well as the principles of the Holy Bible. In addition, Evans School is yet another remarkable choice as generations of La Jolla residents can attest to. Located on Mount Soledad in an appealing setting, Evans features an exclusive curriculum that challenges all aspects of a youngster’s mind. Since Evans is an elementary school, you’ll need to plan ahead with respect to where to send your child(ren) for middle school.

For mom’s and dad’s seeking for K-12 opportunities, you might want to think about the Francis Parker School. This is a non denominational school that provides students with distinguished academic programs for college prep as well as a strong athletics program. Now 104 years old, and with lower, middle, and upper school classes, your kid(s) will be able to enter Francis parker from their first years of school till graduation. The school offers two locations, one for your child’s early years in nearby Mission Hills, and another for middle school and high school close to the University of San Diego. Moreover, Francis Parker is truly among the elite college prep schools but is nevertheless exceptional what with their emphasis on bringing into being well-versed students who can participate in athletics, arts, music and much more during their attendance.

Bishop’s School is yet another of the more popular private schools in La Jolla. They provide excellent schooling for kids from the 6th grade through their senior year. In addition, they offer a great academics program along with a hugely successful sports and arts programs. While Bishop is comparable in status and stature to Francis Parker the former is an Episcopal School. With a 9 to 1 student-teacher ratio, strong academics, an immensely efficacious and spirited athletics program, as well as a distinctive focus on arts, Bishop’s is a vibrant prospect for kids and parents alike.

Furthermore, there are more than a few Montessori schools in La Jolla that have stellar reputations. For example, Montessori Institute of San Diego is located over the YMCA, La Jolla Village Montessori is situated in the village on Fay Avenue, and Montessori School of La Jolla sits atop Mount Soledad. All three quality schools start taking students as young as 18 months of age, and since each one possesses an exceptional status, one way to choose from these schools is to consider which location is most convenient for you and your kids.

The above-mentioned institutions of learning are only some of the fantastic schools in the La Jolla area. And don’t discount the quality public schools to choose from as well. When you are searching for a school for your kids, it’s always a good idea to pop in and visit their location so you can learn as much as you can about the different programs that they each offer. In this manner, you, the concerned parent, will be able to make an educated judgment and consequently send your youngster(s) to the school that will suit him/her the best.