9 Must-Have Back to School Supplies from Hi Sweetheart

Hi Sweetheart Back to School Supplies Very Busy FolderThe best part of going back to school is always the new school supplies—especially when they’re as cute as these. Even if you’re not in school, this season of new beginnings is the perfect time to treat yourself to some of these productivity-boosters from Hi Sweetheart on Ivanhoe Ave in La Jolla.   Continue reading

Photo Gallery: International Day at the Gillispie School

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Today was International Day at The Gillispie School! La Jolla Blue Book stopped by to check out their 11th annual cultural event, which began at 8:45am with a Parade & Flag ceremony and continues until 3pm.

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La Jolla High School Update | Anti-Drug Week


Last November, we updated you on La Jolla High Schools recent participation in cancer awareness week, No-Shave November, and anti-bullying week. This upcoming week, LJHS will be partaking in Anti-Drug week by promoting the dangerous effects of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.

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8th Annual Bird Rock Home Tour

The 8th Annual Bird Rock Home Tour is being held once again this year by the Bird Rock Community Council. Enjoy the day by touring beautifully appointed homes in the famed suburb of La Jolla. Every house will feature its own distinct charm, style, and design. You will find an enormous amount of creative ideas for your own home as well!

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Not only is the tour a great way to explore the homes of Birdrock, but it also contributes to a wonderful cause. All proceeds from the tour will benefit Bird Rock Elementary School.

The Bird Rock home tour will take place on January 25, 2014 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Tickets are $20 per person and can be found at birdrockcc.org. Tickets are also available for the self-guided tour and can be purchased on the day of the event at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters. Please be aware that houses will be announced the day of the event and photography is not allowed. Enjoy the tour and share your favorite houses by commenting below!

5 Reasons Why We Love La Jolla

boomer-beachWhat’s not to love about gorgeous beaches, sunny weather and spectacular shopping? La Jolla is known as a luxury beach community and ultimate tourist destination. But what lures people into La Jolla is all the different types of things you can see and do! Whether you want to shop at designer clothing boutiques or enjoy the beaches, there are a ton of activities for everyone to enjoy. From shopping to snorkeling to sun-bathing, La Jolla has it all! Here are 5 reasons why we love La Jolla.
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Gillispie School’s Robotic Program Scores In Second Year


This past weekend two teams from The Gillispie School’s Robotic Program competed in the qualifying round of the FIRST LEGO League Robotics Competition at the prestigious Preuss School in La Jolla. This was a very special and distinguishable honor for both teams that competed. FIRST LEGO, which stands for ‘For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology’, was founded by Segway inventor Dean Kamen. This is the second year that the Gillispie School has competed as part of its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program.

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Movember Turns LJHS Hairy


Movember has officially taken effect at La Jolla High School. Long beards, untamed mustaches, and hairy legs are noticeably visible in the hallways of campus. As the most popular unofficial school event, Movember is a way to help raise cancer awareness. By ‘unofficial’, we mean that there are no sponsored posters or bulletin announcements promoting the event. It has grown in popularity by word of mouth and on social media. Students, teacher, and faculty can all participate and enjoy watching schoolmates turn from nicely groomed humans, into unkempt mammals. You can expect to see teenage boys becoming more hairy then they already are, teenage girls showing off their extremely hairy legs, and male faculty members starting to look more like lumberjack men than teachers. Continue reading

A “Bright” Community Spotlight: La Jolla Village Montessori School

Walking down Fay Avenue, you can spot the La Jolla Village Montessori School by its bright blue and yellow facade. The school’s sunflower emblem greets people at the door and leads them inside a well-organized classroom, full of every imaginable learning tool.

When I walked in the door, many of the children looked up curiously, yet only for a moment. They seemed incredibly well-behaved, focused and engaged at the tasks in front of them. I voiced my impressions to the director of the school Joanne O’Neil. Joanne just smiled and told me that at her Montessori the motto is to “help me do it myself.” Children are engaged because they choose their own activity and have a multitude of options to explore.

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