La Jolla Community Issues – The Seals At Children’s Pool

The debate over whether or not the seals at Children’s Pool are welcome continues every year. It’s a community issue that gets everyone talking and inevitably ruffles a few feathers. On one hand they bring in thousands of tourists annually, which translate into thousands of dollars spent at vendors around the village, in addition to beautifying the coast here. On the other, they hog the beach, smell bad and use the swimming area like a festival port-a-potty – which makes swimming in an area that was originally intended for people a health hazard. Both sides have valid points and hold water.

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What’s Popular and What’s New at Birch Aquarium

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla has long been a staple of the community and much loved by both visiting groups of schoolchildren and adults on vacation in the area. It’s known for being a great family excursion for families who live in the area or visiting La Jolla. The aquarium is important to the community as its research helps find new ways to help the ocean and creatures of San Diego. Birch Aquarium believes that by promoting conservation through education and research, people will begin to understand why it’s important and be more apt to protect the sea and the environment as a whole. La Jolla Blue Book recently had the opportunity to speak with Kristin Evans, the Education Director at Birch Aquarium, and we learned what’s coming up for Birch Aquarium, how the Aquarium helps educate visitors on the shoreline of La Jolla, and why you should visit Birch Aquarium this year – whether it’s your first or tenth time.

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Win a FREE Parking Spot in La Jolla For a Month!

WIN A FREE LA JOLLA PARKING SPOT FOR A MONTH

Back by popular demand! We are offering one lucky winner a FREE parking pass for the month of December!

Shop or dine in La Jolla Village without having to worry about parking and meter maids! The spot is centrally located in La Jolla Village near shopping, restaurants and within walking distance from the Cove. So finish up your holiday shopping or simply enjoy the fine dining that La Jolla restaurants have to offer.

Here’s how to enter:

Leave a comment on this page telling us what your favorite shopping spot in La Jolla is. It can be a clothing store, flower shop, shoe store… anything at all.

Bonus entries:

  • Follow us on Twitter @LaJollaBlueBook and tweet this:
    “FREE parking in La Jolla for December (value $90) from @lajollabluebook enter here http://bit.ly/sNF2tb”
  • “like” us on Facebook

Make sure to leave a separate comment for each of your bonus entries.

See the rules below and good luck! Questions? E-mail info@bluebookpublishers.com. A winner will be chosen on November 30th at noon.

Rules & Regulations:

Winner will be chosen on November 30 at random from all the eligible submissions.

Recipient will receive a free parking pass valid only during December 2011 for the parking lot located next to the red brick Citibank building at 7911 Herschel Avenue in La Jolla. This parking pass will allow the winner to park in any available non-Citibank designated spots Monday thru Friday, 8:00am until 6:00pm. The parking pass does not include Saturday or Sunday parking or parking at times outside of what’s specified here.

Parking in this reserved parking lot is by permit only and the parking pass decal must remain in your vehicle and visible to an attendant. Although parking is reserved to those with passes, it is possible that spots could be taken by cars without passes which means all the parking spots could be occupied. If this occurs, it’s possible you won’t be able to park even though you have a pass.

The contest winner parks in this lot at their own risk. Please lock your vehicle. Blue Book shall not be liable for any risk, or loss of, or damage to, property of individuals, including vehicles or the contents therein, which may result from the use of parking services.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Good luck and get busy!

La Jolla Beaches & Coastline

Our latest Quiet on the Set video presents a relaxing look at the beaches and coastline of La Jolla CA.

With seven miles of coastline and pacific ocean views, La Jolla beaches rank among the best in the world. With so many beaches to explore, there are endless possibilities for fun in the sun.

This video offers a glimpse into La Jolla surfing, coastline, attractions, and some beautiful Pacific Ocean views.

To learn more, visit the La Jolla beaches guide

Win a FREE Parking Spot in La Jolla For a Month

WIN A FREE LA JOLLA PARKING SPOT FOR A MONTH

If you work, live or visit the La Jolla Village you know that parking is not easy to come by. La Jolla Blue Book wants to save you the parking hassle by offering one lucky winner a FREE parking pass for the month of October!

No more checking your tires for meter maid marks or driving endless circles to find a parking spot. The spot is centrally located in La Jolla Village near shopping and restaurants such as George’s at the Cove, Brooks Brothers, La Valencia Hotel and Tommy Bahama. So get a head start on your holiday shopping or simply enjoy the fine dining that La Jolla restaurants have to offer.

Here’s how to enter:

Leave a comment on this page telling us what your favorite thing to do in La Jolla is. It can be shopping, surfing, dining… anything at all. Bonus entries: Follow us on Twitter @LaJollaBlueBook and tweet this:
“FREE parking in La Jolla for October (value $90) from @lajollabluebook enter here http://bit.ly/oDHJGq” or Subscribe to La Jolla Blue Book via RSS. Make sure to leave a separate comment for each of your bonus entries.

See the rules below and good luck! Questions? E-mail info@bluebookpublishers.com. A winner will be chosen on September 30.

Rules & Regulations:

Winner will be chosen on September 30 at random from all the eligible submissions.

Recipient will receive a free parking pass valid only during October 2011 for the parking lot located next to the red brick Citibank building at 7911 Herschel Avenue in La Jolla. This parking pass will allow the winner to park in any available non-Citibank designated spots Monday thru Friday, 8:00am until 6:00pm. The parking pass does not include Saturday or Sunday parking or parking at times outside of what’s specified here.

Parking in this reserved parking lot is by permit only and the parking pass decal must remain in your vehicle and visible to an attendant. Although parking is reserved to those with passes, it is possible that spots could be taken by cars without passes which means all the parking spots could be occupied. If this occurs, it’s possible you won’t be able to park even though you have a pass.

The contest winner parks in this lot at their own risk. Please lock your vehicle. Blue Book shall not be liable for any risk, or loss of, or damage to, property of individuals, including vehicles or the contents therein, which may result from the use of parking services.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Good luck and get busy!

Free La Jolla Parking Spot For A Month Contest

WIN A FREE PARKING SPOT IN LA JOLLA FOR AN ENTIRE MONTH

Who wants to win a FREE parking spot in downtown La Jolla village for an entire month?

If you work, live or play in La Jolla Village and would like to be rid of your parking woes, at least temporarily for one month, stay posted this week for news of our Win a Parking Spot for a month contest courtesy of La Jolla Blue Book.

If parking in La Jolla is a pain, we are offering the antidote in the form of a La Jolla parking spot in a great location steps from Tommy Bahama, the Post Office, Willis Allen and the La Valencia Hotel!

Stay posted for contest details and rules to be launched later this week via our Blog, Twitter and Facebook.

La Jolla A-1 Hearing Aid Centers

La Jolla Blue Book presents our latest “Quiet on the Set” La Jolla video featuring A-1 Hearing Aid Centers in La Jolla California.

Located in the Crosby Center in La Jolla, A-1 Hearing Aid Centers is a family-owned and operated hearing aid center serving San Diego since 1935.

A-1 Hearing Aid works with each patient’s individual needs and lifestyle to address their hearing needs as well as service and repair all brands of hearing instruments.

With State-of-the-art audio logical equipment and educated, licensed factory trained and certified practitioners you can rest assure you’ll receive a thorough hearing test.

For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation, visit A-1 Hearing Aid Centers La Jolla online or contact them at

7730 Herschel Avenue Ste AA
La Jolla California 92037
858-454-4600

A Guide to the Best Alterations and Tailors in La Jolla, CA

With so many different body types, it’s no wonder that finding the perfect fit in clothing can often times prove to be difficult. Even the priciest designer labels can look less than desirable if they don’t fit well. A good tailor can transform any outfit from so-so to sharp! Feel confident that you look your absolute best with clothes that look like they were custom made for you. You will also get much more use out of a garment that fits well.

Tailoring requires tremendous attention to detail. Don’t trust anyone but the best. Whether it’s simply replacing a few buttons or more detailed work like hemming pants or altering a bridal gown, let the La Jolla Blue Book be your guide in selecting the perfect tailor for all of your alteration needs!

Alterations by Kiki


Looking for an expert La Jolla tailor that offers same day service and reasonable prices? Look no further than Alterations by Kiki. Kiki offers tailoring for men, women and children as well as bridal gown alterations.

For more detailed information, visit them online or call 858-456-7865

Arturo’s Tailor Shop


Arturo’s Tailor Shop in La Jolla guarantees all of their work. They are experts in men and women’s alterations with hems done while you wait.

For more detailed information, visit them online or call 858-729-0146

The Ascot Shop


The Ascot Shop, one of La Jolla’s premiere clothing stores, offers a tailor on site! They offer alterations to any garments so you can be sure you look your very best. Come see why The Ascot Shop is one of La Jolla’s favorite stores!

For more detailed information, visit the Ascot Shop online or call 858-454-4222

Castelli Custom Tailor


Castelli Custom Tailor is an expert tailor that has been in La Jolla for 30 years. Castelli offers alterations for both men and women.

For more detailed information, visit them online or call 858-456-1333

Golden Needle Tailor Del Mar


Golden Needle Tailor in Del Mar specializes in bridal gowns, evening gowns and alterations. They also offer women and children’s accessories.

For more detailed information, call 858-755-1312

John’s Tailor Shop


John’s Tailor Shop has been serving La Jolla for 39 years and was voted best tailor! Your garments will never look better.

For more detailed information, call 858-456-511

Lele’s Tailoring & Cleaning


Lele’s in La Jolla offers both dry cleaning and alterations with same day service available. They also offer custom designs for both men and women with free estimates.

For more detailed information, call 858-551-1130