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VILLAGE NEWS Scott Appleby & Kerry ApplebyPayne LA JOLLA A Family Tradition of Real Estate Success 858-775-2014 LA JOLLA’S PREFERRED SOURCE FOR LOCAL NEWS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012 San Diego Community Newspaper Group DRE#01197544 DRE#01071814  Volume 18, Number 7 Chargers cornerback Antoine Cason, left, trains with Jay Hoehn at Armone’s Core Connection in La Jolla. MARIKO LAMB | Village News Elite athletes, trainers and chefs converge in La Jolla BY MARIKO LAMB | VILLAGE NEWS Hollywood glamour comes to La Jolla for shopping center’s grand re-opening BY MARIKO LAMB | VILLAGE NEWS A red-carpet grand opening One year of construction and $180 million later, Westfield UTC is finally unveiling its fresh new look, imbued with sunny open-air plazas, beautiful gardens, a revamped outdoor dining terrace and an exciting new spread of retailers, restaurants and services available to discerning La Jolla shoppers. A fusion of sustainable cutting-edge design, environmentally friendly materials, eco-friendly amenities and a host of stateof-the-art shopping conveniences culminates in a smart, resort-style setting that reflects the community from which it was inspired. Airy pedestrian-friendly walkways, familyfriendly amenities and play spaces, and relaxing lounges and seating areas make the reopening of the overhauled Westfield UTC a much-anticipated event by shoppers and University City residents alike. Entertainment at Westfield UTC For those seeking an escape via a premium movie-going experience, turn to ArcLight Cinemas to satisfy visual cravings in an optimized, undistracted viewing setting. The SEE UTC, Page 8 Westfield UTC will re-open amid Hollywood stardom with international pop sensation Natasha Bedingfield and E! News host Giuliana Rancic providing entertainment for the celebration on Nov. 15. Living World Entertainment will kick off the evening with a performance of “Oceana” at 6:30 p.m. followed by a check presentation to the Surfrider Foundation and a 7 p.m. fashion show hosted by Rancic. The all-star lineup will continue with a 30-minute acoustic performance by Bedingfield, followed by celebrity DJ Sid Vicious spinning beats at 8 p.m. at the Palm Plaza. The event is free and open to the public at Westfield UTC’s Palm Plaza, located at 4545 La Jolla Village Drive. A chef, a health expert and a football player. What may appear to be an unlikely trio can often be seen giving it their all for any range of heart-racing morning workouts at Armone’s Core Connection on Girard Avenue. Like the fitness-studio version of “Cheers,” everyone is greeted by name at Armone’s, no matter who walks through the door. Whether it be Chargers cornerback Antoine Cason or locally renowned chef and triathlete Giuseppe Ciuffa, everyone gets the QUICKHITS LJ Karate teaches more than defense La Jolla Karate co-owners Mark Truscott and Ian Sheres are not only teaching youth the values of character development, they are practicing what they preach. The pair recently raised more than $3,000 for the Parent-Teacher Organization at La Jolla Elementary School (LJES), which will be used to fund its cultural arts program. In addition to martial arts and selfdefense, students in the school’s afterschool Life Lessons Character Development program learn the values of self-discipline, focus, attention, selfconfidence, self-control, courtesy and respect at the weekly sessions. “The children learn basic martial arts skills and self defense, but the same treatment, enjoys the same camaraderie and works equally hard to achieve their fitness goals with personal trainer and nutrition consultant Jay Hoehn. Hoehn’s revolutionary nutrition guide and workout regimen focuses on maximizing his clients’ endocrine functions, making them feel and look younger, healthier and more energetic. He customizes each program to his client’s specific needs, facilitating achievement of one’s fitness goals while optimizing strength, endurance, SEE WORKOUT, Page 8 main focus was on life lessons and character development,” said Truscott. “Each lesson had an assignment to be completed both at home and at school. Every student was accountable to complete all the lessons in order to graduate and earn their first karate belt.” For nearly a decade, La Jolla Karate instructors have hosted the program at schools in North County, donating 100 percent of the proceeds — more than $100,000 so far — to schools. La Jolla Karate launched its inaugural program at LJES this year and will revive the program again next March and April. The program will also be available at Bird Rock Elementary School in February. “We encourage all our students to be involved in community service and require it of all black belts,” said Truscott. “I firmly believe the most SEE BRIEFS, Page 8

La Jolla Village News, November 15th, 2012

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