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Vol. 103, Issue 25 • June 18, 2015

ENLIGHTENING LA JOLLA SINCE 1913

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Father’s Day Sunday, June 21

s La Jolla’s elementary, middle and high school classes marked their graduations this week, another graduating class held a celebration June 13, when approximately 30 students completed the Baha’i-based Virtues and Spiritual Education course at the La Jolla Rec Center. They’re pictured here with their diplomas, err, certificates and prayer books. u

INSIDE n Kudos, A3 n Volunteer Opps, A7 n Calendar, A10 n Business, A11 n Opinion, A22 n Obituaries, A23 n Crime News, A23 n Weekly Poll, A23 n Sports, A25

Sunday, June 21 n Let Inga Tell You, B3 n Kitchen Shrink, B10 n Social Life, B12 n Best Bets, B14 n Classifieds, B20 n Real Estate, B22

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Mixed-use Village projects gain support By Pat Sherman During its June 9 meeting, the Development Permit Review committee (DPR) was given a fresh look at two projects that could add to the revitalization underway at the southern edge of the Village or — as some have feared — add unwanted density.

An upscale cinema complex is already under construction at 7611 Fay Ave., while plans for La Jolla Music Society’s performing arts complex across Fay Avenue are in motion and 18 luxury town homes at Silver Street and Eads Avenue are set to break ground Aug. 1.

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The mixed-use projects under consideration June 9 were rejected by the DPR when first presented in 2013, and

801 Pearl St.

The developer of the project at 801 Pearl St. has hired a new architect — La Jolla-based Alcorn & Benton — since it was last presented to DPR, in November 2014 (read more at bit.ly/76redux). As currently proposed, it would include four ground-floor See Mixed-Use Projects, A16

La Jolla Festival of the Arts promises a feast for the eyes

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again in 2014. Both have since been redesigned and reduced from three to two stories. One would be built at Eads Avenue and Pearl Street (currently a Unocal 76 gas station), and the other on land serving as the rear parking lot of Vons supermarket on Girard Avenue (adjacent the future cinemas).

Peter Sprague will be back by popular demand to perform at the festival, which features the works of some 200 fine artists. Light File

By Ashley Mackin La Jolla Festival of the Arts is back for its 29th year this weekend, when some 7,000 attendees are expected to experience “art” for the eyes, ears and taste buds at UC San Diego’s Warren Field. Gates will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 20 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 21. There will be a shuttle bus from the parking area to the festival. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Torrey Pines, festival funds raised will benefit 20 programs that support and enhance the lives of wounded warriors, as well as San Diego children and adults with disabilities, through adaptive sports and educational endeavors. The festival will showcase more than 200 artists specializing in ceramics,

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fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, paper, photography and sculpture. In keeping with a surf culture theme, world-renowned surf photographer Aaron Chang and custom surfboard shaper Tim Bessell will serve as honorary ambassadors and will display wares. Chang, known for his striking ocean images, also has a personal connection to the event. After a neck injury, he was immobile for six months, and said he understands the value of providing a more active life for those with disabilities. Bessell, whose studio is located in La Jolla, recently launched the Artist Series, in which he imprints graphics by famous artists onto custom surfboards. See Festival of the Arts, A3

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