La Jolla April News Roundup 2024 -

La Jolla April News Roundup 2024

April 2024 – Greetings & salutations, everybody! We hope you’ve had a bountiful and bodacious month so far. In case you’ve missed some of the news movin’ and groovin’ in the area, we wanted to catch you up on the latest in this La Jolla April News Roundup.

“April is the Month of Dreams Come True”

We’re kicking off this La Jolla April news recap with that quote from Scottish theologian John Baillie, because that’s kinda the feel this month had. We’ve seen aspirations manifest into reality, and we’ve also seen the birth of new dreams destined to improve our world. Just take a gander at these current events in April and see what we mean.

Looking Forward to LJ’s First Friday Art Walk in May

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Before we go into La Jolla April news, we wanted to remind you that the the First Friday Art Walk is coming up May 3rd. This month’s theme is “Mamma Mia” and it’s sure to be a blast. Click here to get all the deets about May’s First Friday.

Food Dreams

There’s no better place to be for exceptional food, drink, and dining than right here in SD County. Don’t believe us? Just check out these food dreams bubbling in the area for the month of April.

Food + Fire = Yummo!

If you’re a fan of live-fire cooked food, then you’re going to want to check out The Amalfi Llama, which recently opened at Westfield UTC. Chefs use open flames, smoke, coals, and embers to cook everything from vegetables to seafood — all inspired by cooking techniques and cuisines from Patagonia in South America and Amalfi on the Italian Mediterranean coast. Click to check out what Amalfi Llama’s cooking up this month and beyond.

Murderous Cookies

If you’ve ever wanted to sample food from a show, you’ll get your chance soon since viral cookies from “Only Murders in the Building” are coming to San Diego. Although Schmackary’s bakery currently ships its delicious cookies nationwide, it is now exploring opening a production facility in San Diego. Get all the details about these TV binge-worthy cookies coming to SD here.

Celebrate the Craft

The Lodge at Torrey Pines hosted the  21st Celebrate the Craft on the scenic cliffs of the Pacific in La Jolla this month. This year’s celebration succeeded in showcasing the thriving agricultural bounty and culinary boast flavoring the San Diego region. Click here to learn about the annual event and how it was a smashing success.

Al Fresco in MB

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Dockside 1953 is an airy and nautical-inspired restaurant with breathtaking vistas. It’s also #1 among thousands of restaurants on the popular rating app, Tripadvisor. Open for breakfast (also brunch), lunch, and dinner, you owe yourself a treat to stop in and enjoy the ambiance. Read more about Dockside 1953 and their offerings here.

April Community News

If you’re lucky enough to live here, you know we’re all about community. From supporting local events to rustling up awareness of community issues – we know that the strongest bonds are forged by ties in the neighborhood.

Addressing Parking Woes at LJ Shores

La Jolla Shores parking can be a pain, but an association representing area businesses has a plan to fix the situation for tourists and locals alike. The La Jolla Shores Business Association presented a plan last week that would add 24 parking spots next to the existing Kellogg Park. Read more about how local businesses are planning plan to improve parking conditions at LJ Shores here.

Life is Better With Dogs

There are now more dogs in shelters than ever before in San Diego. With Project Dog Foster, you can help care for pups throughout the region. To counter the problem, the San Diego Animal Welfare Coalition has launched a new campaign to make fostering dogs more accessible than ever. Click here to learn how you can improve your life (and the community) through the Project Dog Foster program.

Belmont Park Poised for a Facelift

Belmont Park in Mission Beach is poised for a major overhaul that could bring a new ride and restaurant to the beachside amusement park in an effort to broaden its appeal to a wider demographic. It’s perfect timing too, as the Park is about to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Learn about the changes slated for Belmont Park here.

Best Of’s in the Area

If you ask us, we’ll tell you that just about everything is the best in La Jolla. But, it’s nice to get street cred and recognition for what we’re already boasting about. Here are a few features that went down in La Jolla April news recognizing the “best of” the area.

Best of San Diego Cities

Everyone knows that San Diego is known as “America’s Finest City,” but a new report suggests that two local cities are among the best in America to live. According to a ranking site, Niche, SD ranked two areas as top-notch living. Curious? Find out the two best areas to live in San Diego here.

Best SD Hotel in N. America & Europe

If you want to stay in one of the best hotels in North America or Europe, the Lafayette Hotel in San Diego has been voted “Hotel of the Year” by Esquire Magazine. It’s no wonder. With luxurious amenities and 5-star dining, Lafayette is a must-see destination. Learn more about the prestigious ranking and the offerings at Lafayette Hotel in San Diego here.

Best of Exclusive Gardens in LJ

For fans of lovely landscaping and unique plants, the upcoming La Jolla Secret Garden Tour will give guests a behind-the-scenes look at some of the neighborhood’s best-kept secrets. Get more deets about the best kept, not-so-secret exclusive garden tours in La Jolla here.

Best San Diego Beach

A San Diego area beach has just been voted one of the top 25 best beaches anywhere in the country by a national travel magazine, Travel + Leisure. So, which beach made the top cut? Click here to find out.

Adios April & Hola May

Well, that’s a wrap for this installment of the La Jolla April News Roundup. We hope these highlights served as fresh reminders of how lovely our area and community are. If you’re enjoying our news highlights – don’t keep the word under your hat – share with your friends and keep the conversation rolling. Until next month, be well, be kind, and stay cool out there La Jollans!

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