La Jolla March News Roundup 2024 -

La Jolla March News Roundup 2024

March 2024 – Howdy, everybody! As we gather to reflect on these La Jolla March news highlights, we’re reminded of the poignant words of Nobel Prize winner and French philosopher Albert Camus, who said, “Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to what is present.” It’s a legit description of how we can experience upcoming moments in life more deeply when we embrace the power of the present – or in this case, the past. In that same spirit of mindfulness, we offer you these glimpses into the happenings that took place in our hometown backyards during the month of March.

March Reflections Empower Our Future

In this La Jolla March news roundup, we’ll remind you about some unexpected first-time reports and plenty of refreshing insights we covered this month. As we recapitulate noteworthy moments in March, we hope these insights inspire you to move into the future empowered and armed with greater hopes for tomorrow.

Tasty Temptations – Food News in Area

Grub gossip is one of our favorite topics to dish out on these monthly news roundups. While culinary news wasn’t as jazzed up in March as it has been in previous months, we’ve still got a few feats in eats to share with you.

Très Bien! Fine French Dining in LJ

A new modern French steakhouse, Le Coq, headed by award-winning chef, Tara Monsod, is coming to La Jolla. The vision for the new restaurant is upscale yet traditional French cuisine with an elevated focus on California’s bounty of fresh, natural ingredients. Learn more about plans for the restaurant, the ETA to open, and the history behind Le Coq here.

Corner Mercantile Forks Out Global Dishes

La Jolla’s The Corner Mercantile & Eatery is trying out a new approach to give diners an opportunity to try out cuisine from around the world. They’ll still serve the same staples, such as yummy sammies and soups, but during certain days and times of the week, Mercantile is planning on giving eaters a chance to sample exotic flavors around the globe. Click to learn when these global tasting events take place, and what your tastebuds can look forward to at Corner Mercantile & Eatery.

Neighborhood News

We’ve had the pleasure of covering some intriguing (and sometimes humorous) news briefs for the month of March. In case you missed them, here is a recap of neighborhood news in the area that made our digital front page this month.

Sniff My City

Apparently, various cities in the nation are connected with distinct smells. For instance, Buffalo is touted to smell like Cheerios due to the General Mills plant piping out the cereal-centric aromas across the city. New Mexico’s official state aroma is roasted chilies. Want to take a guess at what San Diego’s distinctive fragrance is? Luckily you don’t have to guess. Follow your snoot and find out what San Diego smells like here.

We’re No. 1 (not what you might think)!

San Diego is currently number 1 in the entire United States for one particular thing: year-over-year increases in home prices. While Las Vegas ranked the fastest-rising market, SD was at the top in terms of home price increases. Learn more about the latest data from the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index indicators about San Diego home prices here.

San Diego Might Cure Apartment Hunter Blues

If you’re hunting for a place to live in California, you’ll want to be aware of the hardest place to find an apartment in the state. But, for once, it isn’t San Diego. The good news is that apartment vacancies are more plentiful in SD County compared to other California counties, but the bad news is – that it will cost. Check out the details about the apartment market in San Diego compared to others here.

Moolah Matters: How Much $ You Need to Live Comfy in SD

One organization ran the numbers to find out how much money it takes to live comfortably in San Diego. While San Diego ranks sixth in the most costly metropolitan areas in the country, it’s not out of reach if you plan your finances right. Learn how the study determines funds and how you can better afford to live comfortably in SD.

Battle of Energy

There’s currently an ongoing battle to decide whether there will be a nonprofit SDG&E replacement in San Diego. San Diego is known for its high electricity delivery rates. In response, the non-profit organization, Power San Diego, launched a petition to gather signatures to provide more affordable solutions. Click here to find out more about the ongoing debates and insights into energy bill battles.

Innovations and Promising Progress

San Diego is a beacon for innovation in all types of industries. From biotech companies to cutting-edge medical research, America’s Finest City is a juggernaut for better solutions and research for higher quality in human life. Here are a few posts we covered in March to prove our point.

Personalized Cancer Vaccines

Researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, which is renowned for its past work developing vaccines, have discovered an interesting method to take the guesswork out of custom cancer vaccines. Reportedly, the La Jolla scientists developed a novel way of priming cancer vaccines since the method uses a patient’s blood to determine which specific tumor targets are viable. Click here to learn more details about this promising research into cancer vaccines.

Plans to Sand: Improving SD Beaches

A sand replenishment project over the next couple of months is slated to improve several San Diego County beaches. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently completed a project in Solana Beach and is currently gearing up to replenish Encinitas area beaches. Read more about how sand replenishment projects are enhancing SD Beaches.

Arts & Entertainment

If you’re lucky enough to live in SD County, then you know full well this is the place to be for stellar entertainment, art venues, activities, music appreciation and more. Check out these highlights in the arts & entertainment scene we covered in this edition of the La Jolla March news roundup.

Summer Concert Series: Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

There’s a stacked lineup of amazing artists and musicians in the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park planned for summer 2024. Here are some of them. Enjoy a variety of pop and non-classical musicians share the stage with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. Click here to see the lineup of incredible concerts coming up this summer in San Diego.

Broadway Bestows Big Entertainment in SD

Broadway San Diego is preparing for the kickoff of its 47th season later this year, and the performing arts organization has added several Tony Award-winning plays and critically acclaimed musicals to the list. Learn more about the Broadway shows featured and get more details about how to get in on the entertainment here.

ArtPower at UCSD is Making Beautiful Musical Tributes

UCSD ArtPower is kicking off a new local Launchpad series that will highlight and invest in San Diego County artists and musicians. Through the Launchpad series, ArtPower is investing in local artists and helping them to develop and premiere their acts at the University of California, San Diego. Find out more about the top tributes featured that you won’t want to miss.

Bonus: Our Zoo Rocks!

A poll asked people from across the country to vote for their favorite zoological park or organization, and the results are now in. Per the poll, San Diego Zoo ranks among the top 10 best in the US. Click here to learn more about how our zoo ranks and why it’s considered one of the best in the nation.

Goodbye to March, But Not Farewell

Well, that’s a wrap for the La Jolla March news roundup. But we’ll be back with more news highlights next month and beyond. We hope these insights provide you with clarity and inspire you to embrace the moment while staying empowered for bright futures ahead. As always, thanks for reading! See you next month! Oh, and don’t forget to tell your peeps to subscribe to our newsletter so they can get in on the good vibes, too.

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