Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bird Rock Elementary to celebrate 'Distinguished' status

Bird Rock Elementary School will celebrate its designation as a State of California "Distinguished School" May 27th during an open house at the school at 5371 La Jolla Hermosa Ave. starting at 5:30 p.m.
It is the school's way of thanking and honoring neighborhood residents and local merchants for contributing to the school through fundraisers such as Taste of Bird Rock and other activities that have aided the school in building its solid academic reputation.
Festivities will start out in the auditorium where guests will sit on new chairs provided by proceeds from the Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC) home tour.
Afterward, all classrooms, including the Science Lab, Art Room, Library and Computer Lab, will be open for touring. Other events will include an art walk and celebratory popsicles in the lunch arbor.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Waveriders Exhibit at La Jolla Historical Society

Exhibit is open at Wisteria Cottage Thursday and Friday's from noon to 4:00pm and presents the story of those La Jollans who first surfed our beaches and breaks.

Waveriders will feature photographic reproductions of early surfers on the water and on the shore and will include:

Where on the Waves Classic images of La Jolla’s surf spots at Windansea, the Cove and the Shores

Luau Legacies Stories and images of the fun to be had on the beach and in town

Kook Boxes and Planks A display of classic and boards showing the evolution from paddles boards to the first true surf boards

The First Surfers Images and stories of the young men who brought surfing to La Jolla.

Be a part of the La Jolla Wine & Food Festival!

Many volunteer opportunities still available. Meeting tomorrow:

La Jolla Public Library

Seminar Room

7555 Draper

Friday, May 21 - 9:30am

The festival features various artists, live music, gourmet food and hosts a wine and beer garden featuring local wineries and breweries. The event donates all proceeds to key programs at three area public schools: La Jolla, Torrey Pines, and Bird Rock Elementary. These commonly underfunded programs include art, music, science, physical education, technology, and on-site medical care by a school nurse. All three beneficiaries are part of the financially troubled San Diego Unified School District.

If you are interested in volunteering with LJAWF please contact:

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bird Rock neighborhood featured in San Diego Magazine's "Staycation" Issue

Part of the "The Other La Jolla"
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters was recently featured in San Diego Magazine's "Staycation" Issue.
"Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, a popular locals' hangout... serves up the best organic (and socially responsible) java in town." Click here to read article.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mimi & Red Boutique Coming to Bird Rock

Mimi & Red Boutique opening here in June. Can't wait! In meantime, check out the Mimi & Red Style Blog of Summer Fashions You can also follow them on Twitter @MimiRedBoutique

Friday, May 14, 2010

Unique event, Blue Realm Art Show May 15 through May 17

In the Blue Realm Art Show, the ocean is the art and the reason. Five local artists with five different perspectives will come together to showcase their talents; Susan Wickstrand, Kevin Roche, Skye Walker, Kris Boline, and Ashley Francomb. The event will be at 111 Chesterfield Drive, Cardiff-by-the-sea across from Patagonia. A portion of the proceeds benefit San Diego Coastkeeper. The show runs May 15-May 17th. Opening reception May 15th at 5:30p.m. This show is inspired by the seas and the environments around them and how they affect our daily lives. A truly unique event and fundraiser.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Beaumont's 1st Annual Spring Micro Brew Event

What's your idea of a perfect spring Saturday? Friends, BBQ, live music, maybe a beer tasting?
Beaumont's will have it all at their 1st Annual Spring Beer Event Saturday, May 15th, from 1:00-4:00, 5662 La Jolla Blvd. Enjoy tastings of local craft beer from Stone, AleSmith, Pizza Port, The Lost Abbey, and Ballast Point Brewing.

5 Tastings - $20
10 Tastings - $30

Both tasting packages include a BBQ plate, and there will be live music to round out the party.

For news and updates including live music calender, follow Beaumont's on Face Book:  and Twitter @BeaumontsLJ

La Jolla Biltmore

If your wondering where to stay in Bird Rock. The La Jolla Biltmore Motel is in the heart of Birdrock- near beaches, restaurants and shopping. This is a basic motel, but a very well situated one.
Some amenities include:

On-site Management
FREE Wifi internet access
Cable TV with HBO
Refrigerator, microwave, air conditioning
Kitchens (full kitchens in some rooms)
Coffee makers w/coffee, cream and sugar
Utilities included
Maid service 
Pet Friendly

5385 La Jolla Boulevard, reservations 858-459-6446.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bird Rock Artist Guild's Spring "Art in the Garden"

This Saturday, May 8, 2010, from 11am - 2pm, 5571 Bellevue Avenue, La Jolla. This event will feature almost 20 artists selling their work. There will also be live music.
  • Jewelry
  • Mixed media paintings
  • Hand knits
  • Prints
  • Cards
  • Mosaics
  • Soaps
  • Gourmet Foods

They will also be collecting new and used art-related children's books for the Children's Museum.

Children's Book wish list includes:

True Kelley. Andy Warhol's Colors by Susan Goldman Rubin
Paint me a Poem by Justine Rowden
13 Artists Children Should Know by Angela Wenzel
Children's Book of Art by Rosie Dickins
Leonardo's Horse by Jean Fritz
I Can Draw Animals by Ray Gibson
Alexander Calder and his Magical Mobiles by Jean Lipman
When Pigasso met Mootisse by Nina Laden
An Eye for Color by Natasha Wing
Babar's Museum of Art by Laurent de Brunhoff

For more information, email Jane Wheeler.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Where you go for Sushi in Bird Rock

Station Sushi in Bird Rock offers an upbeat fun atmosphere, as well as creative rolls and a bar for cocktails. We live nearby and walk to this place often. We are fortunate there are many excellent Sushi restaurants in La Jolla and Station Sushi is definately a standout.
The owner Kevin, is always onsite and focused on making sure customers are happy and content. In addition to sushi they offer grilled specials and noodles. We've tried most of the specialty rolls on the menu and every one is delicious. The Protein roll is also wonderful for those looking for a low carb option. Another feature we appreciate since it's hard for kids to sit still is the outdoor patio. Station Sushi  is located at 5752 La Jolla Blvd (between Bird Rock Ave & Camino De La Costa)

If your heading to La Jolla Village I recommend Zenbu Sushi.