Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Infamous "Coast Toast" Recipe

"Coast Toast" is featured on the breakfast & brunch menu at Beaumont's Neighborhood Eatery in Bird Rock and also at Brockton Villa (Beaumont's sister location in La Jolla Village). Once you've tried it's hard to order anything else! Best described as a soufflé like version of French toast, it's made with thick-cut French bread and a hint of orange.  This will make you popular if you're cooking for guests and is sure to be a family favorite!

Coast Toast and Ocean View at Brockton Villa

Coast Toast Recipe

1 loaf soft French bread (sliced)
1 qt. whipping cream
10 eggs
¾ cup orange juice
½ cup sugar
a pinch of salt
2 tbs. vanilla
2 tbs. orange flavoring

Combine liquid ingredients. Pour over bread slices. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour.
Remove bread and discard liquid. Spread butter on flat grill. Cook bread until golden brown, then bake at 450° for 5 -7 minutes or until bread is puffed up like a soufflé. Dust with powdered sugar and serve immediately. Serves 6

Friday, August 27, 2010

A Caution to Local Dog Owners: Unfriendly Plants on the Bike Path

The following information is for neighbors who have dogs and walk the bike path stretching between Nautilus Street in La Jolla and La Jolla Hermosa Avenue in Bird Rock.
Two dogs were recently poisoned by Century Plants on the west side of the bike path (off Via De Norte). The plants have expanded into a large grove, and are a member of the agave family (large, bluish with sharp thorns on the ends of the leaves).
Squirrels hide in these plants and dogs who chase them can get the very toxic juices on their fur, ingest it and become extremely sick. One of these dogs sadly did not survive and the other required extensive emergency care and hospitalization. Keep your dogs away from these plants they are extremely toxic!

Sent as a community service by the Bird Rock Community Council

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bird Rock Shopping Event Saturday August 28th

Come down to La Jolla Boulevard
Enjoy live music, great shopping discounts
and have some fun!
Start your day shopping day with Breakfast Specials at Beaumonts
Grab a coffee at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters and enjoy live entertainment
from 10:00am -noon, Robin Henkel Solo Acoustic Blues 
Elizabeth Allen 15% off everything!

Then Check Out All Day Shopping Deals from your favorite merchants: 

A Better Deal Tuxedo – Major stock reduction in progress on Men’s wear
Armonia Skincare– 25% off a Fitness Facial
Beads of La Jolla -15% off pre-made jewelry
Bird Rock Bikini – 50% off
Bodywear Boutique – Moving Sale continues with unbelievable deals
Capricorn Boutique -15% off everything PLUS sale items 50-60% off
Elizabeth Allen – 15% off everything
G Whiz Party and Papery – Free Sno-cones! 20% off (excluding custom orders)
Mimi & Red Boutique – End of Summer/Back to School Sale
Bird Rock Surf Shop - End of Summer/Back to School Sale
Dulce Shoes & Bags -
Nightingale Music – Free stickers for kids and registration continues for next session
White Light Studios –Doors open offering coupons for pilates training services

Download a Bird Rock Walking Tour Map
Courtesy of Bird Rock Community Council

Bird Rock Surf Shop, End of Summer Sale!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bird Rock Resident Named New Salada Tea Spokesperson

Bird Rock resident & Nutritionist Tara Coleman beat out hundreds of tea lovers from across the country to claim her role as Salada Tea’s first ever consumer spokesperson. The search began last May, when nutritionists, trainers, fitness instructors and tea lovers from across the country were encouraged to visit to submit an entry form and upload a video explaining why they would make a great spokesperson. After reviewing each entry, Salada Tea selected the 10 best candidates and posted their entry videos to the same website. From June 28 to August 1, America was invited to log on, review each :30 second video and vote for their favorite contestant. After a tight race, Coleman came out on top! Receiving the most votes for her video about incorporating tea into her everyday activities like shopping, jogging and yoga.
Beginning in September, Tara will be providing tips and suggestions on nutrition, fitness and how simple steps can add up to a big healthy results.
To view Tara’s submission video, introduction video and bio, visit
You can also follow Tara on Twitter @nutritiontara

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Are you ready to go back-to-school?!

I'm a little sad summer is already ending and first day of school is fast approaching. Our summer has been cooler than normal and only warmed up the past week. Even after three kids, I have yet to develop a back-to-school or first-day-of-school tradition so I am looking for ideas of ways to make the first day back to school very special. Thinking of special lunch box ideas or something special we can do after I pick them up. I would love to hear any traditions you might have!

In the meantime, I have some important shopping to get done and I'm striving to do it all locally. I encourage other parents to do same. I heard from business owners some leases in the Bird Rock business district have gone up by 30%; let's do our part to show support and shop for all those back to school items here in Bird Rock.

Our local surf & bikini shops have more than board shorts and suits, they have clothing, backpacks & accessories. August is when selected items go on sale! You'll see many name brands kids/teens love.

Bird Rock Surf Shop
Bird Rock Bikini & Beach Wear

Hoodie, Bird Rock Surf Shop

Obey Berlin Sweatshirt, Mimi & Red Boutique

For teen girls many trendy and affordable options can be found at Mimi & Red Boutique and Capricorn Boutique.

Also for your consideration this time of year, Promises2Kids invites you to participate in the 2010 Back to School Backpack and Flash Drive to collect school supplies for children and youth in foster care in San Diego. Local businesses, churches and community groups will host collection points throughout the community from August 2 to August 23, 2010.  Learn more

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bodywear Boutique Closing Sale

Bodywear Boutique is closing the Bird Rock Store and having a sale. Everything is now 40-70% off. Great time to shop for workout wear, casual tees and accessories. If you can't make the sale you can shop online

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cass Street Cafe & Bakery to Re-Open Today

As many of you know, Cass Street Café had to temporarily close for repairs following Sunday's tragic accident. The Café will re-open for business today. The Bird Rock Community Council encourages you to stop by and support the owners, Mike and Michelle Campagna, as they bring their business back on line.
Latest details

Saturday an event is planned, spearheaded by Pepper Prietto and Bird Rock Community Council members:

B-RADD (Bird Rock Against Drunk Drivers) Event Saturday August 21

Come show your love and support for: Ian, Alani and Myles

Come visit or dine at Cass Street Cafe & Bakery 555o La Jolla Blvd. There will be three poster-sized cards to sign for each of the injured teens. Anyone interested in bringing in additional cards and gifts for these victims may do so as well.

♥♥♥ The Bird Community would like Myles, Alani, Ian and their families to know that Bird Rock has them in their thoughts and prayers. While there is little if anything we can do, we want to show our love and support in this small way. ♥♥♥

Bird Rock Community Council

Sunday, August 15, 2010

4 reported injured after vehicle crashes into Cass Street Cafe & Bakery

Three children and one adult where injured when a drunk driver ran up onto the sidewalk and then crashed in to Cass Street Cafe on La Jolla Boulevard just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday, a police spokesman said.
The motorist was southbound on La Jolla Boulevard when he hit three children on the sidewalk before crashing into the restaurant, the police spokeman said. The man was in custody.

Four people were injured, with two of them children reportedly being transported to to Rady Children's Hospital. It appeared that a man came around the roundabout near Starbucks and lost control of his car. He reportedly went between two trees, hit a power supply box and then went into the restaurant.
At 8:10 p.m. the vehicle was still inside the restaurant and structural engineers were on the scene.

Source: La Jolla Light 

Monday, August 9, 2010

2010 Best of La Jolla Awards

Each year the La Jolla Light gives readers a chance to tell them about their favorite restaurants, stores and services - and to win a prize for voting.
This year’s voting will be conducted entirely online with user-friendly drop down menus and a chance to write in your own choices.
To support your favorites click here. Voting will end at 8 p.m. on Sept. 3. Winners will be published in the Oct. 21 edition of La Jolla Light.
Also, each week a name of a voter will be drawn for a gift from La Jolla Playhouse, Birch Aquarium, San Diego Symphony and Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.

Friday, August 6, 2010

August Dollar-a-Dish Event is On!

Help raise money for the San Diego Food Bank's Food 4 Kids Backpack Program. In short this effort helps feed chronically hungry elementary school kids over the weekend. The goal is to enroll more schools with kids who already are in school-meal programs so that being away from school doesn't mean having nothing to eat. The Dollar-a-Dish event's participating restaurants are featuring a best-selling dish that when you order Food 4 Kids gets a dollar! A great excuse to eat out and help end hunger. To learn more and for list of participating restaurants.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Save the Date for "Birdstock" Summer Concert & Event

A Summer Concert and Family Event will take place September 11th at Bird Rock Park (adjacent to Bird Rock Elementary). Check back, details to follow closer to event date!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010