La Jolla News Nuggets: Peace Pole in Preuss; awards for the Shores house; restaurants help Promises2kids; After


Pôle de la paix given to the Preuss school

To help promote the concept of peace, the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club, through its Peace Commission, last month donated a peace pole for a newly created Zen garden at Preuss School. on the UC San Diego campus.

The words “Let there be peace on earth” are inscribed on the pole in eight languages, reflecting some of the languages ​​spoken by the Preuss families. The project was a cooperative effort between members of the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club and the Preuss School Interact Club.

“Our club has a long-standing relationship with Preuss School and we have had the pleasure of supporting its students for several years,” said Jacquie Reilly, president of the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club. “We could think of no better way to help support the student community and promote the goal of peace than by helping students create a special space in their school where they can reflect on how to move forward. the cause of peace in their communities and in the world at large.

La Jolla Shores home wins two National Contractor of the Year awards

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This home on Paseo del Ocaso in La Jolla Shores has won two National Contractor of the Year awards.

(Courtesy of Jackson Design & Remodeling)

A La Jolla Shores home has won two National Contractor of the Year awards from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

The renovated farmhouse-style home at 8144 Paseo del Ocaso was designed by senior interior designer Jen Pinto and residential designer David Hall of San Diego-based Jackson Design & Remodeling.

The home won awards in the “Entire Homes $750,001 to $1,000,000” and “Residential Kitchens Over $150,000” categories.

The house was also a finalist in the 2022 HGTV Ultimate Outdoor Awards competition but did not win.

Arthur Rivkin, La Jolla businessman and philanthropist, dies at 98

Arthur Rivkin

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Arthur Rivkin, a La Jolla businessman and philanthropist whose many businesses included managing boxer Ken Norton when he beat Muhammad Ali and a minority stake in the Padres in the 1990s, died April 21 in Rancho Mirage, where his family has a winter home. He was 98 years old.

Locally, Rivkin was a donor to the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center when it was under construction, and purchased and donated a grand piano to the La Jolla Recreation Center.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Jeannie Polinsky Rivkin; two sons, Michael and Robert Rivkin, both of Rancho Mirage; and five grandchildren.

Four La Jolla restaurants team up with Promises2kids to raise funds in May

The nonprofit organization Promises2Kids has partnered with 37 area restaurants, including four in La Jolla, to raise money to benefit San Diego’s foster children. The campaign will run through May to celebrate National Foster Care Month.

The restaurants in La Jolla are Mermaids & Cowboys, 1251 Prospect St.; Mustangs & Burros, 9700 N. Torrey Pines Road; The Lodge at Torrey Pines, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road; and Urban Plates, 8707 Villa La Jolla Drive.

The fourth annual event encourages people to dine or order online at participating restaurants in May or donate online at

La Jolla-based Clayes Charitable Trust donates $250,000 to Canine Companions

The La Jolla-based Joseph Clayes III Charitable Trust donated $250,000 to Canine Companions, a nonprofit that provides trained service dogs to children, adults and veterans with disabilities.

The donation came after Clayes’ niece, La Jollan Trulette Clayes, met Canine Companions volunteer Mary Milton while training a puppy on the beach.

Joseph has entrusted Trulette, a trustee of his trust, with the responsibility of choosing which charities to support, and Canine Companions follows his directive to support organizations focused on children and animals.

VAPA Foundation fundraiser in La Jolla raises $75,000

The VAPA Foundation, which aims to improve access to arts education in the San Diego Unified School District, raised $75,691 during its “Beyond Brilliance” performance on April 10 at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in La Jolla. .

“Thanks to the generosity of our community, hundreds of students will have their lives enhanced by the many arts programs we offer,” said Doreen Schonbrun, Co-Chair of the event and Chair of the VAPA Foundation Board of Trustees.

The event, also co-chaired by Phyllis Epstein, honored UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla, VAPA’s lead sponsor, for his support, including providing services to faculty in curriculum and instruction, the professional development and community collaboration.

– Compiled by the staff of La Jolla Light


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