A sure sign of summer, the San Diego Junior Lifeguards spent Monday training at Scripps Park in front of La Jolla Cove Suites. The whole city is proud of this rigorous lifeguarding program, which teaches our youth beach safety, ocean and wave education, area familiarity, first aid and CPR, water rescue techniques, and fitness. Despite the physical and mental demands of the program, each summer session is in hot demand and fills up within hours of its posting. Every session culminates in an (optional) jump off of the Ocean Beach Pier, which always makes local news. Way to go, Kids, we are so proud of you!
San Diego Junior Lifeguards training at Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove
Cleo (left) and Cornelius (right) at their first vet check-up
Our adorable new La Jolla Cove Suites kitties – Cleo and Cornelius – had their first check-up this week. They received their booster vaccines and new kitty kits. They were good little patients while they were weighed and measured. Then they explored the exam room, where Cleo started and Cornelius finished taking all of the paper towels out of the paper towel dispenser. Of course, we’re very proud to see this early sign of teamwork. Good kitties!
Left: Cleo (front) and Cornelius (back) weigh in at the vet. Right: Kitty teamwork successfully empties the entire paper towel dispenser
Our beloved boss, Krista Baroudi, whom we nominated for San Diego Magazine’s Woman of the Year last year. Nominations for this year are due July 15.
Get writing, people! Nominations for San Diego Magazine’s Woman of the Year are due no later than July 15. This year’s theme is Women Who Move the City. We nominated La Jolla Cove Suites’ Owner and General Manager, Krista Baroudi, for this award last year. She claims it was “the biggest honor, because the nomination came from my staff.” She encourages others in the community to honor the many women she sees who make a difference in our city every day. Nomination details are here.
Father’s Day idea #21: Go hang gliding or parasailing at the Torrey Pines Gliderport
San Diego knows how to honor dads on Father’s Day. Here are 25 ideas for things to do over Father’s Day weekend. Be sure to confirm dates, times and availability before you head out. Happy Father’s Day!
La Jolla students enjoy a picnic and games to celebrate the end of the school year at La Jolla Cove’s Scripps Park
Students from La Jolla’s Muirlands Middle School frolic in front of La Jolla Cove Suites at a picnic to celebrate the end of the school year. They enjoyed perfect summer weather, blue skies, and picturesque rolling surf. Today marks the last day of the school year for 132,000 students of the San Diego Unified School District, which includes La Jolla. These kids do have a problem, though: Where do they go on vacation when they could just stay and enjoy a summer in La Jolla? Have a great summer, kids!
Krista cuddles newly rescued kittens, Cleo II and Cornelius, on their first day at La Jolla Cove Suites
La Jolla Cove Suites has two new additions to its family. Kittens Cleo II (named after our precious Cleo, the original hotel kitty) and Cornelius were rescued and adopted on Friday, June 7th, from the San Diego Humane Society. They are distractingly adorable, 8-week-old, grey tabbies. They certainly act like brother and sister, but are actually from two different litters. Currently hard at work exploring the Executive Office and the Sales office, their favorite activities are playing chase and hide and seek. Once they acclimate to their surroundings, they will be available to meet and greet our guests, so be sure to look for them.
The original Cleo, hard at work at her desk, which she sometimes shared with Assistant General Manager, Joanna Capps
Grateful Dead tribute band Electric Waste Band filled the La Jolla Cove Suites rooftop with their mellow vibes. Their strong local following proves that the wasteland now extends far beyond the teen-age demographic. Band members include, from left to right, Ed Fletcher, Bob Rosencrans, Robert Harvey, Mark Fisher and Paul Bell.
La Jolla Cove Suites had the great pleasure of hosting Johnny’s 50th birthday party and retirement party, celebrating his career with the San Diego Life Guards. The party featured a slide show of his career and lifetime accomplishments. The event was catered by Wild Thyme. Margaritas and a Baja-themed cuisine, as well as our big, blue ocean view, set the perfect stage for this relaxed celebration.
La Jolla Cove Suites proudly hosted the project launch of Defensor Security’s GI-JOBS. It is a living documentary intended to promote the hiring of U.S. Veterans within the security industry. Defensor Security courts returning, aged and handicapped veterans for employment, due to their work ethic, reliability and discipline. Its GI-JOBS Project encourages other companies to do so, as well. Thank you, Defensor Security, for choosing us to kick off this important work. We can’t wait to see your program air.
Left: Fourth grade boys watch track and field events at the recent Junior Olympics, run annually by the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla. Right: Runners take your marks! The popular community event for local elementary school children is held at La Jolla High School.
One thousand school children representing all ten La Jolla elementary schools dashed, relayed, threw softballs, broad jumped, and ran obstacle courses at the annual Junior Olympics last weekend. The Kiwanis Club of La Jolla sponsors and runs the community favorite each year. Members of the Armed Services honor the community with their assistance at the event. C&H Photo of La Jolla provides volunteer photographers who take action shots of each child and distribute them free of charge. La Jolla Cove Suites is a proud sponsor of La Jolla Elementary School, among other community organizations and events. This year that included sponsoring t-shirts for the Junior Olympics. (Can you spot our logo?) The perfect weather, well-orchestrated events, and spirit of friendly competition within our community made this year’s Junior Olympics the best one yet.
Recently installed two-sided mural entitled “Walking in the City 1 and 2” by renown British artist Julian Opie
La Jolla added the above two-sided mural just in time for its free Murals of La Jolla Walking Tour on Thursday, May 16, at 6 p.m. The tour of this 11-piece collection starts at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, located at 1008 Wall Street in La Jolla. Reservations are recommended (858-454-5872).
In addition to the beautiful murals around La Jolla, guests will find a collection of tile mosaics scattered throughout the hallways of La Jolla Cove Suites. Krista’s mother, Kay Heron, was a great lover of art, and mosaics were a favorite of hers. Not only did she collect these mosaics, but she and her brother, Jack Heimburge, actually tiled the pillars in the front of the hotel using blue Italian tiles.
So, which one of these mosaic pieces is your favorite?
La Jolla Cove Suites mosaic pieces adorn the hallways of the Annex Building