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Westfield Ho! Several first-to-market restaurants on the way to UTC shopping mall in La Jolla

Fewer than four months into construction, the $500 million makeover of Westfield UTC shopping center is changing the landscape of the nearly 40-year-old mall daily. From above the recently added 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport on the mall’s west end — part of the mall’s separate $188 million renovation completed in 2012 — construction crews can be seen bustling on what will be the mall’s new Nordstrom and subterranean parking structure. The expansion that three years ago brought that 24 Hour Fitness, an ArcLight Cinemas, and a general renovation to the entire shopping center comprised Phase 1 of Westfield’s foreseeable vision for the upscale shopping center at Genesse Avenue and La Jolla Village Drive.

Business Spotlight: High-tech pet care comes to La Jolla Village Veterinary Hospital

Imagine a cherished pet having access to state-of-the-art medical equipment and professional veterinary assistance. It’s already happening for lucky La Jolla pets at Village Veterinary Hospital. While owner, Sue Morizi, Ph.D., VMD, has worked as a La Jolla veterinarian since 1989, she opened a purposefully built custom facility in June. The animal hospital’s new digital radiography machine tops the list of all of the modern equipment she said would make a major difference in the quality of pet care.

Business Spotlight: La Jolla Sugar and Scribe chef to compete in Food Network’s Holiday Bakeoff

The Holiday Baking Championship is an annual Food Network competition comprised of home and professional bakers from across the country vying for a spot in the finale and the chance to walk away with $50,000. When she heard she was going to be a contestant in the Second Season competition, Chef Maeve Rochford of Sugar and Scribe bakery in La Jolla was overjoyed. “I’m so excited to be on the Food Network. It’s like Christmas came early. A dream come true,” she said.

Business Spotlight: Enter the relaxing environment of La Jolla Family Smile Design

Dentists Jaime Breziner DDS, and his partner, Abraham Romanowsky DDS, don’t have a typical family dental office. “Our office resembles a spa,” said Dr. Breziner. “It’s calming and relaxing to make it as comfortable as possible for our patients.”
The décor features natural colors in subdued tones and beautiful wood. The abundance of light and open space — without closed doors — projects a friendly ambience.

La Jolla High football vs. water polo: ‘Tangle in the Tank’ nets $1,200 for cancer research

La Jolla High School’s boys athletics showed its school spirit, camaraderie and sense of humor Oct. 14 for a very important cause — the inaugural “Tangle in the Tank” benefit for the Susan G. Komen San Diego Foundation for breast cancer research and treatment. The Viking football team challenged the water polo team to a game of water polo. On the face of it, this doesn’t seem fair, but there were two significant rule changes that helped level the playing field (or in this case, smooth the waters). The football team plays with 11 on its roster, so that’s what it had in the pool, versus seven for the water polo team. When the football team scored a goal, it counted for seven points, much like a touchdown.