June 2018 Around Town 1

New Culinary Era at The Med

La Valencia has been a renowned San Diego dining destination for exceptional cuisine served alongside breathtaking ocean views. Over the years, its dining scene has evolved considerably, both in cutting-edge food and in the diner’s experience. Today, the arrival of a fresh, hand-selected culinary team has brought forth a new culinary era for the iconic hotel and its signature restaurant, The Med.

The Med’s new seasonal menu now available and served nightly from 5:30 p.m. The restaurant is located inside the La Valencia Hotel & Spa in La Jolla. LaValencia.com/Dining/The-Med

LA JOLLA HALF MARATHON

The La Jolla Half Marathon has been voted one of the 12 Must-do Half Marathons in the U.S. by Running.Competitor.com.

Chartered in 1925, Kiwanis Club of La Jolla raises more than $100,000 a year through its annual La Jolla Half Marathon as well as other fundraisers. These funds are used specifically to address the needs of children in our wider community. Save the date for next year: April 28, 2019! LaJollaHalfMarathon.com

LA JOLLA PROJECTS FUNDED IN MAYOR’S NEW BUDGET

This spring, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced planned projects in the new proposed 2019 budget to benefit La Jolla. These include infrastructure improvement including citywide paving and repair of up to 390 miles of roads. The city is also expanding its focus to address homelessness. Projects specific to La Jolla include Coast Boulevard improvement, Scripps Park Pavilion project, Torrey Pines Road Corridor (hard to miss this project that is currently underway) and Coastal Rail Trail including the Gilman Drive portion of the 40-mile regional bike corridor plan.

Alzheimer’s Association Report Reveals Sharp Increases in Alzheimer’s Prevalence, Deaths and Cost of Care

The number of older Americans is growing rapidly, so too is the number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth leading cause of death. According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, while deaths from other major causes continue to decrease, deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have more than doubled, increasing 123 percent between 2000 and 2015. By 2050, the total cost of care for Alzheimer’s is projected to increase to more than $1.1 trillion. “Alzheimer’s is a burden that’s only going to get worse. We must continue to attack Alzheimer’s through a multidimensional approach that advances research while also improving support for people with the disease and their caregivers,” said Kathryn Croskrey, executive director, Alzheimer’s Association San Diego / Imperial Chapter. “The Alzheimer’s Association is here to provide free local support programs and services and many ways to get involved in the movement to end Alzheimer’ disease right here in the greater San Diego Community.”

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