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Bestselling author Jojo Moyes discusses her novels with fans at Del Mar Country Club luncheon

At the luncheon: (L-R) Marci Laulom, Jojo Moyes, Debbie Sigal, Veronica Leff. Photo by Lois Alter Mark

“On my last book tour, I had a day off in Portland and it was very nice,” said bestselling novelist Jojo Moyes at a luncheon recently held at the Del Mar Country Club. Then she paused, looked around and added, “But I can tell you a day off in La Jolla is better.”

The British author definitely knows how to please an audience – as evidenced not just by the warm welcome her comment received from the dozens of fans who came to hear her speak at the Warwick’s-sponsored event at the Del Mar Country Club, or by the fact that this is her third visit to San Diego in as many years, but, most tellingly, by the millions of books she’s sold.

AutoMatters: Flower Power, Fireworks & Music at the Fair

The British are coming! The British are coming! The British were here – in a VW Beetle? I’ll explain shortly. For 24 days beginning in June and ending shortly after the Fourth of July, the San Diego County Fair was in town. As you may know, a couple of columns ago (in AutoMatters # 338) the Fair had terrific action-packed motorsports, car shows and more. I wanted to return one more time – on the Fourth of July, to see what I missed the first time around and to enjoy the holiday fireworks show.

Former Torrey Pines pitching standout Joey DeNato finally gets his chance in pro ball

After concluding one of the most distinguished prep pitching careers in San Diego County history, former Torrey Pines High School standout Joey DeNato’s name never surfaced on the 2010 amateur draft board. The call finally came last month. After a stellar senior year at Indiana that was apparently too much for professional scouts to overlook, the Philadelphia Phillies drafted DeNato in the 19th round.

SeaStars take part in Synchronized Swimming National Championships

Members of the San Diego SeaStars Synchronized Swimming Team participated in the 2014 U.S. Age Group Synchronized Swimming National Championships last week. Nearly 1,000 athletes ages 11 to 19 took part in the competition, held June 27-July 5 in Federal Way, Wash.

We, the Solana Beach Little Leaguers …

Solana Beach Little Leaguers hold a copy of the Declaration of Independence at the July 4th Star-Spangled Baseball Game played in honor of our nation’s birthday.

North Shore 12U Gold to compete in nationals

North Shore’s 12U Gold team earns a spot in the Amateur Softball Association’s National Championships. The team qualified for the tournament after a strong performance at the state tournament in Lancaster.

‘Super 7’ are 3rd/4th grade champions in the Spring Basketball League

On June 9, “Super 7” beat the Aztecs 35-24 to win the Master Sports 2014 Spring Basketball Open League championship for third/fourth grade.

Rotten Cheeseburgers Groms U9 triumph in lacrosse tourney

The Rotten Cheeseburgers “RC” Groms Under 9 Team won the Adrenaline Santa Barbara Lacrosse Tournament on June 20-22. RC won all five games in their first tournament playing together.

Del Mar Little League hosts All-Star Baseball tourney for 9-10, 10-11-year-olds

Del Mar National Little League hosted this year’s District 31 Little League 9-10 and 10-11-year-olds All-Star Baseball tournaments, which ran from June 16 through the Championship games on July 3.

San Diego Beerworks receives enthusiastic welcome in Solana Beach

A “super-soft” opening at Solana Beach’s new San Diego Beerworks recently turned into an all-out flood of customers thirsting for a craft beer spot in the North Coast area.

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