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The new ownership signs for Haggen grocery store went up March 18 in the north Pacific Beach space formerly occupied by Albertsons.

The new ownership signs for Haggen grocery store went up March 18 in the north Pacific Beach space formerly occupied by Albertsons.
Goodbye Albertsons … Hello HaggenIt’s official! The neighborhood Albertsons grocery store on Turquoise Street (off La Jolla Boulevard), frequented by many Bird Rockers and south-side La Jollans, is now Haggen Food & Pharmacy.The Washington state-based grocery chain Haggen Inc. bought 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona, including 25 in San Diego County. Haggen CEO Bill Shaner describes the grocer’s business plan as “somewhere between a Vons and Whole Foods.”La Jolla will host Special Olympics athletesThrough a partnership between UC San Diego and the La Jolla Village Merchants Association (LJVMA), La Jolla will host 338 delegates from India who are coming to California this summer to compete in the Special Olympics World Games. Special Olympics has teamed up with a number of communities across Southern California to accommodate some 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches from around the world participating in its World Games, July 25-Aug. 2 in Los Angeles. The event is the largest sporting and humanitarian event in the world to be held in 2015, and the largest event to be held in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympics.La Jolla will host athletes from India, and University City will host athletes from Costa Rica prior to the games, during which time volunteers will introduce the athletes to American arts, athletics, festivals, parades and theme parks. While in La Jolla, delegates will spend three days touring the Village, attending a San Diego Padres game and other events, said LJVMA executive director Sheila Fortune, the La Jolla “host town chair.”India and Costa Rica have the largest number of competitors outside United States. While here, they and their families will stay at UCSD.Fortune said no money collected from merchants within La Jolla’s business improvement district will be used for the … – Click Here To Visit Article Source