La Jolla Stories

J. Douglass Jennings Jr. faces disbarment

State bar believes serious charges against La Jolla attorney

The California State Bar Court has declared that J. Douglass Jennings Jr. is ineligible to practice law because he is facing disbarment. The court found him culpable of of nine counts of failing to avoid ...

The Lot brings luxury cinema to La Jolla Village

“It’s 100 percent about social interaction.”

“Today, you can watch a movie in a ton of different places,” acknowledges Adolfo Fastlicht, owner of the LOT, a new premium entertainment and dining venue on La Jolla’s Fay Avenue. “Many people don’t mind ...

Last Call: La Cage Aux Folles and Without Walls Festival

Two events must close this Sunday, plus a tribute to Arthur Wagner, giant of local theater

La Cage Aux Folles at San Diego Musical Theatre. You have until Sunday, says our guest reviewer Jon Reimer, to “throw on a wig, put on your best pair of heels, and head on down ...

Talking walls

La Jolla Playhouse's Without Walls Festival steps outside for a "three-day arts party"

The La Jolla Playhouse’s popular Without Walls Festival begins Friday, October 9 and runs through October 11. That’s 22 events in three days, and all are “site-specific.” “The Playhouse has four theaters,” says artistic director ...

Odds-on favorite for the most scenic hike in San Diego

Thank Guy Fleming for this hike among Torrey pines

Follow the trail as it winds through old groves of Torrey pines and opens up to wonderful ocean views.

La Jolla Banker bought ticket to perdition

She took bribes, kickbacks to issue bad loans

Amalia Martinez, head of Small Business Administration lending at the now-defunct La Jolla Bank, pleaded guilty today, September 25th, to conspiracy to misapply bank funds. Martinez admitted that she and other senior bank officials accepted ...

The soul force of Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin

Successful world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse gives a hero his due

Roll the credits! Bayard Rustin (1912–1987) performed on Broadway with Paul Robeson in John Henry. As a student, his rich tenor sang blues and gospel in nightclubs to make ends meet. An exceptional athlete, he ...

Tribute to Arthur Wagner by Jefferson Mays

UCSD's indefatigable champion of the theater has passed away

Arthur Wagner, indefatigable champion of the theater, passed away yesterday morning. He was 92. I asked Jefferson Mays, one of his most devoted and accomplished students — and Tony Award-winner for I Am My Own ...

Astra's ex and a drunken text

Breaking up is hard to do...unless you get a song out of it

“Over the past two and a half years,” says Astra Kelly, “in the midst of a serious musical reinvention and a shifting of life focus, I have started — and not completed — three new ...

Best in La Jolla? Try all of Southern California

Outdoor flat-screen television and much more

Beds: 11 Baths: 13 Current Owner: Doug Manchester (through corporate layers) Asking Price: $13,900,000 This property promises “the premier in-village living experience in La Jolla, if not all of Southern California.” Indeed, the 11-bedroom, 13-bath ...

La Jolla lipo litigation

Jerrell Borup, M.D., faces medical board discipline

The executive director of the Medical Board of California has filed an accusation against Jerrell Lawrence Borup, M.D., who took a job as a "supervising physician" at a liposuction company although he was not interested ...

Why kayak fishing got going in La Jolla

The La Jolla submarine canyon runs east to west, beginning a few hundred yards off the sandstone bluffs that feature the caves and the La Jolla Cove. From the La Jolla Shores side, the ocean ...

Feast! Beach Towns

Ocean-side eateries are stepping up their game

If BEACH TOWNS never offered better than fish tacos and carne asada fries, we'd all be fat and happy. But gentrification always brings a taste for something more, and even the Beaches Ocean and Pacific ...

George’s at the Cove offers a one-two punch

It often seems you can either have great food or an amazing view but not both

It often seems you can either have great food or an amazing view but not both, especially in a tourist town. But with all the lovely ocean vistas available to us in the San Diego ...

Beat up in La Jolla? Or posturing for money?

Accused lawyer claims wife is attempting end-around for lack of pre-nup

The San Diego County district attorney's office is "reviewing" possible criminal charges against prominent Atlanta class-action lawyer Martin Chitwood, according to Tanya Sierra, public affairs officer of the local D.A.'s office. He and his wife, ...

Best to wake up early for this La Jolla Cove walk

Views of seals, pelicans, and sea lions in their natural habitat

Stroll along one of the most picturesque parts of the San Diego coastline.

Brews and food and music and more brews

Thursday | 27 Dr. Andreas Marks, Japanese and Korean art curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, introduces the museum’s vast Japanese art collection, which, at almost 8000 works, is one of the largest and ...

One San Diego bad boy sentenced, one released

Bobby Vassallo gets a year, B.J. Gallison freed on $1.8 million bond

Alfred Louis "Bobby" Vassallo, perpetrator of telecom scams, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison in federal court in the Central District of California on August 24. The onetime La Jollan had ...

Cirque du Chaotic

Too much crammed into too little at the Playhouse's Up Here

Long before the dancing cacti showed up or Audrey III flapped mastic jaws in a pile of laundry, I began to wonder if Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez’s romantic-comedy musical, Up Here, was actually a ...

Cosplay Dreams, Impossible Science, and Top-Shelf Cocktails

Thursday | 20 Dr. Callen Hyland will discuss how some animals can regenerate a missing body part or even reconstruct their entire body from a small fragment. Discoveries about these remarkable creatures may one day ...

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