La Jolla Stories

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.

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 ...

Eschatalogical SummerFest

The Borromeo Quartet blows at least one mind

Imagine Beethoven standing on top of all his musical accomplishments. He’s at the summit of Mt. Genius. He is a wizard surrounded by a swirling tornado of musical notes with storm clouds racing by in ...

Black’s Beach during flash flood

July 19 started out warm and pleasant at Black’s Beach. Around 1 p.m., an intense squall poured rain on the area and destabilized the trails, especially the Box Canyon and Goat Trails as several beach-goers ...

Tough love at Summerfest

Certain performances may be just beyond our reach

“Besides the Faure, that concert was tough. I’m glad you couldn’t make it. It would have put stress on our friendship.” “Hahaha. Best critique ever. Put that in your review. After the Mainly Mozart introduction ...

The malling of UCSD’s La Jolla

Merry-go-round mount of government developers joins university

The revolving door of real estate development officialdom continues to rotate with the latest move at UCSD, troubled of late on another front by the defection of a top Alzheimer’s researcher. Jeff Graham, onetime chief ...

Wet Hot Viennese Summerfest

La Jolla Summerfest is going on all month.

I smelled perfume as I walked down Draper Street toward Sherwood Auditorium. It worried me at first. When you're going to a concert, one of the last things you want is to be next to ...

The world seems terminally ill

From a corner in La Jolla to the four corners of the Earth

Membership: 100 (Attendance: 190) Denomination: American Baptist Pastor: Adam Stadtmiller Age: 45 Born: San Diego Formation: Point Loma Nazarene College, Point Loma; Azusa Pacific University, Azusa Years Ordained: 20 San Diego Reader: What’s your favorite ...

Overlooking the bow on the Barber Tract

Take the helm of this shipshape bluff-top lot in La Jolla

Beds: 5 Baths: 7 Current Owner: Meyer Gottlieb Asking Price: $14,000,000 This week we visit an oceanfront La Jolla home in the exclusive Barber Tract, where the listing promises that “sitting in the living room ...

Drat. Indicted again.

B.J. Gallison charged with pump 'n dumps

Harold Bailey (B.J.) Gallison II and several of his cohorts from Costa Rica, Las Vegas, Miami, and New York have been charged with running an international stock scam, according to the FBI in a news ...

Can Ché stay?

UCSD chancellor agrees to meet with Ché Collective on Wednesday

In what could be a major development in keeping the Ché Café alive, UCSD Chancellor Pradeep Khosla has for the first time agreed to meet with key members of the Ché Collective 2 p.m. Wednesday. ...

Cetacean collisions

Yield the right of way for whales

As the human population and oceangoing traffic expand, interactions with whales increase. Southern California’s waters have a cetacean community with potential for problems. On March 11 off Cabo San Lucas, a tour boat out for ...

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