La Jolla Stories

Barleyanfigs open in La Jolla

New Greek restaurant improves Windansea's flavor profile

Some restaurants open with fireworks and frenzied PR campaigns. Others do so with extreme quietude. Barleyanfigs, a new Greek restaurant near Windansea, chose the latter option after a prolonged period spent refurbishing a former pizza ...

Cusp chef also cooks up children's books

Donald Lockhart gets inspiration for kiddie lit while in kitchen

When Donald Lockhart, the executive chef at Cusp Restaurant in La Jolla, isn’t creating menus, he’s writing children's books. “I enjoy playing with food ingredients and words,” he says. “In both, the simplest things work ...

Cinder blocks: clean ’em, paint ’em, stack ’em!

Garden art

Post Title: Concrete Thinking: How to Make Mod, Stackable Sculptures with Cinder Blocks Post Date: November 27, 2013 “What is garden art to you?” That was the theme of the night during this week’s #GardenChat, ...

Lerach raising Alvarez cash as Tierney runs Faulconer bid

Criminal allegations spotlight two big San Diego mayoral players

As it grows ever more intense, the big-cash battle for mayor of San Diego has taken some interesting turns on both sides. Once imprisoned ex-super lawyer Bill Lerach — put behind bars by the administration ...

D.A. Dumanis donor was cocaine felon

Executive at La Jolla luxury-car dealer among employees who gave district attorney's 2012 mayoral campaign $9000

As San Diego's latest money-laundering scandal continues to unwind, an initial spotlight has been drawn to Marc Chase, who lists himself as owner of Symbolic Motor Car Co. in La Jolla, a go-to luxury-car dealership ...

Car dealer Marc Chase led swinging, violent lifestyle, suit claims

Ex-fiancée of La Jolla luxury auto magnate makes shocking allegations

Allegations made in a September 2010 lawsuit against luxury car dealer Marc Chase — at the center of criminal charges that have enveloped city hall and district attorney Bonnie Dumanis — seem sure to fuel ...

Fast cars and faster times: Filner backer of interest

Symbolic name has long and colorful La Jolla big money history

Back in October 2012 we first reported here on a conspicuously large contribution made to "San Diegans in Support of Bob Filner for Mayor - 2012," an independent expenditure committee formed to support the Democratic ...

Second life for La Jolla brewpub

La Jolla Brewing Company picks up where Brew House fizzled

It’s too early to tell if it’s a phoenix, but something has risen from the ashes of the defunct La Jolla Brew House. Namely, La Jolla Brewing Company (7536 Fay Avenue, La Jolla). The space ...

Will Nicolas Marsch get invited to Jewel Ball?

Patricia and Nicolas Marsch III are society darlings, but judges in San Diego and Florida doubt Nicolas's credibility.

A Florida judge awarded a billion dollars in damages to builder Lennar Corporation in a defamation suit against Nicolas Marsch III and fraudster-turned-pastor Barry Minkow. Marsch filed bankruptcy. Minkow went back to prison.

Salk stem-cell master says bye-bye to Barcelona

Messy patent battle looms over departure of biotech researcher

A big blow-up in Barcelona over biotech patents and research cash may bring a famous world master of stem-cell research back to La Jolla's Salk Institute full time, according to accounts in Spanish and science ...

La Jolla Cove is becoming a sea lion cesspool

...and there’s not much to be done about it

The jewel of San Diego is flawed. Business owners claim they’ve done everything they can to appeal to San Diego city government to try and eliminate the stench and growing aggressiveness of sea lions at La Jolla Cove. City officials claim they are taking things a step at a time.

A few blocks from Soledad Park

No ocean view, but the place is still worth millions

Current Owners: Templeton Investment Assets, Inc. Listing Price: $5,200,000 Beds: 6 Baths: 8 Not every home in the tony La Jolla neighborhood can boast sweeping ocean views, but that doesn’t stop many properties from commanding ...

Craig Noel Award Nominees

On February 10 at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle will offer awards in the following categories.. RESIDENT MUSICAL. Chicago, San Diego Musical Theatre, Fiddler on the Roof, ...

2013 Street Style Round-Up

The good, the ho-hum, and the ugly

Fashion was all over the map in 2013. I like to think of it as the year of individual style. We saw a lot of camo-inspired gear — combat boots and military jackets. There was ...

Citizens for Odor Nuisance Abatement sues city

Fence encourages sea lion and bird pooping

A group calling itself Citizens for Odor Nuisance Abatement has filed a Superior Court suit against the City of San Diego and interim mayor Todd Gloria, according to Courthouse News Service. The suit demands that ...

New mom traded margaritas for vomit, feces, and love

Heart on Sleeve Author: Casey McCarthy From: La Jolla Blogging since: 2008 About Hi. I’m Casey and among other things I’m a writer, feminist, activist, media & communications advisor, mother, wife, nomad, hopeless idealist and ...

Sushi Showdown

Café Japengo's Jerry Warner participates in Japanese TV cooking challenge

“If you look at it from Japanese culture, America has more variety of chefs,” explains Jerry Warner, the executive chef in Café Japengo in La Jolla. “Over there, women are not allowed to make sushi ...

Boots, Boots, and More Boots

What San Diegans wear to keep their feet warm

My favorite part of the cold-weather season, if you call 65 degrees "cold," is not hot cocoa or crackling fires, it’s digging my boots out of storage. I’m kind of obsessed with shoes. My husband ...

UCSD, where majors are more impressive than wardrobes

A whole lot of sweatpants

On a recent visit to UCSD I was much more impressed by the students' majors than their wardrobes (as it should be). There were a whole lot of yoga pants and sweat pants ensembles going ...

All Things BBQ: Bubba's Smoke House

On the nature of sauce, its relevance to BBQ, and the best (and only) smoked ribs in La Jolla village.

If smoky flavor is the sine qua non of barbecued meat, then sauce is the desideratum. Barbecue without sauce is like the ocean without swell: beautiful, but where’s the fun? As much as meat choice, ...

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