Susan Vaughn

In addition to the Reader, Susan Vaughn was a regular contributor to the L.A. Times and coauthor of Los Angeles: Realm of Possibility.

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All Summer, All Winter Is the Sound of the Sea

Beach people who aren't bums

“You can never come back from Dog Beach without having a laugh. Once I saw a little dog running by with a life jacket on. There’s always somebody jumping in the sand, chasing their tail, taking a swim.”

Halfway Between Disneyland and the San Diego Zoo

A real estate agent had warned me, “The residents of Saint Malo are very classy people,” so I had packed a bottle of light, fruity Domaine Les Grands Groux Sancerre (1996) and a loaf of fresh bread.

Get Your Checkbook Out!

Lots of luck in North County

“You get a lot for your money,” she says of Sandalwood. “Homes like those would be about $900,000 in La Jolla. There’s minimal new development in Encinitas, so there’ll be hardly any other new products with ocean views.”

Deal Diva

Lisa Whitney's cerulean-blue Jaguar glides through the streets of La Jolla at 8:15 a.m. Its driver is bound for a "pitching session" with the La Jolla Real Estate Brokers Association. She is dressed in a ...

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