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La Jolla Stories

La Jolla Stories

Caleb Adam – one in a line of San Diego shark victims

On June 2, swimmer Caleb Adams was the 25th victim of a reported shark attack in San Diego County since 1950.And while San Diego County has the most reported shark attack incidents in California, including …

WHISKYGIRL juices its genre

WHISKYGIRL sends their email answers over to me with a disclaimer: “It’s required by true metalheads to have bad grammar. Beware.” And they punctuate their stories with a liberal lacing of “Ha!” But any grammarian …

May 23, 2024
The Whaling Bar dusts off its literary pretexts

Video:FEAST! The Whaling Bar dusts off its literary pretextsOf course he would be drinking here. In a room barely buttoned enough to contain its bar. Behind windows that dull the scolding, morning-after daylight down to …

Violence takes a turn at San Diego's surf spots

In April, San Diego County beachgoers witnessed a slew of violence. A man was stabbed at Black's Beach, and a female was busted for an assault with a deadly weapon by a beach in Carlsbad. …

La Valencia Hotel brings back The Whaling Bar

Whew. Something has been made right in La Jolla. For the last decade, everybody I’ve spoken to has talked as if a little piece of this town’s soul had been ripped out. A piece that …

Mexican border area after the flood – dead sea lion, birds, flooded horse stables, emerging rattlesnakes

On March 19, Cristbel Adams was shaken to see a sea lion lying motionless in the sand by the Imperial Beach Pier. Since the December and January countywide floods, animals near the Tijuana River Valley …

Blue Whale manifests a few intentions in La Jolla

In a beachy, white cottage in the Village of La Jolla, feasters who lean bohemian may now find a Blue Whale. That’s the name of a daylight hours café that recently emerged in a converted …

San Diego surfing spots open up to everyone

Video:COVER: Kooks & Chaos; revisiting Tom Wolfe's The Pump House Gang on La Jolla ShoresIn 1965, the writer Tom Wolfe visited a beach in La Jolla, looking to shine a light on The Youth of …

George’s at the Cove’s Curioso: a subtle, tiki-inspired play off of Curious George

Mike GraveIt’s a fine day for sipping cocktails cliffside in La Jolla. (But then, most days are.) Mike Grave, General Manager for George’s at the Cove, slides me a new concoction called the Curioso. “The …

February 1, 2024
Gonzo Report: A sasscore soiree with SeeYouSpaceCowboy at the Che Café

December 17: I was moving a little slower than usual that Sunday afternoon. Hangover? Nah. More likely lethargy. But after stirring up a quick kratom-and-water cocktail, I perked up like a proud poppy and texted …

January 18, 2024
Sunset Cliffs December collapse part of a series

Right before Christmas Eve, 619newsmedia shared a video taken at Sunset Cliffs of a cliff that had just split. The footage was terrifying for some of its 62,000 viewers, as the person filming approached the …

Six-week prep school at Miramar for therapy dogs

It’s an evening in early October, and Charli King, co-founder of Pawsitive Teams, is opening a new class for dog owners, canines in tow, who aspire to help people in need. That need is great …

What desperate San Diegans resort to for parking

San Diego was proclaimed the worst city in the U.S. for parking in November by a Finn.com study..How does that play out for ordinary people?"My wife has a condition that makes it difficult to walk …

The Experience at La Jolla’s Vista d’Oro: warm wood and whitewater view

Can you believe it’s been almost four months since we’ve taken Unreal Estate for a tour in La Jolla? That’s a long time to stay away from one of the most established enclaves dedicated to …

December 20, 2023
La Jolla drowning corpses pile up

Yearly, in California, over 400 people die from drowning, and more than 1,200 are involved in non-fatal drowning incidents that need first responders' assessments or hospitalization — according to a July report on the San …

December 4, 2023
So many potholes in San Diego – which to fix first?

San Diegans have logged 458 pothole repair requests to the city in the last two weeks. And they're not all in Mira Mesa, which has the most pothole reports in 2023.According to a study released in …

With help from the whole family, Havana Kitchen finally opens in San Diego

Once, as I strolled Old Town Temecula, pleasing coffee aromas lured me to a storefront I hadn’t expected: that of a family-run Cuban restaurant. Should I go in? I was supposed to be in the …

Gonzo Report: Hunting for Hunter S. Thompson at La Jolla Playhouse

In my youthful and more formidable years, I typed out Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas line for line, chapter by chapter, just as the original gonzo journalist did with The Great …

October 12, 2023
Fear and Self-Loathing in La Jolla

Frank. Frank the Tank. Frank. The. Tank.Frank is the Tank — well, sometimes… Let me explain.Frank — and we’re not going to use his last name here, in order to, as they say, “protect the …

Asian Arts & Crafts in the pocket of La Jolla

Let’s start off this week by disclosing a little secret: while there are plenty of outlandish homes for us regular folk to gawk at on Zillow and similar real estate sites — especially in a …

September 1, 2023

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