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La Jolla Stories

La Jolla Stories

The internet writers gang up on San Diego

The Marina District is one of San Diego’s more prestigious addresses. Once consisting mostly of warehouses and vacant lots, the 343-acre area on the west side of Downtown is now a cluster of apartments, high-rise ...

"Meet every moment as a friend, and don’t try to change things"

How long have you been surfing? About 3 years. I have always loved snowboarding and it is kind of the same mentality. The body mechanics are very similar, it was an easy transition for me. ...

January 18, 2022
Find a group of friends that you can suck with.

Are you a local? I grew up here, but I live in Chicago now. I’m here visiting my family. Favorite thing about surfing? I like the fun of progressing. It’s a technical skill that’s very ...

January 11, 2022
A welcoming, resort-like feel in La Jolla’s Muirlands neighborhood

“Sublime seclusion, luxurious ambience, and phenomenal design for welcoming family and friends are yours in this magnificent gated estate,” promises the Zillow opening for our stop this week at 6001 La Jolla Scenic Drive South, ...

January 7, 2022
What drives San Diego neighbors crazy

Michael Vilkin owned a huge vacant lot in Olivenhain, right next to a house John Upton was renting. On the morning of March 28, 2013, Vilkin drove up to the 2.6-acre lot on Lone Jack ...

Coastal Commission approves regs for tiny houses

Tiny houses on wheels, the cheapest and easiest small units to build, were initially left out of San Diego's granny flat ordinance. That changed in July 2020, when the city, seizing on their potential as ...

Elisabeth Kimmel's pre-jail pleas for mercy

Before her December 9 sentencing to six weeks in federal prison and a year of home confinement, along with a $250,000 fine and 500 hours of community service, lawyers for ex-KFMB TV and radio owner ...

December 10, 2021
People start getting agro on a 2-foot day

Local? “No. I’m from Riverside.” How long have you been surfing? 2 years. What motivated you to take up the hobby? “I moved [to PB] two years ago. My roommate is really into surfing and ...

December 7, 2021
MTS can't get enough bus drivers

Headlines at the website of Metropolitan Transit System or MTS, the agency that operates the buses and light rail in the city, rave about the recent expansion of the San Diego Trolley with nine new ...

December 7, 2021
Eureka!: like the Samoa Cookhouse fed the lumberjacks

“This is North County, so let’s not expect cheap,” says my friend Diana. No sticker shock for her. She’s into swanky malls like this one, UTC. Problem: sign says the mall closes at eight, but ...

November 25, 2021
Paru brings specialty tea to La Jolla

Most afternoons, I would be disappointed to make the trek into La Jolla only to find the peninsula sheathed in fog. But on this day, I would welcome the chill, because there’s a new tea ...

November 19, 2021
Creep Catcher gets 45-year-old meeting 14-year-old boy at Ramona's Stater Brothers

On a sunny day in September 2020, a 45-year-old public school teacher drove to the Stater Bros. grocery store on Main Street in Ramona to meet someone he thought was a 14-year-old boy he had ...

Rose Canyon Fault’s annual slip is about 2-3mm per year.

The California Geological Survey released new earthquake fault zone maps in late September – and San Diego-area homeowners may be surprised to learn their property sits atop a fault. A press release from the agency ...

Get out there every day and have fun. Don’t skip school.

Are you originally from San Diego? No but I have lived here for 30 years. I moved here straight out of college just to surf. My girlfriend and I packed up our car and drove ...

October 5, 2021
His Girl Friday: the fastest-talking movie in the world?

I have always loved the word “loquacious.” I also love the word “screwball.” And I especially love when the two come together in screwball comedies. If ever a rash of movies was by definition loquacious, ...

August 18, 2021
La Jolla’s “Street of Dreams”

5850 Camino De La Costa | La Jolla, 92037 Current owner: Madeline Artman | Listing price: $13,595,000 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 5 | House size: 5139 Camino de la Costa, which curves along the ...

July 30, 2021
“Scripps Pier is really a welcoming place”

Karl Yoder and Colin O’Niell, both mid 30’s and self-described San Diego “transplants” from the Midwest and East Coast respectively, talk about adjacent Scripps Pier. Laughing the whole time both Yoder and O’Niell talk on ...

July 6, 2021
As New York actress dies, San Diego's e-scooter barons lobby up

The frenzy of electric scooters filling the streets of San Diego has begun to grow anew as the state lifts its last anti-pandemic strictures. Burgeoning too are local lobbyists lining up downtown to grease political ...

June 21, 2021
Chaos at La Jolla sea lion rookery

As the pandemic lockdown lifts, beach-goers have headed to La Jolla Cove en masse - right into the start of sea lion pupping season. And neither signs warning people to stay away from the animals ...

Came close to drowning in La Jolla

“My first experience at Hospitals [La Jolla] was crazy. It’s a reef break. It breaks really aggressively and it’s not forgiving. The learning curve is a little more painful. "Some of the biggest waves I ...

May 18, 2021

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