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La Jolla Stories

Tour La Jolla’s “Villa Paradiso” mansion

Anyone who’s tried to buy or refinance a house lately will tell you that these are the toughest of times for such an endeavor. Interest rates have nearly doubled since the beginning of the year, ...

June 22, 2022
Gonzo Report: Marcela Mendez’s tip with a barb at the mall

Normally, musicians are drilled in the art of capturing an audience’s attention. And if that’s your training, then performing where people don’t pay attention — and aren’t even meant to — can be a challenge. ...

Locals fight Ben and Jerry's founder in sheriff's race

Deputies under cover The GOP-dominated Lincoln Club is, as always, among the big spenders this campaign season, with $16,242 spent May 16 on a mail piece on behalf of Sheriff’s office hopeful Kelly Martinez, and ...

Alyssa Angulo, Dax Newman, Lauren Green, Andrea Miller hit TikTok big

Twenty-year-old Alyssa Angulo did not set out to become an influencer. Neither did 22-year-old Dax Newman. And yet, social media has afforded both of them the luxury of forgoing the traditional 9-5. “It’s kind of ...

San Diego resists – but not completely – the invasion of Austin breakfast tacos

Is San Diego finally becoming more of a breakfast taco town? Nobody’s suggesting that tacos haven’t long been a part of San Diego’s balanced breakfast. They may not be what middle America would call breakfast ...

A Canadian Swede surfs La Jolla Shores

Are you a Local? No, I’m from Sweden but I live in Canada. How long have you been surfing? This is my 4th time surfing. I went to Portugal in 2019 and I did my ...

May 3, 2022
Adios to the open plaza at Salk Institute

A dispute over an addition to the Salk Institute in La Jolla has ended. Last week, the Planning Commission denied an appeal claiming the proposed design ruins the historic integrity of the East Torrey Pines ...

April 29, 2022
Why Cardiff, Encinitas are vortex of world skateboarding

On the second day of the second month of the twenty-second year of the twenty-first century, a skateboarding legend and a future skateboarding legend discussed their chosen sport within earshot of a writer old enough ...

“Try to be present in the water and enjoy it for what it is.”

Local? No. I am originally from outside of Chicago How long have you been surfing? I started about 5 years ago when I came out here as a UCSD undergrad student. How often do you ...

April 26, 2022
Break-fast after sundown at UCSD’s Canyon Vista Food Hall

What Meshal is going through right now — “now” being the holy month of Ramadan, with its ban on eating while the sun is up — is not easy. But it has its consolations. “The ...

April 21, 2022
John Edward, peripatetic psychic

I just got off the phone with John Edward, the self-described psychic medium who came to prominence around 20 years ago on the television programs Crossing Over and Cross Country, through his appearances with Larry ...

I came out here for cliff jumping but I picked up surfing

Local? Nope, New Hampshire native How did you get into surfing? I’ve been living in California for the last three years. Originally, I came out here for cliff jumping but I picked up surfing. I’ve ...

April 19, 2022
Beard Papa’s, a cream puff boutique

For as long as I’ve known the Village of La Jolla, I’ve associated its Girard Avenue with exactly three types of businesses: high-end cosmetics, designer clothing, and Warwick’s bookstore. So it’s fair to say I ...

Humans will be kept away from La Jolla sea lions May-October

It's illegal to harass sea lions, but even warning signs haven't stopped La Jolla beach-goers from petting and feeding them. Troubles ramp up during pupping season, when the animals spend more time on the beaches ...

April 5, 2022
Midnight Movies at East San Diego's Academy Theater

The long, piercing, terrible scream that echoed through the auditorium didn’t come from the movie; it emanated from somewhere in the back of the theater, and it was alive, an entity. Here, near 37th and ...

Georgette Gomez pulling in gay and labor money

Dem-on-Dem race gets expensive Serious special interest money continues to pour into the Democrat-on-Democrat 80th District special election race to replace resigned Assembly Democrat Lorena Gonzalez on April 5. Georgette Gomez, an ex-member of the ...

More from Camino de la Costa: La Jolla’s “Street of Dreams”

6204 Camino de la Costa| La Jolla, 92037 Current owner: LES Realty | Listing price: $18,500,000 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 6 | House size: 5400 Regular readers of Unreal may recall that I opened ...

March 30, 2022
From a Weezer tribute to fronting Smash Mouth

A vet of local bands such as Secret Seven, Divided by Zero, Ghoulspoon, and octogenarian Weezer tribute Geezer, Zach Goode has been announced as the new lead singer of 1990s alt-rock icons Smash Mouth, replacing ...

Captain Travis Jackson knows when something smells fishy

Travis Jackson has been here before. Good times and bad. And he still has faith in the sport fishing business. Proof? He’s refitting a 62-foot boat, Patriot, to take passengers down to places like Cabo ...

Why does SDG&E shower money on local candidates?

Sempra’s Peace piece When the city council voted 6-3 to approve a new decade-long power-providing franchise agreement with San Diego Gas & Electric back in June, Mayor Todd Gloria promised to study the idea of ...

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