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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
HARRY'S COFFEE SHOP, in the village of La Jolla, has been around since 1960 and I imagine that the décor has changed very little in the almost 50 years of serving the local La Jollans. For those of us who grew up during the corner diner days, Harry's is the place for you, and my family has enjoyed Harry's for years.  It's a sixties style diner outfitted with booth seating, vinyl cushions and a coffee bar.  There's also patio seating outside in the front for those beautiful La Jolla days. The same people have worked there for years and most of us are on a first name basis with the locals.  It is a place that you can run into, sit at the counter, and visit with people or simply read the paper.  I remember my first experience to Harry's.  I parked in the private lot in the back and walked ...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
It was reported recently that vacant homes may need special insurance coverage.  An empty unsold house is a problem.  When a homeowner moves out and the house remains empty, it may continue to be protected by homeowners insurance for risks such as fire, as long as the premium is paid. But after 30 days of vacancy, things like vandalism, water damage caused by broken pipes, and theft are no longer covered. Some policies cease coverage after 60 days.  Exclusions in coverage for vacant properties are not new. Insurance companies believe that damage to a home is more likely when no one is living in it and that certain things grow worse with inattention. They even reserve the right to cancel what coverage remains in force when they learn of an extended vacancy. This potential gap in coverage...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
Today I would like to introduce you to the area known as "La Jolla Village North".  I actually think it should be called something like "La Jolla East but West of the I-5".  This community is situated on a narrow strip of land along Interstate 5 and adjacent to the UCSD campus.  La Jolla Village North contains many condominium developments, and is in close proximity to a shopping center and movie theaters.  I purchased my very first home here in the Eastbluff complex.  I paid $62,500 for it brand new!  At my tender young age, I was somewhat of a risk taker and put the deposit which was $2,000 on my credit card and then waited to earn enough money to get the loan while the property was being built.  The risk paid off and I sold it for much more years later.  Today they are being sold for...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
If you are interested in information about La Quinta or desert area real estate we would like to invite you to view our comprehensive website at www.LQ-Homes.com.  Here you will find every development, pictures, aerials, hoa information, maps and prices for La Quinta properties.  You can also visit us at www.Resort-Home.com for more information about the Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage and surrounding area communities. View all desert area listings in the MLS by clicking the link below: Interested in any San Diego County listings for sale?  Click the link below: If you would like more information contact us at (760) 567-9100.  
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
98 SOLD PROPERTIES IN LA JOLLA MONTH         NUMBER OF HOMES SOLD January 2008              14 detached homes February 2008             12 detached homes March 2008                 17 detached homes April 2008                   20 detached homes May 2008                   21 detached homes June 2008                   14 detached homes Least expensive home sold:  $695,000 on Desert View Drive Most expensive home sold:  $16,500,000 on Dunemere Drive  
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
My family and I share many happy memories of Fourth of July celebrations at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club.  Here is more information about this historical jewel by the sea... THE LA JOLLA BEACH AND TENNIS CLUB was originally opened in 1927 as the La Jolla Beach & Yacht Club.  An enterprising couple, Frederick William Kellogg and Florence Scripps Kellogg purchased the property in 1935 in order to create an oceanfront resort that would attract out-of-town visitors, as well as local La Jolla residents.The Kelloggs broadened the Club's appeal by creating an exclusive oceanfront tennis resort with four new tennis courts, a junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, and renaming the resort the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. To attract out-of-town guests, they built the "Beach Club Apartments" at...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
Wishing you and your families a wonderful Fourth of July!  Whether in La Jolla or in another part of our incredible country, may we all remember the sacrifices made to allow us to live free.  Our prayers are with the armed forces and with the future of our great nation. God Bless America! For a list of the fireworks displays and patriotic activities tonight, please visit www.signonsandiego.com.
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
Summer is here and La Jolla is the perfect place to be!  Residents are looking forward to the annual Fourth of July fireworks displays that can be seen in every direction from atop Mount Soledad. The beach is crowded with locals and those San Diegans that venture over from inland San Diego County when their temperatures top 100 degrees and our cool coastal breezes are around 80 degrees. Today it would seem appropriate to introduce you to the neighborhood known as "La Jolla Shores".  This is where my family and I have spent many Fourth of Julys enjoying the beach, boogey boarding, barbecuing with friends and family and watching the fireworks display at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. LA JOLLA SHORES is north of the Village of La Jolla and east and west of La Jolla Shores Drive.  If you...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
Today I would like to introduce you to two more La Jolla neighborhoods, La Jolla Heights and La Jolla Mesa. LA JOLLA HEIGHTS is located on the northeast side of La Jolla.  This location is popular for several reasons, the close proximity to UCSD, easy freeway access, and the close knit community which surrounds the La Jolla YMCA.  There are affordable condominiums such as La Jolla Shores Heights which overlook vistas to the east and detached homes; some tracts and others custom.  The older homes within the tracts have been remodeled over the years and are prized for their large lots.  There are lovely custom homes built on the hillsides which offer westerly views to the ocean and others with easterly views of University City and the mountains.   LA JOLLA MESA is a neighborhood in La Jol...
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By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
I’ve never really given much thought to San Diego County’s two nude beaches: Black’s Beach in La Jolla and San Onofre State Beach at the northern tip of San Diego County. Both are pretty remote-- and it appears the nudists are a pretty peaceable lot. At least until this morning. It was reported in this morning’s San Diego Union Tribune that San Onofre park rangers will start enforcing a ban on nudity September, 1, 2008. It seems there have been public complaints, and some park employees objected to working in a place where not everyone is clothed–which specifically targets the Trail 6 beach area at San Onofre. And like other beach workers who object to picking up cigarette butts, used baby diapers and assosrted foul debris, maintenance workers at San Onofre State Beach object to occasio...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Mt. Soledad in La Jolla is a fascinating place to visit for a visual perspective on the San Diego area. With views extending 30 miles or more in all directions, one really gains a better idea of the diversity of the San Diego landscape, as well as a bird’s eye view of La Jolla itself…considered “the Jewel” of Southern California.  Mt. Soledad is a great place to visit on a clear (or relatively clear) day, and residents who live in the area often bring their out of town guests for a tour. Sunsets are spectacular, unless you have a marine layer rolling in. The Mt. Soledad Cross and War Memorial at the summit have provided lots of controversy over the years, which continues today. Read: Controversial Landmark in La Jolla Mt. Soledad is the location of many of La Jolla’s most expensive home...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
LA JOLLA ALTA NEIGHBORHOOD La Jolla Alta is a La Jolla neighborhood of spacious homes on large lots.  Situated atop Mount Soledad, these single and two story homes have views of Mission Bay, the city of San Diego, and the mountains beyond.  In addition to homes, there are condominiums & townhomes in gated communities, such as Ventana, Crystal Bay and Eldorado.      LA JOLLA FARMS NEIGHBORHOOD La Jolla Farms is located on the northern edge of La Jolla.  Bordered by the rugged cliffs of Black's Beach and near the world-famous Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla Farms is an exclusive area.  Multi-million dollar estates, most with large lots, line the winding roads.  Built on the bluffs, many have incredible ocean views from the Mexican borders to Oceanside and beyond.  "The Farms", as resid...
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By William Johnson, Retired
(Retired)
I had the pleasure on Saturday April 26th of visiting a newer art gallery in La Jolla. It was Peter Lik's Fine Art Photography Gallery, one of number around the country. I have never seen anything like this gallery before and the work that was on display. I was very impressed with this man's passion for photography of nature and the way he captures his images. I understand that his camera is a single lens camera built back in the 40's. With the use of his genius as a photographer, special film and printing processes, he creates a magic that is in my opinion unparalleled in the art world. I hope you will spend a few minutes on his site and enjoy a least a glimpse of what I saw at his gallery. Using the single dimension of the internet does not even begin to do justice to his work that is...
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By William Johnson, Retired
(Retired)
Experimenting with my new Flip videocam yesterday, I was in La Jolla at the coastline in downtown La Jolla and shot this short video and uploaded it on YouTube. It is a scan of the beach at the Children's Pool and adjacent bird sanctuary that has had so much controversy of late. Humans and Seals both want to occupy the same beach. The story is a fascinating one and is a real human and wild animal interest story that dates back to 1887 when it is believed that the area under the seawall that was built in the late 1920's by the late Ellen Browning Scripps had been a seal rookery for the eons prior. Before the building of the seawall, the area was as Seal Rock. In 1930 the State of California deeded the beach and the adjacent waters to the city with the proviso that it be maintained as a C...
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By La Jolla Homes - La Jolla Real Estate Irene Chandler & Jim Shultz
(Coldwell Banker La Jolla)
HOME PROPERTY SEARCH AGENTS OFFICES RELOCATION OUR SERVICES CAREERS       Chandler Shultz & Associates Real Estate La Jolla Style International President's Circle Team REALTOR® Associates Coldwell Banker - La Jolla930 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA 92037 DIRECT: 858.456.3235OFFICE: 858.459.3851CELL: 858.775.6782FAX: 858.454.0800buylajolla@aol.comhttp://www.ireneandjim.com/ VIEW MY LISTINGS     Team Members Irene ChandlerInternationalPresident's CircleCertifiedResidentialSpecialistDIRECT: 858.775.6782CELL: 858.775.6782buylajolla@aol.com Jim Shultz International President's Circle Sales AssociateDIRECT: 858.456.3215CELL: 858.354.0000buylajolla@aol.com Useful Links Sea World Getty Museum Golfcourse.com Disneyland San Diego Zoo Huntington Art Gallery City of San Diego Academic Performance Inde...
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La Jolla Communities/Neighborhoods: La Jolla, California has 16 distinctive neighborhoods. Visit my La Jolla Real Estate site and explore La Jolla homes, condominiums, lots, land, rentals & investment properties for sale. Beach-Barber Tract - the coastal section from Windansea Beach to the Village. A few shops and restaurants, mostly on La Jolla Blvd. La Jolla Shores - the residential area and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus along La Jolla Shores beach and east up the hillside. Also includes a small business district of shops and restaurants along Avenida de la Playa. La Jolla Heights - the homes on the hills overlooking La Jolla Shores. No businesses. Hidden Valley - lower portion of Mount Soledad on the northern slopes. No businesses. Country Club - lower Mount Soledad ...
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By Joey Clement
(RE/MAX Associates)
La Jolla Real Estate offerings are varied, with oceanfront estates, ocean view mansions, single-family detached homes, condos and townhouses available. La Jolla has approximately 42,000 residents and the average house sells for over a million dollars. Visit my La Jolla Real Estate site and view La Jolla Homes, La Jolla Condos, Townhomes for sale. La Jolla is California's Riviera and visitors often remark how similar it is to the French Riviera. With its over 13 miles of rugged coastline, sandy beaches, intimate coves, surrounding mountains, La Jolla is truly, what the name means in Spanish,..."the jewel" of San Diego! La Jolla is located 15 minutes from downtown San Diego, America’s finest city.
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
My office with Coldwell Banker Residential is in La Jolla and we are, in my opinion, the premier office in the nation.  Not only do I think so.. but actually we have won numerous awards for our outstanding agents.  Today I received an update of new listings in the La Jolla area and was impressed to see that there is a new listing on Camino de la Costa listed by my fellow La Jolla agent for $23,000,000 to $26,000,876.  This is a "Value Range" pricing which basically means that the seller will "entertain" offers in that price range and is not obligated to look at offers for a lower price.  This beautiful French Normandy style home sits on almost 3/4 acre of prime La Jolla land.  Unlike most areas of the country, our land is more valuable than our homes... thus small vacant lots selling fo...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
Our website at http://www.lj-homes.com/features all of the neighborhoods and developments in La Jolla and today I would like to introduce two more neighborhoods - Country Club & Hidden Valley.  COUNTRY CLUB in La Jolla is a neighborhood named for the golf course which meanders through the hills of this beautiful seaside village.  This private golf club is set above the Village of La Jolla and estate homes overlook many of the lush fairways.  The homes are custom and many feature spectacular ocean views, hillside retreats and are highly sought after when they are available for sale.      HIDDEN VALLEY is located on the north side of Mount Soledad (where the cross is) and features hillside homes with spectacular north shore views.  Many of these homes are on cul de sacs along winding road...
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By Susan Laxson CRS, Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL
(Palm Properties)
La Jolla, California is one of the most exclusive and popular places to live in the United States.  A quaint village atmosphere, hillside estates, seaside golf courses and sparkling beaches attract real estate buyers from all over the world!  It is not uncommon to walk along the streets of Prospect or Girard and hear many languages being spoken.  With its Mediterranean climate it is a favorite destination for people visiting or wanting to live in San Diego. Our La Jolla real estate website is the most comprehensive website about La Jolla, the climate, schools, lifestyle and most importantly the real estate market.  Here you will find information about every development - homes and condominiums, rentals - vacation and long term, investment properties, buildable lots and much more.  Below...
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