C&H Photo owner Leon Chow likes to describe his Girard Avenue shop as a traditional neighborhood camera store like everyone remembers. “It’s a store where you’ll see not only cameras, but customers being educated on how to use them, along with all the different accessories,” Chow said. “We don’t want to just sell you a camera; we want to show you how to use it correctly, and every camera purchase comes with two free classes.”
Specializing in repairing German-made vehicles, German Motors & Imports has been known for their expert servicing of both new and vintage cars since 1959. They service Mercedes, Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen and BMW models, but they also service customers’ Lexus and Volvos. Their five mechanics include co-owners Bernd Schwarzer and Richard Zins, Dave Gilbert (service manager), Michael Horner and Brenton Selb.
Many La Jollans are turning 100 this year. As they celebrate their centennial year, so is a distinguished La Jolla landmark – the Grande Colonial Hotel – that opened its doors to guests on Feb. 1, 1913. The Colonial Apartments and Hotel, as it was called then, was billed as a luxurious blend of European elegance and contemporary American ambience overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The original white, wood-framed building was designed by Richard Requa, the master architect of the California Exposition in Balboa Park. It is the oldest original hotel in La Jolla.
Whether it’s for arthritis, dermatitis, a surgical incision or dental inflammation, La Jolla Veterinary Hospital is seeing amazing healing benefits for pets treated with K-Laser therapy, according to Dr. Julie Breher, DVM, MPVM. “Laser therapy is appropriate for any inflammatory condition like arthritis; in 90 percent of the cases, we see improvement for dogs that walk better and are stronger,” Breher said.
Based in La Jolla, Surf Diva Surf School is back with its famous co-ed kids and teen’s camps — La Jolla Surf Camp and American Surf Academy. Celebrity locals and twin sisters Izzy and Coco Tihanyi, who grew up surfing at La Jolla Shores, own the Surf Diva Surf School and Boutique. Awarded Nickelodeon’s Parents’ Choice for surf schools, Surf Diva’s La Jolla Surf Camp and American Surf Academy provide the best kids co-ed surfing program in San Diego. Girls and boys, ages 5-10, and teens, ages 11-17, learn to surf and participate in activities emphasizing ocean and beach awareness.
Executive chef Jason Knibb and pastry chef Esteban Acosta of La Jolla’s NINE-TEN Restaurant will prepare a special, three-course prix-fixe dinner from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.
Dr. John Taddey, DDS, opened his La Jolla dental office in 1974 and continues to practice family cosmetic dentistry there, alongside his daughter/partner, Tracy Taddey, DDS, and his daughter, Kristin, who is one of his three hygienists. With some 30 years in business, Taddey has fond memories of the generations of patients he’s served. He said he finds it exciting to work with his daughters, using new dental technologies.
More than 28 years ago, Alessandro DeRobertis opened his eponymous hair salon at 7825 Fay Ave. in La Jolla with one goal in mind: to help his clients feel good about their appearance. Now, decades later, he still holds true to that goal.
La Jolla Open Aire Market, a certified farmers market, will mark its 14th anniversary with a Harvest Festival, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 at La Jolla Elementary School, upper playground, Girard Avenue and Genter Street. Shoppers are invited to come in costume and there will be music, a balloon artist, cakewalk, carnival games, arts and crafts and prizes.
The Everett Stunz store in La Jolla, known for its high-end bed and bath selection, recently debuted the Sharper Image Response Sleep System, which features a revolutionary mattress designed to promote quality sleep and relaxation. Everett Stunz, is the first store in the nation to carry the line.