Category archives for: La Jolla Landmark Businesses

Moonglow in Bird Rock: From plumbing to fine art, this craftsman’s a fixture in La Jolla

Mike Glancy, owner of Moonglow Design and Erling Rohde Plumbing Co.

Mike Glancy’s creativity is displayed in many ways. Every year, except one in the past 20, he’s designed and entered a float in the La Jolla Christmas Parade, winning first place three times. His entry for this year’s Surf and Sand theme was “Surfin’ and Fixin’ La Jolla’s Bowls.”

Treasured family images are a gift specialty at C&H Photo in La Jolla


With gift giving on the horizon, everything old is new again at C&H Photo in La Jolla. C&H Photo technicians are busy restoring and copying old family photos and films to create treasured keepsakes for relatives and friends.

Everett Stunz marks 50 years in bedding business with big sale in La Jolla

Yves Delorme bedding is among the many offerings at Everett Stunz in La Jolla. Courtesy Photo

Everett Stunz in La Jolla, which specializes in high-quality beds and luxurious bedding and bath products, is celebrating 50 years in business with a Summer Blowout Sale offering savings of up to 70 percent.

C&H Photo: La Jolla’s ‘neighborhood camera store’ has moved to a new location


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.”

German Motors & Imports: Repair specialists for more than 50 years continue to serve La Jolla, Pacific Beach and San Diego

German Motors & Imports staff service a 2000 MBZ SL 500, 2003 BMW Z4 Roadster, 1998 MBZ S 420, 1969 Porsche 912 and 2004 MBZ C 240 at its repair shop, located at 986 Turquoise St., San Diego. (Courtesy Photo)

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.

1913-2013 (and counting): Grande Colonial Hotel marks 100 years in La Jolla with special events


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.

Healing laser enhances pet health at La Jolla Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Marilyn Seals (left) and Dr. Julie Breher of La Jolla Veterinary Hospital perform laser therapy on Pixel the dachshund. (Courtesy Photo)

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.

Surf Diva camps coach kids to ride the waves with confidence in La Jolla

Surf Diva Surf School’s staff and campers know it’s all about safe fun in the sun. (Courtesy Photo)

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.

NINE-TEN Restaurant to offer special Thanksgiving Day menu in La Jolla

NINE-TEN’s dining room features a contemporary design and offers a relaxed setting for holiday meals or special occasions. (Courtesy Photo)

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.

La Jolla dentist John Taddey uses latest techniques for long-term results

Dr. John Taddey, DDS, and Dr. Tracy Taddey, DDS, operate a father-and-daughter practice in La Jolla. (Courtesy Photo)

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.

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