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San Diego Restaurant Week extended for an additional week from Jan. 26 to Jan. 31 with special pricing for lunch, dinner in La Jolla

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San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, Jan. 19 to Friday, Jan. 24 to kick off 2014 with delectable appetizers, scrumptious entrees and tasty desserts.

C.J. Charles Jewelers in La Jolla offers historic, lifetime warranty promotion

C.J. Charles Jewelers carries a large selection of Swiss watches for both men and women. Brands include A. Lange & Sohne, Breitling, Bvlgari, Cartier, Chanel, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Officine Panerai. (Courtesy Photo)

Only the finest timepieces in the world are showcased at C.J. Charles Jewelers, and through Jan. 8, 2014 every new watch purchased at the full retail price will come with a lifetime warranty. “This lifetime warranty promotion is a first in our history, and it covers all of our watch brands, including Panerai, Cartier, Breguet, Breitling, Bvlgari, Chanel, Vacheron Constantin, A. Lange & Söhne and Jaeger LeCoultre,” said owner Vahid Moradi.

La Jolla brewer wins three medals; Great American Beer Festival names Rock Bottom ‘Brewpub Group of the Year’

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery is named the 2013 Great American Beer Festival’s “Brewpub Group and Brewpub Group Brewer of the Year.” Courtesy Photos

La Jolla brewer Marty Mendiola wins three medals and Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery earns the “Brewpub Group and Brewpub Group Brewer of the Year” title at the Great American Beer Festival.

Business Spotlight: Furs by Graf to close La Jolla store with clearance discounts

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Furs by Graf, a full-service furrier in the San Diego community since 1927, is closing its doors in early 2014.

Nativa Interiors Furniture sells timeless designs to last a lifetime in La Jolla and Solana Beach

Nativa’s furniture artisans are primarily California-based designers, who use only beautiful, high-quality solid hardwoods (including cherry, walnut and mahogany sourced in the United States) to handcraft pieces for every room of the home. (Courtesy Photos)

Mario Scolari said he first dreamed about opening his own furniture store while working in his family’s business in Argentina. His dream came true five years ago when he opened Nativa Interiors in Solana Beach’s Cedros Design District. Four months ago, he opened his La Jolla store on Girard Avenue.

Orangetheory Fitness opens in La Jolla, kicks off six-week weight-loss challenge with $2,500 prize

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Orangetheory Fitness, an energizing group interval fitness concept that is sweeping the nation, opened its first location in San diego Nov. 15 at 7734 Girard Ave. in La Jolla.

Solar shines with financial, eco rewards for homeowners

With plummeting system costs, rising energy rates, 30 percent tax credits and newly-reinstated cash rebates, solar is a smart economic move for many San Diego property owners, according to representatives from Home Energy Systems. Courtesy

With the abundance of free, available sunshine, a growing number of San Diego homeowners are earning financial and environmental rewards by choosing the solar electric (photovoltaic) industry as their energy provider, according to Martin Learn, president and founder of Home Energy Systems.

Arte de Origen’s gallery artists celebrate ancient traditions through Latin art in La Jolla

A sculpted metal fish is on display at Arte de Origen.

The 10 studio artists of Arte de Origen celebrate the ancient artistic traditions of the Incas, Aztecs and Mayans with their exquisitely collaged boxes, mirrors, furniture and tapestries.

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

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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.

Table 926 restaurant brings warm Latin flavors to cool San Diego nights

A popular appetizer is the Steamed Venus Clams with fennel confit, Spanish chorizo, chili flakes, white wine-butter broth and salsa verde. Courtesy Photo

Chef Matt Richman loves blending Caribbean and South American flavors with his own fusion of California/Mediterranean cuisine at Table 926. Richman, who grew familiar with Latin flavor influences while working in restaurants in Coral Gables, Fla., sets his eatery apart by serving dishes seldom found in San Diego.

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