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Dougherty Dental opens new, advanced dentistry office in La Jolla


After more than 25 years, Dr. Paul Dougherty and his team have moved to a new location in La Jolla’s Village area at 7776 Ivanhoe Ave., Suite 120 (formerly the Copley Building), La Jolla. Starting the new year in this state-of-the-art facility with the latest technology — from paperless software, digital radiography and impressions and an ergonomically designed office — has been exciting for the patients and team of Dougherty Dental.

Martha Smith Fine Linens in La Jolla sells luxury for the bed and bath

Martha Smith Fine Linens is located in the Village area of La Jolla at 7717 Fay Ave, La Jolla. (858) 459-8642.

When it comes to high-quality linens and towels, Martha Smith Fine Linens in La Jolla carries only the best. Brands such as Scandia and Matouk Milagro top the line of goods. Storeowner Michele Babcock is the San Diego dealer for Scandia down bedding, and sateen and percale sheets. In addition to Scandia, Babcock also selects her bedding from 10 other high-end sheet vendors, including Matouk Milagro of Portugal, maker of Egyptian cotton sheets (sateen and percale), throws and baby blankets. Matouk also makes the finest of towels that provide fluffy, soft, cotton absorbency. Matouk towels are well known for their zero-twist yarn that helps prevent snagging.

Frank Carter of Peaks Coaching in La Jolla can help clients improve work, home life


Dr. Frank Carter, Ph.D. has coached families and businesses in both La Jolla and around the country for 16 years through his company, Peaks Coaching, and explains how the two are interconnected.

Pilates Plus La Jolla can offer benefits in less time through high intensity Pilates

Exercise at Pilates Plus La Jolla is performed on machines that feature spring resistance. Courtesy Photo

Pilates is a form of exercise that develops core strength, improves posture, creates lean muscle and improves joint flexibility — and its benefits are quickly noticeable. “People using Pilates see change in themselves right away; they often use muscles they haven’t used before and feel tighter and stronger and have more energy,” Jessica Shehab, owner of Pilates Plus La Jolla, said.

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


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


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

Billy Borja cuts the ribbon with business partner, Brian Ahern. Courtesy

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.

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  • Local camp shapes Solana Beach youth into community leaders July 28, 2014
    After attending the inaugural La Colonia de Eden Gardens Youth Leadership Camp last year, Edgar Vergara was inspired to make positive change in Solana Beach’s Eden Gardens community. Along with other local teens, the 15-year-old co-founded the youth group La Colonia Changers and recently hosted a town hall forum on underage drinking. Passionate about making […]
  • Del Mar Union School District approves new contract for superintendent July 28, 2014
    The Del Mar Union School District Board July 23 approved the new contract for Superintendent Holly McClurg through June 30, 2018. Per the contract, McClurg’s annual salary will be $185,000 with an annual doctoral stipend of $10,000. She will receive a car allowance of $400 a month, 25 vacation days, health benefits and a retirement contribution of $700 a mon […]
  • Carmel Valley 5K and 10K to hit Gonzales Canyon trails in September July 28, 2014
    A new trail running race is coming to Carmel Valley this fall. Jeff Stoner of Del Mar’s Seasick Marketing visited the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board to update the board on the plans for the Carmel Valley Trail 5K and 10K Run, set to take place on Sept. 20. A portion of race proceeds will go toward the Challenged Athletes Foundation. […]