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BIDDING FAREWELL TO A PB ICON Zanzibar Cafe, a welcoming and comfortable fixture in the Pacific Beach community for more than two decades, has closed its doors after its lease expired and rent increased by several thousand dollars a month. Page 5

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MBHS retires jersey of Pro-Bowler, young rising star in the NFL Ex-Buccaneer Foster returns home for illustrious honor At 6 feet 1 inch, playing at 228 pounds, Foster matched his Mission Bay High School run- father, Carl, and brother Abdul ning back Arian Foster rushed in stature on the podium durfor nearly 2,100 yards as a Buc- ing halftime of the Bucs’ game caneer running back in 2003. against Point Loma. “Mission Bay has a lot of senNow an NFL star who plays for the Houston Texans, Foster timental value to me,” Foster returned to MBHS Oct. 26 as said, adding he was “a little bit school officials retired his No. 2 surprised” when he learned of the school’s plan. jersey. Used as a linebacker when he Dressed in a black sweater and light-gray jeans, Foster did- arrived as a high school junior n’t look like a bruising pro footSEE FOSTER, Page 6 ball player. BY SCOTT HOPKINS BEACH & BAY PRESS

The 87-year-old seawall in South Mission Beach and Pacific Beach, long deteriorating, unsightly and posing safety hazards in segments like these near Belmont Park, will be replaced soon. Photos by Don Balch I Beach & Bay Press


City OKs $2.4 million for overhaul in PB, South Mission Beach BY KEITH ANTIGIOVANNI | BEACH & BAY PRESS


he next step in the long process of replacing the 2.3-mile-long seawall along Ocean Front Walk between Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach on Garnet Avenue to South Mission Beach took place two weeks ago when the City Council voted to authorize $2.4 million in discretionary funds to replace the 87-year-old structure. The wall itself was built in 1925 to replace an existing wooden structure built in 1914. “One of my priorities when I came to office was to make sure the wall was replaced,” said District 2 City Councilman Kevin Faulconer. “I’ve been fighting for dollars from the city to make structural The crumbling seawall, built in 1925 to replace an existing wooden structure built in changes to it ever since. I would also like to 1914, is now poised for an overhaul once the thank the members of the beach community who have been working side by side with bidding process is complete.

us. I remember when I first came to office and noticed the temporary patches with the exposed rebar.” Faulconer has been spearheading the efforts to replace the crumbling structure ever since. He said the process for the repairs will include a bidding phase, which he believes will be completed by the fall of 2013. This would then be followed by the construction phase that will start with what Faulconer refers to as “the most damaged section of the seawall.” This section is the 960-foot stretch between the public bathrooms next to Belmont Park to Ventura Place by the summer of 2014. “The current seawall is not only a public safety issue but it is also an aesthetic issue, because when people come to visit, we don’t want them to see a crumbling wall,” Faulconer said. “So we want to rebuild, and it will look fantastic.”

Amplified Ale Works is new, bold kid on the block in PB BY MARIKO LAMB | BEACH & BAY PRESS The folks at Amplified Ale Works — Pacific Beach’s latest microbrewery — introduced their inaugural brews in style on Nov. 2, coinciding with the launch of San Diego’s fourth annual Beer Week. And managing partners J.C. Hill and Alex Pierson didn’t want just anyone tapping their first cask on opening night. They wanted a prominent San Diegan to kick off the unforgettable evening.

San Diego Beer Week continues through Nov. 11 with plenty of activities in the Pacific Beach area. Page 6 Amid cheers from salivating guests, Mayor Jerry Sanders himself tapped Amplified’s first cask, officially inducting the microbrewery into the thriving realm of San Diego’s craft beer Mayor Jerry Sanders, right, prepares to tap the first cask of industry. “Six, seven or eight [breweries] have Electrocution IPA at Amplified Ale Works on Nov. 2. opened up just in the last year, and Sanders cited San Diego as a thriving city for craft breweries prior. At left are managing partner Alex Pierson and

SEE AMPLIFIED, Page 6 head brewer Cy Henley.

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Mission Bay High School retired the number of former student Arian Foster, second from left, in a ceremony last week during a football game against Point Loma. Others, from left, are Foster’s father, Carl; his brother, Abdul; and mother Bernadette Sizemore. Foster now stars for the NFL’s Houston Texans. Photo by Scott Hopkins I Beach & Bay Press

PBMS’s API test scores skyrocket, exceed all SDUSD middle schools STAFF AND CONTRIBUTION Pacific Beach Middle International Baccalaureate (IB) World School has recorded the highest gains among all middle schools in the San Diego Unified School District, with a 50-point jump on its Academic Performance Index (API) for the 2012-13 school year. Pacific Beach Middle’s score of 817 surpassed the statewide performance target of 800 points. School officials said the score is a tribute to the hard work of students, teachers, administrators and families. “The community as a whole should be commended for its

dedication and commitment to PB Middle and the Mission Bay Cluster Schools,” said PBMS principal Ernie Remillard. “The PB Middle staff is devoted to student success, both academically and socially. Learning happens throughout the school day, as well as after school with unique academic programs, athletic teams and clubs enhancing student learning. “Our school’s IB Middle Years Program units lead students through a relevant, hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum, which truly matches student needs and pushes learners to strive for perSEE SCORES, Page 6

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PB businesses to spread joy with festive decor this holiday season tured in an upcoming edition of Beach & Bay Press, as well as receive certificates The streets of Pacific Beach will soon for the first-place prize, runner-up and come to life with festive decor and colorBest of North PB or Crown Point winful lights, brightening up storefronts from ners. North Pacific Beach to Crown Point for Businesses wishing to participate in Discover Pacific Beach’s upcoming holithe contest must register no later than day window-decorating contest, starting Nov. 20, and windows must be decoratNov. 24. ed by Nov. 24. Lights may be included in ALEXANDRA BLACK Registration is ongoing through Tuesthe window display and facade décor, Program manager, Discover PB day, Nov. 20. and professional help is permitted. “Every year, Discover PB launches the 1970s disco Santa. Let the creative juices To help liven up the neighborhood and ‘Shop Local’ campaign for the holiday flow.” ready the streets of Pacific Beach for the season to highlight Pacific Beach as a First and foremost, judges of the win- holidays, Black encourages community great place to shop for the holidays. Part dow contest will seek creativity in the members to get involved. of that is creating a fun environment for overall presentation; however, theme rel“For every dollar spent in small busipeople to come eat, drink and shop,” said evance and incorporation of Pacific nesses, five times that amount is returned Alexandra Black, program manager at Beach will also play key roles in the con- to the community,” said Black. “This holDiscover PB. “We put on the window- test. Judges will announce the contest iday season, remember to shop small and decorating contest to entice our business- winners at the Pacific Beach Holiday come check out all the great windows Storefronts will soon be coming alive with color and the spirit of the holiday season with Dises to get into the holiday spirit and create Parade on Dec. 12 at 2 p.m., just before and storefronts.” Courtesy photo cover PB’s annual window-decorating contest. that environment along our streets.” Santa is set to hit the stage. For more information or to register for With the resurrection of the Pacific In addition to yearlong bragging the contest, email Black at alexanBeach Holiday Parade this year, the rights, contest winners will also be fea- vibrant storefronts will also serve as colorful eye candy for passersby and guests SAN DIEGO. Because your home sive marketplace. en route during the parade. In this report you'll discover how may well be your largest asset, selling “We hope that the contest will get to it is probably one of the most impor- to avoid financial disaster when sellthe point where people will drive into PB tant decisions you will make in your ing your home. Using a commonto check out our great decorations, much life. And once you have made that sense approach you will get straight like they do in neighborhoods with the decision, you'll want to sell your facts about what can make or break best house lights, and stay to shop at all home for the highest price in the the sale of your home. our diverse retail opportunities,” said You owe it to yourself to learn shortest time possible without comBlack. promising your sanity. Before you how these important tips will give This year, in honor of Pacific Beach’s place your home on the market, here you the competitive edge to get your 125th anniversary, the theme for the window-decorating contest and parade is a way to help you to be prepared as home sold fast and for the most will be “Holidays Past & Presents.” possible. amount of money. “We are encouraging businesses to To assist home sellers, a new To hear a brief recorded message pick a decade from the last 125 years industry report has just been about how to order your FREE copy and then decorate their window in the released called "27 Valuable Tips of this report, call toll-free 1-800holiday fashion from that era,” Black That You Should Know to Get Your 276-0763 and enter 1023. You can said. “We are hoping to get as many parHome Sold Fast and for Top Dollar." call any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days ticipants as possible this year and really It tackles the important issues you a week. Get your free special report see the use of the theme to tie in our need to know to make your home NOW. anniversary celebrations using historicompetitive in today's tough, aggrescal photos or scenes from PB or from the Merchants have the option of picking any past decade under the theme of “Holidays Past & Courtesy photo Courtesy of Dennis DeSouza Remax Lic. 01220680 turn-of-the-century shopping scene to a Presents” — a direct tie-in to the 125th anniversary this year of Pacific Beach. BY MARIKO LAMB | BEACH & BAY PRESS

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For these seniors, social networking is about the boogie boards BY MARSHA KAY SEFF | BEACH & BAY PRESS You can’t keep a good beach babe down — even if she is on the far side of 70. Just ask the 12 retired friends who started riding the waves on their boogie boards in Pacific Beach 15 years ago. When they originally took to their boards together, most were in their late 50s. “We were ‘children,’” group members agree, adding that since then, many of them have been through an assortment of health issues and surgeries. Although not everyone comes regularly anymore, group members do keep in touch. They’re at the shore on Tuesdays during the summer and fall, behind the Capri by the Sea condominium, starting at about 1 p.m. With the water starting to cool off, they say it’s almost time to don their wetsuits. But despite the dropping temperatures, they didn’t waste any time on a recent Tuesday braving the 69-degree to 71-degree water and two- to three-foot waves. There would be plenty of time afterward to sit on the beach and visit with the four or so regulars and the eight others who brought their boards for one of their reunions. And there would be plenty of time after the season ends to return to indoor exercise. Lonna McKenna, 71, is the group’s organizer. She grew up in South Mission Beach, where she’s enjoyed boogie boarding for years. Then, when she retired along with her contemporaries, “We found out we have this common interest.” “The first time I was ever on a boogie board, I was 74,” said Ann Lampkin, now 76. “I could no longer back-

The Patio: paying homage to the past, embracing the future BY RACHEL HUTMAN | BEACH & BAY PRESS

A group of a dozen or so retired seniors uses Pacific Beach as the site of a weekly boogie board recreation and social gathering in the summer and fall, proving age is no match Photo by James Steinberg for desire and the need for low-impact exercise.

“The first time I was ever on a boogie board, I was 74. I could no longer backpack or ski.” ANN LAMPKIN, 76 Beach babe

pack or ski.” The best part of boogie boarding, the friends agree, is the camaraderie. “I finally have friends to do something with,” one of the women said. Lampkin added, “They all die off.” The group comes from the beach area and as far away as downtown San Diego, San Carlos, El Cajon and Rancho Penasquitos. When she left El Cajon that morning, Lampkin said, “It was 98 degrees. There’s a reason for driving this far.” Ingrid Galchenko, 74, agreed. “I love the exercise and being outside and I love the water,” she said. Though Galchenko had surgery that left her with screws in both hips, she joked she’s not afraid the salt

water will rust them. Charlotte Cowan, 72, said she used to swim at La Jolla Cove. Her son, the owner of the local South Coast Surf Shop, got her interested in boogie boarding. Now, she gets her wetsuits and boogie boards from him. Lori McKenna, 66, who moved to Point Loma three years ago from Sacramento, said, “The group took me under their wing. I didn’t know anyone here, so it was kind of nice.” It’s not too hard to learn to boogie board, according to group members. In fact, 76-year-old Luise Marchi said she taught her then-80-year-old sister how to do it when she visited three years ago. Unfortunately, said Sue Sprouse, 70, “I have to move to the gym in the winter.” Marchi said boogie boarding is a great sport for older people, pointing out that it’s not dangerous. “This water is soft,” she said.

The Lamont Grille has been re-envisioned as The Patio and will host its gala grand opening Nov. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. Lovers of the Lamont Grille will be happy to see that The Patio has remained true to its heritage and kept the essence of the grill intact. Quite literally. The actual patio stones from the Lamont Grille have been harvested and reused as a wall treatment at The Patio and the original fireplace has been kept, both to pay homage to the former Lamont Grille that was so dearly loved. The loft room is a formal dining area that has been opulently appointed to be a beautiful dining venue for those special celebrations that the Lamont Grille was so well known for. Appointed with both high and low materials, the venue has a beachy, chic vibe that hopes to be a locale you can visit in either your sandals or designer dress, and have a different experience each time you come. Local architects and designers were enlisted to bring the new, revamped eatery into fruition and owner Gina Champion-Cain said she couldn’t be more pleased with the result. She has worked hard to keep what made the grill special, while creating an environment that combines outside and inside space

in a seamless fashion. “I opened this restaurant to offer neighbors and guests an alternative to the current area restaurant offerings by customizing a culinary experience through exploring many eclectic flavors of the world in a small plate, affordable format,” said Champion-Cain. “The Patio on Lamont Street is a neighborhood eatery, a place where our neighbors can relax, enjoy and share.” The Patio is also branching out to appeal to a younger crowd, as well. The modern, lux design — including a living green wall and textured surf mural — is meant to attract an eclectic, diverse mix. The eatery will offer small plates, latenight bites, full-brunch Saturdays and Sundays, and be open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Chef John Medall has created a globally inspired menu with dishes portabello eggs Benedict, Jack Daniels pancakes, watermelon feta salad, ahi tartare, panseared scallops with corn puree, and pork and cacon risotto, to name a few. It will also offer wine flights to encourage diners to try something new, and a delicious mix of modern and classic cocktails. The Patio is located at 4445 Lamont St. between Balboa and Grand avenues.


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PB bids farewell to a longtime neighborhood café BY MARIKO LAMB | BEACH & BAY PRESS Zanzibar Café — an iconic community hub where people of all ages, political preferences and religious creeds gathered among friends, family and neighbors over steaming hot café lattes and scrumptious gourmet fare — closed its doors Oct. 14 after serving the Pacific Beach neighborhood for more than two decades. When owner Carole Janks first opened her coffee shop along the main drag of a then-bustling Pacific Beach district 21 years ago, she was up against some serious competition. “We were starting at the same time Starbucks was opening, and I felt at the time, that Starbucks was going to be huge competition,” she said. “They were opening all over the place and I thought, ‘We’ve got to do something besides coffee.’” Over the next several years, Zanzibar evolved into a full-fledged restaurant, serving up premium quality made-fromscratch dishes that her customers kept coming back to savor. “The food side of the business just expanded over time,” Janks said. “It wasn’t the initial goal to be a restaurant, but people loved what we did with the food. We went after the really high-end natural type of foods, and the more we did that, the food business increased.” After a long struggle to obtain a permit for an alcoholic-beverage license, she was also able to add beer and wine to the menu just a few years ago. “We’ve evolved over the years,” she said. “We’ve always been an art gallery for people who want to show art and we used to have live music. We’re constantly trying to do better, improve, keep up with things.” From the beginning, Janks said she wanted to make sure the café was a community haven for everyone.

“My goal was to have a place that was really comfortable for anybody — it didn’t matter if you were young, old, religious, non-religious, any color, whatever,” Janks said. “It was the type of space where it didn’t matter if you were 90 or you were 20, you could still feel good, have a good time and just feel comfortable.” Unlike some coffee shops and restaurants that cater to a specific customer base, the full gamut of customers could be seen on any given day within Zanzibar’s walls. She credits much of that global appeal to her tight-knit family of employees, some of whom have been working for Janks for upward of 12 to 15 years. “I think that was what was appealing to a lot of people. It was just a cool space to be in. It had nothing to do with the space, but it was just the feel we created, and that has a lot to do with the people I hired,” she said. “Zanzibar employees today and in the past were such a family, and I think that comes across in the feel and the vibe — that it’s almost a family atmosphere.” In Zanzibar fashion, many of Janks’ beloved employees from past and present gathered at their favorite coffee shop on its final day to join Janks in a last hoorah and to bid adieu to a longtime staple in the Pacific Beach community. “It’s been a really amazing neighborhood experience,” she said. “There are people who come in here that have been coming here every day of their life for 20 years. It really became an institution in PB, and in a lot of ways, for me, that’s the saddest part, because I have other places, but I just know if I had a place I went to every day of my life for 20 years, I would be devastated.” Over the past decade or so, Pacific Beach has become a different place than it was when Janks first opened, she said.

“It didn’t matter what night of the week or what day, the streets were always packed and there were lines out the door all the time. In those days, there was nowhere else to go than PB,” she said. “It’s a ghost town now during the week.” Over the years, the building suffered from standard wear and tear, and Janks had high hopes of taking care of some renovations to her kitchen, repairing a leaking ceiling and replacing an old awning, among other minor repairs. But when her 15-year lease expired and her rent was increased by several thousand dollars a month several years ago, Janks’ dreams for renovation — or even running a financially viable business — were shattered. “I can’t invest money in a space that I don’t have a lease, and I wasn’t going to Zanzibar Café — long a staple of the Pacific Beach community — formally closed its doors sign a lease that was for such an exorbi- Oct. 14. Courtesy photo tant amount of money,” she said. “It was great while it lasted, but the last six years since our rent has gone up has been very difficult for us. It’s not that it isn’t a good Informal gatherings business — it’s a great business — but nobody can survive with this kind of every evening of the week. rent.” Finally, this year, Janks decided it was Call for more information: time to cut her losses. (858) 454-5203 • (858) 274-0178 “Business is unbelievably difficult for so many people right now that you realOr join us on Sunday at the ly want to try to make things as easy as possible for yourself,” she said. “Everybody has to work so hard for so much less today, and to have to deal with such neg6545 Alcala Knolls Dr. (Off Linda Vista Rd) ative stuff that I’ve had to deal with, I just don’t want to do it anymore.” 9:30 am – 10:00 am 10:30 am – 12:00 pm What exactly the future holds for Janks Multi-Faith Introductory Talk and her Zanzibar franchise is unknown. Devotional Program & Discussion “I just want to take a year and concentrate on my catering and wholesale business,” she said. “Just concentrate on what Please call 858-268-3999 for more information I’ve got.” and visit our websites: Zanzibar café in San Diego’s Gaslamp • Quarter and on UCSD’s campus remain open and thriving.

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Excitement brewing for beer week; plenty on tap in PB BY MARIKO LAMB | BEACH & BAY PRESS

The city was recently named the No. 1 “beer city” in the country by Men’s Journal. As one of the world’s top craft-beer destinations, San Diego will host some top-ofthe-line events featuring the finest craft brews the county’s beloved breweries have to offer. Here is a condensed list of a few of the events going on in your neighborhood.

11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Luigi’s at the Beach, 3210 Mission Blvd. • Latitude 33 and Eagle Rock, noon, SD TapRoom, 1269 Garnet Ave. • Trivia night and Ballast Point tap takeover, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., Ciro’s Pizzeria, 967 Garnet Ave.

4150 Mission Blvd. #208 • Maui Brewing Co., 5 to 9 p.m., Sneak Joint, 3844 Mission Blvd. • Brewtopia on the Bay, Ballast paired with food, 6 to 10 p.m., Dana Inn, 1710 W. Mission Bay Drive • Stone Brewing Co. “hoppy hour,” 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., Ciro’s Pizzeria, 967 Garnet Ave.

San Diego’s fourth annual Beer Week returns through Nov. 11 to show off San Diego’s thriving craft beer industry and delight the taste buds of beer aficionados countywide. The annual 10-day celebration, which began Nov. 2, is sponsored by the nonFRIDAY, Nov. 9 profit San Diego Brewer’s Guild to support • Stone Brewing Co. day, noon, SD Tapthe city’s many breweries, restaurants, SATURDAY, Nov. 10 Room, 1269 Garnet Ave. pubs and other businesses that make up THURSDAY, Nov. 8 • Super hoppy Saturday with Coronado • Rare releases from Firestone Walker, the craft-beer mecca that is San Diego. • $3 pints of 24 San Diego beers, 5 to 11:45 p.m., Amplified Ale Works, Brew Co., 5 to 11:45 p.m., Amplified Ale




there’s about six more in the works,” said Sanders at Amplified’s launch party. “What that means is that people in San Diego get the best beer in the world, and it shows every time there’s a national or international competition, we bring home gold medal after gold medal. It’s because of all the guys like this who do an incredible job and put their passion into their beer.” Hill, an avid home brewer for the last three years, enlisted the help of longtime Ocean Beach-based brewer Cy Henley to help realize a dream and share his love for quality craft beer with the world. “I met him and we’re just very likeminded people,” said Henley. “I was just leaving Alpine [Brewery] and wanted to brew my own beer, so this seemed like a natural fit.” The duo — along with other staff members at California Kebab, which houses the brewhouse — also share a love of music and jamming, which served as the impetus for the brewery’s name. “A lot of our staff have played in bands and we all love craft beer, so the name was just fitting,” said Hill. On tap now at Amplified is a light, refreshing Belgian-style blonde beer called the “Leggy Blonde,” along with a dry-hopped San Diego-style India Pale Ale called the “Electrocution IPA.” More craft brews with amped-up flavor are in the works. “We wanted to brew a really hoppy IPA because Cy and I are both hopheads, and my business partner, Alex, is really into IPAs too, so we thought, ‘Let’s

in 2002 from New Mexico following his parents’ divorce, Foster was moved to running back during his senior season — a move that proved brilliant. In his senior season, Foster covered 2,093 yards and scored 24 touchdowns in addition to six more on kickoff returns. His game against Clairemont High (321 yards) helped him earn Western League Player of the Year honors. He was also named to the All-California CIF team. Foster chose to attend University of Tennessee, and after going undrafted in the pros in 2009, he signed with the Texans. From his time at Mission Bay High through his experiences at UT, Fos-

Amplified Ale Works’ managing partner J.C. Hill raises a glass to celebrate the launch of his Photo by Mariko Lamb I Beach & Bay Press brewpub inside California Kebab on Nov. 2.

come out with a really big, juicy IPA first,’” said Hill. “We also wanted to brew something a little more sessionable, meaning lower in alcohol, you can have a few — something that is refreshing. The Belgian blonde is designed for a hot day. It’s really easy drinking.” Also in the lineup is a Belgian Quad called “Rare Form” — a strong, dark ale that really cranks up the volume in body and alcohol content. “It’s going to be around 13 percent, and I’m going to take about half of it and age it in bourbon barrels, so it’s going to get even a little more extreme,” said Henley. With a three-barrel brewhouse system, two seven-barrel conicals and a steady stream of thirsty customers, Hill and Henley are constantly on the move, tending to the equipment and ensuring no patron is left empty handed. The understated brewing system and

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More than six weeks have transpired since the checkered flag waved over San Diego Bayfair’s Air National Guard hydroplane race feature at Mission Bay — and officials have come up with a new winner: the original victor, Steve David, in the Oh Boy! Oberto boat. Race officials said to blame it on a malfunctioning pressure gauge, rechecked


sonal excellence,” he said. Jennifer Sims, the school’s IB baccalaureate coordinator and Spanish teacher, agreed. “Our students, teachers, and school have become a model for IB schools in California,” said Sims. “Because of our growing reputation of excellence, we have not only won local and statewide awards but are now recognized beyond our borders. “Every month, we receive requests for visitors to see our program in action,” she said. “Just last year, we hosted officials and educators Malaysia, China, Vancouver and

To check out a full list of San Diego Beer Week happenings, visit ter developed into an outstanding professional player. He was the NFL’s rushing leader in 2010 and has been named to both Pro Bowl and “All-Pro” rosters in 2010 and 2011. Through eight games this season, Foster’s NFL career totals include 3,867 rushing yards (4.5 yard average), 1,391 pass-reception yards gained on 139 catches, along with 44 touchdowns. With the Texans on a bye week on Oct. 26, Foster was able to attend the ceremony. “The history of San Diego is so rich,” Foster said. “I’m just glad I can add to that.” Now 26, Foster was born in Albuquerque, N.M., where he played his first high school football at Valley High School.

from around the United States. In addition, we are now one of two destination schools, along with Kate Sessions Elementary, for practicum teachers from the University of Zurich and University of Heidelberg.” Pacific Beach Middle officials said they are proud to provide the gift of a high-quality international education to the beach area. The test scores, said officials, are just one of the many accomplishments that residents of Pacific Beach can boast about when it comes to Pacific Beach Middle School. For more information and to discover why the school is now “on the map,” so to speak, visit

by an Orange County manufacturer. Bayfair’s technical board ruled in favor of the Miss Madison team’s appeal and took the victory away from rookie Jimmy Shane in the Graham Trucking boat. David’s boat initially won but was then disqualified because it failed a post-race inspection. The team contended that the readings on the race officials’ monitoring

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non-corporate nature of Amplified Ale Works allows the brewers to have fun with their beer and join the San Diego beer scene as innovative, independent architects of their craft. “We’re really excited to be part of craft beer in the Mission Bay/Pacific Beach area,” said Hill. “We have a small brewing system, which allows us to get really creative. We’re not bound by any a set of staple beers that we have to produce. We can do what we want, we are free to experiment, and we hope people enjoy it.” Amplified Ale Works is located at 4150 Mission Blvd., No. 208, inside California Kebab. The brewpub is host to 23 taps and carries myriad guest beers in styles that are likely to appeal to any beer enthusiast. For more information, visit or call (858) 2705222.

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HEAR Piano Summit, legendary reggae artist, UFO revisited MUST Formed in 1976, Scottish group The Rezillos never quite made it to the big leagues, but with hits like “Top of The Pops” and Fleetwood Mac cover “Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked,” the band has more than earned a spot in music history. Irreverent, over-the-top and full of manic energy, the group was simply a lot of fun, an alternative of sorts to America’s The B-52’s, though with a harder edge and far less kitschy. Whether you want to check out a bit of music history or are simply looking for a night of entertaining rock ’n’ roll, this show by The Rezillos will more than fit the bill.

LIVEMUSIC BY BART MENDOZA | BEACH & BAY PRESS Jazz aficionados throughout San Diego seem thrilled that Dizzy’s has found a new home at the San Diego Jet Ski Rentals. The new location is starting off with a bang, with a schedule that includes one of the year’s highlights for any piano enthusiast — the 2012 Piano Summit. Held on Nov. 18, talent on hand will feature seven of the area’s top pianists, including Anthony Davis, Joshua White, Richard Thompson, Mikan Zlatkovich, Barnaby Finch, Irving Flores and Danny Green. Anyone wanting to investigate this wonderful new nightspot or simply take in some of San Diego’s hottest musicians will find this to be one of the year’s top jazz shows. • Piano Summit takes place beginning at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 at Dizzy’s, 4275 Mission Bay Drive. $15.

Although nearly three decades since its heyday, British hard-rock quintet UFO shows no Courtesy photo signs of slowing down. The band appears at Brick by Brick on Nov. 25.

On Nov. 24, the intimate confines of The Tiki House will host one of the area’s top cover bands — Dazed & Confused. As the name implies, the band specializes in the music of Led Zeppelin, and few play it better. While the evening will concentrate on the hits, Dazed & Confused is also adept at deeper catalog If reggae singer Al Anderson had tracks, making this show a Zep fan’s played guitar with Bob Marley’s band, dream come true. You won’t hear any his place in music history would be songs newer than three decades old, but secure. Throw in the fact that he’s also if you have a passion for classic rock, performed with James Brown, Stevie this band’s set will thrill you to the bone. Wonder, The Rolling Stones and count- • Dazed & Confused performs at 9 p.m. on less others, and you have a certified leg- Saturday, Nov. 24 at The Tiki House, end. Appearing at The Griffin on 1152 Garnet Ave. Cover TBD. 21 and Nov. 23 with his band, The Original up. Wailers, Anderson has just released his Jam band Giant Peach performs at band’s debut EP “Miracle,” but the biggest cheers will likely be for Marley’s Tio Leo’s on Nov. 24. While the group hits like “No Woman, No Cry.” Reggae includes music in its repertoire ranging has never been more popular in San from the Beatles to Neil Young, what Diego — if you’re a fan in the slightest sets it apart is that it also play its own material — all cut from the same cloth you won’t want to miss this concert. • The Original Wailers perform at 9 p.m. on as the music of their heroes. Jam bands Friday, Nov. 23 at The Griffin, 1310 More- often get a bad rap because of its perna Blvd. 21 and up. $25. www.the- ceived endless noodling. However, anyone who wants their listening

ence to consist of well-played music with extra solos, amped-up percussion and a festival atmosphere will find much to enjoy in Giant Peach. • Giant Peach performs at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24 at Tio Leo’s, 5302 Napa St. 21 and up. Cover TBD. Although it’s been nearly three decades since its heyday, British hardrock quintet UFO shows no signs of slowing down. Appearing at Brick by Brick on Nov. 25, the band is currently touring behind its best album in years, “Seven Deadly.” However, the biggest cheers from the crowd inevitably will come for their prime-era classics like “Too Hot To Handle” and “Only You Can Rock Me.” Rock fans can rest assured the band still puts on a heck of a show — even after 30 years on the road, it can still show today’s young rock contenders a thing or three. • UFO performs at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25 at Brick by Brick, 1130 Buenos Ave. 21 and up. $25.

• The Rezillos perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Brick by Brick, 1130 Buenos Ave. 21 and up. $12. — Bart Mendoza

REMEMBER WHEN? “PACIFIC BEACH OPENS WAR ON BILLBOARDS,” read the headline in the July 12, 1919 issue of the San Diego Union. The demise of the train to La Jolla a year earlier must really have increased the traffic on Highway 1, which ran south ic Beach Historical Society newsletter. on Cass Street and east on Garnet Contact me if you’d like a copy. Avenue. The photo shows the southwest corner of Garnet and Cass, probably in — John Fry may be reached at (858) the late 1920s. Read the article and 272-6655, or by email at mail@johnmore in the November issue of the

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Thrusters Lounge: where sports and the surf meet BY MARIKO LAMB | BEACH & BAY PRESS Just off Pacific Beach’s main drag and a stone’s throw from the sand, a lively game-day experience at an unpretentious locals’ watering hole awaits. Thrusters Lounge — a place where surfers, avid sports fans and edgy industry folk converge over a mutual love for quality, affordable drinks, endless entertainment and a comfortable, laid-back atmosphere — has been a tried-and-true neighborhood staple for 14 successful years. “It’s an honor to have such deep roots in the Pacific Beach community. At Thrusters Lounge, we strive for authenticity, not perfection,” said owner Nick Zanoni. “Over the years, we have made improvements to the design, menu and décor — none of which can be considered as drastic overhauls. Thrusters follows a pretty simple formula and seeks to offer a comfortable constant that people can rely on.” Patrons can expect this every time they walk through Thrusters’ doors — one of the many reasons it has become a locals’ go-to for game day. “Unlike most of the bigger venues, it’s not as loud and crazy at Thrusters, so you can actually enjoy the game,” said manager Dave Paluska. And with a dozen high-definition plasma screen TVs scattered throughout the intimate venue, there’s not a bad seat in the house, whether it be saddled up at the bar or kicking back in one of the oversize booths. No matter where the seat, sports fans of all affiliations will find comfort in the welcoming vibe that emanates from the staff and fellow patrons on any given day. Although Thrusters is open to fans of all teams, expect to see a wave of Seahawk blues with a hint of electric green lighting up the bar on football Sundays. “We are the go-to place to watch the Seattle Seahawks,” said Paluska.

“Years ago, we hired a new bartender who had recently relocated from Seattle. He quickly became one of our most popular bartenders, and it just [grew] from there.” Seahawks fan or not, a true gameday experience at Thrusters is not complete without one of the bar’s refreshing craft brews in one hand and a juicy grass-fed organic beef or bird slider from Mad Dogs Cafe (across the street) in the other. “You can’t go wrong with our tater tots paired with a side of Mad Dogs sauce,” said Paluska. “We’ve also got an awesome selection of craft bottled beers. During game season, we carry a variety of craft brews from the Pacific Northwest like the Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery.” During the games, Thrusters also offers specials on $2 bloody Marys and mimosas, a new beef and bird sliders menu and an Oregon State University Mug Club special for OSU Beavers fans and alumni. This season, as a “thank you” to its dedicated fan base, Thrusters is holding a contest for one lucky fan to win a custom Seahawks beach cruiser. Individual raffle tickets are on sale at the bar for $2, or for each bar tab over $30, the patron will receive one ticket for every $10 spent during the Seahawks games. The winner of the beach cruiser will be announced Dec. 30, the final game of the regular season. “Whether you’re a Seattle fan, a Charger fan or aren’t even rooting for a specific team, everyone comes to Thrusters to have a good time and enjoy the game,” he said. “We’ve got a great, fun crowd on game days.” Thrusters Lounge is located at 4633 Mission Blvd. and is open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Mondays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call (858) 483-6334 or visit

Thrusters offers a selection of 20 local, micro and “blue collar” beers on draft, as well as an extensive collection of bottled craft brews and canned beer. Game-day selections highlight the best of the Pacific Northwest, like Deschutes’ Black Butte Porter and its Mirror Pond pale Courtesy photo ale.

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PB Library set to host busy month of activities in November ling standards. Although musical ability is appreciated, it’s not required. This program repeats on the second Friday of each month. Neighbors can also plan for the Pizarro Brothers concert on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 8 p.m., part of the Friends of the PB Library’s 201213 Concert Series. “Music Together” is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Nov. 15. It’s an interactive program for babies and children (ages newborn to 5 years) and their parents. This program repeats on the third Thursday of each month. New this month on the first and third Thursday from 11 to 11:55 a.m. is a

BY MARSHA KAY SEFF | BEACH & BAY PRESS The Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library has announced its holiday schedule for November. The library will be closed for Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 12. An early opening at 9:30 a.m. is scheduled for Nov. 21 with closing at 5:30 p.m. The library will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, as well as on Nov. 23 and 24. The rest of November, however, will be busy, with music an important part of the free programs. A sing-along is planned for Friday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to noon, with golden oldies and ster- Pacific Beach on Dec. 12, will be “Holidays Past & PreMiddle School is located at 4676 Ingra- sents.” For more information or to register, ham St. email SATURDAY, Nov. 17 Birdrock Coffee Roasters will feature Robin Henkel solo blues and jazz (guitars/vocals) from 10 a.m. to noon at 5627 La Jolla Blvd. For more information, call (858) 551-1707.


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Beach and bay-area events, Nov. 9 through Nov. 20 FRIDAY, Nov. 9 Christian Youth Theater — San Diego will launch a series of shows at Pacific Beach Middle School with a musical production of “A Year with Frog and Toad” for the entire family. Arnold Lobel’s well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in Robert and Willie Reale’s Tony Award-nominated production. “A Year with Frog and Toad” tells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons. The whimsical show is part vaudeville, part make-believe and all charm. The jazzy, upbeat score bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant and enchanting musical that is performed by kids between the ages of 8 and 18. Additional show dates are Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7 p.m., as well as Nov. 11 and 17 at 2 p.m. Admission is $12 for individuals online or $15 at the door. To buy tickets, go to:

TUESDAY, Nov. 20 • The Pacific Beach Community Advisory Committee will host elections for an at-large position on the board when the group meets at 6 p.m. Interested candidates must live or work in Pacific Beach. The election takes place at the Discover PB office, 1503 Garnet Ave. For more eligibility requirements or information about the position call Sara Berns at Discover PB at (858) 2733303. • Discover PB deadline for entering the annual storefront-window decorating contest. Once entries are submitted, decorations must be put up by Nov. 24 to be judged (professional assistance is permitted). The theme of the contest, as it will be for this year’s holiday parade

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invasive with quicker recovery time. At our facility the Grossmont Oral & Facial Surgical Center, we take pride in the vast scope of services we offer our patients. With three main focuses of practice: Oral Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, and Facial Cosmetic Surgery, we are able to customize a treatment plan for each of our patients. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr.'s Varboncoeur & Caldemeyer are recognized specialists who are surgically trained in a hospital based residency program for a minimum of four years. There they rotate alongside medical residents in internal medicine, general surgery and anesthesiology, and also spend time in otolaryngology, plas-

tic surgery, emergency medicine and other specialty areas. Their training focuses, though, on the hard (ie, bone) and soft (ie, skin, muscle) tissue of the face, mouth, and jaws. Dr.'s Varboncoeur & Caldemeyer's knowledge and surgical expertise uniquely qualify them to diagnose and treat the functional and esthetic conditions in the maxillofacial anatomical area. For more information about a free consultation, contact the office of Grossmont Oral & Facial Surgical Center Call 619-463-4486 or go to our website to learn more about this revolutionay procedure at


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LA JOLLA Thurs 1-4, Sun 1-4pm4115 Porte De Merano #132.2BR/2BA . . . . . . .$300,000-$375,000 David Schroedl • 858-459-0202 Sun 12-3pm . . . . . .2420 Torrey Pines Rd. #B1022BR/2BA . . . . . . .$499,900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sandra Cohen • 858-454-0555 Sat 12-3 Sun 1-4pm5632 Rutgers Rd . . . . . .4BR/4BA . . . . . . . . . .$1,669,000 . . . . . . . . . . .Karla Stewart/Rosamaria Acuna • 619-890-2828 Sun 12-3pm . . . . . .8578 Euette Monte Carlo5BR/6.5BA . . . . . . . . .$5,475,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Maxine & Marti Gellen • 858-551-6630 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . .3962 La Jolla Village Dr. 3BR/2.5BA . . . . . . . . .$489,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Maria Valencia • 619-888-8947 Sun 2-4pm . . . . . .1669 Caminito Asterisco2BR/2BA . . . . . . . . . .$669,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Beth Roach • 619-300-0389 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . .7402 Eads Ave. . . . . . . .2BR/1BA . . . . . . . . . .$875,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeannie Thompson • 858-395-7727 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . .5646 Rutgers Rd. . . . . .3+BonusBR/3.5BA . . .$1,390,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barbara Leinenweber • 619-981-0002 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . .1491 Caminito Diadema 3BR/3.5BA . . . . . . . . .$1,498,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Maxine & Marti Gellens • 858-551-6630 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . .1527 Vista Claridad St. .4BR/3BA . . . . . . . . . .$1,625,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jan Magot • 619-972-9970 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . .373 Coast S #3 . . . . . . .2BR/2BA . . . . . . . . . .$1,650,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Moira Tapia • 858-337-7269 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . .7830 Via Capri . . . . . . .3BR/2.5BA . . . . . . . . .$1,650,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michelle Serafini • 858-829-6210 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . .1842 Viking Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,900,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gina Hixson / Elaine Robbs • 858-405-9100 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . .1605 El Camino del Teatro5BR/4BA . . . . . . . . . .$3,995,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Meg Lebastchi • 858-336-0936 Sun 2-4pm . . . . . .7569 Pepita Way . . . . . .5BR/5.5BA . . . . . . . . .$4,295,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Virginia Luscomb • 619-981-2323 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . .1944 Little St. . . . . . . . .5BR/6BA . . . . . . . . . .$4,960,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sarah Tudor • 619-813-6609 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . .1688 Cmto. Asterisco . .3BR/2BA . . . . . . . . . .$700,000-$749,876 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeannie Gleeson • 858-551-3355 PACIFIC BEACH / MISSION BEACH / CROWN POINT\ Sat 12-3 Sun 1-4pm3947 Sequoia . . . . . . . .4BR/4BA . . . . . . . . . .$789,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kathy Evans • 858-488-7355 Sat & Sun 11-4pm .1265 Oliver Ave. . . . . . .4BR/3.5BA . . . . . . . . .$789,000-$819,000 Kathy Evans • 858-488-7355 Sun 1-3pm . . . . . .3659 Hyacinth Dr. . . . . .3BR/3BA . . . . . . . . . .$975,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gretchen Valdez • 951-543-7239 POINT LOMA / OCEAN BEACH Sat & Sun 11-4pm .920 Moana Dr. . . . . . . .3BR/3BA . . . . . . . . . .$825,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Robert Realty • 619-852-8827 Sat & Sun 11-4pm .1353 Plum St. . . . . . . . .4BR/2.5BA . . . . . . . . .$995,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Robert Realty • 619-852-8827 Sat & Sun 11-4pm .867 Harbor View Pl . . . .4BR/4.5BA . . . . . . . . .$2,650,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Robert Realty • 619-852-8827 Sun 1-4pm . . . . . .4565 Orchard Ave. . . . .4BR/4BA . . . . . . . . . .$775,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cindy Wing • 619-223-9464






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858-270-3103 x 105 7575 Eads Ave. #203 La Jolla, CA 92037

$659,000 2BD/2BA Fabulous opportunity at Montrachet! Gorgeous, newer, and exceptionally well maintained, this 2BR/2BA condo has #CharacterAndClass, an open floorplan, great kitchen and multiple outdoor areas.Featuring all the bells and whistles and a to-die-for location within both the building and the Village, it is a unique and special offering that would work perfectly as a primary or secondary residence. Text H44459 to 85377 for more information

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Please call me to Help to you make the Right Move. Assisting buyers and sellers for over 30-years. Contact me or go to my website for a free market analysis or list of properties for sale.

Two great investment opportunities at 881 Thomas in Pacific Beach. Live the beach lifestyle. Perfect for a primary residence, second home or income property. Both condos are 2BR/2BA units. One is located on the main level of the building and offers expansive patio space. The other condo is located on the second floor and has southwesterly views. For details on price and terms, or to schedule a showing, please contact Michelle.

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La Jolla Village Condo • 3 Bedrooms • 3.5 Baths • Dining Area • Solar Electricity • Viking appliances • Granite Counters • 3 Car Garage • Large Deck off Master





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Give THANKS for a Great Deal! • Live on a quiet tree lined street 1.5 blocks from the bayfront at Crown Point Shores • 1,975 sqft Single Family Home • Bayview skydeck with fireplace • Penthouse room • Security System • Closed Circuit TV • Front Yard • Back Patio

2 BR 2.5 BA $615,000

8277 Avenida Navidad #4, UC MLS # 120053596 Chic & sophisticated, stylishly remodeled premier end unit has best interior location, showpiece kitchen. Extremely spacious at 1758 sq ft., 2-car garage. Resort-style living: pools & tennis courts.

Vicki Robb 858/405-9925

$798K • Charming duplex in Pacific Beach, elevated high above the street. • Live in 1 - 2BR,1 Ba unit with separate laundry. • Rent 2nd 2 BR,1 Ba to help pay mortgage!! • Walk to shops, restaurants, 5 blks to the Bay at Crown Point Shores • Easy bike ride to oceanfront

Great Deal in North PB

VRM $429K-$459K

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858.876.4672 DRE#01204419

Newer built 3BR end unit condo in desirable North Pacific Beach with some blue water & city views. Just blocks to Tourmaline Surf Park, this place had been upgraded with travertine flooring, granite counters, plantation shutters, air-conditioning, tankless water heater, and a water softener system. Over 1,700 square feet with 2 decks! $689,000

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GOBBLE UP these HOT PB Properties! Brian Lewis 4444 Mission Blvd San Diego, CA 92109 Phone: (619) 300-5032 DRE LIC #: 01440201 Luxurious Masterpiece in Mission Beach Incredible opportunity to own this luxurious masterpiece in the heart of Mission Beach! This one of a kind, detached property includes kitchen facilities on each of the three floors, Costa Verde Granite throughout, Thermadore and Fischer appliances, large flat screens, and surround sound systems on all three levels (including outdoor patios). The property is being sold fully furnished and would make a magnificent second home or high-end vacation rental. Major Reduction.




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You'll be thankful you meandered 3 blocks off the bayfront to this one of a kind 3BR/3BA 1,817 sqft Twinhome. Looks like a mini-castle with dazzling brick, stone, stucco exterior. Lots of attention to detail... this home exudes character!! Vaulted ceilings, skylights, arched doorways, wood shutters, 2 sided fireplace, stamped concrete back patio with outdoor spa, 2 balconies + a 225 sqft roofdeck, and more! GOBBLE, GOBBLE!

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Imagine Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends on THIS roofdeck!! Charming 1,975 sqft 3BR/4BA Single Family House located on a quiet tree lined street 1.5 blocks from the bayfront at Crown Point Shores. Lushly landscaped front yard, private back patio, and a penthouse room that opens out to a bayview roofdeck. Security System and Closed Circuit TV installed. CALL FOR NEW HOLIDAY PRICE!


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Beau Trickey Mobile: 858.334.3019 Office: 858.272.9696

Owner occupied 4br 3ba bayfront townhome with stunning views of the Beach and Bay. Top floor features a high arched beam architectural ceiling. Spacious width of the living/dining area & master bedroom suite is a design plus. Unit comes with 3 parking spaces and storage galore. Wake up every morning feeling like you're on vacation!

2740 Granada Avenue Extraordinary craftsman beauty in Morley Field just steps to Balboa Park & Golf Course. This 5br / 2ba home features mature landscaping and a koi pond, original hardwood floors, Box Beam ceilings & beautiful original woodwork throughout.

Todd Adamson

Cell: 858-373-7923

DRE #01473230

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Dane Scharetg RE/MAX Coastal Properties

858-504-3263 DRE #01345168

3211 Ocean Front Walk

Crown Point Charmer

1600 sq ft, 3/2 well 1127 Beryl Offer received in less than a day, appointed remodel 1 block from the bay. Home has close of Escrow in 30 days! Call to find out how I been completely remodelled and features a gourmet can sell your home fast as well. kitchen, wood floors throughout, custom tiled bathrooms and showers, new roof, large yard and patio and much more. Call for a private showing or more info before it goes on the MLS.

Stunning views abound from this amazing 3BR/3BA ocean front condo! This complex has been completely remodeled on the exterior & this 200k remodel is less than a year new! The exterior has new common area flooring, Spanish tile garage roof, stone steps, glass railing, gates, paint, & stucco. Enjoy your ocean view to the fullest thru floor to ceiling glass walls in the main living area. Private ocean front balcony. This condo comes with 2 separate garage spots, NOT tandem!

Are you thinking of selling? I can get an offer on your home in less than a day as well! Your Native PB Realtor & Neighbor


Voted 5 Star Realtor of the Year by San Diego Magazine

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Suit & tie service with flip flop friendliness

4444 Mission Blvd., Pacific Beach • (858) 272.9696 DRE # 00935682

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