January 24, 1999 |
"My desires are like seeds," the physician and New Age luminary Deepak Chopra is saying. "Left in the ground, they wait for the right season and then spontaneously bloom into beautiful flowers." His voice is a silken thread, emanating from an audio cassette spooling through the tape player in my car. I'm stuck in Friday afternoon traffic on Interstate 5, wondering whether my desire to reach the Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla (about 110 miles south of L.A.) will ever blossom.
November 29, 1990 |
With a smile that slid into an easy laugh, Jackie Haddad Hellingson recalled that free-frolicking beach summer of '65 when her gang of bronze-skinned teen-agers waged war against The Outsiders. Yeah, those were the crazy times when every day seemed to last a year and the surf-wompers, sun-lovers and rock 'n' roll kids staked out the Windansea Beach in La Jolla like it was their own back yard--because it was. Back then, The Enemy drove huge gas-guzzlers with out-of-state plates.
July 6, 1997 |
A picturesque seaside town with roots in Spanish California and a love of mission-style architecture, La Jolla can be packed with sightseeing visitors in summer or winter. But just a few blocks away from town center, there is a lazy local flavor that is surprisingly laid back. Blazing flower beds bright with blossoms are La Jolla's natural neon.
July 11, 1999 |
A leisurely drive down to La Jolla. A chance to walk the beach, sniff the affluence, see family and celebrate somebody else's 40th birthday. And then to sink into a ritzy new inn two blocks from the sea. What could be finer? Not much, my wife and I thought. And so we headed south in late May, armed with high hopes and a fistful of Internet printouts on the new lodging, the 20-room Hotel Parisi. Also we had baggage.
September 10, 2006 |
Estrella Mer is an architectural marvel of old-world taste and elegance, coupled with modern, high-tech amenities. Originally built as a 3,000-square-foot Spanish Colonial in 1929 by the head of an Illinois power company, the La Jolla home later was sold to a local attorney and stayed in that family until 1999, when Philip and Cheryl Stewart purchased it. Two years later, they began a renovation that would transform the small hillside home into an 8,563-square-foot estate.
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October 16, 2003 |
A La Jolla cove popular with families as well as seals was the only San Diego beach to receive a failing grade from the clean-water advocacy group Heal the Bay. The Children's Pool was rated the worst-polluted beach in California due to chronic, excessive fecal coliform bacteria from a colony of harbor seals that has lived in the area since the mid-1990s. The man-made cove, which has poor water circulation, was a longtime swimming spot for children.