San Diego and La Jolla Memorial Day Weekend Events: May 25th – 27th

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The weather is perfect, this Memorial Day weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, May 24th:

Yoga in the Rotunda
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., San Diego Museum of Man
Get ready to say “namaste right here.” This teacher-led yoga class will take place at the historic rotunda inside the San Diego Museum of Man in Balboa Park. A one-hour session is open to all levels of yogis; Be sure to bring your own mat, towel and water. Tickets cost $10 for non-members (purchase ahead of time online) or $5 for museum members.

Souleil Season 9 Opener
4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Quartyard
Now in its 9th season, Downtown San Diego’s cool community venue, Quartyard will host its opener of Souleil, a summer-inspired music and DJ series. General admission tickets cost $15.

Sunday, May 25th:

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

Sunday, May 26th:

Memorial Day Ceremony at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
9 a.m., Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego’s Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on Cabrillo Memorial Drive is hosting a Memorial Day ceremony beginning at 9 a.m. The cemetery  is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Legacy Week at USS Midway: National Moment of Remembrance
3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., USS Midway Museum Flight Deck
The USS Midway Museum remembers country’s fallen heroes on Memorial Day by partaking in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. on the flight deck. General admission tickets to the USS Midway Museum (ahead of time online) costs $22 for adults, $9 for retired military, and $9 for kids ages 6 to 12. Kids age 5 and under get in free.

La Jolla Weekend Open Houses: 5/24 – 5/25

Move into your dream home with our La Jolla Open House weekend guide. Happy house hunting!


Corrigan | Cohen Group | Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices California Properties

Gustavo Barroso
858-344-2475
MLS#190001042

220 Coast Blvd. #1B, La Jolla
$1,395,000
2BR/2BA
Open house – Friday, 5/24 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Open house – Sunday, 5/26 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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Patty Cohen
858-414-4555
MLS#190027660
1178 Virginia Way, La Jolla
$3,750,000
4BR/4.5BA
Open house – Saturday, 5/25 1:00-4:00


Maxine and Marti Gellens | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties:

When: Saturday 1-4PM
Where: 329 Bonair Street #4
Details: $1,075,000. 3BR/3BA. Just 227 steps to the sands of Windansea Beach, this light & bright 3-bedroom townhome screams Location…Location…Location!!!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

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When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 5662 Dolphin Place
Details: $3,930,000. 2BR/3BA. Oceanfront sanctuary showcasing panoramic views of the ocean, night lights, city & coastline!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Saturday -Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 13763 Rosecroft Way
Details: $1,298,000. 4BR/3.5BA.Tucked within the gated community of Stallion’s Crossing, this stunning home boasts a spacious, light-filled interior and beautifully landscaped backyard!!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 11134 Horizon Hills Drive
Details: $1,389,000. 4BR/2.5BA. Location, location, location! A well-loved 4 bed, 2.5 bath home protected behind gates of exclusive Blackhorse Farms awaits your next chapter!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Saturday1-4PM
Where: 3503 Ray Street 
Details: $998,000. 3BR/2BA. Privacy and tranquility abound from this Modern Beauty boasting a prime location in the heart of Olde Del Mar’s Village!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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Team Chodorow – Open House Schedule:

Saturday and Sunday (5/25 – 5/26) 1-4pm

– 8555 Nottingham Place  $1,875,000
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– 8445 Avenida De Las Ondas  $2,950,000
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– 2915 Woodford Dr $2,550,000

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Saturday ONLY (5/25) 1-4PM

– 5836 La Jolla Mesa Dr.  $2,950,000

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3 Must Visit La Jolla Beaches this Memorial Day Weekend

Cruise south along Highway 101 and the seaside community of La Jolla and its 7-mile pristine coastline and you’ll encounter 10 stunning beaches. Picking one can be difficult as each is unique in its own way. Running north to south, the beaches consist of Torrey Pines State Beach, Black’s Beach, La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Cove, Boomer Beach, Shell Beach and Seal Rock, Children’s Pool, Wipeout Beach, Marine Street Beach and Whispering Sands, and Windansea Beach. Let’s take a look at three of these amazing beaches.

La Jolla Cove

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La Jolla Cove is quite popular and is conveniently located close to the very heart of La Jolla. It is a relatively small beach, but nonetheless a perennial favorite for those who enjoy swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. One of the unique features is that the beach is protected from ocean swells since it does face north. Another feature is its great visibility, at times up to 30 feet deep. La Jolla Cove is home to an underwater marine reserve where thankfully the spoils of mankind have left marine life unharmed. In addition, and despite its calm waters, lifeguards keep a close watch on the area. Every September dating back to1916, the annual Rough Water Swim draws swimmers of all ages. Just above the Cove rests Ellen Browning Scripps Park with spacious areas for family or romantic picnics, hiking, or just feastings one’s eyes on the majestic scenery. Restrooms and showers are easy to avail of but parking is limited. La Jolla Cove is a must visit and those who take the time to drop by will not regret their stay. Be sure to bring along a camera to capture amazing views to ruminate on long after, or hey, come back frequently as the Cove is well worth repeat visits.

Torrey Pines State Beach

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Torrey Pines State Beach is La Jolla’s northernmost beach. The stunning views and sands extend approximately four miles between Del Mar, past Los Penasquitos Marsh Natural Preserve, and to the base of the sandstone cliff at Torrey Pines Mesa and the Gliderport. It is next to the well-known Torrey Pines State Reserve and is a preferred locale for visitors and local San Diegans. Ah, but how to get there? It’s easy, just enter the beach from North Torrey Pines Road or by trail from the Reserve. Torrey Pines is a quality beach for all of your outdoor activities including swimming, surfing, getting your tan on, or casting a line to catch a trophy fish. At low tide, Torrey Pines is a spectacular spot for taking a romantic stroll with that special someone. Tall cliffs line the shoreline and make for memorable views during sunsets. Atop the cliffs you’ll find the scenery to be unmatched for their sheer beauty.

So how do you access this spectacular beach? For easy entry to hiking trails, simply take the steps north of Flat Rock (also known as Bathtub Rock). There you’ll be pleased to find all of the parking space you need, since there are about 700 slots. Visitors should know in advance that since Torrey Pines State Beach is a California state reserve, both parking and access fees are required. You can get there early to snag your preferred spot because the gates open at 8 a.m. When sunset comes around its time to find other area attraction since the gates do close. General admission is mere $10, and seniors 62 and over get a slight discount at $9. If you happen to be disabled, the admission is only $5 (with a qualified Department of Parks and Recreation pass). At the north end of the beach you’ll find lifeguards, and restrooms to change in. Of course, picnic areas and the expansive parking is near the entrance on North Torrey Pines Road.

La Jolla Shores

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La Jolla Shores is a common attraction for beachgoers. It is family friendly because of its mild waves and runs approximately one mile in length. Parking is not a problem so don’t sweat it, let it. There are grassy picnic areas, swings for the kiddos, fire rings for torching up your favored meats, and volleyball if you’re so inclined. It is conveniently located near local shops and several restaurants to get your eat on. But be forewarned, during the summer months La Jolla Shores can be packed to the proverbial gills. If you’re looking to boat, sail or toss a line in the sea, these activities ares permitted on the north side of the pier. La Jolla Shores is an excellent location for scuba diving because of its mild surf. First time surfers will also find it the perfect spot for learning the ropes. Another cool feature is that there is a public kayak launch. While safety is primarily everyone’s responsibility, lifeguards are always keeping a dutiful watch on beachgoers. Of course, public restrooms and outdoor showers are available. Additionally, if you happen to venture south of the beach and north of the pier (you don’t need a compass), you’ll run smack dab into private Scripps Beach, which belongs to the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. Get out there and enjoy your tie with family, friends and loved one at fantastic La Jolla Shores.

La Jolla Weekend Events: 5/18 & 5/19

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Saturday, May 18th:

Picnic in the Park
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cesar Chavez Park
The Port of San Diego will be hosting a free, family-friendly picnic Saturday at Cesar Chavez Park. This event will be filled live music and original performances from The San Diego Dance Theater.

C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Screwtape Letters’
4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Balboa Theatre
Come see the stage adaption of C.S. Lewis’ satiric masterpiece “The Screwtape Letters.”  The production is at Balboa Theatre twice Saturday – at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets start at $42.50.

Sunday, May 19th:

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

La Jolla Weekend Open Houses: 5/18 & 5/19

Move into your dream home with our La Jolla Open House weekend guide. Happy house hunting!


Corrigan | Cohen Group | Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices California Properties

Patty Cohen
858-414-4555
MLS#190015404
6364 La Pintura Drive
$3,600,000
6BR/7.5BA
Open House – Sunday, 5/19 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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Maxine and Marti Gellens | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties:

When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 329 Bonair Street #4
Details: $1,075,000. 3BR/3BA. Just 227 steps to the sands of Windansea Beach, this light & bright 3-bedroom townhome screams Location…Location…Location!!!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

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When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 5341 Linda Way
Details: $1,850,000-2,050,876. 3BR/2BA. Just steps away from Calumet Park and PB Point surf break, this charming home is one of La Jolla’s great opportunities with room to expand!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 5662 Dolphin Place
Details: $3,930,000. 2BR/3BA. Oceanfront sanctuary showcasing panoramic views of the ocean, night lights, city & coastline!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 13763 Rosecroft Way
Details: $1,298,000. 4BR/3.5BA.Tucked within the gated community of Stallion’s Crossing, this stunning home boasts a spacious, light-filled interior and beautifully landscaped backyard!!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Saturday 1-4PM
Where: 423 Camino Hermoso
Details: $629,900. 3BR/2.5BA. Welcome to this rare opportunity for a spacious home in the desirable gated community of Belleza.
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 3503 Ray Street 
Details: $998,000. 3BR/2BA. Privacy and tranquility abound from this Modern Beauty boasting a prime location in the heart of Olde Del Mar’s Village!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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Team Chodorow – Open House Schedule:

Saturday and Sunday (5/18-5/19) 1-4PM.

– 5836 La Jolla Mesa Dr.  $2,950,000

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– 8555 Nottingham Place  $1,875,000
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– 8445 Avenida De Las Ondas  $2,950,000
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– 2915 Woodford Dr $2,550,000

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– 3336 Caminito Eastbluff #153  $739,000

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Sunday ONLY (5/19) 1-4PM

– 615 Westbourne  $1,795,000

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La Jolla and San Diego Mother’s Day Weekend Events: May 11th – 12th

The weather is perfect, and this Mother’s Day weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Treat mom, and make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!

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Saturday, May 11th:

Mommy & Me Succulent Arranging Workshop
2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Searsucker Del Mar Highlands
This Mother’s Day weekend at Searsucker Del Mar Highlands will feature a succulent wreath-arranging workshop for moms and their little ones (recommended agesare 6 to 12). The workshop is led by Rain to Roots, and includes all of plants and materials needed to create a 12-inch wreath for mom and a 6-inch heart-shaped wreath for the little one. Tickets are only $56.50.

Rooftop Cinema Club Presents: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’
8:30 p.m., Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
She’s back! The 2018 Emily Blunt-led sequel to the classic tale of “Mary Poppins”  will take over the big outdoor movie screen Saturday on rooftop at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Watch the flick, or watch the beautiful views of the San Diego skyline. Tickets start at $17.

Sunday, May 12th:

Mother’s Day Painting
12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Cool Creations Paint-Your-Own-Pottery Café
Spend some quality and artsy time painting with mom at a Mother’s Day Painting session. This session at Cool Creations on Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach costs only $5 per person, plus the cost of pottery materials. Also, moms get 25 percent off their pottery.

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

$4 Million Renovation Unveiled at La Jolla’s Grande Colonial Hotel

The landmark Grande Colonial has completed a $4 million renovation of its 97 guest rooms & suites, and most bathrooms.  The project, which began in November, was completed in phases, building-by-building, floor-by-floor.

“The Grande Colonial, which celebrated its Centennial anniversary just six years ago, is committed to making continuous upgrades and improvements, all the while preserving the hotel’s enduring historic appeal,” said Terrence Underwood, general manager.  “The renovation project has substantially elevated the hotel’s high caliber of accommodations and amenities for which it has been known for more than a century.”

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Artfully recapturing the hotel’s storied past with a keen focus on modern sensibilities, the new design infuses a classic European ambiance and a refined, contemporary sophistication.  Interior design has been provided by Warren Sheets Design, Inc., a San Francisco-based architectural and interior design firm, the same design firm used for the two most recent renovations of the hotel lobby, and meeting spaces.

The overall guest room decor package mixes very traditional elements with contemporary and mid-century modern elements.  The color scheme reflects the traditional blues and yellows that define the Grande Colonial.  New drapery treatments allow for maximum use of the hotels expansive, operable windows, welcoming the fresh ocean breeze nudged about by the new ceiling fans.  The deep blue-patterned carpet brings into the room the hues of the ocean and sky.  And keeping in line with traveler expectations, the traditional bedspread has been replaced with a crisply linen-wrapped down duvet with colorful accent pillows.  Added in-room amenities include refrigerators, and mobile device charging outlets.  The corridors were also significantly improved with new carpet, wall vinyl, and lighting.

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A majority of the 97 bathrooms were also completely renovated, resulting in a larger, more upscale, residential style.  New vanities with counter and storage space were added, along with new marble floors, new shower or tub enclosures (most tubs converted to walk-in showers with glass enclosures), new warm LED back-lighted designer mirrors and vanity mirrors, and all new plumbing and fixtures.

“We look forward to welcoming back our guests and continuing to offer the first class service and gracious hospitality that has made the property legendary,” added Underwood.

As La Jolla’s oldest, still-operable hotel, the Grande Colonial has been a landmark in the community since 1913.  The hotel offers 97 European-style guest rooms and suites (22 of which are residential-style suites with full kitchens and fireplaces).  Over 5,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor ocean-view meeting space is also available for up to 120 guests.  Breakfast and lunch are served daily in the award-winning, ZAGAT-rated NINE-TEN Restaurant and dinner is served nightly.  The Grande Colonial is located at 910 Prospect Street in La Jolla, California. For additional information, visit our website at https://thegrandecolonial.com/renovation

La Jolla Weekend Open Houses: 5/11 & 5/12

Move into your dream home with our La Jolla Open House weekend guide. Happy house hunting!


Corrigan | Cohen Group | Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices California Properties

Daniel Albrecht
858-926-8779
MLS#190001042
220 Coast Blvd. #1B, La Jolla
$1,395,000
2BR/2BA
Open house – Saturday, 5/11 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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Patty Cohen
858-414-4555
527 Fern Glen, La Jolla
MLS#190021451
$1,200,000 – $1,245,000
2+1BR/3BA
Open House – Saturday, 5/11 1:00-4:00

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Maxine and Marti Gellens | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties:

When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 329 Bonair Street #4
Details: $1,075,000. 3BR/3BA. Just 227 steps to the sands of Windansea Beach, this light & bright 3-bedroom townhome screams Location…Location…Location!!!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

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When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 5341 Linda Way
Details: $1,850,000-2,050,876. 3BR/2BA. Just steps away from Calumet Park and PB Point surf break, this charming home is one of La Jolla’s great opportunities with room to expand!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 5662 Dolphin Place
Details: $3,930,000. 2BR/3BA. Oceanfront sanctuary showcasing panoramic views of the ocean, night lights, city & coastline!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Sunday1-4PM
Where: 1428 Stratford Court
Details: $2,695,000. 3BR/3.5BA. Privacy and tranquility abound from this Modern Beauty boasting a prime location in the heart of Olde Del Mar’s Village!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

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When: Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 13763 Rosecroft Way
Details: $1,298,000. 4BR/3.5BA.Tucked within the gated community of Stallion’s Crossing, this stunning home boasts a spacious, light-filled interior and beautifully landscaped backyard!!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Saturday 1-4PM
Where: 423 Camino Hermoso
Details: $629,900. 3BR/2.5BA. Welcome to this rare opportunity for a spacious home in the desirable gated community of Belleza.
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 11134 Horizon Hills Drive
Details: $1,389,000. 4BR/2.5BA. Location, location, location! A well-loved 4 bed, 2.5 bath home protected behind gates of exclusive Blackhorse Farms awaits your next chapter!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 3503 Ray Street 
Details: $998,000. 3BR/2BA. Privacy and tranquility abound from this Modern Beauty boasting a prime location in the heart of Olde Del Mar’s Village!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
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When: Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 9636 Claiborne Square
Details: $1,389,000. 4BR/2.5BA. Location, location, location! This well-loved, 4-bedroom, 2.5 bath home, protected behind gates of exclusive Blackhorse Farms, awaits your next chapter!!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

Team Chodorow – Open House Schedule:

Saturday and Sunday (5/11-5/12) 1-4PM.

– 5836 La Jolla Mesa Dr.  $2,950,000

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– 8555 Nottingham Place  $1,920,000
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– 7327 Cuvier  $1,750,000

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– 8445 Avenida De Las Ondas  $2,950,000
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– 2915 Woodford Dr $2,550,000

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