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Former naval officer opens dental practice — Schaffer Dental Excellence — in Carmel Valley

Dr. Robert Schaffer

A new dentist in Carmel Valley has taken over an established local practice that now offers dental treatment to both adults and children.

Caring Transitions helps clients through difficult times in a variety of ways

From left, Will Fuller, Peggy Hammond, Amy Magers and Susie Fuller.  Photo/Diane Y. Welch

A line of about 80 people gathered on the steps of a Point Loma classic 1920s Spanish Colonial-style home recently. The occasion was an estate sale and the treasure seekers had stood in line well before the opening time of 9 a.m.

New and longtime popular businesses continue to enhance Del Mar Plaza’s reputation as a ‘special gathering place’

The Del Mar Plaza

Management also says it has ‘exciting’ prospectives for future tenants

Land Rover San Diego adds a ‘touch of elegance’ to the car-buying experience

While there are only 166 Land Rover dealerships in the United States, Southern California has a higher concentration than other parts of the country, making it a very competitive market for the luxury cars.

Impac Mortgage’s Solana Beach office offers wide variety of loan services

With 18 years in the mortgage lending business, Kathy Larson prides herself on her communications skills and ability to solve problems so loans close on time and with a minimum of hassle.

Longtime ‘Dog Whisperer’ more passionate than ever about his work with canines through ‘John’s Natural Dog Training’

John Rubin of John’s Natural Dog Training with his dogs Amber, Stan and Leftie.

Award-winning Encinitas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center considered ‘a family serving families’

Three years ago when Joseph Franz took over as executive director of the Encinitas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, located on Santa Fe Drive, it was after he’d learned the intricacies of compassionate skilled nursing care from the ground up.

Del Mar Cosmetic Medical Center first in county to use new skin-tightening technology

Dr. Maurice Sherman

In his more than 30 years of practice, Dr. Maurice Sherman of the Del Mar Cosmetic Medical Center has followed every new innovation that has hit the aesthetic medicine market, sometimes taking a pass and sometimes embracing a new procedure that revolutionizes the industry.

Carmel Valley couple’s Pilates studio a perfect marriage of therapy and fitness

Doreen and Dave Hall

Pilates People serving community for more than 10 years

Couple shares love of antiques and five generations of heritage at Bellini’s in Solana Beach

Jacopo and April Bellini

He was a fifth-generation Italian antique businessman. She was the co-owner of a family antique business in Solana Beach. They met at an antique auction he was managing in Vista in 2001, fell in love, and in 2002, Bellini’s Antique Italia was born.



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