October 3rd, 2014 at 10:00 am

October 12, 2014 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

$125 a person

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The Lodge at Torrey Pines
11480 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla CA 92037

The twelfth annual gathering to “Celebrate the Craft” will take place on Sunday, October 12th at The Lodge at Torrey Pines®. For the past twelve years, “Celebrate the Craft” has been one of Southern California’s premier showcases for regionally grown ingredients and innovative cooking and winemaking. Tickets are $125 and are available for purchase here. The price includes food, wine, beer, taxes, service charges, gratuity, and valet parking. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Slow Food Urban San Diego, which raises public awareness, & improves access, and encourages the enjoyment of foods that are local, seasonal, and sustainable. (more…)

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October 2nd, 2014 at 8:00 am

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is pleased to announce that Victoria Boynton, Associate General Counsel, has been selected through peer nominating as one of San Diego’s leading in-house corporate counsels in The Daily Transcript’s annual “Power of Attorneys” program.

Boynton was selected by an independent judging panel, finalists exemplify leadership, dedication and achievement, community involvement and commitment to diversity in the profession, according to The Daily Transcript/San Diego Source, a business newspaper and website. Finalists will be highlighted with biographies on Oct. 2 in a “Power of Attorneys” special publication of The Daily Transcript and online at

“Vicki has made herself an invaluable member of our team since Day 1, and it is gratifying to see her recognized by her peers for her contributions to the company as well as the legal, business and volunteer communities,” said David M. Cabot, President and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. (more…)

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October 1st, 2014 at 10:00 am

Valet Parking

Although you may have used a valet service before, have you been following proper valet etiquette? Like many other service-oriented jobs, following unspoken protocol can help you get better customer service and make sure your car is well taken care of. Follow these tips the next time you valet your car.

  1. Tidy up your vehicle before you plan to use the valet. Make sure there’s nothing you’d be embarrassed about inside and consider removing any high-priced items.
  2. Follow instructions and pull your car all the way to the indicated location. This helps service run smoother and decreases delay times.
  3. If you need to have your vehicle returned at a certain time, let the valet know when you’ll be back or call ahead. Depending on the establishment, it can take your valet a few minutes to retrieve your car.

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September 30th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

One of San Diego’s most highly anticipated fundraisers, this year’s Taste at the Cove featured Carlos Gutierrez of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties reprising his role as Monty Montezuma. Gutierrez also acted as emcee for the event, which was held at La Jolla Cove in September to benefit the San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation (SDSMF).

With quality fare from San Diego’s most acclaimed restaurants and a New York-style fashion show, as well as silent and live auctions, the Taste at the Cove has been a standing room only event for 13 years running. “We were pleased to have Carlos on hand to support our Aztec-themed fundraiser, and I’m proud to report that we raised over $100,000 in funds,” said David Chao, founder and president of SDSMF. (more…)

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September 30th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Becoming a homeowner is one of the best feelings there is – until something goes wrong. While home maintenance can be a fun learning experience, it also can be dangerous if you try to make a do-it-yourself project out of a tricky home repair. If you’re not experienced with electrical work, it’s best to use a certified electrician when experiencing problems. Much like finding a good mechanic, finding a qualified, reliable and reasonably priced electrician can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. Follow these tips to find an electrician that meets your standards.

  1. Define your project. Determine the tasks the electrician will need to perform. Make a list and be prepared to hand it over to the candidate. This will help you get the most accurate estimate ahead of time and allow you to compare multiple quotes.
  2. Get recommendations. Ask your family, friends, coworkers and neighbors. It’s likely that their experiences will be a good indicator of the service you can expect. Does a name keep coming up? That’s where you want to start.

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