La Jolla Gourmet Meats now offering caviar and other business briefs
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In an attempt to keep shopping options and support local for businesses in La Jolla, Black River Caviar is now available for purchase at La Jolla Gourmet Meats.

La Jolla Gourmet Meats is Black River Caviar’s first brick-and-mortar retailer in all of San Diego. The La Jolla shop will add the Premium Russian Oscietra to its already stellar lineup of gourmet options. For more information, visit or


Chef Giuseppe Ciuffa recently announced the first seasonal refresh of Candor’s European-inspired menu and featured autumnal produce from Giuseppe’s favorite vendors at the La Jolla Open Aire Market.

Inspired by apertivo, the Italian “happy hour” ritual, Chef Giuseppe has introduced an indulgent lineup of flatbread and wine pairings to the daily afternoon happy hour menu. Choose from four stone-baked pizzas, including classic margherita, fennel sausage, Mediterranean and foraged mushroom, complemented by a crisp or earthy glass of wine for $15. In addition to these new flatbreads, the happy hour menu features some of Candor’s most popular appetizers such as steamed mussels in a garlic wine broth with Spanish chorizo, hit and crispy tomato bread, or a California cheese board with seasonal garnishes. Happy hour is available daily from 3-6 p.m.

Candor has expanded their tempting lineup of wholesome lunch options to incorporate Giuseppe’s favorite seasonal produce. Two new greenery options include the Seasonal Chopped Salad, a classic medley spruced up with butternut squash, cauliflower, pomegranate, feta and pepita seeds; as well as the Moroccan Shrimp + Grilled Autumn Pear Salad.

Off the griddle, Candor’s It’s a Wrap midday entrée stars nourishing provisions, like natural chicken, quinoa, feta, sundried tomatoes and lemon-zest aioli rolled up in a spinach tortilla. The Harvest Chicken Salad is a time-honored favorite, prepared fresh with grapes, celery, pecans, pears and orange-mayo dressing. This seasonal feature will be available as a sandwich on levain toast, a half sandwich-half soup combo, or served as a hearty salad with farm fresh veggies. Lunch is available daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Incorporating rich fall flavors and harvest-inspired produce, Candor has added a collection of new seasonal dishes to the dinner menu. The butternut squash arancini combines this Sicilian street food classic with a beloved fall twist; butternut squash risotto is blended with Parmesan, rolled in panko and deep fried, then served tapas-style with a maple aioli and delightfully tart pomegranate seeds.

Among new entrées, the tagliatelle pasta dish is served in a creamy truffle-Parmesan fonduta sauce with foraged mushrooms, squash, crisped sage and wild arugula. The catch of the day, a dish that’s become a favorite among Candor’s guests, has earned an autumnal overhaul. Daily fresh seafood is served with farro grains and farmers market vegetables including Thumbelina carrots, Romanesco florets and leeks. The colorful helping is garnished with a romesco coulis sauce, made in-house from almond, red peppers and vinegar, and trimmed with fresh pears and pomegranates.

Chef Giuseppe has also updated the evening greenery options, with epicurean salads such as the Grilled Red Grape Salad, spotlighting seasonal grapes that are marinated in sherry vinegar, grilled until tender and served on wild arugula with goat cheese, pears, almonds and balsamic-Dijon dressing. The Grilled Pear and Burrata appetizer is a flavorful first course starring grilled Bosc pears, cured speck ham and basil crystals on a bed of arugula with cold-pressed olive oil and saba. Dinner is available daily from 4:30-9:30 p.m.

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BioMed Realty, a Blackstone portfolio company, announced today it has executed a long-term lease with a Fortune 500 company for the entire 204,000-square-foot ground-up development project known as APEX. APEX is located in University Towne Center (UTC), a premier technology and life science hub with proximity to the University of California San Diego and easy access to major freeways and a variety of retail and entertainment amenities. 

The four-story building will target Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and offer state-of-the-art amenities, including a fitness center, conference rooms, an indoor/outdoor café and terrace space with expansive views. Construction has commenced and the building is scheduled for delivery in 2021.

BioMed Realty recently completed another project in the UTC area and opened the Center for Novel Therapeutics (CNT) on the campus of the University of California San Diego. CNT is a 138,000-square-foot, LEED Gold-certified building designed to encourage collaboration between researchers and the private sector to bring life-changing cancer therapies to market more quickly.

To learn more about BioMed Realty, visit



La Jolla resident Andrea Hunsinger, founder of Advanced Wealth Plan in La Jolla, has qualified for Top of the Table, a coveted milestone achievement for members of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). Of the 1,052 professionals who have achieved the designation, only 54 are women. Hunsinger’s MDRT membership has equipped her with tools and resources to better serve her local community.

I have worked years to build a long-standing reputation of outstanding client relationships founded on service, ethics and professionalism,” said Hunsinger. “I utilize my background to provide my clients with the ability to make sound financial decisions focused on their specific goals and lifestyle. I understand their needs and have the experience and insight necessary to ensure the most successful results.” 

Top of the Table is an internationally recognized mark of excellence reserved for the most successful in the financial services industry. This places Hunsinger among the top professionals in the intensely competitive global life insurance and financial services industries.

In 2007, Hunsinger founded Advanced Wealth Plan with the vision of collaborating with experts from around the country to offer unmatched expertise for high net worth individuals, affluent families and business owners. Over the past 15 years, she has assisted corporate executives, professionals, physicians, Hollywood actors and real estate investors throughout the U.S. in the implementation of their estate plans. She has also developed educational and informative seminars to introduce families to advanced estate planning strategies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science with an emphasis in public law from the University of California, San Diego and is a licensed life insurance and real estate agent.

Top of the Table is comprised of the best and brightest professionals our industry has to offer,” said MDRT President Jim Pittman, CLU, CFP. “MDRT hopes to continue to foster a culture of excellence and encourage members to grow both personally and professionally.” 

Since 1927, MDRT has been committed to providing its members with a unique mix of networking and resources to help them gain new and unique insights to better serve clients’ individual needs. Working with an MDRT member connects clients not only to a highly credible and leading financial advisor but also to an unmatched global network spanning 69 nations and territories around the world.



The American Council on Exercise recently announced the promotion of La Jolla resident Jay Grant to the role of executive vice president of marketing. Grant, promoted from his role as interim vice president of marketing, has more than two decades of leadership experience, including extensive marketing management for GreatCall, which was acquired by Best Buy, and CBS Interactive.  

Prior to joining ACE, Grant led marketing and business development for multiple consulting firms, where his integrated marketing planning, execution and measurement resulted in new engagement records and multi-year sales growth. Grant completed his undergraduate studies at Colorado State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing. He earned his Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. 
The American Council on Exercise is a nonprofit organization with global reach that works to improve physical activity levels by certifying exercise professionals and health coaches, publishing original research, convening experts on physical activity health, working directly with community groups, and advocating for policies to get people from all walks of life moving. For more information, call 800-825-3636 or visit 


Dani Weygandt has associated with the La Jolla office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as an affiliate agent. She comes to the office with seven years of real estate experience.

I have grown up in San Diego so I know the area well,” said Weygandt. “Also, I am a third-generation real estate professional because my grandparents and parents are real estate agents.”

Prior to affiliating with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, she was an agent with Realty Executives. Passionate about helping others, she is part of Homes for Heroes Inc., the largest nationwide network of affiliate real estate, mortgage and local business specialists committed to providing easy ways for heroes to save on a home.For more information, please visit

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