••• La Kaiser jewelry shop has opened at the corner of State and Figueroa.
••• Womenswear boutique Rêver Atelier moved to 801 State Street (at De La Guerra).
••• Bull Durham is one of my very favorite movies—it’s perfect, and I don’t even like baseball—so I was delighted to learn that (a) writer/director Ron Shelton has a new book, The Church of Baseball, about the making of it; (b) he’ll be doing a Q&A and signing at Chaucer’s on Thursday at 6 p.m.; and (c) he and architect Jeff Shelton are brothers. UPDATE: I loved the book! Finished it in two days.
••• Artist D.J. Javier has released a limited-edition book, Head First. It’s “a collection of hand painted body surfing devices”—i.e., plastic trays nicked from restaurants.
••• The 32-acre oceanfront property at 5295 Shoreline Drive (west of More Mesa) got a $4.5 million price cut, bringing it to $10 million.
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