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Former owner C. Arnholt Smith, aka “Mr. San Diego,” is believed to haunt Herringbone. Smith was a businessman and the first owner of the San Diego Padres. He used this property as a car dealership and then a wine business run by his son in the 1970s, but the building was vacant for many years after that. When Herringbone finally bought it in 2010, it was determined that a spirit was here, seen as a shadowy figure. Employees say the ghost is friendly, and when they see an empty stool by the bar, they may even leave a drink, just in case the ghost is thirsty.

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7837 Herschel Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
United States

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32.84617, -117.27263900000003
San Diego County, California
Nearest Towns:
La Jolla, CA (0.1 mi.)
Del Mar, CA (7.8 mi.)
Solana Beach, CA (10.0 mi.)
San Diego, CA (11.3 mi.)
Fairbanks Ranch, CA (11.3 mi.)
Coronado, CA (12.2 mi.)
Rancho Santa Fe, CA (12.7 mi.)
Encinitas, CA (13.2 mi.)
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  1. 8130 La Jolla Shores Dr. La Jolla CA. This home is haunted. There is a statue of a lymph in the back yard and deep in the night, I was awaken by moaning sounds like that of a woman giving birth. This home has never had an occupant stay for more than a year and the people living in it experienced discord and devastating events. The house has been for sale on several occasion and has not been sold yet.

    • Hi Sandy,

      I write for a local blog and am currently working on publishing a story about haunted places in La Jolla. Your story about 8130 La Jolla Shores Dr. really interested me – is there any way I could get in touch with you further about this and get some more information? Thank you!

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