San Diego Business Journal

Hot zones for the rich, if not the famous. Forbes magazine recently came up with its list of the 50 most expensive ZIP codes in the U.S., based on the value of median home prices, and San Diego’s exclusive Rancho San Fe enclave makes the prestigious listing twice. Coming in at No. 14 on Forbes’ list is 92067, boasting a median home price of $2.94 million, while coming in at No. 17 is 92091, with a median home price of $2.81 million. So, anxious to trade up? The former ZIP code features an 11-bedroom estate on eight acres on Puera Del Sol listed at $23.9 million, while the latter features a “museum quality property” sitting on four acres located along Calle Reina selling for $16.5 million. Surprisingly, despite all those expensive ZIP codes in Manhattan, as well as Silicon Valley (and a good sprinkling in Orange and LA counties), Forbes reports that the No. 1 most expensive ZIP code can be found in Alpine, N.J., across the Hudson from Yonkers (of all places), with a median home price of $4.55 million … It’s the final year for Cygnet Theatre Co.’s ”live radio” production of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” now showing at the group’s house in Old Town. A spokeswoman for the performing arts group said it was time to come up with something different for creative reasons, as most subscribers have seen the production multiple times. The final show is scheduled for Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve. For tickets, head on over to cynetthreatre.com … The vote is in: Members of the influential San Diego Ad Club have elected Greg Joumas of Bailey Gardiner chairman of the board for 2011-2012. Jon Bailey, of Bailey Gardiner, and Melissa Lopez, of Geary PMG, were elected to share duties for a second consecutive year as co-presidents. Mingle Bell’s, the club’s big annual holiday “event,” is set for Dec. 8. Anyone can attend. Ducats plus other details at sandiegoadclub.com … Family food fest? The Range Kitchen & Cocktails Restaurant in Hillcrest is launching “dinner theater” Dec. 14 with the showing of the now classic flick “Home Alone.” The American style eatery will also host an ugly sweater contest (the winner receives $50), along with other activities. You can book a place at the table at therangesd.com … Finally, this item about the region’s resurging hotel industry. Larry Jackman and family, who once owned the La Jolla Cove Suites, officially opened The Pantai Inn the weekend of Nov. 26-27, also in La Jolla. It is a rather unusual hostelry, says local hotelier Bob Rauch, whose firm will manage the property on behalf of Jackman. Rauch notes eclectic property features a group of cottages, bungalows and townhouses with ocean views — and all built between 1900 and 1930. When the redo is complete in 2012, the property will sport 40 suites. Till next week!

Tom York is contributing editor of the San Diego Business Journal. If you have interesting tidbits, send them to tyork@sdbj.com or tom.york@gmail.com.