What Happened Here?

My wife and I walked around Mission Valley Mall—no longer a Westfield property—today. More stores are local small businesses, although some big brands are present—like Target.

The big surprise: The apparently permanently closed Temple Custom Jewelers and the mysterious signs you see in the Featured Image and companion. I knew that the establishment was black-owned but have no idea what were the circumstances leading to the signs. Googling gave no answers, tonight.

I used Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra for both shots. Vitals: f/1.7, ISO 12, 1/180 sec, 23mm (film equivalent); 12:44 p.m. PDT. The other is same but ISO 16, four minutes earlier.

This post will be updated with additional information, should it become available.