Candlenuts in San Diego?
After seeing these mentioned in a recipe I'd like to try, I've been searching locally for these, as well. And with no luck.
Apparently, they're called different names In other cultures: Indian walnut, Kemiri, Varnish tree, Nuez de la India, Buah keras or Kukui nut.
I've been looking mostly at 99 Ranch, but I'm guessing an Indian spice store might be my next stop.