Let’s keep the momentum up and the La Jolla Village improvements coming!
The last few issues of La Jolla Light have been filled with news of big changes in the community. These transformations have reignited our hopes and enthusiasm for what our gem of a Village could and should be! Let’s get behind this progress with our spirits and our wallets and ask what each of us can do to restore La Jolla’s pride and panache.
Underway are modern, new lifeguard towers (The Shores, Children’s Pool); exciting new businesses in the Village (La Plaza, Sur La Table, California Closets, Goodwill) spruce-ups at venerable sites (St. James Episcopal Church, La Valencia, La Jolla Historical Society, Top of the Cove, Prospect Street buildings); tasty new dining choices (Amaya, Iberico, The Hake); a plan for cleaning the Cove stench; and the installation of more free-spirited murals for a total of 11 public contemporary masterpieces, thus far.
As you read on Page 1, the Village Merchants are stepping up their crackdown on crumbling sidewalks and right-of-ways, and you’ll read from one letter below, how various groups are hosting Village and beach cleanups.
Coming (and here’s where you and yours may plug in) is an ambitious $250,000 Coast Walk beautification project that would replace 11,610 square feet of cracked or worn sidewalk above the La Jolla Children’s Pool beach, widen the main walkway, add a secondary overlook, replace bulky landscaping with colorful, drought-tolerant plants, and include teardrop-shaped wall seating and parking improvements.
Spearheaded by La Jolla Parks & Beaches, the project needs immediate financial support to stay within budget. (It must coincide with the building of the lifeguard tower now underway.)
Spokesperson Phyllis Minick gleefully told the Light, she received a donation last week from a resident who decided to “purchase” one of the bronze donor plaques to be displayed on benches at the site. Each can be bought for a donation of $35,000 or more. LJP&B is deciding whether to offer smaller donor naming on a rock wall along the walkway.
Tax deductible donations can be made to: La Jolla Parks & Beaches Children’s Pool Walkway, C/O La Jolla Parks and Beaches, Inc., P.O. Box 185, La Jolla, CA 92038-0185.
• Got questions? You can pose them directly to LJPB President Patrick Ahern at (858) 220-9001 (AhernGroup@gmail.com) or LJPB Beautification Committee Chair Phyllis Minick at (858) 459-5939 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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