We need leadership for solutions to occur

While I applaud this (Tarnishing Our Jewel) addition to the paper, may I offer a suggestion: possible solutions to the problems?

For example, while the news racks are one of our biggest eyesores, they could be made better. First, eliminate all the unpermitted /abandoned racks, then group the permitted REAL news racks in uniform structures, such as this one in Monterey.

Maybe the publications that are tossed on our driveways would use these instead of littering the Jewel.

Chris Cott

La Jolla

Write letters all you want, only an Independent La Jolla will help residents

I am writing in response to Yasmine Agheli’s letter to the editor in the Sept 25 edition of the Light, “Do residents need parking permits to find parking spaces?”

I moved onto Eads Avenue six years ago and almost immediately inquired about a parking permit. La Jolla does not qualify for the City of San Diego Residential Parking Permit Program. The residential permit does not reserve on-street parking spaces in areas that are impacted by heavy demand for on-street parking in the Village of La Jolla, so a parking permit is not an option.

I also tried to have the street sweeping parking restriction signs removed on Eads Avenue since Eads is not swept every Friday and Monday morning, but police are enforcing the parking restrictions anyway. Removing the signs is not an option either. What is an option is separating from the City of San Diego.

La Jolla residents are dealing with noise from leaf blowers, motorcycles racing up and down streets, gutted sidewalks and streets, and the fact remains that we are a Village in San Diego and must abide by the City of San Diego rules and regulations. With all that is going on downtown, our grievances are not their priority. Unfortunately, nothing is going to be accomplished by writing letters.

The Independent La Jolla Organization is trying to separate from the City of San Diego so we can govern ourselves, much like the City of Del Mar. If the City of Del Mar can govern themselves, then certainly, we, as the City of La Jolla, can as well. We would have our own rules and regulations to abide by and it would make life more pleasant for everyone who lives, works and visits La Jolla.

Please visit our website independentlajolla.org for more information on Independent La Jolla.

Donna C. Aprea,  Secretary Independent La Jolla

Thanks for the random act of kindness shown

It is with utmost gratitude that I write to thank you for publishing the hit-and- run article in the Light last week. As you may recall, on Aug. 29 about 9:30 p.m., witnesses say that two vehicles (one black BMW and one silver BMW) were racing each other southbound on La Jolla Boulevard from Pearl Street. A 2005 or newer silver BMW abruptly turned right going the wrong way down Sea Lane and hit a parked 1991 Toyota 4Runner SUV. There was substantial damage to the 4Runner and the front wheel was turned outward. Being an older vehicle, the owner only carried liability and did not have coverage to repair it.

Many people who know us mentioned seeing the article, but there were no leads and we gave up hope. Given the damage, the 4Runner has been in the same location since that night. Today (Sept. 25) the owner, Bob Major, went to the 4Runner to assess moving and repairing the vehicle himself. On the vehicle was an envelope. Opening it, he found a single page with typed letters that read “For your loss. Sorry.” Enclosed was enough money to repair the vehicle.

Bob would like to thank the person who stepped up to make a bad situation right. He looks forward to getting the 4Runner repaired and back on the road.

I believe the letter in the Light resulted in the situation coming to a satisfying conclusion.

Lynn Hawklyn, La Jolla

To stop crime, neighbors must watch out for neighbors

I want a crime situation to be publicly documented, as I see the police are doing nothing to stop it. My sister’s new Tiguan VW car just got the passenger side window smashed in and it was all caught on camera, done by a Silver BMW X3. My car was also broken into six months ago on Easter Sunday — both my back windows were broken and a lot of stuff was stolen.

We have this all on tape and still nothing is happening. My house also got robbed when it was being remodeled. I would like to let people know so they can be more cautious and help out if they hear an alarm going off. We live on Muirlands Vista Way. I see all of the other car thefts in the paper and didn’t know how we place them there, so I thought I would let you know (that more crimes are happening then you publish in Crime Report).

Taurey Souza, La Jolla

Lots of Goodwill at Town Council fashion show

On behalf of the La Jolla Town Council, I would like to thank the Light for the coverage and attention to detail in reporting on our Town Council Sunsetter fashion show. I have received many calls — the models were thrilled to be in the paper.

And of the resulting good karma, note that the vice president of Goodwill stores called to advise that $680 worth of clothing was sold from the event. Thank you so much for making a new merchant feel welcome, and for highlighting this community event.

Cindy Greatrex. La Jolla Town Council

Knights serve up a successful pancake breakfast

The Knights of Columbus at Mary Star of the Sea would like to thank the following contributors to our first Pancake Breakfast. About $2,000 was raised at the event for the upcoming Nov. 9 community festival, “So Fine on Kline.”

• Fr. Jim Rafferty and everyone at Star of the Sea;

• the committee of “So Fine on Kline”;

• Harry’s Coffee Shop for the excellent pancake batter;

• Trenton Bonner and the Kiwanis Club for providing the grills;

• all the 500 people who attended.

We are a new council with a great group of knights who are looking for new members. If you are interested, please call me at (760) 234-7686 or contact the church office (858) 454-2631.

Greg Krikorian, Deputy Grand Knight

Factors against closing Children’s Pool for seal pupping season

There are several factors that do not favor closing the Children’s Pool for Pacfic harbor seal pupping season.

1. Mortality rates for preamture birth/birthing pups at the Children’s Pool are extremely low, being well below an acceptable number considered as normal. This indicates there are no significant problems between people and seals during pupping season.

2. Monitoring studies of the seals during construction activities indicate that people on the seawall and sidewalk do flush the seals into the ocean. So what is the purpose of just closing the beach?

3. Pacific harbor seal numbers are expanding in the area and the seals use South Casa Beach as well as the Children’s Pool. Closing the beach will only encourage more seals to come to the area and this will result in the closure of more beaches in La Jolla.

John Smith, La Jolla

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