We should not let seals overrun Children’s Pool
As a 50-plus year resident of La Jolla, I think what best exemplifies Ellen Browning Scripps’ reason for building the sea wall is shown in a picture within the Dec. 12 “Bottom Scratchers” article published in your paper.
On page B16 there is a great shot showing two members of this club coming to shore with some white sea bass they had speared. In the background are children climbing on the sea wall, children climbing and jumping off the rocks protected by the seal wall, and children with their parents swimming in this area.
This is what I remember as a child, and this is what Ms. Scripps had in mind when she built this wall. It was not to have this beach overrun with seals, and sea lions! It was to develop a safe location for humans to enjoy.
As stated in other letters to the editor, there are hundreds of miles of California coastline, and many offshore islands for these mammals to live and breed on. We do not need to let them slowly overrun, and destroy this jewel of an area.
Mark Albers, La Jolla
Re: SEALS VS PEOPLE
The absurd posturing of a few sanctimonious Despoilers to promote the destruction of our beloved and previously pristine beaches at the Cove and Casa by these marine Yahoos1 has turned La Jolla into a “wasted city” from the Jewel of the west coast that it once was.
PEOPLE ARE ALSO PART OF NATURE! And we occupied the Cove and Casa long before the marine Yahoos invaded.
How about the Garabaldi, a protected species, whose golden highlights I treasured while snorkeling in my youth along the coast? The invasion by the voracious seals, sea lions and cormorants is leading to the gradual decimation of these jewels in “our” part of the ocean.
There are thousands of miles of unoccupied beaches and cliff locations up and down the west coast and offshore islands where seals, sea-lions, cormorants, and other befouling denizens can sequester themselves without destroying the life of humans.
The letter by a reader inthe Dec. 5 issue is typical of the twisted posturing of a few human Yahoos who do not use the beaches…. not for all of her family’s 51 years per her own admission. To claim that “statements” by another writer are “negatively affecting the La Jolla environment” is one of the most ill-guided comments on the topic that I’ve heard yet. The marine Yahoos are the ones destroying the La Jolla environment, and will continue section by section unless action is taken to eliminate the menace.
To further claim that Ms. Scripps “would have endorsed their presence” is absurd. She had the sea wall built specifically to create an area clear of ocean waves AND its denizens in order for children to have a safe place to enjoy. She wanted this little haven for CHILDREN and NOT as a breeding ground for marine Yahoos.
These are OUR beaches! I have enjoyed The Cove and The Casa since I came from war-torn Europe in 1945. These were the two safest and most delightful beaches on the whole west coast of the Americas for peole, and particularly for children. Denying the current generation and all future generations of children the joy and pleasure that we shared on these beaches is deplorable.
Many of The Despoilers are not even residents of La Jolla and should have no say in how our city and its resources are maintained. They are INVADERS of the rights of citizens of La Jolla.
When termites move into The Despoilers’ domiciles, let us prohibit any form of extermination of the creatures. Demand that The Despoilers vacate their homes and allow the poor creatures to fester and thrive.
Let’s take a poll of La Jolla residents as to what we want for The Cove and Casa. I’m convinced that the Houyhnhnms2 will prevail.
Erik Holtsmark, La Jolla
 QV: Fourth trip in Gulliver’s Travels by Johnathan Swift (1726)
 Ibid. Pronounced ”Hoo-in-ums”
- Residents must ban together to effect changes in La Jolla
- National Anthem deserves a salute this summer … and always
- Marathons, olympics and pancakes! Kiwanis Club of La Jolla is on the scene!
- Turnout proves we all love a parade in La Jolla
- The Save La Jolla Post Office Task Force needs YOU next Thursday, April 26!
Short URL: http://www.lajollalight.com/?p=118309