Category archives for: Opinion

Judge must stand corrected on Bonnie Dumanis’ conviction rate

I noted with interest the letter (April 10) from retired Justice Howard Wiener criticizing the computation of the conviction rate of District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis. It should first be noted that Wiener’s entire career has been spent on the “civil” or business side of the law, so his comments on the field of the practice of criminal law should be taken with a few grains of salt.

New members welcome at Rotary Club of La Jolla

The Rotary Club of La Jolla is a member of Rotary International, which among other important projects, has joined forces with the World Health Organization to focus on the eradication of Polio worldwide.

Letters to the Editor

Incumbent San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis. File

Remaining in office for too long seems to have influenced the incumbent to publish statistics in an inaccurate fashion. Dumanis’ alleged 94-percent conviction rate has already been reported as misleading.

Views: Do you support a greater, more expeditious minimum wage increase for San Diego?

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We asked this question along Pearl Street in La Jolla Village on April 7

Postal Service: We strictly adhere to rules for sale of historic properties

For more than two years, the Save Our La Jolla Post Office Task Force has been working to assure the U.S. Postal Service does not sell the historic post office building at 1140 Wall St.

As news organizations have reported, the U.S. Postal Service is in a financial crisis that necessitates the passage of comprehensive postal reform legislation to return the organization to sound financial footing now and for the future.

Dispelling misconceptions about speed limits

Have you noticed there are four different speed limits posted along Torrey Pines Road at different junctures, ranging 25-45 mph? Daniel K. Lew

Most state and local agencies use the 85th percentile speed of free flowing traffic as the basis in establishing speed limits. What this means is that 85 percent of the traffic is traveling at or below this speed.

Bag the Bag Ban and Tax Scam

Bishop McKinney

Our government is at it again.Despite a recent U-T/10News poll showing most San Diegans oppose the idea, San Diego City Councilmember Sherri Lightner is pushing a big brother-style ordinance that would outlaw plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, and require you to pay a tax on paper bags.

Rental rules should be 30-day minimum stay in La Jolla

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As long-term La Jolla residents, we believe the increasing popularity of both short-term vacation rentals and the rental of private homes for special events disturbs our quality of life and threatens to turn La Jolla from a thriving, family community into a careless party town.

Guest Commentary: New members welcome aboard La Jolla High Sail Team

Kieran Bauman (forefront), Liam Brinton, Victor Losay, Matthew Burk, Sajan Alagiri, Thomas Garcia, Tom Godek, Joanna Garcia, Arda Okcuoglu, Coach Matthew Morris, Kyra Styner, Lauren Matich and Melissa Conroy courtesy

Ever think about sailing? One of the best experiences in life is to be a part of a team sport. Competitive team sailing is one of
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For Mayor of San Diego: Kevin Faulconer is the clear choice

Kevin Faulconer

Politically and philosophically, Kevin Faulconer and David Alvarez are very different men with very different visions of San Diego’s future and how to get there. Those differences give voters a very clear choice. The choice of U-T San Diego ownership and its editorial board is Kevin Faulconer.

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