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La Jolla Shores residents will meet to discuss aquatic businesses on Sept. 10

Kayakers off the La Jolla Shores beach on July 12, 2014. Ashley Mackin photo

Attention La Jolla Shores residents! We all have seen the exponential growth in the past five years of kayak and related aquatic businesses here in our Shores community. Kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling and scuba classes all compete with us for parking spaces, room on sidewalks, sand and even in the water at our public beach. We need to speak up now before this commercialization takes over our community.

Fall brings the call to learn something new; Letters to the Editor

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Local gems like UCSD Extension, Osher Lifelong Learning, La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Library all offer a variety of opportunities for personal growth — and all welcome newcomers.

Letters to the Editor: July is a busy, productive month for Rotary Club of La Jolla

Burns Drugs’ Liz Rogers and Wayne Woods receive Community Service Achievement Awards from Rotary Club of La Jolla. Courtesy

Longtime Burns Drugs employee Liz Rogers was honored as an Outstanding Employee by the Rotary Club of La Jolla during its July 15 meeting. At the same time, Wayne Woods, who owned Burns Drugs until it closed earlier this year, received a Community Service Achievement Award from the club. The award was a surprise for Woods, who nominated Rogers for her award and attended to present her with it.

La Jolla Theatre Ensemble seeks support for productions

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As it has each of the last two summers, the La Jolla Theatre Ensemble (LJTE) under my direction, will present several performances of staged readings by classic playwrights in the La Jolla Community Center’s beautiful outdoor courtyard.

Letters to the Editor: Parking spots in La Jolla are not worth fighting over; Should dogs be leash-free?

Juliana Beletsis took this photo of a confrontation between two drivers trying for the same parking spot in the Village of La Jolla.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: On Saturday, July 12, a young lady stood in defiance as she held a parking spot for her friend. She challenged the driver, who was trying to park, to run her over. He eventually left. In my opinion, people should quit this practice, it leaves a bad taste. Whichever car gets there first has right of way to that space!

Three cheers for seagulls! They are a godsend to man

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Surely you knew that the “seagull chick” article on your front page last week would elicit a strong response from the small handful of La Jollans who think the Earth was created solely for them. However, I am proud that our city did the right thing in taking a stand for this helpless little chick (and halting lifeguard tower construction until it was able to fly away.) In so doing, the city not only helped the baby seagull, it also helped us.

Technology and open discussion can increase participation, diversity in community meetings

Sherry Nooravi

I am writing in response to the article “La Jolla Town Council considers it’s purpose, identity” in the June 19 La Jolla Light. First, I’d like to acknowledge the members of this group for their efforts toward making our community a better place. I also acknowledge the courage they have to take a step back and review the content, structure and attendance of their meetings.

Note to parents: Smart kids wear sunglasses!

Gordon Bigler with one of his daughters. Courtesy

My wife and I (we met playing tennis at La Jolla Rec Center) are always amazed when we go to the park or pool and look around to find most adults wearing sunglasses and hats, while the kids are not wearing either and are left fully exposed to the sun.

Mayor Faulconer’s visit to La Jolla inspired hope for change

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Long-time La Jolla resident, Betty Dow, and I attended the meeting at La Jolla Rec Center last Monday evening to know our new mayor better and to listen to his plans to support our great community. We were enlightened and thrilled with his vision for our city.

Some thoughts on my 80th birthday

My wife, Dorrie, and I will celebrate our 50th anniversary in October.

Two months ago, I looked in the mirror and saw an old man. Me? Old? Yes, me. Change that to “older.” The truth is that on June 22, I will be 80 years old.

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