Category archives for: Opinion

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.

Tarnishing Our La Jolla Jewel: ‘Commercial trucks don’t belong in neighborhoods’

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I’ve supplied photos of two commercial vehicles used by Hike, Bike Kayak on Avenida de la Playa that are parked on the streets of the Shores every day and are used to store kayaks that do not fit within their business locations. Not only do these vehicles constitute blight on our neighborhood, but their use as overflow storage is not permitted by applicable provisions of the municipal code.

American Legion Post 275 of La Jolla outlines its service projects for 2014

armanda Portella is joined in song by american legion Post 275 Commander Jose Payne King (left) and Herman Froeb at december’s holiday event. Courtesy

The American Legion Post 275 float in the La Jolla Christmas Parade was an exciting place to be. The thumbs ups and “thank you for your service” exclamations from the onlookers warmed our hearts. In 1924, when La Jolla was a very small town, World War I veterans formed Post 275. This was just five years after the original American Legion was founded in Paris after the war ended in 1918. These veterans (then led by Kermit Roosevelt, son of former President Theodore Roosevelt), had to wait many months after the end of the war for boats to take them home. It was during this wait that they formed the American Legion for both officers and enlisted men.

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RSS North Coastal News

  • Man pleads guilty in fatal Del Mar hit-and-run case April 17, 2014
    A man who drove drunk and struck a marine biologist in a crosswalk in Del Mar, then fled the scene, pleaded guilty April 16 to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and a hit-and-run allegation. Christopher ``Chip’’ Stockmeyer, 41, faces between nine and 15 years in prison when he is sentenced June 20 for the March 28 death of Rachel Morrison. […]
  • Del Mar Powerhouse 10U Champions April 17, 2014
    The Del Mar Powerhouse 10U team played two pool play games and two elimination games to go undefeated in the Triple Crown Sports San Diego Open and win the Division 1 Championship. The boys showed great determination and fight to come away victorious in elimination play and battle for the win with a one-run margin of victory for both semi-final and champions […]
  • Canyon Crest girls crack top three at Arcadia, set new school record April 17, 2014
    Several young women runners from Carmel Valley high schools raced well in the Arcadia Invitational on April 11-12 in Los Angeles. Arcadia is considered to be one of the most competitive high school track and field meets in the country, drawing both national and international athletes to compete. […]