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Opinion: It’s no longer La Jolla’s Half Marathon

The 33rd annual La Jolla Half Marathon, a fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla, was held April 27 with about 7,000 people registered to run. (Photo by Ashley Mackin)

Make no mistake; the recently completed 2014 la Jolla Half is no longer La Jolla’s Half Marathon.

After decades of outstanding leadership under Jerry Gottlieb and La Jolla Sports Group, where the community and the athletes always came first, the Carlsbad-based race management hired two years ago has done away with many traditions that made the race unique; in order to conform to their standardized norms.

Classy La Jolla, Class-less Driving

La Jolla resident John Parker says two intersections are responsible for needless rage and out-of-control ego in our town: The intersections of Girard Avenue/Silverado Street (left) and Fay Avenue/Kline Street.  Photos by Susan DeMaggio

It seems, in La Jolla, we are unable to drive in a manner that befits our surroundings and follow the laws of the road. As a resident, I have great concern about writing this public address, but I feel compelled to go on the record. We are LOSING our class through our selfish driving habits.

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?


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-and-a-half 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


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.

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