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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
those.

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.

Opinion: Domino effect in the making if Mount Soledad cross comes down in La Jolla

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My viewpoint is that if you take down the cross you are taking down all other religions, too, hence the bumper sticker on the crane “In Atheism We Trust.” There is also irony in that phrase due to the fact that our nation’s dollar bill has a very similar saying, “In God We Trust.”

Who would you nominate for La Jollan of the Year?

Tarnishing Our Jewel — The cracked-and-crumbling crosswalk at Draper Avenue and Prospect Street is across the from Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

We mulled over the question and came up with so many names, we abandoned the challenge! However, there are some people who must be acknowledged as 2013 draws to a close for their time and efforts to make our Jewel-by-the-Sea a better place for all this year:

Make a New Year’s resolution to join in La Jolla governance in 2014

Cindy Greatrex

As we begin a New Year and reflect on the past while envisioning the future, it is important that we truly define our wants and needs as La Jollans. For this will determine our future as La Jollans. It can be easy to presume that local government and civic organizations are cloistered in regard to governance. This is far from true. All such La Jolla groups are truly service organizations, as the premise is to serve constituents and to do so in a fair and democratic manner.

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