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


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


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.

We should not let seals overrun Children’s Pool

seals at children's pool

As stated in other letters to the editor, there are hundreds of miles of California coastline, and many offshore islands for these mammals to live and breed on. We do not need to let them slowly overrun, and destroy this jewel of an area.

Teen crash incident brings out more than one disturbing issue


I heard about the roll over, multiple teens, SUV accident through my daughter’s friends calling each other and reaching out through social media. The word was multiple injuries, some bad. We worried because the people involved were neighbors and friends. We just hoped that there would not be a lot of bad news.

A reef would solve seal v. human struggles at the Children’s Pool

I wonder if anybody has proposed the idea of building a small, artificial reef/man-made island and moving the seals a few hundred yards inside the ocean. This would provide a true solution to the problem and it would ensure the safety of the children and swimmers in La Jolla, while keeping the sharks and the seals in their own habitats and protecting these marine mammals from having to share a space that belongs to human habitation and must be maintained safe for human health.

As La Jolla Woman’s Club nears its 100th year, members salute founder, Ellen Browning Scripps


he community celebrated the birth date of its patroness and benefactor Ellen Browning Scripps on Oct. 19 with a luncheon hosted by the La Jolla Historical Society at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. Born in 1836, Miss Scripps would now be 177 years old.

Dogs must be leashed in public for the protection of all

'I will likely have a scar on my thigh from this dog bite,' Laurel Nation

I just read the two Letters to the Editor in the Oct. 17 issue regarding unleashed dogs at Calumet Park, calling it a non-issue. While the writers have their right to an opinion, the law is that dogs must be leashed in public places. Pet owners who unleash their dogs in public are welcome to practice civil disobedience, but they risk being ticketed and I fully support that.

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  • Motorcyclist killed in accident near Del Mar Fairgrounds July 21, 2014
    The motorcyclist killed in a two-vehicle crash near the Del Mar Fairgrounds over the weekend was identified July 21 as a 22-year-old Escondido man. Alexander Mackenzie Williams was headed west on Via de la Valle near Jimmy Durante Boulevard at a high rate of speed shortly before 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20, when he lost control and swerved into oncoming traffi […]
  • Bestselling author Jojo Moyes discusses her novels with fans at Del Mar Country Club luncheon July 21, 2014
    “On my last book tour, I had a day off in Portland and it was very nice,” said bestselling novelist Jojo Moyes at a luncheon recently held at the Del Mar Country Club. Then she paused, looked around and added, “But I can tell you a day off in La Jolla is better.” The British author definitely knows how to please an audience – as evidenced not just by the war […]
  • Solana Beach employee featured at City Hall Gallery July 21, 2014
    From Monday through Friday, David Kloz works as a management analyst for the city of Solana Beach. When he’s not at work, Kloz is often outside with a camera. A collection of his photos is currently on exhibit at his workplace, the Solana Beach City Hall. It’s the amateur photographer’s first ever show. “I’m curious to see what the response is going to be,” […]