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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

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’


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.

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