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Let me toss this out; Mayor Filner please resign

an Diegans are discovering themselves satirized in a scathing, demeaning, political mess — attorneys are arriving, more “injured parties” are coming forward, threats for a mayoral recall are taking place and astronomical legal expenses for San Diegans are imminent. It’s ugly … and it’s only the beginning.

Bike Share program is not a fit for La Jolla

Our dynamic little Village is already quite congested: full of residents, employees, construction crews, merchant deliveries and tourists on foot and in car. Many of the sightseers are very distracted and poor navigators as they are trying to figure out where they are going and how to get there. Along the coast they are, understandably, often looking at the beautiful scenery and further diverted from paying attention to the road. I’m concerned that adding more traffic, in the form of multiple tourist bike riders, is actually setting someone up to get seriously hurt.

National Anthem deserves a salute this summer … and always


Here in La Jolla (and in Coronado, Miramar and San Diego, generally), residents share and cherish a long, proud military tradition, highly valuing the area’s deep Navy roots. The fact that our National Anthem (with its honored link to The War of 1812) just celebrated another birthday should be cause for happiness locally.

Bob Filner: You’ve got to know when to fold ’em …


The accusations of sexual misconduct by San Diego Mayor Bob Filner continue to grow more ugly as women now go on the record, with their reports of his alleged actions making national news headlines – New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NBC, ABC, PBS, Rachel Maddow Show, The Colbert Report, etc. We think it’s time the embattled, ineffective Mayor Filner resign for the good of San Diego.

Letters to the Editor: Time to accept fate of La Jolla post office

I’m sure you’ve received a stack of mail about the La Jolla Post Office, but here’s my contribution to that pile. As someone who has logged many years providing professional environmental consulting services to the United States Postal Service (USPS), I was surprised that they took so long to reach their final determination regarding the sale of the Wall Street building. I have seen them act much more quickly in other circumstances, and they clearly DID consider “thoughtful input by the community.” (Joe LaCava quote in the July 11 issue).

Marathons, olympics and pancakes! Kiwanis Club of La Jolla is on the scene!

Henry Chiu

It’s been a busy spring for the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla. Two of the club’s major events — La Jolla Half Marathon and the La Jolla Junior Olympics — took place within a month’s time. We could not have done it without the support of our friends in La Jolla.

Resignation warranted if Mayor Filner is guilty of sexual harassment; accusers must come forward

Though Bob Filner did not receive La Jolla Light’s endorsement for Mayor of San Diego, the Light has since enthusiastically reported on his decisive actions to clean up the long-standing La Jolla Cove stench. While other city officials stood around complaining and wringing their hands, Mayor Filner did what no one else was able to do for the residents of La Jolla. For such leadership, we thank him wholeheartedly.

Congressman Scott Peters ‘frustrated’ with D.C. complacency, Obama’s ‘disengagement’

Scott Peters during a visit to La Jolla light in 2012 to discuss his candidacy for U.S, Congress with its editorial board. File

Meeting Friday with members of the editorial board of San Diego MainStreet Media (owners of this newspaper), Congressman Scott Peters of La Jolla said he is approaching the six-month mark of his first term with a handful of first impressions of Washington, D.C. He called his first six months both hectic and rewarding.

For neighborhood creativity, check out the Lyon Lending Library in Bird Rock

Bird Rock residents Lex Land Ana Lyon took a trip to Portland, Oregon and came back with a creative idea for the Bird Rock neighborhood: The Lyon Lending Library. If you take a stroll down the 5700 block of Beaumont Avenue, you will pass by a handcrafted wooden hutch on stilts housing a mini lending library. Lex and Ana started out in November putting their own books in the hutch, and now the number of books has increased and usage is up at least tenfold.

La Jolla Cluster Partnership Agreement Update: Community-based education reform hits the pause button for now

Cluster representatives have been asked to postpone submitting the document to the San Diego Unified School Board for approval until after our superintendent designate Cindy Marten shares her vision of Community-Based Education Reform, which should happen in early July, after she officially takes office.

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  • 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. […]