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Teen crash incident brings out more than one disturbing issue

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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

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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.

La Jolla High Foundation hopes to raise $150,000 in November

a Jolla High School Foundation recently kicked off its 2013 Fall Giving Campaign, “Conquer the Cuts,” with a goal of reaching $150,000 in November. La Jolla High is one of the best public high schools in the country, but maintaining these standards is increasingly difficult due to continued budget cuts at all levels of government. Every year, the Foundation is asked to fund items to support the academic and athletic success of its students. Last year, more than $500,000 was donated to cover requested and approved items, such as school and office supplies, grants to classrooms, staffing for nursing and counseling services, technology, campus and field maintenance, and support for the numerous athletic teams and programs.

Opinion/Letters to the Editor: ‘Tarnishing Our Jewel’ Followup

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Letters to the Editor: Readers write about ‘Tarnishing Our Jewel,’ banning leaf-blowers, the sale of the La Jolla Village post office, the ongoing Cove stench, cigarettes and unleashed dogs in public parks, banning plastic bags and more.

We need leadership for solutions to occur

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While I applaud this (Tarnishing Our Jewel) addition to the paper, may I offer a suggestion: possible solutions to the problems?

For example, while the news racks are one of our biggest eyesores, they could be made better. First, eliminate all the un-permitted /abandoned racks, then group the permitted REAL news racks in uniform structures, such as this one in Monterey.
Maybe the publications that are tossed on our driveways would use these instead of littering the Jewel.

‘La Jolla Beautification’? A better title, in consideration of an event on Esterel Drive on Monday, Sept. 17 (at least for the offended victim) might be “La Jolla Chainsaw Massacre.”

The mess left behind.

Picture a frail, elderly, widowed artist/teacher of considerable renown, returning to her home following lunch with my niece visiting from Pennsylvania and a best friend, She found a truck parked in front of her house and beside it, a burly San Diego city workman hacking away with a chainsaw at greenery bordering her property, which she had carefully tended for more than 40 years.

Residents must ban together to effect changes in La Jolla

Traffic backed up on Torrey Pines Road. File

For months neighbors along Torrey Pines Road (from La Jolla Village to La Jolla Parkway and La Jolla Scenic Drive) have been subjected to noise and horrendous speeds of up to six motorcycles racing every Thursday at 10 p.m., for 5 or 10 minutes. Finally, working with Officer Tom Underwood of San Diego Police Department’s Northern Division, we got police to set up a speed trap on Thursday night and, according to Underwood, it was successful and citations were issued.

An Independent La Jolla would be a good thing!

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Thanks to Melinda Merryweather, our tireless advocate for independence. For the cost of one Tomahawk Missile, La Jolla could finally become its own, independent City, and then WE can decide how to clean and beautify our streets, control our traffic, help our merchants thrive and better serve our residents, independently of the City of San Diego’s continuous fiascos. The benefits far outweigh any detriment. There must be an angel out there to help make this happen.

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