Category archives for: Opinion

Letters to the Editor with concerns about leadership at La Jolla High School, damage from leaf blowers

In regard to your Aug. 15 cover story, “Search underway for new principal at La Jolla High,” I am curious to know how 100 parents of current and former LJHS students knew about the Aug. 6 meeting? WHO WAS NOTIFIED? BY WHOM? HOW WERE THEY NOTIFIED?

Let’s keep the momentum up and the La Jolla Village improvements coming!

Read the Coast Walk story and see the plans at

The last few issues of La Jolla Light have been filled with news of big changes in the community. These transformations have reignited our hopes and enthusiasm for what our gem of a Village could and should be! Let’s get behind this progress with our spirits and our wallets and ask what each of us can do to restore La Jolla’s pride and panache.

Kudos due to ‘Reach Out for Life’ students

Michelle Lee, Kieran Bauman, Eric Haerr, Karla Quevedo, Marie Rowson, Amani Rodriguez Athena Dong, Malia Moore and Eric Wang

In June, a small group of La Jolla High School students, AKA the Reach out for Life Club, raised enough money from bake sales and beach cleanup walks to purchase a well in Rwanda, Africa. The charity, known as The Water Project, installs wells in African communities for valuable, clean water. Overall, the club raised about $600.

Coast Walk donation would make you a hometown hero

Read the Coast Walk story and see the plans at

If La Jollans can raise $250,000 in the next 200 days (the estimated time needed to complete the lifeguard tower) the same contractors and construction team already permitted by the city can begin working on the adjoining sidewalk beautification project, too, thereby saving the La Jolla Parks & Beaches group thousands of dollars to see that this identified community priority becomes a reality. (Much of the construction cost comes from the permits required.)

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.

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