Merchants and residents fed up with the embarrassing stench that returned to La Jolla Cove in recent months met with government officials last week, at which time they were told that the public is free to jump the fence above the Cove and walk down onto the cliffs — a favored community solution to eliminate defecating birds and sea lions (and their smelly waste) from La Jolla Cove.
Should the City Council also approve the Children’s Pool closure, it would also have to go before the California Coastal Commission before it is becomes final.
Early last week, demolition began on the condemned lifeguard tower at Children’s Pool beach. The above photo shows the tower as it once stood, while the below photo shows it on Aug. 7, in the later stages of removal.
The Seal Cam atop the lifeguard tower at Children’s Pool beach has been temporarily removed in preparation for the tower’s demolition (scheduled for Aug. 5), therefore the live streaming has been suspended.
A sub committee of the La Jolla Parks and Beaches advisory committee (LJP&B) — and outward opponents of the live streaming Seal Cam at Children’s Pool — drafted a letter to city officals outlining their suggestions for improved use of the camera, which they presented for approval at a July 22 meeting.
The public is advised to take precautions when in the area as work continues with demolition of the old tower.
City says conservancy’s initial bid to monitor the Seal Cam was $283,000 per year.
Animal experts noticed an unexplained epidemic of starving sea lions wandering up from the beach earlier this year that has largely subsided.
The deadline to appeal the pupping season beach closure at La Jolla Children’s Pool (Casa Beach) is June 3
In the final analysis, it really doesn’t matter where the seals may have come from. What matters is that they are here and we are all the richer for it. People come from all over the world to see these marine mammals. They are one of San Diego’s unique and valuable treasures and need to be protected for all