George’s at the Cove has been a prominent member of the La Jolla Community for 28 successful years. I am proud to say that last year we served more than 275,000 diners at our three-level restaurant. Unfortunately, many of our guests impressions of La Jolla are based on the overwhelming stench coming from the rocks on the cliffs below the restaurant. There are many days where we have to explain to each table why their experience in our wonderful community is marred by exposure to bird excrement. We must further explain that the community is doing NOTHING to remedy the situation.
It defies common sense that our city refuses to address an issue that threatens both our economic vialbility as well as the health of our citizens. Our lack of action to eliminate this problem is disgraceful.
Georges at the Cove
1250 Prospect St.
Time for city to clean up the fowl stench
Oh please, City of San Diego Decision Makers, GROW UP, MATURE, MAKE A TOUGH DECISION.
A San Diego official, S/HE Who Cannot Be Named but merely identified as a "city biologist," is saying no to a mixture of pomegranate juice and chia seeds to clean the stomach-roiling stink coming "naturally" to the rocks as a result of pooping seagulls and sea lions.
While I am not the one who of ranking the species, I feel that since the area designated dirty is called “The Children’s Pool,” humans should have greater sovereignty than the doe-eyed slug-like creatures who neither toil nor spin, but rather eat, poop, and pup and leave a mess for humanity to endure or to clean up.
But no, S/HE Who Cannot Be Named, would rather choose to err on the side of caution and against whatever whakadoodle with litigious mayhem on his/her mind might bring to bear over commonsense solutions.
Here's how real grownups would deal with the situation. Unable to stand the noxious stench for days and weeks on end, concerned citizens found an organic method to clean up the poop, to certify testing of the poop cleansers efficiency and environmental friendliness, and to locate people willing to do the labor of said poop clean up. Further, these citizens have the method and the labor paid for, so not to disturb the delicate balance of budget in the city biology office.
To quote Dan Danieri, the city's park and recreation district manager, the one who cannot name S/HE Who Cannot Be Named, "You really cannot walk down there and spray fresh water in the ocean (because?) it's storm water and San Diego is on the hook for that."
I don't think we are comparing pomegranates, chia seeds, and storm water correctly here. Grow up, everybody. Clean the rocks and the beaches so that people, HUMAN BEINGS who pay TAXES, can enjoy the PUBLIC SPACE without having to breath in the actual excrement, let alone all the BS that's in the air discussing the reasons non-action is so important. While we do our best to make the sea lions comfortable, let's not make the sharks jealous. All it will take is one Great White (or one smaller shark with a great appetite) to create a much messier scene when one of them finally figures out this is where the buffet is.