Opinion

  • Guest Commentary: Artistic expression and the fleecing of the First Amendment

    Guest Commentary: Artistic expression and the fleecing of the First Amendment

    Guest Commentary: I am saddened by the actions of our City government, which has made inexcusable bureaucratic and judicial errors, and the actions of a tiny number of San Diego citizens who allowed their personal taste to take away the artistic freedom of others. Herein I hope to make four points:...

  • Opinion: Time for traffic to weigh-in on Torrey Pines Road signal-light timing cameras in La Jolla

    Opinion: Time for traffic to weigh-in on Torrey Pines Road signal-light timing cameras in La Jolla

    Note: In May 2016, the City of San Diego installed adaptive signal cameras on the mast arms over the intersections of La Jolla Parkway at Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla Parkway at La Jolla Shores Drive, and Torrey Pines Road at Ardath Lane in La Jolla. Adaptive signal timing adjusts green light duration...

  • La Jolla Cove memories from a former lifeguard: A 'junior' rescue at Boomers Beach

    La Jolla Cove memories from a former lifeguard: A 'junior' rescue at Boomers Beach

    — GUEST COMMENTARY: It was 1946, the first my three years as a seasonal lifeguard. I stepped out of the dressing room anticipating another great day guarding at the La Jolla Cove. Next, I checked out the conditions. Surf was up, breaking over the reef. Only a few people swimming close to shore....

  • Guest Commentary: Don’t discount value of the arts in education

    Guest Commentary: Don’t discount value of the arts in education

    — GUEST COMMENTARY / OPINION: When the arts are mentioned in the company of parents, there can be many reactions. Some parents support the arts — perhaps their child is in a band or art class in school. Some parents are indifferent — their child doesn’t take art and doesn’t feel the need to. However,...

  • MAD could pave the way for city, county grants

    MAD could pave the way for city, county grants

    — GUEST COMMENTARY / OPINION: During the June meeting of the San Diego Community Planners Committee, CPC Chair David Moty led a discussion on Maintenance Assessment Districts (MADs). He noted that the formation of the Talmadge MAD led not only to success in attaining grants and securing private...

  • Letters to the Editor: June 2 issue

    Letters to the Editor: June 2 issue

    I was delighted to see that La Jolla Light put bicycles and cycling on the front page (May 25). More cycling means less cars (maybe) and safer streets (also maybe). Before I continue, I acknowledge that some cyclists don’t behave in a manner that is courteous to other road users. Nor do they obey...

  • Commentary: Why should La Jolla Village residents get MAD?

    Commentary: Why should La Jolla Village residents get MAD?

    Attend one of Enhance La Jolla’s community outreach meetings 10:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 22 at La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St.

  • Commentary: Future of La Jolla Village depends on a MAD

    Commentary: Future of La Jolla Village depends on a MAD

    Come hear the details at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 22 at La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St.

  • OUR READERS WRITE: Letters from May 19 La Jolla Light

    OUR READERS WRITE: Letters from May 19 La Jolla Light

    Shame on those who destroy campaign signs There have been dozens of city council candidate Ray Ellis signs wrecked on Torrey Pines Road and many on private property. I’m appalled at the actions of some very nasty people out there who are destroying signs, even going onto private property and twisting...

  • OUR READERS WRITE: Letters from May 5 issue

    OUR READERS WRITE: Letters from May 5 issue

    Time to ‘Make Art, Not War!’ “Without fine art civilization will die” is the core of Nasser Pirasteh’s art. He creates and shares his love of art for our community to see and experience. Residents of all ages have passed by the corner of Nautilus Street and Avenida Manana and felt the whimsy, delight...

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