Opinion

  • OUR READERS WRITE: Jan. 25 issue — Skate park along Fay Bike Path is a bad idea

    A community activist, who normally does an excellent job of advocating for La Jolla’s natural beauty, recently supported the argument for a skate park to be located along the beloved Fay Avenue bike path. What a half-baked, ill-digested idea! The section of the bike path envisioned for the location...

  • GUEST COMMENTARY: It's time to fight City Hall and restore La Jolla!

    GUEST COMMENTARY: It's time to fight City Hall and restore La Jolla!

    I met a friend in Oceanside last week. I had not been there in seven years. Oceanside, always a rough and tumble stepchild to other coastal communities, has come into its own. The areas that I remember as being particularly seedy, now shine like a new copper penny. This epiphany was reminiscent...

  • OUR READERS WRITE: Letters from the Jan. 18 issue of La Jolla Light

    OUR READERS WRITE: Letters from the Jan. 18 issue of La Jolla Light

    Remember, there’s still a plan for an Independent La Jolla! I support recent letter-writer Mike Ebert in his opinion that La Jolla is a mess. I’ve been here most of my life, and as long as we are part of the City of San Diego, our community will only get worse! The City has no money and if it did,...

  • OUR READERS WRITE: Jan. 11 issue: Birds may be down, but never out!

    OUR READERS WRITE: Jan. 11 issue: Birds may be down, but never out!

    Four species of iconic birds were threatened by the widespread use of the pesticide DDT after World War II; they were ospreys, peregrine falcons, brown pelicans and bald eagles. All four have recovered significantly following the banning of DDT in 1972. Last week, as I sat at Children’s Pool, I...

  • OUR READERS WRITE: Underwater graveyard story was an interesting read

    OUR READERS WRITE: Underwater graveyard story was an interesting read

    I’ve been diving in La Jolla for over 17 years and reading Corey Levitan’s Dec. 21 piece on the Bottom Scratchers was the first I had heard of this underwater “graveyard” (actually stone memorials) for the founding members. You might be interested to know that on the Yukon (the 366-foot-long Canadian...

  • Our Readers Write: More La Jollans share views on flight-path changes; no public-use of La Jolla High track

    Our Readers Write: More La Jollans share views on flight-path changes; no public-use of La Jolla High track

    Our Readers Write / Opinion / Letters to the Editor: More letters arrive to protest flight path changes over La Jolla • Indeed there is a significant increase in aircraft noise in our area (La Jolla Corona Drive) due to the new flight paths. Our understanding is that the new paths are more "efficient,"...

  • Our Readers Write: La Jollans speak out about flight-path noise, sea lions, no public use of high school track, election signs

    Our Readers Write: La Jollans speak out about flight-path noise, sea lions, no public use of high school track, election signs

    OUR READERS WRITE / OPINION / LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Readers respond to story about flight-path noise • Thank you for writing my story about the flight path noise problem in the Nov. 24 issue. Since you were last here, the problem has actually gotten worse. Unfortunately, I've been so busy I haven't...

  • A Big Thanks: The MAD Made It!

    A Big Thanks: The MAD Made It!

    COMMENTARY: We did it! Three years of hard work and $150,000 later, voters in the district passed the La Jolla Village Maintenance Assessment District (MAD). We now have a mechanism in place to spruce up La Jolla. Move over, Carmel, Sun Valley, Palm Springs, Palm Beach —communities known for their...

  • READERS WRITE: Script for a future tour bus driver

      “We are now turning off of Prospect Place, which is comparable to the Boston ‘Big Dig’ because its construction never ends and nobody seems to know why, and heading down to the waterfront, which used to be called ‘The Jewel of La Jolla.’ Forgive the bumps, but this street hasn’t been paved for...

  • LETTERS and OPINIONS: La Jolla Light Nov. 3, 2016 issue

    LETTERS and OPINIONS: La Jolla Light Nov. 3, 2016 issue

    GUEST COMMENTARY: A word or two about Measures K and L By Sherri Lightner San Diego City Council President Did you know that the Mayor’s race and three of the five City Council races in San Diego ended in June? Unlike California and the federal government, San Diego has a rule that if a candidate...

  • 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...

  • OUR READERS WRITE: Letters from July 7 issue

    OUR READERS WRITE: Letters from July 7 issue

    Want to sweep away the sea lion problem? La Jolla Coastal Broom Patrol to the rescue!

  • Our Readers Write: Letters from the June 30 issue

    Our Readers Write: Letters from the June 30 issue

    ‘Blocked’ sidewalks Tarnish Our Jewel Thank you for the informative article in the June 23 La Jolla Light about the lack of sidewalks and pedestrian safety in many La Jolla neighborhoods. Our community would benefit greatly from measures like “road-dieting” and prioritizing infrastructure for walking...

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