San Diego Police Department

TICKETED OFF: Is this illegal La Jolla Cove parking spot entrapment?

TICKETED OFF: Is this illegal La Jolla Cove parking spot entrapment?

On April 26, Cheryl Aspenleiter found her car ticketed $302.50 for blocking a wheelchair access ramp near La Jolla Children’s Pool, and the irony is not lost on her. Aspenleiter serves as chairwoman of R.A.M.P. (Restore Access to Many People), a grassroots group that advocates for wheelchair ramp access to Children’s Pool.

“The whole thing is just weird,” Aspenleiter said. “I guess nothing in life is an accident.”

Aspenleiter, a retired teacher and Oceanside property manager who uses the Children’s Pool to soothe injuries from a car accident, claims that the location where she was ticketed (900 Coast Blvd.) looks deceptively like a legal parking spot. It is lined by a...

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