La Jolla Shores

La Jolla Shores board angered by trash pile-up and City response

La Jolla Shores board angered by trash pile-up and City response

Members of the La Jolla Shores Association (LJSA) are incensed over the City’s approach to summer trash pickup in their tourist-laden beach community, following reports of overflowing refuse bins and garbage piling up on the street. The City is blaming the situation on local businesses for not providing private trash cans.

An e-mail chain between Shores board members and the City about the problem started in mid-July, and the discussion carried into the board’s Aug. 8 meeting on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus.

“We recently had a lovely birthday dinner with another couple at Osteria Romantica in The Shores and walked home past trash can after trash can (that was...

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