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There is much to report in the first month of the La Jolla Maintenance Assessment District (MAD), beginning with the ceremonial commencement of operations on Oct. 1. MAD has three contract vendors working in The Village. Their work includes landscape maintenance services, litter control/trash collection, and power washing sidewalks and trash receptacles.
This update covers two things: 1) the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s (SDCRAA) “Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report” (DEIR) addressing the proposed $3 billion Airport Development Project (ADP) and its impact on commercial jet noise and 2) a new DEIR for three additional 1 million gallon fuel tanks.
Last weekend in The Village, I noticed a crow hop across newly laid sod, lift a corner with his beak then check underneath for worms. After a nice long look, the crow dropped the heavy sod back into place. He was unsuccessful. But it was remarkably good thinking. His unorthodox hunt for food caused me to pause. I remembered back to another memorable moment involving crows. Scientists have long recognized the intelligence of crows. Crows and ravens have been seen using tools. But would they assist a human in distress? You be the judge ...
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Opinion / Guest Commentary / Our Readers Write: This year seems to have more gulls than the last.
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