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Letters to the editor: Village Merchants Association mask distribution was in poor taste As a former president of the La Jolla Village Merchants Association, a District 1 voter, business owner and resident of La Jolla, I found it extremely disturbing that LJVMA took advantage of the [June 12] Black Lives Matter protest as an opportunity to distribute face masks in a distasteful attempt to promote The Village and its merchants instead of actually standing behind and truly supporting the movement to end systemic racism in our country, state and city.

The La Jolla Light asked readers for their thoughts on race relations and issues such as police brutality in light of the nationwide demonstrations following the death of George Floyd during an arrest by Minneapolis police May 25.

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This isn’t the time for UCSD to spend money on buildings After reading the May 7 article in the Light titled “Pandemic costs UCSD $150 million; university plans to return to mostly in-person courses for fall,” I sent this letter to Chancellor Khosla: Dear sir, Thank you for the update on these extremely important issues for UCSD and our community.

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