Opinion

  • Food Drive is another way to help a neighbor in San Diego

    Food Drive is another way to help a neighbor in San Diego

    EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK: "Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." — Desmond Tutu The annual Heart to Hands food drive (Nov. 8 through Dec. 18, 2018) supports the San Diego Food Bank, Feeding San Diego and UC San Diego's Triton Food...

  • Voices from Election Day morning in La Jolla

    Voices from Election Day morning in La Jolla

    The polls were busier on Tuesday than they had been in previous mid-term elections — at least according to poll workers at La Jolla’s All Hallows Catholic Church and La Jolla Christian Fellowship. Each polling place reported about 70 voters from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., which workers seemed pleased with...

  • Our Readers Write: La Jollans share their views on electronic scooters on sidewalks, short-term vacation rentals, La Jolla Christmas Parade name

    Our Readers Write: La Jollans share their views on electronic scooters on sidewalks, short-term vacation rentals, La Jolla Christmas Parade name

    Opinion / Letters to the Editor / Our Readers Write: ——— Scooter hodge-podge is assault on disabled This photograph — an especially egregious example of why many of us are anti-scooter — captures the reason. If you're in a wheelchair or otherwise physically disabled, you cannot move these things....

  • Opinion: To be clear, Independent La Jolla is viable achievement

    Opinion: To be clear, Independent La Jolla is viable achievement

    Guest Commentary / Opinion / Our Readers Write: In response to a resident's letter in the Oct. 10, 2018 La Jolla Light regarding Independent La Jolla, please allow me to correct some misunderstandings. Independent La Jolla is chartered by the San Diego Local Agency Formation Commissions (LAFCO),...

  • Update: Next Gen/Metroplex Commercial Jet Noise over La Jolla

    Update: Next Gen/Metroplex Commercial Jet Noise over La Jolla

    Guest Commentary / Opinion / Our Readers Write: Here's an update regarding the noise issues associated with the FAA 's NextGen Metroplex, the noise impact studies commissioned by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (SDCRAA) and the proposed airport expansion. Oct. 25 CAC/TAC Meeting...

  • La Jolla High School principal responds to questions about stadium/track access

    La Jolla High School principal responds to questions about stadium/track access

    OPINION / GUEST COMMENTARY: Thank you to the La Jolla Town Council for providing the opportunity for me and Athletic Director Paula Conway to answer questions about access to the La Jolla High School Stadium at their Oct. 12, 2017 meeting. Over the last year, I've had several meetings with community...

  • OUR READERS WRITE: Recent La Jolla Light letters to editor: Vote for a Rec Center bocce ball court!

    Please help bring bocce ball to the La Jolla Recreation Center! The La Jolla Park & Rec, Inc. board is planning a facility upgrade and (has shown) three possible renovation plans. One plan includes the addition of a bocce ball court. We need your vote to include a bocce court! Why add a bocce court?...

  • OUR READERS WRITE: Letters from Aug. 31 issue: 5-Point Plan could fix La Jolla

    OUR READERS WRITE: Letters from Aug. 31 issue: 5-Point Plan could fix La Jolla

    Can’t we do better than stained sidewalks and soiled trash cans? In 2015, we purchased a condominium on Coast Boulevard thinking La Jolla was a well-kept area with a reputation for being upscale. After spending the last two summers here, it’s been a real eye-opener to see the lack of maintenance,...

  • OUR READERS WRITE: Letters from Sept. 7 issue: What a mess!

    OUR READERS WRITE: Letters from Sept. 7 issue: What a mess!

    La Jolla Murals are an evolving public art project I’m writing about the request from a recent letter-writer to remove specific murals of the La Jolla Murals collection due to them being “disturbing.” As it turns out, with one exception that I’ve heard of, the murals are installed with the intent...

  • GUEST COMMENTARY: ‘Be fair’ regarding short-term rentals

    GUEST COMMENTARY: ‘Be fair’ regarding short-term rentals

    Balancing the needs of the residents who live here and the tourists who come to visit requires political will and leadership. After years of discussions and failed proposals, it’s time for clarity on an issue central to San Diego’s housing and tourism markets — short-term vacation rentals. Through...

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