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Tarnishing Our Jewel: Electric scooters invade La Jolla; Diseased palm trees in the Village

I call this image ‘Scooter Invasion.’ — William Pieren ... Dockless, electric scooters are dropped off on public spaces and blocking sidewalks everyday, throughout La Jolla — and have become the topic of debate and frustration to many residents.

I call this image ‘Scooter Invasion.’ — William Pieren ... Dockless, electric scooters are dropped off on public spaces and blocking sidewalks everyday, throughout La Jolla — and have become the topic of debate and frustration to many residents.

(Photo by William Pieren)

TARNISHING OUR JEWEL:

Fellow La Jollans: Please send La Jolla Light your leads of Village eyesores that are Tarnishing Our Jewel and we will share the scenarios. Reach Editor Susan DeMaggio at (858) 875-5950 or e-mail: editor@lajollalight.com (and include a related photo, if possible).

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Reporting for duty

The photo above: I call this image “Scooter Invasion.”

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William Pieren

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These palm trees on Colima and Beaumont streets in La Jolla are wilting.

These palm trees on Colima and Beaumont streets in La Jolla are wilting.

(Photo by Tom Matkov)

Dead trees in need of burials

Unlike the quick response the City of Del Mar took in 2003 (removing five such wilted trees from Coast Highway, due to the threat of the highly contagious, ultimately fatal, fusarium wilt, as reported in The San Diego Union Tribune), there appears to be no such urgency by the City of San Diego. I have heard that the City won’t allow the owner to remove the palm on Colima and Beaumont streets, and has made no plans to make an effort to contain this insidious fungal disease.

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Instead of talking about about the natural stink in The Cove, we should be doing everything we can to protect our beautiful, iconic Canary Island Palms throughout the City and La Jolla. Perhaps a story on this would help.

— Tom Matkov

These palm trees on Colima and Beaumont streets in La Jolla are wilting.

These palm trees on Colima and Beaumont streets in La Jolla are wilting.

(Photo by Tom Matkov)


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