Our Readers Write: UCSD suicide, La Jolla Art & Wine Festival


Letters to the editor


Letters to the editor:

Sorrow for UCSD student’s suicide

The article “Lawsuit alleges that bullying and abuse by UCSD rowing coach led to student’s suicide” (Oct. 7, La Jolla Light) is absolutely heart-wrenching. I can’t imagine the pain that these parents are feeling.

I am from Westchester County [N.Y.] and know the school that this young man once attended [in Scarsdale]. I am also a retired educator and have seen bullying up close and personal, but not in my class or when I performed playground duty.

Prayers to the family.

Rene Poinsette

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Charge at beer, wine and music garden strikes a sour note

This year welcomed back the annual La Jolla Art & Wine Festival. A great experience for all!

Unless you like music but don’t drink alcohol.

For the first time, a $45 fee was required for entry to the beer, wine and music garden.

I was reminded “It is for charity” at the entry table.

Certainly charity is worthwhile, but forcing people interested in supporting the music to also purchase a minimum of five drink tickets is unfair when there is no alternative to enjoy the wonderful musicians.

I really hope this new money grab is reconsidered for next year.

Oscar Henrriquez

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