Tarnishing the Jewel: Grimy bench and bags of trash don’t sit well with locals

Claire Anderson doesn't like the look of this "unsightly" bench on Girard Avenue.
(Claire Anderson)
The seagull may be enjoying it, but John Sexton says food and garbage left out like this is trashing Coast Boulevard South.
(John Sexton)

La Jolla is well-known for its natural beauty. But it’s also no secret that sometimes things aren’t quite so pretty.

Pictured are some recent examples of the latter.

If you see something around La Jolla that you think needs some work, send photos for our Tarnishing the Jewel feature to Or if you find something worthy of kudos, send photos of that for our sister feature, Polishing the Jewel.