Keep a tear from falling

By Joe Dicks

President, La Jolla Shores Association

La Jollans call it “The Teardrop,” that portion of the median just east of “The Throat” as you descend into La Jolla on La Jolla Parkway. You know it well if you travel that roadway on a regular basis.

It sits there, sad. The weeds poke through the feeble attempts to keep them back with bleached and torn tar paper, and the trash accumulates, especially during the summer. This gateway to our community sits in ugly contrast to the other beautifully landscaped islands and medians that make up the remainder of the Throat.

Excuses abound for the lack of attention that this median has received, despite its prominent position in welcoming our residents and visitors and bidding them farewell upon their departure. The median lacks a water source; the budget is in crisis; and worst of all, our community seems to lack interest in getting this highly visible problem fixed.

If you care about the Teardrop, let your interest be heard. Contact Erin Demorest in Councilwoman Sherri Lightner’s office at or Joe LaCava of the La Jolla Community Planning Association at info@LaJolla

Make a noise for this neglected casualty of the Throat renovation. Don’t let the Teardrop fall.