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Kudos for car show

Congratulations to the La Jolla Historical Society’s popular and successful Classic Motor Cars fundraiser — the results of its many dedicated community volunteers.

As a 35-year resident of the Jewel I would be remiss if I did not mention Eisenhower’s vision of international friendship and cooperation based on the nonprofit and volunteer concept of the Sister Cities program made possible between San Diego and Alcalá de Henares, Spain. Regarding La Jolla, the cultural links between the universities at UCSD and the one in Alcalá are many. (A padre named Diego helped poor students there.)

The Village also boasts a wealth of cultural links, and last but not least, the many bell towers and graceful gardens embellished by replicas of the Spanish structures of Alcalá, birthplace of Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote. I remember proudly being sent as a goodwill ambassador to Alcalá by Pete Wilson in May 1983 to head a 40-person delegation of San Diegans.

Alfonso de Bourbon

La Jolla