Tarnishing Our Jewel: La Jolla Cove restrooms need attention


In a letter to La Jolla Light, S. Starr shared images of the public restrooms at La Jolla Cove stating: “This is disgusting. On my daily walks to the Cove it is embarrassing to listen to tourists complain about this filth and smell. What can be done?”

Well, plans for a new Cove restroom facility are underway. Feeling a similar sense of disgust, in January 2014, La Jollan Judy Adams Halter got to work with a committee to design a new restroom “pavilion” at the Cove. The architectural firm Safdie Rabines produced some designs and presented them during community forums for feedback, before handing them over to the city for construction.

The city has earmarked $950,000 for the Cove restroom pavilion as part of its 2016 budget. However, a timeline has not been set for when the facility will be built.

• Please send La Jolla Light your leads of Village eyesores and we will go after the perpetrators. E-mail the scenarios and attach a photo, or call us and we’ll investigate who or what is Tarnishing Our Jewel! Reach Editor Susan DeMaggio at (858) 875-5950 or e-mail and please include a related photo if possible.