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Gates are installed at La Jolla Cove

Cove gates that were approved by the California Coastal Commission for La Jolla Cove in December 2017 were installed Jan. 26, La Jolla Light has learned. The gates are to prevent sea lions from climbing up the stairs and onto viewing decks, and thereby interfere with lifeguards and their duties.

The gates are locked in the open position, but can be closed.

A Coastal Commission memo on the gates states: “The City of San Diego’s proposed gates are in response to numerous incursions by resident California sea lions in La Jolla Cove into the public viewing deck and area around the lifeguard station overlooking the popular...