PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID SAN DIEGO, CA PERMIT NO. 1980
Vol. 103, Issue 3 • January 15, 2015
ENLIGHTENING LA JOLLA SINCE 1913
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ResidentIal Customer La Jolla, CA 92037 ECRWSS
New Goal: Fall 2015
Materials, wildlife delay Children’s Pool lifeguard tower Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday held the third Monday of January
By aShLey maCkin Issues with materials, design flaws and “unpredictable” wildlife are reasons the Children’s Pool lifeguard tower was not completed
on schedule, said Monica Muñoz, senior public information officer for San Diego Public Works. With little construction done since May 2014, the tower sits in a partially-built
state, which is how it will remain until June, after seal pupping season. Demolished in July 2013, work on the new tower was put on pause for the seal pupping seasons
— Dec. 15, 2013 to May 15, 2014 and again Dec. 15, 2014 to May 15, 2015. The original hope was to have
See Lifeguard tower, a3
n Crime News, A4 n News Nuggets, A14 n Calendar, A18 n Business, A22 n Frontline Cancer, A24 n Opinion, A26 n Cove Stench Calendar, A26 n Obituaries, A27
repeated delays limited the amount of work completed on the Children’s Pool lifeguard tower before the harbor seal pupping season.
n Poll of the Week, A29 n Sports, A30 n 10 Questions, B1 n Let Inga Tell You, B3 n Social Life, B12 n Kitchen Shrink, B13 n Best Bets, B14 n Faith Directory, B18 n Classifieds, B19 n Real Estate, B22
State of La Jolla: Citizens key to progress
n Community leaders tell fellow residents their voices are needed to make things better
An Edition of 565 Pearl St., Suite 300 La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 459-4201 lajollalight.com
La Jolla town Council president Steve haskins welcomes attendees to the ‘State of La Jolla’ forum at the rec Center. Photos by susan DeMaggio
By Pat Sherman About 50 community members attending the La Jolla Town Council’s (LJTC) inaugural “State of La Jolla” event gained insight into the work of key planning and advisory groups during the Jan. 8 forum at La Jolla Rec Center.
The event — which offered updates on La Jolla-based groups advising the city on land-use, commerce and governmental issues — was the first this year in a planned series of four LJTC forums. The next events will highlight La Jolla’s arts and culture scene, charitable organizations (such as Rotary and Kiwanis), and churches and spiritual institutions, explained LJTC president Steve Haskins.
See State of La JoLLa, a8
Representation You Can Trust.