December 19, 2008 -
Beachmen in Black
The feds have stepped in on two ongoing coastal disputes in Southern California in the last few days:
March 17, 2008 -
Lifeguard Tower Red-Tagged
Interesting that as things heat up again over the use of the Children’s Pool in La Jolla as a seal refuge, the lifeguard tower there gets red-tagged due to the city’s ongoing failure to maintain its property.
The building might be unsafe, but the people in it have too often seemed to be the only one’s in the area capable of mature and reasoned thought. Who will provide adult supervision for the children now?
December 14, 2007 -
â€œThis is the case that never endsâ€
Despite the California Supreme Court’s ruling in November ending litigation over city management of the Children’s Pool, and ordering the city to restore the beach area to the conditions set by the trust that gifted the land to the city, the parties will reportedly be back in court in January to hear arguments on whether the city can comply with a National Marine Fisheries Service request that the city take steps to protect birthing seals at the beach from January until May. Details in this Union-Trib article.
December 3, 2007 -
Final Decision: La Jolla Children’s Pool
California’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal last week, effectively ending the litigation over use of the La Jolla Children’s Pool that had various groups concerned about the seals living there arguing that the original deed gifting the property was ineffective at limiting that use as a protected children’s swimming area.
San Diego City Council President was interviewed about the future of the beach here.
San Diego Union-Tribune article on the issue is here.
September 30, 2007 -
Children’s Pool Issues Getting Noticed
San Diego’s legal issues surrounding the seals at the Children’s Pool are even attracting attention in Los Angeles.
September 8, 2007 -
Appeals Court Rules On Children’s Pool
From today’s San Diego Union-Tribune:
The case is far from over, as the article notes, due to the number of various administrative permits that the city must obtain to comply with the court order confirming the validity of the trust deed that granted this stretch of beach to the city.
As summarized by the Union-Tribune:
February 22, 2007 -
No word on whether there will be similar legislation to protect tourists from harassment by the animal rights activists in residence at the cove.
July 18, 2006 -
One Open, Five To Go
San Diego’s ongoing financial problems have prevented it from selling bonds intended to raise money for the replacement of five lifeguard stations in South Mission Beach, North Pacific Beach, La Jolla Cove, Children’s Pool in La Jolla and La Jolla Shores.
The issue is discussed in an article on the lifeguard service’s new tower in Pacific Beach, opened in May 2006 after original approval by the San Diego city council in 2001, and financed by a 2002 bond issuance that was supposed to raise money for several of the needed stations. Cost overruns are blamed for the fact that only the one station was actually built with the raised funds.
Interesting SitesBeachapedia.org Beachapedia
Cal. Coastal Commission Like them or not, they are one of the biggest players around when it comes to coastal access in California.
Howling Point Your moderator’s personal site. He does have a life outside of this, as shown by the occasional gaps in posting.
Surfrider Foundation Activities and campaigns for clean water, beach access, beach preservation and protecting special places.