May 22, 2008 -
North San Diego County cracks down
According to the Union-Tribune, Del Mar has followed San Diego and the Torrey Pines State Park in instituting a ban on alcohol at public beaches.Â
On a related note, the City of Oceanside has increased the authority of their lifeguards to issue citations for petty offenses.Â Even though the vote was unanimous, it was interesting that the North County Times article did report at least one city council member, Esther Sanchez, inquiring about the impact of extra duties on the core responsibility for water safety.
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.
November 21, 2007 -
Official Ban on Towel Changes?
After an exchange of e-mails based on a comment made to another post, I received reader Jason’s permission to post the following:
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.
January 11, 2007 -
Riprap to be removed in Del Mar
Del Mar (San Diego County), is reportedly planning to remove private erosion barriers on public beaches between 17th and 29th Streets.Â From the San Diego Union-Tribune article:
Â According to the article this does not impact properly engineered seawalls.
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.