I am a 30-year resident of La Jolla and I have been going up and down La Jolla Shores Drive to the hospital and the golf course at least weekly for most of those years.
One of the great viewpoints in this area is the one when you make the turn coming down La Jolla Shores Drive just south of La Jolla Lane. There you see a straight-shot view of the Scripps Pier, La Jolla Shores Beach and La Jolla Cove.
I’ve followed the construction of various Scripps Institution of Oceanography buildings, including the one downhill where they were going to put the awful vent stacks on top to block the view. The community rose up and the stacks were reduced in size.
Recently, I’ve seen the rebar of the building coming up just down from the curve and it is clearly reaching up to block that entire irreplaceable view.
How outrageous of the director of SIO and the staff to so egregiously destroy a precious site. It is so selfish of a group of people who are given a special site and, in some cases, preferential housing to blight the coastline.
It looks as though it’s too late to stop the construction, but SIO should be faulted forever for its lack of community citizenship.
– John Beaver, La Jolla