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Prophetic Post about the Seals

May 25, 2009 | By | Reply More

I wasn’t serious when I suggested in my earlier post that the Children’s Pool had gone to the dogs, but now that’s exactly what’s happening.

In a move that’s bizarre – even for the City of San Diego – officials have decided that the way to clear the Children’s Pool of its harbor seal colony is to broadcast the sound of barking dogs from 6am until dark every day – possibly for years.

The estimated cost is $688,934 per year. This includes the public address system, but not the cost of paying the police department to control traffic flow around the area and keep the pro-seal and anti-seal people from resorting to fisticuffs.

I kid you not.

I’d love to hear what you think about the seal situation. When you visit La Jolla will you go to see them? Please post your comments.

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I live in La Jolla and I'm a travel writer, so in addition to enjoying my home town's great weather, beautiful surroundings, and range of cultural and recreational options, I also see La Jolla - and the rest of San Diego - as a travel destination. And what I see sometimes drives me batty. People vacation in La Jolla, but don't take advantage of everything our community offers, so I decided to start this blog and provide insider advice for out-of-towners. Hey. I figure if I can write insider tips about exotic destinations on Authentic Luxury Travel, I ought to be able to lead readers off the beaten path that starts just outside my front door. In the process, I'm having fun revisiting my favorite places and discovering some new ones. Travel writers are naturally snoopy, and this blog is my excuse to have a good ol' sticky beak around my home town. I hope you find it helpful. If you are coming to La Jolla or another area of San Diego and would like my help in planning your trip, please read "Need Help Planning Your Trip" and then email me at ehansen298@aol.com. Elizabeth Hansen

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