Here are some readers’ recent thoughts on the issues:

Alex King:

I listened to the KPBS Midday program where they were talking about the stench in La Jolla regarding the bird droppings and seals. I have an idea on how you can get rid of it legally and painlessly.

I think the guano makes a great fertilizer. Give it away two or three scoops at a time to anyone who shows up with a sturdy bag. Have a “guano giveaway” day or weekend and keep having them until nature takes care of it.

This can create jobs for a few people in assisting the public in getting a bag full of what I think might make prime fertilizer. That’s one of my favorite places on earth, the La Jolla Cove. It needs to be clean. I’m surprised the city has let it go for so long.

Rosalie Schwartz:

The recent article by Aaron Burgin in U-T San Diego deserves editorial comment which the newspaper won’t provide. In the article, Tri-City representatives try to deal with drop in profit due to reduced hospital patient count, fewer open-heart surgeries. Management wants to reverse the trend, increase patient numbers. Instead, we should welcome the trend and ask whether our national campaigns to curb obesity, promote exercise, monitor intake of fats and sugar, etc., are having a positive effect. If so, health care professionals should applaud, not lament. Tri-City is an example of what drives health care costs upward.

Ron Moody:

San Diego’s downtown is maturing. I’m 55 so naturally maturity consumes all my thoughts, not; but the redevelopment of old San Diego into the new Gaslamp district has spurred a trend in architecture evident in buildings like that will propel our downtown forward and secure its place as a magnet for tourists and day-trippers alike. Case in point is the Beaumont building on the 400 block of West Cedar Street. Local investors taking on risk by opting for quality over quantity are adding to an already vibrant area with buildings that add space rather than taking it while making the entire downtown a synergy of contrast, culture, and creativity. Embellishing the past with an eye for the future has never looked so good.

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Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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