Letter to the Editor:
Even though I’ve been a Sierra Club member for over 30 years, I am adamantly OPPOSED to those miserable seals, which have taken over the Children’s Pool.
What would Mrs. Ellen Scripps say? She had the jetty built specifically to provide a safe place for young children to swim and play. My parents took me and my two sisters to the Children’s Pool in the 40’s and 50’s. How wonderful it was. Mrs. Scripps did NOT have the jetty built to provide a place for seals to breed, foul the water, and prevent children and adults from enjoying the beautiful cove, which she created.
Where else is there a safe and secure place for tiny children to enjoy the water in safe, peaceful, beautiful surroundings? La Jolla Shores? Boomer Beach? I don't think so. This is the last bastion. We must take a stand to safeguard the integrity of the Children’s Pool (which the seal lovers call “Casa Beach”, pretending that the “Children” portion of the name is irrelevant.)
The seals are a noisy nuisance. More importantly, they are also a great snack for sharks which at some point are going to gobble up either a seal or a swimmer brave enough to enter the polluted water.
Very earnestly yours,