Update on Dog Beach Sewer Spill
by Dave Gilbert / July 1, 2009
As of 9 this morning the danger signs are still up at Dog Beach where the S.D. river meets the ocean or “where the debris hits the sea” on down South to “the rump”, but the difference is that today nobody (dogs or people ) were in the water,.
I ran into a good pal of mine down there named Bobby who’s a pretty hard core surfer and he told me that when the spill happened on Sunday, there were no warning signs and that he basically was surfing around the “pile-ons”. We figured that with all of the cutbacks that it must be volunteers that are now checking our waters for purity. I’m sure glad ha we spent all that money a few years back on a special election to get Gray Davis out and have the Governator get in there and fix Cal-ee-forn-yah.
Bobby told me that “the stink was really bad down on Friars Rd. where the I-5 and the trolley tracks cross over the river”. Makes sense since the river is low that the flow must be slow.
We also discussed how easy it was to get a Staph infection and how the Dog Beach in Del Mar is also where a river empties into the Pacific Ocean. He said that they call that “Shit Beach” because of the horses from the Race Track.
As I headed back home I saw a surfer going towards the beach so I asked him if he was going to brave the sewage. He said, “no” and that “he was heading south” towards the pier because “he didn’t want to get a Staph infection”.
I’m not sure how long the signs will be up as there were no lifeguards on duty at the time to discuss the matter with.
Taggers Are Hitting Murals on Utility Boxes
by Jon Carr / July 1, 2009
We’re seeing more and more murals and electric boxes with actual “art” being hit by taggers. Apparently there’s supposed to be some sort of street code that says you don’t tag someone’s already established artwork. These taggers don’t seem to care about that and are happy to ruin something beautiful that someone spent alot of time and energy on.
Does anyone know a way to contact the artists who have painted some of these murals or boxes to let them know and see if they can touch up their artwork? Specifically the laundry mat on Point Loma Ave. Also some of the electric boxes along Newport near the US Bank ATM.
Any help would be appreciated. If the murals continue to be tagged and start to look junky, the owners of the properties will be required to paint over the nice murals. We would rather have palm trees, whales and sunsets than battleship grey.
Editor: We’ve also heard reports of graffiti on the mural at the Wash and Dry on Abbott Street. Anyone have ideas on how to deal with that?