You had an article written by Ian Anderson posted July 3rd regarding status of the Quiet Zone [see Vol 13, issue 7]. As you know, thousands of Downtown residents are affected by this issue and deadline after deadline has been missed. We are talking years, not months. I find it impossible to discover who is in charge of this project and my requests on their website for information go unanswered. Their last public website update was Sept 5th indicating completion being imminent. Still the train horns blare all night and all day.
I don’t know whether this is gross incompetence or legitimate and unfortunate technical delays but the public is owed an update and they seem unwilling to provide it. If they have no idea when the project will be done, then they should say so. It would be much appreciated if you could look into this and report to Downtown residents such as myself through your informative newspaper.
I did find out that the project manager’s name is Scott Johnson but he will not return emails. Thanks for your consideration.
– Larry Allman, via email
Thank you for your editorial on bike-friendly city in the Sept [see Vol 13, issue 10] edition.
Here’s something the city can do to encourage safe biking: ensure there are bike advocates providing input to the Prado bridge redevelopment in Balboa park.
I ride my bike through North Park, Hillcrest and Balboa Park almost daily, and think the Prado bridge project is a great opportunity for the city to encourage, support and ensure the safety of bicyclists. The Prado bridge redo should take the needs of bicyclists into account.
I would love to see your editorial board encourage this opportunity in print.
– David Osborn, via email
We just moved into the area from Ventura County to downtown at, The Mark. We love to bike and are having a difficult time finding bike routes.
We appreciated your editorial [see Vol 13, issue 10], and would like to know how we can safely bike around the city. Are there any links to get started to bike our way around the city.
We would be more than happy to help with encouraging the city to become more bike-friendly.
– George and Linda Durr, via email
Good morning Editor,
My name is Bill Clear and I am in San Diego on vacation from Arizona for a week. The reason we came here and not other places in the U.S. is because I read the article in USA Today regarding [the recent ConVis initiative offering] free child places at Sea World, the Zoo, and Legoland.
As a father of three small children, I would be saving a lot by coming here.
The Zoo and Sea World were great, no problem at all when booking and we had a fantastic time; however, when we went to Legoland, the only way we could get the free places was if we bought a ticket to Sealife, as well. As we had just been to Sea World, we did not want to bring three small children to Sealife and also you had to do it online only.
As it was a last minute decision to go to Legoland we did not look to do it as a package with the Zoo and Sea World.
Anyway, we had to pay almost $360 for the family to go to Legoland when we expected to pay just $150, so as you can imagine we were not happy.
We belong to a very large Facebook group called “Irish in Arizona” and we will be posting our experience online on our return, i.e., do not get ripped of by Legoland.
Legoland are doing San Diego no favours by using a great idea to get people to come here to your fantastic city. They should be excluded from your promotional campaign in the future.
Thanks for coming up with this idea, regardless of our above experience with Legoland we had a fantastic time.
– Bill Clear, via email