Posts Tagged ‘La Jolla’

THE GEEZER BANDIT STRIKES AGAIN!

san-diego-geezer-bandit This man is crazy! I don’t know how this dude has gotten away with this so many times. I guess it’s because he’s old and people just assume that he’s not capable of doing anything this terrible. I hope they catch the bastard.

Via Mercury News:

FBI officials are chalking up another San Diego-area bank job to the gray-haired robbery suspect they’ve nicknamed the "Geezer Bandit."

The bureau says the man, who wears prescription glasses and appears to be in his 70s, pulled off his 10th heist since August Monday at a US Bank branch in Poway. He’s accused us handing a teller a demand note while threatening her with a revolver, then fleeing with an undisclosed sum of cash.

The suspect is believed responsible for holding up banks in La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Vista and other San Diego-area locations.

Law enforcement officials are asking for the public’s help to identify him. Authorities also are offering $16,000 in rewards for information that leads to his arrest and conviction.

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Permanent Barrier for Seals Considered by City Council

harbor seal This sounds like a good idea to me. What kind of people taunt baby seals? Buncha jerks!

Via Mercury News:

The San Diego City Council must decide if a part-time barrier separating people from harbor seals at Children’s Pool in La Jolla should be maintained year-round.

Council members will consider the proposal Monday night in La Jolla. The proposal, which includes hiring a full-time park ranger for the cove, has been endorsed by a council committee and would require California Coastal Commission permits if approved.

The barrier is in place during pupping season from Dec. 15 to May 15. When the rope was removed over the weekend, some people were seen taunting the seals.

It is the latest in a decades-long struggle over use of the beach. The cove, created by a seawall in 1931 and donated to the state, was used as a children’s pool until the seals moved in during the 1990s.

Elderly Man Robs Fourth San Diego Bank!

Old Man Robs San Diego Bank

I'm old and angry!

Jesus! Look at that man! He’s old and angry! And he’s a robber! Four times! Yikes!

Via LA Times Blog:

A bank robber thought to be in his 70s has struck for a fourth time in San Diego County, law enforcement officials said.

Dressed in black hat and sunglasses, the robber presented a threatening note to a teller at the Bank of America branch in Rancho Santa Fe on Monday. He escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.

The same robber is suspected of hitting banks Aug. 28 in Santee, Sept. 12 in La Jolla, and Oct. 9 in the Carmel Valley neighborhood of San Diego.

As in previous cases, the robber claimed to have a gun but none was seen, officials said.

Marine Protection Plan Will Harm Local Jobs

Let there be fish!

Let there be fish!

Not sure if I like this or not. On one hand, I’m a bleeding-heart, environmentalist liberal… and on the other, I like supporting local businesses. I don’t really have a say in it though, soo… yeah. Check this out. Let me know what you think:

Via SignOnSanDiego:

Local fishermen and boat captains are on the hook to lose much of their financial catch because of a program to help protect more marine life along the coast.

No matter which of the three proposals state wildlife officials select, San Diego’s passenger fishing fleet and commercial fishermen will suffer disproportionately. Closures of near-shore angling areas could slash profits for passenger boats in the city by up to 40 percent — roughly twice the Southern California average, according to a state-sponsored report.

Commercial fishermen in Oceanside, the county’s other main harbor town, could see profits plunge by more than 28 percent. That’s worse than the drop for San Diego and any other Southern California city listed in the report, which was prepared by the nonprofit environmental analysis group Ecotrust.

The large local toll is because many of the most ecologically important zones along the county’s coastline are heavily used by anglers. The main proposed closures are off Del Mar, Encinitas, La Jolla and Sunset Cliffs.

Advocates for marine protected areas said the projected fiscal fallout is overblown. They’re confident that fishermen will quickly find new spots and that expanded no-harvest zones will boost ocean productivity, including more fish — and revenue — for anglers.

La Jolla Cove Swim Club’s 10-mile Relay

Swimming for charity! Yay!

Swimming for charity! Yay!

I’ve always enjoyed swimming in the ocean, but I don’t think I’d enjoy doing this. Swimming for 10 miles doesn’t seem like something I’d enjoy doing. Sure, a few laps around the pool… okay. But that’s about it. Yeah… the La Jolla Cove Swim Club did raise a bunch of money for charity though… soooo… YAY!

Via La Jolla Light:

Eight teams and 11 solo swimmers – a total of more than 350 -competed in Sunday’s La Jolla Cove Swim Club’s 10-mile relay.

Most teams had five people, although some had fewer, meaning each had to swim more than two miles, according to event chairmen John Heffner and Tom Hecker.

They said early indications are that they will distribute between $12,000 and $15,000 to the American Diabetes Association, San Diego Junior Lifeguard Foundation and the La Jolla Cove Swim Club.

Winners in various categories were Solo Men – Steven Litchfield (3:22:58); Solo Women – Karen Schmidt (3:10:25); All Male Team (no wetsuits) – Blue Lips Sapphire (3:09:17); All Female Team (no wetsuits) – Coronado Masters (3:51.42).

In the age-group categories that are based on the combined ages of five team members: Minnows (91-150 years) – The “A” Team (3:22:58); Dolphins (151-200) – Eat Our Bubbles (3:28:25); Sea Bass (201-250) – Blue Lips Ruby (3:07:58) Garibaldis (251-299) – Team Cannardly (3:05:20); Poseidons (300+) – Live Bait (3:46:28).

The Eat Our Bubbles swimmers took honors as Top Fundraising Team.

Heffner and Hecker gave a special nod to all of the local businesses that supported the ninth annual event.