Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Vulcan Ave Needs Sand Replenishment to Help Prevent Erosion


19 comments:

  1. I think it needs some riprap and vegetation!

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  2. I think it needs some riprap and vegetation!

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  3. weak asthma girlMay 01, 2007 10:45 PM

    What’s up with Jerome?

    Jerome why exactly do you want people to smoke and throw their butts on our beaches? We all know its the number one pollutant of runoff and litter on the beach. I can understand Dalager and Bonds not supporting the cause; their butts have been dragging in the sand for years. What you’re reasoning?

    Encini0tas is going to be the last City to ban Cigarette butt throwing on their beach. Has El Cajon passed an ordinance yet banning smoking in its parks?

    JP- Maybe you could interview Jerome and find out why he wants people to smoke on our beaches. That would be just great.

    below is a related article.

    SAN DIEGO – Smokers will have fewer places they can indulge in their habit at San Diego parks and beaches.

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  4. That cliff needs to erode naturally in order to replenish the road. The houses should have never been built there in the first place.

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  5. JP ... How about a photo of how The old Mayfair/City Hall handled the same slope a few hundred feet to the south? It reminds me of an old Joni Mitchell song about paving paradise and putting up a parking lot.

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  6. I don't smoke, but when I walk along the beach south to Swami's, north to Grandview, I see more STRAWS than butts. Also, I see more balloons with ribbons attached than butts.

    People should be able to smoke pipes on the beach, yes? Those don't have butts. The people I know who smoke take their butts with them, with their trash.

    I always pick up as much trash as I can on my beach walks.

    The City should not give permits to build on unstable cliffs. This is what engineers and inspectors should be for, to determine where it is safe to build.

    People, outside, on the beach, are not endangered by side-smoke. Let's stop trying to micro manage and control everyone through more and more laws, less and less personal choice. Arrest people for littering, if you must. Leave them be on the public beaches re smoking.

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  7. Great cartoon re beach smoking in the coast news this weekend.

    When did those condos get built on that cliff edge? That is a great example of the planning department letting a developer get away with something that is a time bomb for the homeowners and the city. That wall is going to look fake and ugly. It will not improve the feel of Encinitas.

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  8. I agree with personal freedoms, unfortunately the majority of smokers are ignorant lawbreaking polluters. A bunch of rotten butts spoil the pleasure of smoking on the beach for all. Just like a few irresponsible dog owners that don't pickup the poop on the beach and parks ruin it for the whole bunch.

    I like the fact that Jerome is opposed to the ban. It will give more people the reason to vote someone else into office next year.

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  9. Most people, in genereal, are inclined to be lazy and do what is easiest. Picking your battles may help win the war. There are more emergent fronts than micromanaging everyones refuse habits. Let the schools handle that. Education is the key.

    So how does that bluff sand convert over time into the hard black surface known as the road? Is that another mysto process of ersion like the tan sand of the bluffs changing color into the grey and black sand of our beaches?

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  10. who is paying for this bluff fix?

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  11. Maybe we can put a bill board on the cement. It is across from our beautiful train station. Maybe a big arrow showing the way to our new library.

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  12. Roadside Park BumMay 02, 2007 8:55 AM

    I thought the Surfrider foundation opposed reenforcement of bluffs?? -Did they file a lawsuit against the homeowners associatiion??
    -Won't this destabilize the bluff under the hotel and Tomiko??
    -Where is Mr.Cardiff and what is his opinion regarding this situation?
    -Did the owners consider how this will affect the surf??
    -What affect does riding the face of a wave have on the shape of that wave and does it cause the wave to break different on the beach VS how the wave would break on the beach without someone riding that wave??
    -What studies have be done to support the notion that riding a wave has No affect on how a wave breaks and the subsequent sand sabilization or depletion from the beach??

    Just a few questions for you to ponder this morning J.P.
    RSPB

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  13. -What affect does riding the face of a wave have on the shape of that wave and does it cause the wave to break different on the beach VS how the wave would break on the beach without someone riding that wave??
    -What studies have be done to support the notion that riding a wave has No affect on how a wave breaks and the subsequent sand sabilization or depletion from the beach??


    Dude, back away from the bong.

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  14. I think I understand the question. Riding waves does not impact the sand bottom which forms the waves.

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  15. I would say that riding a wave changes the wave only in the fact that the lip, behind the surfer, gets a little (infinitesimally little) less defined and, therefor, breaks with less definition and/or focused strength. Mushier, if you will.

    How mushy waves affect the sand on the beach, I don't know. Slower to remove the sand, I'd guess. Slower to push new sand up, though, as well.

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  16. Roadside Park BumMay 02, 2007 10:45 AM

    Eric seems to be willing to have a serious discussion about this issue.
    Thank you Eric!

    Will someone from the Surfrider foundation address this issue?? I'm sure they have an answer.

    RSPB- Asking the serious questions that are avoided elsewhere!

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  17. I guess this rules out a couple of people whom I thought could the Roadside Bum, mainly a few of the guys at Beacons, who would never ask such a sub-kook question.

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  18. A good question. Are the real culprits in beach erosion the surfers? Are the messy, trashy beaches a result of the surfers? Maybe we should ban surfing.

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  19. You people have finally jumped the shark.

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