I hate what is happening down in the quieter, protected parts of this beautiful place. The leashless dog issues I documented here recently continue to spiral out of control thanks to the "entitled" goons who seem to relish life above the law ("In The Pipeline: Keep Spot, Fido and Marilyn safe — on a leash," Feb. 24). There's an older man I've seen a number of times, early in the morning, jogging with his dog toward Warner Avenue. It's a routine now — I start to say, "Are you aware of the law…," and he smiles and yells, "F--- you, nature lover!"
The other day, a friend told me of a breathless, terrified female jogger he met on the trail who had just been violently accosted by a group of young men who appeared to be transients down on one of the lower trails. She feared for her life. He suggested she stay off that part of the trail. But is that what it's coming to?