In the beginning, there was light. And Talmadge neighborhood residents said it was really annoying.
The neighbors formed a group and called it Taxpayers for Accountable School Bond Spending. Their goal: Scrap the stadium lights at nearby Hoover High School, maintain the neighborhood.
The San Diego Unified School District had used money it borrowed through Proposition S to pay for the lights. The district intended for the lights to improve school facilities and give the school’s athletic teams a chance to host night games.
But neighbors were afraid the district would rent the fields out to whoever would pay, and that the night games would become a regular event. The lights would increase night traffic, they argued, create noise, light pollution, pandemonium.