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An OASIS at Grossmont Mall

Posted: January 27th, 2017 | Features, News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Sara Appel-Lennon

For 35 years, San Diego OASIS operated on Macy’s third floor in the Westfield shopping mall in Mission Valley at 1702 Camino Del Rio North.

However, because the Mission Valley Macy’s is being shuttered as part of a 68-store downsizing, OASIS Learning Center is relocating to a new home in La Mesa’s Grossmont Shopping Center at 5500 Grossmont Center.

A neighborly neighborhood revitalized

Posted: January 27th, 2017 | Features, Top Stories | No Comments

By Jay Steiger

A source of civic pride for the residents of La Mesa is the small town feel of that community. While it is true that La Mesa is modest in size and enjoys a positive reputation within San Diego County, La Mesa is not alone and has many bordering neighborhoods with similar appeal. Fletcher Hills to the north, Rolando and the College area are to the west, Lemon Grove to the south, and Mt. Helix to the east.

These are all notable, but there is another community to the east, one along a major transportation corridor and with a rich history — the gateway community of Casa de Oro.

Rowing club receives recognition

Posted: January 27th, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By Brittany Poler Women’s rowing was little known when its oldest team in the United States was established in 1892. This rowing team is called ZLAC, and was founded by three sisters and a friend who used the initials of their first names to form the acronym. The team is currently located in Pacific Beach. The […]

Couple aims to revive La Mesa’s artistic heritage

Posted: January 27th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, Top Stories | 2 Comments

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt

Things are happening in La Mesa Village. Stroll the boulevard, and you can people-watch in the renovated storefront windows, grab breakfast or a nice dinner, share a beer or a craft-caffeine fix with a friend.

And now, since Nov. 1, you can enjoy the works of local artists, have some fine-art framing done — even take a painting class while sipping wine — at Nainsook Framing + Art.