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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.

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.

Local inventor leaves sand at the beach

Posted: December 23rd, 2016 | Featured, Features | No Comments

By Joyell Nevins La Mesa resident Marla Deck loves the beach. She is a Southern California girl through and through — but the sand that stays on her car and on her kids she could do without. She could also do without the harsh carcinogens found in many body products.

‘The Real’ meaning of Christmas

Posted: December 23rd, 2016 | Featured, Features | No Comments

Daytime talk show surprises La Mesa family with gifts By David Dixon A recent episode of the talk show, “The Real,” featured a local La Mesa family. For readers who aren’t familiar with BET’s Daytime Emmy Award-nominated series, the program stars four female hosts.