Going national

Posted: May 26th, 2017 | Features, News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Karen Ronney

Siem “Sam” Woldeab picked up a tennis racket at age 7 as a fun summer activity. His family lived across the street from the Helix Charter High School tennis courts, so it was an easy choice.

After a few lessons, however, he knew tennis was his sport. Recently, the United States Tennis Association’s Player Development program confirmed that choice as Woldeab was one of eight top U.S. players named to the 2017 USA National Junior Team.

Working on a new plan

Posted: May 26th, 2017 | Features, Health, Lifestyle, Top Stories | 3 Comments

By Jeff Clemetson | Editor

Health care in America is hard. Just ask the authors of any health care bill to date — no matter the intention — there are critics from one side of the aisle or the other lined up at town hall meetings ready to tear the plan down. However, one doctor at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa believes he has some answers to the health care problem.

Dr. James Veltmeyer is a family medicine practitioner and although he was also a 2016 candidate for the 53rd congressional seat, he said his foray into the health care legislation debate is not a precursor to another run in 2018. His motivations are more personal.

Grossmont students win Congressional App Challenge

Posted: May 26th, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By Jay Steiger Three Grossmont High School students, two of whom had shown little interest in computer science prior to high school, beat out competitors from across San Diego to win the 53rd District in the 2016 Congressional App Challenge. Juniors Christina Muñoz, Angelica Ramirez, and Kyle Trusso are all students in Patrick Giovengo’s AP […]

A ‘Taste of’ foodie event under one roof

Posted: May 26th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, News | No Comments

By Joyell Nevins

Why walk from one end of La Mesa to another when you can experience all its culinary delights in one place?

On Monday, June 12, the La Mesa Community Center will be transformed into a royal food court with more than 450 attendants. The ninth annual Taste of La Mesa “Eat Your Heart Out!” brings together 23 restaurants to offer patrons a sample of what the city has to offer.

Spring Fling connects business and community

Posted: May 26th, 2017 | Business, Featured, News | No Comments

By Paulo Nulud Thursday, April 27 marked the third annual Spring Fling hosted by the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce (LMCC). Local businesses packed the La Mesa Community Center to present and share their services such as financial investments, real estate, and window blinds installation. The attendees were energetic as they participated in the many […]

Culinary pioneers

Posted: May 26th, 2017 | Features, Food & Drink, Top Stories | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. Before trendy cuisine and craft beer descended on La Mesa, a local couple was preparing to fill the void by remodeling an old 7-Eleven destined to become Craft Kitchen. It took Dena and Randy Shamoo almost three years to convert the store into a place where things like sprightly salads, tuna […]

EDCO turns 50

Posted: April 28th, 2017 | Features, News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Dave Schwab

When the Snyder family acquired the company now known as EDCO Disposal back in the ’60s, they never imagined half a century later the business would be more about recycling than trash collecting.

“I like to say that landfills are going out of business,” said John Snyder, vice president of EDCO Waste & Recycling, which is celebrating its golden anniversary this year.

Sycuan breaks ground on hotel expansion

Posted: April 28th, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By Jeff Clemetson Sports celebrities, radio personalities and business and community leaders from across San Diego County joined tribal elders and leaders of the Sycuan band of the Kumeyaay Nation on March 28 to break ground on a new hotel expansion for the Sycuan Casino. Tribal chairman Cody Martinez introduced the new expansion with a […]