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Hearing from our veterans

Posted: July 28th, 2017 | Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch Too often the articles we read — in general, but about politics specifically — can be considered entirely negative in nature. In this column I have often highlighted the negative actions/positions/ statements of San Diego’s members of Congress — usually our Republican members of Congress, but occasionally our Democratic members […]

Special education teacher honored

Posted: July 28th, 2017 | Featured, News | 1 Comment

By Nathaniel Malicdem Business leader, teacher, scholar, pioneer, administrator, and mother of three daughters: these are just a few words that can be used to describe Evelyn Wills’ lifetime of achievements and remarkable success.

City’s draft climate plan is released

Posted: July 28th, 2017 | Features, News, Top Stories | 1 Comment

By Jeff Clemetson | Editor

La Mesa got one step closer to its goal of passing its Climate Action Plan (CAP) with the release of a draft copy this month.

The new draft of the CAP coincides with state goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and to 40 percent below that by 2035. A previous draft only included the necessary reductions for 2020 goals and was criticized for not being a serious document — a complaint that the city wanted to rectify.

Ford ASSET grads navigating new roads 

Posted: July 28th, 2017 | College, Featured, News | No Comments

By Della Elliott Last week’s commencement of the first Ford ASSET graduates at Cuyamaca College since 2013 was a double cause for celebration. The 16 students were the first to graduate since the program was brought back from a two-year hiatus and a new class is set to begin in the fall with online innovations […]

Achieving success and giving back

Posted: July 28th, 2017 | Features, Lifestyle, Sports, Top Stories | No Comments

By Karen Ronney

Lauren Haneke-Hopp believes in dreaming big, achieving her goals, and then paying it forward. The adaptive athlete is on her way to the pinnacle of wheelchair tennis success and recently took time to inspire younger players to do the same. In addition to her busy schedule, she volunteers to coach younger wheelchair athletes to pave the road to tennis success.    

Hanake-Hopps, a La Mesa resident who is now a sophomore at the University of Alabama, picked up a tennis racket in the seventh grade. Her dreams were to make the girls’ varsity team at Patrick Henry High and one day play in the 2020 Paralympics. She didn’t know how it would happen, just that she wanted it to become her future reality.

La Mesa News Briefs – July 28, 2017

Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Dinner and Regatta Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Dinner and Regatta will be held on Friday, Aug. 25 and Saturday, Aug. 26 by Sharp HospiceCare, the Coronado Yacht Club and Cortez Racing Association to benefit the Sharp HospiceCare’s Homes for Hospice program. On Friday, there will be a pre-race event at Hotel del Coronado […]

A spin with a twist

Posted: June 23rd, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Features, News, Top Stories | 1 Comment

By Joyell Nevins

La Mesa Village has a new storefront — they don’t sell food, and they don’t sell cute gift items, but they do sell epic music and movie memorabilia.

“This is the perfect spot for this place,” said Cynthia Tecson, customer at the new Re-Animated Records. “La Mesa needed something cool.”

Oasis Learning Center celebrates grand opening

Posted: June 23rd, 2017 | Features, News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Sara Appel-Lennon

For the last 35 years, San Diego Oasis has served over 6,000 members in a space on the third floor of Macy’s in Mission Valley. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oasis offered classes there to the 55-plus population at a nominal cost.

However, with the impending closing of the Mission Valley Macy’s store (one of 67 store closures nationwide), Oasis staff was forced to search for a new location — preferably, one with ample parking, 24-hour security and easy access by bus and trolley.

Anderson recognizes Oasis at grand opening

Posted: June 23rd, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By Lauren Smith San Diego Oasis, a local branch of the nonprofit organization Oasis, which promotes successful aging in adults over 50, had its ribbon-cutting ceremony in La Mesa on Wednesday, June 7. The organization is excited about its move to the Grossmont Shopping Center in hopes of being able to reach more senior community […]