By FrankSabatini Jr.
As the Sunday dinner hour hit, streams of customers began arriving to Lemon Grove’s new Giardino Neighborhood Cucina to experience Italian cuisine crafted by a young, ambitious chef whose mother taught him to cook at age 13 in his native Sicily.
In little time the place was full. Read More
By Connie and Lynn Baer
The first semester of Grossmont High School’s 97th year ended on Dec. 22, 2017. Throughout the semester, the campus was filled with the excitement of student achievement. Read More
By Jennifer Osborn
During this season of celebration, there is much to celebrate at Helix. Students and staff are celebrating the end of a successful term heading in to winter break, and will return in January to new classes and the start of a new term. The month of December was busy and exciting on the campus. Read More
By Crystal Sung
Constituents and elected officials alike filed into the Toyota of El Cajon building on Dec. 12 for state Sen. Joel Anderson’s final Holiday Legislative Open House.
With thousands of attendees from all over Senate District 38 (La Mesa, Lemon Grove, El Cajon, Santee, Poway, Escondido, San Marcos, Lakeside, Valley Center, Rancho Santa Fe, Julian, Ramona, Rancho San Diego, Bonsall, Borrego Springs and Fallbrook), the Toyota of El Cajon showroom was packed with lively conversation. Read More
By Judy McCarty
To start the new year on an energetic note, Tony Krvaric, the volunteer chairman of San Diego County’s Republican Party, will share with us the plans and activities for the coming year at our Jan. 9 meeting. Kat Culkin, our new club president, will preside. Also stopping by to introduce himself will be Mark Mueuser, Republican candidate for Secretary of State. Read More
By Yahairah Aristy and Jeff Benesch
La Mesa Foothills Democratic Club will start the 2018 election year with a stellar roundtable featuring some of San Diego’s best known pundits and politicians. Read More
By Julie White
Absolutely delicious dessert to serve for any special occasion. I made it for a group of my friends and I hardly needed to wash the plates, they were so clean. Read More
By Genevieve Suzuki
In fall, my daughter prepared for her first confession at St. Martin of Tours Church on El Cajon Boulevard. Part of the process was I, as a parent, had to attend a few sessions with one of the coolest nuns around. Read More
By Dianne Jacob
Pathway to help: My colleagues on the board of supervisors recently joined me in taking a big step to help dementia-stricken seniors in crisis. Read More
By Jeff Clemetson | Editor
On Nov. 13, city staff presented the latest revision to La Mesa’s climate action plan (CAP) to a joint meeting of the Environmental Sustainability Commission and the Climate Action Plan Council Subcommittee. The CAP presentation outlined how to reach the city’s targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions required by state law. Read More
Author writes about Jewish people and their history, along Interstate 8
By Sara Appel-Lennon
San Carlos resident Don Harrison believes there are Jewish stories everywhere.
To prove his point, Harrison recently wrote a book that recounts 70 Jewish stories culled from all 35 exits along Interstate 8 between Mission Bay and the Imperial County line, titled “77 Miles of Jewish Stories: History, Anecdotes, and Tales of Travel Along I-8” Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
It’s been a while since a meal made me jump into the air with such excitement, especially from a restaurant that isn’t awash in hipster hype or flaunting some multi-million-dollar theme. Read More
1010 University Ave. Suite C211, San Diego 92103
AR Workshop is a boutique DIY (do-it-yourself) studio that offers hands-on classes for creating custom and charming home decor from raw materials. Read More
The times they are a-changin’
The La Mesa City Council thinks that not getting caught in a lie is the same as telling the truth. To be fair, they don’t think that their paltering (lying by telling some version of the truth) is even dishonest. It is seen as “telling the people what they want to hear.” Read More
By SDCNN Staff
Pierce Newsome, a junior at Helix High School in La Mesa, is the recipient of a $1,000 college scholarship from Do Something and Motiv San Diego. Newsome received the award at the Motiv8 Teen Service Summit held at University of San Diego in October. Read More
By Mitch Totten
The third annual Jackie Blue’s Rescue Angels’ Carnival 4 Canines was another great success, hosted at Harry Griffen Park in La Mesa on Saturday, Oct. 21. Read More
By Jake Sexton
For the past few months, it seems like I couldn’t go anywhere without seeing ads, costumes or clever references for the popular Netflix TV show “Stranger Things.”
For those who haven’t seen it, the series is a nostalgia-heavy story of adventure, sci-fi monsters, and coming of age in a small town. Set in the 1980s, a group of pre-teen boys are spurred to action when their friend goes missing and the local police seem unable to help. Read More
By Genevieve Suzuki
Growing up in the ‘80s and ‘90s, there was one thing I could always count on: the mall.
When I was bored, I’d go to the mall and peruse shelves of music, books and gadgets. I could window shop and dream about becoming an attorney dressed in Escada. (At least half of that is correct; I’m an attorney in whatever was on sale at Macy’s.) Read More
By Paul Downey
The air is chilly. You’re humming holiday songs. You’re calculating how much vacation time you’ve accrued. The holiday season has arrived!
Amid the festivities, it’s time to decide on end-of-year donations. But in today’s segmented world, with countless charities for every cause, how do you pick the right one? Read More
By Julie White | What’s Cooking with Julie
The simple part of these cinnamon rolls is due in part because you use ready-made dough. You can find it in the frozen bread section of grocery stores. Read More
By Jennifer Osborn
The Helix Super Scotties are at it again with Super Scotties Sports. This inclusive sports program encourages students with severe disabilities (Super Scotties) to participate in extracurricular sports activities with their general education peers. Read More
By Connie and Lynn Baer
The earliest evidence of a Military Science program at Grossmont High School is a small photograph in the 1948 yearbook “El Recuerdo.” The 1950 yearbook was the first to feature what we now know as the Military Science program — at the time called the California Cadet Corps.
According to the yearbook, “The California Cadet Corps gives high school boys courses in military training and tactics. In addition to their training at school and camps, these uniformed Foothillers regulated traffic and guarded at football and basketball games and at school dances.” Read More