La Mesan turns 104 years young

Posted: October 27th, 2017 | Community, Featured, News, Senator Anderson update | No Comments

By Justin Virzi

Frances “Fran” Faith, a resident at an independent living facility in La Mesa called Grossmont Gardens, turned 104 on Monday, Sept. 18. Laurie Aylward, the healthy lifestyles director of Grossmont Gardens, wanted to create a special event for her long-time friend and organized a birthday celebration to honor “one of the most genuine and positive people you could ever meet.”

Local group recognizes beautiful landscaping

Posted: October 27th, 2017 | Community, News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Margie M. Palmer

La Mesa Beautiful may have been founded more than 40 years ago, but organization secretary and board member Linda Johnson admits that many La Mesans continue to be unfamiliar with who they are and what they do.

“We’re a small but mighty group of volunteers,” Johnson said. “Our primary goal is to make and keep La Mesa beautiful, and our main activities involve recognizing and rewarding landscapes that exemplify how to beautify La Mesa.”