A home for the holidays

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Community, Features, News, Top Stories | No Comments

By Joyell Nevins

La Mesa welcomes its neighbors and offers a source of hope in the newly christened Horizon House. The home for young adult women is a joint effort between the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church Foster Youth Ministry and Just in Time (JIT), a nonprofit committed to helping transition-age foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and well-being.

Highway stories

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Books, Featured, Features, Profile | No Comments

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”

Holiday happenings in the Village

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Community, Features, Top Stories | No Comments

By Jeff Clemetson | Editor

Following last year’s success of the La Mesa Village Association’s inaugural Holiday in the Village, this year’s event looks to bring twice the fun.

“Last year was our first year as a new association in taking on the responsibility of it and so we went with a one-day event,” La Mesa Village Association (LMVA) event director Katie Halvin said. “It was quite successful, so this year [the board] decided to go to two days.”

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.”