From patch of dirt to playground

Posted: October 27th, 2017 | Education, Featured, News | No Comments

By Jay Steiger

Over three days during a hot and humid weekend in August, over 70 parents, staff, and community volunteers labored together to build a new playground at Murray Manor Elementary.

The project was funded through a collaborative effort between KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit organization, the Murray Manor PTA (Parent Teacher Association), and the La Mesa-Spring Valley (LM-SV) School District, and took months of applications, fundraising, and construction planning. On Sept. 22, a ribbon-cutting event was held for the opening of a new playground at Murray Manor Elementary, celebrating its completion.

Books that transport you

By Heather Pisani-Kristl | La Mesa Reads

I often joke that the library performs miracles, evidenced by the constant supply of forgotten canes and walking sticks in our lost-and-found department.

The library doesn’t actually make readers stride unaided into the next chapter of their lives, but we do provide such funny and absorbing books that customers often forget the troubles they arrived with. Below are some titles that will transport you to another time, place, and life.