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Happy Holidays!

Posted: November 23rd, 2017 | Featured, Features | No Comments

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Spiritual shop hosts events on ghost hunting and more

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

By Jeff Clementson | Editor

Spirits, specters, ghosts — everyone loves sharing their favorite stories about them around the campfire. But what if they are more than mere stories in your life? What can you do to protect yourself? What kind of evidence of their existence might be out there?

These are the questions a unique, new program called “Paranormal Investigations” at Myztic Isle, a spiritual shop in the La Mesa Springs shopping center, seeks to answer.

Briercrest breaks ground

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

By Jeff Clemetson

On Sept. 26, a long-time goal of the city to develop the property at 9000 Murray Drive came to fruition at a groundbreaking ceremony for Briercrest of La Mesa — a senior living center that will be built there.

“Over the last two years we’ve been working with the city to establish a public-private partnership to get this project underway and we’re extremely excited about getting shovels in the ground and starting to make some progress here,” said Andy Plant, president of Westmont Living.

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.”

Face of the homeless

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

By Lucia Viti

Tony Rodriguez is an intelligent and articulate man. The San Diego native is described as humble, kind, compassionate, loyal and creative. Sporting an associate’s degree in graphic arts from Mesa College, Tony draws, paints and assembles sculptures made from discarded items. Tenacious and handy with tools, he can even fix a bicycle “in a heartbeat.”

Medical marijuana regulations finalized

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

By Jeff Clemetson | Editor

When La Mesa voters passed Measure U in November 2016 — allowing for permitted medical marijuana dispensaries, personal possession of medical marijuana and personal cultivation of medical marijuana — the City Council was left with addressing regulatory holes that were not explicitly covered in the measure, and left by state laws to be decided by local jurisdictions. On Sept. 26, the City Council filled in those regulatory gaps when it voted to approve new municipal codes governing marijuana in La Mesa.

Hilltop housing development in the works

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

By Jeff Clemetson | Editor

An empty lot on a hill in La Mesa will soon become an exclusive, gated community of 30 homes on a private street, developed by The Phair Co.

Named the La Mesa Summit Estates, the houses will be built on a 10-acre parcel located at the top of Eastridge Drive, south of the intersection of Monte Drive.

Filling a need

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

By Jeff Clemetson | Editor

David Leisch wants people who suffer from addiction to know that there is hope at a new treatment center in La Mesa.

“If someone bottled up a magic potion to restore hope, then we wouldn’t be needed here,” he said. “But in fact, one of the driving factors of why we are here is because many people think that their hope is found in a bottle. We’re here to educate and train the brain to think otherwise.”