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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.

Climate plan faces scrutiny at meeting

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Featured, News | 1 Comment

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.

Reaching goals in life, on field

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Features, Lifestyle, Sports, Top Stories | 1 Comment

By Margie M. Palmer

Emma Cashman isn’t your average seventh-grade soccer player.

Earlier this year, the home-schooled La Mesan was chosen to be one of just 11 girls, ages 11 to 15, from China, South Korea, Brazil and the United States, to be flown to Manchester, England as part of Chevrolet’s GoalKeeper program.

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.”