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Hey everyone! Check out a free Buti yoga class or Aerial Class at Tranquil Earth Yoga an get your grove one while doing yoga at 10:30am 8/31/19. I'll be there, Nick!
It's at 8691 La Mesa Blvd, plenty of other classes too, classes for every level and capability, love to see you soon!…First class is always free for La Mesa residents! What a deal, each class is so relaxing and the studio is tucked in a cute, clean shopping center with free parking!!!
Hey, Just wanted to share a sweet little Yoga studio in our backyard, Tranquil Earth Yoga, beside being in the neighborhood they are offering open studio time for free on Fridays at 10am, and a couple free classes on Saturday: one high intensity Buti Yoga class (awesome way to stretch out all the kinks and get an arobic workout) and even a kids aerial yoga class (both at 10:30am). All these free classes are donation based and a large portion goes to Helix high school, to the Helix Instrumental Music and Arts program (HIMA), check the studio out if you haven't, its a real gem in our jewel that is La Mesa!
Several businesses in La Mesa and surrounding areas are offering suggestions for some unplugged shenanigans to help you get a little creative and dig into summer. American adults spend anywhere from 9 – 11 hours per day consuming media. Whatever the number, it’s clear that most of us are staring at screens a lot! The idea with “Dig into Summer”? We could all use a little break, and it’s hard to be on your phone when your hands are busy...so lets do more of that! All participating businesses are part of the Unplugged Village, all foster a sense of real-life connection and offer opportunities to take a tech break. Claudia Erickson is the San Diego Events Coordinator for the Digital Wellness Collective (www.digitalwellnesscollective.com) and founder of the Unplugged Village. Last Fall, Erickson rolled out Tech Break Tuesday at some local restaurants and found people were eager for unplugged dining nights. Expanding on the dining concept, the Unplugged Village now includes businesses offering activities that are unplugged. To sweeten the deal, Unplugged Village is partnering with Lilspace (www.getlilspace.com) to let people earn rewards for time spent off their phones. Here are just a few ideas of fun things to try around town this summer.
Like to get a little dirty? Visit Mud Lily and make your own ceramic wind chimes to capture a cool breeze in your yard or decorate a wall at home. This quaint pottery studio offers classes for the pottery wheel, handmade dinnerware, and…
Having Healthy, If Difficult, Conversations
Sunday, August 18, 11:30am-1:00pm
The Table: United Church of Christ of La Mesa
5940 Kelton Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942
619-464-1519 - www.table.com
Now more than ever, we need to talk to each other---even to those who adamantly disagree with us. But how do we have healthy, if difficult, conversations?
Join us for three short videos from the Center for Courage and Renewal (http://www.couragerenewal.org), followed by small group discussions exploring the following questions:
A light lunch will precede the event, and childcare will be provided.
All-Aboard: San Diego Railroad History Highlighted in Downtown La Mesa,
You’re invited to drop-by La Mesa Depot Museum on Tuesday July 23
The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association (PSRM), a San Diego-area historical and educational nonprofit, will host its monthly free “meet-and-greet” from 9 to 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 23, at the La Mesa Depot Museum, 4695 Nebo Dr., La Mesa. The public is invited to attend.
The free one-hour event will feature tea, coffee and dessert treats, plus information about PSRM activities from Donna Spevack, PSRM Administrator of Fund Development. PSRM is dedicated to the preservation of railroads as they existed in the Pacific Southwest and is committed to continue the history of railroading in San Diego County.
PSRM maintains the stationary, full-size train and restored depot station at the corner of Spring Street and La Mesa Boulevard in Downtown La Mesa. The La Mesa Depot Museum is La Mesa’s oldest building in its original form and is the sole surviving San Diego and Cuyamaca Railway Station in existence.
PSRM, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization, also offers vintage train rides every weekend aboard full-size, restored steam locomotives and train cars from the early 20th century at its Campo Railroad Park and Museum in Campo, Calif. With more than 120 pieces of equipment and artifacts on display, PSRM provides a unique learning experience for all ages.
PSRM is currently marking a year-long, 100-year centennial celebration of the November 1919 completion of the San Diego & Arizona Railway (SD&A). A reenactment ceremony at PSRM’s Campo…Continue
It’s that time again, time to come together with neighbors new and old to celebrate our community and work together to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.
So, in that spirit, turn on your porch lights and come on out to La Mesa’s own National Night Out celebration – in the parking lot of The Table: United Church of Christ of La Mesa.
Enjoy food, line dancing and music!
Get acquainted with your neighbors!
Learn about the work of community action groups and church outreach programs – and how you might participate in them!
Everyone is welcome to join us for this exciting neighborhood event, 6pm to 8pm, Tuesday, August 6, 2019.
You’ll find the church at 5940 Kelton Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942 (619-464-1519, tableucc.com).
Mr. Ybarra goes to Washington,
La Mesa man with ALS disease to meet with D.C. politicos
It began with unexplainable fatigue then weakness in his left arm and shoulder for Jessy Ybarra of La Mesa. “I regularly worked out with my trainer 3 days a week and it seemed like one day, my left side just couldn’t keep up with shoulder presses and pushups anymore,” said Ybarra. “Then, my left pinkie finger started curling up. Then, there was a twitch on my left triceps.”
After numerous trips to the doctor and a year of infusion treatments for what was believed to be an autoimmune disorder, the September 2017 diagnosis was confirmed: ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord for which there is no known cause, treatment or cure.
“I’m grateful that I’m progressing slower than most and I’m still able to walk and get around, but I’m not sure how much longer I will have the use of my hands or mobility on my own two feet before I need a wheelchair,” said Ybarra, 54, who works as a vice president for a local technology company. He spells his first name “Jessy” but it is pronounced as “Jesse.”
Jessy and wife Arlene have agreed to serve as legislative advocates for the local ALS Association Greater San Diego Chapter. As representatives of the local chapter, they will travel to Washington, D.C., June 9-11, for the 2019 National ALS Advocacy Conference. Activities will include visiting Capital Hill to share personal stories with members of Congress and advocate for additional funding for research and care services.
“Our comments to the…Continue
Grossmont Center hosting Health Fair Saturday
LA MESA -- The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will present “Health Fair Saturday,” one of the largest annual free health fairs in San Diego’s East County Region, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, in the promenade area near the movie theaters at the Grossmont Center mall, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa.
The free event is expected to feature information booths, including health screenings by Sharp Grossmont Hospital health professionals for stroke and blood pressure, as well as the latest information on health-related techniques and products from for-profit and non-profit organizations. Additional information will be available on senior housing, home care services and assistance, senior recreation and fitness, health insurance, nutrition, cancer care and dentistry, as well as children’s care and services, diabetes care, Alzheimer’s resources, pet health, skin care and medication resources and counseling. Also, the San Diego Blood Bank will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Event sponsors include the Grossmont Healthcare District, Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Grossmont Center. For more information, contact Diana Senica, events coordinator, at the East County Chamber at (619) 440-6161, or visit www.eastcountychamber.org.
LA MESA -- Vista La Mesa Park has gained national recognition. The newly renovated park was redesigned to maximize park usage and encourage children and families to be more active together and has been designated as a National Demonstration Site.
A ribbon cutting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28 at 4:30 pm at 3955 King Street. The park features new landscaping; a sidewalk that circles the park providing an avenue for children and adults to walk around the entire park for fun and physical activity; exercise equipment placed for parents to watch their children play ball or on the playground; a renovated horseshoe pit; new picnic tables and benches spread throughout the park; a new restroom roof; and a beautiful new monument entryway.
A new GameTime playground features an EDCO truck play structure for ages 2-5 with educational nature and recycle signs nearby. The 5-12 play structure has a tree house with notched stumps for climbing, slides, a tree swing with “mommy & me” swing, leaf seat, spinning cattail, and a tree stump balance beam. It is an overall fun playground for children to use their imagination and to be active outdoors.
Park features were funded by donations by EDCO Disposal, La Mesa Park & Recreation Foundation, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the California Parks and Recreation Society’s (CPRS) State-Wide Health Play Initiative in partnership with GameTime and Playcore.
For more information, visit cityoflamesa.us or call 619.667.1319.
Military families invited for
free food at La Mesa Chick-fil-A
on Wednesday, May 22nd
The 14 Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Diego County, including the Grossmont Chick-fil-A at 8200 Fletcher Parkway, La Mesa, will honor the community’s military personnel and their families with a Military Appreciation Night from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22.
All active duty member of the military or retired veterans who have honorably served, along with their immediate family members, are invited to enjoy their choice of a free Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich, Spicy Sandwich, Chick-fil-A Nuggets (8-count) or Chick-n-Strips (3-count). The free entrée offer is valid with a military ID or proof of service and is only available in-restaurant. The offer is limited to one entrée per military personnel or family member, and not valid with any other offer.
“We would like to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to those who have honorably served our nation,” said Rick Preciado, franchise operator of the Chick-fil-A in La Mesa. “We hope that they, along with their families, will join us as we show our appreciation for all they do.”
Military personnel not able to attend the Military Appreciation Night on May 22 can still receive a free reward in appreciation for their service. Military personnel who log in or download the Chick-fil-A App on May 22 will receive a free entrée that can be redeemed at any San Diego-area Chick-fil-A restaurant during regular business hours from May 23 through May 31.
This will be Chick-fil-A’s 12th annual Military Appreciation Night locally. Chick-fil-A’s Military…Continue