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Organize & Simplify Your Life with Decluttering Expert Tracy McCubbin at Mount Miguel Covenant Village

August 17, 2017 from 1pm to 2pm
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Organize & Simplify Your Life with Decluttering Expert Tracy McCubbin at Mount Miguel Covenant Village

August 17, 2017 from 1pm to 2pm
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Free La Mesa Community Event October 7, 2017

Save the date!La Mesa Collaborative will be hosting a community event on child sexual abuse…See More
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Free La Mesa Community Event October 7, 2017

Save the date!La Mesa Collaborative will be hosting a community event on child sexual abuse…See More
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Gear Up For College With New Tech

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Gear Up For College With New Tech

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La Mesa City Council hosts State Senator Joel Anderson, Thursday, Aug. 24th

Posted by rick griffin on August 18, 2017 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Sen. Anderson Visits La Mesa Aug. 24th

LA MESA -- California Sen. Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) will listen to constituents and invite ideas to improve state government at a “Community Coffee” from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the American Legion Post #282, 8118 University Ave., La Mesa. The free event, open to the public, is being hosted by La Mesa City Council members Guy McWhirter, Bill Baber, Kristine Alessio and Colin Parent.

 “My top priority is making government work for you,” said Anderson. “This will be an opportunity to hear directly from my constituents about their needs, opinions and legislative ideas to make state government more effective and efficient. In addition, my district staff will be on hand to help constituents resolve any issues they may have with a state agency.”

 For more information, contact Anderson’s El Cajon district office at (619) 596-3136, or visit www.senate.ca.gov/anderson. RSVPs are requested by Wednesday, Aug. 23, to (619) 596-3136. Anderson’s 38th Senate district includes Poway, Santee, El Cajon, La Mesa and most of East San Diego County. He was first elected to the state Assembly in 2006 and to the state Senate in 2010.

Free La Mesa Community Event October 7, 2017

Posted by Christy Heiskala on August 2, 2017 at 1:19pm 0 Comments

Save the date!

La Mesa Collaborative will be hosting a community event on child sexual abuse prevention and human trafficking. 

Experts will provide information for parents and the community to protect kids.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

More details will be posted soon.

La Mesa Health News

Posted by rick griffin on August 11, 2017 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Teens Get A Dose Of Real Hospital World

LA MESA -- The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) recently hosted graduation ceremonies for 15 high school students who spent the month of July interning at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa as part of the Grossmont Union High School District’s (GUHSD) Healthcare Exploration Summer Institute (HESI) 2017 program. The ceremonies featured the students presenting about their experiences at the hospital.

 The HESI program is geared for juniors and seniors planning a career in healthcare. Teacher recommendations are required for acceptance. Students also are interviewed before acceptance and background checks are conducted. Most HESI students are enrolled in their school’s Health Career Pathways, an initiative funded by GHD. 

 For up to eight hours every weekday, the HESI students rotate through about 14 different hospital departments as part of their internship. Since the HESI program began in 2004, more than 200 students have participated, officials said.

 “The staff at Sharp Grossmont Hospital generously donates their time each year to help the next generation of medical professionals explore the many facets of healthcare,” said Heather Peterson, coordinator, Grossmont Healthcare District Health Career Pathways. “Many thanks also to the Grossmont Healthcare District, whose generous grants make this program possible each year. We truly appreciate the opportunity granted to us through their benefaction.”

 To learn more about GHD Health Career Pathways, visit the program website, https://sites.google.com/guhsd.net/ghdhealthpathways.

 The Grossmont…

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Posted by rick griffin on July 27, 2017 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

New Boys & Girls Club Rising

LA MESA -- The Boys and Girls Clubs of East County (BGCEC) has begun construction of its new Brady Family Clubhouse in La Mesa that will house the Gagon Academy and Bill Walton Gymnasium. The new clubhouse is located past a ball field on the west end of the La Mesa Arts Academy.

 The new 26,000-square-foot Brady Family Clubhouse will be the largest of the six Boys and Girls Clubs of East County. The clubhouse will feature a learning center and homework study room named the Gagon Academy, plus a full-service kitchen and nutrition center and the Little Rascals area for 5-to-7-year olds. It will also showcase the 10,000-square-foot Bill Walton Gymnasium, named after the Helix High graduate (class of 1970).

 When completed, the Brady Family Clubhouse combined with the existing Brady Family Teen Center -- located on the east end of the La Mesa Arts Academy campus -- will serve up to 300 children a day, ages 5 to 18, BGCEC officials said.

 “This dream has become a reality because of the incredible partnerships we’ve built with the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District, the County of San Diego, City of La Mesa, Ron and Mary Alice Brady and Beth LeFriant of the Gagon Estate,” said Forrest Higgins, CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of East County. “This project is a credit to La Mesa, the community and its leaders. The primary mission of the Boys and Girls Clubs is to save lives and the new clubhouse will give more kids the opportunity to a successful future. We cannot wait to open our doors in the spring of 2018.”

 Attendees at a recent groundbreaking ceremony included: Bill Walton, La Mesa native and former…

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Health care library in La Mesa to host free meeting on Gambling on July 26th

Posted by rick griffin on July 17, 2017 at 10:49am 0 Comments

The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host “Gambling: Just Fun or a Problem?,” a free program on problem gambling issues and treatment resources, from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 26. The program is part of the library’s “Wellness Wednesday” series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Advance RSVP is not necessary. Handouts will be available.

 

Speaker at the program will be Michelle Porche, technical assistance specialist, Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC), Problem Gambling Prevention Technical Assistance and Training. UPAC is dedicated to raising awareness about problem gambling in San Diego. Its gambling addiction treatment program includes group and one-on-one counseling with a licensed clinician and case management services. UPAC is funded by the California Office of Problem Gambling through the UCLA Gambling Studies Program and National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse.

 

According to Kathy Quinn, Herrick Library director, “Most people who gamble are not problem gamblers, but for some people gambling can lead to serious problems. Join us to learn about the signs of problem gambling as well as prevention strategies and treatment options. Free counseling and treatment options offered by UPAC will be described.”

 

The Herrick Library, which opened in 2002, is a consumer health public library specializing in health research information, accessible both on-site and via the Internet. The library is operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County. For more information, phone the library at (619) 825‑5010 or visit www.herricklibrary.org. …

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Chick-fil-A restaurant in La Mesa to host `Daddy-Daughter Date Night’ on Aug. 1st

Posted by rick griffin on July 24, 2017 at 10:23am 0 Comments

The 10 Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Diego County, including the Grossmont Chick-fil-A at 8200 Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa, will host a “Daddy-Daughter Date Night” for fathers and daughters from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1.

 

 “One of Chick-fil-A’s goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with,” said Rick Preciado, Grossmont Chick-fil-A owner-operator. “We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage local dads to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their daughter’s company and have fun. We’re doing our part to encourage fathers and daughters to spend quality time together while they enjoy dinner, conversation and entertaining activities.”

 

Activities will include table-side service, dinner, dessert, entertainment and a flower for each daughter. Each of the restaurants will celebrate the occasion in its own way with some rolling out a red carpet and others with other special activities. A tray liner with every meal will include questions and topics to help get the dinner conversation started, as well as a take-home booklet called “Continuing the Conversation” that offers suggestions for future father-daughter events. Reservations are required. Seating is limited. Cost is $25 per couple. Additional children can be added to the reservation for $10 per child. To RSVP a seating time, visit www.cfasandiego.com/dddn/.

 

To see what a Daddy-Daughter Date Night looks like, watch this video:

https://vimeo.com/14583387.

 

Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Diego County are located in Chula Vista, Encinitas, Oceanside, San Marcos, Santee, Escondido and in San Diego on Sports Arena Blvd., Camino Ruiz in Mira Mesa, Carmel Mountain Road in Carmel Mountain Ranch and Camino del Sur in 4S Ranch. For addresses and directions, visit …

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La Mesa Health News

Posted by rick griffin on July 28, 2017 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

How You Can Care For Your Brain

LA MESA -- More than than 60,000 people in San Diego County suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Another 150,000 people love and care for them. What are the risk factors for dementia and lifestyle factors associated with good brain health? What is the latest research telling us? Are there new daily habits that can improve brain health?

 Answers to those questions will be available at “Maximizing Brain Health,” a free program at the Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 23. The program is part of the library’s “Wellness Wednesday” series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Light refreshments will be served. Advance RSVP is not necessary. Handouts will be available.

 Speaking at the program will be Amy Abrams, education and outreach manager, Alzheimer’s San Diego, a local, independent nonprofit organization providing care and support for San Diego families. Abrams manages the organization’s community education program, which provides critical dementia education for families, caregivers and individuals with Alzheimer’s or related dementia, as well as professionals and other interested members of the community.

 According to Kathy Quinn, Herrick Library director, “Incidence rates of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia are on the rise, affecting one in nine people over the age of 65. If you’re concerned about brain health, you’re not alone. Join us for a discussion about the latest research in brain health and some simple steps you can take to incorporate positive new habits into your daily…

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Gear Up For College With New Tech

Posted by Lana Eriksson on August 2, 2017 at 10:36am 0 Comments

Thousands of local teens are headed off to college in the coming weeks. That means its time to decorate dorms and get all the supplies needed to make university a productive and fun place.

Instead of running around from store to store or trying to find the right thing online, local wireless stores have it all (okay, maybe not furniture with matching bed cover). Whether your student is looking for a new phone, ways to watch TV, headphones, or new speakers, San Diego's Cricket Wireless stores have the best new tech gear for different types of students and different budgets. Gear up for college with the following tips:

  • Stay connected with a brand new smartphone. Phones continue to radically improve and offer more and more functionality to help students stay connected with family and friends, as well help them conduct research for school projects and keep them entertained when they need some “down time” from all the school activities. Cricket has smartphones for any budget – from the latest and greatest top brands, with some even being offered for FREE. Only available at Cricket, the Alcatel PULSEMIX is a hit with young adults. It has a large 5.2" HD screen, sleek all-black design, powerful quad-core processing power and dual cameras, both with flash. Mix, match and boost your PULSEMIX with exclusive SNAPBAK™ covers that bring added power, light, sound and life to your phone. And it’s just $29.99 if you bring your number to Cricket.
  • Watch TV - DIRECTVNOW. No need for university supplied cable and installing a bunch of equipment. Sign up for Rules Free TV that lets you stream your favorite live sports, on demand, premium channels, popular shows and hit movies right to your compatible tablet,…
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La Mesa Theater

Posted by LM Today on June 28, 2017 at 3:17pm 0 Comments

La Mesa’s own C. Hook Theater will present, “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown”, this week at the Joan Kroc Theatre, 6611 University Ave.
This Broadway musical follows a year in the life of Charles M. Schulz loveable Peanuts Characters.  The show turns 50 this year having opened on Broadway in February 1967.  C. Hook Theater, sister company of Peter Pan Junior Theater, turns 11 this year. 

Show times are:
Wednesday, June 28  @  7pm
Thursday, June 29  @  7pm
Friday,  June 30  @  7pm
Saturday,  July 1  @  1pm
Saturday,  July 1  @  7pm
Tickets may be purchased online chooktix.com or at the box office before each show.     

La Mesa Business News

Posted by rick griffin on June 27, 2017 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

New Chick-fil-A Open With Camping

LA MESA -- The newest Chick-fil-A restaurant in San Diego County has opened. The Grossmont Chick-fil-A at 8200 Fletcher Parkway, La Mesa, recently became the 11th Chick-fil-A restaurant operating in San Diego County.

 The new 4,500-square-foot restaurant features a two-story interactive indoor play area for children and free Wi-Fi. Total seating capacity is 150 people, including a 125-seat dining room and an outdoor patio area that seats 25. Dual drive-through ordering lanes and screens enable customers to move quickly into a single lane for payment and pickup. Chick-fil-A Grossmont is open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. All Chick-fil-A locations are closed on Sundays to provide a day of rest and time with family and friends for team members.

 “We want to be the premier location in La Mesa for great food, fun and fellowship,” said Rick Preciado, owner-operator, Grossmont Chick-fil-A. “I’ve always wanted the opportunity to be an entrepreneurial position where I could create jobs, invest in youth and be a positive influence to everyone I come in contact with.”

 The restaurant’s grand opening activities included the traditional Chick-fil-A “First 100 Campout.” Local residents who live within a 10-mile radius of the restaurant location were invited to camp out in the restaurant’s parking lot for 24-hours to qualify to be among the first 100 customers. Residency eligibility for the first 100 customers was determined by zip codes. The first 100 customers through the doors on Thursday morning, June 22, received free Chick-fil-A food for a year, specifically a digital card good for 52 Chick-fil-A sandwich meals consisting of a Chick-fil-A…

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