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Pacific Coast Chorale Presents "A Choral Bouquet" at The Table: United Church of Christ of La Mesa

September 22, 2019 from 2pm to 3:30pm
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Pacific Coast Chorale Presents "A Choral Bouquet" at The Table: United Church of Christ of La Mesa

September 22, 2019 from 2pm to 3:30pm
Pacific Coast ChoralePresentsA Valerie Victor Series ConcertA Choral Bouquet  Embraceable…See More
Aug 28
Mary Mikkelson posted a blog post

Pacific Coast Chorale Presents "A Choral Bouquet"

Pacific Coast ChoralePresentsA Valerie Victor Series ConcertA Choral Bouquet  Embraceable…See More
Aug 28
A blog post by Mary Mikkelson was featured

Pacific Coast Chorale Presents "A Choral Bouquet"

Pacific Coast ChoralePresentsA Valerie Victor Series ConcertA Choral Bouquet  Embraceable…See More
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100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE “GOLD SPIKE” CELEBRATION PRESENTED BY THE PACIFIC SOUTHWEST RAILWAY MUSEUM at The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

September 7, 2019 all day
On November 15, 1919,  John D. Spreckels drove the “Gold Spike” completing the San Diego &…See More
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100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE “GOLD SPIKE” CELEBRATION PRESENTED BY THE PACIFIC SOUTHWEST RAILWAY MUSEUM at The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

September 7, 2019 all day
On November 15, 1919,  John D. Spreckels drove the “Gold Spike” completing the San Diego &…See More
Aug 21
A blog post by Nick Smith was featured

Free Yoga Class

Hey everyone!  Check out a free Buti yoga class or Aerial Class at Tranquil Earth Yoga an get your…See More
Aug 21
Nick Smith posted a blog post

Free Yoga Class

Hey everyone!  Check out a free Buti yoga class or Aerial Class at Tranquil Earth Yoga an get your…See More
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Erica Salcuni is now a member of La Mesa Today - Community Website & Online Newspaper
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Nick Smith posted blog posts
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A blog post by Nick Smith was featured

Tranquil Earth Yoga is my favorite in La Mesa

Hey, Just wanted to share a sweet little Yoga studio in our backyard, Tranquil Earth Yoga, beside…See More
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Mary Mikkelson posted a blog post

Having Healthy, If Difficult, Conversations

Having Healthy, If Difficult, ConversationsSunday, August 18, 11:30am-1:00pmThe Table:  United…See More
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Mary Mikkelson posted a blog post

Having Healthy, If Difficult, Conversations

Having Healthy, If Difficult, ConversationsSunday, August 18, 11:30am-1:00pmThe Table:  United…See More
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A blog post by Mary Mikkelson was featured

Having Healthy, If Difficult, Conversations

Having Healthy, If Difficult, ConversationsSunday, August 18, 11:30am-1:00pmThe Table:  United…See More
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Posted by rick griffin on August 29, 2019 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Thrive Real Estate Changes Affiliation

LA MESA -- Thrive Real Estate, an independent real estate brokerage in La Mesa, has announced it is now affiliated with Compass, Inc., one of the fastest growing real estate brokerages in the U.S.

 The local Thrive brokerage, which opened in November 2017, will now be called Compass La Mesa effectively immediately, according to Lisa and Sean Purcell, broker-owners. The new Compass office will remain at the current Thrive location of 8693 La Mesa Blvd., Suite “B,” La Mesa. With a creative, open-floor layout, the office space is designed to cultivate an energetic and productive environment, as well as accommodate future company growth, the Purcells said.  

 “We are honored to bring Compass to San Diego’s East County,” said Lisa Purcell. “This is an exciting time as we embark on this partnership with Compass. In our short, two-year history, we have become an East County powerhouse and one of the top independent brokerages in East County, so that must have grabbed the attention of Compass. Thrive grew in a way that has enhanced production-per-agent growth, which aligns us perfectly with the strategy of Compass.”

 Over the past year, Compass has been shaking up the U.S. real estate industry with fast-paced acquisitions in the western U.S. About 20 Thrive agents have agreed to become Compass agents, the Purcells said.

 The Purcells said that Thrive’s philosophy of deep commitment to professionalism and client service will make the brokerage an ideal strategic and cultural fit for the Compass model of what they call “a national network of local experts.”

 “When a real estate company comes along that uses words like collaboration, empower, impact and community,…

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Pacific Coast Chorale Presents "A Choral Bouquet"

Posted by Mary Mikkelson on September 15, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Pacific Coast Chorale

Presents

A Valerie Victor Series Concert

A Choral Bouquet

 

 

Embraceable You

                        Benjamin Britten’s Flower Songs

                                    Catch a Falling Star…

                                                Lacrimosa from Mozart’s Requiem

                                                            Loch Lomond…

                                                                        Mayim, Mayim

                                                                                    and many, many more

 

From favorite folk tunes to classical masterworks, spanning generations and genres, the Pacific Coast Chorale’s production of A Choral Bouquet delights with music especially selected by Artistic Director Jim Tompkins-MacLaine as the “best of the best” in choral music.

 

2:00 PM

Sunday, September 22, 2019

The Table:  United Church of Christ of La Mesa

5940 Kelton Avenue

La Mesa, CA 91942

619-464-1519 – www.tableucc.com

A Free Will Offering will be taken

 

For Additional Information:  Jim Tompkins MacLaine, 619-888-3401, jimjazz@aol.com

 

 

Free Yoga Class

Posted by Nick Smith on August 19, 2019 at 11:48pm 0 Comments

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!!!

https://youtu.be/l60u2vvh2JY

Tranquil Earth Yoga is my favorite in La Mesa

Posted by Nick Smith on August 13, 2019 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

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!

UNPLUG AND DIG INTO SUMMER LA MESA

Posted by Claudia Anne Erickson on August 9, 2019 at 9:58am 0 Comments

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…

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Having Healthy, If Difficult, Conversations

Posted by Mary Mikkelson on August 15, 2019 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

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:

  • Why do our goals for entering a difficult conversation make a difference?
  • How do we make space for sometimes strong disagreements without undermining our core values?
  • How do we cultivate hope—and find a wholeness beyond the world’s brokenness?

A light lunch will precede the event, and childcare will be provided.

All-Aboard: San Diego Railroad History Highlighted in Downtown La Mesa, July 23rd

Posted by rick griffin on July 18, 2019 at 9:38am 0 Comments

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…

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August 6th is National Night Out - Let’s Light Up La Mesa!

Posted by Mary Mikkelson on August 6, 2019 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

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).

La Mesa man with ALS disease to meet with D.C. politicos

Posted by rick griffin on June 5, 2019 at 4:24pm 0 Comments

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…

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La Mesa Health News

Posted by rick griffin on June 19, 2019 at 8:30am 0 Comments

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.

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