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MT. HELIX -- Following a successful fall run, Art Smarts and Mt. Helix Park are partnering up again this spring to bring a one-of-a-kind kids’ art camp to East County. From March 30 through April 3, Art Smarts, which hosts after-school art programs…Continue
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LA MESA -- After more than a decade of leading the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District, School Board Member Bill Baber got a heart-felt and official send-off at a recent district meeting.
Baber won a seat on the La Mesa City Council and had to give up his school…
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School Board Seeking Baber's Replacement
LA MESA -- Bill Baber's successful run for the La Mesa City Council has created an opening on the La Mesa- Spring Valley School District's Board of Education. On Tuesday, after swearing-in the winners in November's election, the board began the process…Continue
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LA MESA -- If dollars were votes, City Council candidates Bill Baber and Mary England and Mayoral candidate Mark Arapostathis would be shoo-ins on election day.
The latest required campaign finance reports show a disparate range of fundraising among…Continue
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A Local Hero Returns To Show Thanks
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LA MESA -- On a warm La Mesa evening they…Continue
East County Schools Reopen Friday
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LA MESA – When, many years from now, someone chronicles the history of the new La Mesa Arts Academy magnet school, they will mark today, July 8, 2013, as its unofficial birthday.
On Monday morning, 60 students and parents gathered in the gymnasium of La…
LMAAC Working Group From Left: Ginger Radenheimer, Beth Thomas, Mark Arapostathis and Jon Hayman.
New Performing Arts Magnet…Continue
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LA MESA -- Late last summer it wasn't clear there would be any opponents for the two members of the La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board who were up for re-election.
In the end, there was one challenger -- Jay Steiger -- and the…Continue
LA MESA -- The La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board members have the rare opportunity to select a new member this week and they are getting plenty of advice on how to fill the slot.
Letters from district administrators, local leaders and even an…Continue
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LA MESA -- Attending La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board meetings in recent years has been painful - filled with layoffs and financial lamentations, rising class sizes and other struggles.
School Board Challenger: "Too Much Complacency"
Layoffs, reorganizations, programs stretched or ended, class sizes soaring.
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Competing In Challenging Times
Turner (photo right) and Baber had already filed the papers to seek…Continue
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Juvenile, 14, Arrested For School Threats
LA MESA -- La Mesa Police Thursday night arrested a 14-year-old La Mesa Middle School student who had made specific threats against teachers and other student.
Police said a gun was found in a search of the youth's home, but there was no evidence a gun had been ever taken to the school.…Continue
LMSV Schools To Gov: Come Talk
LA MESA -- The La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board held its regular meeting Tuesday night. What was remarkable was how unremarkable a meeting can be even when it includes more job cuts and the continuing slide down the razorblade of…Continue
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A Crisis Unfolds For La Mesa-Spring Valley District
By Chris Lavin
LA MESA – On the door…Continue