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Star Party at Mt. Helix
LA MESA -- Mt. Helix Park and the San Diego Astronomy Association will be co-hosting the second annual Star Party at Mt. Helix Park on Saturday, May 23. This is a free, family event. …Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on May 5, 2015 at 12:13pm — No Comments
Photo courtesy of Gary Junker
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Large Crowd Marks 90th Easter Sunrise Service
LA MESA -- For the 90th consecutive year, hundreds of local residents rose early and greeted the Easter sunrise at the top of Mt. Helix. Shuttles brought many of the worshipers to the early morning service, while others made their own pilgrimage by foot up…Continue
Fun And Friendship To The Top Again
MT. HELIX -- Once more, friends of Mt. Helix started the year off with a neighborhood walk up to the scenic heights of the historic hilltop. La Mesa photo journalist Gary Junker was there to chronicle the…Continue
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LA MESA -- As hundreds of firefighters fought blazes in North County earlier this month -- his own staff and engines among them…Continue
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From Here To Eternity Through A Telescope
MT. HELIX -- Last weekends stargazing event high atop…Continue
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A Walk Up Helix With Friends, Family
MT. HELIX -- There is no more delightfully understated event than the annual Grossmont-Mt. Helix Improvement…Continue
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The Holidays Come Alive In La Mesa
LA MESA -- We are just a day away from what all locals know is one of the most enjoyable events held in this Jewel of the Hills each year.
Christmas in the Village, unlike many other civic events, is a…Continue
MT. HELIX -- Dodging the human pilots who buzz Mt. Helix every Sunday on their flights from Gillespie Field, this avian visitor soared by around cocktail hour and spent some time moving from tree to tree.
There was much discussion of its type, but no conclusion.…
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Standoff Ends In Apparent Suicide
MT. HELIX -- The Labor Day SWAT standoff that lasted more than 15 hours on Mt. Helix ended early Tuesday morning with the apparent suicide of the gunman.
Just after 2 a.m. the San Diego Sheriff's Department issued a press release declaring the incident over.
According to the Sheriff's statement, a robot was deployed inside the house to check on the suspect.…Continue
Red Cross Called To Aid Evacuees
MT. HELIX -- As the armed standoff on Mt. Helix entered its 10th hour, police began making arrangements with the local Red Cross to provide…Continue
LA MESA -- City staff worked for years, reviewing growth projections and updating its game plan for managing the inevitable changes that come with that growth. The nearly $500,000 study -- called the General Plan Update -- is intended as a guide to citizens…Continue
MT. HELIX -- July 4th Weekend brought another new visitor to a Mt. Helix neighborhood.
Sitting quietly on a high wire, this small, but majestic visitor kept watch for prey on the slopes below one early morning.
Hey birders, can you identify this…
A Cool Earth Day On Mt. Helix
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MT. HELIX -- Global warming might have been a discussion point of people at Mt. Helix's Earth Day on Sunday, but there were no signs of warming. Cool temperatures and blustery winds made it a chilly outing this year. Photographer Gary Junker caught the scene. See…Continue
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Slideshow by photographer Gary Junker below.
MT. HELIX -- Second only to Christmas In The Village, the annual caroling atop Mt. Helix signals the public start of the holiday season.
Sunday night a crowd, perhaps made a bit…
MT. HELIX -- In a world often dominated by bad news, every once in a while we are reminded of those things that really matter.
On Sunday on Mt. Helix, it was all about a black German shepherd found dodging cars whizzing by on Lemon Avenue.
MT. HELIX -- We asked the birders of the world to identify this feathered visitor to Mt. Helix and the birders responded. Osprey, baby golden eagle, peregrine falcon, cooper's hawk. And with that variety of answers, we were required to turn to a birding expert to…Continue