La Mesa Mourns Seau As 'Part Of Our Family'

Former Charger Junior Seau died after an apparent suicide authorities said this morning and his fan and friends -- including many in La Mesa -- were left grieving the tragic loss.

Seau, who lived on Mt. Helix during his playing days with the Chargers, was a frequent contributor to local charities. The City of La Mesa had the Sports Complex at Parkway Middle School named for Seau and he was a frequent visitor to fundraising events and ceremonies associated with the field.

""He was always here for us,'' La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid said after hearing of Seau's death. "He was part of the family in this town.''

Seau, whose brother Sevaii is a popular La Mesa coach and artist, was found dead in Oceanside after a report of shooting. Friends were gathering to support Sevaii, who lives with his two sons in La Mesa.

City officials said many other local fans and supporters were asking permission to leave flowers at the Seau Sports Complex off Dallas Street. City Manager Dave Witt said the city was trying to set up a memorial area near the scoreboard at the parking lot end of the field.

The city is working with school officials to arrange for a place for people wanting to leave a commemoration.

Read the latest story here.

Views: 241

Tags: Crime, La Mesa Today, La Mesa news

Comment

You need to be a member of La Mesa Today - Community Website & Online Newspaper to add comments!

Join La Mesa Today - Community Website & Online Newspaper

Comment by chris shea on May 2, 2012 at 3:32pm

So sad.  Just so sad.

Comment by Lisa Moore on May 2, 2012 at 2:09pm

Such a tragedy....for his family, the Chargers and the sports world!   RIP  Junior!!!!

HousingWire

What To Expect From Housing In The Second Half Of 2014
Source: Forbes

With numbers going up and down and a variety of new headlines each month, the major takeaway for this year so far is that the housing market is steadily on the road back to normal, according to Forbes. Experts predict that the slowdown in prices will continue for the rest of 2014, and inventory will pick up as well. There will continue to be strong demand for apartment rentals as younger Americans delay marriage and the home-buying process. Read the full story: http://www.forbes.com/sites/erincarlyle/2014/07/23/what-to-expect-from-housing-in-the-second-half-of-2014

Selling my daughter on homeownership

Source: CNBC

David H. Stevens, president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, advocates professionally for aspiring homeowners all across the nation by promoting a healthy entry-level housing market. But he cannot convince his own daughter that the time is right for her to buy a home of her own. Stevens argues that one of the best decisions he ever made was buying his first home at the age of 27 in 1984. Pointing to his own daughter, Stevens writes, “We cannot underestimate the impact of this decline in first-time buyers; the health of the housing market relies heavily on them.”

Read the full story:

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101856536

_________________________

More Real Estate News

La Mesa Weather

Latest La Mesa Activity

Batman commented on Mary Domb Mikkelson's blog post 'La Mesa Church News'
"I could be wrong, but I really don't think Jesus Christ would separate children from…"
5 hours ago
Mary Domb Mikkelson posted a blog post

La Mesa Church News

Church Sets 'Border Children' EventLA MESA -- More than 50,000 young Central American children have…See More
8 hours ago
A blog post by Mary Domb Mikkelson was featured

La Mesa Church News

Church Sets 'Border Children' EventLA MESA -- More than 50,000 young Central American children have…See More
8 hours ago
2 events by Jessica Kost were featured
8 hours ago
Mary Domb Mikkelson posted an event

50,000 and Counting: A Border Crisis Discussion with Enrique Morones and Sr. Justine Church at Friendship Hall, United Church of Christ of La Mesa

August 17, 2014 from 3pm to 5pm
Over 50,000 young Central American children have sought refugee status in the United States this…See More
yesterday
Kirsten is now a member of La Mesa Today - Community Website & Online Newspaper
yesterday
A blog post by La Mesa Today was featured
yesterday
Judith Piper liked La Mesa Today's blog post Crime Watch
yesterday
Bonnie Baranoff liked La Mesa Today's blog post Crime Watch
yesterday
Bri Dugan posted a blog post
Tuesday
helen t. givens liked La Mesa Today's blog post Crime Watch
Tuesday
helen t. givens liked La Mesa Today's blog post Crime Watch
Tuesday
Patricia I. O'Reilly liked La Mesa Today's blog post Crime Watch
Tuesday
A blog post by La Mesa Today was featured
Tuesday
A blog post by Gina Garcia was featured
Tuesday
Batman commented on Mary Domb Mikkelson's blog post 'La Mesa Church News'
"What this church is doing is compassionate and commendable. What our government is doing is not…"
Tuesday
Patricia Conerly is now a member of La Mesa Today - Community Website & Online Newspaper
Tuesday
An event by Lauren Baker was featured
Thumbnail

San Diego Hiring Event at Embassy Suites Hotel

August 22, 2014 from 9am to 12:30pm
Southern California Professional Career Event - Sales & Management Specific HireLive is a…See More
Tuesday
Staci Weber posted a status
" "
Monday
midge hyde liked Gina Garcia's blog post La Mesa Arts
Sunday

© 2014   Created by La Mesa Today.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service