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.

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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!!!!

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California housing market bounces back in February after slow start to year

Source: C.A.R.

Slowing home price appreciation and improving inventory combined to boost California’s housing market in February as existing home sales and median home prices increased from both the previous month and year, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.). Making sense of the story:

 Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 368,160 units in February, according to information collected by C.A.R. from more than 90 local REALTOR® associations and MLSs statewide.

 Sales in February were up 4.7 percent from a revised 351,480 in January and up 2.4 percent from a revised 359,600 in February 2014. The year-over-year increase was the largest observed since December 2012.

 “While February’s statewide improvement in the housing market was moderate, it’s an encouraging sign, nevertheless, as we head into the spring home-buying season,” said C.A.R. President Chris Kutzkey. “On the supply side, housing inventory improved overall with active listings growing at a faster pace of 5.3 percent when compared to last February.”

 The median price of an existing, single-family detached California home was essentially flat from January’s median price, inching up from $426,660 in January to $428,970 in February. February’s median price was 5.5 percent higher than the revised $406,460 recorded in February 2014.

 While the statewide median home price is higher than a year ago, the rate of increase has narrowed significantly since early 2014. The median sales price is the point at which half of homes sold for more and half sold for less; it is influenced by the types of homes selling as well as a general change in values.

 The available supply of existing, single-family detached homes for sale statewide in February was unchanged from the 5 months reported in January. The index was 4.7 months in February 2014. The index indicates the number of months needed to sell the supply of homes on the market at the current sales rate.

 The median number of days it took to sell a single-family home shortened in February, down from a 52.4 days in January to 47 days in February but up from 40.1 days in February 2014.

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