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La Mesa California

Harper focussed on local economy, homeless in her second run

Stephanie Harper has lived in El Cajon most of her life and said she is running for city council because she believes there are a lot of changes that need to be made and she can bring those changes. Harper, a Democrat, ran in 2016, came in fifth with no…

Campaigning for accountability

Mark Papenfuss, a 45-year-old Democrat who works in telecommunications, is running for a seat on city council in La Mesa. He has lived in La Mesa for 25 years and said he knows that he is at a huge disadvantage in this campaign because he is doing it alone. “I…

Health, business top priorities

Mayor Racquel Vasquez running for reelection in Lemon Grove. She is the first African-American female mayor in the city of Lemon Grove and San Diego County. She said that right now, Lemon Grove is experiencing a situation compared to no other. A huge deficit, the COVID-19 pandemic, and its impact…

Plan to convert Holiday Inn into housing for homeless nixed

By KENDRA SITTON | La Mesa Courier At the La Mesa Mayor and City Council’s request, San Diego County Board of Supervisors withdrew an application for millions of state funds to convert a Holiday Inn in La Mesa into permanent supportive housing for homeless. During the vote on Tuesday, Sept. 22,…

La Mesa approves police oversight, new non-police services

By KENDRA SITTON | La Mesa Courier La Mesa City Council moved forward with police reforms in a special meeting on Sept. 5. In a 3-2 vote, the council approved the plan for hiring an independent police auditor and forming a community police oversight board. In a unanimous vote, the council…

La Mesa News Briefs – Sept. 25, 2020

HeART of Helix goes virtual On Sept. 26, the Mt. Helix Park Foundation will hold its annual fundraiser event online. The HeART of Mt. Helix event will will feature live music and games and will be free to join. VIP tickets will also be offered, starting at $150. VIPs will…

Pleasant and seasonal start to the weekend

Back to average conditions, but not for long. Gusty offshore winds will come Sunday, bringing warmer and drier air. Strong warming trend continues thru next week.          Source: CBS 8 New feed

Colleges and coronavirus: September 25, 2020

Summarizing the growing outbreaks of coronavirus throughout San Diego’s colleges. SDSU’s cases hit faculty, thousands of students move to UCSD          Source: CBS 8 New feed

Join California Climate Action Corps

Sign up to be an early member of California Climate Action Corps – a new program led by California Volunteers, Office of the Governor.          Source: CBS 8 New feed

Check Your Voter Registration

You can check your voter registration status anytime to make sure it is current, and you are eligible to vote in the next election.          Source: CBS 8 New feed

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