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Drop off ballot, pick up book about voting

By DENISE SMITH The presidential election is currently the focus of the news, social media, and conversations. The San Diego County Libraries, including the La Mesa Branch, are mail ballot drop-off locations. Although we will not be a polling place this year, we are a place where you can drop…

What’s Cooking with Julie

By JULIE WHITE La Mesa has two young natives who have started a pudding company called South & Spoon Pudding Co. Maria Manning and Lauren Benson Button have successfully produced a delicious product that is certified gluten free, Kosher and has no preservatives or additives. Here is a recipe I…

VOTING – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

• The San Diego Registrar of Voters is open for early voting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Registrar of Voters is at 5600 Overland Ave., in San Diego. • Drop off locations for mail-in ballots are now open through Nov. 3. • Oct. 19: was…

Award recognizes El Cap’s Tweet accomplishment

Five local educators were named among San Diego County Teachers of the Year, including Grossmont Union High School District’s El Capitan teacher Jay Tweet. This year’s teachers will be honored at the 30th annual “Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers” on Nov. 21 on Cox’s YurView Network. El Capitan Principal…

Goble prioritizes businesses

El Cajon District three incumbent Steve Goble said “People ask me, after four years, do you still enjoy it? And, I say ‘Absolutely’.” The biggest need right now in El Cajon, he said, is ensuring local businesses survive COVID-19 pandemic. “We don’t have general fund money to give and just…

Consistent COVID-19 regs needed

Running to represent District 2, Humbert Cabrera grew up in the Emerald division of El Cajon. His parents came to America from Merida, escaping Mexico because of the government takeover and his family being Mayan Indian. He said they were historically treated similarly to African Americans in America. Deciding they…

Fund fire fighters not corporations

By Ken Malbrough California is currently in the throes of peak fire season — this year alone, California fires burned through 4 million acres, threatening countless homes and lives. As a retired deputy fire chief from San Diego, I know firsthand that one thing is certain: the need for effective…

Promotional ideas for small businesses this holiday season

Provided by MGS When the holiday shopping season hits full swing this year, small, locally owned businesses may find themselves in a unique position. The outbreak of the novel coronavirus in late 2019 and early 2020 forced many small businesses to close their facilities to customers in March. While that…

County debuts lifesaving Knox Box Program

County emergency responders have a new tool to help keep homeowners in unincorporated areas safe during a wildfire or medical emergency.          Source: CBS 8 New feed

Cool down continues with weekend rain in the forecast

Temperatures will remain near to below seasonal Friday as cooler, marine air continues to push in. Morning drizzle and light rain is possible this weekend.          Source: CBS 8 New feed

Workshop shows mixed picture on housing

By JEFF CLEMETSON | La Mesa Courier On Oct. 15, the city of La Mesa held a virtual workshop for its upcoming housing element update to the general plan. The update will reflect the city’s needs for housing units based on more recent data. The update is required by law every…

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