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La Mesa California

San Diego students march in hopes of getting the San Diego Unified School Police Department defunded

The group’s list of demands doesn’t stop there. They also want money reallocated to social workers and more teachers of color among other things. Defunding the police, as a response to angry citizens and pacifying that anger is not a solution. If the real thought is to push budget dollars…

CTYLST for change

Rashanna Lee can pinpoint at least one recent moment that served as a catalyst to build a non-profit organization dedicated to social change with Joey Moss. “The protest in La Mesa left mental scars. To be there on my hands and knees looking up at an officer on the roof…

Mentors and promises

Susie Gallo, 22, of La Mesa, is entering her last year at SDSU majoring in interdisciplinary studies with focuses on criminal justice and American Indian studies cultural proficiency. The youngest of six children, she is the first in her family to receive a college education, living much of her life…

Uptick in COVID cases

On June 28 the County of San Diego reported 12,334 positive COVID-19 tests, 1,747 hospitalizations, with 479 in intensive care units and 361 deaths in the county after the highest total of daily positive test in the county to date. Chief Medical Officer Nancy Greengold, MD, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, said…

Santee resolves to condemn white supremacy

The Santee City Council on June 24 unanimously passed a resolution affirming the city’s commitment to promoting tolerance and denouncing racism stating in part that Santee  “condemns White Nationalism, White Supremacy and denounces the use of symbols associated with these groups, including, but not limited to swastikas or hoods.” The…

El Cajon and Santee move forward with Fourth of July fireworks

Both the cities of El Cajon and Santee are moving forward with their annual Fourth of July fireworks with restrictions due to the COVID-19 requirements. El Cajon The city of El Cajon is hosting its annual fireworks show on July 4 at 9 p.m. at Kennedy Park. Due to the…

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