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Hit-and-run kills pedestrian in Linda Vista

Authorities are searching for a driver they say is responsible for a hit and run, killing a man in Linda Vista on Friday night.          Source: CBS 8 New feed

Police identify woman found fatally shot near South Bay park

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Authorities Friday released the name of the 22-year-old woman found shot to death near Sweetwater Summit Regional Park in Bonita. A patrol deputy found the body of Kimberly Gutierrez of La Mesa near a cul-de-sac at the end of Quarry Road about 3 a.m. Tuesday, according…

Lomita neighborhood shooting leaves one person dead

Officers responding to a report of gunfire about 1:30 p.m. on Friday found the victim lying in the roadway on Sabre Street, near Sawtelle Avenue in east San Diego.          Source: CBS 8 New feed

Blo Blow Dry Bar cuts ribbon for new owner

By NICOLE DONSKAYA Blo Blow Dry Bar is rolling out its luxurious “pink carpet” and is ready to treat La Mesa customers to a day of pampering. The local beauty salon held a ribbon cutting ceremony this September to celebrate their new membership with the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce…

Avoid Medicare scams during enrollment

By RICK BEAVIN The annual Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plan enrollment period is approaching. From Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, millions of people eligible for Medicare can sign up, switch or leave a health care plan to fit their coverage needs for 2022. Due to the ongoing COVID-19…

Shows resume live, in person

Following more than 18 months of physical distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with just a few online presentations held during that time, Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District has announced a full slew of live, in-person performances from their collective dance, music and theater departments. Upcoming Grossmont College shows include Grossmont…

Stutterers ‘not alone in the world’

Kaja Bajc came to San Diego five years ago from Slovenia. Stuttering since she was five years old, she said was in a very dark place with her stuttering, would not talk about it, and did a lot to hide it. But after 20 years, she heard about the National…

October raises awareness of health risks facing pudgy pets

October is National Pet Obesity Month with Oct. 13 recognized as National Pet Obesity Day. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention reports that more than half of the nation’s dogs and cats are classified as overweight or obese by their veterinary healthcare provider, and places pets at a higher risk…

A ‘Murder’ plot at Lamplighters

By MICKEY ZEICHICK Lamplighters Community Theatre at 5915 Severin Drive in La Mesa, has jumped right in both feet first in its production of Frederick Knott’s “Dial M for Murder.” This classic crime mystery thriller was made a movie first in 1954 with Ray Milland, Grace Kelly and Robert Cummings,…

Man pleads guilty to arson for role in La Mesa Chase Bank blaze

EL CAJON, Calif. (CNS) – One of two men charged with setting fire to a Chase bank in La Mesa following last year’s contentious protest outside the city’s police headquarters pleaded guilty Thursday to arson and burglary charges. Ricky Bernard Cooper, 34, is set to be sentenced next month for…

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