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Recognizing the warning signs of suicide in seniors

Suicide can affect all people regardless of ethnicity, age or gender. However, suicide rates are the highest among older adults, and these numbers are on the rise. Older adults make up 12 percent of the U.S. population but account for 18 percent of all suicides, according to the American Association…

Man gets 147 years in prison for kidnapping, carjacking

A man who kidnapped and carjacked a La Mesa teen-ager with hypodermic needles held to his neck which he said contained the AIDS virus was sentenced on Nov. 22 to 147 years to life in prison. “It was the maximum sentence,” said Deputy District Attorney Matthew Carberry. The complicated sentencing…

East County runners heading to state cross country finals

East County high schools will be sending three teams and five additional individual qualifiers to this weekend’s state cross country championship meet in Fresno following spirited competition at last Saturday’s San Diego Section finals at Morley Field. El Capitan High School qualified both its boys and girls teams for the…

Thankful for the bad which gives context to the good

Some years we don’t feel thankful. Some years are just that difficult. This has been one of those years for me. Perhaps you are in a similar place. Perhaps death has visited your home, too, this year, casting a shadow on even the joyous occasions you have celebrated. Or maybe…

Man arrested for allegedly running from fatal crash

LA MESA, Calif. — A man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly fleeing a crash in La Mesa that left one person dead on Halloween night. Theresa Clouthier, 38, of El Cajon, died at the scene of the Oct. 31 crash, which happened near the Severin Drive onramp to westbound Interstate…

Lemon Grove councilman resigns, city looks to fill rest of term

Lemon Grove City Councilman Matt Mendoza tendered his resignation, effective Nov. 4, 2019, with nearly a year left on his term. Mayor Racquel Vasquez announced Mendoza’s resignation at the Nov. 5 city council meeting. “The City of Lemon Grove owes councilmember Matt Mendoza our appreciation and respect for his service…

County supervisors vote to join Statewide Community Infrastructure Program

San Diego County may now begin taking advantage of a program that has been available to cities in the state of California for more than a decade. The California Statewide Communities Development Authority has a Statewide Community Infrastructure Program (SCIP), and the County of San Diego will become a member.…

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