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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.…

Man pleads guilty in 2006 murder case, used sword

A man suspected of killing a La Mesa man with a sword in his own home in 2006 pleaded guilty Nov. 13 to voluntary manslaughter. Deputy District Attorney Brian Erickson said Zachary Aaron Bunney, 39, will be sentenced to 12 years in prison for killing Scott Martinez on June 17,…

Lau made the cut and more for Helix High golf team

By DAVE THOMAS | La Mesa Courier To say 2019 was a banner season for Helix High golfer Jamie Lau would likely be an understatement. Lau turned in a great performance and then some for the girls golf team. The senior defeated the No. 1 seed from Steele Canyon High to…

Grossmont High’s Calimlim, Smith net great season on the courts

By DAVE THOMAS | La Mesa Courier For a pair of Grossmont High girls tennis players, 2019 has been a year to remember. The doubles duo of junior Helaena Calimlim and freshman Ashley Smith recorded a fantastic season for head coach Hillary Park. In post-season action this month, the duo lost…

Celebrating Helix High’s winter successes

By JENNIFER OSBORN While the San Diego weather belies the fact that it is autumn, we can measure the seasons in Southern California using high school sports! As we approach the end of the fall sports season, Helix is celebrating the success of many of our student athletes – many…

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