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Drunk driver given second-degree murder conviction

A jury convicted a Campo man on Oct. 30 of two counts of second-degree murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the deaths of his passengers on Buckman Springs Road. Ryan Gary Renz, 26, was found guilty of all charges in the Jan. 25, 2017 deaths of his cousin,…

County approves funding for Bradley Avenue widening

It is a rocky road for El Cajon residents living on or commuting across Bradley Avenue right now. The section of the road between Mollison Avenue and Magnolia Avenue will be under construction as the County works to widen the street to four lanes. The widening of Bradley Avenue will…

Pro baseball player still impacts former schools

Coaches get sentimental. It happens. But current SDSU head baseball coach Mark Martinez is feeling especially nostalgic about Stephen Strasburg. After he graduated from West Hills High School, Strasburg pitched for San Diego State University. Martinez was an assistant coach when Strasburg pitched from 2007 to 2009, and during an…

Man put on trial for drunk driving deaths of passengers

The defense attorney for a Campo man charged with killing his two passengers in a 2017 drunk driving crash asked jurors Oct. 17 to not convict him of murder. The trial opened for Ryan Gary Renz, 26, who is charged in the Jan. 25, 2017 deaths of his cousin, Johnny…

Take the time to be mindful

By GENEVIEVE A. SUZUKI | La Mesa Courier A mind is a wild thing that sometimes needs to be sedated when it comes to everyday dealings. I’m not talking about medicating yourself to remove yourself from reality, but I am talking about holistic ways to calm the feral mind. One of…

Wildlife in Art Show celebrates 30 years

By LINDA MICHAELS The annual Wildlife in Art Show, hosted by Foothills Art Association, is one of the longest running open/juried art shows in Southern California. The opening of this year’s show in November at the Foothills Gallery in La Mesa will mark the show’s 30th consecutive year. This year’s…

Spooky books for Halloween reading

By JAKE SEXTON In recent years, Halloween has transformed. No longer just plastic masks and candy for kids, we have come to embrace monsters and creepiness in our pop culture, and get pretty excited about this holiday. Here are a few recent works to get you into the Halloween spirit.…

‘No Safe Spaces’ makes special debut in El Cajon, exposes free speech war

“It’s a sneak peak viewing,” she said. “I can have some seats reserved.” Here was an offer I wasn’t about to turn down: a special preview of a new documentary with reserve seating next to the associate producer. A good friend since our high school speech and debate days, Nobeleen…

Sidewalks coming to Rios Canyon Road, Petite Lane, Kenwood Drive

Portions of Rios Canyon Road and Petite Lane in Lakeside and Kenwood Drive in Spring Valley will soon have new sidewalks. Two separate 4-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors votes Sept. 25, with Greg Cox in Washington, D.C., authorized the advertisement for bid and subsequent award of construction contracts.…

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