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La Mesa California

RIGHT or WRONG

Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released revised  directives on April 3 suggesting everyone should practice physical  distancing and don a facial covering when out in public to help contain the spread of COVID-19, the mask has come to symbolize a political divide between citizens who believe they…

Homeless outreach starts with HOME

The city of La Mesa launched the first phase of their new Homeless  Outreach and Mobile Engagement program in which an outreach worker and a mental health clinician will be dispatched on non-emergency police calls involving homeless individuals on Nov. 1. La Mesa Police Captain Matt Nicholass, who spearheaded the…

Community housing works in many neighborhoods

The East County Homeless Task Force held a bi-monthly meeting Nov. 13 featuring Community Housing Works’ Senior Vice President of Housing and Real Estate Development Mary-Jane Jagodzinski and Project Manager Jana Zawadzki who explained some of the challenges in bringing affordable housing to San Diego county based on experiences in…

Featured artist: Linda Boltodono

By BONNIE OWEN Linda began her studies in art at Southwest High School in San Diego. She received a scholarship to study commercial advertising art at Platt Collage. Linda then received the United States Achievement Academy Award in the field of Art, and the Bank of America Achievement Award. She…

Salvation Army gives Thanksgiving meals to-go

Doing away with the traditional sit-down dinner downtown this year due to the pandemic, San Diego’s Salvation Army held a turkey meal giveaway.          Source: CBS 8 New feed

Gifts that give back to Mission Trails

By JENNIFER MORRISSEY How is it November already? This year has felt incredibly long, but also like it’s gone by in a flash. However, the changing weather and impending holidays are moving us out of limbo. Through these months, Mission Trials Regional Park (MTRP) has been a respite for the…

Books about learning to be thankful

By CHELSIE HARRIS We’re almost there – 2020 will be coming to an end soon! The time has come for giving thanks and looking ahead. These titles are available for ordering at sdcl.org. You can read them online as an ebook or request a physical copy to be sent to…

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