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La Mesa California

A day in the park to weed out hate

Setche Kwamu-Nana, who is originally from Cameroon facilitated a Santee event on April 3, Weed Out Hate day where 22 people from different races, religions and political persuasions gathered in a community circle to discuss race in a casual setting. Kwamu-Nana, a former engineer who was once transferred to different…

County businesses start to see Orange

As the number of new COVID-19 cases declines and more people become vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, the county has eased into a less restrictive tier of pandemic safety protocols. On Wednesday the county of San Diego entered the Orange Tier of COVID-19  safety practices meaning more people can gather…

Weber to replace Weber

Preliminary counts show a La Mesa councilwoman has a commanding lead over her nearest rival in their bid to fill the Assembly District 79 seat. Dr. Akilah Weber, a Democrat and member of the La Mesa City Council since 2018, had 28,834 votes and Republican Marco Contreras had 18,428 votes…

No reservations about reservoir options

Serving more than 200,000 residents throughout the region, the Sweetwater Authority extended recreational activities at both of its reservoirs. Camping, horseback riding, hiking, biking and shoreline fishing are open to the public, and the Authority is welcoming the public to enjoy the outdoors at the Sweetwater Reservoir in Spring Valley,…

Man charged in matricide; Sept. set for murder trial

A man who was shot twice by a La Mesa Police officer when he would not drop a knife was ordered March 26 to stand trial for the murder of his mother in Ocean Beach. La Mesa police officer Brian Jacoby was the last witness in the two-day preliminary hearing…

Research tests benefits of matching addiction patients to treatment options

By Joy Franklin When it comes to gender, alcohol and drug abuse are not equal-opportunity afflictions. Men are more likely than women to use almost all types of illegal drugs, and they are more likely to end up in emergency rooms or dying as a result of overdose, according to…

Mild, spring-like weather continues this weekend

A coastal eddy will have low clouds & patchy fog hugging the coast early Friday. By the afternoon, sunshine and seasonal temps will prevail.          Source: CBS 8 New feed

Arrest in teen's hit-and-run death provides few answers for family

LA MESA, Calif. – Authorities on Thursday arrested a Spring Valley man on charges of felony hit-and-run in the death of a teenager earlier this year on an East County road. Joseph Jok, the father of 18-year-old Jok Joseph Jok, lays flowers on Thursday, April 8, 2021, near Bancroft Drive…

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