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La Mesa California

Laura Lothian for La Mesa City Council

Real Estate agent Laura Lothian, who won a special 2021 La Mesa election for the city council seat vacated early by Akilah Weber, is running for re-election to retain her seat on the dais. Consistently, she maintains elected officials need to focus on the city’s needs over state and federal…

Tony Orlando for La Mesa City Council

La Mesa City Council candidate Tony Orlando, 49 said homelessness has reached crisis proportions in the city and affordable housing must be built without taking away from the character of the neighborhood while government officials should tackle getting cars off the road without taxing drivers. “Really, homelessness is no longer…

11th hour comfort returns after pandemic -forced break

After a three-year pause due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Sharp Grossmont Hospital is bringing back its 11th Hour program where volunteers dedicate their time to sit with those who are near death, giving solace and companionship during their final hours of life, who might otherwise die alone. Hospital chaplains…

Mejgan Afshan, La Mesa City Council candidate

La Mesa City Council hopeful Mejgan Afshan, the 43-year-old co-founder of civil rights organization Borderlands for Equity, would like to expand homeless outreach, increase affordable housing for low and very low-income households, and create a stipend for electric bike users. The city, she said, is in transition from a cozy…

Patricia Dillard, La Mesa City Council candidate

Patricia Dillard, 64 is running for La Mesa city council. The saleswoman would like to simplify city processes to facilitate affordable housing development, work in collaboration with neighboring municipalities to reduce homelessness, and encourage individuals to be conscientious about using public transportation. Reducing homelessness requires an “organic effort” she said…

Gary Kendrick for El Cajon City Council District 1

El Cajon Council member Gary Kendrick, Republican, District 1, is running unopposed in the upcoming November elections. Kendrick has served on City Council is reaching 20 years of service on City Council. Kendrick said the most important thing is that the city keeps the citizens of El Cajon as safe…

Andrew Hayes, Lakeside Union School District Governing Board candidate

Andrew Hayes, Governing Board member, Lakeside Union School District Why are you running for school board? California’s education system is broken. For too long Sacramento bureaucrats have worked overtime to remove local control from school districts and erode parents and community members say in their local school districts. Yet, even…

Bill Wells, El Cajon mayoral candidate

El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells is running for reelection against newcomer Democratic candidate Arnie Levine. Wells, a Republican, began his political career on City Council in 2008, and became mayor in 2013. He is now running for his third term in office as mayor. Wells said he has much work…

Arnie Levine, El Cajon mayoral candidate

Arnie Levine is running for El Cajon mayor. The 69-year-old Democrat is running against incumbent Mayor Bill Wells and said he is running to serve everyone, with many Republican supporters. Levine has lived in El Cajon since 1992, works in real estate, Levine said he is running because he believes…

County’s largest Medi-Cal plan on state’s chopping block

Community Health Group is San Diego county’s only locally based Medi-Cal health plan and serves 36 percent of the area’s Medi-Cal recipients, the most of any plan operating in the region. A recent decision by the California Department of Health Care Services would eliminate the ability of San Diego’s largest…

Hockey fans can get a sneak-peak at Gulls’ upcoming season this Saturday

The San Diego Gulls roster for their 2022-23 American Hockey League campaign is starting to take shape in advance of the team’s exhibition game against the archrival Ontario Reign Saturday, Oct. 8, at Pechanga Arena. The two Southern California rivals — the top developmental affiliates of the Anaheim Ducks (Gulls)…

JENNIFER MENDOZA for Lemon Grove City Council

Lemon Grove City Council member Jennifer Mendoza has served on Council for eight years and is looking at retaining her seat for the next four years. Mendoza said what made her run for office is that if you think things can be better, you should get involved and do something…

STEPHANIE KLEIN for Lemon Grove City Council

Stephanie Klein is running for Lemon Grove City Council. The 40-year-old Independent works in real estate, with a background exclusively in customer service management in diverse types of businesses, from the corporate level, owned her own client relationship business, working with many businesses as their client relationship representative. Klein has…

El Cajon mayor bristles at number of homeless vouchers in city

El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, City Manager Graham Mitchell and Assistant to the City Manager Dave Richards claim San Diego County contractors have been disproportionately sheltering homeless residents from across the county in the city’s motels. An influx of individuals from the county’s Regional Housing Assistance Program which supplies motel…

SDSU’s Browning named Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week

San Diego State University place-kicker Jack Browning received honors as the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week following the Aztecs’ lastminute 17-14 non-conference victory against the University of Toledo last Saturday at Snapdragon Stadium. It is the first conference award for Browning, a Lakeside native and West Hills…

San Diego Section Football Rankings

TOP 50 TEAMS MaxPreps through Sept. 25 1. Carlsbad 4-1 2. Cathedral Catholic 3-3 3. Lincoln 5-1 4. Helix 5-1 5. Madison 5-0 6. Poway 4-1 7. Mater Dei Catholic 1-4 8. (tie) Granite Hills 4-2 8. (tie) Mira Mesa 4-1 10. La Costa Canyon 3-2 11. Mission Hills 2-3…

Aztecs men’s hockey team hits the ice in unexplored Division 1 territory

As the San Diego State University men’s ice hockey team embarks on its maiden voyage at the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division 1 level, the Aztecs are quickly finding it’s a completely different game from what they’ve been accustomed to during their long stay at the Division 2 level. But…

Miramar Air Show Opening | Here's what you need to know

Visitors from around the world are in San Diego to see the planes at MCAS Miramar. From tanks to planes, there’s also plenty to explore on the ground this weekend.          Source: CBS 8 New feed

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