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Volume 8, Issue 3 | March 23 - April 26, 2018
Into the great wide open
 
  
River Kids Discovery Days introduces nature to students

Despite being known as a destination for outdoor enthusiasts, San Diego is also home to children who lack access and opportunity to enjoy nature. However, programs like the San Diego River Park Foundation's River Kids Discovery Days look to bridge that gap and offer every child a chance to enjoy the great outdoors.

Council adopts climate action plan
 

After four years and multiple drafts, the city of La Mesa has adopted a climate action plan.

On March 13, the City Council voted unanimously to pass the new climate plan, making La Mesa the ninth city in the region to do so and the first in East County.

Chamber celebrates 10 years and salutes local heroes
 
  
On March 8, the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce celebrated a decade of serving the La Mesa business community during its annual Salute to Local Heroes event.

Like previous years, there were silent auctions, raffles for big ticket items like a new television, plated dinner service and a ceremony for the installation of the board of directors. 

City exploring marijuana tax options
 

When La Mesa voters passed Measure U, paving the way for medical marijuana businesses to open in the city, one of the upsides of the new law was that it could potentially add millions of dollars to the city's budget.

On Feb. 28, city staff, interested marijuana entrepreneurs and city officials met at the La Mesa Community Center for a discussion on local taxing options for future medical marijuana businesses. The discussion was led by consultant David McPherson, cannabis compliance director for HdL Companies.

In La Mesa Courier's News Briefs:

- OFFICERS OPEN FIRE IN LA MESA

- GROSSMONT, ALPINE COME TO TERMS

- LA MESA NAMED TREE CITY USA

- EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS HOLD FUNDRAISERS

- ST. MARTIN OF TOURS IS NOW GENERATING ITS OWN ELECTRICITY FROM THE SUN

News and updates from:

- County Supervisor Dianne Jacob
- La Mesa Foothills Democratic Club
- Navajo Canyon Republican Women
- Senator Anderson
- Grossmont High School
- Helix Charter High School
Also in this issue:

Frank Sabatini Jr. reviews Farmer's Table.

San Diego Education Association president Lindsay Burnigham pens op-ed on what to arm teachers with.


La Mesa Reads shares books about women in history.

About La Mesa Courier
 
Specializing in covering community events, interesting people, businesses and more, the La Mesa Courier is delivered throughout La Mesa, Mt. Helix and surrounding areas. In addition to our door to door distribution throughout zip codes 91941 and 91942, the newspaper is distributed at over 140 strategic locations throughout our area. 

La Mesa Courier is a part of the San Diego Community News Network, which also publishes San Diego Uptown News, San Diego Downtown News, Gay San Diego, Mission Valley News and Mission Times Courier. 
 
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