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Volume 7, Issue 5 | May 26 - June 22, 2017
Best of La Mesa
Congratulations to our local winners

If there is one theme to the last few years of reporting for the Courier, it would have to be the changing landscape of local businesses in La Mesa.

Along La Mesa Boulevard are new shops and restaurants, a new sidewalk and gathering place, and a new business association. In the commercial area along Center Street are new breweries and wineries.

La Mesa theater celebrates a big milestone

Eight decades is a long time for any theatrical organization, but even after that many years, the Lamplighters Community Theatre continues to be a beloved venue for entertainment in La Mesa.

In June, several festivities are taking place in honor of the longstanding theater company. On June 11, the 80th Anniversary Gala is scheduled to take place at the La Mesa Women's Club, organized by volunteers Barbara Eisele and Pamela Stompoly-Ericson. Hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and a silent auction will be held.

Going national
La Mesa teen joins USA Junior Tennis

Siem "Sam" Woldeab picked up a tennis racket at age 7 as a fun summer activity. His family lived across the street from the Helix Charter High School tennis courts, so it was an easy choice.

After a few lessons, however, he knew tennis was his sport. Recently, the United States Tennis Association's Player Development program confirmed that choice as Woldeab was one of eight top U.S. players named to the 2017 USA National Junior Team.

Working on a new plan

Grossmont doctor developing an alternative plan for health care

Health care in America is hard. Just ask the authors of any health care bill to date - no matter the intention - there are critics from one side of the aisle or the other lined up at town hall meetings ready to tear the plan down. 

However, one doctor at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa believes he has some answers to the health care problem.

Items in the La Mesa News Briefs:

- La Mesa named Playful City USA
- Lemon Avenue Elementary wins Carton 2 Garden contest
- St. Andrew's Day School celebrates 70 years
- Summer camps through the city
- Climate groups host La Mesa Solar Experience
- Helix student wins video contest
- Boys to Men expand in region
- First phase of Collier Park improvements completed
- La Mesan wins water-wise landscape contest
- Helix student wins laptop
- La Mesa student named top 10 volunteer
- Reading Cinemas Grossmont goes TITAN

Also in this issue:

Taste of La Mesa will take place on June 12; a profile on the culinary pioneers behind Craft Kitchen; Lamplighters Community Theatre's "They're Playing Our Song" runs through June 4; our calendar is packed with events such as 10th Annual Sophia's Cookies for a Cure and 20th Annual La Mesa Flag Day Parade; our arts calendar is full of events including La Mesa Craft Corner and San Diego Follies 10th Anniversary Celebration; Spring Fling connects business and community; updates from Dianne Jacob, Helix High School, Grossmont High School, La Mesa Foothills Democratic Club and Navajo Canyon Republican Women; Grossmont students win Congressional App Challenge; American Red Cross offers blood donation opportunities around the county; a guest editorial from Rep. Susan A. Davis on investing in education and the environment; La Mesa Reads encourages math and science summer reading; a recipe for chicken curry salad in What's Cooking With Julie; tips to attract pollinators to your garden; and Gen-X in a Millennial World tackles grocery shopping with children.

Read the full issue online
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. 
Reach us at (619) 519-7775. For news tips or editorial submissions, email jeff@sdcnn.com.

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