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Volume 7, Issue 11 | Nov. 24 - Dec. 21, 2017
A home for the holidays
Horizon House takes young adults transitioning out of foster care

La Mesa welcomes its neighbors and offers a source of hope in the newly christened Horizon House. 

The home for young adult women is a joint effort between the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church Foster Youth Ministry and Just in Time (JIT), a nonprofit committed to helping transition-age foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and well-being. 

Reaching goals in life, on field
La Mesa soccer player picked for unique mentorship program 

Emma Cashman isn't your average seventh-grade soccer player.

Earlier this year, the home-schooled La Mesan was chosen to be one of just 11 girls, ages 11 to 15, from China, South Korea, Brazil and the United States, to be flown to Manchester, England as part of Chevrolet's GoalKeeper program. 

Holiday happenings in the Village

Following last year's success of the La Mesa Village Association's inaugural Holiday in the Village, this year's event looks to bring twice the fun.

"Last year was our first year as a new association in taking on the responsibility of it and so we went with a one-day event," La Mesa Village Association (LMVA) event director Katie Halvin said. "It was quite successful, so this year [the board] decided to go to two days." 

Early Christmas celebration for the whole family

Watching holiday classics can be fun, but it's occasionally exciting to try something new. Lamplighters Community Theatre is helming a fresh celebration, "A Christmas Cabaret," for December's holiday festivities. 

The event is the first that director Shirley Johnston is staging at the La Mesa venue. 

Items in the La Mesa News Briefs:

- La Mesa Chamber holiday drive
- GHD grant to ElderHelp of San Diego
- Red Cross announces new regional CEO
- Senior living offers music therapy

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:

La Mesa's climate action plan faces scrutiny at Nov. 13 meeting.

San Carlos resident Don Harrison writes a book about Jewish people and their history along Interstate 8.

Nate Magnusson, a young landscape architect who lives in La Mesa, works to shape the future.

A guest editorial from Rep. Susan A. Davis discusses GOP tax bills and the middle class.

Our Letters to the Editor discuss La Mesa City Council and La Mesa Climate Action Plan.

Our La Mesa Courier Holiday Guide highlights local businesses, who invite you to celebrate the season with them.

A guest editorial from Paul Downey offers 10 tips for holiday giving.

Frank Sabatini Jr. takes a trip to The Village House Kalina to try Ukrainian food.

What's Cooking with Julie offers a holiday recipe for simple cinnamon rolls.

Genevieve Suzuki explains why she prefers holiday shopping at malls instead of online.

La Mesa Reads offers a book selection inspired by the popular Netflix show "Stranger Things."

Our Community and Arts & Entertainment calendar is packed with events including "Bus Stop" at Grossmont Stagehouse Theatre and "Christmas with the Salvation Army."

Re: "Hilltop housing development in the works" [Volume 7, Issue 10 or bit.ly/2A4XSk9]

The price of homes for the La Mesa Summit Estates should not have been stated in the October edition of the La Mesa Courier. The developer instructed the Courier to delete the pricing. The pricing was inadvertently left in the article. It has now been removed 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. 

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