Lake Jennings spookiness just before it closes

Scripps oceanographers and Helix Water will put dye in water in November

If you see an eerie reddish tint to the water at Lake Jennings on Halloween, it’s not spooks and goblins at work; it is a result of the lake’s hydraulic mixing action being tested by ...

Recycling thief caught up with in Lakeside

"I know it's only cans, but they are ours and on our property."

Last week, Jeff Cremeans caught a man lurking by his 1984 Toyota truck. The 39-year-old Lakeside resident can see his driveway even when he's at work — thanks to his Night Owl Extreme surveillance system. ...

Buses' stop signs ignored

"This, fortunately, scared the student to the point of shaking like crazy."

“Last week I was following my son’s bus home [and] the bus stopped on Valle Vista Road near Vista Camino,” said Miranda Niederle of Lakeside. “[Then the driver] turned on the [bus’s stop] lights and ...

Lakeside Nextdoor monitor adrift after online kerfuffle

“The first thing I’m doing is dropping the ban-hammer on you for personal attacks.”

On August 4, Dawn Espedal needed to verify a Lakeside resident on the Nextdoor app. “Please help me verify a new neighbor. Jane Smith [name changed for the story] on Riverview would like to join ...

Hike along the redwood flume that brought water to La Mesa

Differing life forms along Helix Flume Trail

The newest segment of the Helix Flume Trail between the old El Monte Pump Station on El Monte Road to Lake Jennings opened to the public in February 2017. The opening of this trail was ...

Lakeside dune buggy, trailer stolen, then recovered

Buggy was sitting on a stolen flatbed trailer on Mother Grundy Truck Trail

“When we saw the video of them driving away with the trailer, it was such a sickening feeling,” said Kathy Cosgrove. "We honestly did not think we would get it back.” Kathy, 53, was referring ...

Ramadan, no cheating

East County handyman chugs half gallon of water while it's dark

Said Hamdi works as a handyman for a local property management firm, maintaining houses and small apartment buildings across East County — Spring Valley, El Cajon, Santee, Lakeside. For the last month or so he's ...

No one wants Lakeside's Linden Road

“Visitors have such a hard time driving in”

Carlos Contreras stands at the edge of a roadway that looks like a combination of sinkholes and earthquake damage. He points up the short, narrow street to a nice looking, well-kept house with a For ...

Frankly, they had me at sausage

German deli brings gemütlichkeit to Lakeside

It didn't really matter to me what the "More" referred to, when I found myself parking it in Lakeside to eat at a small, casual spot called Sausage & More European Deli. For the record, ...

Remember the name of Santee teen Julius Ballo

Southern California Silver Glove champ wins national boxing title

Thirteen-year-old Julius Ballo may be a normal teenager at his Tierra Del Sol middle school in Lakeside, but in the boxing ring, he’s a national champion. The Santee resident started boxing when he was three. ...

Weasel watch at Lindo Lake

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