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Stories by Jay Anderson

Korean War dogfighter recognized

On Saturday morning (August 20), while walking around Sweetwater Harley Davidson with Marine veteran and salesman Bobby Bradshaw, we stopped by a poster depicting the cover of the January 2016 edition of Homeland Magazine, which ...

Why change, La Mesa?

Change continues in the La Mesa area known as the Village or downtown. One highly visible part of this change was the sometimes-maligned Streetscape project, after which several businesses departed or will soon do so. ...

June 25, 2016
Streetscaped out of La Mesa Village

Walking through the La Mesa downtown area known as the Village, it is striking to see numerous signs testifying to change in this area of small businesses: real estate and property management signs, in the ...

Navy veteran Marian Jones laid to rest

On a recent breezy morning, another funeral took place at Miramar National Cemetery. As the flag was being folded by soldiers from the U.S. Army Honor Guard and “Taps” was being played by a Marine ...

Youth and 20/20 vision in Indian Wells

A chance meeting in the desert provided answers on the requirements for becoming an official at a major professional tennis tournament, like the one at Indian Wells. Just a 2.5-hour drive from San Diego, the ...

Pit stop in Tehachapi

If you're like me, you dread driving through any part of Los Angeles when heading north by road. Having driven different routes at varying times on several days of the week, I’ve found it will ...

A farewell to Charlie

The mission alert went out for a military funeral for an Army combat veteran of the Korean War, the oft-described “forgotten war.” Staging was on a Thursday morning (January 21) at the VFW hall in ...

January 22, 2016
In honor of warriors

It was a cool, maybe even cold morning by San Diego standards, as some volunteers began to arrive just before sunrise at the Miramar National Cemetery on Saturday, December 12. Their purpose was to support ...

December 14, 2015
Mention of "shooting up the office" at SDSU?

In September at San Diego State University, campus police responded to a report of an alleged threat of physical violence made by students toward a university employee. Captain Joshua Mays of the (SDSU) department of ...

December 7, 2015
La Mesa Oktoberfest report

The La Mesa Village Merchants Association threw their first Oktoberfest 42 years ago. Their website states “over 100,000 attendees” now flock to the annual gathering. With the disruption from the La Mesa Streetscape Project and ...

November 27, 2015
Cold beer, hot chicks at the Hideout

If a biker and new to the San Diego region, it is recommended you plan a ride to the Hideout Steakhouse and Saloon. Getting there from San Diego means riding one of two practical routes: ...

La Mesa Village still a mess

Construction of the long-term project known in La Mesa as "Streetscape" will continue, including after Oktoberfest. Regarding Streetscape, according to the city's website, “The objective of the project is to revitalize and beautify the downtown ...

September 28, 2015
Motorcycle mission for wounded warrior

The day promised to be warm as the bikers arrived at the designated staging area. Mainly older and grayer, the earlier arrivals found places in the shade on this Saturday morning. Parking their bikes (the ...

September 26, 2015
Rocking with the Society in Liberty Station

If strolling around NTC/Liberty Station on Friday, August 7, you might have heard some '50s and '60s rock and roll music. Following the sound, you would have arrived at the San Diego Watercolor Society. This ...

What part of "Do Not Call" is confusing?

At 7:15 p.m. last Monday (July 13) we were finishing dinner and watching baseball’s Home Run Derby when the telephone rang. Upon answering, I was greeted by, “This is Maggie Clemens of Keller Williams.” Before ...

July 21, 2015
Welcome to the village — now calm down!

For many La Mesa residents (and visitors) accustomed to driving east along La Mesa Boulevard from University Avenue into the “village” area, it is unclear why ongoing construction eliminated the well-used right-turn lane at the ...

June 29, 2015
Solemn mission follows soldier's suicide

The published schedule indicated staging was at 12:00 p.m. As usual, they began arriving at 11:15. Older, graying gents — volunteers — coming together for a solemn purpose. For some, it would be the first ...

April 21, 2015
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