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Stories by Jay Anderson

La Mesa Oktoberfest report

Less teenagers, less cost, and less business = mixed reviews

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 ...

Cold beer, hot chicks at the Hideout

That’s what’s advertised at Santa Ysabel biker haven

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

Streetscape to continue after Oktoberfest

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 ...

Motorcycle mission for wounded warrior

Bikers escort Marine to new residence provided by Homes for Our Troops

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 ...

Rocking with the Society in Liberty Station

Watermedia association's 50th celebrated by double-size crowd

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?

Consumer complacency gets a kick in the head

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 ...

Welcome to the village — now calm down!

Reason for elimination of well-used right-turn lane becomes clear

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 ...

Solemn mission follows soldier's suicide

“Why don’t they have battle buddies back at home?”

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 ...

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