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Cleaning Up La Mesa, a Spring Valley Shooting, and 'HeART' Tix Available

These stories and more as we take a look at the Week in Review on La Mesa-Mount Helix Patch.

At La Mesa-Mount Helix Patch, we know that in your busy lives there may be some stories that you can't read about the day they happen. With the "Week That Was" column, we'll provide a roundup of the most important stories of the week.

Authorities are still trying to determine if charges will be filed against an elderly Spring Valley man, who was arrested last week in connection with the fatal shooting of his stepson.

The latest crime statistics released by SANDAG shows increased violent crime in Spring Valley for the first half of 2012, compared to the same time last year. However, Spring Valley has one of the lowest FBI crime index rates in all of San Diego County, trailing only Poway and 4S Ranch.

Check out this profile of Jill Addison, a Mt. Helix resident who has used her knowledge and expertise with video production to start a company that helps small businesses. Her "Do It Yourself Video" program allows small businesses to maximize the power of video on the Internet to attract customers.

With football starting again, it's fitting that there is news regarding one of the San Diego Chargers legendary players, Junior Seau. In one story, a jury denied awarding damages to Moose Lea, who was claiming that he was injured in 2010, when Seau accidentally drove off a cliff in Carlsbad after falling asleep at the wheel.

Seau's estate also took a more than $1M loss on his Oceanside home, which was sold in late August. The 2,200-square-foot home, which sold for $1.975M, was the scene of in May.

Tickets are still available for Saturday's "heART of Mt. Helix" event, which is an annual celebration of arts, music, food, and culture in East County. Tickets are onsale on the Mt. Helix Park Foundation website, which can be found in the story below.

A preliminary hearing for Chrystina Delrosario has been postponed until Oct. 2. Delrosario, a teachers' aide at Reflections School in La Mesa, stands accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with one of her students, a 15-year-old boy.

The City of La Mesa helped clean up the county's storm drains and waterways, as eight ashcans for used cigarette butts were installed at various locations near and on La Mesa Boulevard. It is estimated that the cans will help keep 7,000 butts off of the street per month.

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