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.
Patch was all over Election Day last week, covering races locally, regionally, statewide and nationally. Tens of thousands of electon-related articles were published by Patch sites across the nation In La Mesa, we concentrated on the race for city council, which went to incumbent Ruth Sterling and Kristine Alessio. See racaps of school board races, water district races, and more. And check out some of the exclusive photos and videos from Golden Hall downtown.
Sterling Credits ‘Faithful Base’ for Council Win; Alessio Takes Allan Seat
Recap Stories on Local La Mesa Races
San Diego County Election Night in Video Clips
A day after the election, La Mesa-Spring Valley District superintendent Brian Marshall responded to the re-election of school board members Bill Baber and Emma Turner, and what the state's adoption of Prop 30 means for local schools.
School Superintendent 'Breathes a Sigh of Relief' with Prop 30 Approval
There were a few crime stories last week, including a mom being mugged in front of her kids, a hit and run incident that left a motorcyclist hospitalized, and a Cricket Wireless store being robbed by a man armed with a butcher knife.
Woman Robbed of Her Purse at Grossmont Center in Front of Her Kids
Authorities Looking for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Left Spring Valley Accident
Robbery Suspect Armed with Butcher’s Knife Sought by Police
Police ruled out a hate crime last week in the March slaying of an Iraqi wife and mother from El Cajon. The woman's husband has been arrested in connection with her death.
Two Spring Valley high school football teams competed in the CIF San Diego playoffs on Friday. Mount Miguel was able to get a win at home against Mater Dei Catholic, while cross-town rival Monte Vista had its season ended by Serra. See those and other football playoffs results.