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Generations Communications, 7-Eleven Opposition, and Oktoberfest Memories

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.

We kick it off this week with a great story, video, and photo gallery from the La Mesa Intergenerational Games, a fun event that pairs elementary school kids with adults over 50 in a series of competitions. The games are meant to allow each age group to spend some quality time together and learn more about each other.

The vendor booths and beer gardens are all gone from the La Mesa Village, but the faint scent of grilled bratwurst, and of course, lots of memories still remain from Oktoberfest. You can upload your own photos and share your stories on this story.

Oktoberfest Veteran Julian Rey Saenz Returns—And Just a Helix Freshman

When Helix Charter High School executive director Mike Lewis got to school on Tuesday, "water was running down the hill toward University Avenue," he told Patch last week, after a broken water main flooded part of the campus and canceled school. A portion of broken pipe was replaced, and students returned on Thursday, just in time to finish Finals.

Broken Water Main Cancels Classes at Helix Charter High School on Tuesday

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A relatively short city council meeting last week mostly focused on a non-agendized item, as a few upset residents told the council of their staunch opposition to a proposed 7-Eleven convenience store on Spring Street and Gateside Road. The project still has to be approved by the city's design board, but the residents think the store will being more "traffic, crime, and trash" to the area. There will undoubtedly be more on this in the coming months.

Proposed 7-Eleven Not 'Heaven' for Residents at Council Meeting

A quick roundup of crime stories from last week:

Antonio Garcia, the La Mesa man charged in the fatal shooting recently on Amarillo Drive, pleaded not guilty to the charge; the 7-Eleven on Amaya Drive was robbed by a gunman last week, but no one was injured; and a woman who was holding her 2-year-old child in her arms, was robbed of her purse by a suspect at Grossmont Center.

La Mesa Man Charged in Fatal Shooting Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charge

7-Eleven on Amaya Drive in La Mesa Robbed at Gunpoint

Women Robbed of Purse While Holding 2-Year-Old Daughter in Her Arms

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