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.
Recently, Mayor Art Madrid signed a commendation urging a national group for fair trade advocates to declare the city a Fair Trade Town. Despite no council vote or discussion, the move raised questions with many. But the mayor insists that he had authority to do so, and it seems that he, in fact did, after the regulations on how cities could gain FTT designation were changed last year.
Mayor Madrid Had 'Authority' to Sign Fair Trade Declaration for La Mesa
A man from unincorporated La Mesa must stand trial, as a judge last week ruled there is enough evidence to charge him in the stabbing death of a Spring Valley man.
La Mesan to Stand Trial in Stabbing Death of Spring Valley Man
Things are certainly heating up in the race for the Grossmont Union High School board. Challengers blasting incumbents, incumbents crying foul, a grand jury investigation about possibly diverted Prop U monies, and a big case of "he said, she said, he said again, then this other fella chimed in too."
Follow all of the action on this race and others on our Patch Election Guide.
Grossmont School Board Rift Explodes: Board Member Kelly Attacks Schreiber
Direct Knowledge of a Grand Jury Investigation of GUHSD
Grand Jury Probe of Grossmont HS District is Politically Motivated
My Board Vote Could Be Third One to Make Alpine High School a Reality
Have you seen the City of La Mesa's new redesigned website? If not, find out what all the new bells and whistles are. What are your thoughts on the new design?
City of La Mesa Launches Redesigned Website
With its most recent dominating win, Grossmont earned a first-round bye in the CIF playoffs. While Helix got put into the city's "Group of Death" alongside other powerhouse teams Oceanside and Poway.