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.
Recent figures released by the State of California showed how healthy individual school students are. Based on the data from the President's Physical Fitness tests, see how your child's local school stacks up.
How Healthy Are La Mesa Students? State Releases Fitness Scores
It was a relatively mundane council meeting last week. But that didn't stop Mayor Art Madrid and Councilmember Ernie Ewin from going back and forth over a lost softball and plaque, presented to Madrid and the council more than a decade ago.
Helix Charter High School won a Chargers Champions Grant, and it will use $75,000 to help renovate its weight room and purchase new exercise equipment for its physical education program.
Helix Charter HS Will Get Revamped Weight Room with $75K Chargers Grant
Grossmont Center experienced FBI activity last week, when agents and La Mesa police arrested three men attempting to steal a whole ATM machine from off of its moorings at Chase Bank.
3 Held in Attempted ATM Robbery at Chase Bank at Grossmont Center
Suspects ID'd in Attempted ATM Robbery of Grossmont Center Bank
Another bizarre crime story occurred last week, when two suspects, armed with a crowbar or similar metal object, allegedly broke into a residence and beat an 80-year-old man with it, during a burglary attempt. They were apprehended a short time later. The suspects pleaded not guilty.
Elderly Lake Murray Resident Allegedly Beaten with Crowbar During Burglary
Pair Accused of Assaulting Elderly Man in Lake Murray Plead Not Guilty
Former president of the Grossmont Union High School District, Larry Urdahl, died last week. The 68-year-old resident of Sedona, Arizona was suffering from liver cancer.
Larry Urdahl Dies in Arizona; Led Grossmont HS District School Board