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High School Football Kicks Off, and a Reality TV Star Arrested in La Mesa

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.

Are you ready for some football? If not, you'd better start. The NFL Season kicks off Wednesday as Dallas visits the New York Giants. The Chargers play their first game on Monday as they travel to Oakland. But locally, the action on the high school gridiron is already fast and furious.

Helix began their state title defense with a win over Eastlake. The Scotties are ranked No. 1 in the county. In Ramona, Grossmont began the Tom Karlo Era with a win over the host school. After the game, the win was dedicated to former coach Ron Murphy, who died last year after battling cancer.

Off the field, coaches and administrators at Helix are having to deal with a longstanding perception and allegations that they have practiced recruitment of players from other schools and cities. The issue was much more prevalent years ago than it is now, however the allegations still rain a little on the school's championship defense season.

Thomas Quinn, who stars as "Gipsy" on the Discovery Channel reality show The Devil's Ride, was arrested last week outside Grossmont Hospital, on suspicion on committing a lewd act on a female child.

A Spring Valley woman, who was shot by a sheriff's deputy at her home last week, said that she received no warning before the shot, despite her calling out and asking "who's there?" The bullet, fired by deputy Luke Berhalter, went through her left breast, down her arm and out her pinky.

The two-mile drive from Rancho San Diego to south Spring Valley will be a lot less bumpy and crowded, as the final renovations to Jamacha Boulevard are now complete, and the busy roadway is open for people to drive on. The project cost $8.6 million. Funding came from the County’s road fund, as well as revenues from the TransNet sales tax, Prop. 1B, developer deposits and contributions from utility undergrounding funds.

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