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.
It was a very newsy week in La Mesa. We begin with a story regarding the city's near $1M fine relating to several sewage system overflows as a result from a large rainstorm in 2010.
La Mesa Facing $1 Million Fine for Sewage Overflows in 2010 Rainstorm
While the city will be losing money with that fine, it decided to essentially "give back" more than $9,000 to a local hotel at its last council meeting, by waiving a delinquency penalty for a late Transient Occupancy Tax payment, in a "one-time exception."
With the closing of Ralphs on Grossmont Boulevard on Feb. 1, many are wondering what new business, if any, will take over the vacant space. Developers told Patch last week that it will be a "major tenant," with "locations around San Diego County."
‘Major Tenant’ Coming to Grossmont Boulevard to Replace Ralphs
Sentencing was delayed for Chrystina Delrosario, the former teacher's aide who pleaded guilty in December to having an unlawful sexual relationship with a 15-year-old male student. The new sentencing date will be Feb. 14.
Sentencing Delayed for Teacher's Aide Accused of Having Sex with Student
The Grossmont Union High School District took fire, (and faced possible litigation), over its apparent lack of services to non-English speaking students, based on a report published. However, the District fired back, saying that an error on the state level led to false data being reported, and saying the ACLU was wrong in its assertion.
ACLU Rips Grossmont Union HS District Over Lack of English-Learner Services
State Error Led ACLU to Jump on Grossmont Union HS District
A local coaching legend passed away in early January who had famous ties. Bob Speidel, who coached Bill Walton at Helix High School in the mid-60s lost his battle with lung cancer on Jan. 6. He was 80.
Finally, in San Diego area news, Tiger Woods claimed yet another victory at Torrey Pines, with his win of the Farmers Insurance Open. It is Woods 75th career win, and his eighth on the seaside municipal course in La Jolla. Check out the recaps of each day of Tiger's dominance.
Tiger Woods Earns 75th Career Victory with Win at Torrey Pines
Tiger Woods Leads After Two Rounds at Torrey Pines