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.
Roshawn Broadnax, 21, the Helix alum and former track athlete who has been accused in the slaying of his girlfriend, Deazjnae Banks in July, was ordered to stand trial by a judge last week. See what details about the case emerged from witness testimony at the preliminary hearing.
Domestic Abuse or Murder? Helix Alum Ordered to Trial in Girlfriend’s Death
Staying with Helix, the boys basketball team was bounced from the CIF playoffs after a double-overtime loss to Escondido. The Scotties were plagued by poor foul shooting. See photos and videos.
Escondido Defeats Helix in Double-Overtime Thriller in CIF Hoops Playoff
The approval of a raise for Helix Water District General Manager Carlos Lugo last week made many ratepayers angry. In this letter to the editor, David Smyle asks what the new GM did to deserve $6,000 more a year.
Helix GM's Approved Raise Is a Stick in the Eye to Ratepayers
A showdown at City Hall is brewing, as Mayor Art Madrid added fuel to the fire for his public disagreements with councilmember Ernie Ewin. At a Feb. 12 council meeting, Madrid read aloud a statement that repeatedly said Ewin lied about several things. See what else the Mayor had to say.
A new grocery store in Casa de Oro opened to fanfare last week, as the discount market Grocery Outlet opened its 189th store across the country. Store owners Mark and Sherry Vargas said in a Patch video that they are excited to now live in the Spring Valley community.
Brand New Grocery Outlet Brings Bargain Prices to Spring Valley
Maryland Avenue Elementary was locked down for about 30 minutes on Friday, as police searched the area near the school for an attempted armed robbery suspect. No one was injured in the attempted robbery, and the suspect is still at large.
Maryland Ave. Elementary Locked Down After Attempted Armed Robbery in Area
Veteran comedian and actor Dan Aykroyd was in La Mesa Saturday signing bottles of Crystal Skull vodka, which he promotes. Check out the video of Aykroyd fans of all ages, dressed up as some of his famous characters.
Something Strange in Neighborhood: Aykroyd Signs Skull Vodka Bottles