Teacher Sex Scandal, Sweet Treats in La Mesa, and a Deluge of Debate Coverage

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.

The first Presidential Debate was tops on the list of stories last week, and Patch had readers covered from nearly every angle. From a downtown debate viewing party with many local elected officials, to the head of the Democratic party telling guests in La Mesa that the debate results aren't likely to alter the election, to a clever song covering it all, we were all over it.

Democratic Chairman Tells La Mesans: Debate Won’t Alter Election Outcome

Everything You Need to Know About the Presidential Debate—In a Song

In other election news, it was reported last week that registered Democrats now outnumber Republicans in San Diego County. The City of La Mesa already illustrates that trend, with about 1,000 less GOP members than Dems.

Democrats Regain Edge Over GOP in Countywide Voter Registration

In crime news, a man is still hospitalized after being shot in the head on Amarillo Drive in La Mesa. Police are still investigating and looking for two suspects.

Update: 'Prognosis Unclear' For Man Shot in Head in La Mesa

Shocking details were revealed in a preliminary hearing of Chrystina Delrosario, the 25-year-old former teacher's aide, who is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy in a classroom at Reflections Central School in La Mesa. On Tuesday, an East County judge ruled that there is sufficient evidence for Delrosario to stand trial on the charges.

A new candy shop, which had a soft opening during Oktoberfest, is gracing the Downtown Village and providing customers with sweet treats and sweeter nostalgia. Say hello to Joe and Erika Struzzieri of Royal Castle Candy.

New Candy Shop in The Downtown Village Will Offer Up Sweet Nostalgia

Lots of high school football action on Friday, including Grossmont moving to 5-0 with big win over Granite Hills; Helix crowning a Homecoming kind and queen, then clowning Valhalla on the field; and Mount Miguel running back Tony Dozier running wild on Monte Vista, to the tune of almost 300 yards and 2 TDs, despite leaving twice with seperate injuries. 

Grossmont Stays Perfect for 2012 with Dominating Victory Over Granite Hills


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