🌱 Arson Guilty Plea + Road Usage Tax + Halloween Weekend Events


Happy Saturday, La Mesa-Mount Helix! Here’s everything you need to know to get this day started.

First, today’s weather:

Nice with clouds and sun. High: 79 Low: 52.

Here are the top stories today in and around La Mesa-Mount Helix:

  1. A man who set fire to a historic commercial structure in downtown La Mesa following a police brutality protest that devolved into rioting pleaded guilty to arson and vandalism charges. (City News Service)
  2. The San Diego Association of Governments board of directors approved a “road usage charge” tax as part of several updates to the transit agency’s region plan, but its timeline was refined to more closely mirror a similar effort by the state. (City News Service)
  3. Bob Melvin is expected to be the next manager of the San Diego Padres, according to media reports, and give the team a veteran presence in the clubhouse and dugout. (City News Service)
  4. Missed the headlines? Take a look at some of this week’s police, fire and courtroom stories from across San Diego County. (La Mesa-Mount Helix Patch)
  5. Looking for things to do? See what’s slated this weekend in San Diego County and Southern California. (Encinitas Patch)

La Mesa-Mount Helix Patch Notebook

  • County of San Diego: “The county is having a same-day hiring event and job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 9 at the County Operations Center Commons, 5520 Overland Ave., San Diego.” (Instagram)
  • San Diego Humane Society: “Make your Hallo-weekend a treat (hold the tricks) by adopting a new family member for just $10 when you donate an unopened bag of pet treats!” (Facebook)

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