Lake Jennings closed to recreation October 30-November 16

Lake Jennings – the lake, not the campground -- will be closed to all activities, including fishing and boating, from October 30 to November 16 so Helix can study the lake’s hydraulics. Helix is working with Scripps Institution of Oceanography to conduct the testing....

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How do we stop wildfires?

It’s too soon to know what caused multiple conflagrations spreading across Northern California’s wine country, but elsewhere in the state dead and dying trees have been the subject of much concern. The five-year drought in California killed more than 102 million trees...

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Oct 12-Nov 12: Administration Office Parking Lot Closed

The parking lot at our Administration Office in La Mesa will be closed October 12 to November 12 to all vehicular and foot traffic while we replace the lot's protective coating. We apologize for the inconvenience. Street parking is available on University Avenue, Lee...

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Saturday, October 7th is a Big Day!

We have five events going on Saturday, October 7th and you're invited to all of them! 8:00am-12:00pm Join Helix Helps @ La Mesa Park Appreciation Day The City of La Mesa Needs You! 10:00am-2:00pm Helix has a booth at Heartland Fire & Rescue's Fire Prevention Week...

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Designing edible gardens

Garden Design Magazine is introducing readers to Niki Jabbour's new book, Groundbreaking Food Gardens, and they are sharing five garden design sketches from the book. Jabbour presents a fresh idea among garden and landscape designers: that food doesn't have to be...

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Plant Extravaganza this Saturday at Balboa Park

Come this Saturday to Balboa Park for a Plant Extravaganza produced by the Master Gardener Association of San Diego County — a.k.a. the experts on growing plants in San Diego’s climate and soils. You’ll find over 1,500 square feet of table tops filled with California...

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Scripps scientists forecast future weather

Precipitation in California, especially Southern California, is already more variable from year to year than anywhere else in the U.S, which makes things difficult for water utilities. “It rarely happens that we get near-average rainfall for a year, we typically get...

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La Mesa Park Appreciation Day – October 7th!

The City of La Mesa is holding its 12th annual Park Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 7, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at MacArthur Park. Come work together with neighbors and new friends to beautify MacArthur Park, and bring your own gloves and rake if you have them....

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Helix is Going Green

Helix Water District is turning green, and it’s not from all the rain last year.In 2014, the board of directors adopted a strategic plan that emphasized their commitment to the environment. While Helix’s much touted success in water conservation is what first comes to...

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Helix customers continue to conserve

This July, after the wettest winter ever recorded in California, Helix customers used the same amount of water they used last July, when the state was still in the grip of a severe drought.This is consistent with the results of a county-wide survey conducted by the...

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