La Mesa Chamber News | July 28, 2020
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What’s New In La Mesa?
As you drive around our City you can see tents and tables and chairs “popping up.” Local restaurants are committed to keeping their doors open during the pandemic. The order that no longer allows for in-restaurant dining, due to our COVID-19 statistics, has stimulated new creativity among our restaurant owners. It is refreshing to meet these owners and/or dine at their outdoor locations to let them know we appreciate their efforts and support them. We take our “hats off” to our local businesses that continue to keep their doors open during these challenging times!
Hooleys Public House's patios are open now!
Join Us For Our Virtual "Together Again" Mixer!
Join the Chamber Board of Directors, members and businesses and get “Together Again” and connect virtually. This is our first time to connect or see each other since March 12th!  

Be sure to grab your favorite beverage - glass of wine, beer, soda, iced tea or drink of your choice and let’s connect! Register to join us and be a part of our “Together Again” Virtual mixer. This is the perfect opportunity to see each other via Zoom. Let’s meet our new members, get caught up on what’s been going on in our lives and “Get Together Again.”
Date: Wednesday, August 19th

Join us - This was the original date of our Business Expo.
So, Let’s celebrate this evening and still get together!  

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Registered attendees will receive a link before the event with log in details.

Fees/Admission: Free

Space is limited - Registration required. Register online or email

Presented By: Courtyard by Marriot San Diego El Cajon | AMR | Carl Burger Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM World | Marque Urgent Care | San Diego County Credit Union – La Mesa | Westmont of La Mesa
The County of San Diego has hired case investigators to help with contact tracing in our area. With the increase in testing, which automatically increases the number of positive cases, tracing is now extremely important and a way of life. Contact tracing and investigation plays an important role in public health response to infections. By tracing the contact of COVID-19, testing them for infections, treating the cases, and then tracing their contact will reduce the infections within the population.

The County of San Diego has immediate openings for Temporary Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) that will be part of the new T3 (Test, Trace & Treat) Program whose objective is to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Duties will involve providing skilled nursing care to individuals that are either COVID-19 confirmed, or that may exhibit symptoms. Go to the County of San Diego website for more information or to apply.

The Statewide Public Health Order does not have a time frame. When the County is taken off the monitoring list, the County will work fast to reopen businesses as quickly as can be done.

Businesses will have to get approval from licensing entities to work outdoors. Letters of support are being sent to the state to ease restrictions.
Pet grooming services are not in the new Public Health Order so they can continue to operate.

The state is strongly discouraging non-essential travel. There is currently no need for an individual to self-quarantine after traveling, unless they have traveled internationally from a country designed “Level 2.”
Big indoor malls that are enclosed must be closed. Stores in malls with exterior doors can stay open and be treated using retail store guidance.

Yes, stores in outdoor malls are able to operate.

All essential businesses that allow members of the public to enter a facility must prepare and post a Social Distancing and Sanitation Protocol. This should be reviewed with employees but does not need to be submitted to the county.
Welcome to our NEW Members!
Brown Marketing Strategies, Inc.
Full-service advertising and public relations firm serving the region for more than 13 years.
2837 Presidio Drive, San Diego, CA 92110
6195465390 x101 |
Frazier Farms
We've built our reputation on customer service. We sell the highest quality natural and organic products available anywhere at prices that represent great value. We understand that without quality there is no value. That's our family's standard and your family deserves nothing less.
8401 Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa
(760) 758-7175 |
California Hair Design Academy
Vocational School specializing in Cosmetology, Barbering, Esthetician and Manicuring.
8011 University Ave., Suite A-2 in La Mesa
(619) 461-8600 |
San Diegans to Take Part in Moderna’s Vaccine Trial
From San Diego to St. Louis to Savannah, researchers are gearing up for Moderna’s 30,000-person COVID-19 vaccine trial, to begin on July 27th. Many hope that a safe and effective vaccine will control the spread of the worse pandemic in a century and bring life back to some semblance of normalcy. Moderna’s trial will take place at 87 sites across 30 states and Washington, D.C. It’s the first large-scale COVID-19 vaccine trial in the United States. Three of California’s seven trial sites are here in San Diego County, with locations in La Jolla, La Mesa and San Diego. The local sites expect to enroll more than 1,000 people, but to do that, they’ll need San Diegans to sign up. The company’s vaccine uses a molecule called messenger RNA to teach the body to target the surface of the novel coronavirus. There are two main ways the immune system can do that. One is through antibodies – Y shaped proteins that can grab onto a virus and block it from infection cells. The other is through T cells, which can destroy infected cells. If successful, Moderna’s vaccine would be the first-ever of its kind. Moderna is one of the drug developers selected for Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. government’s bid to deliver 300 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by January. Eligible candidates must be high-risk for COVID-19 or have a higher-than-average chance of being exposed to the virus based on where you live or work. But you can’t already have been infected. To learn more about M3 Wake Research: Text COVID to 619-330-1172 or eStudySite: Call 619 704 2750 or visit or UCSD: Call 619-543-8089.  Source: The San Diego Union Tribune – Jonathan Wosen.
UCSD Using Volunteers to Test COVID-19 Treatment
Robert Riordan donating blood plasma at Scripps Green Hospital. Courtesy Scripps Health
The University of California San Diego is looking for volunteers for trial of an experimental treatment that could temporarily transfer immunity from the blood of COVID-19 survivors to those at risk of getting infected. These treatments, known as plasma therapies, are already being used in hospitals locally, as well as nationwide to treat COVID-19. Collectively, the trials will enroll 487 volunteers nationwide. The administrator is hoping for 25 participants in San Diego. The team are looking for adults who are at risk of COVID-19 based on their age, exiting health conditions or work in healthcare. They want people who are not infected with the coronavirus and haven’t been infected before; those that sign up will be screened and tested to make sure they check all of those boxes. The hope is that those who receive survivor plasma are less likely to test positive or get sick. Source: The San Diego Union Tribune – Jonathan Wosen.
UC San Diego Inovio Awarded $71M For Vaccine Device
Inovio Pharmaceuticals received $71M from the U.S. Department of Defense to scale up manufacturing of its proprietary device for injecting its COVID-19 vaccine candidate into the skin. The company began Phase 1 human clinical trials in April for its DNA-based vaccine. Inovio is based in Pennsylvania but developed its COVID-19 vaccine in San Diego at its research lab. It expects to enter Phase2/3 trials for the vaccine in July or August. DNA-based vaccine technology is relatively new, and it requires a different delivery method than he traditional injection or shot. The device operates on AA batteries, uses brief electrical pulses that allow DNA vaccines to enter the skin cells. The device has been used on more than 2,000 patients with 7,000 injections of various Inovio DNA-based medicines. The DOD contract will support Inovio’s efforts to deliver potentially hundreds of millions of doses of its experimental vaccine next year. Source:The San Diego Union Tribune – Mike Freeman.
CalciMedica’s Medication Shows Early Promise in Treating COVID-19 Patients
San Diego biotech CalciMedica announced that an experimental drug it is testing to help COVID-19 patients stay off ventilators and recover sooner shows early signs of achieving those goals. The key word is early. Results from the trial of 30 COVID-19 patients, 20 received the anti-inflammatory drug and 10 didn’t, are still being reviewed by a scientific journal. Patients that received the drug had a median recovery time of five days-meaning that half of the patients took five or more days to recover, while half recovered within five days. Median recovery time for those who didn’t get the drug was 12 days. Half of the severe COVID-19 patients who didn’t receive the drug ended up on a ventilator, compared to 18 percent of those treated. CalciMedica’s small molecule drug blocks signals that make blood vessels in the lungs leaky. The idea is to stop the deadly spiral of airway inflammation that some COVID-19 patients experience when their lungs fill with dead cells and fluid. If all goes well, the company could have results by early 2021 and would have a follow-up conversation with the FDA about whether the results warrant an Emergency Use Authorization that would allow the drug to be administered during the pandemic.  Source: The San Diego Union Tribune - Jonathan Wosen.
La Mesa Commission to Host Virtual Event on Inclusivity
The City of La Mesa Community Relations and Veterans Commission has scheduled an educational event titled LIVABLE LA MESA: A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ON INCLUSIVITY to take place on Wednesday, August 5 at 6:00 PM. The goal of the virtual event is to foster education and a dialog on the topic of equity and understanding in the La Mesa community to result in possible items for action where improvements can be made. Panelists Rodney G. Hood, MD and Leda Albright, with facilitator Gail A. Nugent will address the topic of inclusivity followed by a question and answer session.
Dr. Hood, a long time La Mesa resident has researched and lectured extensively on the historic aspects of race, ethnicity, genetics and racism in medicine and the impacts on today’s health inequities. He is a past president of the National Medical Association, has served on the City of San Diego Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention as the public health representative and is the President of the Multicultural Health Foundation.
Leda Albright is a consultant with experience designing and delivering a wide range of human services trainings on diversity, inclusion, equity, and cultural competency for a variety of organizations. She has facilitated system modifications with numerous Southern California agencies, including as a statewide Director for Strategies 2.0 at the Children's Bureau of Southern California.
Gail Nugent has worked for over 25 years as a mediator, facilitator, dispute resolution consultant, curriculum developer and trainer. She has extensive experience with a variety of California governmental agencies, non-profits and school districts handling complex issues.
Those interested in viewing via Zoom can pre-register at To listen by phone dial 669.900.6833, ID: 924 4259 9531. The presentation will also be streamed live on the City of La Mesa – City Hall Facebook page. Questions for panelists can be submitted during the meeting or emailed to prior to 12:00 PM on August 5.
The La Mesa Disaster Recovery Fund is now closed to donations. Thank you to the many donors who offered their generous support to assist the La Mesa based businesses affected by civil unrest at the end of May 2020.

As promised to the community, fund administrators including the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, La Mesa Chamber of Commerce, East County Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and East County Economic Development Council will distribute the remaining funds to affected businesses and close out the account by Friday, July 31. Fund administrators will also provide a wrap-up report in the interests of community transparency.
Business Updates
San Diego County Property Valued at Record $604B
The value of land in San Diego has never been higher. San Diego County’s assessed value of all taxable property - including residential, commercial and industrial land – is now $604.75 billion, the Assessor’s Office stated. County Assessor Ernie Dronenburg credited the 1978 Proposition 13 as a reason for steady increases. Proposition 13 caps increases at 2 percent annually based on the purchase price at the time of the sale. Property values have continued to increase since 1990. The Great Recession caused property values to drop 2.31 percent in 2009, and 1.56 in 2010. Residential properties make up the majority of taxable land in the county with 936,884 parcels. It is followed by commercial with 27,087 parcels, industrial with 11,233 parcels and recreational with 15,319. The majority of taxes collected, around 45 percent, went to schools in the last fiscal year in San Diego County. Source: The San Diego Union Tribune - Phillip Molnar.
Renewed Sales at
Big 5 Sporting Goods
Big 5 Sporting Goods is seeing a resurgence in its business since reopening stress. The sporting good retailer’s same-store sales dropped 28.2 percent in the first quarter with stores shuttered, according to preliminary data. However, the metric climbed 15.5 percent in the second half of the quarter as store began reopening.
Delta Airlines Hit By Virus
Delta Airlines lost $5.7 billion in the second quarter, as the coronavirus pandemic crushed air travel. A hoped-for travel recovery that began slowly in mid-April has been smothered by a resurgence in U.S. infections especially in the South and West. The number of passengers tumbled 93 percent from a year earlier, revenue plummeted 88 percent.
Rose Parade Cancelled
Due to Pandemic
The 2021 Rose Parade has been cancelled because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the risk of spreading infections. Since its inception in 1891, the parade has only not occurred during the wartime years of 1942, 1943 and 1945. Thousands of spectators normally jam the 5-mile parade route through Pasadena, some camping out overnight on sidewalks to ensure a good view. The January 1st Rose Bowl football game would be a college football playoff semifinal. Source: The Associated Press.
Tesla Makes $104M Profit Despite Shutdown of Factory in Fremont
Tesla overcame a seven-week pandemic-related shutdown at its U.S. assembly plant to post a surprising $104 million net profit for the second quarter. It was the company’s fourth-straight positive quarter, qualifying it to be included in the S&P 500 index of corporate titans. Local government restrictions forced the electric car and solar panel maker to close its only U.S. assembly factory in Fremont, CA from March 23 to May 11. The company paid roughly 10,000 workers for part of the shutdown and continued health care and other benefits. Tesla also said it has picked the Austin, Texas area as the site for its second U.S. assembly plant. Austin was the front runner, but Tulsa, Oklahoma was a possibility. The assembly plant will be employing at least 5,000 workers. The new factory will build Tesla’s upcoming Cybertruck pickup and will be a second U.S. manufacturing site for the Model Y small SUV, largely for distribution to the East Coast. Tesla will build on a 2,100-acre site in Travis County near Austin and will get more than $60 million in tax breaks from the county and a local school district over the next decade. Work on the plant, which will be over 4 million square feet, is already underway. Source: The San Diego Union Tribune – Tom Krisher.
$8M Mission Valley
Restaurant Debuts
Puesto Cerveceria is now open! Two years in the making, the new 10,000 square-foot venue, which in normal times would have seating capacity for 450 diners inside and out, is making do with 100 seats in its parking lot as it geared up to add 50 more socially distanced on two patios. The entire Puesto team of 150 people were hired and trained even as the pandemic stopped in-house dining. The restaurant family-owned, known for its Mexico City-style tacos, mariscos and shared plates, occupies the former home of Gordon Biersch Brewery and is the largest of the seven Puesto locations in California. It is the first to feature a craft brewery, focusing on Mexican lagers. The Mission Valley restaurant has put together an ambitious craft cocktail program that includes margaritas on draft and seasonal cocktails that can draw from a selection of more than 70 tequilas, 50 mezcals, and 300 spirits. The restaurant also features a four-tiered, custom-designed hydraulic bar that allows the bartenders to access 3,000 pounds of liquor at the push of a button. Source: The San Diego Union Tribune – Lori Weisberg.
German Cruise Line Starts Again
Carnival Corp.’s AIDA Cruises will restart sailings next month. The German cruise line will have three ships making trips: the AIDAperla will be the first to set sail on August 5 from Hamburg; the AIDAAmar will depart from Rostock-Warnemunde on August 12 and AIDAblu will leave from Kiel on August 16. The first cruises will take place with an adjusted passenger capacity and without calling at another port.
Starbucks Adds Plant-Based
Meat to Menu
Starbucks is adding plant-based meat to its U.S. menu for the first time. The coffee chain will add a breakfast sandwich made with imitation sausage from Impossible Foods, to be available at a majority of its U.S. restaurants. The sandwich comes with egg and cheese and is served in a ciabatta bun. This is in line with Starbucks's statement that it would add plant-based meat worldwide to its menus in an effort to reduce its environmental impact. The company has sold milk alternatives, such as soy milk and oat milk, but the sausage is its first plant-based item in the U.S.
U.S. Retail Sales Increase
7.5% in June
U.S. retail sales climbed a solid 7.5 percent in June, a sign that the economy was healing right before infections from the coronavirus spiked again and dragged down hopes for a steady recovery. Retail sales are higher than their levels from a year ago, after a brutal plunge in March and April was offset by a decent rebound in May and June.  The report by the Census Bureau shows how shoppers and businesses are adjusting to life in a pandemic, changing their habits in hopes of halting an illness that can quickly flare up and wreak financial havoc. Non-store sales, which includes online shopping – slumped 2.4 percent over the past month but are 23.5 percent higher from a year ago. Spending at restaurants and bars jumped 20 percent last month, but it’s still down 26.3 percent from last year. Sales at clothiers more than doubled between May and June, yet they’ve collapsed 23.2 percent from a year ago. Shoppers have shifted their spending and not only to online retailers. Sales at building materials stores were up 17.3 percent annually. Stores in the sporting goods, musical instrument, books and hobbies categories have enjoyed yearly growth of 20.6 percent. Purchases at grocers have increased 11.7 percent over the past year. Source: The San Diego Union Tribune – Josh Boak.
From the County of San Diego
Resources for Responding to COVID-19 in the Workplace
Due to the increase of community outbreaks in San Diego county since mid-June, on July 16, 2020, the local Public Health Officer shared a list of resources for responding to COVID-19 in the workplace. Here is the Public Health Officer’s letter to businesses and employers within the San Diego region. As an employer, it is important that you are prepared to ensure the safety of your staff, customers, and the community, should an outbreak occur at your facility. Below, for your convenience, are links to information resources:

We appreciate your continued partnership and commitment to protecting public health. If you have questions regarding this information or your operation, please email

For updated information about COVID-19, including resource documents such as frequently asked questions, informational posters, and guidance, please visit
Mayor Faulconer Expands Outdoor Options for San Diego Gyms, Churches and Salons
Continuing efforts to provide relief to San Diego small businesses amid the global pandemic, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer signed an executive order Monday expanding outdoor options for hundreds of businesses and places of worship following state restrictions on indoor operations.

Here’s what the Mayor’s executive order will do:
  • Limits enforcement of parking regulations for the following businesses so they can operate in private parking lots:
  • Personal care services
  • Gyms, physical fitness centers, and instructional studios
  • Places of religious assembly
  • Limits enforcement of the San Diego Municipal Code for the above-mentioned industries so they can operate outdoors in the City of San Diego
Supporting Local Businesses
The Business community is adaptive, innovative, and resilient every day… and we want to hear from you about your success stories!
  • Has your business adjusted to our new norm successfully?
  • Did you provide support to the community in a profound way?
  • Was a collaboration effort established to adapt safe social distancing practices?
  • Any other successes you would like to share?

Share your story and photos by sending us an email to with the subject line: Supporting Local Businesses. A member from our team will follow-up with you for more information.
Update from the California Department of Motor Vehicles
From Assemblymember Weber: Important Events, Updates, and Resources
2020 Census Virtual Town Hall
Please join our 2020 Census Virtual Town Hall this Thursday, July 30 at 5:30 p.m.

This event will provide an overview to learn about the significant impact the census has on our community and a unique chance to hear the latest Census information, including potential employment opportunities.

If you have any questions related to the 2020 Census, please send them by Tuesday, July 28, as we will attempt to address them during the call.

For more information, please call my office at (619) 531-7913 or RSVP via my website.

Those unable to attend, a recording of the town hall will be available via my Facebook page and website.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Distribution
The California Medical Association has partnered with the Governor and the local medical societies to organize distribution centers of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). As part of this effort, there will be two distribution events that will take place at the SDCCU Stadium on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 and Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Are you in need of help with Rent due to COVID-19?
The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program helps low-income families in the City of San Diego who experience financial hardship due to COVID-19.

The program will provide one-time payments of up to $4,000 per qualifying household to help pay past-due and/or upcoming rent.

Payment will be made directly to the household's landlord.

To be eligible to participate in the program, the following criteria must met:

  • The household has a City of San Diego address.
  • The household income in January 2020 was at or below 60 percent of the San Diego Area Median Income.
  • The household is NOT currently receiving any rental subsidies.
  • The household is NOT currently a tenant of a property owned or managed by the San Diego Housing Commission.
  • The household does NOT have savings to meet its financial needs.
  • The household has eligible immigration status (U.S. citizen/U.S. National, lawful permanent resident/conditional permanent resident, registry immigrant, a refugee/person seeking asylum or granted asylum).
  • The household experienced hardship directly related to COVID-19.

All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will have the opportunity to be selected to receive assistance.

Priority will be given to:

  • Families with minor children,
  • Households with at least one person age 62 or older.
Employment Development Department (EDD) Assistance
The California EDD has made tremendous progress in assisting and paying out an incredible amount of unemployment benefits. However, with COVID-19 continuing to devastate California's economy, many of you are still out of work and need assistance. We want to help! If you, or someone you know, reside in the 79th Assembly District and are struggling with EDD filings relating to either general Unemployment Insurance (UI), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) or Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), please contact my District Office through my online email portal or call (619) 531-7913.
Covered California Update
This week, in partnership with the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), Covered California responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by announcing that it is expanding its Special Enrollment Period. Effectively immediately, anyone who is uninsured and meets eligibility requirements for health care coverage through Covered California can sign up through July 31, 2020. This is an important step to ensure Californians who lose coverage through an employer, or who are otherwise uninsured, have the opportunity to enroll in coverage. The DHCS also announced new steps to help those eligible for Medi-Cal sign-up easily and get immediate coverage.
Looking for Grants in California
In these unprecedented times, it is imperative to know all resources available to you. The California Grants Portal (a project by the California State Library) is your one destination to find all grants and loans offered on a competitive or first-come basis by California state agencies. Whether it be for your business, education or for personal use, The California Grants Portal is equipped with a variety of options that may fit your needs.
Education Update
Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced his plan for learning and safe schools ahead of the 2020-2021 school year, as the California Department of Public Health issued a framework for when and how schools should reopen for in-person instruction. Schools located in counties that are on the Monitoring List must not physically open for in-person instruction until their county has come off the Monitoring List for 14 consecutive days. Schools in counties that have not been on the Monitoring List for the prior 14 days may begin in-person instruction, following public health guidelines. School community members - including parents, teachers, staff and students - can track daily data on whether and why their county is on the Monitoring List at
Activities & Specials From Our Members & Community
Dream Life Total Wellness, Inc.
We Are Open for Business!
Safety protocols are in effect and we offer in-home personal chef classes. In addition we offer Healthy Lunch and Learns, when permitted, for businesses. We also offer Virtual healthy cooking classes for families and for businesses. We show how to keep more nutrition and how to get in and out of the kitchen faster.
4260 Lomo Del Sur, La Mesa, CA 91941
(619) 439-0190
San Pasqual Winery:
Flavors of Portugal & Spain Cruise Space Available! April 6-13, 2021
We just heard that a cabin became available on the "Flavors of Portugal & Spain" Wine River Cruise! If you have not already signed up, this may be your last chance, as it is otherwise sold out! Full refunds if the cruise is cancelled by the company due to the COVID-19 virus. Please contact Melinda Jarrell at 760-975-3973 for more information and pricing. We look forward to cruising with you!!
Enroll in No-Cost SDG&E Webinars
Contractors, trade professionals, business owners and employees can take SDG&E energy-related webinars at little or no cost. Topics include HVAC, Smart Building Technologies, Facility Management, Sustainable Strategies, Project Management for Energy Efficiency, Cooling Water Treatment, Decarbonizing Existing Commercial Buildings and MORE! Check out the list of webinars and register at
Businesses Who Are NOT Open
(unless authorized for outdoor services):
  • Bars, breweries and wineries not serving food
  • Places of worship
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Hair salons & barber shops
  • Personal care facilities (spas, facials, eyelashes, etc.)
  • Massage parlors
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Offices for non-essential businesses
  • Indoor malls
Member Restaurants Offering Outdoor Dining
Anthony's Fish Grotto
Dine by the Lake and enjoy the ambiance from 11:30am - 8pm.
9530 Murray Drive in La Mesa

Cucina Basilico
Patio service Tuesdays - Sundays: 4.30pm-9 pm
(619) 825-3171
7200 Parkway Dr. in La Mesa

Hooleys Public House
Dine under the (3) tents right by the restaurant.
Tue - Thur 4 - 9 pm | Fri 4 - 10 pm | Sat 11 am - 10 pm | Sun 11 am - 7 pm
5500 Grossmont Center Dr. #277
(619) 713-6900 |

La Mesa Wine Works
A cooperative Tasting Room featuring Premium Wines from San Diego County Wineries
8167 Center Street, La Mesa, CA 91942
Thursday - Saturday 3-8 & Sunday 12-5
619.714.0700 |
Little Roma
Dine on the patio that surrounds the restaurant.
Mon - Sat: 11am - 9pm | Sun: 4pm - 8:30pm
5575 Baltimore Drive, Suite 104 in La Mesa
(619) 461-7000 |

Marie Callender's
Patio dining available!
Mon-Thur & Sun: 11am-8pm | Fri & Sat 11am-9pm
6950 Alvarado Rd. in San Diego
(619) 465-1910 |

Nonno's Ristorante Italiano
Dine in with reservations or carry out
5314 Baltimore Drive in La Mesa
(619) 337-9559 |

Sycuan Casino Resort
Enjoy the Viewpoint Neighborhood Kitchen patio!
Restaurant & Bar | Thursday - Sunday: 5PM-10PM
Brunch | Saturday & Sunday: 8AM-2PM
(619) 445-6002 |

The Lunch Box Cafe and Deli
dine-in service, takeout or delivery!
Tue - Fri: 7:30am - 2:00pm | Sat: 7:30am - 1:00pm
8751 La Mesa Blvd. in La Mesa
(619) 463-4013 |
Member Restaurants Offering Take Out / Delivery
Anthony's Fish Grotto
Takeout & dine-in: 11:30am - 8pm
Retail market: 11:30am -7pm
9530 Murray Drive in La Mesa

BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse
Delivery: 11am - 11:30pm
Curbside Pickup: 11am - 9pm
5500 Grossmont Drive
(619) 589-7222 |

Brew Coffee Spot
Online Ordering & Pickup
(619) 246-1244
6101 Lake Murray Blvd. in La Mesa

Cali Comfort BBQ
Take out: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. 7 days a week.
8910 Troy Street in Spring Valley

Cucina Basilico
Takeout: 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(619) 825-3171.
7200 Parkway Dr. in La Mesa

Dream Dinners
Easy, Homemade Meals
5208 Jackson Dr #116 - La Mesa
(619) 460-6800 |

Edible Arrangements
Free delivery! 8237 La Mesa Blvd. in La Mesa
(619) 464-1111 |

El Pollo Loco
10 a.m. - 10 p.m. for drive through meals.
4990 Baltimore Drive in La Mesa
(619) 797-1956 |

Himalayan Cuisine
Take out: 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Sunday - Thursday
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 10pm
(619) 461-2503
7918 El Cajon Blvd #P in La Mesa

Hooleys Public House
Patio dining, takeout & delivery
Tue - Thur 4 - 9 pm | Fri 4 - 10 pm | Sat 11 am - 10 pm | Sun 11 am - 7 pm
5500 Grossmont Center Dr. #277
(619) 713-6900 |
Little Roma
Patio dining or delivery.
Mon - Sat: 11am - 9pm | Sun: 4pm - 8:30pm
Delivery hours: M-Sat 11am- 9pm | Sun 4-8:30pm
5575 Baltimore Drive, Suite 104 in La Mesa
(619) 461-7000 |

Los Pinos Taco Shop
Takeout: Mon - Sat 10:30am - 9pm.
Sunday 4 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
(619) 462-5031
5646 Lake Murray Blvd in La Mesa

Marie Callender's
Patio dining,take out and delivery available!
Mon-Thur & Sun: 11am-8pm | Fri & Sat 11am-9pm
6950 Alvarado Rd. in San Diego
(619) 465-1910 |

Nonno's Ristorante Italiano
Dine in with reservations or carry out.
5314 Baltimore Drive in La Mesa
(619) 337-9559 |

Red Lobster
Takeout: Sun - Thurs: 11am - 10pm, Fri & Sat: 11am - 11pm
(619) 463-4449 | 8703 Murray Drive in La Mesa
Free delivery when ordering at:

San Pasqual Winery
Monday - Friday: 12 - 6 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 12 - 5 PM
Order pick ups and bottles to go. Limited wine service on our patio. Visit  La Mesa Wine Works, for service on our spacious patio!
8364 La Mesa Blvd. in La Mesa
(619) 462-1797 |

Surf Rider Pizza Co.
Takeout: Tuesday - Sunday 11:30am - 7:30pm
8381 La Mesa Blvd. in La Mesa
(619) 340-1270 |

The Lunch Box Cafe and Deli
Dine-in service, takeout or delivery!
Tuesday to Friday: 7:30am - 2:00pm
Saturday: 7:30am - 1:00pm
8751 La Mesa Blvd. in La Mesa
(619) 463-4013 |

Valley Farm Market
Fresh meat, chicken and fish, as well as milk, eggs, bread and fresh produce. Products are available on a “first come, first served” basis.
9040 Campo Rd. in Spring Valley
(619) 463-9595 |
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"Most consumers (59%) think that being active in the local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy overall. It is 29% more effective, however, for communicating to consumers that a
company uses good business practices and 26% more effective for communicating that a business is reputable."
Quoted from "The Real Value of Joining a Local Chamber of Commerce"

Not only do we provide members a physical plaque to display at their place of business, we also provide a way to further brand your business by providing a Virtual Plaque to display right on your website. Membership in a chamber of commerce has come to signify corporate citizenship and excellence, and your website is your storefront to the consumer and the world. Just place it on your website with a link back to or to your personal business page in our directory.
Special Thank You to Our Premium Members
Diamond Member
Grossmont Center
At Grossmont Center, you’ll be reminded why our center has thrived since 1961 because it’s where friendships are made, family bonds are strengthened and memories are created.
5500 Grossmont Center Dr. #213 in La Mesa
(619) 465-2900 |
Platinum Members
Boston Beer Company
Edible Arrangements
H & N Management Co.
Sandra Small/ Photographer
SMIB Management, Inc.
The Little Warehouse
Self Storage
Gold Members
AAA Imaging
American Medical Response
Barnes & Noble -
Grossmont Center
Barona Resort & Casino
Benchmark Financial
Community Spectrum
Discovering My City Magazine
DMZ Visual Marketing
EDCO Waste & Recycling Corp.
Frazier Farms
Hallman Jewelers
Kostedt Design & Marketing
Magnaglobe Enterprises
Mobility Works
Park Station
PenChecks, Inc.
Productivity Plus Office Support
San Pasqual Winery
Sanctuary Cruises
Studio M.I.F.
The East County Californian
Vision Studio Concepts
William H. Sauls
Thank you for being a member and for your support!

Mary England
President & CEO
Cell: 619-251-7730
La Mesa Chamber of Commerce ∙ 8080 La Mesa Blvd. Ste. 212 ∙ La Mesa, California 91942