Jeweler with La Mesa store is sponsoring MS Dinner Auction

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

by Rick Griffin

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s San Diego-based Pacific South Coast Chapter has announced that Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers, with a store at 9461 Grossmont Summit Dr. in La Mesa, has been named a sponsor of the 25th annual MS Dinner Auction to be held on Saturday evening, Nov. 19, at Loews Coronado Bay Resort in Coronado. Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers operates seven locations throughout San Diego County. The annual MS Dinner Auction, a black-tie event regularly attended by more than 600 people who bid on more than 700 silent and live auction items, is considered one of San Diego’s largest annual charity auctions. The fundraiser, traditionally held on the Saturday before the week of Thanksgiving as a jump-start to holiday shopping, typically raises at least $450,000 for multiple sclerosis research and programs for people with MS, a chronic, unpredictable and disabling disease of the central nervous system with no known cause, cure or prevention. Pacific Wealth Management of San Diego is the title sponsor. For more information, including a list of auction items, visit