La Mesa Chamber to collect e-waste on Jan. 11, 12

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 La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will host its first Chamber e-waste recycling collection event of the year from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 11 and 12, at the Grossmont Center mall, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr., La Mesa, in the parking lot between Chuze Fitness and Fuddruckers restaurant. The event is a free service to properly dispose of their electronic waste (e-waste), including TVs, PC systems, printers, laptops, copiers, scanners, fax machines, toner cartridges, PDAs, power supplies, main fame units, networking equipment, mother board systems, VCR, VCD and DVD players, landline and cullar phones and home entertainment systems that have reached their useful end, whether in working condition or not. Also accepted will be car and forklift batteries. A service charge of $5 is requested for the disposal of microwave ovens. Items not accepted include refrigerators, washers and dryers, fluorescent light bulbs and household batteries. Chamber officials said the recycling event will help reduce improper and illegal dumping in landfills, and protect the plant from various toxicities from reaching our soil and environment. For more event information, including a list of qualified e-products, please contact the Chamber by calling (619) 465-7700 or visit