La Mesa Chamber to host `Casino Royale’ on Feb. 23

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 fourth annual “Casino Royale” fundraising event on Feb. 23, at the Town and Country Resort Hotel & Convention Center, Golden Ballroom, 500 Hotel Circle North, in San Diego’s Mission Valley area. The event will feature an evening of gaming, silent auction, raffles and fun. In addition to the blackjack, craps and roulette, the event will include honoring local heroes, including police, fire and paramedic employees and Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol members. Cost to attend is $50 per person, which includes $250 in gaming chips. For sponsorship and advertising opportunities, contact Mary England at (619) 251-7730. For event information, contact the Chamber at (619) 465-7700 or visit