La Mesa Chamber to offer free E-waste collection

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.

The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will host a free electronic waste collection event on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12 and 13 at Grossmont Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr., in La Mesa. Between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., unwanted e-waste items can be discarded at the mall between Chuze Fitness and Fuddruckers restaurant. Accepted e-waste items can include computer monitors, television sets, PC systems, printers, laptops, copiers, fax machines and toner cartridges. A $5 charge will apply to microwave ovens. Items not accepted include refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, fluorescent light bulbs and household batteries. For more information, visit