La Mesa Chamber will host BBQ mixer at Cali Comfort on June 6

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 “business after hours” evening mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, at Cali Comfort, a barbecue restaurant and sports bar, at 8910 Troy St. in Spring Valley. Barbecued tri tip and pulled pork, along with beans and cobbler, and beer tastings will be provided by Cali Comfort, known for its pulled pork sandwiches, named one of the most popular in San Diego, according to several surveys. The mixer will include raffles, as well as attendance drawings sponsored by Business 2 Business Connection, Borrego Springs Bank, La Mesa Courier and Opus Bank. Admission is free to La Mesa Chamber members, $10 per person for guests. RSVP is requested before June 3 so that enough food can be prepared. For more information or to register, contact the La Mesa Chamber at (619) 465-7700 or send an e-mail to