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Toddler Time at La Mesa Library

November 14, 2019 from 10:30am to 11:15am
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Evensong Blue Christmas Service at The Table: United Church of Christ of La Mesa

December 4, 2019 from 6pm to 7pm
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Evensong Blue Christmas Service at The Table: United Church of Christ of La Mesa

December 4, 2019 from 6pm to 7pm
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Tuesday In La Mesa

Posted by La Mesa Today on November 18, 2019 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Things To Do Tuesday In La Mesa 

Sharing A Passion For Comics

The La Mesa Public Library and Comic Lovers Book Club hosts a gathering of lovers of comics, manga and graphic novels. 6 p.m. La Mesa Public Library. 8074 Allison Avenue, La Mesa, CLICK HERE for other library events Tuesday.

Finding The Right Spot!

La Mesa City Parking Commission. Regular meeting. Council Chambers. City Hall. 8130 Allison Avenue. La Mesa, Ca.5:30 p.m. CLICK HERE for agenda and minutes.

Meeting Those Who Understand

Mothers of autistic children meet to chat, share stories, challenges and successes. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Brew Coffee Spot, 6101 Lake Murray Boulevard La Mesa, CA 91942 CLICK HERE for more details.

Benefiting From The Fungus Among Us

The Chan Healing Institute makes a pitch for the healing power of mushroom. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. At Chan Healing Institute 4700 Spring Street, Suite 201 La Mesa, CA 91942 CLICK HERE for more information.…


La Mesa Classic Car Show

Posted by Jack Leary on November 18, 2019 at 8:30am 1 Comment

Photo from 2013 car show

A Lament For Car Show Decline

By Jack Leary

LA MESA -- I have bitten my tongue for THREE YEARS! Now I've seen enough. I have watched a once great La Mesa event go down, down, down the tubes for three years. I ask the City Council to say "enough is enough!!"

It is beyond apparent the Classic Car Show management is clueless as to what they are doing. Three years ago they STOPPED the show and said "we're heading in a new direction". They forgot to mention it would be a downward spiral.

For 24 years I watched as hundreds and hundreds of people walked the Village streets, ate at the restaurants, and enjoyed the classic cars and hot rods on Thursday nights, but no more. Thursdays provide restaurants with half full seats along the boulevard and classics have been replaced with many Toyotas, Hondas, and SUVs.

Once there were three DJ's playing music, now only one. Once six trophies were handed out, now a couple "coins" and maybe a "gift certificate." Once there was great support by merchants and outside venues, now nothing.

If this show continues one more year with current management...BOOM, it's over. I urge the City to remove the La Mesa Village Merchants Associaton from this "De-ba-cle"  and restore the show to what it was, or just let it die a painful death. One man can bring it back. He did it for 24 years...................

Monday In La Mesa

Posted by La Mesa Today on November 17, 2019 at 6:30am 1 Comment

A Busy Monday In La Mesa

Caring For The Environment

The City's Environmental Sustainability Commission gathers to consider issues facing La Mesa's unique mix of city, suburbs and nature. 6 p.m. City Hall. CLICK HERE for full details and agenda.

Millennials In Leadership

The La Mesa City Youth Commission holds a Special Meeting. 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. CLICK HERE for more information.

Youth Focus at Library Monday

Pre-school fun, lego club and math help during Monday at the La Mesa Library. CLICK HERE for library calendar.

The Spirit Of Healing

The Chan Institute grapples with the bible, illness and healing in a series of study sessions. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CLICK HERE for more details.

Helix High Charting Its Future

The Helix Charter High School Board gathers for its regular monthly meeting. 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. CLICK HERE for full details.

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Friday In La Mesa

Posted by La Mesa Today on November 15, 2019 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Friday Things To Do In La Mesa

Fresh Food In The Fresh Air

The La Mesa Farmers Market offers fresh food and good eats from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. along La Mesa Boulevard.

Share A Story With Your Kids

Children of all ages (with their favorite adult) are welcome for songs and stories, followed by toys and coloring! Family Storytime at the La Mesa Library. 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. CLICK HERE for the full library calendar.

Music Just Down The Street

Future Freaks Festival 3 Day Mini Fest in San Diego Friday, Nov. 15- Sunday Nov. 17 For the househeads and those that love to dance who want to escape to San Diego for a mini vacation filled with some of the best talent in house music Friday night- House Music Friday’s @ AC Lounge - 9pm-1:30am King Kooba - Om Records, Free Range Rec, SF Jhon Hogg -Underground Souls, SB Matthew Brian b2b Mai Mai Saturday Day- Future Freaks- @ Hole in the Wall - 3pm-10pm DJ Dan - In Stereo, LA Mai Mai - Marinated Music Mike Frugaletti - Common Ground, The Vibelords, SF Oscar P - West Coast Weekender Mathew Brian - HMF, Pigeon Project Vanyo - Forcefield Sound, LA Sunday - Recovery Pool Party @ Lafayette Hotel Wally Callerio - Dufflebag Recordings Myron Eugene - Sleepng Giant Music

Marco Belli x KiKi LeDeux - SBRep Massive House Unit - Everywhere Limited Room Block at Lafayette Hotel for VIP ticket holders only - info will be sent once ticket is purchased Support by: Rhythmic Artists | Marinated Music | Underground Souls | Sleeping Giant Music |…


Thursday In La Mesa

Posted by La Mesa Today on November 13, 2019 at 1:48pm 0 Comments

Thursday Things To Do In La Mesa 

Mornings Are For The Young

Songs, movement and stories for ages 18 months-3 years. Playtime follows! At The La Mesa Public Library. CLICK HERE for full details.

Think, Drink and Win

Trivia Night Every Thursday (Free to Play)! Hosted by Sunset trivia, "Think, Drink and Win" is their motto! [...] 619-741-0700. At La Mesa Wine Works, 8167 Center Street. La Mesa. 6 p.m.

Dinner and a Show

The Mesa College Theatre Company is working together with Mesa Dining to offer you Dinner and a Show! Enjoy a 3 course prix-fix menu at Mesa Restaurant and hear a talk with the Theater Department before you head over to see the production of God of Carnage. 5:30 p.m. San Diego Mesa College, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, CA 92111 CLICK HERE for full details. 

To The Heart Of The Matter

Grossmont Sharp Hospital. Cardiovascular Health Evaluation…


Wednesday In La Mesa

Posted by La Mesa Today on November 12, 2019 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Wednesday Things To Do In La Mesa 

Buy Fresh, Eat Well

Grossmont Center Certified Farmer's Market -- 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. FULL DETAILS HERE.

Smart Babies Read Early

Baby Story Time at the La Mesa Public Library. 11:30 a.m.

Service Above Self

The La Mesa Rotary Club meets at noon each Wednesday at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive. CLICK HERE for club details.

Schools In Action

Grossmont Union High School District Regular Board of Governors meeting. 6 p.m. FULL DETAILS HERE.

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Posted by Mary Mikkelson on November 5, 2019 at 12:05pm 0 Comments

La Mesa Real Estate News

Posted by rick griffin on August 29, 2019 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Thrive Real Estate Changes Affiliation

LA MESA -- Thrive Real Estate, an independent real estate brokerage in La Mesa, has announced it is now affiliated with Compass, Inc., one of the fastest growing real estate brokerages in the U.S.

 The local Thrive brokerage, which opened in November 2017, will now be called Compass La Mesa effectively immediately, according to Lisa and Sean Purcell, broker-owners. The new Compass office will remain at the current Thrive location of 8693 La Mesa Blvd., Suite “B,” La Mesa. With a creative, open-floor layout, the office space is designed to cultivate an energetic and productive environment, as well as accommodate future company growth, the Purcells said.  

 “We are honored to bring Compass to San Diego’s East County,” said Lisa Purcell. “This is an exciting time as we embark on this partnership with Compass. In our short, two-year history, we have become an East County powerhouse and one of the top independent brokerages in East County, so that must have grabbed the attention of Compass. Thrive grew in a way that has enhanced production-per-agent growth, which aligns us perfectly with the strategy of Compass.”

 Over the past year, Compass has been shaking up the U.S. real estate industry with fast-paced acquisitions in the western U.S. About 20 Thrive agents have agreed to become Compass agents, the Purcells said.

 The Purcells said that Thrive’s philosophy of deep commitment to professionalism and client service will make the brokerage an ideal strategic and cultural fit for the Compass model of what they call “a national network of local experts.”

 “When a real estate company comes along that uses words like collaboration, empower, impact and community,…


La Mesa Real Estate News

Posted by rick griffin on October 7, 2019 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Granny Flat Forum Set For La Mesa

LA MESA -- The Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR), a real estate trade group for San Diego-area realtors, will host “Small Homes, Big Impact,” a free, two-hour forum and resource fair on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Dr., La Mesa. The public is invited to attend.

 Event sponsor is AARP, formerly the American Association of Retired Persons.

Topics to be discussed will include state and local compliance laws and legislative updates, as well as financing and types of ADUs, also known as granny flats and companion units. Additional topics will include why ADU’s are an option for homeowners, common experiences for homeowners, and where to go for more information and to apply for permits.

 Moderator will be Colin Parent, La Mesa City Councilman.

 Speakers will include: Shonee Henry, 2019 PSAR board member, ADU program chair; Robert Calloway, 2019 PSAR president; Bob Prath, AARP, Livable Communities Advisory Team; Jared Basler, architect, ADU Coalition;  Kerry Kusiak, community development director, City of La Mesa.


Each panelist will have a five-minute introductory statement, as well as a two-minute closing statement.

Speaker presentations will include powerpoints. Questions will be asked by the moderator. After the moderator questions, audience members will be invited to submit questions on index cards. Audience questions will be chosen and edited by the moderator. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, call the AARP event registration line at (877)…


La Mesa Community News

Posted by rick griffin on September 23, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Boys & Girls Club To Mark First Year

LA MESA -- The Boys & Girls Clubs of East County (BGCEC) will host a one-year anniversary celebration for the Brady Family Clubhouse in La Mesa that houses the Eleni and Wolfgang Gagon Academy, a learning center and homework room, and the Bill Walton Gymnasium.

 The celebration, to include speeches and refreshments, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Brady Family Clubhouse, 7600 Junior High Dr., La Mesa. The one-year-old, 26,000-square-foot clubhouse is located past a sports field on the west end of La Mesa Arts Academy (LMAAC) and at the south end of Olive Avenue. RSVPs are requested. For more informatio n, contact Samantha Olsen Gonzalez at, or (619) 440-1600, ext. 313.

 Dignitaries scheduled to attend and speak include Ron and Mary Alice Brady, owners of the Brady Companies, who have donated $3 million to BGCEC. The La Mesa-based Brady Companies specializes in metal stud framing, drywall installation, doors, frames, and acoustical ceilings. Also to be acknowledged at the Oct. 3 ceremony will be the estate of the late Eleni and Wolfgang Gagon of San Diego, also responsible for a $3 million donation.

 “It’s truly been a tremendous year of changing lives,” said Ron Brady. “We’re so glad that the…


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