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LA MESA -- The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free senior discussion group program on 2-1-1 San Diego from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The public is invited to attend and RSVP is not required. The speaker will be Alana Kalinowski, community development coordinator with the 2-1-1 San Diego program.
2-1-1 San Diego is a resource for non-emergency questions on a variety of topics, including substance abuse treatment, care for a child or aging parent, housing or financial assistance. The 2-1-1 call center, staffed 24-hours a day, seven days a week, provides information on…Continue
LA MESA -- With less than two weeks to go to election day, things are turning a bit rough in the Jewel of the Hills.
The mailer drew instant condemnation from City Council member Mark Arapostathis.
"His claims are simply untrue,'' Arapostathis said.
And the tactic stirred some instant rebuke…
Fourth and final installment of a series of articles on term limits by Anthony Mc Ivor.
LA MESA -- Sorting and appraising the various impacts that term limits have on a community is no simple matter. La Mesa voters can get to the heart of it with three key questions. One, do term limits expand voters’ fundamental freedoms? No, they restrict them. Two, is La Mesa’s civic life so damaged or “rotten” that the cost of such radical regulatory intrusion is justified? Again, the answer is a firm no. Three, do term limits even work? The record says no. Three for three and the answer is the same: No.
Term limits hurt voters. By banning a class of…Continue
LA MESA -- Crime prevention can involve subtle little steps that make your home less attractive than others to the burglars looking for easy touches. See Crime Prevention Below.
Case Highlights: On Friday, October 10th, 2014 at approximately 9:10 PM, the Motel 6 located at 7621 Alvarado Road, was robbed by a suspect armed with a handgun. The unknown suspect entered the front-desk lobby area and approached the clerk at the counter. The suspect displayed a black semi-auto handgun and demanded cash. After the clerk complied, the suspect fled on foot and was last seen running eastbound on Alvarado Road from the hotel. Officers searched the area with assistance from…
LA MESA -- Elections are the black holes in the government universe. The closer election day comes, the stronger the political gravity. It starts pulling on everything, eventually drawing all activity to a standstill.
Tuesday's council meeting had some indications -- both subtle and obvious -- that decision day looms large on all fronts.
Even a minor neighborhood dispute over a property owners' hopes of adding a rooftop deck to his home seemed to get drawn into the contest between the current mayor, Art Madrid, and his challenger just a few seats to his left, Mark Arapostathis.
The city staff recommended allowing the upward addition, as did the Planning Commission. Throughout…
LA MESA -- The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) presented a Gold Beacon Award for Excellence to the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at Sharp Grossmont Hospital. Sharp Grossmont’s MICU is just one of 91 nursing units in the nation to receive this designation, which honors individual units and its caregivers for successfully improving patient care and achieving healthy work environments. This is the second time they have achieved gold status.
“It is an honor to lead this exceptional group of nurses and health care partners who are dedicated to providing excellent care to our patients,” says Sharp Grossmont MICU Manager, Jean Mcateer.
“It is their commitment and…Continue
LA MESA -- If dollars were votes, City Council candidates Bill Baber and Mary England and Mayoral candidate Mark Arapostathis would be shoo-ins on election day.
The latest required campaign finance reports show a disparate range of fundraising among candidates for La Mesa offices.
Through early October, Baber had just over $35,000 in cash and in-kind contributions while mayoral challenger Mark Arapostathis, a current council member, had reported contributions totalling $17,571 to date.
Council candidate Mary England, who heads the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce, reported $29,750 in contributions, but more than $10,000 of that amount is a loan from herself to her…Continue
LA MESA -- Police are looking for a man who brandished a handgun while robbing a motel just off I-8 in La Mesa.
Police said that a 9:10 p.m. on Friday the Motel 6 located at 7621 Alvarado Road was robbed by a suspect armed with a handgun.
The unknown suspect entered the front-desk lobby area and approached the clerk at the counter. The suspect displayed a black semi-auto handgun and demanded cash. After the clerk complied, the suspect fled on foot and was last seen running eastbound on Alvarado Road from the hotel.
Officers searched the area with assistance from the San Diego Sheriff Department’s helicopter but were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect is described as a black male…Continue
LA MESA -- Skipping through the news today I came across an article which caused me pause. Not really "just" pause but in fact visions of history I have studied for many years. The shadows and images of these memories never fail to bring about first a shudder and then a nodding of the head accompanied by yet another, "I told you so but you refused to listen".
This item bragged about the City of San Diego flaunting its new "app" for Iphones and Android devices allowing what I refer to as "Water Nazis" to photograph and provide GPS coordinates to the Governmental Water Nazis and Gestapo in the City. Yep. As you drive about the City of San Diego now YOU TOO can become a Water Nazi. In the…