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Comment by MG Raftery on July 25, 2016 at 11:08am

ROARING '20S PARTY SUNDAY, JULY 31 AT SAN PASQUAL WINERY TASTING ROOM:

BENEFITS EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE & EAST COUNTY WILDFIRE/EMERGENCY ALERTS

You’re invited to celebrate the era of Great Gatsby, flappers, gangsters, silent film stars, ragtime and jazz. Join East County Magazine at a benefit to support our nonprofit community reporting on Sunday, July 31 from 4-7 p.m. at the San Pasqual Wine Bar (8364 La Mesa Blvd.) in La Mesa.

Festivities include wine asting, sparkling drinks  and Italian dinner plus dessert,  “Chicago” musical performance highlights,  live period music by the Classics, ‘20s film clips, games, opportunity drawings and silent auction.

Space is very limited! RSVP early for discount rates and your “speakeasy” password!  Scroll down for more festive details:

  • Live“Chicago” preview by singers/dancers from Visionary Dance Theatre plus  Laurel & Hardy and Douglas Fairbanks film clips; live music by the Classics
  • Toast the Prohibition Era with sparkling “bubbly” drinks ; relish a ‘20s style feast fit for Gatsby & guests, wine tasting, dinner & desserts by Tiramisu Trattoria, Swami’s & Little Roma that Al Capone would relish!
  • ‘20s attire encouraged (flappers, film stars, gangsters, robber barons, etc.)
  • Opportunity drawings and silent auction; prizes and surprises!  Win a night on the town including steak dinner & “Chicago” theater tickets, Joe’s Crab Shack dinners,  wine baskets, jewelry, antiques, collectibles, elegant items, CDs, books & more.

RSVP for your “speakeasy password by July 22 for early bird rate!  $30 a person.   Space is very limited, reserve now:  (619)698-7617; editor@eastcountymagazine.org.  Send checks payable to East County Magazine, 4438 Hideaway Place, La Mesa 91941 or prepay online at www.eastcountymagazine.org (hit the donate button top left, then choose East County Magazine off our publisher, Heartland's list of options, and type "Roaring 20s" in the dedication line).

Proceeds benefit East County Magazine, a nonprofit publication of the 501c3 nonprofit Heartland Coalition, and East County Wildfire & Emergency Alerts.

Comment by Alexandra Houston on April 10, 2016 at 12:45pm

NUA Sparrow, a Waldorf-based charter program, is hosting its 5th annual Spring Festival on Sunday, May 1st at 4207 Spring Gardens Road in La Mesa! Please join us for music, kid crafts, face painting, food trucks, cupcake walks, local vendors and opportunity drawings. This is a family-friendly event and all proceeds help sponsor the school’s specialty classes, field trips and classroom supplies. Free admission. Nominal fees for crafts, activities and parking. Musical performances by Hullabaloo, Kathryn the Grape, and The Yes Team. A Maypole ceremony performed by the students and teachers will precede the festival at 10:30a. The festival will run 11:30a-3p.

 

Website: http://nuasparrow.org/2016/03/09/spring-festival/

Comment by Douglas Kenney on March 18, 2016 at 11:31pm

Want to learn how to throw on the potters wheel?  A new class is starting March 22, 2016 on Tuesday and Thursday nights 6 - 9 PM at Get Centered Clay Studio in La Mesa.  Douglas Kenney will be teaching the class.  His artwork can be seen in Smithsonian American Art Museum.  Classes are $30 each and will run till July.  If you are interested click hereDouglas Kenney Pottery Wheel Classes The picture here is one of his distorted, porcelain vases with an underglaze design, 12" height, fired to 2232 F.  Made here in La Mesa at Get Centered.  Have fun and help support local artists!

Comment by Get Centered Clay Studio (Elly) on October 9, 2015 at 3:35pm

Get Centered Clay Studio Fall Open HOuse Saturday (tomorrow) 4-9pm.

Bring your kids to watch pottery being made, shop for beautifully hand crafted ceramic art and pottery made right here in La Mesa and San Diego, sign up for classes for adults and children.

Free Admission!! Support your local artists-- we're just around the corner on Center Street from Bolt Brewery on the left side of the street. website

Comment by The Art Stash on May 12, 2015 at 3:13pm

JOIN US SUNDAY, May 31st 10am - 2pm to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the Art Stash - Art Supply Store. We will be celebrating with an Art Walk at Baltimore Plaza (5575 Baltimore Drive #107 La Mesa, CA 91942) showcasing local San Diego Artist works as well product demonstrations where you can try art supplies and take home what you make. We will be giving away lots of free samples as well as discounting the whole store. We will also have a food truck! Free. Opem to all ages. For more information call or email The Art Stash at 619-460-0368 or theartstash@gmail.com

Check out our website at www.theartstash.com Hope to see you there!

Comment by La Mesa Democratic Club on March 1, 2015 at 12:05pm

Local Dems to Hear Social Media Guru

La Mesa Mayor also to Address Membership

 

La Mesa Foothills Democratic Club, will extend their current streak of outstanding speakers with a talk by Internet Expert John Laughlin on Wednesday, March 4th at 6:30 PM. 

John specializes in teaching the uninitiated about organizing their lives, worldview and communication skills through the use of Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media.

Our meeting place, the very roomy La Mesa Community Center (4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, just off University Ave.) now has free wifi and will allow John, with just a short overview, to show us the shortcuts to posting pictures and opinion to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and how we can expand the reach of our club to Democrats and Progressives everywhere.  Bring your laptop, smart phone, ipad or tablet, and participate in this unique opportunity.  

John founded his own consultancy business in San Diego in 1996, managing the development of software, hardware & services for global communication, media and consumer electronics companies. You can reach him at John@rubywhite.com

We’ll also have the pleasure of hearing the newly elected Mayor of La Mesa, Mark Arapostathis address the membership.  He’s willing to discuss any and all issues facing the community, so please come prepared to ask the Mayor whatever is on your mind.

Please check our calendar for future exciting speakers and events at www.lamesafoothillsdemocraticclub.com and like us on Facebook.

Comment by Linda Johnson on February 23, 2015 at 10:46am

La Mesa Beautiful Annual meeting, open to the public, features local arborist/horticulturist Robin Rivet, speaking about the value of trees in our community. "Serving Family, City and Country--Secrets of Our Community Trees" will emphasize food, public health, climate change and how strong leadership could transform our urban communities. Come join your neighbors at this FREE event! Please RSVP to 619-303-8300 or email lamesabeautiful@gmail.com.

Sunday March 1, 2015 from 4-5:30 pm at the Nan Couts Cottage, 5045 Memorial Drive La Mesa

www.lamesabeatiful.org

Comment by Susan Brinchman on February 6, 2015 at 7:40pm

ALERT! Opting out from San Diego Gas & Electric radiation-emitting smart utility meters? After three years, it will be no cost. Also, your analog meter (if opting out) will be read every two months rather than monthly, and estimated in between, starting immediately, both ordered by the CPUC on Dec. 19th.Many people in CA are getting rid of the so-called "smart" (but very dumb) utility meters, to protect their health from the pulsed microwave radiation which according to wireless experts and the American Association of Environmental Medicine cause problems like ringing ears, headaches, dizziness, heart problems and more.  For more info go to www.electrosmogprevention.org.

Comment by Susan Brinchman on February 6, 2015 at 7:35pm

Feb. 6, 2015 6:45 PM Looks like a major accident where the overpass from 8 East merges into the 125 North, above Fletcher Parkway. Visible from Albertson's on Fletcher Parkway. Must have involved multiple cars as there were at least 8-10 ambulances and fire trucks lined up there just a little while ago. Anyone who can post more, please do.

Comment by Kassandra A King on December 4, 2014 at 11:13am

Honored to announce that Warwick's has chosen my book, "Getting REAL About Alzheimer's" as one to be featured in the Weekends with Local Authors program.  Waiting to hear on which Sunday in February or March I will do a signing.  For now, the book is available at Maxwell's House of Books.  As always, I am leading the AD caregiver support group at the La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center Thursdays at 12:30 - THAT'S TODAY.  I am available for family consultations, public speaking, and caregiver training on REMENTIA approaches.   Alzheimer's Connection La Mesa 619.777.0724

Comment by william adams on August 19, 2014 at 2:41pm

Who Hijacked La Mesa's Trees? 

La Mesa Streetscape Masterplan Figure 5The City of La Mesa has cut down all the shade trees along its commercial mainstreet. This occurred as construction began on the La Mesa Boulevard Streetscape "enhancement" project. Some of these trees were tattered, unhealthy, or buckling the sidewalks. However, rather than replacing these trees with environmentally and pedestrian friendly shade trees (e.g. native varieties like Western Sycamores, Live Oak, or Black Oak), the city removed nearly all the trees, problematic or not, and will be replacing them mostly with the grossly overused fan palm.  Shade trees will be limited primarily to street corners.

La Mesa Blvd. Streetscape Enhancement project
La Mesa Blvd. Streetscape Enhancement project

During the streetscape public workshops, there were several negative community comments, and no positive comments, regarding the proposal to install palm trees. In contrast, several commenters expressed the desire for more shade trees, even detailing that such trees should be mature full canopy trees. Nevertheless, the city stuck with their plans to replace shade trees with palm trees. Why were the workshop suggestions ignored?

Fan palms provide minimal climate change mitigation and pedestrian benefit, as they provide almost no shade and no distinction from nearly every street in the city. See e.g., Piety and Perversity: The Palms of Los Angeles and Are Trees to Blame for the Lack of Shade in Southern California?  Other California communities are abandoning the use palm trees as a landscaping mainstays.  They are now often associated with the suburban shopping center era of the 70s and 80s and the faux tropical fascination image held by transplants from more wintery states.  Who's plan is this?  It clearly doesn't reflect the community workshop feedback.

Fern St. Jacaranda
Fern St. Jacaranda
Comment by Mary Scanlon on August 15, 2014 at 10:58am

San Carlos Garage Sale: Proceeds benefit La Mesa Sunrise Rotary Vision Project, providing eye exams and glasses to local students and residents of Noah Homes who can not otherwise afford this care.

Great Buys: vintage records/ exercise equipment/ costume jewelry/ clothes/ household items/ books and much more. 

CC’s accepted.

Sat.Aug. 23

7am-1pm 

 6210 Lake Shore Dr. San Diego 92119

Comment by Patricia Downs on June 30, 2014 at 10:32am

Join us for great event!

Comment by Roxie Thiessen on May 19, 2014 at 1:04pm

Comment by Roxie Thiessen on May 19, 2014 at 1:04pm

Comment by Roxie Thiessen on April 4, 2014 at 12:56pm

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday April 12, 2014 at Harry Griffen Park, La Mesa, CA

Preschool thru 4th grade...

Sign up at 9 a.m.

Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10 a.m.

Don't miss out on: Eater Bunny Photo Op, Face Painting and Inflatable Jumpers

Comment by Roxie Thiessen on March 18, 2014 at 10:50am

Join Us for Easter Services!

6:30 a.m. Sanctuary

8:30 a.m. Sanctuary with Choir and Brass

10:30 a.m. Cotemporary Worship

Christ Lutheran Church Ministries

7929 La Mesa Blvd

La Mesa, CA 91942

www.ChristLaMesa.org

Comment by Noise Trolley on March 15, 2014 at 6:25pm

The La Mesa General Plan Noise element appears to have conflicting information for an area that has been tested for trolley decibel levels by the Public Utilities. The Public Utilities did not test during the night as it appears the area is not in compliance with guidelines.

 Excessive? The trolley passes an approx. 280 times per 24 hours during the week. Trips appear excessive during the day and especially during sleeping hours to residents.

Residents want rules and guidelines already in place to protect them.
Save the County money by getting rid of unnecessary expenditures .


Environment has been impacted and quality of life suffers in this area. Why won't authorities abide by guidelines for Quality of Life? The public has given the authorities the information.

VIDEO NOISE
Screeching Trolley 280 times per 24 hours

WEB SITE
Noise Trolley Web Site

Freight rail also travels during hours of 12am -4:30am. There are helicopters, freeways, and interstate. The area has a hospice, schools, parks, churches , and many owned homes valued at over $400,000 as well as low income housing near the Severin crossing.

Decibels appear over acceptable levels for nights. The La Mesa General Plan(link below) appears to misrepresent the area decibels if you compare the noise element on the general plan map and the letter from Public Utilites (Public Utilities letter is pictured and attached to this writing). *Please note that the Public Utilities ignored night hours of trolley and the rules for decibel levels during night hours in a residential area when they did their testing.: La Mesa General Plan Noise Element


Residents also think the Severin Dr. crossing is poor design and there is much congestion in the area. Residents plan to make a horn blowing video so you can watch the trolley go by with empty cars and very low amount of riders at night. The trips seem excessive. Horns are blowing blowing. San Diego County could possibly save money with fewer trips and a small shuttle to take the few riders in the night to El Cajon, Downtown San Diego, and Santee. Residents believe public transit is a value but this is an example of excessive waste of energy, money, and environment is a concern.

Residents spoke during a La Mesa Town Hall meeting in 2014 and contacted every authority they could in 2011.
Video date: 10/12/2011 Noise Video Trolley Example of the noise rail trolley element and environmental impact. Location: Tracks crossing Severin Dr. to Murray Dr. along Water St. and Loren Dr. Orange and Green Lines San Diego County, Residential community of La Mesa California near Amaya Station.

Comment by Willamarie "Christy" Heiskala on November 5, 2013 at 1:13pm

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Comment by Judith Piper on October 15, 2013 at 7:59am

La Mesa's Grossmont High School District's art students from Mount Miguel High School in Spring Valley triumphed on Sunday, October 13, when they won first place award for educational team effort in Little Italy's Festa Italiano Chalk Art competition.  This is the third year in a row for Mount Miguel's student teams, led by their teacher Paula Annicchiarico, to win top award in that category for their street painting in chalk.  School started in September and by October 13th these students have learned and implemented skills that demonstrated understanding and focus on this wonderful art project.  Their team work was a pleasure to witness as they worked together, collaborated and critiqued one another during each step of the way.  Congratulations Art Team Mount Miguel!  And congratulations Ms. Annicchiarico.  (Mt. Miguel's rendition from Boticelli's Venus).

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