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La Mesa Women Get A Lesson In Self-Defense
LA MESA - Recent discussions of crime in La Mesa -- like those that peppered the fall elections -- usually focused on the declining crime rate. But…Continue
LA MESA -- The respite from cold departed with the return of a cool rain overnight, leaving a foggy morning to greet the work week in La Mesa. Gird yourself for more of this bitter winter! (Is this as bad as it…
When I was ten years old I made a discovery that has never left me: words move people. Even in works of fiction, words are powerful.
It was summer, a particularly hot day in Whittier, California where I grew up, and it was one of those perfect days for finding a place in the shade to sit down with a really good book. I decided I'd take the Reader's Digest condensed version of Old Yeller by Fred Gipson and head outside for an afternoon read.
So I poured some…Continue
Officials Seek Support For Marine's Pet
LA MESA -- A local U.S. Marine who is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder recently purchased a companion dog from a local pet store that may have been the product of a puppy mill.
The dog almost immediately had health problems and the marine was left with vet bills he couldn't afford.
Mayor Art Madrid today held a press…
LA MESA -- What better way to get ready for a Centennial than looking to our own history. A year ago, we published the story below explaining why so much work and planning was underway to mark La Mesa's first century.
La Mesa Cops Conduct DUI Warrant Sweep
LA MESA -- In an effort to display its commitment to combating drinking and driving, the La Mesa Police Department conducted a DUI Warrant Sweep on Monday.
A total of forty five subjects with outstanding DUI warrants that had been issued in the last two months were identified. Several teams of Officers attempted to locate these subjects at…
Added by La Mesa Today on January 24, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Purse Snatcher Takes It On The Chin
LA MESA -- A 52-year-old woman fended off a purse snatcher, exchanging punches with the thief in the Henry's parking lot near Palm Avenue Friday night.
La Mesa police said the attack happened just before 9 p.m. Police said the woman had just finished shopping at Henry’s Market and was walking through the parking…Continue
MARYLAND AVENUE -- Just 48 hours later and a few blocks west of Tuesday's town hall meeting place, but it might have been a world away.
Attendance at the City of La Mesa's second town hall meeting this week rocketed from a handful to dozens. Discussion…
Another Bank Robber Hits La Mesa
UNIVERSITY AVENUE -- For the second time in two days, a robber has slipped a note to a local bank teller and made off with cash.
On Thursday, just before noon, La Mesa police responded to a call of a robbery that had just occurred at the Wells Fargo Bank located inside the Vons store at 8011 University Avenue.The lone…Continue
Police Ask Help In Finding Alleged Molester
LA MESA -- The La Mesa police are asking the public's help in finding a man accused of molesting a 16-year-old boy he first met on-line.
On June 24, 2010, Jeffrey John McPherson, 41, was arrested by La Mesa police for molesting the 16-year-old boy over a 9-month period.
Added by La Mesa Today on January 20, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
A few months ago, I walked through my office at home on my way out to my car to head down to the commercial district of La Mesa. I own a greeting card company and I write and illustrate all my own work. A new sewer project up on my hill had brought a symphony of sound and sight to the neighborhood. Tractors and trucks and bobcats and men in orange vests and hard hats…Continue
PARKWAY - The City Council gathered Tuesday night to take the pulse of the people.
Depending on your view, the quiescence they were met with suggested either a moribund or contented electorate.…
Sixth Grades May Be Moving Back To Elementary Schools
LA MESA - The impact of the state budget crisis continues to take its toll on local schools.
In an appparent cost saving move, the La Mesa/Spring Valley school district is expected to move its sixth graders back to elementary campuses in September.
The move, which has not been officially…Continue
By PEGGY JUNKER
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
Maybe the answer is, “by teaching them” – children, that is. That is what San Diego Artist Penny…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on January 17, 2011 at 7:57am — No Comments
Dr. King Honored In La Mesa's 15th Annual Festival
The City of La Mesa's Human Relations Commission held its 15th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Festival before an audience of several hundred Sunday afternoon.…Continue
The Cat in the Window
My next-door neighbor is moving out of her house to Grossmont Gardens. She has lived in her house for 45 years and we have been next-door neighbors for the last 16 of those years. When I moved in next to her on a bright April day, I had a dog named Abe and she had a cat named Foxy. Over the years , both Abe and Foxy got their wings, and now she has another cat named Peekaboo and I a dog named Ben. As it does everywhere, life has brought many changes. But…Continue
Shooting Threat Disrupts School Day
A phoned threat to the El Cajon police today sent La Mesa Police racing to Helix High School.
Police say a caller told El Cajon police there would be a shooting at Helix High School and then immediately notified La Mesa officers.
La Mesa police immediately searched the campus and found nothing amiss. El Cajon police are continuing to…
Added by La Mesa Today on January 14, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Recently while shopping for peanut butter in our then being reset Target Store, I found myself unable to find any of the organic smooth kind. Just organic peanuts and salt. Nothing else added.
The shelves were kind of empty, because they were expanding the grocery section and hadn't fully stocked the store yet.
As I was searching for my peanut butter, out of the corner of my eye I saw a young man come riding up toward me in a sporty wheelchair. At first, because the aisle…Continue