Featured La Mesa Blog Posts – January 2012 Archive (39)

On La Mesa

Getting A Super Taste Of Gingham

LA MESA -- Opening a new restaurant is not a one or two day event. The way Brian Malarkey (above) and chef's of ambition do it, it is a three month evolution.

Work the…

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Added by Chris Lavin on January 31, 2012 at 11:18pm — 5 Comments

La Mesa Development

Park Station Project Continues Moving Slowly

LA MESA -- More than two years ago the Kitzman family of La Mesa proposed a major "smart-growth'' development that could transform a largely vacant area of downtown, but to date not a shovel of dirt has been turned.

And city and project…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 31, 2012 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Propeller Kills Pilot At Gillespie Field

EL CAJON -- At 8:30 a.m. Monday a 41-year-old pilot and his passenger began to taxi out of a hangar located at the west end of Gillespie Field Airport, just south of the air traffic control tower in El Cajon. Reportedly the single-engine plane stalled…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 30, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Man Found With Knife In Stomach

PARKWAY DRIVE -- Police responding to a reported stabbing Sunday afternoon found a blind man with a knife protruding from his abdomen.

Police said the man was found just after 2:30 p.m. at Parkway Drive and Lambda Lane.

 The victim, 30, was…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 30, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Year Of The Dragon

 

Celebrating The Year Of The Dragon

RANCHO SAN DIEGO -- An Asian dance troup marked the beginning of the Year of the Dragon with a ritual dance with music at the commercial center in Rancho San Diego.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 28, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments

La Mesa Centennial

Centennial Will Be Off To A Rolling Start

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Centennial will officially arrive by rail.

The Centennial organizing committee this week sent out invitations to sponsors and VIPs to…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 28, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Property Based Improvement District

Supporters Say 'Petition Phase' Looking Promising

LA MESA -- Three weeks into the petition phase of efforts to establish a Property Based Improvement District in La Mesa Village and supporters report they are more than one-third of the way to success.

Lynn McRea, the La Mesa accountant…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 28, 2012 at 7:41am — No Comments

Chris Shea: On La Mesa

The Family Tree

As I walk through my living room I can pause and listen and still hear the delicious echoes of laughter, good hearted derision and sighs from the heart:

What's with those OP corduroy  shorts?  Look how short they are!

Oh my…

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Added by chris shea on January 27, 2012 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Crime Watch

Youth Arrested For Robbery

LA MESA -- San Diego police stopped a stolen car on Fairmont Avenue and may have helped solve a recent robbery in La Mesa.

On Monday, Jan. 16 a La Mesa man had his car and wallet stolen at gunpoint from an apartment house parking lot on Parks Avenue. The victim's 2005 Hyundai Elantra was…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 26, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

City Council

City Program Will Subsidize Composters

LA MESA -- After a meeting of much ceremony and contemplating future projects -- bike paths will be everywhere! -- the City Council settled on one thing they could do right now: compost.

The council approved a staff recommendation to begin a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 25, 2012 at 6:45am — No Comments

SPECIAL REPORT: Policing La Mesa 2012

The Time Spent Saving Armando

Second of Two Parts

By Chris Lavin

Editor/LaMesaToday.com

LA MESA – It is just after 6 p.m. when the night shift and its supervisor sit down for…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 25, 2012 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Mayor's State Of The City Address

  Honoring Leaders In A Special Year

LA MESA -- Each year, Mayor Art Madrid delivers an "audit'' report that is essentially his State of The City Address. It is printed here below in full:

By MAYOR ART…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 24, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

SPECIAL REPORT: Policing La Mesa 2012

Can The Robbery Wave Be Stopped?

The First of Two Parts.

By Chris Lavin

Editor/LaMesaToday.com

LA MESA – City police officer Gary Moss was driving by a 7-11 on Baltimore Drive…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 24, 2012 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Multicultural Festival

Celebrating Diversity In La Mesa

LA MESA -- The City of La Mesa's Human Relations Commission presented the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Festival Sunday.

Scheduled at the same time of two major professional football championships, the gathering was…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 22, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

La Mesa Talents  Headed To Symphony Concert

LA JOLLA -- Much of La Mesa's young syphony music talent traveled west Saturday morning to practice for the upcoming concert of the San Diego Young Artists Symphony.

Conductor Jane Frey, a Mt. Helix resident and a suzuki method violin teacher, led the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 21, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Schools

 Honoring The Heart & Soul Of Lemon Avenue

LEMON AVENUE – The truth about good schools is that there is no consistent corporate model. No Starbucks Elementary duplicated from town to town.

Every school has a unique character determined by the unpredictable mix of the teachers,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 19, 2012 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Fair Trade La Mesa

"Fair Trade" Thursdays Begin At Cosmos

LA MESA -- Last fall, a group of people interested in encouraging local consumers to think about "fair trade'' practices went to the City Council and asked it to declare La Mesa a "fair trade'' city.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 19, 2012 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

Crime Watch

Juvenile Flashes Gun, Takes Ipod

LA MESA -- Police are looking for a juvenile who used a large caliber handgun to rob a man of his Ipod.

Police said that about 9:30 Tuesday evening they received a report of a robbery that occurred in the parking lot of Highwood Park, located at 7777…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 18, 2012 at 6:08am — No Comments

La Mesa Parking Commission

New Smart Meters Delivering Profits

LA MESA -- It has been more than a year since the city installed new smart parking meters that allow credit card transactions and use sensors to keep track of cars coming and going.

The theory: easier payment choices and the fact a departing car…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 17, 2012 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Crime Watch

Armed Robber Takes Wallet, Car

LA MESA -- Police are looking for a robber who pulled a gun on a local man and then took off in the victim's vehicle.

La Mesa police responded to a call Monday just after 11 a.m. of an armed robbery that had just occurred at 4842 Parks Ave. The 67 year…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 16, 2012 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

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