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

Fair Trade La Mesa

Organizers Plan Monthly Fair Trade Events

LA MESA -- The Fair Trade debate, which roiled City Council waters this Fall, has moved out of the political…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 16, 2012 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

Chris Shea: On La Mesa

Malts, Tacos and Shrimp & Grits

When I was a little girl, I used to go to my favorite restaurant with my mother in Whittier, California, where I grew up: the counter at the Woolworth Store.  I loved sitting on the red…


Added by chris shea on January 13, 2012 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

College Prep Middle School

            Student Wins Geography Bee At La Mesa College Prep

LA MESA --Matthew Ticknor, a 7th grade student at College Preparatory Middle School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on January 12 and has a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship.…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 13, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

La Mesa Education

Boundary Changes Anger Parents

MT. HELIX -- Changes in the attendance boundaries for high schools in the Grossmont High School District are causing anger and frustration for families who don't support the…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 12, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Paramedics Struggle With Unruly Patient, Traffic Snarled

LA MESA -- Traffic was snarled for a time Wednesday night when police units raced to respond to a call for help from paramedics who were struggling with an unruly patient.

Police said paramedics pulled over on Grossmont Boulevard under Interstate 8 at about 6 p.m. and radioed a call for help.

Police units responded from throughout the…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 11, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Woman Arrested On Embezzlement Charges

LA MESA -- Police Wednesday arrested a long-time employee of Drew Ford for allegedly stealing as much as $100,000 over time.

Police arrested 35 year-old, Lizeth Ochoa, of San Diego, for felony embezzlement and burglary. Ochoa was booked at Las Colinas Detention facility where her bail was set at $1,000,000.

On November 23, 2011, representatives from Drew…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 11, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

Chamber's England To Seek Assembly Seat

LA MESA -- Mary England, the president and chief executive officer of the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce, has decided to run for the California Assembly.

In a statement released Wednesday morning, England, a Republican, who also serves as a City…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 11, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

City Council

A Proclamation For Helix High Footballers

LA MESA -- On an otherwise quiet night for major City council news, the city's leaders took a moment to celebrate the Helix High School championship football team Tuesday afternoon.

Helix won its division's state championship and the coach,…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 10, 2012 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Property Based Improvement District

The PBID Debates Move To Homeowners

LA MESA -- The traveling show that is the Property Based Improvement District debate moved down the street from the Methodist Church (Sunday's locale) to the La Mesa Village Condominiums on Monday night.

This time it was the opponents' chance to address…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 10, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Gingham Opens To Appreciative Crowds

LA MESA -- Even on a Monday night, things were busy at Gingham, as the Village's newest restaurant opened with locals and out-of-towners crowding in to check out Chef Brian Malarkey's latest endeavor.

Last minute…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 9, 2012 at 9:01pm — 7 Comments

La Mesa Business

Crews Put Finishing Touches On 'Gingham' Overnight

LA MESA -- Cleaning crews worked through the night Sunday putting the finishing touches on La Mesa's newest and much-anticipated business.

Gingham, the newest restaurant from one of San Diego County's creative new restaurant groups,…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 9, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Village Development

The PBID Goes To Church

LA MESA -- Sunday may be a day of rest, but not for the supporters and opponents of the Property Based Improvement District in the La Mesa Village.

PBID supporters, including La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid, met for more than an hour with the First Methodist Church to…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 8, 2012 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment


Council Asked To Honor Realtor Leonard Smith

LA MESA -- City Councilman Ernest Ewin has asked his fellow council members to add the name of Leonard Smith to a the city's memorial park.

Smith, a long-time La Mesa realtor, died recently and was remembered as both a leading realtor…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 7, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

High Speed Chase Races Through La Mesa

LA MESA -- Police attempting to stop a stolen vehicle spurred a high speed chase that raced through La Mesa early Friday morning.

Police said at about 5:49 a.m., officers attempted to stop a stolen vehicle as it was leaving the parking lot of the Heritage Inn at 7851 Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa. The driver of the vehicle stopped briefly and then sped away from…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 6, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Starbucks Patron Robbed of Laptop and Purse

BALTIMORE DRIVE -- Police are looking for a man who grabbed a woman's purse and laptop computer as she sat outside a Starbucks Thursday evening.

Police said that at 5:45 PM, a female victim was robbed of her laptop computer and purse while…


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

La Mesa Business

Gingham Will Open Monday

LA MESA -- Gingham, the new La Mesa restaurant opening at what had been Gio's, will officially open its doors on Jan. 9th.

Final finishing work is being done on a dramatic rebuilding of what had been one of La Mesa's newest restaurants when it opened as…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 5, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Police

Aceves Promotes Six To Police Leadership Roles

LA MESA -- The city's new police chief, Ed Aceves, continues to restructure the management of the department and has made a number of promotions recently among the leadership ranks.

Aceves promoted Angela DeSarro and Ray Sweeney to the…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 5, 2012 at 10:37am — 1 Comment

Community Service Classes

Community Service Classes Enrolling For Spring

LA MESA – It’s a new year and a chance to turn over a new leaf. The La Mesa Community Services program would like you to consider enrolling yourself or your child in one of its award-winning classes that are forming now.

Enrollment is now…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 4, 2012 at 6:54am — No Comments

Person of the Year

Lynn McRea, La Mesan Of The Year

LA MESA -- In just a few months, La Mesa will mark its 100th year. Much of this city's ceremonial history -- its parades, celebrations, festivals and much of its commerce -- has played out along a few blocks of La Mesa Boulevard in a quaint neighborhood referred to as The…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 1, 2012 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

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