Featured La Mesa Blog Posts – January 2013 Archive (29)

La Mesa Recreation

Construction Delays Community Pool Opening

LA MESA -- La Mesa Municipal Pool will not reopen on February 4. Due to extensive repairs, reopening the pool has been delayed. As soon as all replacement parts are received and installed, a new re-open date will be announced. Updated information is…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 31, 2013 at 1:29pm — 1 Comment

Grossmont Healthcare District

Levy Joins Hospital Construction Oversight Effort

LA MESA -- A third-generation La Mesa resident who holds the record for longest continuous service as a volunteer member of any of the City of La Mesa’s boards or commissions has joined a volunteer citizens group overseeing construction at…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 31, 2013 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Clerk Fights Robber, Suffers Injuries

LA MESA -- A 68-year-old store clerk fought with an armed gunman Monday night, exchanging blows with liquor bottles, before the intruder made a getaway with a pocketful of cash.

  La Mesa police said that about 8:36 p.m. they responded to a report of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 29, 2013 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Environment

Citrus Pest Spurs State Spraying In La Mesa

LA MESA -- Residents in and around La Mesa have been finding a flier left at their home informing them of plans by the state and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 28, 2013 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

East County News: El Cajon

What's Happening In El Cajon?

A weekly update of news from our neighbors to the east.

City Council Approves Farmers’ Market In El Cajon

Following approval at Tuesday’s January 22nd City Council meeting, the City of El Cajon will now have its own farmers’…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 26, 2013 at 7:26am — 1 Comment

Weekly Crime Report

Helping Senior Drivers Stay Sharp

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LA MESA -- Senior drivers  can have the same accident rates as teenage boys. Police are offering resources to help older drivers keep their driving…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 23, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Commission Seat Draws Interest, Intrigue

LA MESA -- The road to elected office in La Mesa most often includes service on the volunteer boards and commissions that are part of the local government machinery. Tuesday evening there was no shortage of residents looking to serve the community,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 23, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

2013 kicks off with Barona Casino retreat junket for local Politicos

On February 6-9 the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) will host an all expense paid retreat for the Board of Directors that includes the La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid and Lemon Grove Mayor Mary Sessom. A January 8, 2013…

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Added by La Mesa Citizen Oversight Group on January 23, 2013 at 5:48am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Teen Wins Oratory Championships

La Mesa--Seventeen-year-old La Mesa resident, Jeremiah Osborn, won the Original Oratory championships at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament in Union City, California on Sunday. The tournament is the most competitive in the Western United States and is attended by over 1,800 competitors from 91 high schools, including schools from Colorado, Wyoming, and Mississippi.

Jeremiah, a junior at Helix Charter High School, specializes in Original Oratory and…

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Added by Jill Osborn Sorge on January 22, 2013 at 8:48pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Boulevard Project Awaits SANDAG Grant

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LA MESA -- Now the waiting game begins.

La Mesa officials have submitted a major grant request to the San Diego Association of Governments and the outcome of that…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 21, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Fit4Baby Partners With The City Of La Mesa To Offer New Prenatal Fitness Classes To New Moms!

Pregnancy is a time of beauty and wonder. It can also be a time of discomfort and trial. Regular activity such as Fit4Baby classes can help to reduce many maternal aches and pains, increase energy during pregnancy and may speed the labor, delivery and recovery process.

By following the Fit4Baby exercise program, under the supervision of caregivers, women can increase their chances of having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

Fit4Baby is excited to partner with the City of…

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Added by Lauryn Edwards on January 17, 2013 at 10:48am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Police Nab Two For Car Break-Ins

LA MESA -- On January 15, 2013, at approximately 7:05 PM, La Mesa Police responded to a radio call of two subjects attempting to break into a vehicle at the La Mesa Indoor Soccer Park, located at 9586 Murray Drive. As La Mesa Police officers arrived on scene, the suspects attempted to flee the area by running through the business and into a neighboring gas station. A short…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 17, 2013 at 6:14am — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Charity Thrift Store Passes $1-Million Mark

LA MESA -- After 20 years in business, the Thrift Korral Resale Boutique marked $1 million in donations to Sharp Grossmont…

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Added by Gina Garcia on January 17, 2013 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

LA MESA -- For more than 90 minutes Tuesday night, several dozen La Mesa residents met with their most local of representatives and never once did anyone mention the words PBID, pension, or service consolidation.

On this night, all politics was…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 15, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

Exhibit Probes The Placement Of Things

LA MESA -- Adding to the pulse of the growing La Mesa art scene are the smart, quarterly shows being curated by Midge Hyde at the Biz Center Art Gallery. An outpost of…

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Added by Gina Garcia on January 15, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Cops To Drivers: Slow Down Or Else!

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LA MESA -- A speaker at a recent City Council meeting complained about what he thought was too much vigilance by local police on traffic violations. This…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 15, 2013 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Schools

Charter Schools Encourage Parent Visits

LA MESA -- The teachers of the Severin La Mesa and Jackson La Mesa Learning Centers welcome parents and student to visit the learning Centers. A scheduled or impromptu visit is the best way to get to know the teachers and to gather information about the program. 

 The Charter School of San Diego has been an educational option for students in grades 7-12 for the…

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Added by The Charter School of San Diego on January 14, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Centennial

A Grand End To A Grand Year

LA MESA -- The city's centennial year ended Saturday night with a party that lived up to its billing as "The Party of the Century."

The more than 300 people who crowded into the La Mesa Community Center found a facility literally transformed to another era. Each part of…

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Added by Gina Garcia on January 13, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Arts

Discovering The La Mesa Wall of Sound

LA MESA -- Friday afternoons at Cosmos Coffee Cafe -- particularly on a cool, winter day -- is a pleasant place to catch the weekly jazz trio that this week turned into…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 11, 2013 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Traffic

Head-On Collision Injures One On Lemon Avenue

LA MESA -- A two-vehicle head-on accident just after sundown Friday injured one man and severely damaged both vehicles on a curving stretch of Lemon Avenue in La Mesa.

Danny Levon of Chula Vista said he was traveling east on Lemon Avenue in…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 11, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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