Featured La Mesa Blog Posts – January 2015 Archive (16)

College Prep Middle School: A Public Charter School - Right Here in La Mesa!!!

Looking for a CHOICE for your child's education?

College Prep Middle School offers a rigorous…


Added by Mitchell S. Miller on January 29, 2015 at 1:32pm — No Comments

La Mesa Recreation

Pool Opening Delayed Until Feb. 16

LA MESA -- On-going work at the city's Municipal Pool has delayed the original re-opening of the facility.

Pool Reopening Postponed

Officials said today that "due to unforeseen circumstances" the reopening of La Mesa Municipal Pool has been…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 29, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

La Mesa Schools

Babbitt Joins La Mesa-Spring Valley Board

LA MESA -- Steve Babbitt, a Spring Valley pastor and a local web designer, was selected from among six applicants to fill out the incomplete term of board member Bill Baber.

The board chose Babbitt from among a deep and experienced group of…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 28, 2015 at 5:35am — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Cushman Delivers A 'Sonic Boom'

LA MESA -- After years of speculation and rumors about the future of Grossmont Center, the property's owner walked to the microphone Tuesday at the La Mesa City Council meeting and had good news for the town.

Stephen Cushman, who resumed his family's…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 27, 2015 at 10:00pm — 9 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Talk On Big Issues Tonight

LA MESA -- In most cases, informational presentations at City Council meetings are inside baseball, the sort of detailed analyses of public issues that only the government-obsessed will enjoy.

However, at tonight's City Council meeting, two items in particular…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 27, 2015 at 5:54am — 6 Comments

La Mesa City Council

State of the City: Many Signs Of Progress

LA MESA -- New La Mesa Mayor Mark Arapostathis delivered his first state-of-the-city address at the first City Council meeting of the new year. Below is the address reprinted in full:

Good afternoon, it is my pleasure to present to you…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 23, 2015 at 9:05am — No Comments

La Mesa Schools

Baber Gets A Send-Off

LA MESA -- After more than a decade of leading the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District, School Board Member Bill Baber got a heart-felt and official send-off at a recent district meeting.

Baber won a seat on the La Mesa City Council and had to give up his school…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 23, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Police Nab 25 Who Bought Alcohol For Kids

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Police Department has been awarded a $21,668 grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to battle alcohol related crime. This is important to the city of La Mesa in order to

increase protection for youth and…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 20, 2015 at 11:35am — No Comments

La Mesa People

Girl Scouts Learn, Honor History

LA MESA - Last year, La Mesa sixth graders Madeline Garrett and Julianna Mullen saw a man lighting candles and praying in front of their school, Magnolia Science Academy in San Carlos.  Curious, the next day they looked more closely at where he had been…


Added by Gobigal on January 19, 2015 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

La Mesa Healthcare

Sharp Grossmont Gets A New CEO

LA MESA -- Sharp Grossmont Hospital has announced that Scott Evans, Pharm.D, MHA, has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the 540-bed acute care hospital in East San Diego County.

Evans leaves the CEO positions he held at Keck…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 16, 2015 at 7:23pm — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Knife-Wielding Man Robs 7-11

LA MESA -- On January 16, 2015 at approximately 12:05 a.m., the 7-Eleven located at 5151 70th Street, La Mesa, was robbed by a suspect armed with a knife.

The clerk was working inside the store when the suspect came into the store and brandished a knife and…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 16, 2015 at 3:10am — No Comments



Area Manager’s Inspection (AMI)

Thursday, December 18th is one of the biggest days for cadets at our unit. The Area 11 manager, Commander Kenneth Liles came to inspect our unit to determine whether or not we should receive the very prestigious “Distinguished Unit” award for the year. If we…


Added by Grossmont High School NJROTC on January 13, 2015 at 7:26am — No Comments

La Mesa Photos

The Many Moons Of Helix

LA MESA -- The recent magnificent moons over Mt. Helix caught the careful eye of local photo buff Gary Ferguson. In addition to its beauty, the top of Mt. Helix continues to gift the community with regular events that are enhanced by the stunning venue the public…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 8, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Healthcare

Program Will Help Keep You Connected

LA MESA -- The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free program on the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The program is part of the library’s “Wellness Wednesday” series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the…


Added by rick griffin on January 8, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Mt. Helix Events

Fun And Friendship To The Top Again

MT. HELIX -- Once more, friends of Mt. Helix started the year off with a neighborhood walk up to the scenic heights of the historic hilltop. La Mesa photo journalist Gary Junker was there to chronicle the…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 3, 2015 at 4:29pm — No Comments

La Mesan Of The Year

A Vintage Year For Mike And Linda McWilliams

LA MESA -- This year's nominees for La Mesan of the Year -- as a number of readers mentioned -- are all worthy of being the final…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 1, 2015 at 5:50am — 2 Comments

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