February 2012 La Mesa Blog Posts (45)

La Mesa Centennial

Historic Photo: Calling All La Mesans! 

GROSSMONT CENTER -- Workers and event planners were toiling Friday, plotting the outlines for what they hope…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 17, 2012 at 1:25pm — 4 Comments

La Mesa Health

Life Saving Cardiac Advice For Women

LA MESA -- Public concern about heart health is often dominated by concern for men.

While the rate of male heart disease is higher, quietly women's heart health has been coming out of the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 17, 2012 at 10:46am — No Comments

Fair Trade La Mesa

A Sweet and Creamy Pitch For Fair Trade

LA MESA -- La Mesa learned Thursday night that Fair Trade doesn't need to leave a bad taste in your mouth.

About 50 residents gathered at Cosmos Coffee Cafe to hear a local representative from Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream discuss his company's…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 17, 2012 at 7:00am — 10 Comments

Chris Shea: On La Mesa

Nice to Meet You

A long time ago when I was a freshman in high school, I had a very good friend who lived in Whittier, California, the town in which I grew up.  Having moved to El Cajon only recently and just beginning high school at Granite Hills,…

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Added by chris shea on February 16, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Traffic

Late Night Detours Along University Avenue

LA MESA -- Late night drivers in La Mesa will have some detours to dodge for the next four weeks.

City financed construction crews will be replacing the sewer pipe in University Avenue from Massachusetts Avenue to Harbinson Avenue. The…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 16, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Property Based Improvement District

And Now, Back To The PBID Battle. . .

LA MESA -- The city Centennial kick off managed to push some of the more contentious issues in the city to the curb for a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 16, 2012 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Crime Watch

Robber Climbs Wall, Injures Cook In Attack

LAKE MURRAY BOULEVARD -- The continuing string of robberies in La Mesa got a bit more violent early Thursday morning.

A robber armed with a box cutter climbed a wall and confronted the overnight cook at a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant, holding…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 16, 2012 at 4:58am — No Comments

Fair Trade La Mesa

Ben & Jerry's Featured At Fair Trade Event

LA MESA -- The monthly meeting of Fair Trade La Mesa Thursday will, if nothing else, be a sweet affair.

The meeting will feature a presentation and some samples from a regional representative of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 15, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Centennial

 

A Picture Perfect Start To City's 100th

LA MESA – This city’s big year began just as the planners had hoped. Blue skies, sunshine and the kind of sweet, series of events that emphasized the small town nature so many La Mesans have prized over the city’s first century.

Bill Walton, the basketball champion and perhaps La Mesa’s…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 14, 2012 at 9:15pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Centennial Begins

La Mesa Centennial Celebration Is Rolling Down The Tracks

LA MESA -- If you are at work and unable to attend the ceremonial opening of La Mesa's Centennial today,  you can get a glimpse here now of the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 14, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Wednesday (2/15/12): CPMS Open House (6PM - 7PM)

College Preparatory Middle School (CPMS) Open Enrollment for the 2012-13 school year:

Open Enrollment for new students will take place Feb 15 - March 2.

If there are more applications than space available, a lottery will take place March 9 for new students.

CPMS is also happy to announce that we will begin accepting enrollment packets for 5th…

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Added by Mitchell S. Miller on February 14, 2012 at 8:59am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Apparent Trolley Scam Sets Up Robbery

SPRING STREET -- Police are looking for a woman who befriended a man on the trolley, offered to help him find the right bus, but instead led him into a robbery trap.

 Just after 1:30 Sunday a man told police he had met a woman in her 40s while riding on the trolley from downtown San Diego. The woman offered to help the man find a proper bus route.

The…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 12, 2012 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Armed Robbery, Purse Snatching On A Saturday

LA MESA -- Police had a busy Saturday after a robbery at a local doughnut shop and a purse snatching near Grossmont Center.

The armed robbery at Yum Yum…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 12, 2012 at 8:23am — No Comments

Grossmont College



Finding Support For Students Beating The Odds

GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- If you want to feel better about the youth of America -- or at least of East County -- stop by at one of the twice annual scholarship award ceremonies conducted by…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 11, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Centennial



Village Cleanup Off To An Ecumenical Start

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Centennial Village cleanup, an event spontaneously planned by some downtown merchants and scheduled for today, drew several dozen groups of people early Saturday who…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 11, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

LA MESA CENTENNIAL

A Call To Celebrate La Mesa's Centennial With

Noisy "Flash Mob" Car Alarms & Horns, Bells, Whistles! 

 LA MESA -- Wouldn’t it be unique to celebrate La Mesa's Centennial…

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Added by Rick & Kathy Teisher (Tish) on February 9, 2012 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

La Mesa Village Cleanup

Village Clean Up Saturday Hopes For Citizen Help

LA MESA -- For a number of months, factions among Village merchants and civic leaders have been debating who should be paying to regularly help clean up and spruce up the streets.

For at least one day, all those groups could be unified…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 9, 2012 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Becomes A 'La Mesa Love-fest'

LA MESA -- When a large group of people show up at a City Council meeting it usually means two things: People are angry and it is going to be a long night.

So as the crowd continued to swell past 150 Tuesday night at what had been billed as the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 7, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Thoughts About City Pensions and the Budget

         I spoke at the Town Hall meeting tonight urging that we reduce pension costs before they break the bank. Later in the meeting, someone reacted to my comments by defending the pension status quo because our police and firemen are important to the community. I whole-heartedly agree that police and firemen are important to the community and have said so publicly more than once. I agree that the other City workers, in public works and Human Relations, etc. are important to the…

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Added by Russell Buckley on February 7, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Bar Fight With Knives Leads To Felony Charges

LAKE MURRAY BOULEVARD --Perhaps they were New England fans.

Two men will face felony charges after a drunken episode turned into a knife fight in a northeast La Mesa bar on Sunday night.

Just after 11:30 p.m. La Mesa police responded to a report of fight involving knives at Parky’s Bar, located at 6149 Lake Murray Boulevard. When officers arrived…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 6, 2012 at 4:38am — No Comments

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