March 2011 La Mesa Blog Posts (49)

State Road 52 Expansion

52 Expansion Is Complete; Celebration Saturday

SANTEE – No part of the new road is in La Mesa, but the opening this weekend of the extension of State Road 52 through Santee is big news in the Jewel of the Hills as well.

Residents can walk, ride or bike on parts…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 18, 2011 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Home prices drop in February

Pasadena Star News

Following three months of sales gains, California home sales posted a weaker-than-expected performance and declined in February, according to data from the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.). The statewide median price of an existing, single-family detached home sold in California also declined in February.


  • Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in…

Added by Gina Garcia on March 17, 2011 at 11:16pm — No Comments

Great Opening Night For PPJT

KROC CENTER – The Peter Pan Junior Theater began its annual residency at the Joan Kroc Theater on Wednesday and quickly demonstrated what the months of preparation had accomplished.

A cast of 90 moved easily through “The Music Man’’ and drew appreciative applause throughout the evening.

What this group of thespians produce in what they call “play week’’ is intense for amateurs, like a football team practicing for six months and then…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 16, 2011 at 10:51pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Early Morning Robbery At Phlllips Gas Station

LAKE MURRAY -- La Mesa police are looking for two youths who robbed the Phillips 76 gas station early Wednesday.

Police said at about 3:37 a.m. two suspects entered the Phillips 76 gas station located at 6085 Lake Murray Bl. The suspects demanded that the female clerk open the register. One of the…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 16, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Schools

A Crisis Unfolds For La Mesa-Spring Valley District

By Chris Lavin Editor

LA MESA – On the door…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 15, 2011 at 11:00pm — 9 Comments

Helix Water District Shrinks Its Budget

Helix Water District Shrinks Its Budget

By Russell Buckley

So reads the headline in the most recent edition of Helix Highlights - a glossy publication from HWD. I am happy to see costs reduced. I assume that will mean lower water rates - a thing I expect most of us can agree about. But a little more reflection on the article brings out the skeptic in me. Ongoing MOU negotiations, which many of us…


Added by Russell Buckley on March 15, 2011 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Save Our Sound Wall!

We are a group of neighbors organizing to ask the City to continue existing requirements to build a sound wall along the freeway that we were promised between Garfield Avenue and SR-125, along what was formerly known as "Moening's Nursery."

It was agreed to by the Developer as one of the conditions required by the City when the "La Mesa Meadows" PRD project was approved, who is now asking the City to drop this requirement.

Please check out our website at…


Added by Kristin Kjaero on March 14, 2011 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

There they go again!!

Much is said, shouted, screamed and demonstrated today regarding the "Freedom of speech" portion of the Constitution of the United States. You remember that old thing? That was the basis for founding our country? "WE THE PEOPLE" and all that silly old business about controlling our own destiny through the concept of Democracy. That was the one that for generations now Progressive Socialist Democrats from…


Added by David Stanley on March 13, 2011 at 9:39am — No Comments


Just an observation, one that's very frustrating and off putting to me. I have been watching news coverage and listening closely to world developments. Apart from the disastrous news I find myself being distracted by an English, possibly an American bastardization of our language - "You Know". Many years ago I observed young people, apparently owing to failing education… Continue

Added by David Stanley on March 12, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

The Pencil Me Inn

I imagine occasionally a place I can go to get away.  Not so much my physical self.  More my mental self.  Just a little getaway where I can smell cookies baking and that wonderful newly polished wood smell.   Where bitty sparkly  little sunbeams find cracks in the…


Added by chris shea on March 11, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

HWD Parties

I too think our public sector employees are breaking our fiduciary trust with their excesses. Excuse me, I have never ever had a $55 bottle of wine, or stayed in a $400 a night hotel room. And no "for profit business" can justify a meager employee to supervisor ratio of 5 to one. But when you are a "Cost Plus Entity" there is little incentive to lower costs by maximizing efficiency. That would lower revenue under the "Cost Plus Doctrine". God (oops can I say that....yes I can!) FORBID that… Continue

Added by Bill Sallee on March 11, 2011 at 4:35am — 1 Comment

Banks drag feet on short sales, survey finds

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTOR® (C.A.R.) published its findings of a survey this week, which show that tedious lender requirements and poor communication hamper short sales.


• Fewer than three of five short sales close in California, illustrating the complexity and difficulty of navigating lenders’ and servicers’ short sale procedures, according to C.A.R.’s survey, which gauged REALTORS®’ experience in working with short sale…


Added by Gina Garcia on March 10, 2011 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Property-Based Improvement District

Committee Votes To Exempt

Residential Properties

LA MESA -- The second meeting of the steering committee organizing a…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 9, 2011 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

La Mesa City Council

La Mesa Will Look At More Consolidation

LA MESA -- The City Council took another step down the road to further consolidation of city services Tuesday afternoon. The council voted to have the city staff begin formally studying consolidation of the city's animal control services with El Cajon.

City staff will also begin looking at options in…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 8, 2011 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Melt Down

Compassion For An Imploding Star

Less than a year ago, whilst visiting my sister in Texas, I was introduced to a television show, "Two and half men", which I immediately liked and have followed it since. Each evening I attempt to watch the episodes of…


Added by David Stanley on March 8, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

City of Costa Mesa laying off 43% of city workforce

A sign of things to come.


Tough decisions being made for the good of the people.  We just can't afford the pensions.

Added by David Smyle on March 7, 2011 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Armed Robber Hits Yogurt Shop

LAKE MURRAY BOULEVARD -- A man armed with a handgun robbed the Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt store Sunday night.

La Mesa police said that at about 9:25 p.m. one black male adult armed with a handgun entered the Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt store, located at 5640 Lake Murray Bl., and demanded cash from the two employees while…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 7, 2011 at 5:05am — No Comments

In Support Of Children


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Church, Ensemble Raise Funds For Children

JACKSON DRIVE -- The most endearing characteristics of a good church are found in its deeds, not just its words.

On Sunday night, long…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 6, 2011 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Crime Watch

Checkpoint nabs scofflaws, drug violations

LA MESA --The La Mesa Police Department conducted a DUI/Driver License checkpoint for six hours on  along the 7100 block of University Avenue.

• 896 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint.

• 30 drivers were taken into the secondary inspection area.

• 7 drivers were further evaluated for driving…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 5, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

3rd Annual "TASTE OF LA MESA" - Enter to WIN



Added by La Mesa Today on March 4, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

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