March 2011 La Mesa Blog Posts (49)

Downtown Redevelopment

PBID Committee Sets First Agenda

LA MESA – The committee studying the possibility of establishing a Property Based Improvement District in downtown La Mesa has been formed and is beginning to publicize its meetings and agendas.

The committee is planning its first formal meeting Wednesday, March 9, at 6 p.m. in the La Mesa Police…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 4, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Police Arrest Youth For February Robbery

LA MESA -- La Mesa Police arrested a 19 year-old man on Wednesday for a strong arm robbery that occurred on Feb. 20 at 6:45 P.M. at the Spring Street Trolley Station. During the robbery, the suspect forcibly took the victim’s cell phone after punching him in the head. The victim was not seriously injured.

The suspect was arrested at…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 3, 2011 at 4:19pm — No Comments

The Cupcake Card

One night many years ago, my dad came into the kitchen where I sat drawing at the table.  ( I was staying with my parents for the weekend while I attended the Los Angeles Gift Show at the LA Convention Center.)

He looked at the drawing I was doing as I explained that a buyer at the show had made some suggestions for one of my cards. 

"She said I should change this one."

"I see," he said.  That's all he said.  "I see," and with the kind smile he typically wore, he headed…


Added by chris shea on March 3, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Tax Hawks shed light on HWD excesses

David Smyle, a member, is one of the founding members of the East County Tax Hawks group. He files this report on the organization's behalf.


At Wednesday’s HWD Board Meeting, the East County Tax Hawks brought to light how the failure of HWD Boards to act responsibly and in the best interests of the rate payers in the last two employee MOUs is going to cost the rate payer. Since 2002, HWD has hired 76 people of the 150 current employees or over 50% of…


Added by David Smyle on March 2, 2011 at 10:30pm — 35 Comments

Crime Watch

Police Make Arrest In December Cell Phone Theft

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Police Department arrested a 19 year-old man Wednesday for a strong arm robbery that occurred last Dec. 10 at 2:30 P.M. at the

Grossmont Trolley Station in the 8600 block of Fletcher Parkway.

During the robbery, the suspect forcibly took the victim’s cell phone. The…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 2, 2011 at 4:35pm — No Comments

The Promise Of America: SOCIALISM

Do you believe in the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States? You know, the one that says, "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and…


Added by David Stanley on March 2, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Helix Water District

Watchdog Group Lists Demands For Water District

LA MESA -- The East County Tax Hawks, a fledgling group formed recently to focus on government spending and public employee benefits, plans to return to the Helix Water District meeting Wednesday with a specific list of…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 1, 2011 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

The Heidi Street Makeover - Update

Makeover Delayed For More Planning

HEIDI STREET -- Last week, told you about a neighborhood just north of Fletcher Parkway that was banding together to help solve the maintenance problems in a…


Added by Garry Puda on March 1, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Hope or pebbles?

Last evening I had the opportunity to sit down with a small group of people from throughout the East County, calling themselves the "East County Tax Hawks". I went to the meeting with many doubts because, like my Blog about "pebbles against the stone wall", there seems damned little any one of us can do to fight the establishment. This establishment is well "established" and generally, whilst polite, ignores any and all…


Added by David Stanley on March 1, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

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