Featured La Mesa Blog Posts – March 2013 Archive (39)

La Mesa History

Across The Ages

LA MESA -- La Mesa Today contributing member Steve Sund sent filed this Easter "before and after'' photo essay on Mt. Nebo then and now.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 31, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments

La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club April 3rd Program

Cindy Marten, newly appointed Superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District, will be the featured speaker at the La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club April 3rd meeting.  Ms. Marten will address some of the challenges facing modern urban school districts like San Diego's.  San Diego Unified is currently struggling with a large budget deficit and is moving forward with a plan to sell off $50 million worth of its properties to help achieve a balance.  Over 60% of the new funds coming…

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Added by Stuart Strenger on March 30, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Talking Short Term Troubles, Long Term Hopes

LA MESA -- That 300 airplanes landed safely at Lindburgh Field is not news.

That one plane crashes, is huge news.

With that in mind, herewith the real news from the La Mesa City Council's five-hour strategic planning…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 28, 2013 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

Crime Watch

Police Solve Multiple Auto Burglaries

LA MESA --  Police Wednesday arrested a San Diego man for a number of auto burglaries.

Police said they arrested Nikolas Aledam, 29, of San Diego, for a series of vehicle burglaries mainly targeted at Ford Rangers. Aledam was taken into custody at the courthouse when he showed up for an unrelated court appearance. Police charge that Aledam is responsible for more…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 28, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa People

First Family of Coffee Expands

LA MESA -- The Bejar family, which runs …

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Added by Gina Garcia on March 28, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Charting A Course In Troubled Waters

LA MESA -- For five hours Thursday, La Mesa's political leadership will gather in the new fire house, next door to the new police station and just a few yards from a ten acre swatch of downtown La Mesa that lies virtually vacant. And just a few a blocks…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 27, 2013 at 7:35am — 4 Comments

La Mesa Seniors

A New Exercise Option For Seniors

LA MESA -- Renovations are underway in a portion of the La Mesa Senior Center property on La Mesa Boulevard at University Avenue.

Greg Humora, the city's Public Works chief, said crews will be constructing a senior citizen outdoor exercise facility and a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 26, 2013 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

A Challenge to the City Council (Delivered at the 3/26 Meeting)

         Mayor Madrid and Council members: You may have read an article in the U/T a month or two ago about a program the city of Escondido implemented to reduce the cost of firefighting services - more specifically the cost of Emergency Medical Services. I heard a presentation about this program from the two senior Firemen in Escondido last Friday. Their work, like all fire departments, has increasingly shifted from fighting fires to providing EMT services. Escondido's 2012 calls…

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Added by Russell Buckley on March 26, 2013 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

La Mesa City Council

A Quiet Night At Council

LA MESA -- The City Council met Tuesday and, for the most part, the meeting was routine and uneventful.

San Diego Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister stopped by for his annual visit, sharing with the council that almost 45 percent of all property taxes…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 26, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Coffee With All The Perks

LA MESA -- This Jewel of the Hills' coffee wars opens a new chapter this week with a new entrant, a coffee cafe that is shooting for the consistency and ambiance of Starbucks with a richer selection of sandwiches…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 26, 2013 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

La Mesa Business

Learning A Recipe For Safety

LA MESA -- Points for candor for the San Diego Culinary Institute for teaching its students that things don't always go as planned in the commercial kitchen.

Heartland Fire officials Monday morning taught a group of chefs-to-be how to properly use a fire…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 25, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Man Stabbed In Village Fight

LA MESA -- Police arrested four men after a Sunday evening fight on La Mesa Boulevard left one victim with stab wounds to his chest.

Police said that just after 8:30 p.m. officers responded to a report of a fight and a possible stabbing in the 8100 block of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 25, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Business News

Lights Going Out On Boulevard Trees

LA MESA -- The Christmas lights in the La Mesa Village area had a good run, but the holidays do eventually end. Volunteers Saturday morning…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 23, 2013 at 11:24am — 2 Comments

On La Mesa: School Zones

Watching The Daily Fire Drills

LA MESA -- Driving east on Lemon Avenue on a recent afternoon,…

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Added by Chris Lavin on March 21, 2013 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Pay & Benefits For Part-time La Mesa City Officials

The La Mesa City Clerk has provided a listing of pay and benefits for La Mesa's part time mayor and city council officials. Also included is a list showing stipends received for the various outside meetings they may attend.

Council%20Salaries%20%20Benefits%202012.pdf…

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Added by La Mesa Citizen Oversight Group on March 21, 2013 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Viewpoint

Sunday's Roast?

LA MESA -- We go to market and…

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Added by David Stanley on March 20, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

Getting Excited About A New Art Show

LA MESA -- Everyone is invited to BizCenterArt show , reception April 20th.We are having a silent auction as part of a fund raiser for STAT Soroptimist International  project fighting against human trafficking. . Come to the reception and…

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Added by midge hyde on March 20, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Development

Park Station Hits A Nebo Snag

LA MESA -- Developers working on the major downtown La Mesa development project, known as Park Station, have been struggling quietly for months with a key portion of the project -- problems that have already forced a cut back in the project's eventual scale and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 19, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Weekly Crime Report

Spring Forward With Safety, Crime Prevention Steps

Click on the graphic above for a more readable version of the weekly crime statistics.

LA MESA -- The spring time change is also a good time to take a few moments to see if you are doing all you can to prevent crime and keep…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 18, 2013 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Armed Gunman Makes Off With Cash

LA MESA -- Police are looking for an armed gunman who robbed a service station on University Avenue just after midnight this morning.

Police said that at approximately 12:02 a.m. a male armed with a gun robbed the USA Gas Station located at 7594…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 17, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

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