Featured La Mesa Blog Posts – March 2014 Archive (34)

La Mesa Philanthropy

Community Walk Saturday For Boys & Girls Club

LA MESA -- The effort to fund a new Boys & Girls Club on the campus of La Mesa Middle School is taking a different track this week -- literally.

Planners for a 5K Walkathon to be held Saturday were busy meeting Monday morning at…


Added by Gina Garcia on March 31, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

On La Mesa: The Politics Of Personality

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- After more than three decades in public service to La Mesa, Art Madrid is recognized wherever he goes. Old friends, constituents, the sons and daughters of former campaign workers, residents who sought help from or sometimes fought with City Hall.

They come up and…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 30, 2014 at 11:30am — 23 Comments

Summer Dinnerware Trends

"What A Dish!"

As with fashion, dinnerware and tabletop are also influenced by industry designers trying to incorporate new trends in color, shape and patterns into their tableware collections.

With that, imaginative inspiration for new Spring/Summer collections are beginning to show up in many…


Added by Frank Robert Dittmer on March 29, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

'Oliver!' Marks PPJT's 44th Season

LA MESA -- The Peter Pan Jr. Theater marks its 44th year with a production of Oliver starting this week.

The play features a cast of 90 4th through 8th grade students living within the La Mesa Spring Valley School District.

The production…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 29, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

La Mesa Business

New Pub Set To Open Next Week

LA MESA -- The commercial district along La Mesa Boulevard near Jackson Drive continues to get richer with the looming opening of what may be the most creative bar to spring up since Bo-Beau entered the Village scene last year.…


Added by Gina Garcia on March 26, 2014 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Of Chickens, High Heels And Liberty  

LA MESA -- Watching the La Mesa government machine is truly a tale of two cities these days.

Professional city staff quietly goes about pretty sophisticated operations in efficient, laudatory ways, while the elected oversight can look more and more…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 26, 2014 at 12:30am — 15 Comments

Crime Watch

Crime Prevention Efforts Along 4th Street

LA MESA -- A heavy police presence in the 4500 block of 4th Street in La Mesa Tuesday morning brought a lot of notice from local residents as police agencies were working on crime prevention activities.

Matt Nicholas, the La Mesa Police…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 25, 2014 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Man Attacks Girlfriend, Gets Stabbed

LA MESA -- A breakup may have led to a fight and a stabbing in La Mesa early Monday morning.

Police said that at  5:19 a.m., La Mesa Police were notified by Grossmont Hospital staff that a stabbing  victim had just been brought into the hospital.…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 24, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Council Will Weigh Madrid Proposals

LA MESA -- The City Council holds its third meeting of this month and will arrive in the chambers Tuesday  to a virtual flurry of proposals by Mayor Art Madrid.

As the political season has approached, Madrid, who has experienced La Mesa's realpolitik…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 23, 2014 at 8:00am — 43 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Some Good Tips For Fighting Cyber Crime

LA MESA -- Police are increasingly being forced into the area of cyber crimes. Recently, several merchants in town were contacted by…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 21, 2014 at 6:44am — No Comments

Palm Sunday and the Easter Triduum - The Great Three Days - at UCCLM

The people of the United Church of Christ of La Mesa (UCCLM) invite you to share Holy Week with them – the palm procession and telling of the Passion on Palm Sunday; a Tenebrae service commemorating the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday; witnessing the story, significance and impact of Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday and celebrating His resurrection on Easter…


Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on March 20, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

131 Suggestions For A Better La Mesa

Second of a two-part report on the La Mesa Today Voter Survey 2014.

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Today 2014…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 19, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Survey Suggests Desire For Leadership Change

The First of A Two Part Report On The La Mesa Poll.

Click On Any Graphic For A Larger, More Easily Read Version.…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 18, 2014 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

La Mesa School Gains National Attention for Music Program

JCS Innovation-Centre La Mesa, a Local Charter Elementary,

Gains National Attention for “Concert for Music in our School’s Month”

La Mesa, CA (March 17, 2014) – Through a music education…


Added by Karen Bunkell on March 17, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

The New Fiestaware color for 2014 is...

"What A Dish!" website

Well, it is finally here!  The announcement that every Fiestaware collector waits for, the release for the newest color for 2014.  Yesterday morning, at the International Home and Gift Show in Chicago, the  Homer Laughlin China Company reveled the name and color of the newest hue-AND THE WINNER IS  POPPY!!!!!!…


Added by Frank Robert Dittmer on March 16, 2014 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Bank Robber Displays Power Of The Pen

Larger pictures below

LA MESA -- Just after 2 p.m. Thursday, a man walked into a local credit union, handed the teller a note and walked out with cash.

Police said at 2:11p.m. a robbery alarm call came in from the North…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 13, 2014 at 8:02pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Managing The Pension Tiger

By Russell Buckley

LA MESA -- At Thursday's Strategic Planning Workshop (open to the public every year) a number of important topics were discussed - none more consequential than La Mesa's rising pension costs. A well respected actuary named…


Added by Russell Buckley on March 13, 2014 at 8:00pm — 9 Comments

East County Arts

An Adventurous Journey with Alice in Wonderland

EAST COUNTY -- Young Actors’ Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of the stage version of the family classic Alice in Wonderland under the direction of Gerardo Flores and choreographer Katie Wallace.  The cast, residents of East County areas of La Mesa, Spring Valley, Santee, Lakeside, and El Cajon are high…


Added by YoungActorsTheatre on March 13, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Money Remains Tight For City

LA MESA -- The City Council Thursday is spending a full day discussing the city's long-term plans and challenges.

The meeting, held in the public meeting room at the city's Fire Station on Allison Avenue began with a discussion of the city's finances which…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 13, 2014 at 10:50am — 5 Comments

La Mesa Philanthropy

Raising Funds For La Mesa Teen Effort

LA MESA -- Police Chief Ed Aceves and his department officers are hosting a public dinner March 20th to raise funds for its community outreach Peer Support efforts. See poster for details above. Call Dani Womack for tickets…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 13, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

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