April 2012 La Mesa Blog Posts (36)

Weekly Crime Report

 Cops To Partiers: Beware The Fifth Of May

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Police last week gave motorists a warning that they would be looking for traffic violators near La Mesa schools.

Still, 21 drivers didn't heed the warning.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 30, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Pool Safety

Families Turn Out For Water Safety

LA MESA -- More than 70 people turned out for April Pools Day at the municipal pool Saturday to learn about…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 28, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Property Based Improvement District

PBID 'Not Dead' Proponents Say

LA MESA -- In the aftermath of Tuesday's City Council meeting, the proponents for establishing a Property Based Improvement District are not going quietly into the dark night.

Members of the PBID…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 26, 2012 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

East County People

East County Has A State Beauty Queen

LOS ANGELES -- Cassandra Kunze, Miss Teen San Diego County, was crowned Miss Teenage California 2012 at the state finals held April 20-22 at the beautiful Hilton @ Los Angeles Airport before a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 26, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Police Arrest Two After Robbery

LA MESA -- Police arrested two juveniles after a strong-arm robbery left a local woman injured.

Police said that just after 7 p.m. Tuesday officers responded to a report of a robbery in…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 25, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

City Council

Council Refuses To Sign PBID Petition

LA MESA -- In a tortuous meeting with more twists and turns than the road to Julian, the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 24, 2012 at 9:00pm — 19 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Getting To The Bottom Of City Issues

LA MESA -- There is a couple in La Mesa who have found a way to make the cable broadcast of even the most uneventful City Council meeting engaging and enjoyable.

The couple -- who pleaded for anonymity on this -- fill a collection of shot glasses with their preferred libation. They then list on a grid likely occurrences, say like "merchant Bill Jaynes mentions the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 24, 2012 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Police Announce Special 'Texting' Targets

LA MESA -- In this week's crime report, the La Mesa police are giving motorists ample warning. The department's traffic enforcement officers will be targeting schools, including…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 23, 2012 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

La Mesa Arts And Business

La Mesa Launches A New Concept Art Gallery

EL CAJON BOULEVARD -- Only the colorful balloons on this rough-and-tumble street suggested…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 21, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

On La Mesa

When Tibetan Words Touch La Mesa

UCSD -- The good people at the University of California, San Diego invited me to hear the Dalai Lama on Tuesday.

On a sun drenched morning I joined a very long line of students, faculty and…

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Added by Chris Lavin on April 19, 2012 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

La Mesa Restaurants

Bringing A Taste Of Palestine To La Mesa

EL CAJON BOULEVARD -- It is Wednesday night on what traditionally has been a struggling part of this…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 19, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

SMART METER Opt-out Vote This Week on Thursday

On 4/19/12, the California Public Regulatory Commission (CPUC) will vote in San Francisco on whether to adopt interim "smart" meter opt-out plans for both SDG&E and Southern CA Edison (SCE) residential customers. The opt-outs options will likely be immediately available after Thursday, with the expected affirmative vote of the CPUC Commissioners.  CONTACT SDG&E NOW TO BE PLACED ON THEIR SMART METER OPT-OUT LIST! TELL SDG&E YOU WANT AN ANALOG METER ONLY.  1-(800)-411-7343…

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Added by Susan Brinchman on April 17, 2012 at 5:55pm — No Comments

St. Clair Gallery

Special Art Event This Friday

LA MESA -- St. Clair Gallery located at 7317 El Cajon Blvd., La Mesa, is having a FREE ART RECEPTION this Friday, April 20th from 6:30pm - 9:00pm.  Art on display and for sale.  Come and meet your local…

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Added by Sandy Buch on April 17, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Fair Trade La Mesa

Looking At Fair Trade Chocolate

LA MESA -- Fair Trade La Mesa continues on its educational mission with another Fair Trade Thursday meeting at Cosmos Coffee Cafe this week.

This meeting, which starts at 7 p.m.,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 17, 2012 at 6:01am — 1 Comment

Weekly Crime Report

Highlighted Cases: Two recent robberies.

On April 11 at 6:44 p.m. the Shell Gas Station at 9090 Dallas St. was robbed of cash by a man armed with a handgun. The suspect was described as a black male,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 16, 2012 at 2:45pm — No Comments

La Mesa Village Business

Two La Mesa Boulevard Stores Closing

LA MESA -- Deena While, treasurer of the La Mesa Village Merchants Association, announced yesterday that two recent fixtures along La Mesa Boulevard in The Village will be closing.

One…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 15, 2012 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Crime Watch

Security Guard Robbed At Knifepoint

LA MESA -- Police are looking for two men who robbed a security guard at knifepoint Friday night.

Police said that just after 9:40 p.m. an unarmed, uniformed security guard working at…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 14, 2012 at 9:33am — 1 Comment

East County Arts

Talking Arts In San Diego's 'Far East'

EL CAJON -- On the closing night of its latest exhibition, Studio C Contemporary, a fledgling El Cajon art studio conducted a panel discussion on the arts.

The event drew…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 14, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Grossmont College Open House

Grossmont Going For Birthday Card Record

EL CAJON -- The secret is out!

Grossmont College, as part of its free 50th Anniversary Community Open House, has announced the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 13, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Village

Early Demise For A Downtown Tree

LA MESA -- A motorist Thursday night took out another of the island trees along La Mesa Boulevard near Cosmos.

Most of those trees are scheduled to be replaced in the looming redesign of the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 13, 2012 at 2:27pm — 1 Comment

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