April 2012 La Mesa Blog Posts (36)


Kiwanis Member Wins A Pot 'O Gold

LA MESA -- At each La Mesa Kiwanis meeting there is a Pot o' Gold Drawing. It's not an easy win.

First the member has to have their number drawn from among all members and then that winning member has to pick the Jack of Diamonds from a deck of…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 13, 2012 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Grossmont College Turns 50

Celebrating Grossmont With Smart Fun

GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- A 50-year anniversary doesn’t happen every day, so Grossmont College will celebrate its golden moment in history with…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 12, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Police Searching for Robbery Suspects

FLETCHER PARKWAY -- Police activity near Dallas and Fletcher Parkway. Police helicopter overhead making announcements about robbery that…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 11, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

  Probing Beneath The Armor Of Local Politics

LA MESA -- Sometimes in politics it is less about what happened than why things happen.

City Council's meeting Tuesday was a study in subtext and perhaps a touch of subterfuge, but attentive local observers will have to decide for themselves…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 10, 2012 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Gina Garcia: The Homefront

La Mesa Home Prices Trending Up

LA MESA -- Home prices in La Mesa are beginning to show signs of trending in a good direction.

For the third month in a row, prices in La Mesa and the…


Added by Gina Garcia on April 10, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Arts


Photos courtesy of Photojournalist David…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 9, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

A Citizen's Call Made The Difference

On April 1, 2012, a resident on Third Street was awakened by noises coming from her apartment complex parking lot. She saw a suspicious male removing items from a storage area and called the police. Due to her observations and quick reporting, a suspect…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 9, 2012 at 2:15pm — No Comments

On La Mesa

An Easter Story

LA MESA -- On the same day more than a decade ago when I moved into a Mt. Helix home, my new next door neighbors brought their new twin boys home from the hospital.

They were small and I was busy and for the first few years of their lives, we lived like respectful…


Added by Chris Lavin on April 8, 2012 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Sunrise Easter Service

Big Crowd Greets Easter On Mt. Helix

MT. HELIX -- A stunning sunrise and warm desert winds greeted a large crowd that made its way to the top of Mt. Helix for a Sunrise Easter service.

Shuttles were running continuously through the early morning hours and parking at the firehouse…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 8, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Jack Jordan Demo tonight at Foothills

Well known local artist Jack Jordan will give a painting demo tonight (Thursday 5th April) at the Foothills Art Gallery, Memorial Drive, La Mesa at 7.30p. The demo is open to the public and free of charge.

Jack is the juror for the Foothills Annual Members' Show which will be on display in the Gallery from Saturday 7th April until the end of the month. Gallery hours are 11am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free of charge and visitors are warmly welcome!

Added by hazel ross on April 5, 2012 at 9:16am — No Comments

Gina Garcia: The Homefront

Reshaping San Diego's Homes One At A Time

By Gina Garcia

LA MESA – In the history of small business in America, the story of father and son is a powerful one. Dad founds a business by the sweat of his brow, trains his son and, eventually, turns over the keys to…


Added by Gina Garcia on April 5, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

On La Mesa

Helping Cops Deal With the Down Sides

LA MESA -- On a warm Saturday evening in August 2011, a La Mesa man clearly had decided he wanted to die.

He took a shotgun, threatened his ex-wife and, when the police were inevitably called, he stepped out under…


Added by Chris Lavin on April 3, 2012 at 4:44pm — 3 Comments

Helix Charter High Games Of Champions


Students Compete and Celebrate

HELIX HIGH -- Students, athletes, and musicians gathered with the student body at Helix Charter High School Tuesday to celebrate the athletic achievements of the school's special education students.

Sporting activities were mixed with performances by the band and color guard as students shared in…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 3, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch

La Mesa Weekly Crime Report

LA MESA -- The weekly La Mesa police report highlights crimes, arrests, trends and crime prevention tips:

Case Highlights:

Police are still trying to identify a robbery suspect (photo right)  who hit a victim and then stole his phone as…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 2, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

East County Earth Day

Photos taken by La Mesa Today Photojournalist Gary Junker

Earth Day Draws Crowd to Summit

MT. HELIX -- Once again a committed group of people were drawn to the heights atop Mt. Helix to learn about the newest trends in ecological…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 1, 2012 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Spring Harp Fest XIII


Making a Pitch for La Mesa's Harp Fest

LA MESA -- Daffodils in your garden, tax forms in your mail and Budd Willis showing up all over town with a…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 1, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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