Featured La Mesa Blog Posts – April 2013 Archive (43)

Weekly Crime Report

Police Focusing On Distracted and Drunk Driving

LA MESA -- Police have issued 82 distracted driving tickets this month and are issuing a warning about special drunk driving sweeps that will be occurring duirng the upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Warnings abound. See Traffic Information…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 29, 2013 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Soap Box Derby

La Mesa Races Adding Instant Digital Results

LA MESA -- Steering a Soap Box Derby race car downhill just got a little more exciting for kids in San Diego East…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 29, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Clerks Fight Robbers During Theft

LA MESA -- Liquor store clerks trying to stop booze thieves exchanged blows with the robbers Saturday night on Severin Drive, but couldn't stop the robbers.

Police said that at 7:04 p.m., they received a report of a fight occurring in the 5900 block of Severin Drive. When officers arrived, they discovered that the fight was actually an altercation between the liquor…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 28, 2013 at 9:15am — 2 Comments

Crime Watch

Police Stopped Burglars In The Act

LA MESA -- Police quickly responding to a resident's call for help apprehended two people attempting to burglarize a La Mesa home Saturday.

Police said the report came in at 3:12 p.m. of an attempted residential burglary in progress that was occurring…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 27, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Community Service

Sprucing Up The Vietnam Memorial

LA MESA -- La Mesa's Vietnam Memorial is wedged in near the…

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Added by Gina Garcia on April 27, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Helix Students Support Boston

Kind Words To Distant Friends

HELIX CHARTER HIGH -- Helix Charter High School junior Gillian Morgan, along with her classmates, wanted to do something for the people of the…

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Added by Jennifer Osborn on April 26, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Fire on Dillon Near Grossmont Boulevard

Police Charge Resident In Dillon Fire

More photos below.

LA MESA -- The fire that destroyed a house on Dillon Drive was caused by a resident whose cigarette ignited the yard and quickly…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 26, 2013 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

On La Mesa: Art Promotion

Morgan Turner: The Art Of Making Art

LA MESA -- Anyone who has ever done anything in the art world will tell you that getting that first break is difficult. The qualities that…

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Added by Chris Lavin on April 26, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Fire Damages Corvette In Civic Center

LA MESA -- A car fire just after 8:30 a.m. Thursday had firefighters out early.

Firefighters made quick work of extinguishing the fire, captured by a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 25, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

La Mesa Church News

Celebrating Kaji Spellman, New Senior Minister

LA MESA -- The people of the United Church of Christ of La Mesa (UCCLM) announce with great pride the calling of The Rev. Kaji Spellman to serve as their Senior Minister.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale…

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on April 25, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Armed Robbers Hit Lake Murray Taco Shop

LA MESA -- Just before 10 p.m. Wednesday night three men, one armed with a handgun, robbed the Los Piňos Taco Shop located at 5660 Lake Murray Boulevard.

The suspects entered the store and demanded cash. One of the suspects displayed a black…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 25, 2013 at 6:56am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Man Pinned Between Vehicles Dies

LA MESA -- A 64-year-old man was killed in a motor vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon.

Police said they received a 9-1-1 call at about 1 p.m. reporting an accident in the 4400 block of Dale Avenue.

 As La Mesa police officers arrived, they found…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 24, 2013 at 6:41am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Seeking A PBID Cesarean

LA MESA -- It has been nine months since the supporters of the La Mesa Village Property Based Improvement District last formally appeared before the City Council. "Long enough to have produced a baby,'' as City Councilman Ernie Ewin put it.

But it became clear Tuesday that the gestation period for a PBID is longer than that of a human, and that the stretch marks and mood swings…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 23, 2013 at 10:38pm — 5 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Speeder Count Rising

LA MESA -- The crackdown on speeding continues unabated in La Mesa with the new total of those caught now up to 86. See Traffic Information below.

Case Highlights:

What do you have in your car right now? Your gym bag? Your briefcase? Your…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 23, 2013 at 10:15am — No Comments

La Mesa Services

EDCO Asks For Rate Increase

LA MESA -- It may soon cost a bit more to have your garbage hauled away.

At Tuesday's City Council meeting, council members will be asked to set a public hearing date to consider an increase in the monthly charges Edco gets for residential and commercial services in the city.

EDCO is proposing a 3.6 percent increase in residential service and a 2 percent increase for…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 22, 2013 at 10:03am — 4 Comments

Crime Watch

Police Nab 27 Speeders In Saturday Sweep

LA MESA -- Continuing its effort to crack down on speeding in La Mesa, the city police issued 27 speeding tickets during a special enforcement effort on Saturday.   Police said the enforcement effort was intended to mix enforcement and public education as a means to help reduce deaths and injuries on our local roadways.

Police said drivers stopped Saturday…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 21, 2013 at 12:11pm — No Comments

La Mesa Real Estate Report

La Mesa Home Sales Reveal True "Seller's Market"

LA MESA -- The rebounding employment market and the continuing low-interest environment has created the perfect storm for home buyers looking to move into La Mesa.

A comparison of year-over-year statistics on home sales in the 91941 and…

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Added by Gina Garcia on April 20, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Local Restaurateur's Star Turn Starts Sunday

LA MESA -- Stacey Poon-Kinney, owner and operator of The Trails Restaurant just north of the La Mesa line on Jackson Drive, will…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 19, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

La Mesa Village Development

Does A New PBID 2.0 Loom?

LA MESA -- With news of the last piece of funding potentially in place, attention quickly turned to the unfinished business of determining how refined the finishing touches will be for La Mesa's downtown Village revitalization effort.

City Councilman Ernie…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 19, 2013 at 5:40am — 3 Comments

La Mesa Village Development

City Told Big SANDAG Grant Is Won

LA MESA -- Word has come to city officials that La Mesa has successfully competed for a $2-million grant that represents the final piece of the financing for the La Mesa Village redevelopment project.

Mayor Art Madrid confirmed Wednesday night that the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 17, 2013 at 9:00pm — 15 Comments

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