May 2012 La Mesa Blog Posts (39)

La Mesa Village Development

Car Show Stuck In First Gear

LA MESA -- The annual Back To The 50s Car Show is supposed to start in La Mesa in just over two weeks, but the regular Thursday night summer event may be delayed for several weeks.

And when it does begin, it will be a scaled back event, missing many of the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 16, 2012 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

Crime Watch

Walmart Employee Stabbed During Robbery

GROSSMONT CENTER -- A Walmart employee who confronted a shoplifter was stabbed and injured this afternoon.

Police said that at approximately 3:45 p.m., the La Mesa Police Department received a radio call of a robbery that occurred at Walmart located at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive.

 Employees reported a male suspect attempted to leave Walmart without…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 16, 2012 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Soap Box Derby

La Mesa Racers Take To The Streets Saturday

LA MESA -- Quietly, over time, the men and women of La Mesa's Kiwanis Club have built a franchise.

With all the precision and order of a NASCAR event, the club members and their sponsor, Drew Ford, arrive on the little slope near La Mesa Middle School and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 16, 2012 at 7:49am — No Comments

La Mesa People

Allan Making A Special Delivery

LA MESA -- City Councilman Dave Allan's final months in office may be characterized as "Rolling Thunder.''

No, Allan isn't screaming from the dais these days, but this weekend he will be firing up his beloved…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 15, 2012 at 6:04am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Youth Commission Warns Bullying, Fear Rampant

LA MESA -- When the City Council created a Youth Commission in the early 1990s, the students planned  dances and did some public service. On Monday, the nine-member group headed by Janelle Lafond took on some weightier issues.

In a special…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 15, 2012 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Schools

Officials Warn Of Suspicious Men Stalking School

GROSSMONT HIGH SCHOOL -- School officials have issued a warning to local families after two high school girls were approached separately by suspicious men while they were on their way to school.

In a letter to school families, Grossmont Principal Dan Barnes, said the two girls were approached by two different adult males and asked if they wanted a ride…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 14, 2012 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Police Report Prostitution Arrests Along El Cajon Blvd.

LA MESA -- This week's Weekly Crime Report from the La Mesa police includes information on prostitution arrests along El Cajon Boulevard and a warning that traffic enforcement will continue to focus on busy end-of-school-year events near…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 14, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

7-11 On Palm Robbed For Third Time

LA MESA -- For the third time this year, the 7-11 at the corner of Palm Avenue and Echo Drive was hit by a robber.

The store, which was hit on consecutive days in early February, was visited by a robbery again early Sunday morning just after 3:30 a.m.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 14, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

Happy Mother's Day

A Tribute To All Our Mothers

LA MESA -- This Jewel of the Hills has, in its century of life, managed to keep a broad range of lifestyles within its borders.

There are luxurious horse estates on Mt. Helix, middle class homes above the village, condos and modest apartments.

This…

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Added by Chris Lavin on May 13, 2012 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

A Shoebox Town

When I was a girl in elementary school, my teacher gave us a class project:  make our downtown out of shoeboxes.  I was so excited!  I got to make the Tibbetts Store, a small clothing store, as I recall.  Each of us kids loved that project, and when we were done we had…

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Added by chris shea on May 10, 2012 at 3:30pm — 10 Comments

UPDATE: Walmart Neighborhood Market & In-N-Out/Sherman Williams Paint Store

Tish Update...

Went to City of La Mesa Building Dept. They confirmed Walmart Neighborhood Market going in, funny enough right across from existing Wal-Mart store. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walmart_Market. Wal-Mart has been stepping up these type of stores often nearby existing super-stores. I think this avoids the huge Big Box Store arguments. They can even throw in a Hispanic or Asian format store in the peoper…

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Added by Rick & Kathy Teisher (Tish) on May 9, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Chicken Issue Returning To Council

LA MESA -- The City Council breezed through a routine agenda Tuesday night and the meeting highlight was a promise of things to come.

Several residents - including an eight-year-old girl (photo right) -- used the public comment portion of the meeting…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 8, 2012 at 8:00pm — 16 Comments

A new Wal-Mart and In-N-Out for La Mesa. Good or bad?.

A new Wal-Mart and In-N-Out for La Mesa. Good or bad? What do you think?

Added by Rick & Kathy Teisher (Tish) on May 7, 2012 at 2:16pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Crime Report

Cops Watching For Texting And Copper Thieves

LA MESA -- Police have issued 182 texting citations since April 1 and the crackdown will continue.

Also in the weekly crime report, officers will be looking for copper thieves who have caused a number of floods in homes and businesses after…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 7, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Motel Siege Finds Destroyed Room; 1 Arrested

ALVARADO ROAD -- It was a long and late night for the La Mesa Police Department.

A call from the Motel 6 on Alvarado Road of "unusual circumstances" led to a multi-department SWAT team siege and the discovery of a destroyed hotel…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 6, 2012 at 7:26am — No Comments

On La Mesa

Beneath And Behind This PBID Interregnum

LA MESA -- In the aftermath of the tumultuous last City Council meeting, it is clear the council is looking…

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Added by Chris Lavin on May 5, 2012 at 1:32pm — 4 Comments

La Mesa Health

Free And Low Cost Health Information

The Senior Resource Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital offers free or low-cost educational programs and health screenings each month. The Senior Resource Center also provides information and assistance for health information and community resources. For…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 3, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa People

La Mesa Mourns Seau As 'Part Of Our Family'

Former Charger Junior Seau died after an apparent suicide authorities said this morn ing and his fan and friends -- including…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 2, 2012 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Arts

Discovering Delights In A Simple Evening

LA MESA -- Tuesday night's "Write Out Loud" event was, on its face, a pretty modest affair. A few crackers and cheeses laid out in a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 2, 2012 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

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