Featured La Mesa Blog Posts – May 2014 Archive (28)

La Mesa Flag Day Parade

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In Support Of Old Glory

LA MESA -- More than 100 marching units from all over San Diego and from…


Added by Gina Garcia on May 31, 2014 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Crime Watch

Police Warn of Threat To Children

LA MESA -- On May 23, 2014 between 4:40-5:00 pm, two girls, ages 11 and 12, were walking in the 6000 block of Bob Street in La Mesa when they were approached by an unknown subject in a vehicle. The subject in the vehicle drove up to the girls and began asking…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 30, 2014 at 2:39pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Clerk Job, Term Limits Move To Ballot

LA MESA -- The November ballot is rounding out a bit more each day.

On Tuesday night, the City Council added two more questions to the ballot -- one by choice, the other by law.

The council voted 4-1 to ask voters to consider converting the City Clerk's job from an…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 28, 2014 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments


Many, many years ago, as a wee lad living Kansas, I recall the vast rolling wheat fields. I would stand in wonder as the winds and breezes swept through and over the standing wheat creating what I thought the ocean would look like. I could actually see the wind walking across the fields. It was a beautiful thing to watch, hypnotizing. Years later, in the middle of the Pacific, I could watch the winds creating the…


Added by David Stanley on May 26, 2014 at 1:33pm — 1 Comment

Heatland Fire & Rescue: Special Report

WARNING: East County Ripe For Wild Fires

LA MESA -- As hundreds of firefighters fought blazes in North County earlier this month -- his own staff and engines among them…


Added by Gina Garcia on May 24, 2014 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Business

Go Local La Mesa!

LA MESA -- We have all heard, or I hope you've heard, of small business Saturday. This year, 2014, marks the fourth year of the event which is hosted and promoted by American Express. It is the day after “Black Friday”, November 29th, when all good shoppers head out…


Added by Frank Robert Dittmer on May 22, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

"A Midsummer Night's Dream: Beyond your Wildest"

 Fusionglass Co's Annual Midsummer Party and art show has become an eagerly awaited event each year. Our focus on local art and entertainers helps to create a wonderful sense of community. Many of the party goers are extravagantly dressed in elaborate faerie costumes as per the Shakespearean play the event is named after. This is a celebration of all things summer, held on the longest day of the year. You are invited to attend and enjoy a beautiful evening of wine, art and song. we hope to…


Added by Debb on May 21, 2014 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Holiday Weekend Brings DUI Warnings

LA MESA -- With a holiday looming, police are once again warning motorists that enforcement of DUI laws are being strictly enforced in La Mesa. CLICK HERE if you…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 21, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Church News

Finding Spiritual Inspiration Through The Keys…


Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on May 20, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Truck Fire In The Village

LA MESA -- Heartland Fire & Rescue was called just before noon today to a vehicle fire in downtown La Mesa. Firefighters responded quickly, damage estimate and cause of the blaze is still under investigation.…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 19, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Business


A Perfect Day For Some Antiquing 

LA MESA -- A beautiful sunny day with cooler temperatures greeted the annual La Mesa Village Antique Street Faire on Sunday.

Large crowds streamed by vendors that brought just about every form of antique to La Mesa Boulevard.

Local merchants with the brick and…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 18, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Soap Box Derby

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Once More To The Hill

LA MESA -- For the 11th year, La Mesa's Kiwanis Club gathered up a collection of young local residents and took to…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 17, 2014 at 10:04pm — No Comments

La Mesa Philanthropy

A New Pole and Flag For Vietnam Memorial

LA MESA -- Nearly 45 years after they first gathered along Spring Street in La Mesa, some of the original builders of this city's Vietnam Memorial were back in town and working to polish the site.

Denise Evers Rhoads, who now lives in Tuscon,…


Added by Gina Garcia on May 16, 2014 at 11:54am — 4 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Term Limits Win A Place On Ballot

LA MESA -- The effort to apply term limits in La Mesa has passed one of its most difficult obstacles.

The La Mesa City Clerk has notified the La Mesa Term Limits supporters, that the signatures they gathered had passed inspection, clearing the way for…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 16, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Arts

Spring Renewal

By Midge Hyde

LA MESA -- On the edge of La Mesa there is a hidden away art gallery showing some really great local artists seeking exposure. But of course, exposure often means location, location, location, although…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 16, 2014 at 9:56am — No Comments

La Mesa Schools

East County Schools Reopen Friday

LA MESA -- A day after wild fires caused all East County schools to close, school officials have decided it is now safe to reopen.

Brian Marshall…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 15, 2014 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Blaze In Lakeside Darkens Sky

LA MESA -- Earlier today, Heartland Fire Chief Rick Sitta was remarking at the spiraling heat in Lakeside as he and his officers began backfilling their ranks in case of a fire.

By 5 p.m., his worst fears had been realized. A wildfire broke out amid the…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 14, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Heartland Lending A Hand Up North

LA MESA - Fires in North County may seem distant from the Jewel of the Hills, but not for many of the Heartland Fire &…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 14, 2014 at 3:00pm — 11 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Council Supports Change To Clerk Job 

LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to continue pursuing an effort to convert the City Clerk's position from an elected post to an appointed job.

City Councilman Ernie Ewin said the City Attorney would bring formal language to the next council meeting for a final vote that could add the proposal to November's election ballot. City voters would have…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 13, 2014 at 10:39pm — 7 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Police Warns Of Heat Dangers In Locked Cars

LA MESA -- Temperatures are racing into the 90s again this week and will break 100 east of the Jewel of the HIlls and police are reminding parents of the dangers of leaving children alone in locked cars, even for a few minutes. See Traffic…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 13, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

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