Featured La Mesa Blog Posts – May 2015 Archive (17)

Flag Day Parade 2015

Once More For Old Glory

LA MESA -- Once more the Jewel of the Hills residents and visitors crowded the streets in honor of Old Glory.

The annual Flag Day Parade remains one of the most patriotic days in San Diego County with the Marine Corps Band West leading the way each…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 30, 2015 at 3:18pm — 5 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Lavin

Seeing Dawn Through The Construction Dust

LA MESA -- It is, they say, always darkest before the dawn.

As the dust starts rising on the most intrusive stages of La Mesa Boulevard's renovation, it is probably good to keep that in mind.

Despite what might appear as a full blood-letting…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 28, 2015 at 6:30am — 12 Comments

Taste Of La Mesa

Eat The Town In One Night

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will host its 7th annual Taste of La Mesa from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, June 8, at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Dr., La Mesa. Presenting sponsor is Sycuan Casino. The event will feature networking and food…


Added by rick griffin on May 27, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Stage Set For Oktoberfest Battle

LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council stuck to the "one applicant" per public event standard Tuesday night and that sets the stage for a major showdown between the La Mesa Village Merchants Association and the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce over how Oktoberfest…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 27, 2015 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

La Mesa Business

Car Show Taking A Vacation 

LA MESA -- The annual Back to the '50s car show is the latest victim of the La Mesa Boulevard streetscape project.

John Vigil, executive director of the La Mesa Village Merchants Association,  said construction on the section of the street between Spring and…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 25, 2015 at 6:02pm — 6 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Debts Complicating Oktoberfest Planning

LA MESA -- The new mayor and the new council will get a good dose of downtown Village politics Tuesday as the annual tussling over La Mesa's Oktoberfest begins early this year.

City staff, in advance of Tuesday's City Council meeting, informed the…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 22, 2015 at 2:15pm — 9 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Retired Rear Admiral To Speak On Sustainability

LA MESA -- Award winning, retired Rear Admiral, Len Hering will be speaking about sustainability and conservation efforts.  President Bush bestowed Rear Admiral Hering, US Navy Ret., with the Presidential Award for Leadership in Federal Energy…


Added by La Mesa Democratic Club on May 20, 2015 at 5:00pm — 8 Comments

East County Philanthropy

Chick-Fil-A Supports The Troops

LA MESA -- The nine Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Diego County, including the Santee Chick-fil-A restaurant, 9418 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, are preparing to give away a combined total of about 10,000 chicken sandwiches on Wednesday, May 20, as part of a “Military Appreciation Night” promotion.

 Between the hours of 4 and 7 p.m., any active duty member of the military…


Added by rick griffin on May 19, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Flag Day Parade

A La Mesa Tradition Returns

LA MESA -- Let’s salute “Old Glory”! The American Flag will be flown proudly at the 18th annual La Mesa Flag Day Parade on Saturday, May 30th. The parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. led by the United States 3d Marine Aircraft Wing Band through the downtown La Mesa…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 14, 2015 at 11:41am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Fair Warning Of Tickets To Come

LA MESA -- Once again, the La Mesa Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket.  As part of the national seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies around the country will be stepping up enforcement May…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 14, 2015 at 7:56am — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Celebrating A Year In The Art Business

LA MESA --The Art Stash - Artist Supply store has turned 1 year old! We are celebrating with an Art Walk, Product Demonstrations, Free Samples, a Food Truck and a Store-Wide Sale on May 31st 10am - 2pm.Join us at The Art Stash located at 5575 Baltimore Drive, #107 La Mesa, CA 91942 on Sunday, May 31st. Free. Open to all ages. We want to say thank you for a successful…


Added by The Art Stash on May 12, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Taste Of La Mesa Returns June 8

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce announces that the seventh annual “Taste of La Mesa” event will be held on Monday, June 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive in La Mesa. The Presenting Sponsor this year of…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 11, 2015 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Grossmont Healthcare District supporting Volunteers in Medicine

The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), a public agency that supports various health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County, recently hosted a check-presentation ceremony with Maureen Hartin, CEO, Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) San Diego, Inc. The ceremony celebrated GHD’s ongoing support of VIM, including a $150,000 grant awarded during GHD’s current fiscal year.

GHD’s grant will assist with paying pay for diagnostic test lab tests and fees and medical…


Added by rick griffin on May 7, 2015 at 11:40am — No Comments

La Mesa Development

Park Station Lowers Its Sights

LA MESA -- Citing the changing real estate market place and acknowledging the strong local opposition to high-rise development in La Mesa, the planners working on the Park Station project in downtown La Mesa have dramatically scaled back the proposed…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 5, 2015 at 6:30pm — 10 Comments

Mt. Helix Park

      Photo courtesy of Gary Junker         

Star Party at Mt.…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 5, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Censorship once again

Couple of days ago, just after the political speech was given by that State's Prosecutor in Baltimore, I sat and reflect upon what had just happened. Then, because of its nation-wide potential effect, I penned a comment. After submission I looked in to read comments on my own. Well, as expected and as it has come to be expected and predictable, my words were censored once again. Oh, they were not erased, not…


Added by David Stanley on May 3, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

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