June 2011 La Mesa Blog Posts (48)

On Father's Day

In Time, We Figure Out The Old Man

By CHRIS LAVIN

Editor

When you are the eighth of nine children, Father’s Day…

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Added by Chris Lavin on June 19, 2011 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Crime Watch

DUI Court Sting Nabs Eight

EL CAJON -- The La Mesa Police Department conducted a Court Sting Operation at the East County branch of the San Diego Superior Court on Thursday. The main focus was to identify those drivers who continue to drive even after having their license suspended as the result of a prior DUI arrest.

The operation was conducted for about two and a half hours.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 17, 2011 at 3:59pm — No Comments

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Police Arrest Armed Juveniles In Burglary

BALTIMORE DRIVE -- Police arrested two juveniles Wednesday afternoon after they were caught attempted to burglarize a condominium on Baltimore Drive.

Police said they received a 911 call from a resident at a large condominium complex at 5700 Baltimore Drive, La Mesa. The female resident said that two black males knocked on her front…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 17, 2011 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Grossmont High School Graduation 2011

Gorgeous Day Greets Class of 2011

GROSSMONT HIGH -- The class of 2011 had a spectacular day of sun with a cool breeze keeping all cool as students, faculty and families celebrated a milestone.

More than 400 students received degrees Thursday morning before an audience that filled the Foothillers…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 16, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Nothing Loves You Like A Dog

Recently I was stopped at a traffic light when I saw a homeless man struggling with his shopping cart.  It was on a sloping portion of the sidewalk and he appeared to be trying to put his bedroll and a few other belongings inside, but the slope was winning and the wheels were turning and he was clearly not having a good morning.

Sitting close beside both the man and…

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Added by chris shea on June 16, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

EAST COUNTY HOT SPOTS

In a recent report on CCN Money, Honolulu ranked the most expensive place to live.

During the first three months of 2011 the median price of a home sold in Honolulu was nearly $580,000, according to the latest data from the National Association of Realtors. That makes Honolulu the most expensive housing market in the nation.

WHERE DOES SAN DIEGO RATE? Honolulu was followed by San Jose, Anaheim and San Francisco, California; New York was #5 and just behind at #6 San Diego with a…

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Added by Gina Garcia on June 15, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Foothills Members Demonstrate at the County Fair

Foothills Artists Bob Kelsch and Hazel Ross (Noisette) will be the demonstrating artists at the County Fair (Del Mar) on Tuesday 21st of June. Bob will be doing his oil demo from  noon until 2 pm.

 

 

 

"Woodsy Girl"

by Bob…

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Added by hazel ross on June 15, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Gunman Robs Mall Jewelry Store

GROSSMONT CENTER -- An armed gunman hit the Zales Jewelry Store at Grossmont Center mall just as the store was closing Tuesday evening.

La Mesa Police said at about 8:17 p.m. the La Mesa Police Department responded to a call of a robbery that had just occurred at the Zales Jewelry Store at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive.



The store’s manager told police he had just…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 15, 2011 at 7:31am — No Comments

City Council

All Here Agree: Prop L Takes The Budget Cake

LA MESA -- City staff went through the annual ritual of presenting the budget -- a two-year forecasting document -- and it quickly became clear to all who were listening that Proposition L is shielding the Jewel of the Hills from some of the pain being suffered in other municipalities.

If there was any…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 14, 2011 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

LA MESA -- Fire officials are reminding local residents that a new state law requires every household to install a carbon monoxide detector to augment the smoke detectors already required in every home.

The new state regulation takes effect July 1 and can be easily met with a quick trip to a number of local stores, including Lowe's,…

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Added by Gina Garcia on June 14, 2011 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

C. Hook Turns Five

C. Hook Theater Takes On "Once Upon A Mattress''

LA MESA -- The volunteers who run Peter Pan Junior Theater in La Mesa eventually decided teenagers needed a theater outlet after they had outgrown the Peter Pan age range. They founded the C. Hook Theater and essentially turned…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 13, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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Big Gang Sweep In La Mesa

LA MESA -- It was a busy night on the gang suppression front in La Mesa with police agencies executing warrants throughout the city Saturday night and Sunday morning against known gang members who had outstanding warrants or parole violations.

La Mesa police and San Diego County Sheriff's deputies expected to attempt arrests of more than 30 people…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 12, 2011 at 6:49am — 2 Comments

Health Fair

Health Fair Drawing Crowds

GROSSMONT CENTER -- The East County Chamber of Commerce's Health Fair is underway at Grossmont Center Saturday morning and will continue through 2 p.m. More than 75 vendors are offering health screenings and pitching their services -- all…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 11, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

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Theft In Broad Daylight Downtown

DOWNTOWN LA MESA -- Recent discussions of a relatively light crime rate in downtown La Mesa during the Property Based Improvement District talks take on a different feel with what one merchant experienced Friday.

Michella…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 11, 2011 at 6:25am — 3 Comments

East County Health Fair

A Chance To Examine Your Own Health

GROSSMONT CENTER -- Okay, you've been busy. Lots of work. Kids' school projects. You've been meaning to take a few moments to care for you, your health, your longevity.  Then Saturday is your day.

The East County Chamber of Commerce and Sharp and Alvarado hospitals will be hosting 75 exhibitors at Grossmont Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Called Summer Healthcare…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 10, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Artful Silver Foxes

Foothills Art Association members Loretta Deczynski and Hazel Ross will be exhibiting their art work during the month of June in the Rancho San Diego Library. The show is entitled "The Artful Silver Foxes" There will be an artists' reception in the library on Sunday June 12th from 2-4 pm which the public is invited to attend.… Continue

Added by hazel ross on June 9, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Property Based Improvement District

PBID Committee Picks Up The Pace

LA MESA -- After weeks of handwringing and delicate debating about virtually every detail of every aspect of the proposed property based improvement district for downtown La Mesa, a majority of the committee decided to change the pace.

The steering committee voted Wednesday night on a motion by Jim Wieboldt, a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 8, 2011 at 9:00pm — 11 Comments

Crime Watch

Cameras At Trolley Station Raise Questions

FLETCHER PARKWAY-- La Mesa police say surveillance cameras at the Grossmont Trolley station have produced evidence that raise questions about a reported kidnap and sexual assault that allegedly occurred there Monday.

"The cameras revealed things that are making us go back to investigate whether a crime occurred,'' said La Mesa police spokesman Dan…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 7, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

First Baptist Centennial



Congregation Celebrates 100 Years of Service

LA MESA -- The church service at the First Baptist Church of La Mesa mixed religion and history on Sunday as the congregation celebrated the 100th anniversary of the church's founding.

Church members traced the history of the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 5, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Already looking forward to next year's Flag Day Parade!!

Added by Lori Holaday on June 4, 2011 at 10:10pm — No Comments

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