June 2013 La Mesa Blog Posts (64)

The world of oddities and loonies

Did you know that should you set sail, in any direction, and go far enough, you will actually reach and fall over the edge of the earth? So says, so preach "Flat Earthers". Did you know that Armegedden is near and everyone is suppose to dig bunkers, get guns and buy canned food? Did you know that somewhere around the North Pole area, there exists an entrance into the centre of the earth? Many books have been written…

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Added by David Stanley on June 30, 2013 at 9:48am — No Comments

La Mesa Community Service

Sprucing Up The Gateways To Mt. Helix

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LA MESA -- The timing was a little tough.

With temperatures already heading past 80 degrees at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, the very…

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Added by Gina Garcia on June 29, 2013 at 1:07pm — No Comments

La Mesa Weather

Heat Wave Hits La Mesa 

LA MESA -- The first major heat wave of the season has hit the Jewel of the Hills and local officials are advising residents to be careful in the extreme heat.

Some local businesses voluntarily cut back…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 29, 2013 at 7:20am — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Speeding Sweep Nets Another 42

LA MESA -- City police continue their crackdown on speeding in La Mesa, ticketing 42 more drivers during the latest special enforcement effort on Friday.

Police said these speeding sweeps are an…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 29, 2013 at 7:10am — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

C. Hook's 'Birdie' Wows The Crowd

LA MESA -- C. Hook Theater opened its production of Bye Bye Birdie to an appreciative audience at the Joan Kroc Theater.

The production, featuring teenage talents from throughout La…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 27, 2013 at 2:45pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Health Care

Thousands Will Get Screenings At Fair

LA MESA -- The Grossmont Healthcare District and the City of La Mesa have jointly announced that Saturday, Sept. 21 will be the date for the 2013 Kids Care Fest at Briercrest Park,…

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Added by rick griffin on June 27, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

La Mesa Philanthropy

The Cops -- And Their Customers -- Pitch In

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LA MESA -- Giving out traffic tickets and making arrests is not easy duty for local police officers, but Wednesday night you could…

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Added by Gina Garcia on June 26, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Village

Saying Farewell To Misplaced Trees

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Village streetscape project won't start in earnest until next year, but already city crews are starting to lay the groundwork.

Crews early Wednesday morning were removing…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 26, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Why bother? Why bother at all?

You know, millions of us take the time and make the effort to study closely issues to be decided by vote. We try to listen with open minds, we read, we study, we ponder and finally come to a conclusion. We then wait and wait until the day comes to gather collectively and vote on issues. Thats the American way. Thats the way our Constitution tells us we must decide. And, following these efforts, we wait again to see…

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Added by David Stanley on June 26, 2013 at 9:52am — No Comments

Crime Watch

 Purse Snatched From Passing Car

LA MESA -- A woman walking to her car in a grocery store parking lot had her purse snatched by a man in a passing car.

Police said that just after 8 p.m. officers responded to a report of a robbery…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 25, 2013 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Philanthropy

 Tip A Cop, Help A Kid

LA MESA -- Here's a chance to snap your fingers and have the local cops jumping to your every demand.

Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. members of the  La Mesa Police Department will be waiting…

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Added by Gina Garcia on June 25, 2013 at 10:59pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Big Problems, Little Fights

LA MESA -- One way to watch a long City Council meeting is to relate the events you are seeing to classic themes in…

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Added by Chris Lavin on June 25, 2013 at 10:30pm — 9 Comments

The Charter School of San Diego Offers a New Take on Summer School

Do you remember back to the summer school of your youth?  You might be getting flashes of needing to “make-up” a course or that it was for those students who “didn’t get it”.  Well, The Charter School of San Diego is working to make strides toward reversing the stigma of summer school.

Summer courses at The Charter School of San Diego are offered to any student who is interested in achieving success.  From those students who wish to enhance their education by taking classes…

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Added by The Charter School of San Diego on June 24, 2013 at 2:24pm — No Comments

La Mesa Schools

Charter School Students Head To College

LA MESA -- The hard work, sweat and dedication paid off for The Charter School of San Diego’s Class of 2013.  The CSSD faculty and staff would like to extend congratulations to the entire class and announce that many of its seniors will be attending prestigious public and private universities.  From the University of California, Berkley to Georgetown University, our…

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Added by The Charter School of San Diego on June 24, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

"Ineptocracy"

A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by  the least capable of producing and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.…

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Added by David Stanley on June 24, 2013 at 11:57am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Pedestrian Robbed At Knifepoint

LA MESA -- Police are looking for two men and a woman who robbed a pedestrian at knifepoint early Monday morning on Amaya Drive.

Police said that at approximately 3:36 a.m.,  La Mesa Police…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 24, 2013 at 6:23am — No Comments

Through the looking glass

Sagging beneath the constant barrage of outrage and lies issued steadily by the government, we begin to sway and weave as we grope our way through the jungle of deceit. We are bombarded with video of slavering politicians and talking heads screaming, "Treason". Long lines of political appointees stare steely eyed into cameras and blatantly lie, some even later admitting it. We learn that the Department of Homeland Security, since its very inception, has been mired…

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Added by David Stanley on June 23, 2013 at 8:24am — No Comments

La Mesa Philanthropy

Scout Project Benefits Adult Enrichment Center

LA MESA -- The new workout facility on the Senior Enrichment Center on La Mesa Boulevard is getting a new public bulletin board and it arrived Saturday on the wings of an…

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Added by Gina Garcia on June 23, 2013 at 7:42am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Business

La Mesa Enters The Wine Business

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LA MESA -- The Jewel of the Hills entered the wine business on Saturday.

Large crowds gathered in the new San Pasqual Winery on Center Street to…

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Added by Gina Garcia on June 22, 2013 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

La Mesa Church News

Minister Receives Fellowship For Innovation

    LA MESA --  Kaji Spellman, Senior Minister Elect of the United Church of Christ of La Mesa, has been awarded a $10,000 Beatitudes Fellowship.   Rev. Spellman is one of eight emerging faith leaders from across the United States selected for the…

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on June 22, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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