Featured La Mesa Blog Posts – June 2013 Archive (47)

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 active members of the Grossmont-Mt. Helix Improvement Association gathered up…

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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 on electrical use yesterday to assist the public utilities in…

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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 effort to keep everyone safe and include aggressive…

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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, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 2…

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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 see a group of new and seasoned La Mesa police officers were…

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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 one of the trees that had been one of the great wonders…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 26, 2013 at 6:00pm — 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 that just occurred in the Von’s Shopping Center parking…

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

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 literature or famous movies. Les Miserables. Tale of…

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

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 Officers responded to a report of a robbery that just occurred…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 24, 2013 at 6:23am — 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 eagle.

Well, a soon-to-be eagle anyway.

Harrison Middleton of…

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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

On La Mesa: Chris Lavin

The Human Jukebox 

LA MESA -- As a young college student living, for a time, in London, we would often just walk out into that most walkable city (Look Right!) and stumble across…

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Added by Chris Lavin on June 22, 2013 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Crime Watch

Man Arrested For Shooting Wife Seeking Divorce

LA MESA -- La Mesa police are investigating a late night shooting in which an elderly woman seeking a divorce was allegedly shot and wounded by her 82-year-old husband in an incident on La Mesa's west side.

Police said they received a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 21, 2013 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

La Mesa News

Big Lotto Winner In La Mesa

LA MESA — Lottery officials are reporting that a ticket with five numbers the recent multi-state Powerball lottery, but missing the Powerball…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 20, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Business

La Mesa's Other Farmer's Market

LA MESA -- Every Wednesday now, a stream of La Mesa area residents stop down on La Mesa Boulevard,…

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Added by Gina Garcia on June 20, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

The Ordinary Day

LA MESA -- Every day I sit at what looks like a host stand at a restaurant but is actually a replica of an old…

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Added by chris shea on June 19, 2013 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

La Mesa Village

Parking Meter Engineers At Work In Village

LA MESA -- Residents may not love the downtown parking meters in La Mesa Village, but at least they can take pride in knowing we are at the cutting edge of parking technology. The Japanese men with clipboards chronicling activities along La Mesa…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 19, 2013 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

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