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LA MESA -- The car show continued its summer run Thursday night with a comfortably cool evening, some good music and an added attraction: laser tag in the street.
The new laser game had a slow start but will return to…
Added by La Mesa Today on July 28, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments
PBID Gets Down To Brass Tax
LA MESA -- The group of merchants and property owners working on downtown La Mesa's future took a definitive step Wednesday night in shaping the proposed Property Based Improvement District.
The steering committee voted to raise $378,100 annually by levying fees against the 170 properties and using the money to improve…Continue
LA MESA -- An early afternoon report of a strange odor had Heartland Firefighters blocking traffic and quickly searching a block just west of the trolley tracks on La Mesa Boulevard Wednesday afternoon.
A ladder truck and other fire fighting equipment was dispatched, but no fire and no source of the odor was detected.
Traffic returned quickly to normal and workouts…
Added by La Mesa Today on July 27, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
(Sometimes small pieces of writing, like this one, seem to come from out of nowhere. I think they just waft down from heaven because writing it for me and reading it for you will make our hearts smile a little.)
I was writing…Continue
Added by chris shea on July 27, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Getting Back To Basics
LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council met for almost four hours Tuesday night and, in many ways, it was a night of basic elements: Time, Water, Electricity, Sewer, and Horticulture.
Dr. Sunita Cooke, president of Grossmont…Continue
Youths Beaten, Robbed At Gunpoint
AMAYA DRIVE -- Police are looking for a group of youths who beat, robbed and threatened the lives of two youths near the Amaya Drive trolley stop Monday night.
At about 9:30 P.M., police received a report of a robbery that occurred near the Amaya Trolley Station, located at 9100 Amaya Drive. The male victims told…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on July 26, 2011 at 8:25am — No Comments
Finding Fine Food In New Places
EL CAJON BOULEVARD – For years, Howard Richardson managed an upscale restaurant in Mission Valley, serving lunches and dinners to a business crowd at…Continue
LA MESA -- Police Chief Alan Lanning is stepping down as head of the city's police force.
Word began circulating through town today of plans for a September 15 retirement party for the…Continue
Beating Victim Suffers Severe Injuries
JACKSON DRIVE -- La Mesa police are looking for potential witnesses to an assault which has left a victim in the hospital suffering from serious head injuries.
Police said that early Saturday at about 1:55 a.m., a 43 year old man was attacked by two unknown suspects in the 5500 hundred block of Jackson Drive, near Rigoberto’s Taco Shop.…
Added by La Mesa Today on July 25, 2011 at 4:56pm — No Comments
DUI Checkpoint Results: One arrest, 17 Citations
LA MESA -- The La Mesa Police Department conducted a DUI and Driver License checkpoint Saturday night along Spring Street and arrested one driver while citing a number of others.
The checkpoint was executed in the 4100 block of Spring Street on Saturday and was operated for six hours.
• 483 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint.
Added by Chris Lavin on July 23, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Continuous Play in La Mesa All Weekend
LA MESA MIDDLE SCHOOL -- La Mesa's youth soccer fields were busy this weekend with teams from all over the Southwest taking part in the San Diego Open AYSO-Matrix Soccer…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on July 23, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Car Show Motoring Along
By Will Lavin
LA MESA -- Another solid week of attendance at La Mesa's Thursday night car show. Crowds were good and organizers were spreading the word of next week's special event: outdoor lazer tag at the…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on July 21, 2011 at 10:09pm — No Comments
LA MESA -- The Helix Water District has about $1.5 billion invested in its system. It has 700 miles of pipeline in the ground, 25 storage tanks, 16,000 valves, and a state-of-the-art water treatment plant. It also has 11…Continue
Commission Mulls Seeking Sanctions For Lothian
LA MESA -- Sometime during the Clinton Administration the era of the endless campaign became part of national politics. As subsequent presidents have learned, the next election begins the day after the inaugural balls.
La Mesa may have joined the game this year.
Car Blaze Spreads, Snarls Traffic
MISSION TRAILS SUMMIT -- A car fire on the eastbound lane of the 52 Monday afternoon spread quickly to a nearby hillside and snarled traffic throughout the afternoon. The blaze began shortly before 3 p.m. on the eastern…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on July 19, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
One Arrested After Attempted Robbery
GROSSMONT CENTER -- A shopper at the Grossmont Center was again a target of thieves working that shopping center.
Just after 8:30 Saturday evening, La Mesa police responded to a report of a robbery at the Grossmont Shopping Center.
A 33 year old female victim was talking on her cell phone near the Panda Express, when two juvenile female…
Added by La Mesa Today on July 17, 2011 at 10:29am — No Comments
Only a week away from the "Town Hall" public meeting on July 21st from 6-7:30 at the community center about the proposed Helix Water rate increase and our current elected officials and candidates for the upcoming City Council elections are mysteriously silent about the issue. One would expect our City Council to take a position on the matter like Lemon Grove does and either support or oppose the increase publicly since they are the second or third largest water user in the District but…Continue
Added by David Smyle on July 14, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Challenged Students Take On Grease
KROC CENTER -- Friday and Saturday at the Kroc Center Theater on University Avenue will be a special time -- a chance for local residents to show…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on July 14, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
Who Owns Downtown La Mesa?
LA MESA -- Each year, public events in downtown La Mesa attract thousands of visitors and even more money.