July 2012 La Mesa Blog Posts (48)

La Mesa Politics

Dean Takes Another Run At Council

LA MESA -- Patrick Dean, the La Mesa resident who lost in his first bid for City Council two years ago, has spent the last two  years attending virtually every council meeting, meeting with local…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 31, 2012 at 8:24pm — 1 Comment

On La Mesa

La Mesa, From A Distance, Still Looks Good

GENEVA, NEW YORK -- As beautiful as it is, it is healthy to get away from the Jewel of the Hills. Living in a place that is as comfortable as La Mesa, there isn't as much pressure to…


Added by Chris Lavin on July 31, 2012 at 3:53am — 5 Comments

HWD Board puts screws to rate payers again

One week after HWD General Manager Carlos Lugo stood before the La Mesa City Council professing how the HWD has done all things right about reducing costs in an attempt to keep water rates from increasing even further, the back room deals are back.

 The HWD Board, General Manager and Employees have conspired to bypass the regular process of re-negotiating the MOU which wasn’t up until 2013   In exchange, the rate payers get to watch the payroll costs continue to balloon out of…


Added by David Smyle on July 30, 2012 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments


Police To Citizens: Report Traffic Scofflaws

LA MESA -- In its weekly crime report, the La Mesa Police Department is asking local residents…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 30, 2012 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Centennial People

Friends Gather To Celebrate A La Mesa Original

LA MESA -- Every few years, the friends of E. Kathleen Wood gather at the Grossmont Gardens Assisted Living Facility to honor this woman they all call "Katy."

She is 95 now, having…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 29, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

La Mesa Scenes

Mt. Helix Fauna Has A Name!

MT. HELIX -- We asked the birders of the world to identify this feathered visitor to Mt. Helix and the birders responded. Osprey, baby golden eagle, peregrine falcon, cooper's hawk. And with that variety of…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 28, 2012 at 3:30am — 12 Comments

Third World Nation

Just read about the "American" Olympic team considering dipping the flag, our flag, MY flag during the opening ceremonies. Thought I'd toss that out and let it sit for just abit. Your thoughts? Well, if you have not allowed yourself to sink so deeply into the socialist agenda and the collective swoon over the messiah you'll realize that its against the law to dip the…


Added by David Stanley on July 27, 2012 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

La Mesa Police Arrest AM/PM Robbery Suspect

LA MESA -- On July 9th, the AM/PM MiniMart at Grossmont Center Drive and La Mesa Boulevard was robbed by a man brandishing a pair of scissors.

On Friday, La Mesa police announced…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 27, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

New Sculpting class begins August 1

Bring your child or yourself (or both!) to learn how to hand construct wonderful and creative objects with clay. Instructor Christine Rodriguez-Brown, recently retired Art Instructor with the Public Schools, will guide you in learning how clay works, and what it can do with your creative ideas. $170 for 8 weeks Wednesday evenings from 7pm-9pm. Ages 12 and up. Limited to 8 students. Sign up soon! Class begins August 1. (619)667-7077

Added by Get Centered Clay Studio (Elly) on July 27, 2012 at 2:12pm — No Comments

La Mesa Weekend

A Weekend Of Music And Movies

LA MESA -- Families can gather under the predictably cloudless summer skies Friday night for a free, outdoor movie being offered by the city's Recreation Department. The family-friendly film How…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 26, 2012 at 5:45am — No Comments

The Saltiness Of Tears

Life. Crazy wonderful funny sad life. I watched the City Council meeting last night with my best friend. We had some wine and snacks and watched as person after person came to the microphone and voiced his or her thoughts to the Council. I admire them all: the Council for their dedication to a task that must sometimes be mind numbing and the citizens who surely must brave eye rolling or obvious shifts in posture when their words are at odds with their audience's pleasure.

I was moved…


Added by chris shea on July 25, 2012 at 1:09pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Council Won't Sign PBID Petition Yet

LA MESA -- This city is in its Centennial year and, well, its politics is showing its age.

Some may interpret that judgment as respect for the complexity of its issues and the measured…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 25, 2012 at 12:30am — 13 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Kristine Alessio, Planning Commission Member, Starts Council Run

LA MESA -- The City Council race in November will have at least one loser. A third person has pulled papers in anticipation of a race for the two seats being…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 23, 2012 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa News

Power Outages Planned For Swath of La Mesa

LA MESA -- San Diego Gas & Electric announced today it will conduct two planned power outages in La Mesa that will leave hundreds of families and a number of key intersections without…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 23, 2012 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Grossmont College News

College Promotion Makes The World Record Book

GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- Officials at Guinness World Records in London have confirmed that Grossmont College was successful in its bid to set a world record for the most signatures on a…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 23, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Police Looking For Closer Ties To Neighborhoods

LA MESA -- Citizens have been important partners in a number of recent arrests this year and  La Mesa police are looking to nurture that partnership further. Police…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 23, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

VRC RSD - New Diagnostic Imaging!

We're open - Valley Radiology Consultants is excited to announce the addition of a new location - VRC Rancho San Diego in Spring Valley, offering MRI, Mammography, Ultrasound and X-Ray. VRC Rancho San Diego 10225 Austin Drive, Suite 105, Spring Valley, CA 91978 Tel: (858) 485-6094

Added by Valley Radiology Consultants on July 23, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments

Broken Record Time all over again.

To quote Yogi Berra, "Its De' Javu all over again"!! Here we go again. Flash! Aurora, Colorado.  Looney arms self, enters theatre and shoots people then smiles for the camera. Yes, we all got the word and we ALL get it. Like every other story it is twenty four hours a day with every talking head "expert" telling us what we already know and adding nothing apart from their receiving personal face-time and a check from the…


Added by David Stanley on July 22, 2012 at 7:33am — No Comments

Why the current La Mesa PBID must be rejected!

The promoters of the La Mesa PBID desire an attractive and vibrant downtown village area. To this idea there is no disagreement. We would be hard pressed to find even one person who would favor the degradation and decay of any of any aspect of our community. Were anyone to hurl such a charge at another it would seen for what it is-political haymaking. However, we are now engaged local debate. Whether higher fees (taxes) are needed to keep the La Mesa Village area…


Added by Scott H. Kidwell on July 22, 2012 at 7:32am — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council

PBID Heads Toward Another Rubicon

LA MESA -- Tuesday's City Council meeting was supposed to be a final referendum on the proposed Property Based Improvement District for the La Mesa Village District.

In April, the council…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 21, 2012 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

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