Featured La Mesa Blog Posts – July 2013 Archive (45)

La Mesa Education

Nancy Padilla of Grossmont College (middle) is flanked by Grossmont Healthcare District board members Gloria Chadwick (left) and Michael Emerson (right).…


Added by rick griffin on July 31, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

Are You Missing Someone Too?

LA MESA -- I looked out my window here at Lifesighs toward the trolley station.  Across the street and past the fountain.  I saw someone who looked so much like my father.  He was walking with a cane and he had the same six foot frame and broad shoulders…


Added by chris shea on July 31, 2013 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

La Mesa Business

Looking To The Future At La Mesa Lumber

LA MESA -- Things were tough for all businesses at the height of the Great Recession that is now receding.

But it was…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 30, 2013 at 6:44am — 2 Comments

Weekly Crime Report


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LA MESA -- The La Mesa Police Department issues a weekly bulletin chronicling activities and giving public safety advice to the residents.

This week, response times: Priority 1 Calls: 5 minutes, 20 seconds Non-Urgent Calls: 20-55 minutes

Case Highlights:…


Added by Chris Lavin on July 29, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Artist's Way/On the Edge Gallery at Biz Center, La Mesa

I am beginning a new Artist's Way "class" on Sept. 9 at 7317 El Cajon Blvd extending for 11 weeks, Monday evenings, starting at 6:30. Lots of other things going on at that address.

A solo show for James Whiton, sculptor, the People's Choice Award winner, will be on Friday, Sept. 6. 6:30 to 9pm

I am having an  art  show in Oceanside on Sat., August 23, an evening of art with entertainment. Any ??? call 619 466 3711

Added by midge hyde on July 28, 2013 at 9:45am — 2 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Lavin

The Former Police Station Land Now Sits Vacant

 A Heart Transplant For La Mesa?

LA MESA -- The Village Property Based…


Added by Chris Lavin on July 28, 2013 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

Madrid tops SANDAG payments list with $45,650.00

We decided to follow the lead of the Mayor from a few council meetings ago in reporting on the payments of another elected official by MTS. SANDAG, the San Diego Association of Governments, has provided information on all stipend payments since 2003. Mayor Art Madrid tops the list with $45,650. In that same time period the other payments are Dave Allan $6,700, Ruth Sterling $2,950, Barry Jantz $2,600, and Mark Arapostathis $1,550. The entire report is available here. …


Added by La Mesa Citizen Oversight Group on July 27, 2013 at 6:58am — 5 Comments

La Mesa Healthcare

Sharp Grossmont Names Nursing Chief

LA MESA – Dale Beatty, RN, BSN, MSN, NEA-BC, has joined Sharp Grossmont Hospital as chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services. In this role, Beatty will oversee the patient care / nursing services in the hospital. He will also be…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 27, 2013 at 6:44am — No Comments

La Mesa Arts


A La Mesa Photographer Eyes The Car Show

LA MESA -- The talented lens of La.Mesa photographer Gary Junker finds real character and beauty when applied to the weekly gathering of the car lovers of East…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 26, 2013 at 4:46am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Weekend

  Try A 'Sit In' Outdoor Movie

LA MESA -- Consider it a variation on the old Drive-In movies.

The City of La Mesa presents “Movie Night Under the Stars” on Friday, July 26, at La Mesita Park. The movie, “Wreck it Ralph” (rated PG), starts at 8:00 pm with…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 25, 2013 at 11:04am — No Comments

The Charter School of San Diego Offers Fall Enrollment for the 2013-2014 School Year

The Charter School of San Diego welcomes all parents and students to visit any of its learning center locations to learn more about its unique way of navigating students through their education.  The learning center locations for The Charter School of San Diego are as follows:

          North San Diego

  • Clairemont
  • Poway
  • Scripps…

Added by The Charter School of San Diego on July 25, 2013 at 10:29am — No Comments

In two places at the same time?

Whilst painting a remembered scene of the Santa Ynez Valley covered with a thundering Pacific Storm I was suddenly reminded of our own East County landscapes. Perhaps we do not get THIS type of storms but we do have our own versions.…


Added by David Stanley on July 24, 2013 at 10:45am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Man Fires Shot During Dispute

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LA MESA -- Police Tuesday night arrested 46-year-old Ronald Neville of La Mesa after he allegedly pointed a loaded gun at a neighbor during a confrontation and then accidently firing the weapon into…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 24, 2013 at 4:40am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Amid Bitter Fight, Council Clips Budget, Madrid's Wings

LA MESA -- If La Mesa was run with a parliamentary form of government, Mayor Art Madrid would be calling for new elections today. 

After a few hours of angry debate and a series of votes that, in the parliamentary form of…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 23, 2013 at 10:49pm — 14 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Cell Phone Theft On The Rise 

LA MESA -- Telephone theft is a hot crime these days and hot days can also be a threat to small children left in cars.

See some timely advice from police authorities below.

Case Highlights:

On Friday July 19, 2013 at…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 22, 2013 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Stolen Car Pursuit And Arrest On Lake Murray

LA MESA -- Sunday morning calm was disrupted near Lake Murray Boulevard and Jackson Drive as police cruisers and helicopters swarmed into the area in pursuit of a stolen car.

The events happened after 8 a.m. and police stopped the car and pursued its occupants through the neighborhood.

Police report one of the suspects in custody and two others still…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 21, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Arts

Artist Betsy Brown In Exhibit At Health Library

LA MESA -- The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, a consumer health library in La Mesa, is now hosting its Summer Art Exhibit featuring 16 art pieces by El Cajon fine artist Betsy Brown. The exhibit, featuring Brown’s…


Added by rick griffin on July 19, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Back To The '50s Car Show

Second Week Soars On

See slideshow below.

LA MESA -- Week Two of the Back to the '50s Car Show once again drew a large and appreciative crowd and more than a few new cars not seen recently at these La Mesa gatherings.

One car turning heads had been modified by…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 18, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Weekend Arts

Dancing The Night Away -- Arabian Style

LA MESA -- Among the newest Jewels of the Hill are some of the new restaurants that have followed the burgeoning population of Iraqi,…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 18, 2013 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

La Mesa People

La Mesa Photographer Launches Global Network

LA MESA -- Born and raised in Southern California, oceanic photographer and La Mesa native Chris Mayer is one of six nationally-acclaimed photography experts selected to launch the new social media…


Added by Natasha Kendall on July 18, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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