July 2014 La Mesa Blog Posts (37)

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

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LA MESA -- So before the election cycle gets into full swing, I would like to share something I am working on.  I’m writing a new book and what follows is the introduction to it.  My reason for sharing this is that I know that our highest selves are all pretty much the same: we…

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Added by chris shea on July 16, 2014 at 1:30pm — 15 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Candidates Filing Now For Council, Mayor

LA MESA -- The first major deadline of the fall campaign season arrived this week and all but one of the candidates who have been talking about running have followed through.

According to the La Mesa City Clerk's office, Mayor Art Madrid and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 15, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Hitchhikers Ask For Ride, Rob Driver 

LA MESA -- Police are looking for robber who held a gun to the head of his victim and demanded "your wallet or your life'' in a recent La Mesa robbery.

Case Highlights: On Friday, July 11, at approximately 8:19 a.m. AM, a robbery…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 15, 2014 at 9:52am — No Comments

Back to the 50's Car Show

Come out and see the Sport Clips Model A every Thursday from 5-8pm at the Back to the 50's Car Show.  Receive coupons, spin our prize wheel and enter the MVP Haircut drawing - a value of $120. Look forward to seeing you!

Added by Cammie Formo on July 14, 2014 at 12:56pm — No Comments

East County Public Safety

SAN CARLOS -- Helicopters and ground crews were battling a fire that had consumed an estimmated 45 acres of Mission  Trails Park Sunday afternoon.

The blaze was centered north of the park's Visitor's Center and had crested a hill.

Added by La Mesa Today on July 13, 2014 at 4:23pm — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Bo-Beau Gets Another Brother

LA MESA -- Bo-Beau Kitchen + Garden, the new crown jewel of La Mesa Boulevard in the Village, has a new brother.

David and Lesley Cohn, whose team seems to have solved the mystery of succeeding at the corner of Allison and La Mesa Boulevard, have opened the third of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 11, 2014 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Keeping Your Car From Getting Tired Out

LA MESA -- The best way to handle traffic accidents is to, of course, prevent them. Police are offering tips this week to make…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 11, 2014 at 9:09am — No Comments

Letter From A Distant Friend

Like A Rolling Stone

Former La Mesa resident Bri Dugan left La Mesa years ago to see the world. How she ended up married and living in England is a tale she is sharing through this series of columns, called Letter From A Distant Friend.. This is her second…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 10, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Philanthropy

Police Renovate Lemon Avenue Facilities

LA MESA -- Just in time to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Little League baseball, La Mesa National Little League (LMNLL)…

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Added by Jay Steiger on July 8, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

E-Cigarettes Get Kicked Outside

LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night -- after a short, but smokey debate -- to apply to e-cigarettes the same limitations tobacco…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 8, 2014 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Staff Calls For E-Cigarette Controls

LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council Tuesday was set to consider a recommendation from staff that the city join the growing list of municipalities limiting the public use of e-cigarettes.

Several months ago, Mayor Art Madrid brought the proposal to meeting and the council …

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 8, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Coming July 12, 2014 to The Table: An Evening Concert with The Starfolk!

The people of The Table:  The United Church of Christ of La Mesa invite you to share the blissful harmonies of The Starfolk.   Brian Tighe and Allison LaBonne’s sound is melodic, moody psych-folk pop, rich with harmonies and adventurous chord progressions.  Subtly out of this world!  Tighe’s “penchant for setting beautiful vocal melodies atop unusual chord progressions” (Rob Van Alstyne, City Pages) was described by Jeremy Messersmith as “like doing ballet in a…

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on July 5, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

An Agenda For Election 2014

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- After the Fourth of July -- with the primaries in the rear view mirror -- politics starts to heat up with the summer sun.

Though control of the U.S. Senate will…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 5, 2014 at 2:54pm — 2 Comments

Downtown Village Streetscape Program

Keep Track Of Downtown Progress Via The Internet

LA MESA -- The City of La Mesa is making it as easy as possible to keep track of the construction project that will be playing out pretty much non-stop over the next year as La Mesa Boulevard is transformed, hopefully, into a Garden of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 3, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Traffic

Bicyclist Strikes Car, Is Dragged, Injured

LA MESA -- A 13-year-old La Mesa bicyclist was being described as very lucky after he collided with a vehicle and was dragged along the street near the main entrance to the La Mesa Springs Shopping Center on La Mesa Boulevard.

At 4 p.m.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 2, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Development

City: Legion Post Out Of Park Station Project

LA MESA -- At the last city Planning Commission meeting, a representative of the American Legion shocked a hearing on the Park Station project when he suddenly announced the organization was opposing its own proposal.

Park Station's…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 1, 2014 at 9:30pm — 12 Comments

La Mesa Boulevard Renovation

Is it too late to put in a vote for "real" trees, vs. the planned-for palms in the village renovation? La Mesa needs shade, and greenery, and palms provide neither. True, they require little water: in return, they provide little in the way of aesthetics. Please! Enough with those "sticks with twigs on top!"

Added by KK on July 1, 2014 at 10:22am — No Comments

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