Featured La Mesa Blog Posts – July 2014 Archive (29)

La Mesa Church News

Church Sets 'Border Children' Event

LA MESA -- More than 50,000 young Central American children have sought refugee status in the United States this year.  Some are fleeing gang violence and drug trafficking, others are escaping grinding poverty or trying to reunite with family already here.  Heart-wrenching photos flood TV and intern…

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on July 30, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

After-Hours Purchase Leads To Arrests

LA MESA -- An early morning transaction that wasn't what it first seemed had local police hopping this week. See Case Highlights below.

Case Highlights: On July 26th, at 1:38 a.m., police received a call from a victim stating that…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 30, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Letter From A Distant Friend: Part Three

Synchronicity and Coincidence

Bri Dugan, a former La Mesan, is sharing the story of how her life at Cosmos Coffee Cafe led to world travel and now a life in England. This is her third installment. You can see earlier posts linked…

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Added by Bri Dugan on July 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Firefighters Help Cops Nab Car Burglar

LA MESA -- On July 28, 2014, at approximately 5:51 PM, La Mesa Firefighters from Station #12 at 8844 Dallas Street called the La Mesa Police Department and said they found a man in their secure parking area burglarizing their personal vehicles. As La…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 29, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch

I-Phone Tracker Catches Burglars 

LA MESA -- The overnight shift for the La Mesa Police Department was busy early Saturday morning with two late night burglary reports that had helicopters flying and police cruisers streaming across two La Mesa neighborhoods.

Just after midnight the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 26, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

A 'Pop-Up' Gallery Joins The Local Scene

See slideshow of more art below.

LA MESA -- Pop up restaurants have been the hot thing in cities for a while -- the sudden appearance of…

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Added by Gina Garcia on July 26, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Church News

Refugee Crisis Mobilizes La Mesa Congregation

LA MESA -- More than 50,000 young children have sought refugee status this year.  Some are fleeing gang violence and drug trafficking, others are escaping grinding poverty or trying to reunite with family already…

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on July 25, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Counterfeiters Hit La Mesa Coffee Shop

LA MESA -- Ari Bejar, the proprietor at Cosmos Coffee Cafe in the Village, enjoys a steady stream of customers every day.

At some point in the last week, a couple of his clients handed his baristas $20 bills, ordered a cup of coffee…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 25, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Boys And Girls Club Project

To see the video above on YouTube CLICK HERE.

A Local Hero Returns To Show Thanks

See video slideshow below.

LA MESA -- On a warm La Mesa evening they…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 24, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Missing Man Found Safe

CASA DE ORO -- The San Diego Sheriff's Department was asking the public's help in finding an elderly man who had been reported lost in our area.

72-year-old Robert Silva was reported missing in Casa de Oro just before 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 24th when he…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 24, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Crime Watch

Police Get Funding Help In Alcohol Fight

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Police Department has been awarded a $21,668 grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to battle alcohol-related crime. This is important to the city of La Mesa in order to increase protection for youth and to…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 24, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Gunmen Rob Party Bus Owner At Mall

LA MESA -- Police are looking for five men who robbed a party-bus owner at gun point near Grossmont Center Tuesday night.

Police said that about 10:19 p.m. they received a 911 call from the owner of a party bus that was picking up passengers at the mall at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive. While the bus was being loaded, the owner of the bus was walking to his personal…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 23, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

A Quiet Night In The Local League

LA MESA -- Local government, as a sport, would be baseball. It's a long season and not every game can be exciting.

Tuesday evening, the La Mesa city council moved through a routine agenda that was more about the details of governing than resolution of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 23, 2014 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Philanthropy

West La Mesa's Little Miracle Unfolding

LA MESA -- On a typical night in La Mesa, when the residents above Lake Murray have turned in, when the comfortable residents in the hills above the Village have gone off to sleep and only the regulars are left in downtown bars, the police cruisers are…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 21, 2014 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Politics

 What’s Going On In La Mesa Politics?

 This will be an eventful year. A small band of political activists is drafting a surprising coda to the city’s centennial. Their mischief pushes the notion of voter sovereignty into the balance for the first time in the city’s history. 

 After nearly 25 years of failed experiments elsewhere, the flawed and still unproven notion…

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Added by Anthony D. Mc Ivor on July 21, 2014 at 4:00pm — 62 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Council May Consider A Parking Meter Vacation

LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council will consider the impact of turning off the parking meters for the duration of the downtown streetscape project currently underway in La Mesa Village.

In the agenda for Tuesday's regular council meeting,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 21, 2014 at 11:13am — 2 Comments

East County Healthcare

Lenac Will Fill Healthcare Board Vacancy

LA MESA -- Randy Lenac has been appointed to the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of directors. He was selected by the GHD board from among a field of eight East County residents who applied to fill a seat vacated by Dr. Michael Long, who resigned in June. Long was up for reelection this year and Lenac will serve the remainder of Long's term.…

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Added by rick griffin on July 17, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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

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