July 2016 La Mesa Blog Posts (8)

Roaring 20s party July 31 in La Mesa!

You’re invited to celebrate the era of Great Gatsby, flappers, gangsters, silent film stars, ragtime and jazz. Join East County Magazine at a benefit to support our nonprofit community reporting on Sunday, July 31 from 4-7 p.m. at the San…

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Added by MG Raftery on July 25, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Helix Water District customers invited to The Water Conservation Garden for appreciation day

The Water Conservation Garden, a six-acre conservation demonstration garden in El Cajon, will host a free customer appreciation day for customers of the Helix Water District from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 31. The Water Conservation Garden is at 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, adjacent to Cuyamaca Community College, in El Cajon’s Rancho San Diego area.

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Added by rick griffin on July 19, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa's health care library serves program on Meals on Wheels San Diego County

The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host “More than a Meal,” a free presentation about Meals on Wheels San Diego County, from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27. The program is part of the library’s Wellness Wednesday series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Advance RSVP is not necessary. Speaking will be Brian Midkiff, community…

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Added by rick griffin on July 19, 2016 at 10:58am — No Comments

Sharp Grossmont Hospital's monthly electricity bill, from $180,000 to zero

The lights are staying on for patients and medical staff at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa thanks to a new Central Energy Plant (CEP), the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) reports. And, the hospital’s normal electric bill to San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) of about $180,000 per month is now zero.

 

“The hospital’s CEP is now fully operational and the hospital is officially off the electrical grid,” said Robert “Bob” Ayres, GHD 2016 board president. “Taxpayers can…

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Added by rick griffin on July 19, 2016 at 8:52am — 1 Comment

Pokémon GO: 'Catch 'Em All' Safely

Pokémon GO has taken the world by storm. From people playing it, to hearing about it from friends and the media, the game has seemingly captured everyone’s attention around the globe.

Pokémon GO is a location-based mobile game that was launched at the beginning of the month and has exploded since. The game allows users to “catch ‘em all,” capturing, battling, and training virtual Pokémon that appear throughout the real world. The game uses the phone’s GPS and camera to detect where…

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Added by Lana Eriksson on July 12, 2016 at 1:32pm — No Comments

The La Mesa Classic Car & Bike Shows Opening Night

Well it's in the books and the City's new community event, "Motoring La Mesa" Classic Cars & Bike Shows, started off with a "Packed House". With the show cancelled last year due to construction with the Street Scape renovation, it is apparent everybody loves this show. By 4:00Pm all the spots were filled with a record number of cars, and Motorcycles. As the show manager and being involved for over 23 years this was an "Opening Night" to remember!! Aside from our two veteran police…

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Added by Jack Leary on July 8, 2016 at 3:06am — No Comments

City to Outsource 2016 Oktoberfest Management

The La Mesa Oktoberfest has been a La Mesa Village fall tradition for many years. As the cost of running a city increased with fewer spare dollars to go around, local event organizers were required to pay for the costs of city expenses in producing the event. This was substantial and cut into the after expense revenues of the primary event organizer. Unfortunately, years of mismanagement and squabbling between local merchant groups and the city about who would pay for what, had left the…

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Added by La Mesa Citizen Oversight Group on July 5, 2016 at 7:47pm — No Comments

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