August 2011 La Mesa Blog Posts (35)

Remembering 9/11

La Mesa Will "Stop and Remember'' 9/11

LA MESA -- The City of La Mesa is planning a special ceremony to mark the ten year anniversary of the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks.

A…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 31, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Police Department

Chamber Thanks Chief Lanning On Retirement

LA MESA -- After 35 years with the same police force, La Mesa Chief Alan Lanning received words of praise and farewell from the business community this…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 31, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Volunteers Needed for Annual 'Red Shoe Day'

LA MESA -- More than 1,000 volunteers are needed to take over San Diego and Imperial County intersections to collect donations that will support San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House® during its second annual Red Shoe Day.

On Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. “Street Team” volunteers are needed to gather…

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Added by Bita Ehsanipour on August 30, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

heART of Mt. Helix

A Picture Perfect Night Atop Mt. Helix

MT. HELIX -- A perfect night -- cooling breezes, clear skies and a gorgeous sunset -- greeted participants in the Fourth Annual heART of Mt. Helix event Saturday evening atop Mt. Helix.

The fundraiser, to…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 28, 2011 at 12:24pm — 1 Comment

HeART of Mt. Helix

MT. HELIX -- A perfect night -- cooling breezes, clear skies and a gorgeous sunset -- greeted participants in the annual HeART of Mt. Helix event going on Saturday evening atop Mt. Helix.

The fundraiser, to benefit the park's foundation, brings together La Mesa's working artists, musicians and some of the best food in East County.

Check into LaMesaToday.com Sunday for full photo coverage by local photographer Gary…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 27, 2011 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Helix Charter High School

A Call To Defend The Helix High Band

Originally submitted by LaMesaToday.com member Cori Garrod:

Attention all Helix parents, students, alumni & La Mesa…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 27, 2011 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Helix High Marching Band

A Call To Defend The Helix Band

Originally submitted by LaMesaToday.com member Cori Garrod:

HELIX CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL -- Attention all Helix parents, students, alumni…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 27, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Police Seek Vehicle That Left Scene

LA MESA -- City police are looking for a vehicle that struck a two-year-old child on Fletcher Parkway Thursday evening and then left the scene.

Police just before 8 p.m. Thursday received a report of a traffic collision where a child was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Trolley Court and Fletcher…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 26, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

HeART Of Mt. Helix

Organizers Ready For Saturday Night Event

MT. HELIX -- Advanced ticket sales for the annual HeART of Mt. Helix art, food and music event have ended. A few tickets will be available at the door for the…

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Added by Chris Lavin on August 26, 2011 at 10:37am — 1 Comment

On La Mesa

On All Those Troubles In The East

LA MESA -- It may be a little hot this week, but one need only look a couple thousand miles to our east to feel good, once…

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Added by Chris Lavin on August 26, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Back To The 50s Car Show

Car Show Enjoys A Turnaround Year

LA MESA -- The Back to the '50s Car Show finished its summer run Thursday night and Jonathan Baron couldn't help but sound like he was taking the victory lap.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 25, 2011 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

TRAFFIC STOPPED ON INTERSTATE 8

BALTIMORE DRIVE -- Traffic on westbound 8 was shut down just after 8:15 Wednesday night as police negotiators began…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 24, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Heroes Without Capes

In 2001, following the tragic events of September 11th, I designed a new greeting card.  It had a fire fighter, a police officer and a paramedic on the front.  The five thousand I had printed ultimately sold out, but I wish I had kept a few...

In my style of art I seldom draw…

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Added by chris shea on August 23, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Crime Watch

La Mesa Police Shoot, Kill Armed Man

LA MESA VILLAGE -- A La Mesa man was shot and killed late…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 20, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Back To The '50s Car Show



An Obsession For The Perfect Engine

LA MESA -- There is a certain amount of obsessive compulsive character in the great length Thursday night's car show participants go to polish and shine their prized vehicles.

That is particularly true of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 18, 2011 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Heartland Fire

Leaking Gas Tank Brings Firefighters To Car Show

DOWNTOWN LA MESA -- The Heartland Fire Trucks, despite their relatively young age, were the stars of Thursday night's Back to the '50s Car…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 18, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Police Snag A Tagger

LA MESA -- La Mesa police used a special anti-graffiti database to track down and arrest a 17-year-old who caused $8,000 in damage during the last few months.

On Thursday detectives executed a search warrant in the 7100 block of Waite Drive after a several week-long investigation into numerous graffiti taggings throughout La…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 18, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Crime Watch

Police Make Arrest In Supermarket Robbery

FLETCHER PARKWAY -- La Mesa police Wednesday arrested a San Diego man who had allegedly stolen groceries from a La Mesa supermarket in July and threatened to kill a clerk who attempted to stop him.

La Mesa police said they responded to a call on July 21 of a man stealing a shopping cart full of food items…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 17, 2011 at 11:57am — No Comments

HeART Of Mt. Helix

Great Art, Music, Food And Auction Coming Soon

MT. HELIX -- The most beautiful little office in all of East County is buzzing these days as the Mt. Helix Park Foundation readies for one of the biggest…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 17, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

KEEP IT CLEAN La Mesa!

In an effort to restoring La Mesa beautiful look and to upscale the area in general, I am initiating a "People Neighborhood Report" group. The purpose of this group is to keep a constant watch to insure that every homeowner keeps their property up to standard and complying with the City of La Mesa laws and requirements. For example the City of La Mesa requires homeowners to keep up with their front landscape, free of…

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Added by KEEP IT CLEAN La Mesa on August 14, 2011 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

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