August 2011 La Mesa Blog Posts (35)

Downtown La Mesa



La Mesa Gets Its Own Beefeater

LA MESA -- La Mesa artist Jenny While added a little spice to the exterior of the All Things Bright and British store on La Mesa Boulevard.

The Beefeater, an iconic symbol of the British Crown, now guards the entrance to the downtown La Mesa…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 13, 2011 at 1:26pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Historical Society

City Commemorates La Mesa Film History

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Historical Society and downtown merchants joined today to commemorate a piece of early filmmaking history the city can claim.

Mayor Art Madrid, flanked by Historical…

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

La Mesa Music

Our Local True Blues Man And BB King

STONEY B BLUES is opening for BB KING at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay on Monday August 15th. And then Stoney B is coming to La Mesa's Hooley's Pub on Friday,…

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Added by Janet Stone on August 12, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Property Based Improvement District

 PBID Proposal Heading To Owners

LA MESA -- After months of picking over details, property lines, assessments and services, the steering committee for the proposed Property Based…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 10, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Man Tries To Force ATM Withdrawal Then Flees

GROSSMONT CENTER -- Police are looking for a man who tried to force a woman to withdraw money from the Bank of America ATM at Grossmont Center.

La Mesa Police responded to a call Tuesday at approximately 8:45 PM, that an attempted robbery had just occurred at the Bank of America located at 5500 Grossmont…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 9, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Oktoberfest Will Pay Its Own Way This Year

LA MESA -- Oktoberfest will have to pull its own weight this year.

The City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday night to require the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce and the La Mesa Village Merchants…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 9, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

Councilman Allan Won't Seek Re-Election

LA MESA -- Councilman Dave Allan made a surprise announcement at the city council meeting today that he will not be seeking a fourth term when his current term ends in 16 months.

Allan thanked the city staff and noted that he will have served for more than…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 9, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Chamber Of Commerce

Chamber Plans Gio Social, Lanning Farewell

LA MESA -- The La Mesa of Chamber of Commerce isn't taking August off.

The organization is planning two events aimed at improving networking among La Mesa businesses and bringing light to city issues.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 8, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Back To The '50s Car Show



Paying Homage To 'The Fin'

LA MESA -- The weekly gathering of great American cars occurred again downtown Thursday night and we took the opportunity to continue our etude of car design.

Having earlier analyzed…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 4, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Foothills Democratic Club

Nostalgic Longing For A Progressive Radio Voice

LA MESA -- The Foothills Democratic Club gathered Wednesday night at the La Mesa Community Center and heard a lament from media veterans longing for the days when "Progressive" radio existed in San Diego.…

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Added by Chris Lavin on August 3, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Arts

Creating An "Art Oasis'' In La Mesa

DOWNTOWN LA MESA – When Elena Sonbok Lee recently chose downtown La Mesa for her Art & Light Gallery/Studio, she knew she’d have to do more than sell paintings from her…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 3, 2011 at 4:33pm — 2 Comments

Crime Watch

Police Looking To Stop Elderly Scams

LA MESA -- La Mesa Police are asking for the public’s assistance identifying suspects in a series of fraud and identity theft cases…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 3, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

City Youth Commission

City Looking For A Few Good Kids

LA MESA -- Here's a way for young La Mesans to get an early start at community service.

Applications are being accepted for several openings on the City’s Youth Advisory Commission. Applicants must live within the city limits of La Mesa and be at least 13 years old, but not more than 20 years old, at the time of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 3, 2011 at 6:19am — No Comments

Car Crash On Lemon Avenue

Vehicle Crushes Wall, Ends Up In Ditch

LEMON AVENUE -- A one car crash early Tuesday afternoon left a car damaged and severed off a short piece of retaining wall along the south side of Lemon Avenue just west of Alto Drive.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 2, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa History

Celebrating La Mesa's Early Brush With Hollywood

LA MESA – The La Mesa Historical Society is getting a head start on the city’s centennial celebrations with an August weekend intended to memorialize the city’s unique role in movie…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 1, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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