Featured La Mesa Blog Posts – August 2011 Archive (30)

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 memorial wreath will be placed at the 9/11 Memorial at Fire…


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 morning.

More than 50 friends,…


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 cash donations in iconic size-14 red shoes at major…


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…


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

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 citizens! Our beloved marching band program is under attack!



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

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…


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

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…


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.

Baron, who runs the refurbished Regal Bar…


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

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 grown-ups, so these three professions were depicted as kids as if they were paying…


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 Friday by La Mesa police after he threatened officers with a shotgun while they were…


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…


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 Show.

A leaking gas tank in a vintage…


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…


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…


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


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…


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

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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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

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