August 2012 La Mesa Blog Posts (33)

Back To The '50s Car Show

A Quiet End To Weekly Car Shows

LA MESA -- The old friends sat on the window seats of Por Favor Thursday evening, large beers with limes on…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 31, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

La Mesa Transportation

Green Line To Start Downtown Runs

LA MESA -- It is about to get easier to get to downtown San Diego.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 29, 2012 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Police Fighting Business Burglary Spree

LA MESA -- Police are asking for help from local residents in combatting a spree of late night burglaries at local businesses. Details below in "case highlights." Also, the recent spate of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 27, 2012 at 2:24pm — No Comments

It's Election Time-Prepare to be Manipulated!

Puffing is a term used in marketing which is the expression of an exaggerated opinion-as opposed to a factual misrepresentation. An example of this might be a seller proclaiming "Always the low Price", "You're going to get a great deal" or "We give you the best value." Wary buyers are aware of such claims and live by the slogan Caveat emptor.

Taxpayers, too, are subject to…

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Added by La Mesa Citizen Oversight Group on August 26, 2012 at 7:37am — 2 Comments

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District trustees say no to long-term bond for construction

The Governing Board of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District has unanimously passed a resolution opposing the use of long-term bonds, assuring East County residents that the district will seek bonds with a reasonable repayment rate should Proposition V be approved by voters in November.

The resolution approved by the district’s Governing Board Tuesday night promises to follow a policy set by…

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Added by Della Elliott on August 24, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Philanthropy

La Mesa Dentist Boosts PAL Program

LA MESA -- La Mesa dentist Jeff Gray loves baseball. In fact, at age 52, he still plays on a team in the San Diego Adult Baseball League.

So it’s no surprise that Jeff and Mary Gray decided…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 23, 2012 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Getting La Mesa Wired For Emergencies

LA MESA -- In the old days, fire departments rang bells or sounded booming horns to signal a fire or emergency. Today, they simply send out text alerts. The La Mesa Police Department is doing the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 21, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Community College District

Amid Cuts, Grossmont, Cuyamaca Soldier On

GROSSMONT -- Fall semester begins Aug. 20 at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges, with faculty and staff committed to serving more than 25,000 students in 160 degree and certificate offerings,…

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Added by Della Elliott on August 20, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 19, 2012 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Crime Watch

Girl, 16, Threatened By Stalker Near Helix High

LA MESA -- Police are looking for a man who tried to lure a Helix Charter High School student into his vehicle early Friday along University Avenue.

Police said that at about 8…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 17, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

School Board Challenger: "Too Much Complacency"

LA MESA -- Jay Steiger has watched -- with compassion -- as the La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board has had to cut away at its schools in recent years.

Layoffs, reorganizations,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 17, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

East County Weather

Temperatures Soar In East County

LA MESA --…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 16, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

THANK YOU DAVE ALLAN

THANK YOU DAVE ALLAN!

As a member of the La mesa blogging public I  would like to thank Dave Alan for his recognition during his opening statement at last nights City  Council meeting.

It is good to know that using the internet…

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Added by Kevin G George on August 16, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

England Leaving Lemon Grove Council

LA MESA -- Mary England, the energetic executive director of the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce and the Republican candidate for the new 79th Assembly District in November will not seek re-election to…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 15, 2012 at 3:32pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

A Marathon Before A Break

LA MESA -- The City Council will take a summer vacation and skip August's second meeting. The council members celebrated by conducting a five-hour marathon Tuesday, the highlight of which was denying a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 14, 2012 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa-Spring Valley School Elections

Competing In Challenging Times

LA MESA -- Not long ago, La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board members Emma Turner and Bill Baber sat together in a local coffee shop contemplating this November's election with a reporter.

Turner…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 14, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Rats! Cops Can't Help With Common Pests!

LA MESA -- Police in this week's report are preparing special DUI patrols for the upcoming Labor Day Weekend and are advising residents that they can help with domestic pet problems but…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 13, 2012 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Citizen Tip Leads To Burglary Arrest

LA MESA -- A tip from a watchful citizen led the arrest of a suspected car burglary early Friday.

Police said that at 11 a.m.  a citizen called 9-1-1 to report a vehicle burglary in progress at the Office Depot parking lot, 8481 Fletcher Parkway. The citizen was able to provide a detailed description of the suspect and police units were dispatched immediately. As…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 10, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Police Seek Failed Bank Robber

LA MESA -- Police are looking for a woman who tried to rob a bank Thursday, but failed to get any cash.

Police said a woman who might have been armed attempted to rob the Cabrillo Credit Union…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 10, 2012 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Democracy or Plutocracy

Well, "It" is coming nigh. Most people have already decided,except those weak-minded ones that sit on the fence and stammer, "Uh, uh, uh". Will it be a wealthy, and I mean WEALTHY, "Conservative" from New England who foisted socialized medicine on his citizens? Will it be a Chicago street thug that admittedly peddled narcotics, lied about everything, including where he was even born, developed his reputation as a…

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Added by David Stanley on August 10, 2012 at 12:40pm — No Comments

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