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 the rim, looking out at the street as the weekly summer car show…


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.

On Thursday, transportation…


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 earthquakes in the far East County has officials reminding us…


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…


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…


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 this year’s “Smiles for Life” annual fundraiser to benefit…


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 same, letting residents know why that helicopter is…


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, despite four years of state budget cuts and fewer students…


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

La Mesa Politics


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 a.m.,  a 16-year-old female student was walking to Helix High…


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, programs stretched or ended, class sizes soaring.



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

East County Weather

Temperatures Soar In East County

LA MESA -- They say you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. Turns out all you need is a car temperature gauge to know it…


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



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 to pose questions and add opposing opinion to our local…


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 the Lemon Grove City Council.

England, who served 12…


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 neighborhood's attempt to stop a new housing development in West…


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 (photo right) and Baber had already filed the papers to seek…


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 rats, mice, gophers and bees are not a police…


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…


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 at 7900 El Cajon Boulevard.

Just after 4:30 p.m.…


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…


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

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