Featured La Mesa Blog Posts – August 2013 Archive (40)

Crime Watch

Police Recover Gun, Shooter At Large

LA MESA -- Police units and helicopters were busy Saturday evening searching for a gunman after a report of shots fired along El Cajon Boulevard in La Mesa.

Police said that at about 7:30 Saturday evening, a report of shots fired in the 7500 block…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 31, 2013 at 8:00pm — 8 Comments

La Mesa Healthcare

Church Joins Kids Health Fair

LA MESA -- The Grossmont Healthcare District and the City of La Mesa, organizers of the 2013 Kids Care Fest on Saturday, Sept. 21…

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Added by rick griffin on August 31, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Man Assaulted, Robbed Near La Mesa Vons

LA MESA -- Police are seeking two robbers who assaulted a man in the Vons shopping center and stole his wallet and cell phone.

Police said that just before 11:30 Friday night, they were called to the parking lot of the Von’s grocery store at 8011…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 31, 2013 at 7:32am — 10 Comments

La Mesa People

Labor Day Memories

LA MESA -- Holiday weekend; the end of Summer. What does that mean to you? Last gasp to celebrate the Summer, beach party with…

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Added by David Stanley on August 30, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Schools

Grossmont Union High School District In The News

LA MESA -- Ralf Swenson,  Superintendent of the Grossmont Union High School District appeared on KUSI-TV this week to mark the start of school and to…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 30, 2013 at 11:59am — No Comments

La Mesa Business

La Mesa's First Official Vintage Is Born Today

See video below.

LA MESA -- It was the kind of late summer afternoon vintners love.

It was hot, really hot. The kind of heat that stresses the grapes on the vines and gives them the best flavors…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 28, 2013 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Cuyamaca College News

And Now A Garden Goes To College

LA MESA -- With the snip of the scissors, an intergenerational garden at Cuyamaca College was officially dedicated Tuesday with a “vine-cutting” ceremony led by county, college and college district officials, who touted the site’s educational and health benefits to East County.

Funded in part by a…

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Added by Della Elliott on August 28, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa People

Smash All The Phones!

Was it Aristotle who said several thousand years ago that the youth of today are lost or something to that effect? That was…

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Added by David Stanley on August 28, 2013 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Help For Cyclists; Warning For Motorists

LA MESA -- Bike riders can get some safety tips and motorists can find a DUI Checkpoint warning in this week's Weekly Crime Report below:

 Case Highlights: On August 24, 2013, at approximately 11:30 PM, La Mesa Police were…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 27, 2013 at 9:36am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Man Stabbed While Fighting Off Robbers

LA MESA -- Police are looking for two men who stabbed a man they were trying to rob on Saturday night.

Police said that about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, La Mesa Police were called to the emergency room at Alvarado Hospital to investigate a stabbing,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 26, 2013 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

La Mesa Arts

Finding Art In Unusual Places

See slideshow below.

LA MESA -- The Chargers were on the TV screens, but few people were watching.

Patrons at a crowded Parkway Bar on Fletcher Parkway Saturday night mingled with artists and looked more at walls lined with…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 25, 2013 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Business

A New Gourmet Concept Sliding Into La Mesa

LA MESA -- Minh Nguyen is a successful, 49-year-old architect with a firm in Carmel Valley and the kind of family history of which…

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Added by Gina Garcia on August 24, 2013 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

Amid The Dog Days of Summer

LA MESA -- I can't see the dog water dish outside my store at Lifesighs Cards.  Well, I can if I get up and walk toward the door, but sitting here at my hostess stand- desk combo, I can't see it.  What I can see, however, and what enables me mostly not to worry if…

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Added by chris shea on August 22, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Oktoberfest 2013

Entertainment Will Feature Rock and Rockhausen

LA MESA -- The entertainment lineup for the 2013 Oktoberfest will feature bands ranging from local heroes to distant, Germanic talents.

The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce Thursday announced the bands for the 2013 Beer Garden, which is one of…

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Added by Gina Garcia on August 22, 2013 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Yesterday, today and ....

Memories Come Flooding Back

This morning I was "thumbing" through my computer and came across a couple of sites that grabbed my interest. Perhaps, those of you…

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Added by David Stanley on August 22, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Business

Cohn's New La Mesa "Bo Beau" Is Hiring

LA MESA -- Progress is moving along quickly at the former Gingham Restaurant location on La Mesa Boulevard where the Cohn Restaurant Group will soon open Bo-beau Kitchen and Garden.

A sign on the door of the restaurant says applications for "all…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 22, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Holding the Bag - There's More

Last week we pointed out that the La Mesa Spring Valley School District has an unfunded liability for retiree health care of almost $24,000,000. That amount of money should have been set aside to pay for promises to provide for health care after retirement - but it was not. We decided, in the interest of fai rness and requested by some taxpayers, to look at two other local…

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Added by La Mesa Citizen Oversight Group on August 21, 2013 at 6:00am — 10 Comments

La Mesa Health Care

Disaster Preparedness Seminar For Seniors Planned

LA MESA -- The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free senior discussion group presentation on “Emergency Preparedness,” from 10 to 11 a.m. on…

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Added by rick griffin on August 20, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Prowlers Foiled, But Still At Large

LA MESA -- Another incident of potential burglars foiled by locked doors has police looking for two suspects and warning residents to be on the watch for suspicious behavior.

Case Highlights: On Tuesday August…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 20, 2013 at 12:51pm — No Comments

HeART Of Mt. Helix

The Art Within The HeART

MT. HELIX -- The annual gathering of artists, musicians and culinary talent at the top of Mt. Helix always makes for some of the richest scenes.

La Mesa photographer Gary Junker captures the beauty and action of a great evening on the hill.

See slide show…

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Added by Gina Garcia on August 18, 2013 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

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