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

HeART Of Mt. Helix

HeART of Mt. Helix Sells Out Again

MT. HELIX -- Caterers and entertainers were once again busy transforming the amphitheater atop Mt. Helix into San Diego's highest nightclub for the annual HeART of Mt. Helix event.

At 4 p.m. a hot band was warming up as caterers put finishing touches…

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Added by Gina Garcia on August 17, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Auto Thefts In The Local Spotlight

LA MESA -- Police have been focusing on auto safety, running speeding details and watching auto theft incidents closely. See case highlights below.

Case Highlights: During January through June of this year, ninety eight (98) vehicles…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 16, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Back To The '50s Car Show

Car Show Humming Right Along

LA MESA -- The weekly Back to the '50s Car Show continued Thursday with a lighter than usual crowd, but still enough to create a pretty nice…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 15, 2013 at 8:08pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Armed Robbery Along La Mesa Boulevard

LA MESA -- Police are looking for two men who robbed two pedestrians at gunpoint just after 10 p.m. Wednesday night in the 8100 block of La Mesa Boulevard.

Police said the robbers made off with two purses. The two suspects approached the victims…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 15, 2013 at 5:52am — 1 Comment

On La Mesa: Chris Lavin

The Campaign To Rein In Madrid Continues

LA MESA -- La Mesa's long-serving mayor, Art Madrid, was in Sacramento Tuesday evening when his City Council was meeting, but despite the 500 miles it was almost as if Madrid was in the chambers on Allison Avenue.

On a night when there was almost…

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Added by Chris Lavin on August 13, 2013 at 10:30pm — 7 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Oktoberfest -- Without Rides -- Gets Council Okay

LA MESA -- The City Council Tuesday night gave another year of blessing to the annual Oktoberfest, issuing a permit for the event that will be changed a bit to address problems in the past few years.

This year's Oktoberfest -- which…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 13, 2013 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

A Chance For Public Comment On Public Comment

LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council meets Tuesday for the council's only meeting of August.

Among the items on the agenda is a proposal that could keep the public from waiting so long to be heard at council meetings.

Council member Mark Arapostathis has proposed moving the public comment portion of the meeting to immediately after the public…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 13, 2013 at 6:13am — 2 Comments

Who Is Left Holding LMSV $24 Million Bag?

  The La Mesa Citizen Oversight Group strongly advocates that public sector governing bodies practice sound financial management. Among other things that means paying for current services with current revenues. It is far too easy for public officials, when money is tight, to avoid making tough decisions by deferring costs into the future. One instance…

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Added by La Mesa Citizen Oversight Group on August 11, 2013 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

La Mesa Arts

Music At The Market

LA MESA -- The City of La Mesa popped up an extra tent at Friday's Farmer's Market and former La Mesan Matti Sand played several hours of music to appreciative shoppers.

Chris Gonzales, who is the city's lead administrator for the market, loved the ambiance Sand…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 10, 2013 at 7:04am — 3 Comments

La Mesa Kiwanis

Soap Box Derby Winners Will Be Honored Friday

LA MESA -- Local Soap Box Derby winners Brandon Stephenson and Daniel Wood will be special guests at Friday's luncheon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of La Mesa at Nan Couts Cottage, 5045 Memorial Drive in La Mesa. The boys, winners of the stock and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 8, 2013 at 2:25pm — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

A La Mesa Native Returns To Perform

LA MESA -- Since moving to the larger lot on the west side of Spring Street, the La Mesa Farmer's Market has attracted more vendors and customers and this week it is kicking up its entertainment factor a bit too.

Folk Singer Matti Sand, who grew up and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 8, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Dishing Up A New Classy Village Store

LA MESA -- When Frank Dittmer was looking for a location for his new dinnerware store, he considered North Park. Too young, more music…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 8, 2013 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

La Mesa National Night Out

Residents Enjoy Sharing A Night Of Security

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LA MESA -- If there is an upside to crime, it is that efforts to combat its effect on La Mesa's neighborhoods…

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Added by Gina Garcia on August 6, 2013 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Potential Burglar Stopped By Window Lock

Click on the graphic above for a more readable view of crime statistics.

LA MESA -- With the warm weather and open windows come the burglars who want to take advantage. Some warnings and tips for…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 6, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

 

Burnett Featured At Porter Hall

LA MESA -- I am happy to announce that I will be the featured artist at the Porter Hall Gallery at 4910 Memorial  Drive, University and La Mesa Blvd. for the whole month of August. I will be at the gallery every Saturday of the month doing portraits. My reception is on August 10, from 2-4PM…

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Added by Judi Burnett on August 3, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Motorcycle Crackdown Nets 21 Citations

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Police Department conducted a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation on Friday morning August 2 in an effort to lower deaths and injuries. Extra officers were on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 3, 2013 at 10:28am — No Comments

La Mesa Philanthropy

Star-studded Comedy Night To Benefit Challenge Center

LA MESA -- The Challenge Center in La Mesa, providing skilled physical therapy rehabilitation, specialized assisted fitness training and wellness programs for physically challenged people since 1987, has announced its 16th annual Comedy…

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Added by rick griffin on August 1, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Philanthropy

Realtors Honored For Home Project

LA MESA -- The Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR), a San Diego-area trade group for realtors who serve East County neighborhoods, was recently honored by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. The realtors were recognized for…

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Added by rick griffin on August 1, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

La Mesa Church News

Church Plans A 'Homecoming'

LA MESA -- Homecoming Sunday, a much loved annual event of the United Church of Christ of La Mesa, will be celebrated on September 8, 2013 - at both the 8:30 and 10:00am worship services.  Traditionally a day to welcome and connect with…

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Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on August 1, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Community Service

A Night Out To Celebrate Safety

LA MESA -- On Tuesday, August 6th, the City of La Mesa will participate in the annual National Night Out event. Every August, Neighborhood Watch groups organize fun and informative community events with their neighbors and friends to promote crime prevention…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 1, 2013 at 6:37am — 1 Comment

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