Featured La Mesa Blog Posts – September 2013 Archive (28)

La Mesa Business

Explaining The Allure Of The Dish

LA MESA -- Fiesta is a line of ceramic dinnerware glazed in differing solid colors manufactured and marketed by the Homer Laughlin China Company of Newell, West Virginia.

The original shapes, glazes and concept of combining various colors were designed…


Added by Frank Robert Dittmer on September 30, 2013 at 10:00pm — 8 Comments

La Mesa Arts

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Steampunk Opening Mixed Genres, Crowd

Second Video…


Added by Gina Garcia on September 28, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

 Signs Of Progress Along El Cajon  Boulevard

LA MESA -- Six or seven years ago, La Mesa city development officials believed El Cajon Boulevard as it runs…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 24, 2013 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

La Mesa Business

After Picking, Real Work -- And Science -- Begins

See slideshow below.

LA MESA -- When we last left the energetic owners of La Mesa's San Pasqual Winery, they were driving slowly away from a picturesque vineyard in Jamul with a ton or so of Petit Sirah grapes…


Added by Gina Garcia on September 22, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Healthcare

Celebrating Health Services For Children

LA MESA -- A perfect, sunny Saturday with just a touch of fall in the air greeted hundreds of families attending Saturday's annual Kids Care Fest in Briercrest Park.

Pony rides and drumming lessons mixed with special advice from doctors, dentists…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 21, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

East County Development

New Housing Development Proposal Near West Hills High

SAN DIEGO, CA – The San Diego City Council voted unanimously this week to approve dual scenarios for the Castlerock Housing Development, which is located in District 7. The motion made by San Diego Councilman Scott Sherman included a preference of having the development eventually annexed to the City of Santee.

Upon approval, Councilman Scott…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 20, 2013 at 6:39am — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Kids Health And Emergency Preparedness Targeted

LA MESA -- Special health care services for children will be the focus of this weekend's Kids Care Fest. See Emergency Preparedness section below for details.

 Case Highlights: On 09-10-13 at approximately 10:59 P.M., La…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 18, 2013 at 5:22pm — No Comments

La Mesa Church News

Seminar Focuses On Christian Caregiving

LA MESA -- Want to learn to be an active listener and reach out to others in a distinctively Christian way?

On Saturday, September 28th, St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church will host a Stephen Ministry Introductory…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 16, 2013 at 6:17pm — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

Nikola Tesla Meets Sgt. Pepper In Upcoming Art Show

LA MESA -- Shannon O'Dunn doesn't just present art at her gallery on La Mesa Boulevard, she…


Added by Gina Garcia on September 16, 2013 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Business

From The Vineyard To The Crush

LA MESA -- When Linda McWilliams called to ask if we wanted to join she and her husband to trace La Mesa's first…


Added by Gina Garcia on September 15, 2013 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

La Mesa Arts

La Mesa Gets A New Recording Studio

LA MESA -- There was a larger crowd than usual at the weekly appearance of the Sam Johnson Jazz Group on Friday.

And guests filling the afternoon seats at Cosmos Coffee Café on La Mesa Boulevard in the Village might have noticed a bit more vim and…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 15, 2013 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

Crime Watch

Officer Injured As Suspect Attempts To Grab Gun

LA MESA -- A Spring Valley man is facing felony charges after injuring a La Mesa police officer during a Saturday afternoon struggle in which the man tried to take a police officer's gun.

Police said that Saturday at about 3:53 p.m., La…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 14, 2013 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

East Country Schools

Band Reunion Strikes Up The Band

SPRING VALLEY -- Late summer is high school reunion season.  Traditionally, high school graduates everywhere attempt to get together every ten years to catch up with old friends and to relive high school memories.…


Added by Andy Phemister on September 14, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Bo-beau La Mesa Gets A Head Chef

LA MESA -- Reconstruction work and staff training is underway at the new Cohn Restaurant Group's Bo- beau kitchen + garden and the new restaurant now has a new chef.

The Cohn Group has announced that a young chef hired away from the well-regarded…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 14, 2013 at 6:26am — No Comments


Remembering. To sit and allow one's mind to walk through past events of personal note. Remembering.

Twelve years ago this morning I was helping my late Father-in-law, suffering from cancer. Over many back-to-back trips through past months that year I had driven to Kansas more to be with him than anything else. Art was more like my…


Added by David Stanley on September 11, 2013 at 8:15am — 4 Comments

Crime Watch

Two Men Rob Service Station

LA MESA -- On Tuesday night, just before 11 p.m. La Mesa Police Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery that just occurred at the Shell Station located at 9090 Dallas Street in the city of La Mesa.

The clerk at the Shell Station reported that two…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 11, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Council Cuts PBID Support Funds

LA MESA -- The proponents of the Property Based Improvement District came before the City Council Tuesday afternoon and they started with a history lesson.

Lynn McRea (in photo above), the local accountant who has headed the PBID effort, reminded the…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 10, 2013 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

La Mesa Historical Society

Emmor Brooke Weaver: Pioneer Architect

LA MESA -– The La Mesa Historical Society will continue its popular free History Roundtable Series for 2013 with a presentation on the architectural heritage of La…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 10, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

San Diego County Sheriff's Department

Jamul Brush Fire - Evacuations

JAMUL -- A brush fire is burning at Lyons Valley Road and Honey…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 9, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

2013 Environmental Festival

Good Fun, Good Information, Good People

LA MESA -- La Mesa's Environmental Sustainability Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7th, 2013 was informative, helpful, fun and very educational.  Held at Harry Griffen Park, there were many tents set up where one could learn about Fair Trade, Raptors, Re-purposing plastic bags, Food Safety, The Goldspotted Oak Borer, planting gardens, the…


Added by Judith Piper on September 9, 2013 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

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