Featured La Mesa Blog Posts – September 2014 Archive (34)

La Mesa Planning Commission

A Re-Tooled Park Station Returns

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Planning Commission expects a long night Wednesday as the retooled Park Station Project returns for another round of discussion and scrutiny.

The project, which lost its American Legion partner after the last hearing, will again…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 30, 2014 at 10:05pm — 1 Comment

Park Station Project

'Common Sense Tells Me: No More Than Four!'

Park Station's fate will be determined tomorrow night by the La Mesa Planning Commission at 7 pm in the City Council Chambers. It has been an exceedingly long process for all concerned, both proponents and opponents…


Added by Suda House on September 30, 2014 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

La Mesa Public Safety

Police Chief Aceves To Retire

LA MESA -- With almost 30 years with the La Mesa Police Department, Chief Ed Aceves has decided to resign.

Aceves said today that he plans to retire as soon as a replacement can be hired.

"I expect it could take six months,'' Aceves said. He said he…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 30, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Schools

Documentary Will Mark Brown Vs. Board Anniversary

LA MESA -- The La Mesa-Spring Valley School District will mark the 60th Anniversary of the…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 27, 2014 at 7:20pm — No Comments

La Mesa Streetscape Project

City Shifts Work Off La Mesa Boulevard

LA MESA -- Even as they race to meet pre-Oktoberfest deadlines, city officials are taking steps to reduce the impact of the downtown Village streetscape project on the holiday shopping season.

City officials announced this week that work will…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 26, 2014 at 1:48pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Politics


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Added by La Mesa Today on September 25, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Special Operation Targets Youth Alcohol Use

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Police Department was awarded a $21,668 grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to battle alcohol-related crime. La Mesa police used the grant to run a special detail that arrested local residents for…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 25, 2014 at 5:27am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

City Opens Its Books Permanently

LA MESA -- Amid an otherwise long but routine meeting, the City of La Mesa took a large step into the direction of more open government Tuesday.

The city's…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 24, 2014 at 5:52am — No Comments

La Mesa People

Police Captain Pens A Book On Healing

LA MESA -- On a warm August evening in 2011, a local man -- a parolee -- threatens his wife and children and then heads out into the La Mesa street to confront arriving police officers with his shotgun.…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 22, 2014 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Crime Watch

Report Of Shots Fired In West La Mesa

LA MESA -- Police reported just before 5:30 p.m. that they were working on a report of shots fired between vehicles in the area of University Avenue and Yale Avenue. There were no reports of injuries immediately after the incident, but police cruisers and…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 20, 2014 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Kids Care Fest 2014

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Fun And Information On A Sunny Day

LA MESA -- Grossmont Healthcare District's annual Kids Care Fest drew…


Added by Gina Garcia on September 20, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Volunteers

8,000 Hours With Our Firefighters

LA MESA -- George H. W. Bush was president in 1991 when Joan Allenson applied for a volunteer job with the La Mesa Fire Department.

Today, 23 years later, she has seen fire chiefs come and go, young firefighters turn into middle-age men and women join…


Added by Gina Garcia on September 20, 2014 at 8:04am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Politics

Mayor's Race In The Spotlight

LA MESA -- La Mesa's campaign season got a moment in the spotlight Friday as a segment on KPBS Radio and TV Editor's Roundtable. La Mesa Today Editor Chris Lavin discussed the mayoral race with host Mark Sauer and other local…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 20, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Philanthropy

Fazio, Boys & Girls Club Fundraiser, Will Retire

LA MESA -- After 35 years, Jerry Fazio, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of East County Foundation, has announced his retirement.

 Fazio plans to begin his retirement Oct. 24. His official retirement date, after…


Added by rick griffin on September 19, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

Candidates Forum A Polite Affair

LA MESA -- As he began the Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum Thursday night, La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid endeavored to draw a clear distinction between he and his opponent,…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 18, 2014 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Volunteer La Mesa

Can You Help A Young Reader?

LA MESA -- Murray Manor Elementary School in La Mesa is looking for volunteer reading tutors who could commit 1 and 1/2 hours a week to help struggling 1, 2, 3 grade readers after a free…


Added by Chiho Powell on September 18, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

Foothills Newsletter Charts Busy Course

LA MESA -- A note from the president:

I am so excited! There is so much that will be happening at Foothills over the next…


Added by Gina Garcia on September 17, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Weather

 Storm Cell Rips Through Avocado Boulevard

LA MESA -- Thunderstorms ripped through sections of El Cajon and the southeast corner of La Mesa this afternoon, knocking down trees and soaking the area with heavy rains.

 Sheriff's deputies said the storm cell hit sections of Rancho San Diego hard, knocking down trees and knocking out power to the Vons shopping center at Avocado Boulevard near the…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 16, 2014 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

La Mesa Politics: Term Limits

After the Rhetoric, What’s the Record?

By Anthony D. Mc Ivor

Second of four essays on the Term Limit proposal submitted by  La Mesa Today member Anthony D. Mc Ivor. Readers are encouraged to comment below or submit formal responses…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 15, 2014 at 1:32pm — 29 Comments

La Mesa Business Profile

A Special Energy For Skincare

LA MESA --  When I pitched the idea to La Mesa Today about creating business profiles for the website, Jessika’s Aware Skincare immediately came to my mind. I’ve been following Jessika for years. My mother and I had been going to a local spa for a long time but it was hit or miss, until I had my first appointment with Jessika. There was something about her that…


Added by Alexis Aceves on September 14, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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