October 2011 La Mesa Blog Posts (44)

Annual Wildlife Show at Foothills

Added by hazel ross on October 31, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

On La Mesa

Getting A Jump On Small Towns And Real Men

LA MESA – One of the great elements of living in a place that endeavors to remain a “small town’’ is the

accessibility and familiarity you can develop with the people who help you live your…


Added by Chris Lavin on October 30, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Historic La Mesa Home Tour

Another Chance To See 'Unique La Mesa'

LA MESA -- In a county that can sometimes seem overrun with tract homes, La Mesa offers an eclectic counterpoint.

With many of its homes built by individual builders -- some that went on to architectural fame…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 29, 2011 at 4:34pm — No Comments

La Mesa Halloween

A Halloween Weekend

Halloween came early for school children all over La Mesa who got to wear costumes to school.  It is likely to be an all Halloween weekend with many families hosting Halloween parties Saturday night and others planning big bashes for the actual event on…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 28, 2011 at 9:06pm — No Comments

La Mesa Today - PROMOTIONS


La Mesa…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 28, 2011 at 10:05am — No Comments

Property Based Improvement District

A Downtown Campaign Season Begins

LA MESA -- And suddenly it was all over but the voting.

After 20 or so meetings -- some of them heated -- the La Mesa merchants organizing a Property Based Improvement District for downtown La Mesa…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 26, 2011 at 9:51pm — No Comments

La Mesa Historic Home Tour 2011

La Mesa Historical Society

Sixth Annual Historic Home Tour



Added by La Mesa Today on October 26, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

DNA Used In Arrest In March Robbery

LA MESA -- A 54 year-old man already in jail on burglary charges was arrested Wednesday and re-booked by La Mesa Police Detectives for a robbery at the La Mesa Arco store at 9600 Murray Drive on March 18, 2011 at 3:35 AM. Police used DNA evidence to catch this suspect.

During the March robbery, the suspect entered…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 26, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Sound of Silence?

Last weekend I went to the Paul Simon concert at SDSU.  It was splendid,  hanging out with my best friend, enjoying the happy crowd of fans of Simon's amazing musical talent.  During the concert I found myself watching with great interest and listening with care to each…


Added by chris shea on October 26, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

City Council

Of Sewers, Robberies And Good Neighbors

LA MESA -- The good news at Tuesday's mostly sedate City Council meeting was an announcement that the city soon will only be sending two sewer bills to local residents each year.

The bad news is…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 25, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

String Of Robberies Spur Police Forum

LA MESA -- In the wake of a string of armed robberies of motels and convenience stores, the La Mesa Police Department will conduct a public meeting to discuss the issue and to give advice to local business owners.

The forum will provide information…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 24, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Real Estate

A Possible Break for Homeowners

LA MESA -- Sometimes national news has very local implications. That's the case with Monday's announcement that federal officials are considering changes that will make it easier for many homeowners to refinance their mortgages.

Anyone working in…


Added by Gina Garcia on October 24, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Taco Shop Robbed With 'Stun Gun'

EL CAJON BOULEVARD -- The armed robbery spree continues in La Mesa.

Just after midnight, La Mesa police were called to a taco shop after two men armed with a stun gun robbed the shop.

Two suspects, police said, robbed Aliberto’s Taco Shop located at 7819 El Cajon Blvd. The suspects got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.



Added by La Mesa Today on October 24, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Is La Mesa Becoming '211' Robbery Heaven?

LA MESA -- The people of the Jewel of the Hills like to think of La Mesa as San Diego's best small town.

Over the last 10 days, however, this small town has been the center of a big and startling crime spree -- five armed…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 21, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Fair Trade La Mesa

The Council Got It Right -- Barely!

This column was originally posted by LaMesaToday.com member Russell Buckley:

LA MESA -- An item on the City Council last agenda would have had the City Council endorse a resolution to have La Mesa join San Francisco and Berkeley as a "fair trade" city. It was appropriately voted down -- but only by a 3 to…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 21, 2011 at 8:24pm — 4 Comments

Crime Watch

7-11 Store Robbed at Gunpoint

LA MESA -- La Mesa's run of robberies continues. On Wednesday night at approximately 8:46 p.m. police received a report of a robbery that occurred at the 7-11 Store located at 4253 Palm Avenue. 

Suspect #1 waved a black semi-automatic pistol at the clerk and demanded cash from the register. Once obtaining an undisclosed…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 19, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Downtown Parking

Parking Study Questions Need For Garage

LA MESA -- An analysis of downtown La Mesa parking shows the city's parking spots are only about 75 percent full at its peak and that if there is a need for a parking garage, it is still years away.…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 18, 2011 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Scene On The Street

LA MESA -- The late afternoon sun is harsh this time of year so you might be forgiven if you are not quite sure what you see through the squints.

Like 4:07 p.m. Monday, heading west on La Mesa Boulevard, when at first blush it looked like a woman passing by, purse in hand, was being attacked by a rat.

So speed up a bit, turn around. Sun at your back and look…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 17, 2011 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Downtown La Mesa

City Permit Changes Will Get Clarifying Action

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Village Merchants Association will have a little extra time to get its books in order.

Clarifying a vote by City Council members at last week's meeting, city officials said today new rules governing applications for the use of city streets will require a return trip to council and probably won't take full…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 17, 2011 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Intruder Scared Off By Resident

LA MESA -- On October 17, 2011 at 2:41 PM, the La Mesa Police responded to a radio call of a possible home being broken into in the 9800 block of Lakeview Dr., La Mesa. The initial report was called in by the resident who saw the suspect enter his home through the front door, which had been broken by the suspect and then immediately leave on foot. The…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 17, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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