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LA MESA -- A state grant will probably cost some local motorists some big money soon. In this week's crime report, the La Mesa police announce they have received a $55,000 grant to pay for extra enforcement of speeding and distracted driving laws. See…Continue
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LA MESA -- Police surrounded a Lowell Avenue house Sunday night before convincing a felon with a warrant to surrender.
Police said just after 9 p.m., they received a report of a man that pushed a woman in the 4200 block of Lowell Avenue.…Continue
Drive-by Purse Snatching At Grossmont
GROSSMONT CENTER -- A woman was robbed of her purse Sunday afternoon as she walked in the parking lot near the Macy's store at Grossmont Center. Police are looking for three men, including one who pointed a gun at he woman during the scuffle for the purse.
Police said that at 12:43 p.m. three black males robbed the woman as she walked in the south parking lot of…Continue
Police Pursuing Suspect In Amarillo Shooting
LA MESA – Just 24 hours after the second shooting in two weeks in La Mesa and police detectives have been working around the clock to try solve the cases that have shocked two quiet neighborhoods.
The victim in Thursday evening’s shooting on Amarillo Avenue continued to cling to life late today, though police sources said the incident involved multiple…Continue
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LA MESA -- One hundred years ago, the City of La Mesa Board of Trustees adopted Ordinance No. 7 creating the position of City Engineer and ordinance No. 8 establishing a Primal Bench Mark for surveying. The Bench Mark was the “bronze tablet set in the…Continue
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Oktoberfest Takes Off On Time
LA MESA -- Oktoberfest got off to a smooth start Friday with the parking crush showing up shortly before the 11 a.m. start.
Vendors filled La Mesa Boulevard from 4th Street to Acacia Avenue and local merchants had transformed their brick and mortar stores to handle the…
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LA MESA -- Oktoberfest 2012 was in the final hours of preparation early today with merchants, vendors and attraction operators putting on the final touches.
Expect a good dose of politics this year with 200,000 visitors being extremely attractive to…
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LA MESA -- Police are investigating a shooting that left a victim in the hospital in critical condition with at least one head wound and dozens of police units searching house to house on and around Amarillo Avenue looking for two suspects.
You Couldn't Miss These Bright Walkers
ROLANDO -- Rolando Elementary School was one of many schools taking part in National Walk To School Day this week.
Clothed in very visible yellow, the students, aided by improvements the city made to improve walker safety, walked and biked to…
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On the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum, a floating tribute to America’s past wars, the region’s community college leaders said dwindling budgets…Continue
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UCSD Crafts Center, Fallbrook Arts Center Closing
LA MESA -- This past week, many of us in the arts/crafts community of San Diego County heard shocking news. Two of the largest teaching facilities serving the public have been closed due to financial insolvency. The UCSD Craft Center taught…Continue
LA MESA -- Attending La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board meetings in recent years has been painful - filled with layoffs and financial lamentations, rising class sizes and other struggles.
LA MESA -- After 39 years, the people of La Mesa know how to throw an Oktoberfest. More than 200,000 people will invade this city of 60,000 again this weekend and the rules are familiar by now. Yet here they are again, according to Oktoberfest…Continue
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LA MESA -- Police, like much of the city of La Mesa, are gearing up for the annual Oktoberfest this weekend.
La Mesa Boulevard closes down early Friday and it will take local knowledge to navigate through the three-day event that draws thousands to…
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Man Robbed At Knife Point
LA MESA -- A man waiting at a bus stop early Saturday morning was robbed at knife point and had his backpack stolen.
Police said at about 6:05 a.m., a male called La Mesa Police to report that he had been robbed at knife-point in the 5200 block of Baltimore Drive in La Mesa.
The victim was waiting at a bus stop when a gold-colored 4-door sedan traveling southbound on…Continue
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