Featured La Mesa Blog Posts – October 2013 Archive (37)

One Year Anniversary

One year ago on October 30, 2012, I moved into my new store at 8219 La Mesa Boulevard. La Mesa Van and Storage brought the entire contents of my previous location and unloaded it all into this cherished space on the day before Halloween. One year has passed! It’s impossible to believe.

A little while ago, I watched as two young women each picked up copies of the books I give away from their red wheelbarrow home outside the front door. One woman picked up The Adventures of Davey…

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Added by chris shea on October 29, 2013 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Halloween Warnings From La Mesa Police

LA MESA -- City police are offering Halloween tips and warnings. See Crime Prevention below:

Case Highlights: During July through September 2013, the value of one item stolen from an unlocked vehicle or during a vehicle burglary…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 28, 2013 at 5:27pm — No Comments

La Mesa Historic Home Tour



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Discovering Classic Jewels In These Hills

LA MESA -- Like the subtle changing of the leaves and the…

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Added by Gina Garcia on October 26, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Village Farmers Market



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Market Shines For Anniversary

LA MESA -- The collection of farmers, bread makers, olive oil purveyors…

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Added by Gina Garcia on October 26, 2013 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Let's Do brunch !

Planing on hosting brunch this weekend!  Here's my favorite French Toast recipe that is sure to have your guests wanting more.

Baked French Toast

Preheat oven to 350

Grease a 3-quart baking dish with 3 Tbl of melted butter

Cut one, 1-pound challah loaf ( this is a…

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Added by Frank Robert Dittmer on October 24, 2013 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Halloween Won't Be A Treat For Drunk Drivers

LA MESA -- Police are beefing up traffic patrols on Halloween night and are targeting drunk and distracted drivers.

See Traffic Information below.

 Case Highlights: On Saturday October 18, at approximately 6:38 P.M.,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 24, 2013 at 12:44pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Council Votes 3-2 To Delay Term Limit Decision

LA MESA -- For the second meeting in a row, the City Council moved quietly through a routine agenda until the subject of term limits once again stirred oratory, political posturing and philosophical jousting.

Council member Kristine…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 22, 2013 at 10:34pm — 6 Comments

On La Mesa Foods: Finishing Salts 101

Adding A Finishing Touch To Your Dishes

LA MESA -- Finishing salts are considered the premier varieties, the upper echelon, of specialty sea salts. They are…

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Added by Frank Robert Dittmer on October 19, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Business

Volunteers Welcomed For Village Lighting Effort

LA MESA -- The earliest sign of the holidays coming to the Jewel of the Hills is the sight of John Vigil and his band of helpers spending Saturday morning stringing Christmas lights through the trees along La Mesa Boulevard.

Vigil heads…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 19, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Village

Burying New Fiber Optics

LA MESA -- Crews worked throughout the day Friday on a trench that will eventually extend new, higher capacity fiber optics through La Mesa Village.

The project is part of a Cox Communication…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 18, 2013 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Business

Crowds Greet New Gourmet Burger Joint

LA MESA -- Dozens of local residents lined up to the be among the first to try the new gourmet burger restaurant that opened this morning…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 18, 2013 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Farmers Market

Two Decades Of Local Food For Local People

LA MESA -- The City of La Mesa is planning a special event to commemorate its 20-years in the Farmers Market business.

The…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 17, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Halloween-Masked Armed Robber Hits 7-11

LA MESA -- A robber wearing a blood clown face Halloween mask robbed the 7-11 store on Amaya Drive early Thursday morning.

Police said the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 17, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Business

A New Restaurant Slides Into Business Friday

LA MESA -- For the second time in just two days, a new restaurant will be opening in La Mesa.

This second restaurant won't…

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Added by Gina Garcia on October 17, 2013 at 5:20am — 3 Comments

La Mesa Health Care

Library Has Tai Chi Tips For Seniors

LA MESA -- The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free senior discussion group presentation on “Tai Chi for Seniors,” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The…

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Added by rick griffin on October 16, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Bo-beau Welcoming La Mesa Diners

LA MESA -- After a soft opening Tuesday night, the Cohn Restaurant Group's newest effort -- Bo-beau Kitchen + Garden -- is welcoming all comers tonight.

In a matter of just months, the group has transformed the former Gingham Restaurant space into a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 16, 2013 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

East County Schools

Students Win Street Art Contest

EAST COUNTY -- La Mesa's Grossmont High School District's art students from Mount Miguel High School in Spring Valley triumphed on Sunday, October 13, when they won first place award for educational team effort in Little Italy's Festa Italiano Chalk Art competition.  This is the third year in a row for Mount Miguel's student teams, led by their teacher Paula…

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Added by Judith Piper on October 15, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Wildlife

Soaring About Mt. Helix

MT. HELIX -- Dodging the human pilots who buzz Mt. Helix every Sunday on their flights from Gillespie Field, this avian visitor soared by around cocktail hour and spent some time moving from tree to tree.

There was much discussion of its type, but no conclusion.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 14, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Police Catch Car Burglar At Grossmont Center

LA MESA -- A quick responding police officer apprehended a man who had been caught burglarizing a shopper's car on Saturday.

Police said that about 7:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a vehicle burglary that just occurred in the parking lot of Grossmont Center, located at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive. The victim advised the police that a male…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 13, 2013 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

 

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Open House Draws Large Crowds

LA MESA -- Firefighters and emergency medical personnel spent Saturday doing demonstrations and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 12, 2013 at 2:19pm — No Comments

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