October 2014 La Mesa Blog Posts (41)

New approaches to Alzheimer's caregiving

Every Thursday I facilitate a caregiver support group at the La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center.  Those who attend are often relieved to be in a group where others are dealing with similar situations.  We share, encourage and bond.  We focus on rementia theory, the topic of my recently published book "Getting REAL About Alzheimer's: Rementia through Engagement, Assistance, and Love."  Book reading and reception are fast approaching, Oct. 23rd at Cosmo's and Maxwell's House of Books.  See events…


Added by Kassandra A King on October 15, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Weekly Totals: 570 Calls, 27 Arrests

LA MESA -- Crime prevention can involve subtle little steps that make your home less attractive than others to the burglars looking for easy touches. See Crime Prevention Below.

 Case Highlights: On Friday, October 10th, 2014 at…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 15, 2014 at 11:25am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Entering Election's Black Hole

LA MESA -- Elections are the black holes in the government universe. The closer election day comes, the stronger the political gravity. It starts pulling on everything, eventually drawing all activity to a standstill.

Tuesday's council meeting had some…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 14, 2014 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

La Mesa Healthcare

Sharp Grossmont ICU Wins Gold

LA MESA -- The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) presented a Gold Beacon Award for Excellence to the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at Sharp Grossmont Hospital. Sharp Grossmont’s MICU is just one of 91 nursing units in the nation to receive…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 13, 2014 at 1:14pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

Clear Leaders In The Money Race

LA MESA -- If dollars were votes, City Council candidates Bill Baber and Mary England and Mayoral candidate Mark Arapostathis would be shoo-ins on election day.

The latest required campaign finance reports show a disparate range of fundraising among…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 11, 2014 at 12:30pm — 12 Comments

Crime Watch

Gunman Hits Motel 6

LA MESA -- Police are looking for a man who brandished a handgun while robbing a motel just off I-8 in La Mesa.

Police said that a 9:10 p.m. on Friday the Motel 6 located at 7621 Alvarado Road was robbed by a suspect armed with a handgun.

The unknown suspect…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 11, 2014 at 8:19am — No Comments

La Mesa Real Estate Stats






Added by Gina Garcia on October 9, 2014 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

On La Mesa: Drought Politics

Shadows Of Times Past 

LA MESA -- Skipping through the news today I came across an article which caused me pause. Not really "just" pause but in fact visions of history I have studied for many years. The shadows and images of these memories never fail to bring about first a shudder…


Added by David Stanley on October 9, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Show and Reception for Master Sculptor at FusionGlassCo

Mustafah Dhada is a brilliant sculptor and the  FusionGlassCo Gallery is privileged to be featuring his work in their Gallery until the end of October. There will be an artist's reception in the Gallery on Saturday 18th October from 5.30-8.30 when there will be an opportunity for the public to meet the artist and…


Added by hazel ross on October 9, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Village Development

Parking Meter Shutoff Begins Next Week

LA MESA -- On September 9, 2014, the La Mesa City Council voted to make all metered parking spaces in the Downtown Village area free in an effort to encourage shopping…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 8, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Trying Hard To Look Different

LA MESA -- On his third attempt at winning a City Council seat, Patrick Dean (speaking in photo above) has clearly decided it is time to stand out.

On a warm October evening, with election night just a few brief weeks away, Dean injected an element of…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 7, 2014 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

Slides 1st Anniversary Giveaway/Celebration- 1 YEAR in LA MESA

Added by Minh Nguyen on October 7, 2014 at 12:48pm — No Comments

La Mesa Development

Streetscape Or Perhaps Just Raising Dust?

LA MESA -- I just returned from the chemist's to fill a prescription. I generally drive or walk through the Village daily or at least every…


Added by David Stanley on October 7, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Apartment Badly Damaged By Flames

LA MESA -- Police just before 12:30 p.m. Monday were assisting Heartland Fire & Rescue crews battling a structure fire at 8557 Lemon Avenue.

At 12:45 p.m., Heartland officials said the blaze had grown to two alarms and they recommended avoiding the…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 6, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Election 2014: Term Limits

Exploring Term Limit Myths

Third in a series of articles on the La Mesa Term Limits By La Mesa Today member Anthony Mc Ivor.

By Anthony D. Mc Ivor

LA MESA -- With Proposition K poised to inflict Municipal Code restrictions on La Mesa voters, the air is rich in…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 6, 2014 at 6:07am — 16 Comments


Celebrating Students and Remembering…


Added by Jay Steiger on October 2, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Planning Commission

Park Station Hears A Big No

By Scott Lafee

Contributing Writer

LA MESA -- On Wednesday night, the La Mesa planning commission voted 6-1 to approve the environmental impact report (EIR) for the proposed Park Station development, then voted by the same count to…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 2, 2014 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

La Mesa Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest Returns To A Street In Transition

LA MESA -- Oktoberfest kicks off Friday and visitors to this year's beer and brats celebration will get at least a taste of the La Mesa Boulevard of the…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 1, 2014 at 1:54pm — No Comments

East County Economic Development Council

Celebrate 30 years of East County Success

EL CAJON--The East County Economic Development Council (ECEDC), a regional non-profit, business-growth organization founded in 1984, will host its own 30th birthday party with a special…


Added by rick griffin on October 1, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

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