November 2011 La Mesa Blog Posts (37)

Crime Watch

Daylight Robbery At Denny's On Spring

SPRING STREET -- This one didn't exactly fit the pattern.

The latest La Mesa robbery didn't occur in the evening or early morning hours. Instead, Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. a man strolled into Denny's Restaurant at 4235 Spring St., presented a note demanding money and simulated a handgun under his clothing during the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 16, 2011 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Downtown La Mesa

Struggling In Downtown La Mesa

LA MESA -- For 100 years small businesses have been born along the downtown streets of La Mesa. Reasonable rents and steady traffic made it a proving…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 16, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Business



In The Energetic Trenches With Local Entrepreneurs

LA MESA -- In tough economic times, it can be depressing to sit at home listening to the pundits kvetch and speculate on the cause of the latest market turn.

One remedy is to get out among those who are actually looking for…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 14, 2011 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Two Arrested After Restaurant Robbery

PARKWAY DRIVE -- La Mesa police efforts monitoring intersections paid off Sunday night as an officer identified robbers fleeing from the Carl's Jr. restaurant on Parkway Drive.

Police said that at approximately 8:40 pm, La Mesa Police received a 9-1-1 call of a robbery that had just…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 14, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Mortgage Aid

San Diego Union-Tribune

The state-run program, “Keep Your Home California,” which helps homeowners struggling to

pay their mortgages now has broader eligibility guidelines. Borrowers who did “cash-out”

refinances and own multiple properties now are eligible for the program, according to California

Housing Finance Agency officials.

Making sense of the story



 To date, Keep Your Home California has helped approximately 8,000 low-…

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Added by Gina Garcia on November 12, 2011 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Downtown La Mesa



Food Truck Friday Resumes

LA MESA -- Gourmet food trucks gathered again Friday in what is becoming a weekly ritual in downtown La Mesa.

Local residents bring chairs, order their food and listen to a DJ playing tunes while foodies sample the latest efforts from these mobile food units.

Local restaurants…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 12, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Grant R. Beals, Merchant

He Did Business His Own Way

LA MESA -- In a world of chain stores and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 10, 2011 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Impressive Growth In One Sector of Our Economy

         The annual update of the CalPers $100,000 pension club (a list of CalPers pensioners receiving more than $100,000 per year) was recently published. It continues to show remarkable growth. The Club had 1,841 members in 2005. By 2009 it had grown to 6,133. 2010 membership was 9,111 and this year's membership is 12,199. That is 99% growth in just the past two years! Current club rolls show Helix Water District with five members, City of La Mesa with seven, and City of El Cajon with 27.…

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Added by Russell Buckley on November 9, 2011 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Community Service

Added by La Mesa Today on November 9, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

City Council

Majority Reject Mayor's Permit Plan

LA MESA -- This much is clear: In an unusual move, the city council voted 4-1 Tuesday against an effort supported by Mayor Art Madrid that was aimed at increasing the scrutiny of groups applying for city special event…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 8, 2011 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Downtown La Mesa

Merchant Challenging Association Election

LA MESA -- A member of the La Mesa Village Merchants Association has challenged the legitimacy of the elections…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 8, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Starbucks Latest Robbery Target

LAKE MURRAY -- The string of robberies hitting La Mesa continued Monday night with an armed robbery at the Starbucks on Lake Murray Boulevard. As police trends show, the robbery happened within a few hours of the business closing time. Photos were later…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 8, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Home Tour



Nice Crowds See Classic Homes

LA MESA -- Clouds cleared and streets dried in time for the La Mesa Historical Society's annual Tour of Classic and Historical Homes on Saturday.

Society officials said tickets sold well and locals were still touring right up to the tour's end at 3 p.m. See the homes in the…

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Added by Gina Garcia on November 5, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

Rain Storms And All That Jazz

LA MESA -- There is a flaw in La Mesa's weather. It is too good.

Day after day of cool mornings, warm afternoons and perfect evenings may make us the envy of, say, Toledo (there are other reasons too),…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 5, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Downtown La Mesa

Taking On A Moveable Feast

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Village Merchants Association held its organizational meeting Thursday night. It elected officers, approved…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 3, 2011 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Crime Watch

Merchants Get A Lesson In Combating Robberies

LA MESA -- In response to a recent string of armed robberies, La Mesa's new Police Chief Ed Aceves put out a call for local business owners to come in and talk about what they can do.

The…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 1, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Local Company Introduces Online Health Service





QodeMed Announces Regional Pilot Program for Innovative Mobile Service To Assist First Responders and Patients in an Emergency



New ServiceProvides Benefits… Continue

Added by Joleen Schultz on November 1, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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