November 2012 La Mesa Blog Posts (63)

Gimme, gimme, gimme, I want it and I want it NOW!

I have been given to much deep thought following election day and the continuation of the Thugocracy. Romney, you remember Romney? The "Empty Suit"? Yeah, thats the one. Romney stands up a couple of days ago and stupidly tells the country why he lost: Gifts from the head thug and his gang, pure and simple. Well, perhaps not so simple as that but I would say that what he said was pretty accurate, just about a bulls…

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Added by David Stanley on November 15, 2012 at 9:51pm — No Comments

A Letter From New York

What Sandy Damaged Goes Beyond Buildings

NEW YORK -- To those of us with friends and family still struggling in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, these are days in…

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Added by Chris Lavin on November 14, 2012 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council

An Evening Of Pot And Pot Shots

LA MESA -- Tuesday afternoon's gathering of the La Mesa City Council was, from a purely news perspective, a pretty light gruel.

Local proponents of medical marijuana came in with enough signatures to force a referendum in 2014 and featured a talk by…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 13, 2012 at 10:30pm — 9 Comments

East County Politics

Jacob Moving Into Cyberspace

LA MESA -- County Supervisor Dianne Jacob has added a new tool to stay in touch with her constituents – social media.

Jacob, who represents District 2, is now active on Facebook and Twitter, in addition to putting out a print newsletter, The Jacob Journal, and maintaining a website –…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 13, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Police Warn High School Lot Motorists

LA MESA -- Police are warning motorists in local high school parking lots that the rules of the road apply there and will be enforced. Police are also warning about steps you can take to avoid be victims of holiday scammers at this time of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 13, 2012 at 10:56am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Medical Marijuana Supporters Targeting La Mesa

LA MESA -- Proponents of medical marijuana clinics have delivered more than enough signed petitions to City Hall and city officials will have to submit the proposal to directly to the voters for consideration at the next general election.

According to the City Council's supporting materials for Tuesday's council meeting, proponents of allowing medical…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 12, 2012 at 2:56pm — 2 Comments

National Socialist Democrat's hero and legacy

Nuff said?

Added by David Stanley on November 11, 2012 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Chefs de Cuisine Assoc of San Diego

 On Monday Nov 19th at 6:00 PM

At Casa de Guadalajara in Old Town off of Taylor Street.

Cost: $15.00 per person

Chef Jose Duran will be featuring a Guadalajara style Mexican dinner buffet. New Members will be sworn in. 50% of raffle revenue will be donated to the American Culinary Federation (ACF) disaster relief fund for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Come out and support the Chefs de Cuisine Association of San Diego.

Added by David L. Chenelle on November 11, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Man With Butcher Knife Tries Robbery

LA MESA -- A man brandishing a butcher knife attempted to rob the Cricket Wireless store located at 7014 University Avenue Saturday evening, but the store clerk proved to quick for the intruder.

La Mesa police said that just before 6:30…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 11, 2012 at 7:09am — No Comments

Liberal Insanity

Well, you got me. Just cant hide the fact that I truly, in my heart, feel ALL Liberals and probably ALL National Socialist Democrats are insane, suffering from severe mental disorder. Just cant help themselves. Tell the most towering lie imaginable and they'll believe it and pass it on to everyone who will listen as though it is gospel. Doubt that? Listen and watch practically any "on the street" interview and pay…

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Added by David Stanley on November 10, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Girl Scouts

Raising Money For Kenyan Friends

LA MESA -- Last night, a fantastic troop of La Mesa fifth grade girls from Rolando Elementary raised money to bring water to a school in Kenya. The Kenyan school, Peter Kariuki Primary School, also has a scout troop. But their scouts live very different lives than our scouts.

I visited Peter Kariuki Primary in February of this year. About 70 percent of the children in…

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Added by Jill Richardson on November 10, 2012 at 12:30pm — 10 Comments

La Mesa Arts

Finding Art In An Unlikely Location

LA MESA -- Art is where you find it and on Saturday you'll find it in an unusual place in La Mesa.

The owners and operators of the Parkway Bar at 9188 Fletcher Parkway are turning the walls of their tavern over to a group of artists, including one of La…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 10, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

On La Mesa

Just The Right Recipe For Higher Ed

GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- In the wake of victories for both Propositions 30 and V, it was probably natural to see a party taking shape…

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Added by Chris Lavin on November 8, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

College district thankful for voters' support of Propositions V, 30

A collective sigh of relief was followed by resounding cheers Tuesday night among Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District students, officials and employees with the passage of Proposition V, the college district’s $398 million bond measure, and Proposition 30, a statewide tax measure that prevents further catastrophic cuts to education.

Paving the way

Voter approval of Pr…

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Added by Della Elliott on November 8, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Cuyamaca College, Helix Charter School hosting GIS Day

Ever wonder how your car or smart phone is able to pinpoint your location through GPS navigation? Or how your local supermarket is able to track your purchases and knows what coupons to send you to entice future buys?

In celebration of GIS Day, a global event for users of Geographic Information Systems technology to highlight such real-world applications as mapping and marketing, Cuyamaca College and Helix Charter School in La Mesa are co-hosting a local demonstration event, “ GIS –…

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Added by Della Elliott on November 8, 2012 at 3:52pm — No Comments

"No bureaurocracy, no red tape"

"No Bureaucracy, No Red Tape"!! Hey! Do remember those words? You know, when your Messiah deigned to visit storm wracked New Jersey and get all cuddly with Governor Chris Christie then rushed away to Las Vegas to resume his campaign? Been following the news these days? Double storm wracked New Jersey and New York has been deserted by your Messiah's much vaunted emergency organization FEMA. Wow! What happened? "No…

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Added by David Stanley on November 8, 2012 at 11:25am — No Comments

Know the past and learn for the future

Who made these statements?:

* Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it and eventually they will believe it.

* How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.…

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Added by David Stanley on November 7, 2012 at 8:38am — No Comments

On La Mesa: Gina Garcia

After A Storm, Quiet And Hope

LA MESA -- Democracy can be frightening. It is built on a trust that the common man or woman, informed as best they can be, will choose wisely those who will oversee the power to police, to incarcerate, to tax.

And it doesn’t help that our expectations…

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Added by Gina Garcia on November 7, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Election 2012: School Districts

Baber, Turner Re-elected In La Mesa

LA MESA -- It was a night of good news for local schools that haven't heard much good news in recent years.

The voters across the state approved a proposition designed to raise revenues to support education and obviate the need for more draconian…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 7, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Election 2012

Sterling Retains Seat; Alessio Joins Council

LA MESA -- In the end, La Mesa chose to support its incumbent and a newcomer whose long service on the Planning Commission made her a virtual incumbent on the city scene.

Ruth Sterling (pictured right), for more than two decades a member of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 7, 2012 at 1:30am — 14 Comments

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