Featured La Mesa Blog Posts – November 2012 Archive (47)

Cuyamaca College

Keeping It Green Fair, Symposium Planned

CUYAMACA COLLEGE -- Cuyamaca College, known throughout the state for its longtime commitment to the green movement, is hosting its third annual Sustainability Symposium Thursday, Dec. 13, at the college’s performing arts theater.…

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Added by Della Elliott on November 30, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

East County Arts

Living In A Winter Wonder Jam

CUYAMACA COLLEGE -- Like the incessant sounds of a metronome, the clock is ticking for music students working behind the scenes on the Winter Wonder Jam -- Cuyamaca College’s answer to Lollapalooza -- set for Friday, Dec. 7, in the performing arts theater.…

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Added by Della Elliott on November 30, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Old Problems Plague Merchants' Group

LA MESA -- The stage was set Thursday to be a good night for the La Mesa Village Merchants Association.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 29, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Crime

Arrest Rates In La Mesa, San Diego At New Lows

LA MESA -- Arrest rates for both adults and juveniles across San Diego County decreased by double digits in 2011, with the decreases holding true for all age and ethnic groups, as well as both felonies and misdemeanors, according to an…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 29, 2012 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Peace And Brevity Reign

LA MESA -- It was as if the holidays and the season of goodwill started early this year. The City Council met and handled an agenda so routine and uneventful that the whole meeting was over in little more than an hour.

No sniping. No big criticisms from any…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 27, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Special Enforcement Leads To 59 Speeding Tickets

LA MESA -- Making use of a grant for stepped up enforcement, the La Mesa police on Friday ran special anti-speeding sweeps while shoppers were busy heading to and from Black Friday shopping events.

The "Traffic Safety Enforcement…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 26, 2012 at 10:42am — 4 Comments

La Mesa Business

Swami's About To Expand In Village

LA MESA -- Good news for patrons of the popular La Mesa Village restaurant, Swami's. Workers are currently putting on the finishing touches and will soon break through the wall to expand the restaurant by more than 60 seats.

Restaurant manager Arnoldo…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 24, 2012 at 9:33am — 2 Comments

Crime Watch

Car Burglars Arrested At Grossmont Center

LA MESA -- Grossmont Mall Security staff is being credited with spotting a suspicious vehicle early Friday morning, leading to the arrest of two accused car burlgars.

Police said that at about 4:07 a.m.  Grossmont Mall Security observed a suspicious vehicle in the mall parking lot at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive. Two male subjects were observed tampering with a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 23, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments

La Mesa Athletics

Perhaps Some Pickleball With Your Turkey?

LA MESA -- Wander down Palm Avenue in La Mesa and glance left toward the tennis courts in Collier Park and you're likely to see a…

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Added by Gina Garcia on November 21, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Giving Thanks La Mesa

Ten Things For Which We Are Thankful

LA MESA -- The shelving crews at Ralphs, Vons and Trader Joe's have been working overtime.

Shoppers have been camping outside La Mesa Best Buy for five days (see photo above).

 Christmas ground zero -- ToysRUs -- has been stacking…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 21, 2012 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Crime Watch

Resident Spots, Cops Arrest Car Burglars

LA MESA -- On Monday , at approximately 1:29 a.m. a resident looked out her window and observed someone breaking into her locked vehicle that was parked in the 8400 block of Hillcrest Avenue. The resident quickly called the police and provided detailed information to the dispatchers.

The detailed information helped the officer’s response to the area. As the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 20, 2012 at 8:46pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Scenes

A Bit Early For Easter

LA MESA -- LaMesaToday.com member Judi Burnett caught this scene recently at Lake Murray.

Added by La Mesa Today on November 20, 2012 at 10:39am — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Tips For Avoiding Robberies During Holidays

LA MESA -- Holiday shopping season this year comes amid a spate of purse snatchings in and around La Mesa shopping districts. Robberies have included incidents in which the robbers reach out of a passing car and grab a purse from an unsuspecting…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 20, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Health Care

Sharp Acquires New da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System

LA MESA - – Now, patients in East San Diego County have access to the most advanced robotic surgery technology available…

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Added by Gina Garcia on November 19, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Weekend

Mother Goose Again To Dominate East County

EL CAJON -- One of the family friendly weekend choices in East County this week is the annual extravaganza known as The Mother Goose Parade.

Rain or shine! The 66th Annual Mother Goose Parade begins this Sunday, November 18th, at 10:00 a.m. on…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 16, 2012 at 3:58pm — 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

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