Featured La Mesa Blog Posts – November 2013 Archive (36)

La Mesa Traffic

Cars Collide At Dangerous Mt. Helix Intersection

MT. HELIX -- A continuously dangerous corner added another major accident to its history Friday.

Traffic on Fuerte Road at Lemon Avenue was disrupted Friday morning when a motorist attempting a…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 29, 2013 at 12:14pm — 4 Comments

On La Mesa: Giving Thanks

For A Few Of Our Favorite Things

LA MESA -- There will be no great big balloons floating down La Mesa Boulevard.

Though undoubtedly some residents of the Jewel of the Hills will give in to the holiday hype and race to Black…


Added by Gina Garcia on November 27, 2013 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Council Oks New Trees, Streets, Use Of Meter Money

LA MESA -- The City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday night to launch a slightly scaled-back La Mesa Village street scape renovation project and also agreed to use parking meter money to help maintain the improvements when they are completed.…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 26, 2013 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

La Mesa Philanthropy

Doctor Does Surgeries For Uninsured

LA MESA -- Dr. Glenn Cook of La Mesa's Alvorado Eye Associates and Dr. Babak Abedi performed nine life-changing surgeries on Saturday, Nov. 23, thanks to a partnership between…


Added by Natasha Kendall on November 26, 2013 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Staff Wants Parking Funds To Maintain New Street

LA MESA -- After months of wrangling over who will pay for on-going maintenance for improvements to the downtown Village's new street scape, it appears the city staff will be asking the City Council to end the fight and use parking meter…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 25, 2013 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Crime Watch

Trolley Cameras Capture Suspects' Images

LA MESA -- La Mesa police have retrieved images of suspects in a September robbery from surveillance cameras used about the Metropolitan Transit Authority trains.

Police are asking for public help in identifying the two young women shown…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 25, 2013 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Gas Leak Closes Traffic

LA MESA -- Traffic is cut off on Lemon Avenue near Garfield because of a gas leak. Police recommend avoiding the area.

Added by La Mesa Today on November 25, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

House Fire Injures One

LA MESA -- Heartland Fire & Rescue has extinguished a small fire at a residence in the 7600 block of Homewood Place in La Mesa. One person suffered minor burns and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Fire crews to remained on the scene for a short…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 23, 2013 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Rainy Autumn

I woke very early, as I am wont to do more and more the older I become, to the sound of rain outside my bedroom window. A few other times recently this has happened and each time I am rather excited. I know, I…


Added by David Stanley on November 21, 2013 at 11:29am — 5 Comments

Mother Goose Parade Sunday

Radio Legend Leads The Mother Goose Parade

EL CAJON -- "Brrrrrrreeeeha , you better believe it, baby!” El Cajon resident Tom Irwin, known to millions of radio listeners as Shotgun Tom Kelly, will serve as grand marshal for the 67th Mother Goose Parade in El Cajon this Sunday,…


Added by rick griffin on November 20, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Bo-beau Takes On The Happy Hour Crowd

LA MESA -- Bo-beau Kitchen + Garden, having past its first month of business, is kicking off its own new version of Happy Hour.

Calling it a "Social Hour,'' the time from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday will feature half-off bar-food…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 20, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

East County Colleges

Cuyamaca College Gets State Green Award

CUYAMACA COLLEGE -- Cuyamaca College has been honored with a statewide award for its long-term commitment to keeping students at the forefront of the green movement.

The Rancho San Diego college was one of five community colleges across the state to receive a leadership award this month at a conference in Pasadena that brought together green-industry leaders and…


Added by Della Elliott on November 20, 2013 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

La Mesa Philanthropy

Community Rallies For Hungry Students During Holidays

LA MESA -- About four weeks ago members of the Crosspointe Life Church on La Mesa Boulevard heard that many children who…


Added by Gina Garcia on November 19, 2013 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa People

City Celebrates As Citizen Passes Century Mark

LA MESA -- His life began a century ago this week in a country then known as the Dutch East Indies.…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 19, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Crime Report

Police Investigating Apparent Utility Scammers

LA MESA -- Police are investigating an apparent scam in which people impersonating utility workers attempt to extort money directly from San Diego Gas & Electric customers.

La Mesa police said that that over the past week, they have received two reports from local businesses that were called by a person claiming to work for the power company and…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 19, 2013 at 9:38am — No Comments

Two Minute's Impact On A Nation's Destiny

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Added by David Stanley on November 19, 2013 at 9:00am — 11 Comments

Crime Watch

Drunk Prowler Leads Police On Chase

LA MESA -- Police arrested a local man Saturday after a foot and car chase that included a collision with a police cruiser.

On November 16, 2013, at approximately 2:16  a.m., La Mesa Police received a call of a possible prowler in the backyard of a…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 18, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Business

New Shop Plans Grand Opening Friday

LA MESA -- The vintage chairs have been reupholstered and are in place. Haircuts and shaves are being done on walk-ins trying out the new Boulevard Barber & Shave on La Mesa Boulevard.

Kristy Allenson, the proprietor of the downtown Village's…


Added by Gina Garcia on November 18, 2013 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

La Mesa Arts

The Foothills Art Association has published its December newsletter. CLICK HERE to enjoy the full document.

Added by La Mesa Today on November 16, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

On The Homefront: Frank Dittmer

A Lesson In Intricacies Of Table Flatware

LA MESA -- OK, so who knows what the numbers on your flatware translate into? What is the difference between 18/0, 18/8. 13/0, 18/10... 301, 304, 316... Well, it can be very confusing, deceiving and expensive if you make the wrong choice. So…


Added by Frank Robert Dittmer on November 15, 2013 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

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