Featured La Mesa Blog Posts – November 2014 Archive (20)

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

Of Dogs, Books And Puppies

LA MESA -- On July 16, 2014 I wrote the following words regarding the loss on June 2, 2014 of my dog, a 10-year-old Newfoundland named Ben.

"The expression “reeling from grief” fit the state of my broken heart.  I looked on the internet for books…


Added by chris shea on November 29, 2014 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

On La Mesa: Thanksgiving Options In The Village

A Rational Choice For Thanksgiving Excesses

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- Okay, let's agree that we all would love the Saturday Evening Post, Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving (see above). Loving family all scrubbed and nice. Turkey moist and brown and side dishes…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 26, 2014 at 7:52am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Health Care

Hospital Names New Finance, Nursing Chiefs

LA MESA -- Sharp Grossmont Hospital has named two new senior managers at the La Mesa hospital.

Daniel Kindron has been named Chief Financial Officer of the 536-bed acute care hospital. Kindron has been with Sharp Grossmont…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 25, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

Winds Of Change On Allison Avenue

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- It has been almost a…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 20, 2014 at 8:00am — 19 Comments

La Mesa Business

Holiday Tradition: A 'Vigil' Of Lights

LA MESA -- La Mesa Village Merchants Association Executive Director John Vigil (in blue above) is well into his annual Christmas lights marathon this year, preparing The Village for the annual holiday season.

This year's Christmas in the Village…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 19, 2014 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Crime Report

Would-Be Robber Flashes Gun, Flees

LA MESA -- Perhaps a robber in training.

On November 17th at approximately 10:57 p.m. a suspect armed with a handgun tried to rob the 7-11 Store located at 8747 La Mesa Boulevard, just off Jackson Drive. 

An employee was working behind the…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 18, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

After The Election, Routine Returns

LA MESA -- It was the calm after the storm.

The City Council gathered for the first time since the election redrew the lines on the local political map, but the business was routine and the news was tension free and largely good.

Revenues continue…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 13, 2014 at 7:17am — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Council's First Lame Duck Session Today

LA MESA -- Because of Tuesday's Veterans Day holiday, the City Council meets Wednesday at 4 p.m. for the first of the lame duck sessions following last Tuesday's elections.

The meeting agenda is fairly routine, but the transition from long-sitting…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 12, 2014 at 8:42am — 2 Comments

Veterans Day 2014


LA MESA -- Life in the Jewel of the Hills slowed Tuesday in honor of those who have sacrificed and served the nation in the armed forces over our history. La Mesa photographer Gary Junker offered the photographic tribute…

Added by La Mesa Today on November 11, 2014 at 5:55am — 8 Comments

La Mesa Business

La Mesa Is Getting A 'Flex Fuel' Station

LA MESA -- It looks like any other gas station. But La Mesa's Center City Shell Station at 3810 Massachusetts Avenue is adding a new choice at the pump as the fuel business begins adapting to environmental issues.

Pearson Fuel, a local company…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 7, 2014 at 3:50am — 11 Comments

La Mesa artist on exhibit at La Mesa health library

The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, a consumer health library at 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, is now hosting its Fall Art Exhibit featuring an exclusive showing of 16 oil paintings by Sandra Hayen of La Mesa. The exhibit will run through the end of December.

Hayen’s paintings on display showcase landscape scenes featuring ocean, mountains and flowers. The settings vary from Taos, New Mexico and Sedona, Ariz. to a farmhouse, marsh, woodland and clusters of…


Added by rick griffin on November 5, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Politics: Race Overview

Baber, McWhirter Lead Way To New Council

LA MESA – With two open seats as the rare grand prize, the 2014 City Council race came to an end Tuesday night delivering on its…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 5, 2014 at 2:30am — 14 Comments

La Mesa Politics

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Perhaps History Will Be Kinder To Madrid

LA MESA – If politics were truly like boxing,…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 5, 2014 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

The Race For Mayor

'Dr. A' Defeats A La Mesa Legend

LA MESA – In a stunning end to an historic mayoral run, Art Madrid was turned out of office by voters on Tuesday in favor of Mark Arapostathis, a City Council member.

Arapostathis, a school teacher, theater director and,…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 5, 2014 at 2:00am — 5 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Arapostathis Lead Growing 

LA MESA -- The early mail in results in La Mesa's election have City Councilman Mark Arapostathis leading incumbent Mayor Art Madrid by about 15 percentage points. With more than 51 percent of the vote counted, Arapostathis leads 4362 to Madrid's 3,175…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 4, 2014 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Fighting To The End For Votes

LA MESA -- Election Day 2014 may become known as the year the voters mailed it in.

Precincts throughout La Mesa were reporting extremely slow turnout in the sometimes busy "before work" hours and poll workers attributed it to the number of voters using mail…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 4, 2014 at 9:53am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Soccer

Special Kick Or Treat Tournament

LA MESA -- For many children with special needs, organized youth sports is only something to watch their brothers and sisters play. …


Added by Jay Steiger on November 3, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

Much At Stake In City Council Race

LA MESA -- Democracy can be exhausting.

With two open seats in the La Mesa City Council race, the five candidates have been racing through an energetic campaign, raising money, knocking on doors, looking for anyway possible to get before an audience and…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 3, 2014 at 5:36am — 5 Comments

La Mesa Soapbox Derby

A Tradition Races To Its End

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Soap Box Derby, a fixture for more than a decade with its three-time-a-year competitions on La Mesa's west side, held its final races on Saturday.

The event was long-sponsored by the La Mesa Kiwanis Club, which has moved on to other…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 1, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Historic Home Tour 2014

Lines Formed To See Special Homes

LA MESA -- The clouds parted and the streets began to dry just as lines formed Saturday morning for the 2014 Historic Home Tour, which continues…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 1, 2014 at 10:35am — No Comments

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