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Christmas trees, including flocked trees, may be recycled in EDCO's yard waste recycling program. Place cut trees in designated yard waste recycling container(s), or bundle tree sections together with twine (maximum 4 feet in length and 18 inches in diameter) and place on curb. No ornaments, tinsel, nails or stands,…Continue
I've been following the big story in New York about the massive blizzard and the city's response. Hmmm. Inside this story, and now becoming THE story, is the labour action taken by their Sanitation employees, those charged with clearing snow from roadways. You following it as well? If not, well, seems leaders of that particular union decided that this was a great time to have a work slow down to protest some of the relatively minor budgetary cutbacks. Not a stoppage or a strike, just a slow…Continue
Added by David Stanley on December 31, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments
California - Home sales rose in November compared with October, but were down from the previous year, according to data from the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.). The statewide median price declined from both the previous month and previous year.
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• The median price of an existing, single-family detached home sold in California fell below the $300,000 mark for the first time since February. The November 2010 median price was…Continue
Added by Gina Garcia on December 30, 2010 at 11:21pm — No Comments
Civic Leaders and Public Policy Dominated Election Year
LA MESA – In the course of a community’s year, there is always a person who rises to dominate this first draft of history. For good reasons or bad, he or she becomes the story of that year for the town, a literal or metaphoric representation of the best or the worst in all of us.
And so it is in designating the…Continue
"...all men are created equal ... endowed... with certain unalienable Rights ...Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness". Do these words sound familiar? These words are the very foundation of what used to be America, "Land of the free and the brave". Can you tell me what happened?
Added by David Stanley on December 29, 2010 at 6:19pm — No Comments
LA MESA -- The La Mesa Police Department just received word from the California Highway Patrol that previously missing adult Robert (Bob) William Olenic and his vehicle have been located Monday evening, in good health, in San Bernardino County. He is no longer considered a missing person.
Olenic, who suffers from dementia, was reported missing by his family earlier today. See earlier story below.
Added by La Mesa Today on December 27, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments
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Help me. I dont understand. I follow current events and news as closely as possible without heaving and retching and this recurring phrase keeps cropping up: "The American taxpayers will have to tighten their belts, they will all have to make sacrifices". Thats what is stumping me. I recall railing about Bush way back when he ignored the shouts and clamoring of voters to help with the border, to stop the…Continue
Added by David Stanley on December 26, 2010 at 9:45am — No Comments
(Los Angeles Times)
The inventory of homes for sale has increased in recent months, causing some buyers to hesitate before making an offer on a home for fear a better home at a more favorable price will become available.
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• Although real estate agents are showing more homes to clients, people still are buying homes, especially first-time buyers. According to the latest figures from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®…Continue
Added by Gina Garcia on December 24, 2010 at 9:12am — No Comments
All over town, property owners cleaned up minor landslides and cut down trees that fell when the roots could no longer hold in the saturated soils…Continue
GROSSMONT CENTER-- Police investigating a missing person report involving a 19-year-old Bank of America employee said they have located the the woman and she is okay.
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I have studied history for the past sixty years or so. I have studied the events of both world wars extensively and each day I see direct and disturbing parallels to the daily events of our country over the past few years. I know the groveling press, whose Constitutional job it is to be the watch dog of government, either fails to see or finds it far too…Continue
Added by David Stanley on December 22, 2010 at 5:40am — No Comments
Police say the 16 year old male victim was approached at about 5:20 p.m. by three black male juveniles who demanded his cell phone. One of the suspects grabbed the victim’s phone while the other two kicked and punched him. The suspects were last seen running… Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on December 21, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Dec 20 2010
Added by David Smyle on December 21, 2010 at 6:48pm — No Comments
For anyone looking to add a little more fuel to your already angry fire about what our politicians are doing with our money, check out the Fox News Channel (cox 37) on Sunday at 5pm or 8 pm (double check your TV guide for correct times) for John Stossel's Report on the Top Ten Political Promises and the "unintended consequences" of those promises. It is a very entertaining and enlightening report which may get you thinking about laws and ordinances our own City Council may want to put into…Continue
Added by David Smyle on December 21, 2010 at 2:12pm — No Comments
LA MESA -- Heavy rains continued Wednesday morning and so far storm drains and city crews have managed to keep the water largely at bay.
Greg Humora, La Mesa's head of public works, said crews have been keeping up with the problems so far and there have been no street closures or significant…Continue
LEMON AVENUE – Loss happens in small towns in subtle but profound ways. That is what many long-time La Mesans are feeling since the death, earlier this month, of Naomi Stein.
As deaths go, it could hardly be called sudden. She was 99.
Still, as someone who lived in La Mesa for a large majority of the…