Featured La Mesa Blog Posts – December 2012 Archive (51)

La Mesa 2012

100 Years In The Making

 

LA MESA -- Some of the scenes of 2012 as La Mesa celebrated its centennial year. You can click on video above or…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 31, 2012 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

La Mesan Of The Year Nominees

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 28, 2012 at 12:30pm — 14 Comments

La Mesa Business

Paint Store Fills A Prominent Gap

LA MESA -- The Ralphs Market next door may be closing, but the opening of the new Sherwin-Williams paint store is giving new signs of life to…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 27, 2012 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Crime Watch

LA MESA -- Local and county police authorities are planning extra enforcement efforts to curb drunk drivers during the traditional end of year celebrations. Police are promoting special DUI towing and designated driver services.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says 774 people were killed in California last year as a result of alcohol-related…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 27, 2012 at 11:22am — 1 Comment

Grossmont Hospital Foundation

Three New Members Join Board

LA MESA – The Grossmont Hospital Foundation recently appointed three new members – (shown left to right above) Harry Ellison, M.D., Lew Silverberg and Philip Szold, M.D. – to its 2013 Board of Governors. Each appointee serves a three-year term, which began October…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 26, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

La Mesa Nurse Joins Healthcare Board

LA MESA -- La Mesa resident Betty Stieringer and El Cajon resident Bob Ayres were recently sworn in as new members of the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of directors. Stieringer, a registered nurse, has lived in La Mesa since 1968. She was…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 26, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Structure Fire On Sunrise Avenue Kills Dog

Photos courtesy of La Mesa Today member Shawn Fleming.

LA MESA -- Fire crews were called to the scene of a small house fire Wednesday morning on Sunrise Avenue just east of the intersection with Fourth…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 26, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Christmas In La Mesa

The Blessing Of Quiet And Time

LA MESA -- There is no news.

In a culture otherwise obsessed with non-stop action and the constant probing, publicizing and hand-wringing over our imperfections, we all stop for at least one day.

Christmas may be a Christian holiday in its roots,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 25, 2012 at 1:07pm — 4 Comments

Let me tell you a Christmas story

For almost thirty years my parents, back in Texas, raised beautiful flowers in their back yard, As you walked about the yard in the Spring and Summer you were practically surrounded by explosions of colour - reds, yellows, whites. For one in love with the magic of nature this always seemed like a great place to just sit outside in the afternoons and…

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Added by David Stanley on December 23, 2012 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

City New Year's Eve Party

Added by La Mesa Today on December 23, 2012 at 7:46am — No Comments

Jump'n Jack Flash gets "Key" to Village

I would like to share my appreciation to the La Mesa Village Merchants Association for their presentation to me at the Christmas in the Village Christmas Parade.

After 20 years as the featured "D J " at the Back To The 50's Classic Car & Bike Shows each summer I'm not sure if I'm ready to "retire" or not.

I started with a great man, George Felix, who ran the…

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Added by Jack Leary on December 22, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Holidays

Bringing Santa's Sleigh To La Mesa Streets

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LA MESA -- A few years back Bill Bryant of Ramona had a friend who was facing a grave illness. Convinced the friend was probably facing his last Christmas, Bryant persuaded him to dress like Santa Claus…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 22, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Robber In Santa Hat Caught, Jailed

LA MESA -- A quick call to police Friday afternoon led to the arrest of a masked bandit who sported a Santa hat while robbing a La Mesa liquor store.

Police said that at about  3:12 p.m., a man armed with a handgun robbed the Murray Lake Liquor Store located at 5395 Lake Murray Boulevard.. The lone male entered the store, pointed a handgun at the clerk, and demanded…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 21, 2012 at 9:36pm — 1 Comment

Holidays In La Mesa

A Holiday Lesson In Ugly

LA MESA -- The faculty and staff of the College Preparatory Middle School gave their students a lesson in aesthetics on Friday. Specifically, they answered the question: What is ugly?

For each class, the answer was found in the holiday sweater sported by the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 21, 2012 at 2:45pm — 2 Comments

East County Politics

Jacob Lauds PUC Rejection of SDG&E Plan

LA MESA -- County Supervisor Dianne Jacob lauded the state’s rejection of San Diego Gas & Electric’s scheme to bill its customers for the cost of the 2007 wildfires and any future wildfires caused by the utility.

“This is a huge win for San Diego County residents -- and for common sense,” said Supervisor Jacob. “SDG&E’s proposal to charge ratepayers…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 21, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

My Christmas In The Village

LA MESA -- This is my first Christmas in the village of La Mesa in my little Lifesighs Store.  Just now two little children and their daddy stepped into my store and brought me a blooming bulb as a thank you for the two little books they got from my red…

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Added by chris shea on December 21, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Helix Charter High School

Golf Anyone?

LA MESA -- Support Our Schools (S.O. S.) – Helix Charter High School is raising funds for its Boys and Girls Golf Programs. With your support the teams will be…

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Added by Jennifer Osborn on December 20, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Christmas At Santa Sophia

Welcoming Santa With Song

CASA DE ORO -- The annual Christmas shows at local schools are great evenings of young talent in the making.

This week at Santa Sophia Catholic School, the youngest students made for the cutest…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 20, 2012 at 9:25pm — No Comments

San Diego County Sheriff's Department

Give A Gun, Get A Gift Card

Here's a possible holiday response to the school shooting in Connecticut:

SAN DIEGO -- If you have an unwanted gun, you can turn it in and get a gift card in return, no questions asked.

The Sheriff's Department is participating with the United African American Ministerial Action Council in the Guns for Gift Cards program this Friday, December 21st from 8:30…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 18, 2012 at 11:17am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Chamber of Commerce

New Board Members Elected

MISSION VALLEY -- The annual election for the Board of Directors of the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce was held on Thursday, December 12th at the Town & Country Resort Hotel.

The Tiki Pavilion was aglow with holiday lights, mechanical toys and trains to complete the festive moment. Toys were collected for KROC Center to be given to deserving children and the 50/50 raffle was…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 18, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

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