Featured La Mesa Blog Posts – December 2013 Archive (33)

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

Top Ten Things I Failed To Do

LA MESA -- As 2013 comes to a sunny close,  I'd like to do something I did a long time ago.  I once made a list of the things I had not done, things I had failed to accomplish during the year.  It made sense to me to do it, because I read so many lists…


Added by chris shea on December 30, 2013 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

La Mesan Of The Year: 2013

Three For La Mesan Of The Year

LA MESA -- The year 2013 was marked by much public giving in La Mesa. Time, effort and treasure was expended by the few on behalf of the many in a variety of ways. And it is that ethic that inspired the selection of these three nominees for La Mesan of the Year…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 30, 2013 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

La Mesa Traffic

Water Main Break Shuts La Mesa Street

LA MESA -- A water main break has forced the closure of Southern Road between the intersection of Dixie, extending to 6365 Southern Road.

At 1:30 p.m. crews were in the area addressing the…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 29, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Church News

Speaking Up For Worker Justice

LA MESA -- Have you ever had to take your break in a linen closet, sharing space with toxic chemicals and carts piled high with linens and cleaning supplies?…


Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on December 28, 2013 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

A Year In Review: 2013

2013: Prologue To A Key Political Year

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- John Steinbeck knew the truth about real change. "Men do change,'' he wrote, "and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 27, 2013 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Crime Watch

Armed With Gun, Man Robs Gas Station

LA MESA -- Police are looking for an armed gunman who robbed a La Mesa service station early Monday evening.

Police said that at about 6:30 p.m. the department received a 9-1-1 call stating there had been a robbery at the Arco AM/PM located at 3775…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 24, 2013 at 7:15am — No Comments

Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts From "What A Dish!"

Merry Christmas everyone!  Here's a great recipe for Brussels Sprouts.  Try it for Christmas dinner, it's one of our family's favorites!

What you need:

1 lb. Brussels sprouts

1 tsp. salt

2 slices of smoked bacon cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1/3 Cup of REAL maple syrup

2 Tbsp. butter

Optional:  pecan halves…


Added by Frank Robert Dittmer on December 22, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Parolee Arrested After Car Chase

LA MESA -- A routine traffic stop Sunday morning turned into a high speed chase that left vehicles damaged and a suspect under arrest.

La Mesa police said that just after 8 a.m. an officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle at El Cajon…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 22, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

East County Schools

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Added by Gina Garcia on December 21, 2013 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

La Mesa People: Trying To Reform Twitter

Twitter Has Me On 'Ignore'

LA MESA -- For those who may or may not tweet, there is an issue (for me) of disturbing photos of animal abuse appearing without permission. The old process was to click on a photo link if you wished to view based on the content of the post.  I have tried in vain…


Added by Janie Garcia on December 19, 2013 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

La Mesa People

It Only Takes A Moment

By Helen Givens

LA MESA -- I have attended La Mesa city council meetings regularly for seventeen years.  I sit in the very back and listen and learn. My mission is to report city happenings to the homeowner's association of the condominium in…


Added by helen t. givens on December 19, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Church News

Delta Kappa Gamma, Eta Theta Chapter




Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on December 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Church News

A Night Of Song To Warm The Heart

LA MESA -- Writer Bess Streeter Aldrich described one Christmas Eve as “…a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart…filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.”

So will it be this year at the United Church of Christ of La Mesa…


Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on December 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch

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Christmas TVs Left At Door, Go Missing

LA MESA -- The…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 17, 2013 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

La Mesa Health Care

District, Sharp Healthcare Talk Lease Extension

LA MESA -- The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), the public agency that serves a s landlord of Grossmont Hospital, has announced it is continuing negotiations with Sharp HealthCare to add…


Added by rick griffin on December 16, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Helix Students Honor Police and Firefighters

On Friday, December 13, members of Helix Charter High School's Associated Student Body (ASB) continued its tradition of honoring the La Mesa Fire and Police Departments. ASB students, along with their advisor, visited both departments, delivering holiday cookies, cards signed by students, and posters with notes from the Helix student body. The students started this last year as a way to commemorate the Sandyhook shootings. "We just want to show how much we appreciate the service…


Added by Jennifer Osborn on December 16, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Christmas In The Village

Santa Returning To La Mesa's Candy Castle

LA MESA -- This news just in. Santa will be arriving just in time for tonight's Christmas in the Village festivities and has agreed…


Added by Gina Garcia on December 13, 2013 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Christmas In The Village

The Holidays Come Alive In La Mesa

LA MESA -- We are just a day away from what all locals know is one of the most enjoyable events held in this Jewel of the Hills each year.

Christmas in the Village, unlike many other civic events, is a…


Added by Gina Garcia on December 12, 2013 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

O Silent, Short Night

LA MESA - The City Council gave a little gift of the magi to regulars and staff at Tuesday's meeting. It postponed the only issue of substance on the agenda and sent everyone out into the night while happy hour was still on at local restaurants.

Call it Silent…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 10, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Schools

Arts Academy Could Exceed 500 Enrollment

LA MESA -- When the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District board approved adding an arts academy on the La Mesa Middle School campus,…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 10, 2013 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

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