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Community Honors A Lost Friend Sunday

LA MESA, Calif. – As her friends and colleagues reminisce on life lost too early to cancer, Brenda Faye Stidum’s smile lit up every room that she entered at Waterford Terrace in La Mesa. In 2013, at the young age of 52, Brenda succumbed to cancer but not…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 21, 2015 at 4:26pm — No Comments

La Mesa Photos

The Many Moons Of Helix

LA MESA -- The recent magnificent moons over Mt. Helix caught the careful eye of local photo buff Gary Ferguson. In addition to its beauty, the top of Mt. Helix continues to gift the community with regular events that are enhanced by the stunning venue the public…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 8, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Calm Amid The Season's Storm

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- In a usual month, the City Council meeting is where you might come to measure the activity running through the fault lines of local…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 29, 2014 at 8:16am — 20 Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Truck Fire In The Village

LA MESA -- Heartland Fire & Rescue was called just before noon today to a vehicle fire in downtown La Mesa. Firefighters responded quickly, damage estimate and cause of the blaze is still under investigation.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 19, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

A Kick-Off For Grossmont Lease Campaign

LA MESA -- Among the many ballot initiatives voters in La Mesa and East County will get to see this year is one that is seen by many as…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 25, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

City OKs $50-million Housing Project On Coleman Site

LA MESA -- For the second time in two months, the La Mesa City Council heard a pitch for a development that could replace a long-standing eye-sore, add to the city's tax base and alienate a neighborhood.

And in both cases, council…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 28, 2013 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Village Development

City Told Big SANDAG Grant Is Won

LA MESA -- Word has come to city officials that La Mesa has successfully competed for a $2-million grant that represents the final piece of the financing for the La Mesa Village redevelopment project.

Mayor Art Madrid confirmed Wednesday night that the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 17, 2013 at 9:00pm — 15 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Talking Short Term Troubles, Long Term Hopes

LA MESA -- That 300 airplanes landed safely at Lindburgh Field is not news.

That one plane crashes, is huge news.

With that in mind, herewith the real news from the La Mesa City Council's five-hour strategic planning…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 28, 2013 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

La Mesa Arts

Discovering The La Mesa Wall of Sound

LA MESA -- Friday afternoons at Cosmos Coffee Cafe -- particularly on a cool, winter day -- is a pleasant place to catch the weekly jazz trio that this week turned into…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 11, 2013 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

More Tickets Coming For La Mesa Drivers

LA MESA -- More traffic enforcement is coming to La Mesa in the coming year. Increased special traffic enforcement measures are on tap as a result of a recent $55,000 grant awarded by the Office of Traffic Safety to the La Mesa Police Department. The La Mesa Police Department is dedicated to keeping our roadways safe through both enforcement and education.

The…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 7, 2012 at 2:40pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

Matters Of God And Politics

LA MESA -- This year's presidential campaign has some special resonance for members of the Mormon Church. Republican candidate Mitt Romney is a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 1, 2012 at 9:34am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Village Development

Car Show Stuck In First Gear

LA MESA -- The annual Back To The 50s Car Show is supposed to start in La Mesa in just over two weeks, but the regular Thursday night summer event may be delayed for several weeks.

And when it does begin, it will be a scaled back event, missing many of the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 16, 2012 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

La Mesa Village Development

Parking Commission Asks City To Spend On Cleaning Effort

LA MESA -- Breaking with recent traditions, the City Parking Commission Tuesday voted 4-1 to ask the City Council to spend $32,000 of parking meter money to increase cleaning of the streets during the Centennial year.

The Parking Commission vote was followed soon after by a decision of the La Mesa Village Merchants Association to resume…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 22, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Arts

La Mesa Talents  Headed To Symphony Concert

LA JOLLA -- Much of La Mesa's young syphony music talent traveled west Saturday morning to practice for the upcoming concert of the San Diego Young Artists Symphony.

Conductor Jane Frey, a Mt. Helix resident and a suzuki method violin teacher, led the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 21, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Way We Were

A Year Of Struggles And Triumphs

LA MESA -- A review of the year 2011, believe it or not, reveals as much good or hopeful news as bad for the Jewel of the Hills.

While the U.S. economy continued a slow mend, new business and investment were quietly occurring even…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 29, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Politics

 Allan Targeting State Assembly Seat

LA MESA -- Dave Allan, a three-term City Council member in La Mesa, announced during Tuesday's meeting that he intends to run for the State Assembly in its new 79th district.

Allan, 56, who…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 22, 2011 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Downtown La Mesa

Taking On A Moveable Feast

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Village Merchants Association held its organizational meeting Thursday night. It elected officers, approved…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 3, 2011 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Property Based Improvement District

A Downtown Campaign Season Begins

LA MESA -- And suddenly it was all over but the voting.

After 20 or so meetings -- some of them heated -- the La Mesa merchants organizing a Property Based Improvement District for downtown La Mesa…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 26, 2011 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Downtown Parking

Parking Study Questions Need For Garage

LA MESA -- An analysis of downtown La Mesa parking shows the city's parking spots are only about 75 percent full at its peak and that if there is a need for a parking garage, it is still years away.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 18, 2011 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Back To The '50s Car Show



Paying Homage To 'The Fin'

LA MESA -- The weekly gathering of great American cars occurred again downtown Thursday night and we took the opportunity to continue our etude of car design.

Having earlier analyzed…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 4, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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