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La Mesa City Council

City Opens Its Books Permanently

LA MESA -- Amid an otherwise long but routine meeting, the City of La Mesa took a large step into the direction of more open government Tuesday.

The city's…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 24, 2014 at 5:52am — No Comments

La Mesa People

Police Captain Pens A Book On Healing

LA MESA -- On a warm August evening in 2011, a local man -- a parolee -- threatens his wife and children and then heads out into the La Mesa street to confront arriving police officers with his shotgun.…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 22, 2014 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

La Mesa Volunteers

8,000 Hours With Our Firefighters

LA MESA -- George H. W. Bush was president in 1991 when Joan Allenson applied for a volunteer job with the La Mesa Fire Department.

Today, 23 years later, she has seen fire chiefs come and go, young firefighters turn into middle-age men and women join…


Added by Gina Garcia on September 20, 2014 at 8:04am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Politics

Candidates Forum A Polite Affair

LA MESA -- As he began the Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum Thursday night, La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid endeavored to draw a clear distinction between he and his opponent,…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 18, 2014 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Arts

Foothills Newsletter Charts Busy Course

LA MESA -- A note from the president:

I am so excited! There is so much that will be happening at Foothills over the next…


Added by Gina Garcia on September 17, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Health

La Mesa Today Backs Kids Care Fest

LA MESA -- La Mesa Today, the news and information website featuring local news about La Mesa, its people and its neighborhoods, has been named a media sponsor of the 2014 Kids Care Fest, a free, family-oriented event open to the…


Added by rick griffin on September 10, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Council Will Weigh Parking Commission Advice

LA MESA -- The City Council meets today at 4 p.m. and will take up the issue of whether parking fees should be eliminated during the downtown Village streetscape project.

The topic has become a hot one since the pain of torn up streets and…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 9, 2014 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

La Mesa Village Development

Getting To The Root Of Downtown Trees

LA MESA -- Next to a beloved pet lying lifeless in the road, there may not be anything quite as depressing as a stump where a majestic tree canopy once soared.

Such is the grimacing going on these days as residents walk the beloved La Mesa…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 8, 2014 at 4:27pm — 10 Comments

Crime Watch

 Armed Robber Hits Local Motel

LA MESA -- On Sunday evening, at approximately 8:20 p.m., the Travelodge Motel located at 7911 University Avenue, La Mesa, was robbed by a suspect armed with a black handgun. 

An employee was working alone at the front desk of the Motel when an unknown suspect ran into the lobby and went behind the desk while brandishing a black handgun. The suspect…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 8, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Schools

Helix High Instrumental Has A Challenge For You

LA MESA -- On Saturday, September 13 the students and staff of the Helix Highlander Band and Color Guard have committed to a 12 hour practice challenge for our annual Rehearse-A-Thon. We have taken this pledge to raise money for our program…


Added by Cori Garrod on September 6, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Philanthropy

Lions Golf Tourney This Week

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Lions Club is hosting its 15th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament and fundraiser, Sat., Sept. 20th at the Sun Valley Golf Course on Memorial Dr. in La Mesa. Registration, which starts at 8:30 a.m. is $25 per…


Added by Gina Garcia on September 5, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

La Mesa Candidates Work Street By Street

LA MESA -- While much of the political campaign world has gone hi-tech and electronic, running for office in the Jewel of the Hills has clearly remained decidedly low-tech.

As Labor Day, the traditional starters gun for campaign seasons,…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 4, 2014 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

Crime Watch

Police Need To Put Names To These Faces

EAST COUNTY -- Sheriff's deputies are asking local residents to help identify three suspects caught on videotape using a stolen credit card at local stores.

Investigators from the Rancho San Diego Sheriff's Station want your help in identifying and…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 2, 2014 at 9:36pm — No Comments

La Mesa Development

New Trees Coming For Village

LA MESA -- After crews recently removed virtually all the trees along the section of La Mesa Boulevard currently under re-construction, some local residents became concerned about plans for trees in the new design of this city's historic downtown.



Added by Gina Garcia on September 1, 2014 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Grossmont High School News: NJROTC

Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Chairez playing a knowledge game with the incoming cadets, in which they answer general questions about NJROTC.

New Cadets Get Down To Basic Training

LA MESA -- On the week of Tuesday, August 18th, sixteen incoming ninth graders participated in a fast-paced intense indoctrination training to get a head…


Added by La Mesa Today on August 26, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Labor Day: Summer's Last Gasp

Bringing The Outside Inside

LA MESA -- OK, this is it, the last big holiday of the summer, can you believe it-already. Since Labor Day weekend is all about rest, relaxation and a three day weekend, here are some easy, low key and relaxed ideas for your last big dinner party…


Added by Frank Robert Dittmer on August 23, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Schools

New Arts Academy Comes To Life

LA MESA -- The streets were busier. The school buildings were suddenly more full than they had been in years.

On Thursday, the new La Mesa Arts Academy at La Mesa Middle School opened for its first official day, bringing a new grade four through eight…


Added by La Mesa Today on August 14, 2014 at 2:05pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Business

La Mesa Gets A New Brewery

LA MESA -- When city officials changed local zoning laws to allow a winery to open, it took just a few months until La Mesa's first vintage was in the barrels of the San Pasqual…


Added by La Mesa Today on August 12, 2014 at 6:38am — 3 Comments

La Mesa Business

Counterfeiters Slide One Past Burger Shop

LA MESA -- For at least the second time in a few weeks, a local merchant has been hit by counterfeiters.

Minh Nguyen, owner of Slides Gourmet Burgers, on University Avenue said one of his clerks inadvertently accepted a $100 bill that turned out…


Added by La Mesa Today on August 4, 2014 at 7:38am — 6 Comments

La Mesa Church News

Church Sets 'Border Children' Event

LA MESA -- More than 50,000 young Central American children have sought refugee status in the United States this year.  Some are fleeing gang violence and drug trafficking, others are escaping grinding poverty or trying to reunite with family already here.  Heart-wrenching photos flood TV and intern…


Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on July 30, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

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