All La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'La Mesa news' (698)

Crime Watch

Armed Robber Takes Wallet, Car

LA MESA -- Police are looking for a robber who pulled a gun on a local man and then took off in the victim's vehicle.

La Mesa police responded to a call Monday just after 11 a.m. of an armed robbery that had just occurred at 4842 Parks Ave. The 67 year…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 16, 2012 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Chris Shea: On La Mesa

Malts, Tacos and Shrimp & Grits

When I was a little girl, I used to go to my favorite restaurant with my mother in Whittier, California, where I grew up: the counter at the Woolworth Store.  I loved sitting on the red…


Added by chris shea on January 13, 2012 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

La Mesa Education

Boundary Changes Anger Parents

MT. HELIX -- Changes in the attendance boundaries for high schools in the Grossmont High School District are causing anger and frustration for families who don't support the…


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

Crime Watch

Paramedics Struggle With Unruly Patient, Traffic Snarled

LA MESA -- Traffic was snarled for a time Wednesday night when police units raced to respond to a call for help from paramedics who were struggling with an unruly patient.

Police said paramedics pulled over on Grossmont Boulevard under Interstate 8 at about 6 p.m. and radioed a call for help.

Police units responded from throughout the…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 11, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Woman Arrested On Embezzlement Charges

LA MESA -- Police Wednesday arrested a long-time employee of Drew Ford for allegedly stealing as much as $100,000 over time.

Police arrested 35 year-old, Lizeth Ochoa, of San Diego, for felony embezzlement and burglary. Ochoa was booked at Las Colinas Detention facility where her bail was set at $1,000,000.

On November 23, 2011, representatives from Drew…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 11, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

City Council

A Proclamation For Helix High Footballers

LA MESA -- On an otherwise quiet night for major City council news, the city's leaders took a moment to celebrate the Helix High School championship football team Tuesday afternoon.

Helix won its division's state championship and the coach,…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 10, 2012 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Property Based Improvement District

The PBID Debates Move To Homeowners

LA MESA -- The traveling show that is the Property Based Improvement District debate moved down the street from the Methodist Church (Sunday's locale) to the La Mesa Village Condominiums on Monday night.

This time it was the opponents' chance to address…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 10, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch

High Speed Chase Races Through La Mesa

LA MESA -- Police attempting to stop a stolen vehicle spurred a high speed chase that raced through La Mesa early Friday morning.

Police said at about 5:49 a.m., officers attempted to stop a stolen vehicle as it was leaving the parking lot of the Heritage Inn at 7851 Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa. The driver of the vehicle stopped briefly and then sped away from…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 6, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Starbucks Patron Robbed of Laptop and Purse

BALTIMORE DRIVE -- Police are looking for a man who grabbed a woman's purse and laptop computer as she sat outside a Starbucks Thursday evening.

Police said that at 5:45 PM, a female victim was robbed of her laptop computer and purse while…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 6, 2012 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Business

Gingham Will Open Monday

LA MESA -- Gingham, the new La Mesa restaurant opening at what had been Gio's, will officially open its doors on Jan. 9th.

Final finishing work is being done on a dramatic rebuilding of what had been one of La Mesa's newest restaurants when it opened as…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 5, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Police

Aceves Promotes Six To Police Leadership Roles

LA MESA -- The city's new police chief, Ed Aceves, continues to restructure the management of the department and has made a number of promotions recently among the leadership ranks.

Aceves promoted Angela DeSarro and Ray Sweeney to the…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 5, 2012 at 10:37am — 1 Comment

Property Based Improvement District

PBID Petitions Are In The Mail

LA MESA -- The committee supporting the…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 30, 2011 at 4:00pm — 9 Comments

La Mesan Of The Year

 Seven Nominees For Person Of The Year

LA MESA -- Each year, reviews the news and events of the past 12 months and considers contributions made to the community by many of La Mesa's engaged citizens.

In these challenging times, contributions of time and expertise to the public good are more important than ever and can clearly have long-term effects on the future of our…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 30, 2011 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

La Mesa Holiday

Wishing You All Holiday Moments Of Peace

LA MESA -- The Jewel of the Hills may be at its best when things slow for a holiday; quiet walks, cool mornings among hills and valleys that winter never quite touches. Amid the demands and tumult of living an American life, it is always good to pause, stop keeping…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 24, 2011 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Holiday Traditions

From Norway To La Mesa With Love

LA MESA -- It is more than 5,000 miles from Oslo to La Mesa. And on this cool Thursday morning in December, 2011, the women working to holiday music in this garage, tucked down a steep driveway scraped out of the foothills of Mt. Helix, are more than a few generations removed from their Norweigan roots.

Still, as…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 23, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Heartland Fire

PARKWAY DRIVE -- Heartland fire fighting units are on the scene of an apartment fire at 7546 Parkway Drive. The fire has been contained to one unit. No injuries have been reported. No report yet on how many residents will be displaced.


Added by La Mesa Today on December 21, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Gunman Invades Alvarado Road Home

ALVARADO ROAD -- A La Mesa resident putting out his trash…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 19, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

La Mesa Arts


 Holiday Art Opening In The Village

LA MESA -- The new Art & Light Studio in La Mesa Village is adding a nice element of art openings to the holiday mix this year.

Saturday night the studio had a first showing of a new collection of Asian calligraphy and traditional Korean painting on silk/rice paper medium. Food was catered from Tiramisu next door.

Not only is the art…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 17, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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