All La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'La Mesa newspaper' (592)

La Mesa Business

Holiday Tradition: A 'Vigil' Of Lights

LA MESA -- La Mesa Village Merchants Association Executive Director John Vigil (in blue above) is well into his annual Christmas lights marathon this year, preparing The Village for the annual holiday season.

This year's Christmas in the Village…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 19, 2014 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Crime Report

Would-Be Robber Flashes Gun, Flees

LA MESA -- Perhaps a robber in training.

On November 17th at approximately 10:57 p.m. a suspect armed with a handgun tried to rob the 7-11 Store located at 8747 La Mesa Boulevard, just off Jackson Drive. 

An employee was working behind the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 18, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Crime Report

Arson Arrest Follows Investigation

LA MESA -- A local fire caught the eye of arson investigators who quickly turned their investigation into an arrest. See Case Highlights below:

Case Highlights: On October 24, 2014, at approximately 11:42 p.m. police and firefighters…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 15, 2014 at 8:40am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

After The Election, Routine Returns

LA MESA -- It was the calm after the storm.

The City Council gathered for the first time since the election redrew the lines on the local political map, but the business was routine and the news was tension free and largely good.

Revenues continue…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 13, 2014 at 7:17am — 1 Comment

Veterans Day 2014

Thanks

LA MESA -- Life in the Jewel of the Hills slowed Tuesday in honor of those who have sacrificed and served the nation in the armed forces over our history. La Mesa photographer Gary Junker offered the photographic tribute…

Added by La Mesa Today on November 11, 2014 at 5:55am — 8 Comments

La Mesa Politics: Race Overview

Baber, McWhirter Lead Way To New Council

LA MESA – With two open seats as the rare grand prize, the 2014 City Council race came to an end Tuesday night delivering on its…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 5, 2014 at 2:30am — 14 Comments

La Mesa Politics

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Perhaps History Will Be Kinder To Madrid

LA MESA – If politics were truly like boxing,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 5, 2014 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

The Race For Mayor

'Dr. A' Defeats A La Mesa Legend

LA MESA – In a stunning end to an historic mayoral run, Art Madrid was turned out of office by voters on Tuesday in favor of Mark Arapostathis, a City Council member.

Arapostathis, a school teacher, theater director and,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 5, 2014 at 2:00am — 5 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Fighting To The End For Votes

LA MESA -- Election Day 2014 may become known as the year the voters mailed it in.

Precincts throughout La Mesa were reporting extremely slow turnout in the sometimes busy "before work" hours and poll workers attributed it to the number of voters using mail…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 4, 2014 at 9:53am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Soccer

Special Kick Or Treat Tournament

LA MESA -- For many children with special needs, organized youth sports is only something to watch their brothers and sisters play. …

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Added by Jay Steiger on November 3, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

Much At Stake In City Council Race

LA MESA -- Democracy can be exhausting.

With two open seats in the La Mesa City Council race, the five candidates have been racing through an energetic campaign, raising money, knocking on doors, looking for anyway possible to get before an audience and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 3, 2014 at 5:36am — 5 Comments

La Mesa Soapbox Derby

A Tradition Races To Its End

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Soap Box Derby, a fixture for more than a decade with its three-time-a-year competitions on La Mesa's west side, held its final races on Saturday.

The event was long-sponsored by the La Mesa Kiwanis Club, which has moved on to other…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 1, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Historic Home Tour 2014

Lines Formed To See Special Homes

LA MESA -- The clouds parted and the streets began to dry just as lines formed Saturday morning for the 2014 Historic Home Tour, which continues…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 1, 2014 at 10:35am — No Comments

On La Mesa: David Stanley

Where Are The Halloweens Of Yesteryear?

LA MESA -- A few days ago I stopped by my local Halloween candy outlet near my home and picked up my usual overdose…

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Added by David Stanley on October 31, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Celebrates Halloween

Sweet Howling Through The Streets Again

LA MESA -- The spirits of Halloween were everywhere Friday -- from the baristas at Starbucks to the school children heading out bravely into the dark and stormy night.

As usual, one of the best scenes in town was on Jefferson Avenue, just off…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 31, 2014 at 6:55pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

The Office of the Mayor: A Question of Logistics. A Question of Priorities.

I am an Art Madrid supporter and have been since the late 90’s when I delivered Red Ribbon Week pledges to his office from the students of Lemon Ave Elementary. I was nervous meeting a public official, but there he was in his office wearing a flannel shirt and so graciously…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 30, 2014 at 7:46pm — No Comments

The Race For Mayor

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 30, 2014 at 7:30pm — 32 Comments

La Mesa Soapbox Derby

Soap Box Derby Races Hitting Finish Line

LA MESA -- After 14 years of three-times a year racing events, the Soap Box Derby will cross its  own finish line in La Mesa this weekend.

The La Mesa Kiwanis Club, the main sponsor and organizer of the races, voted recently to end its sponsorship…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 27, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Historic Home Tour 2014

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Hidden Gems On Grossmont Summit

LA MESA -- Along the north slope of Mt. Helix, facing El Capitan and…

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Added by Gina Garcia on October 26, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

After Fire, Resident Charged With Arson

LA MESA -- Police charged a local man after fire did more than $250,000 damage to his residence Friday night.

On October 24 at 11:42 p.m., police and firefighters responded to a residential structure fire in the 6700 block of Rolando Knolls…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 25, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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