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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…


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…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 8, 2015 at 3:30pm — 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…


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

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…


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

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 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…


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

Crime Watch

Siege Ends With Suspect's Death 

LA MESA -– Traffic on Spring Street was cutoff this morning in both directions as La Mesa Police and Federal…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 21, 2014 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

La Mesa Village Development

Lots Of Ideas For Improving La Mesa Village

LA MESA -- More than 100 residents gathered at the Community Center Thursday evening to talk downtown.

Presented by the city's Planning Department with an overview of efforts to reassess the condition and needs of the La Mesa Village downtown…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 30, 2013 at 8:30pm — 3 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…


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…


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

La Mesa City Council

 Learning A Lesson In Zoning Politics

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LA MESA -- The City Council chamber was standing-room only at 6 p.m. Tuesday as students from Valhalla High School crowded in to get a lesson in government.



Added by La Mesa Today on February 26, 2013 at 10:30pm — 10 Comments

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.



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…


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

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…


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

Fair Trade La Mesa

Ben & Jerry's Featured At Fair Trade Event

LA MESA -- The monthly meeting of Fair Trade La Mesa Thursday will, if nothing else, be a sweet affair.

The meeting will feature a presentation and some samples from a regional representative of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.



Added by La Mesa Today on February 15, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

SPECIAL REPORT: Policing La Mesa 2012

Can The Robbery Wave Be Stopped?

The First of Two Parts.

By Chris Lavin


LA MESA – City police officer Gary Moss was driving by a 7-11 on Baltimore Drive…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 24, 2012 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

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…


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

Crime Watch

Juvenile Flashes Gun, Takes Ipod

LA MESA -- Police are looking for a juvenile who used a large caliber handgun to rob a man of his Ipod.

Police said that about 9:30 Tuesday evening they received a report of a robbery that occurred in the parking lot of Highwood Park, located at 7777…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 18, 2012 at 6:08am — No Comments

Community Service Classes

Community Service Classes Enrolling For Spring

LA MESA – It’s a new year and a chance to turn over a new leaf. The La Mesa Community Services program would like you to consider enrolling yourself or your child in one of its award-winning classes that are forming now.

Enrollment is now…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 4, 2012 at 6:54am — 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…


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

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