All La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'On La Mesa' (54)

On La Mesa: Chris Lavin

Seeing Dawn Through The Construction Dust

LA MESA -- It is, they say, always darkest before the dawn.

As the dust starts rising on the most intrusive stages of La Mesa Boulevard's renovation, it is probably good to keep that in…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 28, 2015 at 6:30am — 12 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

. . . And Things That Go

LA MESA -- When my children were young they loved being read to.  And I loved to read, so it was a match made in heaven.  One of their favorite books as well as one of mine was Richard Scarry's…

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Added by chris shea on February 18, 2015 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

A Shop With A View

LA MESA -- Five days a week I sit at my desk at 8219 La Mesa Boulevard where I have a bird's eye view of the sidewalk and the street outside.  It's my perch from which I watch people, dogs, cars, trucks,…

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Added by chris shea on December 31, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

Of Dogs, Books And Puppies

LA MESA -- On July 16, 2014 I wrote the following words regarding the loss on June 2, 2014 of my dog, a 10-year-old Newfoundland named Ben.

"The expression “reeling from grief” fit the state…

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Added by chris shea on November 29, 2014 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

On La Mesa: Thanksgiving Options In The Village

A Rational Choice For Thanksgiving Excesses

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- Okay, let's agree that we all would love the Saturday Evening Post, Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving (see above). Loving family…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 26, 2014 at 7:52am — 2 Comments

On La Mesa: David Stanley

Where Are The Halloweens Of Yesteryear?

LA MESA -- A few days ago I stopped by my local Halloween…

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

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

Help Thy Neighbor's Store!

LA MESA -- As soon as I finish writing this article I am going to close my store for 30 minutes,  grab a little cash and walk up across Spring Street and go buy something in the Street…

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Added by chris shea on August 29, 2014 at 2:30pm — 14 Comments

On La Mesa: Pollo Loco

Confronting The Reality Of Chicken Husbandry

By Chris Lavin

LA MESA -- When we last visited the wildlife subject here at La Mesa Today, we now realize we were in the blinding infatuation stage of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 1, 2014 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

Stay 

LA MESA -- So before the election cycle gets into full swing, I would like to share something I am working on.  I’m writing a new book and what follows is the introduction to it.  My reason for sharing this is that I know…

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Added by chris shea on July 16, 2014 at 1:30pm — 15 Comments

On La Mesa: A Lesson From Mom

What's…

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Added by chris shea on May 8, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

Imagine A City . . .

LA MESA -- Imagine a world, said someone, in which we all treated one another a little less horribly. Said in all seriousness, it made me think, yes, what if we did.  This wasn’t someone wishing we people…

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Added by chris shea on April 4, 2014 at 4:00pm — 11 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

Tuesday Lesson

LA MESA -- I grabbed my vanilla yogurt from the dairy case at Trader Joe's just in time to see a little boy scooped up by his mother as they dashed to tell someone where they spied the plush Trader Joe's green…

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Added by chris shea on March 11, 2014 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

On La Mesa: Valentine's Day

Scrambling For A La Mesa Valentine Adventure

LA MESA -- And so, Valentine's Day -- another Holy Day of Obligation -- looms. Many men will no doubt be…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 13, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Valentine's Day In La Mesa

Say Something

LA MESA -- In February of 2011 I wrote something in this space about Valentine's Day.  It had to do with what I thought might be the reason I'm not overly fond of Valentine's Day.  A date gone wrong,…

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Added by chris shea on February 12, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

On La Mesa: Secular Holy Day

How To Survive Super Sunday

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- The young men working the Meat…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 1, 2014 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

The Writer's Block

LA MESA -- Today I got up early and drove down to Kettner Boulevard to do what's called a press check at Neyenesch Printers. That's when the press stops, the pressman hands me a press sheet,  I and I tell…

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Added by chris shea on January 22, 2014 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

Top Ten Things I Failed To Do

LA MESA -- As 2013 comes to a sunny close,  I'd like to do something I did a long time ago.  I once made a list of the things I had not done, things I had failed to accomplish during the year.…

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Added by chris shea on December 30, 2013 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

Of Shopping Bags And Spilling Goods

LA MESA -- Saturday was Shop Small Saturday, an event sponsored by American Express to promote shopping at local small businesses.  I love the concept, and it's nice to see neighbors…

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Added by chris shea on December 3, 2013 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Lavin

New Restaurants, New Jobs

LA MESA -- The two establishments, in some ways, couldn't be more different.

One is the latest incarnation of a very well-financed, time-tested business partnership; the other is the fledgling dream…

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Added by Chris Lavin on November 6, 2013 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

Amid The Dog Days of Summer

LA MESA -- I can't see the dog water dish outside my store at Lifesighs Cards.  Well, I can if I get up and walk toward the door, but sitting here at my hostess stand- desk combo, I can't see it.  What I can…

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Added by chris shea on August 22, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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