All La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'On La Mesa' (53)

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Memories Come Flooding Back

This morning I was "thumbing" through my computer and came across a couple of sites that grabbed my interest. Perhaps, those of you…


Added by David Stanley on August 22, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

Are You Missing Someone Too?

LA MESA -- I looked out my window here at Lifesighs toward the trolley station.  Across the street and past the fountain.  I saw someone who looked so much like my father.  He was walking with a cane and he had the same six foot frame and broad shoulders…


Added by chris shea on July 31, 2013 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Lavin

The Former Police Station Land Now Sits Vacant

 A Heart Transplant For La Mesa?

LA MESA -- The Village Property Based…


Added by Chris Lavin on July 28, 2013 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

A Doggone Shame

An Open Letter to my Four Legged Friends

Dear Doggies of La Mesa,

It's me.  Chris Shea, owner of Lifesighs Cards at 8219 La Mesa Boulevard.  You know me,  the lady…


Added by chris shea on July 1, 2013 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

Of Reviewing Stands and Tiny Edco Trucks

LA MESA -- I was sitting directly across the street from the reviewing stand at the Flag Day Parade on Saturday.

It looked like a swell place to sit and watch…


Added by chris shea on June 3, 2013 at 1:30pm — 14 Comments

On La Mesa: School Zones

Watching The Daily Fire Drills

LA MESA -- Driving east on Lemon Avenue on a recent afternoon,…


Added by Chris Lavin on March 21, 2013 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

On La Mesa: After The Centennial

Agenda for a Second Century

LA MESA -- When Sarah Golden and Scott Feldsher moved into a home in the hills…


Added by Chris Lavin on February 8, 2013 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

My Christmas In The Village

LA MESA -- This is my first Christmas in the village of La Mesa in my little Lifesighs Store.  Just now two little children and their daddy stepped into my store and brought me a blooming bulb as a thank you for the two little books they got from my red…


Added by chris shea on December 21, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

On La Mesa

Free Range Thinking

LA MESA -- It hasn't been two years since a few local residents began asking for the right to keep chickens in their La Mesa backyards.

The arguments were pretty straightforward: We need the eggs.

The city's elected leadership was pretty sympathetic…


Added by Chris Lavin on December 10, 2012 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

On La Mesa

Just The Right Recipe For Higher Ed

GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- In the wake of victories for both Propositions 30 and V, it was probably natural to see a party taking shape…


Added by Chris Lavin on November 8, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

On La Mesa: Gina Garcia

After A Storm, Quiet And Hope

LA MESA -- Democracy can be frightening. It is built on a trust that the common man or woman, informed as best they can be, will choose wisely those who will oversee the power to police, to incarcerate, to tax.

And it doesn’t help that our expectations…


Added by Gina Garcia on November 7, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

On La Mesa

Mulling The Signs Of Our Times

LA MESA -- Political lawn signs have a long history and it is certain that no persuasive argument will make them go away.

Some political scientist once said that each yard sign is worth 6 to 10 votes for a candidate and that probably has kept the…


Added by Chris Lavin on October 30, 2012 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

On La Mesa

La Mesa, From A Distance, Still Looks Good

GENEVA, NEW YORK -- As beautiful as it is, it is healthy to get away from the Jewel of the Hills. Living in a place that is as comfortable as La Mesa, there isn't as much pressure to "get away from it all'' than if you live in, say, the hot…


Added by Chris Lavin on July 31, 2012 at 3:53am — 5 Comments

On La Mesa

La Mesa Loses Two Of Its Own Small Town Heroes

LA MESA -- This was a week for small town losses.

On the symbolic level, the death of Andy Griffith, the actor who played Andy Taylor, the sheriff in a fictional…


Added by Chris Lavin on July 4, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Happy Mother's Day

A Tribute To All Our Mothers

LA MESA -- This Jewel of the Hills has, in its century of life, managed to keep a broad range of lifestyles within its borders.

There are luxurious horse estates on Mt. Helix, middle class homes above the village, condos and modest apartments.



Added by Chris Lavin on May 13, 2012 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

A Shoebox Town

When I was a girl in elementary school, my teacher gave us a class project:  make our downtown out of shoeboxes.  I was so excited!  I got to make the Tibbetts Store, a small clothing store, as I recall.  Each of us kids loved that project, and when we were done we had…


Added by chris shea on May 10, 2012 at 3:30pm — 10 Comments

On La Mesa

Beneath And Behind This PBID Interregnum

LA MESA -- In the aftermath of the tumultuous last City Council meeting, it is clear the council is looking…


Added by Chris Lavin on May 5, 2012 at 1:32pm — 4 Comments

On La Mesa

When Tibetan Words Touch La Mesa

UCSD -- The good people at the University of California, San Diego invited me to hear the Dalai Lama on Tuesday.

On a sun drenched morning I joined a very long line of students, faculty and local residents filing in to the Rimac Arena and, frankly, I…


Added by Chris Lavin on April 19, 2012 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

On La Mesa

An Easter Story

LA MESA -- On the same day more than a decade ago when I moved into a Mt. Helix home, my new next door neighbors brought their new twin boys home from the hospital.

They were small and I was busy and for the first few years of their lives, we lived like respectful…


Added by Chris Lavin on April 8, 2012 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

On La Mesa

Helping Cops Deal With the Down Sides

LA MESA -- On a warm Saturday evening in August 2011, a La Mesa man clearly had decided he wanted to die.

He took a shotgun, threatened his ex-wife and, when the police were inevitably called, he stepped out under…


Added by Chris Lavin on April 3, 2012 at 4:44pm — 3 Comments

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