Love where you live!
This morning I was "thumbing" through my computer and came across a couple of sites that grabbed my interest. Perhaps, those of you…Continue
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…Continue
The Former Police Station Land Now Sits Vacant
A Heart Transplant For La Mesa?
LA MESA -- The Village Property Based…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
LA MESA -- Driving east on Lemon Avenue on a recent afternoon,…Continue
LA MESA -- When Sarah Golden and Scott Feldsher moved into a home in the hills…Continue
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…Continue
Added by chris shea on December 21, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Chris Lavin on November 8, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Gina Garcia on November 7, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments
Mulling The Signs Of Our Times
Some political scientist once said that each yard sign is worth 6 to 10 votes for a candidate and that probably has kept the…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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.
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…Continue
LA MESA -- In the aftermath of the tumultuous last City Council meeting, it is clear the council is looking…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue