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La Mesa Women Get A Lesson In Self-Defense
LA MESA - Recent discussions of crime in La Mesa -- like those that peppered the fall elections -- usually focused on the declining crime rate. But…Continue
LA MESA -- The respite from cold departed with the return of a cool rain overnight, leaving a foggy morning to greet the work week in La Mesa. Gird yourself for more of this bitter winter! (Is this as bad as it…
Woman Robbed In Wal-Mart Parking Lot
On January 26, 2011, at about 6:30 PM, the La Mesa Police Department responded to a call of a robbery that had just occurred in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart Store, located at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa.
The female victim was approached from behind by the suspect as she was walking in the parking lot of Wal-Mart. The suspect grabbed the victim’s purse…
Added by La Mesa Today on January 28, 2011 at 12:58am — No Comments
Officials Seek Support For Marine's Pet
LA MESA -- A local U.S. Marine who is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder recently purchased a companion dog from a local pet store that may have been the product of a puppy mill.
The dog almost immediately had health problems and the marine was left with vet bills he couldn't afford.
Mayor Art Madrid today held a press…
LA MESA -- What better way to get ready for a Centennial than looking to our own history. A year ago, we published the story below explaining why so much work and planning was underway to mark La Mesa's first century.
La Mesa Cops Conduct DUI Warrant Sweep
LA MESA -- In an effort to display its commitment to combating drinking and driving, the La Mesa Police Department conducted a DUI Warrant Sweep on Monday.
A total of forty five subjects with outstanding DUI warrants that had been issued in the last two months were identified. Several teams of Officers attempted to locate these subjects at…
Added by La Mesa Today on January 24, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Purse Snatcher Takes It On The Chin
LA MESA -- A 52-year-old woman fended off a purse snatcher, exchanging punches with the thief in the Henry's parking lot near Palm Avenue Friday night.
La Mesa police said the attack happened just before 9 p.m. Police said the woman had just finished shopping at Henry’s Market and was walking through the parking…Continue
MARYLAND AVENUE -- Just 48 hours later and a few blocks west of Tuesday's town hall meeting place, but it might have been a world away.
Attendance at the City of La Mesa's second town hall meeting this week rocketed from a handful to dozens. Discussion…
Another Bank Robber Hits La Mesa
UNIVERSITY AVENUE -- For the second time in two days, a robber has slipped a note to a local bank teller and made off with cash.
On Thursday, just before noon, La Mesa police responded to a call of a robbery that had just occurred at the Wells Fargo Bank located inside the Vons store at 8011 University Avenue.The lone…Continue
Police Ask Help In Finding Alleged Molester
LA MESA -- The La Mesa police are asking the public's help in finding a man accused of molesting a 16-year-old boy he first met on-line.
On June 24, 2010, Jeffrey John McPherson, 41, was arrested by La Mesa police for molesting the 16-year-old boy over a 9-month period.
Added by La Mesa Today on January 20, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Lone Suspect Robs Bank Of West
La Mesa police are looking for a bank robber who handed a teller a note demanding money just after 9 a.m. this morning at the Bank of the West on Grossmont Center Drive.
Police said the lone suspect entered the bank, located at 8690 Grossmont Center Drive, and handed a teller a demand note. No weapon was displayed and no one was harmed. The…
Added by La Mesa Today on January 19, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
PARKWAY - The City Council gathered Tuesday night to take the pulse of the people.
Depending on your view, the quiescence they were met with suggested either a moribund or contented electorate.…
Sixth Grades May Be Moving Back To Elementary Schools
LA MESA - The impact of the state budget crisis continues to take its toll on local schools.
In an appparent cost saving move, the La Mesa/Spring Valley school district is expected to move its sixth graders back to elementary campuses in September.
The move, which has not been officially…Continue
By PEGGY JUNKER
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
Maybe the answer is, “by teaching them” – children, that is. That is what San Diego Artist Penny…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on January 17, 2011 at 7:57am — No Comments
Dr. King Honored In La Mesa's 15th Annual Festival
The City of La Mesa's Human Relations Commission held its 15th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Festival before an audience of several hundred Sunday afternoon.…Continue
Shooting Threat Disrupts School Day
A phoned threat to the El Cajon police today sent La Mesa Police racing to Helix High School.
Police say a caller told El Cajon police there would be a shooting at Helix High School and then immediately notified La Mesa officers.
La Mesa police immediately searched the campus and found nothing amiss. El Cajon police are continuing to…
Added by La Mesa Today on January 14, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
By Chris Lavin
LA MESA – Many of La Mesa’s downtown merchants gathered last night to meet face to face with the city’s professional development team. There was some…Continue
Madrid Sees Best of Times, Worst of Times
La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid gave his annual "Audit'' state of the city address at last night's City Council meeting. Here is the text in…Continue
Parking Fines Rise As State Asks For More
LA MESA – There is good news and bad news on the downtown parking meter front.
The good news: The new electronic meters are working well, residents are using their credit cards and preliminary usage suggests the projections that…
Second Location For Trolley Stop Deli
CENTER DRIVE -- The many fans of the Trolley Stop Deli on La Mesa Boulevard have reason to celebrate. The La Mesa establishment is expanding, leasing a second location on Center Drive, which will open on Sundays.