La Mesa Today's Blog – January 2013 Archive (20)

La Mesa Recreation

Construction Delays Community Pool Opening

LA MESA -- La Mesa Municipal Pool will not reopen on February 4. Due to extensive repairs, reopening the pool has been delayed. As soon as all replacement parts are received and installed, a new re-open date will be announced. Updated information is…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 31, 2013 at 1:29pm — 1 Comment

Grossmont Healthcare District

Levy Joins Hospital Construction Oversight Effort

LA MESA -- A third-generation La Mesa resident who holds the record for longest continuous service as a volunteer member of any of the City of La Mesa’s boards or commissions has joined a volunteer citizens group overseeing construction at…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 31, 2013 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Clerk Fights Robber, Suffers Injuries

LA MESA -- A 68-year-old store clerk fought with an armed gunman Monday night, exchanging blows with liquor bottles, before the intruder made a getaway with a pocketful of cash.

  La Mesa police said that about 8:36 p.m. they responded to a report of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 29, 2013 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Environment

Citrus Pest Spurs State Spraying In La Mesa

LA MESA -- Residents in and around La Mesa have been finding a flier left at their home informing them of plans by the state and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 28, 2013 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

East County News: El Cajon

What's Happening In El Cajon?

A weekly update of news from our neighbors to the east.

City Council Approves Farmers’ Market In El Cajon

Following approval at Tuesday’s January 22nd City Council meeting, the City of El Cajon will now have its own farmers’…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 26, 2013 at 7:26am — 1 Comment

Weekly Crime Report

Helping Senior Drivers Stay Sharp

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LA MESA -- Senior drivers  can have the same accident rates as teenage boys. Police are offering resources to help older drivers keep their driving…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 23, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Commission Seat Draws Interest, Intrigue

LA MESA -- The road to elected office in La Mesa most often includes service on the volunteer boards and commissions that are part of the local government machinery. Tuesday evening there was no shortage of residents looking to serve the community,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 23, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Boulevard Project Awaits SANDAG Grant

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LA MESA -- Now the waiting game begins.

La Mesa officials have submitted a major grant request to the San Diego Association of Governments and the outcome of that…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 21, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Police Nab Two For Car Break-Ins

LA MESA -- On January 15, 2013, at approximately 7:05 PM, La Mesa Police responded to a radio call of two subjects attempting to break into a vehicle at the La Mesa Indoor Soccer Park, located at 9586 Murray Drive. As La Mesa Police officers arrived on scene, the suspects attempted to flee the area by running through the business and into a neighboring gas station. A short…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 17, 2013 at 6:14am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

LA MESA -- For more than 90 minutes Tuesday night, several dozen La Mesa residents met with their most local of representatives and never once did anyone mention the words PBID, pension, or service consolidation.

On this night, all politics was…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 15, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Cops To Drivers: Slow Down Or Else!

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LA MESA -- A speaker at a recent City Council meeting complained about what he thought was too much vigilance by local police on traffic violations. This…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 15, 2013 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Arts

Discovering The La Mesa Wall of Sound

LA MESA -- Friday afternoons at Cosmos Coffee Cafe -- particularly on a cool, winter day -- is a pleasant place to catch the weekly jazz trio that this week turned into…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 11, 2013 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Traffic

Head-On Collision Injures One On Lemon Avenue

LA MESA -- A two-vehicle head-on accident just after sundown Friday injured one man and severely damaged both vehicles on a curving stretch of Lemon Avenue in La Mesa.

Danny Levon of Chula Vista said he was traveling east on Lemon Avenue in…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 11, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

City Council

Children Honored For Fundraising Efforts

LA MESA -- Lialla and Audrey Sass of La Mesa were honored at Tuesday afternoon's City Council meeting for their efforts to raise funds for the El Cajon Animal Shelter, which serves the La Mesa area. City Councilman Ernie Ewin read the official…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 9, 2013 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Fleeing Motorist, Crashes, Attempts Escape

LA MESA -- A speeding motorist caused an accident on Grossmont Boulevard and then tried to run away from the scene Tuesday night.

La Mesa police said an officer attempted to stop a Saab sedan traveling at high speeds in the 9400 block of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 9, 2013 at 6:05am — No Comments

Mayor's State Of The City

The Best Of Times And Worst Of Times

La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid makes an annual state-of-the-city speech at the first meeting of each year. Called the "audit report,'' Madrid focused on the good times of the Centennial celebration and the tough times dealing with Sacramento and Washington where local governments found little action to cheer. He also signaled a desire to reshape the city's signature…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 8, 2013 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Police Chase Down Burglar, Return Stolen Items

LA MESA -- Police made a burglary arrest after a hot chase through a neighborhood and are advising citizens on how to handle non-injury traffic accidents in this week's crime report.

The report chronicled 630 9-1-1 calls and 35 arrests.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 8, 2013 at 5:47am — No Comments

East County Politics

Jacob Sets New Mark For Elected Women

KEARNY MESA -- Supervisor Dianne Jacob Monday began a historic sixth term representing her East County district, vowing to redouble her efforts to boost fire protection, public safety and other issues central to constituents.

“I’m as excited today…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 7, 2013 at 8:08pm — No Comments

La Mesa Youth Sports

Signs Of Spring And New Challenges

LAKE MURRAY -- Even on a cool, January morning there are sure signs of the looming California spring.

Leaders of the Lake Murray Little League were busy Saturday morning signing up players for the 2013 season and this year the league is taking on a new…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 5, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

La Mesan Of The Year

Education Innovators Leading The Way

LA MESA -- Visiting the modest campus of La Mesa's College Preparatory Middle School, it is clear from the moment you arrive that this is a focused institution.

There are few frills.

No gym. No lunchroom. The students, their mascot is the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 1, 2013 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

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