La Mesa Today's Blog – January 2014 Archive (23)

La Mesa Philanthropy

Northmont Park Gets A New Look

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LA MESA -- A newly renovated playground and picnic area in Northmont Park was dedicated on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. The new playground was made possible through the La Mesa Park and Recreation Foundation’s It’s…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 31, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Development

A Scaled-Back Park Station Project Emerging

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LA MESA -- The long-awaited draft Environmental Impact Report on the proposed Park Station project in downtown La Mesa has been released and shows a scaled-back but still substantial project could be…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 31, 2014 at 7:30am — 8 Comments

La Mesa Library

Chamber Joins Forces With Library

LA MESA --The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce is joining forces with the La Mesa Public Library to help the library grow its membership.

Chamber officials announced this week that La Mesa Chamber members, associates and friends can now join the Friends of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 30, 2014 at 7:56am — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

E-Cigarettes Get A La Mesa Pass -- For Now

LA MESA -- There is a reason they call election time "the silly season.''

It is only through that prism that what occurred during a three-hour City Council meeting Tuesday evening can make sense to close observers of what is usually a pretty…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 28, 2014 at 11:00pm — 19 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Mayor Wants To Ban Sale Of E-Cigarettes

LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council will consider a proposal to ban the sale of the new "e-cigarettes" that are becoming popular with smokers.

In a proposal put on the agenda for Tuesday's City Council meeting, Mayor Art Madrid calls the new…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 25, 2014 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

On La Mesa: Heard on the Street

Of Peace, Education And Beer-fests Future

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- One of the subtle facets of the new Bo-beau in La Mesa is the community table you find just inside the bar to the right of the entrance.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 22, 2014 at 7:28pm — 18 Comments

Helix Charter High School News



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Big Crowd For Aquatics Crab-Fest Fundraiser

LA MESA -- Anyone who knows anything about high school…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 18, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa People

La Mesa Follows County Poverty Levels

LA MESA -- The San Diego Association of Governments issued a poverty update for San Diego County and La Mesa landed right about at the county average.

The report estimated about 12 percent of La Mesa residents live at or below the federal poverty…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 16, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Recreation

Hearing Set On Shift From Tennis To 'Pickle' At Collier

LA MESA -- Tennis has found itself in a 'pickle' at Collier Park.

The City of La Mesa's Community Services Commission will hold a public hearing Jan. 29th on a plan to permanently replace the tennis courts at Collier Park with…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 16, 2014 at 3:54pm — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Police Hunting For Armed Robbery Suspect

LA MESA -- Police at 7:30 p.m. were conducting a manhunt, looking for an armed robbery suspect in the 7600 block of Normal Avenue.

Police said two suspects, both black males, wearing black jeans and black hooded sweatshirts, stole a Coach purse…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 15, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Car Thefts On The Rise In La Mesa

LA MESA -- Car thefts have increased markedly in La Mesa over the last year with Honda Civics, a brand popular with young thieves, leading the list of "most likely to be stolen.''

La Mesa police are sharing car theft statistics and giving advice to car…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 15, 2014 at 2:23pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

3-2 Vote Strips Madrid Of SANDAG Post

LA MESA -- 2014 is an election year for the La Mesa City Council and that was immediately clear in the first meeting of the year.

Tuesday night's council meeting began with a warm and heartfelt proclamation for Ron and Mary Alice Brady, honoring the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 14, 2014 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Mayor's State Of The City Address 2014

 City Is In Good Shape, But Faces Challenges

LA MESA -- La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid delivered the following address at Tuesday's City Council meeting. It is his annual "Audit Report,'' reporting on the state of the city.

MADRID: Today as we enter the second bicentenary as an incorporated…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 14, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

On La Mesa: Game Time Food

A La Mesa Feast For Chargers Game

LA MESA -- The 1:40 p.m. start for the Charger’s game on Sunday poses a social challenge to all La Mesans. Even if you hate the NFL you will be faced with the fact that everyone will be watching THE GAME!

You can go out and catch the game at any…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 10, 2014 at 7:57pm — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Deputies Ask Public For Help 

POWAY -- San Diego County Sheriff's Department investigators are asking residents to help identify a man shown in the video above robbing a Spring store at gunpoint in…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 9, 2014 at 9:58am — 2 Comments

Education Score Card

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 8, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

East County Politics

Panel To Discuss Women in Politics

LA MESA -- Francine Busby, Chair of San Diego County Democratic Party, will lead a panel discussion Wednesday evening on the importance of getting women into the political process, and the obstacles that have long been placed in their way. Joining Busby on…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 7, 2014 at 12:53pm — No Comments

East County Politics

Jacob Leads Board For Fifth Time

LA MESA -- Supervisor Dianne Jacob on Tuesday was named chairwoman of the county Board of Supervisors, marking the fifth time she has been selected for…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 7, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Residents Can Combat Home Burglaries

LA MESA -- Attention to small details can be the difference between whether your house is targeted by burglars. A number of recent home burglaries have police offering advice on protecting your home. See Crime Prevention/Emergency Preparedness section…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 7, 2014 at 5:20am — No Comments

La Mesa Philanthropy

Bradys Add Another $1-million To Project

LA MESA -- The La Mesa builder who had already agreed to donate $2-million to build a new Boys and Girls Club in West La Mesa has decided to do more.

Ron and Mary Alice Brady recently informed the fundraisers for the Boys and Girls Club that they…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 3, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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