La Mesa Today's Blog – February 2012 Archive (33)

La Mesa City Council

And The PBID Beat Goes On

LA MESA -- The City Council had its first official group discussion of the Property Based Improvement District Tuesday night but there was little in the way of substantial comment or action. In fact, this discussion suggested the PBID debate eventually may end up…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 29, 2012 at 12:00am — 7 Comments

Max & Jake's Big Race!

A Fifth Birthday For A Great Race

MISSION TRAILS -- For the fifth year, friends and family of children helped by Rady Children's Hospital's Heart Institute gather for a walk inspired by two young men -- Max and Jake.

For some it is a walk of remembrance. For others a way of appreciating the gift of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 26, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Readers & Writers Festival



 

Book Lovers, Authors Crowd La Mesa Event

LA MESA -- Book lovers and book authors gathered in the plazas surrounding the La Mesa public library today.

There were self-help books and true crime grippers. And in the middle of it all, former San Diego Mayor Dick Murphy was there pitching his book explaining his years in…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 25, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Women's Club

Bridging Students' Roads To Higher Education

LA MESA -- More than 130 women gathered Saturday morning at the La Mesa Women's Club to raise money for scholarships.

Women played bridge and bunco, had a catered lunch and will raise enough money to fund five $1,000 scholarships for graduates from the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 25, 2012 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Sheriff Seeks Help Identifying Bank Robber

LEMON GROVE -- Detectives from the San Diego Sheriff's Department Lemon Grove Station want your help in identifying a woman wanted in connection with a bank robbery in Spring Valley.

The suspect walked into a Bank of America inside an…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 24, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Police Warn Of Service Worker Scam

LA MESA -- Police are warning local residents that burglars recently have been posing as service workers to gain entry to homes and commit crimes.

Police have received two recent reports of burglars using this technique and are issuing directions to residents on how to verify that service workers are legitimate.

On February 16 at about 3:00 p.m., a resident in…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 24, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Village Development

Parking Commission Asks City To Spend On Cleaning Effort

LA MESA -- Breaking with recent traditions, the City Parking Commission Tuesday voted 4-1 to ask the City Council to spend $32,000 of parking meter money to increase cleaning of the streets during the Centennial year.

The Parking Commission vote was followed soon after by a decision of the La Mesa Village Merchants Association to resume…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 22, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Centennial

A Centennial Shot From Above

LA MESA -- Saturday's "Human 100" photo shoot was a production worthy of the organizational skills of Cecil B. De Mille. Photographer Brent Haywood flew overhead in a helicopter and got some shots of the effort.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 21, 2012 at 4:14pm — 1 Comment

Landscape Makeovers

La Mesa, Lemon Grove In Cable Spotlight

LEMON GROVE -- La Mesa and Lemon Grove will be in the national spotlight thanks to film crews and landscaping talents that recently worked to rehab two local properties.

Crews sponsored by Scotts Miracle-Gro Company working under the watchful…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 21, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Green La Mesa

Tree Mapping Project Will Ask For Your Help

LA MESA -- La Mesa resident Robin Rivet, an arborist with a passion for all tree things, is making the rounds at community events pushing an interesting interactive project.

"It's a community tree map,'' Rivet says. "You will be able to join,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 20, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

An Appreciation of Japanese Brush Paintings Today

MISSION TRAILS -- The Friends of Taka Sumi-e art society will exhibit traditional Japanese-style brush paintings, called sumi-e, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 at Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, as part of the Mission…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 19, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Two Armed Robberies, Assault On Cops In La Mesa

LA MESA – This weekend started with a busy 12 hours for La Mesa police. A Friday night robbery was followed by a Saturday morning robbery and then an early morning confrontation with car burglars that landed two in jail for attempted assault on law enforcement officers.

Friday night at about…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 19, 2012 at 7:47am — No Comments

La Mesa Centennial

 

La Mesans Gather For Historic Photo

GROSSMONT CENTER -- La Mesans started lining up before sunrise Saturday to be part of the city's "Human 100" historic photo.

The roof of the Grossmont Center parking garage was transformed into a morning festival with coffee, bagels and music.

A happy gathering of more than 400 men,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 18, 2012 at 9:51am — 1 Comment

Grossmont High School News

Grossmont Board Compromises On Boundary Shift

LA MESA -- The Grossmont Union High School District has been struggling with parents upset over changes to the attendance zones for the next school year.

Last night the board voted to give families in transitional neighborhoods -- that is those that will be changing in the future -- to have a choice for one more year.

Here is the district's official…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 17, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Centennial

Historic Photo: Calling All La Mesans! 

GROSSMONT CENTER -- Workers and event planners were toiling Friday, plotting the outlines for what they hope…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 17, 2012 at 1:25pm — 4 Comments

La Mesa Health

Life Saving Cardiac Advice For Women

LA MESA -- Public concern about heart health is often dominated by concern for men.

While the rate of male heart disease is higher, quietly women's heart health has been coming out of the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 17, 2012 at 10:46am — No Comments

Fair Trade La Mesa

A Sweet and Creamy Pitch For Fair Trade

LA MESA -- La Mesa learned Thursday night that Fair Trade doesn't need to leave a bad taste in your mouth.

About 50 residents gathered at Cosmos Coffee Cafe to hear a local representative from Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream discuss his company's…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 17, 2012 at 7:00am — 10 Comments

La Mesa Traffic

Late Night Detours Along University Avenue

LA MESA -- Late night drivers in La Mesa will have some detours to dodge for the next four weeks.

City financed construction crews will be replacing the sewer pipe in University Avenue from Massachusetts Avenue to Harbinson Avenue. The…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 16, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Property Based Improvement District

And Now, Back To The PBID Battle. . .

LA MESA -- The city Centennial kick off managed to push some of the more contentious issues in the city to the curb for a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 16, 2012 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Crime Watch

Robber Climbs Wall, Injures Cook In Attack

LAKE MURRAY BOULEVARD -- The continuing string of robberies in La Mesa got a bit more violent early Thursday morning.

A robber armed with a box cutter climbed a wall and confronted the overnight cook at a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant, holding…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 16, 2012 at 4:58am — No Comments

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