La Mesa Today's Blog – February 2013 Archive (17)

La Mesa City Council

 Learning A Lesson In Zoning Politics

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LA MESA -- The City Council chamber was standing-room only at 6 p.m. Tuesday as students from Valhalla High School crowded in to get a lesson in government.

Unfortunately,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 26, 2013 at 10:30pm — 10 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

LA MESA -- An armed robbery on Maryland Avenue and a warning to watch your mailbox in these income tax weeks highlight the weekly crime report.

Case Highlights: On Friday, February 22nd, at approximately 3:06 PM, La Mesa police received…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 26, 2013 at 2:31pm — No Comments

La Mesa Traffic

Speeding Crackdown Nabs More Motorists

LA MESA -- La Mesa police Saturday issued 27 traffic tickets as part of the department's crackdown on speeding in the city.

Police said the special detail was geared to keeping everyone safe and was the fourth special operation the department has…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 25, 2013 at 6:32am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Little League

Baseball Season Looms For Little Leaguers

LA MESA -- Despite the hail and cold of the week, Saturday brought sure signs of Spring to the Jewel of the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 23, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Peter Pan Junior Theater

Bringing Guys And Dolls To La Mesa

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LA MESA -- Saturdays at La Mesa Middle School are once again a busy place as the well-oiled machine that is the Peter Pan Junior Theater is preparing for a spring…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 23, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Stolen Keys Lead To Break-In

LA MESA -- Police chronicle a burglary in which the intruders used keys stolen from a car to gain entry into the home. See details and some prevention suggestions in the Crime Prevention section below.

Case Highlights:

On 02-12-13 at…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 21, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

East County Arts

Jazz Legends To Grace Grossmont College

EL CAJON – The public will have a rare opportunity to meet and learn about the careers of two extraordinary jazz artists at “A Day of Giants” on the campus of Grossmont College.

Jeannie Cheatham, known as the Queen of the Kansas City Blues, and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 19, 2013 at 2:13pm — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

The Latest In La Mesa Visual Arts News

LA MESA -- The Foothills Art Association is an active group that invites new members and attendance at its art events at its Porter Hall location. Click here…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 18, 2013 at 7:26am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Man Faces Rape Charge In On-Line Dating Case

LA MESA -- La Mesa police arrested a man who they said used an on-line dating service to meet a woman who was raped during the encounter. The investigation is also attempting to find other possible victims.

Police Friday said that earlier…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 15, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Arts

Notes From The Fringe Will Entertain

LA MESA -- The annual La Mesa Arts Alliance (LMAA) fundraiser will be a production called “Letters from A Nut” on Thursday, February 21 at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive. This comedy features readings of letters, requests, complaints,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 13, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Parking Changes Could Spur Development

LA MESA -- During the adult portion of Tuesday's City Council meeting, La Mesa's leadership made a couple of important moves for the city's future. But during a meeting-ending exchange of names and accusations, Mayor Art Madrid and City Councilman Ernie…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 12, 2013 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

Crime Watch

Man Attempts To Abduct Young Cyclist

LA MESA -- Police are looking for a man who they say attempted to abduct a girl riding her bike on Dallas Street Tuesday evening.

Police said that at approximately 6:23 p.m., police responded to a report of an attempted kidnapping that occurred in…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 12, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Safe Routes To School

Volunteers Needed To Assure School Walkers' Safety

LA MESA—The La Mesa Walk ‘n’ Roll Safe Routes to School program will be hosting several informational meetings to recruit new volunteers for the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year. The program is looking for 50 additional older adult (50+…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 11, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Report Supports Shrinking Oktoberfest

LA MESA -- On-going meetings between city staff and the organizers of La Mesa's annual Oktoberfest have included several proposals that would significantly change the annual celebration.

A report prepared in preparation of Tuesday's City Council…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 11, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Police Dog Bites Police Man

LA MESA -- On February 4, 2013 at approximately 8:30 p.m., La Mesa Police Sergeant Michael Pierce was bitten by a police canine while searching for a suspect.

At 7:49 pm, La Mesa Police responded to a report of a disturbance in the 8200 block of Orchard Avenue in La Mesa. It was reported that two adult brothers were arguing inside their residence, and one of the subjects…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 7, 2013 at 12:40pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Crime Report

Cops Identify, Arrest ATM Bandit

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LA MESA -- East County law enforcement teamed up to stop a one-man ATM crime spree that included a La Mesa robbery. Also, police are targeting large sporting…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 5, 2013 at 11:42am — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Gunman Haunts An ATM

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LA MESA -- A man robbed at an ATM and the dangers of texting while driving highlight this week's crime report.

Case Highlights:

On January…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 1, 2013 at 6:56am — 1 Comment

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