La Mesa Today's Blog – February 2014 Archive (22)

La Mesa City Council

A Quiet Night On Council Front

LA MESA -- The City Council set a clear 2014 record Tuesday night for the shortest meeting of the year.

The council breezed through a light agenda in just under 45 minutes and no item caused any contention in the sometimes contentious group.

Most of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 26, 2014 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Arts

Sharing The Wit And Wisdom of Mark Twain

LA MESA -- One of the more pleasant ways to spend an evening in La Mesa is taking in one of the gatherings the La Mesa Arts Alliance holds in the meeting room of the San Pasqual Winery.

From time to time, the group's performers offer spoken word…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 25, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Thieves Victimize Good Samaritan

Case Highlights: On February 18,at approximately 7:40 a.m. the La Mesa Police Department received a call of a pedestrian robbery that had just occurred in the 4000 block of Yale Avenue. Two unknown suspects asked the victim to use his phone…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 24, 2014 at 3:26pm — No Comments

La Mesa People

La Mesa Police Captain Thrust Into Unexpected Role

LA JOLLA -- La Mesa Police Capt. David Bond got up Saturday he decided to throw on a sports coat and head to La Jolla to attend a seminar that was to feature District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, City Police Chief Bill Landsdowne and drug…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 22, 2014 at 3:01pm — 4 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Keeping A Watch For Burglars

LA MESA -- Police are continuing to issue warnings about burglars in the wake of a number of incidents, including cases in which people are soliciting door-to-door without a license in a possible attempt to unoccupied home.

See Case Highlights and Crime…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 21, 2014 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Be On The Lookout For Burglars

LA MESA -- Police are continuing to caution local residents to be vigilant about possible burglars after a series of incidents and reports of strangers and unlicensed solicitors.

See Case Highlights and Crime Prevention sections below:

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 21, 2014 at 12:50pm — No Comments

La Mesa Planning Commission

Commission Gives Fowl A Chance

LA MESA -- It looks like the chickens are coming home to roost in the Jewel of the Hills.

The city's Planning Commission Wednesday voted unanimously to recommend allowing single-family homeowners throughout the city to own at least a few poultry if they…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 19, 2014 at 9:10pm — 14 Comments

Crime Watch

Man Stabbed In Village Incident Found At Hospital

LA MESA -- Just after 1 p.m. today police received a report of a stabbing near La Mesa Boulevard and Spring Street.

When police…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Fielding Concerns Big And Small

LA MESA -- The City Council's second Town Hall meeting moved from the west to northeast La Mesa and found a large audience with many more concerns and a bit more vitriol than encountered recently in Rolando.

A two-hour meeting at Northmont Elementary…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 19, 2014 at 2:30am — 11 Comments

La Mesa Schools



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Hearts Go Out To School's Supporters

LA MESA -- There is a lot of change in the air at La Mesa Middle…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 14, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

On La Mesa: Valentine's Day

Scrambling For A La Mesa Valentine Adventure

LA MESA -- And so, Valentine's Day -- another Holy Day of Obligation -- looms. Many men will no doubt be hearing the word uttered in conversations and then freeze with…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 13, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Fire Chief: No Pattern To Recent Fires

LA MESA -- The three recent fires that have hit the greater downtown La Mesa area have had some residents wondering about the causes of these blazes.

But fire officials Tuesday said only one of the three fires appears to have been of suspicious…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 11, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Another Skirmish Leaves Madrid Spurned

LA MESA -- At its last regular meeting, the City Council let die without a second a proposal by Mayor Art Madrid to seek national All-American City status for this city.

At Tuesday night's meeting, council members learned the effort is going on…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 11, 2014 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Shoplift Team Targets Target

Case Highlights: On February 6, 2014 at approximately 5:45 p.m., La Mesa Police Department responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at the Target store located at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive. A Target Loss Prevention Officer…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 11, 2014 at 10:48am — No Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Morning Fire Damaged La Mesa Apartment

LA MESA -- An unit at the Crestview Apartment building at…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 10, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Fire Guts Building Slated For Demolition

LA MESA -- An early evening fire gutted a vacant office building that had been slated for demolition.

The building, located just a few hundred yards north of the intersection of Palm Avenue and Spring Street, was left smoldering as fire crews…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 7, 2014 at 8:42pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

A Tranquil 'Town Hall' Greets Leaders

LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council took its annual Town Hall meet and greet away from City Hall and out among the neighborhoods on Thursday evening. Considering the relative warmth and amiability they encountered at Rolando Elementary School, the civic…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 7, 2014 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Town Meeting Seeks The People's Voice

LA MESA -- City leaders once again begin the yearly planning process Thursday night, holding the first Town Hall meeting designed to gather community ideas and help set priorities for the coming year.

Thursday's Town Hall will be at…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 6, 2014 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Busy Week For Local PD

LA MESA -- Police handled 550 9-1-1 calls during the last week, making 41 arrests and a Priority 1 response time of just over five minutes.

Case Highlights: On February 1st, at approximately 3:37 PM, the LMPD received a 911 call from a male that…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 4, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Investigators Suspect Space Heater Caused Fire

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LA MESA -- Fire investigators could not definitively prove the cause of the Sunday afternoon fire that heavily…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 2, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

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