La Mesa Today's Blog – March 2013 Archive (29)

La Mesa History

Across The Ages

LA MESA -- La Mesa Today contributing member Steve Sund sent filed this Easter "before and after'' photo essay on Mt. Nebo then and now.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 31, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Spring Harp Fest

It's Free. It's Fun. It's For Everyone!

Details filed by organizers of the Spring Harp Fest.

LA MESA -- Oh Yeah!! Once again we are proud to announce the 14th Annual SPRING HARP FEST. Be sure to…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 29, 2013 at 6:31am — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Talking Short Term Troubles, Long Term Hopes

LA MESA -- That 300 airplanes landed safely at Lindburgh Field is not news.

That one plane crashes, is huge news.

With that in mind, herewith the real news from the La Mesa City Council's five-hour strategic planning…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 28, 2013 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

Crime Watch

Police Solve Multiple Auto Burglaries

LA MESA --  Police Wednesday arrested a San Diego man for a number of auto burglaries.

Police said they arrested Nikolas Aledam, 29, of San Diego, for a series of vehicle burglaries mainly targeted at Ford Rangers. Aledam was taken into custody at the courthouse when he showed up for an unrelated court appearance. Police charge that Aledam is responsible for more…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 28, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Charting A Course In Troubled Waters

LA MESA -- For five hours Thursday, La Mesa's political leadership will gather in the new fire house, next door to the new police station and just a few yards from a ten acre swatch of downtown La Mesa that lies virtually vacant. And just a few a blocks…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 27, 2013 at 7:35am — 4 Comments

La Mesa Seniors

A New Exercise Option For Seniors

LA MESA -- Renovations are underway in a portion of the La Mesa Senior Center property on La Mesa Boulevard at University Avenue.

Greg Humora, the city's Public Works chief, said crews will be constructing a senior citizen outdoor exercise facility and a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 26, 2013 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

A Quiet Night At Council

LA MESA -- The City Council met Tuesday and, for the most part, the meeting was routine and uneventful.

San Diego Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister stopped by for his annual visit, sharing with the council that almost 45 percent of all property taxes…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 26, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Coffee With All The Perks

LA MESA -- This Jewel of the Hills' coffee wars opens a new chapter this week with a new entrant, a coffee cafe that is shooting for the consistency and ambiance of Starbucks with a richer selection of sandwiches…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 26, 2013 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

La Mesa Business

Learning A Recipe For Safety

LA MESA -- Points for candor for the San Diego Culinary Institute for teaching its students that things don't always go as planned in the commercial kitchen.

Heartland Fire officials Monday morning taught a group of chefs-to-be how to properly use a fire…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 25, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Man Stabbed In Village Fight

LA MESA -- Police arrested four men after a Sunday evening fight on La Mesa Boulevard left one victim with stab wounds to his chest.

Police said that just after 8:30 p.m. officers responded to a report of a fight and a possible stabbing in the 8100 block of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 25, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Business News

Lights Going Out On Boulevard Trees

LA MESA -- The Christmas lights in the La Mesa Village area had a good run, but the holidays do eventually end. Volunteers Saturday morning…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 23, 2013 at 11:24am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Development

Park Station Hits A Nebo Snag

LA MESA -- Developers working on the major downtown La Mesa development project, known as Park Station, have been struggling quietly for months with a key portion of the project -- problems that have already forced a cut back in the project's eventual scale and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 19, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Weekly Crime Report

Spring Forward With Safety, Crime Prevention Steps

Click on the graphic above for a more readable version of the weekly crime statistics.

LA MESA -- The spring time change is also a good time to take a few moments to see if you are doing all you can to prevent crime and keep…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 18, 2013 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Armed Gunman Makes Off With Cash

LA MESA -- Police are looking for an armed gunman who robbed a service station on University Avenue just after midnight this morning.

Police said that at approximately 12:02 a.m. a male armed with a gun robbed the USA Gas Station located at 7594…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 17, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

El Cajon News

Officials Working To Fix Pole Failures

EL CAJON -- Officials continue on Saturday to complete repairs from an odd occurrence Thursday in which six telephone poles along Mollison Avenue, a main El Cajon thoroughfare, suddenly failed with two falling completely into the street.

The cause…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 16, 2013 at 9:27am — No Comments

La Mesa Schools

Board Chooses Omnipresent Lecko To Fill Board Seat

LA MESA -- Late last summer it wasn't clear there would be any opponents for the two members of the La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board who were up for re-election.

In the end, there was one challenger -- Jay Steiger -- and the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 14, 2013 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Business

O'Dunn Marks Five Years With A New Look, Show

LA MESA -- Starting a new business is never easy, but starting one during one of the toughest recessions in recent history was a downright adventure for many.

So on Friday as Shannon O'Dunn, proprietor of O'Dunn's Fine Arts, stands in front…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 14, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Schools

  One-Day Election Campaign For Board Seat

LA MESA -- The La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board members have the rare opportunity to select a new member this week and they are getting plenty of advice on how to fill the slot.

Letters from district administrators, local leaders and even an…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 13, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Of Sewers And Slurpees

LA MESA -- The City Council's Tuesday meeting was a bit schizophrenic.

The meeting's first half went along with a focus and efficiency one loves in its government, but the second half -- which followed an hour-long recess -- was something else.

Most of the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 12, 2013 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Garage Gutted In Morning Blaze

LA MESA -- Firefighters just after 8 a.m. today were called to a residential fire at 4336 Gordon Way.

The fire began in the home's garage and, firefighters said the garage was destroyed. The home, however, was protected by a good firewall and serious damage…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 12, 2013 at 1:10pm — No Comments

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