La Mesa Today's Blog – March 2014 Archive (21)

On La Mesa: The Politics Of Personality

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- After more than three decades in public service to La Mesa, Art Madrid is recognized wherever he goes. Old friends, constituents, the sons and daughters of former campaign workers, residents who sought help from or sometimes fought with City Hall.

They come up and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 30, 2014 at 11:30am — 23 Comments

La Mesa Arts

'Oliver!' Marks PPJT's 44th Season

LA MESA -- The Peter Pan Jr. Theater marks its 44th year with a production of Oliver starting this week.

The play features a cast of 90 4th through 8th grade students living within the La Mesa Spring Valley School District.

The production…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 29, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Of Chickens, High Heels And Liberty  

LA MESA -- Watching the La Mesa government machine is truly a tale of two cities these days.

Professional city staff quietly goes about pretty sophisticated operations in efficient, laudatory ways, while the elected oversight can look more and more…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 26, 2014 at 12:30am — 15 Comments

La Mesa Arts

Spring Harp Fest Back For 15th Year

LA MESA -- Spring Harp Fest -- an event that has become one of the most popular performing arts events in La Mesa each year -- will…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 25, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Crime Prevention Efforts Along 4th Street

LA MESA -- A heavy police presence in the 4500 block of 4th Street in La Mesa Tuesday morning brought a lot of notice from local residents as police agencies were working on crime prevention activities.

Matt Nicholas, the La Mesa Police…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 25, 2014 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Man Attacks Girlfriend, Gets Stabbed

LA MESA -- A breakup may have led to a fight and a stabbing in La Mesa early Monday morning.

Police said that at  5:19 a.m., La Mesa Police were notified by Grossmont Hospital staff that a stabbing  victim had just been brought into the hospital.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 24, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Council Will Weigh Madrid Proposals

LA MESA -- The City Council holds its third meeting of this month and will arrive in the chambers Tuesday  to a virtual flurry of proposals by Mayor Art Madrid.

As the political season has approached, Madrid, who has experienced La Mesa's realpolitik…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 23, 2014 at 8:00am — 43 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Some Good Tips For Fighting Cyber Crime

LA MESA -- Police are increasingly being forced into the area of cyber crimes. Recently, several merchants in town were contacted by…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 21, 2014 at 6:44am — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

131 Suggestions For A Better La Mesa

Second of a two-part report on the La Mesa Today Voter Survey 2014.

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Today 2014…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 19, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Survey Suggests Desire For Leadership Change

The First of A Two Part Report On The La Mesa Poll.

Click On Any Graphic For A Larger, More Easily Read Version.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 18, 2014 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Crime Watch

Bank Robber Displays Power Of The Pen

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LA MESA -- Just after 2 p.m. Thursday, a man walked into a local credit union, handed the teller a note and walked out with cash.

Police said at 2:11p.m. a robbery alarm call came in from the North…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 13, 2014 at 8:02pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Money Remains Tight For City

LA MESA -- The City Council Thursday is spending a full day discussing the city's long-term plans and challenges.

The meeting, held in the public meeting room at the city's Fire Station on Allison Avenue began with a discussion of the city's finances which…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 13, 2014 at 10:50am — 5 Comments

La Mesa Philanthropy

Raising Funds For La Mesa Teen Effort

LA MESA -- Police Chief Ed Aceves and his department officers are hosting a public dinner March 20th to raise funds for its community outreach Peer Support efforts. See poster for details above. Call Dani Womack for tickets…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 13, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

La Mesa Rejoins East County Economics Group

LA MESA -- In an otherwise uneventful and blissfully short City Council meeting, the council voted 5-0 to fund La Mesa's return to full membership in the East County Economic Development Council.

The vote was a victory for Councilman Ernie Ewin…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 11, 2014 at 6:07pm — 4 Comments

La Mesa Eldercare

County Beefs Up Elder Care Oversight

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego County officials took action Tuesday to improve the level of care and oversight at nursing homes and other elder care facilities in the wake of troubling reports of poor supervision and treatment.

The Board of Supervisors…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 11, 2014 at 1:31pm — No Comments

La Mesa Traffic

Accident Snarls Traffic In Village

LA MESA -- A major accident at the corner of Spring Street and La Mesa Boulevard this morning had traffic stopped in all directions. No one was seriously injured in the two car crash, but traffic was delayed for a time at the busy…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 11, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Weekly Crime Report

Extra DUI Patrols Ready For St. Patrick's Day

LA MESA -- Police are warning that special DUI patrols will be out looking for motorists who try a bit too much of the green beer or Irish whisky on St. Patrick's Day.

Police are recommending a designated driver rather than counting on the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 10, 2014 at 7:25pm — 1 Comment

On La Mesa: What Do You Think?

Ten Questions For La Mesa's Future

LA MESA -- Heading into another election year in the Jewel of the Hills, we thought it would be good to gauge the mood of the electorate.

While…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 9, 2014 at 7:14am — 18 Comments

Crime Watch

Early Morning Robbery At Service Station

LA MESA -- La Mesa police are looking for a robbery suspect who struck early this morning at a gas station on the city's west side.

Police said that at about 4:30 a.m., the clerk from the Arco AM/PM located at 3775 Massachusetts Avenue called…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 6, 2014 at 11:14am — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Burglar Didn't Make A Run For It

LA MESA -- La Mesa police responded to an early morning burglary call and were surprised to find the perpetrator waiting for them.

 Police said that Tuesday Feb. 25,  at approximately 4:38 a.m. they responded to the 7100 block of University for a report…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 4, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

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