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

La Mesa Arts

 

'Mountain Gold' Brings Loving Images To La Mesa

LA MESA -- Shannon O'Dunn, proprietor of O'Dunn Fine Art, was busy Friday night selling art to a steady stream of locals who were drawn to images of a special part of San Diego County.

"Mountain Gold,'' an artistic homage to Julian and the Lake…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 26, 2014 at 10:43am — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

A Kick-Off For Grossmont Lease Campaign

LA MESA -- Among the many ballot initiatives voters in La Mesa and East County will get to see this year is one that is seen by many as…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 25, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch

La Mesa Police Arrest San Diego Cop

LA MESA -- The La Mesa police issued a press release this morning saying yesterday's domestic violence incident led to the arrest of a San Diego police officer.

The release reads in part: On April 22, La Mesa Police investigators arrested a San Diego Police Officer for a domestic violence incident that occurred in the City of La Mesa. The San Diego Police Department…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 23, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Friends of the La Mesa Library

Authors And Artists Event Is Saturday

LA MESA -- Organizers of this year's Authors and Artists event were out Friday afternoon laying out the festival stations in and around the City Hall breezeway and nearby parking lots.

What began as a small collection of writers at a few…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 23, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Centennial Installation Gets A Big Gift

LA MESA -- The effort to build a Centennial legacy project in La Mesa Village got a big boost Tuesday with the surprise announcement of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 23, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Escaped Prisoner Found, Arrested

LA MESA -- A La Mesa prisoner being transported to jail made a run for an open gate and managed to elude police pursuers chasing him through downtown San Diego on Monday.

Police searched through Monday night for the man and eventually caught up with him…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 22, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

On La Mesa: Boston's Finest

Marathon Winner Touched La Mesa Too

LA MESA -- At La Mesa Today, we don't often wander too far afield of the Jewel of the Hills for our news. But once in a while, the news reaches out to La Mesa in ways we judge La Mesans will simply enjoy.

Back in the summer of 2010, Alexis…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 22, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

Madrid Officially Kicks Off Campaign

LA MESA -- Surrounded by 25 loyal supporters, some representing local groups, Mayor Art Madrid Monday morning officially kicked off his re-election campaign.

Speaking from the steps of a City Hall that he has frequented in one form or another…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

Crime Watch

Siege Ends With Suspect's Death 

LA MESA -– Traffic on Spring Street was cutoff this morning in both directions as La Mesa Police and Federal…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 21, 2014 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

La Mesa Business

A New Moon Rising 

LA MESA -- Even as plans for the overhaul of La Mesa Village's streets begins, the struggle to keep retail alive along this historic avenue continues.

In recent months, the Candy Castle has ended its sweet run, but just across the street a new and unique retail shop is…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 17, 2014 at 7:47am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Business

New Jack In The City

LA MESA -- Hungry travelers looking for a drive-thru burger on Jackson Drive have been a bit disappointed these days.

The Jack in the Box near La Mesa Boulevard is getting a face lift that will include better indoor and outdoor seating. Construction is fully underway…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 15, 2014 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Daytime Burglars Are Active In La Mesa

LA MESA -- Daytime burglaries are continuing to pop up across town. One recent one on Third Street had officers scrambling across the the area and in the sky above.

Case Highlights: On Friday, April 4, 2014 at approximately 3:52…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 10, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Mt. Helix Stargazing



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From Here To Eternity Through A Telescope

MT. HELIX -- Last weekends stargazing event high atop…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 9, 2014 at 6:27am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Deputy Stabbed, Suspect Shot Near Jackson And Center

Last Updated At 12:36…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 8, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Crime Watch: Special Report

Inside La Mesa's DUI Crusade

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- When they asked the notorious criminal Willie Sutton why he robbed banks, he famously answered "because that is where the money is.''

Spend an evening with the La Mesa police officer Ryan Rogers and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 7, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Business

Hills Pub Open To Local Fanfare

LA MESA -- The new Hills Pub on La Mesa Boulevard near Jackson opened this 

 weekend to much fanfare, adding new life and late night action to a part of town that has been pretty sleepy after business hours.

The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 6, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Business

Little Firm, Big Talents

LA MESA -- A couple of times a day, Phil Sluder pushes away from his computer and saunters a block over for coffee at Cosmos Coffee Cafe.

He's a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 5, 2014 at 10:28am — 1 Comment

Village Redevelopment

Getting To The Core Of Village Streets

LA MESA -- Crews were out Friday in the downtown Village taking core samples from La Mesa Boulevard and several sides streets. The cores will let construction companies bidding for the contracts for rebuilding the streets know what they can expect as…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 4, 2014 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

In Search Of The BMX Burglar

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LA MESA -- A residential burglary, interrupted by a resident, led to an all out search but the bike-riding culprit got away. Now police want your…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 3, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

Mark Arapostathis Will Run For Mayor

LA MESA -- Mark Arapostathis, a school teacher, theater director and City Council member,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 2, 2014 at 2:30pm — 12 Comments

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