La Mesa Today's Blog – May 2010 Archive (8)

City Awards Students, Teachers for Safety Efforts



LA MESA -- If everything goes well, you usually won't hear anything about these people.

The Safety Patrols at local schools win by making sure nothing happens.

So far so good lately, but city officials took a few moments to publicly praise the students and teachers at each local school who have made safety their focus.

Awards of appreciation were awarded students from the following schools (their teachers were named as… Continue

Added by La Mesa Today on May 25, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Council Wrestles With Speed Limits, Troublesome Motel

LA MESA - Anyone who drives down Amaya Drive in the morning knows it can be a bit of an adventure.

Trolleys cut off streets, students stream to four different schools and motorists scrambling to get to work can be literally driven to distraction by backups, skateboarders and competing motorists.

One might be confused why the City Council voted to increase the speed limit along a road that can look like a fire drill every morning.

City staff explained that state law requires that… Continue

Added by La Mesa Today on May 25, 2010 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Music On The Moutain

MT. HELIX -- The East County Youth Symphony performed Sunday before an audience that braved the blustery and unseasonably chilly afternoon weather. However, both the music and the audience's appreciation were warm. Another enjoyable afternoon in one of East County's most pleasant… Continue

Added by La Mesa Today on May 23, 2010 at 6:24pm — No Comments

La Mesa Middle Schoolers Spend A Day Polishing History

LA MESA -- Eighth graders from La Mesa Middle School, with the help and guidance of parents, teachers and local donors, worked throughout the day Friday removing old tarnish, polishing the stones and redecorating benches at the downtown Vietnam War Memorial. Teacher Jennifer Schroeder and parent/landscape architect Kathleen Brand led the large band of students, working from 9 to 3 p.m. planting flowers, scrubbing stones and creating mozaics on the decaying benches. New… Continue

Added by La Mesa Today on May 21, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Pets, Kids Create High Spirits At Warren-Walker School

LA MESA -- The Warren-Walker School combined Spirit Day with Pet Day and came up with a mix of sound and beauty. Check out more by clicking on "View All'' in the photo player below.

Added by La Mesa Today on May 21, 2010 at 1:49pm — No Comments

90-Year-Old Motorist And Cyclist Collide On Lemon Avenue

LA MESA -- A 90 ear old motorist was struck by a teenage bicyclist as he traveled along Lemon Avenue on Wednesday.

Police sadi the bicyclist -- 12 to 14 years old -- suffered facial injures after colliding with the car in the 8600 block of Lemon just after 4 p.m.

The elderly motorist was westbound on Lemon at the time she was broadsided by the cyclist, who was ejected from his bke and landed in the street. The youth was wearing a helmet and was taken by ambulance to children's… Continue

Added by La Mesa Today on May 19, 2010 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

A Quiet Night For La Mesa Leaders

LA MESA -- Tuesday's City Council meeting was as quiet as it was short, ending in less than 90 minutes and with little of the discussion of financial angst that has dominated many recent gatherings of the city leaders.

The agenda did include a second reading of a new ordinance that now officially makes it a violation for dog owners to use city athletic fields to run their dogs. Violators will now be subject to a citation and fines.

Council members, in sympathy with dog owners now… Continue

Added by La Mesa Today on May 11, 2010 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Two Arrested In Early Morning Robbery

LA MESA -- Police arrested two local men who struck and robbed a man outside the Rodeway Inn on Spring Street early Monday morning.
Police said two men asked a man for cigarettes and later struck the man in the face and stole $60. La Mesa officers responded quickly and found the two suspects who were arrested without incident.
Jonathan Fish, 23, of Lakeside and Jeffery Rice, 23, also of Lakeside were booked into county jail on robbery charges

Added by La Mesa Today on May 11, 2010 at 10:42am — No Comments

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