La Mesa Today's Blog – May 2013 Archive (35)

Friends of the La Mesa Library

Added by La Mesa Today on May 30, 2013 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Village Development

Lots Of Ideas For Improving La Mesa Village

LA MESA -- More than 100 residents gathered at the Community Center Thursday evening to talk downtown.

Presented by the city's Planning Department with an overview of efforts to reassess the condition and needs of the La Mesa Village downtown…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 30, 2013 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

La Mesa Government

Taking A Close Look At Village Future

LA MESA -- The title of tonight's workshop was clearly the product of those who are a little too close to the government details. Downtown…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 30, 2013 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

La Mesa City Council

City OKs $50-million Housing Project On Coleman Site

LA MESA -- For the second time in two months, the La Mesa City Council heard a pitch for a development that could replace a long-standing eye-sore, add to the city's tax base and alienate a neighborhood.

And in both cases, council…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 28, 2013 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Business

Cohn Group May Buy Gingham

LA MESA -- Rumors began circulating through La Mesa Saturday that the Cohn Restaurant Group, San Diego's premier restaurant organization, will be the next to try and solve the riddle that has been the corner of La Mesa Boulevard and Fourth Street where Gingham was located for the last year.

The Cohn Group was not ready to announce a deal yet but one of their partners…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 25, 2013 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Crime Watch: Spider-Man Masked Gunman Robs Station

LA MESA -- Early Friday morning at approximately 1:24 AM, police received a report of a robbery that just occurred in the 7900 block of University Avenue. The suspect walked into the gas station wearing a Spiderman mask and pulled out a black semi-automatic pistol. The suspect told a customer to lie on the floor and then began kicking the man. The suspect demanded money from the clerk and was last seen running northbound on La Mesa Boulevard. The loss was approximately $300 and the clerk was… Continue

Added by La Mesa Today on May 24, 2013 at 6:19am — No Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Lavin

A Great Way To End A Week

LA MESA -- One of the unsung delights of life in La Mesa is a special way to end your work week a little early.

Every Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. the Sam Johnson…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 23, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Soap Box Derby

Stephenson, Wood Win Chance At Akron

LA MESA -- Two East County boys defeated all competitors in their divisions to become champions of the Drew Ford/Kiwanis Club of La Mesa Soap Box Derby, held Saturday, May 18, on Junior High Drive adjacent to La Mesa Middle School.

Stock Division…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 22, 2013 at 6:46am — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

Tuesday Is Talent Night In The Village

LA MESA -- Tuesdays are Open Mic nights at Cosmos and are becoming a popular place to sit, have a hot drink or dessert and enjoy the eclectic talent of the city's young and aspiring. Last night the crowd enjoyed a series of singers and monologue spoken…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 22, 2013 at 6:25am — No Comments

La Mesa Schools

LMAAC Working Group From Left: Ginger Radenheimer, Beth Thomas, Mark Arapostathis and Jon Hayman.

New Performing Arts Magnet…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 21, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

DUI Enforcement Planned For Holiday Weekend

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LA MESA -- Despite public information campaigns and increased enforcement, alcohol-impaired driving remains a major killer on American roadways. State…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 21, 2013 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Early Morning Robbery Injures One

LA MESA -- A man was attacked and injured during a robbery early Monday morning near the Motel Six on Alvarado Road.

Police said that about 2:27 a.m. they were called to the Motel 6 at 7621 Alvarado Road regarding a robbery that had just occurred.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 20, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Brother Coming To Sister's Defense Is Stabbed

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LA MESA -- A domestic dispute early Sunday morning escalated into a fight with extended family members and led to a stabbing that left one man in the hospital in…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 19, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Soap Box Derby

 

Hi-Tech Races Off To Fast Start

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LA MESA -- The new hi-tech La Mesa Soap Box Derby was off to a multi-media start Saturday on Jr. High Drive in West La Mesa as racers began competing for the cherished slot in the national competition later this summer in Ohio.

The La Mesa Soap Box…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 18, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Graffiti Taggers Caught With Paint On Hands

LA MESA -- An eye-witness call to police led to the arrest of three grafitti "taggers" who police said were caught "paint handed.''

Just after midnight Saturday morning La Mesa Police arrested three men who were seen tagging in the downtown’s La Mesa Village area.

Officers were initially called to the 8100 block of La Mesa Boulevard by a citizen who…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 18, 2013 at 8:03am — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

La Mesa Fundraiser Reaches Out To Haiti 

LA MESA -- A group of young East County women are planning a trip to Haiti next month to help artists in that impoverished country set up businesses and begin selling their art works.

As part of this micro Artists For Haiti effort the women will…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 17, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Philanthrophy

Big Support For New La Mesa Club Effort

LA MESA -- Over the last few months, efforts to build a new Boys and Girls Club in West La Mesa has been gaining momentum. Recently, the group's fundraising effort had a lot of wind blown into its sails with word that Ron Brady, of Brady Company…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 16, 2013 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

La Mesa Business

Gingham Closes La Mesa Location

LA MESA -- Gingham, the stylish eatery that arrived in La Mesa to much fanfare just over a year ago, has closed.

A sign on the door of the restaurant today read "closed for repairs'' but an inquiry to the restaurant's publicists resulted in a statement…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 15, 2013 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Crime Watch

Two Arrested In La Mesa Prostitution Investigation

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LA MESA -- Local police authorities announced today the results of an undercover prostitution investigation which resulted in the arrest of two Chinese nationals…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 14, 2013 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

San Diego Government

Thinking Big And Talking About It

LA MESA -- Starting Friday, May 17, SANDAG will hold a series of daytime and evening community workshops throughout San Diego County to solicit public input on the biggest issues facing the region between now and 2050 – issues like the economy, environment,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 14, 2013 at 12:53pm — No Comments

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