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

Crime Watch

Police Warn of Threat To Children

LA MESA -- On May 23, 2014 between 4:40-5:00 pm, two girls, ages 11 and 12, were walking in the 6000 block of Bob Street in La Mesa when they were approached by an unknown subject in a vehicle. The subject in the vehicle drove up to the girls and began asking…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 30, 2014 at 2:39pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Clerk Job, Term Limits Move To Ballot

LA MESA -- The November ballot is rounding out a bit more each day.

On Tuesday night, the City Council added two more questions to the ballot -- one by choice, the other by law.

The council voted 4-1 to ask voters to consider converting the City Clerk's job from an…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 28, 2014 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

Flag Day Parade 2014

Mustang Clubs Celebrate 50 With The Flag

LA MESA -- One of the most enjoyable days in the Jewel of the Hills each year is the day when all differences are put aside in favor of patriotism -- The Flag Day Parade.

On Saturday, May 31st beginning at 9:00 a.m., downtown La Mesa Village…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 22, 2014 at 1:12pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Crime Report

Holiday Weekend Brings DUI Warnings

LA MESA -- With a holiday looming, police are once again warning motorists that enforcement of DUI laws are being strictly enforced in La Mesa. CLICK HERE if you…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 21, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Truck Fire In The Village

LA MESA -- Heartland Fire & Rescue was called just before noon today to a vehicle fire in downtown La Mesa. Firefighters responded quickly, damage estimate and cause of the blaze is still under investigation.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 19, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Business

 

A Perfect Day For Some Antiquing 

LA MESA -- A beautiful sunny day with cooler temperatures greeted the annual La Mesa Village Antique Street Faire on Sunday.

Large crowds streamed by vendors that brought just about every form of antique to La Mesa Boulevard.

Local merchants with the brick and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 18, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Soap Box Derby

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Once More To The Hill

LA MESA -- For the 11th year, La Mesa's Kiwanis Club gathered up a collection of young local residents and took to…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 17, 2014 at 10:04pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

Term Limits Win A Place On Ballot

LA MESA -- The effort to apply term limits in La Mesa has passed one of its most difficult obstacles.

The La Mesa City Clerk has notified the La Mesa Term Limits supporters, that the signatures they gathered had passed inspection, clearing the way for…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 16, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Soap Box Derby

Racing Returns To La Mesa Street

LA MESA -- Kids who entered the first La Mesa Soap Box Derby 11 years ago could be married with kids of their own by now. “Isn’t that an amazing thought,” quips Derby Director Steve Blake, who has participated in the La Mesa Kiwanis Club community service…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 16, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

Spring Renewal

By Midge Hyde

LA MESA -- On the edge of La Mesa there is a hidden away art gallery showing some really great local artists seeking exposure. But of course, exposure often means location, location, location, although…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 16, 2014 at 9:56am — No Comments

La Mesa Schools

East County Schools Reopen Friday

LA MESA -- A day after wild fires caused all East County schools to close, school officials have decided it is now safe to reopen.

Brian Marshall…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 15, 2014 at 4:57pm — No Comments

La Mesa Schools

Fire Threat Closes East County Schools Thursday

LA MESA -- There will be no school in La Mesa or East County on Thursday. Dangers from the spate of wildfires has led school officials to close for the day.

Brian Marshall (right), superintendent of schools for La Mesa-Spring Valley…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 14, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Blaze In Lakeside Darkens Sky

LA MESA -- Earlier today, Heartland Fire Chief Rick Sitta was remarking at the spiraling heat in Lakeside as he and his officers began backfilling their ranks in case of a fire.

By 5 p.m., his worst fears had been realized. A wildfire broke out amid the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 14, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Heartland Lending A Hand Up North

LA MESA - Fires in North County may seem distant from the Jewel of the Hills, but not for many of the Heartland Fire &…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 14, 2014 at 3:00pm — 11 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Council Supports Change To Clerk Job 

LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to continue pursuing an effort to convert the City Clerk's position from an elected post to an appointed job.

City Councilman Ernie Ewin said the City Attorney would bring formal language to the next council meeting for a final vote that could add the proposal to November's election ballot. City voters would have…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 13, 2014 at 10:39pm — 7 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Police Warns Of Heat Dangers In Locked Cars

LA MESA -- Temperatures are racing into the 90s again this week and will break 100 east of the Jewel of the HIlls and police are reminding parents of the dangers of leaving children alone in locked cars, even for a few minutes. See Traffic…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 13, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

Friends of the La Mesa Library

Celebrating The Little Library That Could 

LA MESA -- Jose Aponte, Director of the San Diego County Library system, visited his La Mesa branch Saturday morning to speak and officiate at a ribbon cutting to celebrate the renovations at the facility.

Aponte remarked that the 10,000…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 10, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Council Members Want To End Elected Clerk Post

LA MESA -- Two members of La Mesa City Council want the voters to consider ending the tradition of having an elected City Clerk in La Mesa.

City Council members Ernie Ewin and Ruth Sterling are asking fellow council members to approve a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 9, 2014 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

LA MESA -- La Mesa Firefighter's Local 4759 invite you to attend a pancake breakfast fundraiser benefiting the Burn Institute and MDA. June 8, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. until noon at Fire Station 11 (8034 Allison Avenue). Tickets are $5.00 (available at the door) and include pancakes, eggs, sausage, orange juice, and coffee. Bring the whole family for a fun morning and a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 8, 2014 at 3:05pm — No Comments

La Mesa Farmer's Market

Students Give A Marketing Push

LA MESA -- Two students at Grossmont College -- Mark Maynard and Robert Wells -- working under the tutelage of instructor Bob Sly, produced a promotional video on Mesa's weekly Farmer's Market.

Organizers of the event are hoping distribution of the students…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 6, 2014 at 11:55am — 3 Comments

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