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

La Mesa Politics

Filings Show November Slate Growing

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- As the summer moves on, slowly the November election season is starting to take shape with new candidates emerging and some older…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 29, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Arts

New CD Features Cosmos Music

LA MESA -- If you haven't stopped in lately on the Friday afternoon jazz sessions at Cosmos Coffee Cafe, you're missing the ever-maturing quality of this music scene.

The Sam Johnson Trio, the impresarios of this weekly event, have produced a "Live At Cosmos"…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 27, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

Little Mary Sunshine Shines In La Mesa

LA MESA -- C. Hook Theater's production of Little Mary Sunshine opened to an appreciative audience at the Joan Kroc Theater on University Avenue.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 26, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

City Employee Raises Are Approved, 4-1

LA MESA -- La Mesa's city employees will be getting their first raises in seven years.

The council voted 4-1 Tuesday evening to approve new, two-year contracts that will give city workers 3 percent raises each of the next two …

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 25, 2014 at 5:37am — 4 Comments

Crime Watch

Summer Heat Poses Risks For Kids In Cars

LA MESA -- As summer heat rises once again, police are warning motorists to be especially vigilant about leaving children unattended in hot cars. See Traffic Information below.

Case Highlights: On Sunday May 25, 2014, at…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 24, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

La Mesa Boulevard Renovation

Downtown Village Project Begins July 7th

LA MESA -- City Public Works officials announced Monday that construction on the long-awaited La Mesa Boulevard renovation will begin July 7th.

Officials said every effort will be made to make use of night-time hours and to reduce disruption of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 23, 2014 at 8:00pm — 16 Comments

La Mesa Business

New Heart Center Passes Milestone

LA MESA -- On Friday construction workers and officials from Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Grossmont Healthcare District and McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., held a joint “Topping Out” ceremony at the site…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 21, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Gunmen Rob Yum Yum Donuts

LA MESA -- Just before 10 p.m. Thursday night, two males robbed the Yum Yum Donut shop located at 7550 El Cajon Boulevard in La Mesa.

The two males entered the store and one of the males displayed a black handgun. The suspect with the handgun demanded cash…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 21, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

City Workers Get 6 percent Over Two Years

LA MESA -- The negotiations between the City of La Mesa and its employees have been settled with a two-year  agreement that will give three percent raises to all employees each of the next two years.

The council at its Tuesday evening meeting…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 20, 2014 at 12:04pm — 6 Comments

Back To The '50s Car Show

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The Beautiful Machines Gather Again

LA MESA -- The Back to the '50s Car Show returned to La Mesa…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 19, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Park Station Project

Park Station Proposal Hits A Major Snag

LA MESA -- For a time Wednesday night, it looked like the Park Station project's arrival before the city's Planning Commission was going to be a text-book case of the well-organized developer versus the Not-In-My-Backyard Gang.

Seated throughout…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 19, 2014 at 7:00am — 16 Comments

La Mesa Business

Park Station Project Seeks Approvals

LA MESA -- After years of study, probing of environmental issues and efforts to familiarize the community with its intentions, the promoters of the Park Station Project begin the process Wednesday night of trying to win city approval for what would be…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 17, 2014 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Lavin

Three Reasons To Like La Mesa 

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- As we scramble back from points afar each night to…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 12, 2014 at 7:05pm — 4 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

A Burglar's Purse-Snatch Foiled

LA MESA -- The Back To the Fifties Car Show resumes June 19 and police are reminding participants and on-lookers of the rules of the road. See Traffic Information below.

Case Highlights: On Sunday, June 8 at approximately 3:25 a.m., La…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 12, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

City Signals It Has Settled With Workers 

LA MESA -- The good news was flying everywhere at Tuesday's City Council meeting.

The council signaled that it had reached tentative agreements with its employee unions on pay raises, avoiding what could have been a bitter stand-off in an…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 10, 2014 at 9:42pm — 3 Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue



Firefighters Feed The Masses 

LA MESA -- La Mesa Firefighters raised funds for charity on Sunday, feeding long lines of residents that streamed through the Allison Avenue fire house throughout the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 9, 2014 at 6:29am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Oktoberfest To Return With Beefed Up Security

LA MESA -- After several rounds of negotiations between city officials, the La Mesa Village Merchants Association and the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce, plans for Oktoberfest 2014 are taking shape and will deliver a familiar product with some…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 6, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Chief: Sky Lanterns Pose A Fire Risk

LA MESA -- In an effort to reduce the fire dangers in our community, Heartland Fire & Rescue Fire Chief Rick Sitta has issued a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 5, 2014 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Election 2014

Voters Favor Grossmont Lease Extension

LA  MESA -- The partnership between SHARP Healthcare and Grossmont Hospital clearly has pleased local residents who voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to extend the relationship for another three decades.

Proposition H was one of the biggest winners Tuesday night with nearly 87 percent of the voters -- 42,968 --approving of the lease extension and only 6,537 opposing…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 3, 2014 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

On-Line Sale Leads To Robbery

LA MESA -- Selling items on-line can expose you to crime if you aren't careful about knowing who you are selling to and where and when transactions can safely take place.

One such "sale" led to a crime recently in La Mesa.

Case…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 3, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

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