La Mesa Today's Blog – July 2014 Archive (23)

Weekly Crime Report

After-Hours Purchase Leads To Arrests

LA MESA -- An early morning transaction that wasn't what it first seemed had local police hopping this week. See Case Highlights below.

Case Highlights: On July 26th, at 1:38 a.m., police received a call from a victim stating that…

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

Crime Watch

Firefighters Help Cops Nab Car Burglar

LA MESA -- On July 28, 2014, at approximately 5:51 PM, La Mesa Firefighters from Station #12 at 8844 Dallas Street called the La Mesa Police Department and said they found a man in their secure parking area burglarizing their personal vehicles. As La…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 29, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch

I-Phone Tracker Catches Burglars 

LA MESA -- The overnight shift for the La Mesa Police Department was busy early Saturday morning with two late night burglary reports that had helicopters flying and police cruisers streaming across two La Mesa neighborhoods.

Just after midnight the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 26, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Counterfeiters Hit La Mesa Coffee Shop

LA MESA -- Ari Bejar, the proprietor at Cosmos Coffee Cafe in the Village, enjoys a steady stream of customers every day.

At some point in the last week, a couple of his clients handed his baristas $20 bills, ordered a cup of coffee…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 25, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Boys And Girls Club Project

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A Local Hero Returns To Show Thanks

See video slideshow below.

LA MESA -- On a warm La Mesa evening they…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 24, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Missing Man Found Safe

CASA DE ORO -- The San Diego Sheriff's Department was asking the public's help in finding an elderly man who had been reported lost in our area.

72-year-old Robert Silva was reported missing in Casa de Oro just before 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 24th when he…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 24, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Crime Watch

Police Get Funding Help In Alcohol Fight

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Police Department has been awarded a $21,668 grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to battle alcohol-related crime. This is important to the city of La Mesa in order to increase protection for youth and to…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 24, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Gunmen Rob Party Bus Owner At Mall

LA MESA -- Police are looking for five men who robbed a party-bus owner at gun point near Grossmont Center Tuesday night.

Police said that about 10:19 p.m. they received a 911 call from the owner of a party bus that was picking up passengers at the mall at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive. While the bus was being loaded, the owner of the bus was walking to his personal…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 23, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

A Quiet Night In The Local League

LA MESA -- Local government, as a sport, would be baseball. It's a long season and not every game can be exciting.

Tuesday evening, the La Mesa city council moved through a routine agenda that was more about the details of governing than resolution of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 23, 2014 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Philanthropy

West La Mesa's Little Miracle Unfolding

LA MESA -- On a typical night in La Mesa, when the residents above Lake Murray have turned in, when the comfortable residents in the hills above the Village have gone off to sleep and only the regulars are left in downtown bars, the police cruisers are…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 21, 2014 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Council May Consider A Parking Meter Vacation

LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council will consider the impact of turning off the parking meters for the duration of the downtown streetscape project currently underway in La Mesa Village.

In the agenda for Tuesday's regular council meeting,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 21, 2014 at 11:13am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Candidates Filing Now For Council, Mayor

LA MESA -- The first major deadline of the fall campaign season arrived this week and all but one of the candidates who have been talking about running have followed through.

According to the La Mesa City Clerk's office, Mayor Art Madrid and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 15, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Hitchhikers Ask For Ride, Rob Driver 

LA MESA -- Police are looking for robber who held a gun to the head of his victim and demanded "your wallet or your life'' in a recent La Mesa robbery.

Case Highlights: On Friday, July 11, at approximately 8:19 a.m. AM, a robbery…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 15, 2014 at 9:52am — No Comments

East County Public Safety

SAN CARLOS -- Helicopters and ground crews were battling a fire that had consumed an estimmated 45 acres of Mission  Trails Park Sunday afternoon.

The blaze was centered north of the park's Visitor's Center and had crested a hill.

Added by La Mesa Today on July 13, 2014 at 4:23pm — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Bo-Beau Gets Another Brother

LA MESA -- Bo-Beau Kitchen + Garden, the new crown jewel of La Mesa Boulevard in the Village, has a new brother.

David and Lesley Cohn, whose team seems to have solved the mystery of succeeding at the corner of Allison and La Mesa Boulevard, have opened the third of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 11, 2014 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Keeping Your Car From Getting Tired Out

LA MESA -- The best way to handle traffic accidents is to, of course, prevent them. Police are offering tips this week to make…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 11, 2014 at 9:09am — No Comments

Letter From A Distant Friend

Like A Rolling Stone

Former La Mesa resident Bri Dugan left La Mesa years ago to see the world. How she ended up married and living in England is a tale she is sharing through this series of columns, called Letter From A Distant Friend.. This is her second…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 10, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

E-Cigarettes Get Kicked Outside

LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night -- after a short, but smokey debate -- to apply to e-cigarettes the same limitations tobacco…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 8, 2014 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Staff Calls For E-Cigarette Controls

LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council Tuesday was set to consider a recommendation from staff that the city join the growing list of municipalities limiting the public use of e-cigarettes.

Several months ago, Mayor Art Madrid brought the proposal to meeting and the council …

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 8, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Politics

An Agenda For Election 2014

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- After the Fourth of July -- with the primaries in the rear view mirror -- politics starts to heat up with the summer sun.

Though control of the U.S. Senate will…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 5, 2014 at 2:54pm — 2 Comments

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