La Mesa Today's Blog – August 2013 Archive (22)

Crime Watch

Police Recover Gun, Shooter At Large

LA MESA -- Police units and helicopters were busy Saturday evening searching for a gunman after a report of shots fired along El Cajon Boulevard in La Mesa.

Police said that at about 7:30 Saturday evening, a report of shots fired in the 7500 block…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 31, 2013 at 8:00pm — 8 Comments

Crime Watch

Man Assaulted, Robbed Near La Mesa Vons

LA MESA -- Police are seeking two robbers who assaulted a man in the Vons shopping center and stole his wallet and cell phone.

Police said that just before 11:30 Friday night, they were called to the parking lot of the Von’s grocery store at 8011…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 31, 2013 at 7:32am — 10 Comments

La Mesa Schools

Grossmont Union High School District In The News

LA MESA -- Ralf Swenson,  Superintendent of the Grossmont Union High School District appeared on KUSI-TV this week to mark the start of school and to…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 30, 2013 at 11:59am — No Comments

La Mesa Business

La Mesa's First Official Vintage Is Born Today

See video below.

LA MESA -- It was the kind of late summer afternoon vintners love.

It was hot, really hot. The kind of heat that stresses the grapes on the vines and gives them the best flavors…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 28, 2013 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Help For Cyclists; Warning For Motorists

LA MESA -- Bike riders can get some safety tips and motorists can find a DUI Checkpoint warning in this week's Weekly Crime Report below:

 Case Highlights: On August 24, 2013, at approximately 11:30 PM, La Mesa Police were…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 27, 2013 at 9:36am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Man Stabbed While Fighting Off Robbers

LA MESA -- Police are looking for two men who stabbed a man they were trying to rob on Saturday night.

Police said that about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, La Mesa Police were called to the emergency room at Alvarado Hospital to investigate a stabbing, associated with a robbery attempt in the 7500 block of El Cajon Boulevard. The victim suffered two stab wounds to his…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 26, 2013 at 8:08am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Man Stabbed While Fighting Off Robbers

LA MESA -- Police are looking for two men who stabbed a man they were trying to rob on Saturday night.

Police said that about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, La Mesa Police were called to the emergency room at Alvarado Hospital to investigate a stabbing,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 26, 2013 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

La Mesa Arts

Finding Art In Unusual Places

See slideshow below.

LA MESA -- The Chargers were on the TV screens, but few people were watching.

Patrons at a crowded Parkway Bar on Fletcher Parkway Saturday night mingled with artists and looked more at walls lined with…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 25, 2013 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Business

Cohn's New La Mesa "Bo Beau" Is Hiring

LA MESA -- Progress is moving along quickly at the former Gingham Restaurant location on La Mesa Boulevard where the Cohn Restaurant Group will soon open Bo-beau Kitchen and Garden.

A sign on the door of the restaurant says applications for "all…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 22, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Weekly Crime Report

Prowlers Foiled, But Still At Large

LA MESA -- Another incident of potential burglars foiled by locked doors has police looking for two suspects and warning residents to be on the watch for suspicious behavior.

Case Highlights: On Tuesday August…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 20, 2013 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Auto Thefts In The Local Spotlight

LA MESA -- Police have been focusing on auto safety, running speeding details and watching auto theft incidents closely. See case highlights below.

Case Highlights: During January through June of this year, ninety eight (98) vehicles…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 16, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Back To The '50s Car Show

Car Show Humming Right Along

LA MESA -- The weekly Back to the '50s Car Show continued Thursday with a lighter than usual crowd, but still enough to create a pretty nice…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 15, 2013 at 8:08pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Armed Robbery Along La Mesa Boulevard

LA MESA -- Police are looking for two men who robbed two pedestrians at gunpoint just after 10 p.m. Wednesday night in the 8100 block of La Mesa Boulevard.

Police said the robbers made off with two purses. The two suspects approached the victims…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 15, 2013 at 5:52am — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Oktoberfest -- Without Rides -- Gets Council Okay

LA MESA -- The City Council Tuesday night gave another year of blessing to the annual Oktoberfest, issuing a permit for the event that will be changed a bit to address problems in the past few years.

This year's Oktoberfest -- which…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 13, 2013 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

A Chance For Public Comment On Public Comment

LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council meets Tuesday for the council's only meeting of August.

Among the items on the agenda is a proposal that could keep the public from waiting so long to be heard at council meetings.

Council member Mark Arapostathis has proposed moving the public comment portion of the meeting to immediately after the public…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 13, 2013 at 6:13am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Arts

Music At The Market

LA MESA -- The City of La Mesa popped up an extra tent at Friday's Farmer's Market and former La Mesan Matti Sand played several hours of music to appreciative shoppers.

Chris Gonzales, who is the city's lead administrator for the market, loved the ambiance Sand…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 10, 2013 at 7:04am — 3 Comments

La Mesa Kiwanis

Soap Box Derby Winners Will Be Honored Friday

LA MESA -- Local Soap Box Derby winners Brandon Stephenson and Daniel Wood will be special guests at Friday's luncheon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of La Mesa at Nan Couts Cottage, 5045 Memorial Drive in La Mesa. The boys, winners of the stock and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 8, 2013 at 2:25pm — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

A La Mesa Native Returns To Perform

LA MESA -- Since moving to the larger lot on the west side of Spring Street, the La Mesa Farmer's Market has attracted more vendors and customers and this week it is kicking up its entertainment factor a bit too.

Folk Singer Matti Sand, who grew up and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 8, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Dishing Up A New Classy Village Store

LA MESA -- When Frank Dittmer was looking for a location for his new dinnerware store, he considered North Park. Too young, more music…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 8, 2013 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Potential Burglar Stopped By Window Lock

Click on the graphic above for a more readable view of crime statistics.

LA MESA -- With the warm weather and open windows come the burglars who want to take advantage. Some warnings and tips for…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 6, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

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