La Mesa Today's Blog – August 2014 Archive (20)

Crime Watch

Deputies Seek Fugitive With La Mesa Ties

LA MESA -- Sheriff's Deputies are asking the public's help in finding a fugitive who has been known to have La Mesa ties.

Every month, the Sheriff's Department works with the San Diego Regional Fugitive Task Force (FTF) and Crime Stoppers to…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 30, 2014 at 7:31am — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Some Tips To Encourage Buckling Up

LA MESA -- Police are offering some constructive approaches to persuading loved ones to use their seat belts -- described as the most effective protection in a crash. See Traffic Information below:

Case Highlights: On August 19, 2014,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 27, 2014 at 7:14am — 1 Comment

Grossmont High School News: NJROTC

Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Chairez playing a knowledge game with the incoming cadets, in which they answer general questions about NJROTC.

New Cadets Get Down To Basic Training

LA MESA -- On the week of Tuesday, August 18th, sixteen incoming ninth graders participated in a fast-paced intense indoctrination training to get a head…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 26, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Transportation

Cyclist Struck By Trolley At Spring Street

LA MESA -- A bicyclist who witnesses say tried to beat the trolley crossing barriers was struck by a trolley and seriously injured Tuesday afternoon.

Police said that at 12:42 p.m.  La Mesa Police responded to…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 26, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Police Investigating Trolley 'Use Of Force' Incident

LA MESA -- On August 18, 2014, La Mesa Police Officers were called to assist trolley security at the 70th Street Trolley Station. It was reported that the trolley security officers were fighting with a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 23, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Employees Flee, Foil Robbery Attempt

LA MESA -- Early Tuesday morning, just after midnight, La Mesa police were called to the site of an attempted robbery of a fast food establishment just off Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa.

Police said they received a 911 call from an employee of the Carl’s Jr. Restaurant at 8110 Parkway Drive. The caller reported to police a subject walked up to the drive through…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 19, 2014 at 4:46am — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Employees Flee, Foil Robbery Attempt

LA MESA -- Early Tuesday morning, just after midnight, La Mesa police were called to the site of an attempted robbery of a fast food establishment just off Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa.

Police said they received a 911 call from an employee of the Carl’s Jr. Restaurant at 8110 Parkway Drive. The caller reported to police a subject walked up to the drive through…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 19, 2014 at 4:46am — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

Calling All Artists!

LA MESA -- The Foothills Art Association is soliciting entries for its 25th annual Wildlife In Art show. This year's exhibition is being judged by respected landscape artist Joe Garcia of Julian. There will be more than $1,500 in cash awards and prizes.

Artists can…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 18, 2014 at 5:13am — No Comments

HeART Of Mt. Helix

  

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Sharing The Heights…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 17, 2014 at 4:48am — 2 Comments

Crime Watch

Knife-Wielding Robber Hits Riviera

LA MESA -- Police are looking for a man who robbed the Riviera Supper Club while brandishing a knife early Friday morning.

Police said that at 1:20 a.m. the Riviera Supper Club located at 7777 University Avenue was preparing to close the register for the night when an unknown suspect approached him from behind and displayed a  knife. The suspect demanded cash and a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 15, 2014 at 5:03am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Schools

New Arts Academy Comes To Life

LA MESA -- The streets were busier. The school buildings were suddenly more full than they had been in years.

On Thursday, the new La Mesa Arts Academy at La Mesa Middle School opened for its first official day, bringing a new grade four through eight…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 14, 2014 at 2:05pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa People

La Mesa Resident Wins Homeless Work Award

LA MESA -- Rosemary Johnston, former executive director of Interfaith Shelter Network (ISN) and resident of La Mesa will be honored with a Spirit of Service Award for her work in the field of homelessness at ISN’s fall…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 13, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Business

La Mesa Gets A New Brewery

LA MESA -- When city officials changed local zoning laws to allow a winery to open, it took just a few months until La Mesa's first vintage was in the barrels of the San Pasqual…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 12, 2014 at 6:38am — 3 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Council May Mull Driveway Flyer Limits

LA MESA -- The City Council meets Tuesday afternoon, but the agenda suggests this could be a relatively short meeting.

Councilwoman Ruth Sterling has brought up a subject that should warm the hearts of many homeowners. She is asking that the city attorney investigate the city's authority to regulate the distribution of free and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 11, 2014 at 11:30am — 10 Comments

La Mesa Business

Street Project Starts Taking Its Toll

LA MESA -- The first real impact of the downtown Village street scape project could be felt this week as barriers cut off one lane of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 7, 2014 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

School Kids Head Back To The Books

LA MESA -- Helix High School leads the return to the classroom this summer today with school opening at its University Avenue area campus.

Police were welcoming the school year back with a reminder to motorists that traffic control will be enforcing…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 6, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

Signs Of The Coming Season

LA MESA -- A sure sign of the warming of the political season is the first complaint to City Hall about political signs.

Like Christmas decorations appearing before Thanksgiving, the arrival of the yard signs in the summer months strike some as too early for…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 5, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

East County Healthcare

Sharp Grossmont Nurse Wins Excellence Award

LA MESA -- Teri Armour-Burton, a nurse manager at Sharp Grossmont Hospital with more than 25 years of clinical experience, was named the California regional winner of the Nurse.com Nursing Excellence GEM (Giving…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 5, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Counterfeiters Slide One Past Burger Shop

LA MESA -- For at least the second time in a few weeks, a local merchant has been hit by counterfeiters.

Minh Nguyen, owner of Slides Gourmet Burgers, on University Avenue said one of his clerks inadvertently accepted a $100 bill that turned out…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 4, 2014 at 7:38am — 6 Comments

On La Mesa: Pollo Loco

Confronting The Reality Of Chicken Husbandry

By Chris Lavin

LA MESA -- When we last visited the wildlife subject here at La Mesa Today, we now realize we were in the blinding infatuation stage of the relationship.

A stray chicken had chosen our hillside…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 1, 2014 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

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