La Mesa Today's Blog – September 2011 Archive (23)

Crime Watch

Dog Flushes Out Assault Suspect

LA MESA -- Police Friday morning arrested a 51-year-old La Mesa man after a standoff that started with a domestic abuse call.

Police said they responded shortly after 2 a.m. to an assault call in the 5000 block of Thorne Drive. The female victim met officers outside as they arrived. The officers discovered that during…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 30, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Oktoberfest

 



Oktoberfest Off To A Big Start

LA MESA -- A larger than usual Friday night crowd filled the streets of La Mesa for the kickoff of the city's largest annual event.

With perfect beer-drinking…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 29, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

City Council

 

Preserving The Peace, Respecting Change

LA MESA -- There is an expression in legal circles that says tough cases make bad law; that is the best legal precedents are extracted from…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 28, 2011 at 12:14am — 1 Comment

Oktoberfest Wars

El Cajon Claims "True Oktoberfest"

LA MESA -- It was quiet in downtown La Mesa today, except for the whirring sounds of machines preparing La Mesa Boulevard for the three-day influx of thousands of visitors for the annual Oktoberfest later this week.

But just a bit east of La…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 27, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Perfect Pie Contest

Her Pie Takes The Cake

Patricia Lapiezo of La Mesa took home the first place award at the Karo Perfect Pie Contest at the L.A. County Fair on Saturday. Lapiezo was a first-time Karo pie entrant in the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 26, 2011 at 6:07pm — No Comments

La Mesa Lions Club

Exchange Program Marks 12th Year

LA MESA -- As it has done for 12 years, the La Mesa Lions Club continued to participate this year in the summertime International Youth Exchange.

Hosted this summer were two high school students from…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 26, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Two Robbery Attempts, One Arrest

LA MESA -- Police were called to two trolley-related crime reports Saturday evening -- one ending with a getaway, the other with a scream and an arrest.

At about 8:30 p.m. officers responded to a delayed report of a robbery at the 70th Street Trolley Station, located at 7255 Alvarado Road in the City of La…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 25, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Grossmont Center Anniversary

Center Marks 50 By Evoking Its Era Of Origin

GROSSMONT CENTER -- The the last 50 years, Grossmont Center has been the economic engine of La Mesa, if not its symbolic "downtown.''

 On Saturday, it was both.

The shopping center turned back the clock, filling its…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 24, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Kids Care Fest 2011

Annual Event Draws A Big Crowd Again

BRIERCREST PARK -- An early fog and drizzle quickly gave way to a beautiful day and, as has become the tradition now, the annual Kids Care Fest 2011 attracted a large crowd.

Pony rides and face painting were interspersed with dental hygiene lessons and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 24, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

DUI Sweep Nabs 1

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Police Department conducted a DUI/Driver License checkpoint Friday night and Saturday morning in the 4700 block of 70th St.

• 374 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint.

• 23 drivers were taken into the secondary inspection area.

• 6 drivers were further evaluated for driving under the influence of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 23, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Restaurant Makeover

Jackson Drive Restaurant Went National

JACKSON DRIVE -- Fans of the Trails Eatery got an inside look at the business magic -- and horrors -- that can lurk behind a seemingly serene restaurant.

The Food Network aired the episode of Restaurant:…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 21, 2011 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Downtown Development: A Special Report

 Charting A Future For La Mesa "Village"

By Chris Lavin, Editor

LA MESA – When the Downtown Village Merchants Association filed its 2010 taxes the IRS form included this routine question: Was the organization a party to a business…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 19, 2011 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

La Mesa Restaurants

Gio's Heading For Another Makeover

LA MESA -- Gio's Bistro and Wine Bar, a dowtown landmark almost from the day it opened in 2007, appears to be headed for a dramatic transformation.

Gabe Giordano, Gio's founder, told a group of fellow La Mesa merchants Thursday night that he…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 15, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Downtown Village Merchants

Downtown Merchants Plot 

A Wine, Art Fest

LA MESA -- The Downtown Village Merchants Association held its regular meeting Thursday evening and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 15, 2011 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Council Says A Farewell, Avoids A Fight

LA MESA -- The City Council returned to action after a summer break, said farewell to its police chief and dodged a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 13, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

City Council

Madrid Wants Ewin Removed From MTS Board

LA MESA -- Animosities that have been roiling largely beneath the waters between Mayor Art Madrid and Council Member Ernie Ewin appear to be erupting as the council returns from its summer break.

On the agenda at Tuesday night's meeting is a proposal to change La Mesa's representative on the Metropolitan Transit Authority…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 12, 2011 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

La Mesa Government

City: Blackout Taught Some Lessons

LA MESA -- As soon as La Mesa city officials realized the power outage last Thursday was not going to be short lived, they opened the city's emergency command center and began executing plans put in place to handle crisis situations.

Outside, MTS trolleys had blocked the Allison Avenue crossing and articulated…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 11, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

La Mesa 9/11 Memorial



City, Residents Mark Terrorist Attacks

DALLAS STREET -- For a few brief moments on Sunday,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 11, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

City Government

Aceves Named Interim Chief

 

LA MESA -- Captain Ed Aceves, a 26-year veteran of the police force, was named interim police chief to take over when the current chief…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 11, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Police Find Missing Youth

LA MESA -- Police asked residents to help in finding a missing child.

Beau Bounds, a 16-year-old, 207 pound youth who police was at risk on his own, was last seen near 7200 Parkway Drive at 4 p.m. Friday. Bounds is white and was wearing a buzz haircut, black shirt, black shorts and tennis shoes.

Police announced at 9 p.m. that Bounds had neen… Continue

Added by La Mesa Today on September 9, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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