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Glenna Bloemen, who joined the La Mesa Kiwanis Club in 2003, has been installed as Lt. Governor for Division 31 of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Kiwanis International for 2012-2013. The division is comprised of 15 clubs in San Diego East…Continue
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Photos by Gary Junker. See slideshow below.
LA MESA – The second candidates’ forum last night for the two open City Council seats began with a drawing of numbers to assign seating for the four challengers – lawyer Kristine…Continue
LA MESA -- Junior High Drive was the perfect venue for a Soap Box Derby. A long, sloping block with the La Mesa Middle School grounds on the south side, and no homes facing the street on the north side. On weekends in November, March and May, the La…Continue
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LA MESA -- Police responding to a robbery call on El Cajon Boulevard in La Mesa were directed by witnesses to the man they said had perpetrated the crime, had changed his clothes and was attempting to walk away.
Police said at approximately…Continue
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Police Look For Help Solving Murder
LA MESA -- Police are looking for help in solving a shooting death case that happened over the weekend. The department's crime prevention teams are also asking local residents to think about how posting information about your whereabouts on public computer communication bulletin boards can serve as a tip for criminals. All in this week's crime…Continue
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LA MESA -- Kids Care Fest, one of the most popular family outings each year, once again proved it is possible to have fun while taking care of our children.
The Saturday event drew hundreds to share rides,…Continue
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LA MESA -- Police are investigating a shooting last night that resulted in the death of a man who was shot in an incident just inside the city line near Myrtle and Johnson Avenue - not far from Bancroft and the 125.
Police Chief Ed Aceves said police know that a car pulled up and a shot was fired. The victim was taken to the hospital and died this morning.…Continue
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MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDEREDContinue
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LA MESA -- The Grossmont Healthcare District and the City of La Mesa will present Kids Care Fest from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow Saturday, Sept. 22 at Briercrest Park, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Kids Care Fest is a free, family-oriented event featuring free health care screenings…Continue
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In addition to the 2 robberies reported in the News and Information Bulletin last week, there was an additional robbery on September 5th. The…Continue
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LA MESA -- The food truck trend continues to find a willing audience in La Mesa.
A selection of trucks, featuring a wide array of creative and reasonably priced foods, gather Tuesdays in the parking lot at Best Buy at Jackson and Fletcher…Continue
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Celebrating The High Life
MT. HELIX -- The annual HeArt of Mt. Helix event once again…Continue
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Choices Abound in Council Race
LA MESA -- Within minutes of the start of Thursday's candidates forum, it was clear the five candidates would be giving La Mesa a broad range of choices in filling the two…Continue
LA MESA -- On the eve of the first big candidates night of the political season, City Council candidate Laura Lothian kicked off her campaign with a gathering at her Lemon Avenue Home.
Signs were distributed to friends and supporters and…
LA MESA -- Police are warning local residents that on-going speeding problems on city streets have the La Mesa police developing a new protocol to combat the problem. See Traffic Information below on the department's weekly crime…Continue
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LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council took the last meeting of August off and might have done the same for the first time out of the blocks in September as well.
The council met Tuesday night but to say the agenda was routine was an understatement. The…Continue
LA MESA -- Eleven years after the terrorist attacks on New York's World Trade Center and the yearly memorials are starting to take on the look and feel of Pearl Harbor for an earlier generation.
Flags flew at half staff across the country.…
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Manhunt Near Grossmont
LA MESA -- La Mesa police are currently searching the Grossmont area for a man who is a suspect in a sexual assault on Wakarusa near Briercrest Park.
Police issued a city-wide alert and cautioned citizens to avoid the area while the search is under way. A helicopter is being used.
LA MESA -- For the second time in a few weeks, two key opponents of the Property Based Improvement District for the La Mesa Village put out a call for a community meeting on choosing a new direction for downtown development. And for a second time, a small crowd…Continue