La Mesa Today's Blog – September 2014 Archive (24)

La Mesa Planning Commission

A Re-Tooled Park Station Returns

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Planning Commission expects a long night Wednesday as the retooled Park Station Project returns for another round of discussion and scrutiny.

The project, which lost its American Legion partner after the last hearing, will again…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 30, 2014 at 10:05pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Public Safety

Police Chief Aceves To Retire

LA MESA -- With almost 30 years with the La Mesa Police Department, Chief Ed Aceves has decided to resign.

Aceves said today that he plans to retire as soon as a replacement can be hired.

"I expect it could take six months,'' Aceves said. He said he…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 30, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Schools

Documentary Will Mark Brown Vs. Board Anniversary

LA MESA -- The La Mesa-Spring Valley School District will mark the 60th Anniversary of the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 27, 2014 at 7:20pm — No Comments

La Mesa Streetscape Project

City Shifts Work Off La Mesa Boulevard

LA MESA -- Even as they race to meet pre-Oktoberfest deadlines, city officials are taking steps to reduce the impact of the downtown Village streetscape project on the holiday shopping season.

City officials announced this week that work will…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 26, 2014 at 1:48pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Politics

 

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Sharing Cake And Seeking…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 25, 2014 at 8:50pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

 

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 25, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Special Operation Targets Youth Alcohol Use

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Police Department was awarded a $21,668 grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to battle alcohol-related crime. La Mesa police used the grant to run a special detail that arrested local residents for…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 25, 2014 at 5:27am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

City Opens Its Books Permanently

LA MESA -- Amid an otherwise long but routine meeting, the City of La Mesa took a large step into the direction of more open government Tuesday.

The city's…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 24, 2014 at 5:52am — No Comments

La Mesa People

Police Captain Pens A Book On Healing

LA MESA -- On a warm August evening in 2011, a local man -- a parolee -- threatens his wife and children and then heads out into the La Mesa street to confront arriving police officers with his shotgun.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 22, 2014 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Crime Watch

Report Of Shots Fired In West La Mesa

LA MESA -- Police reported just before 5:30 p.m. that they were working on a report of shots fired between vehicles in the area of University Avenue and Yale Avenue. There were no reports of injuries immediately after the incident, but police cruisers and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 20, 2014 at 5:59pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics



Mayor's Race In The Spotlight

LA MESA -- La Mesa's campaign season got a moment in the spotlight Friday as a segment on KPBS Radio and TV Editor's Roundtable. La Mesa Today Editor Chris Lavin discussed the mayoral race with host Mark Sauer and other local…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 20, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Candidates Forum A Polite Affair

LA MESA -- As he began the Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum Thursday night, La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid endeavored to draw a clear distinction between he and his opponent,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 18, 2014 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Weather

 Storm Cell Rips Through Avocado Boulevard

LA MESA -- Thunderstorms ripped through sections of El Cajon and the southeast corner of La Mesa this afternoon, knocking down trees and soaking the area with heavy rains.

 Sheriff's deputies said the storm cell hit sections of Rancho San Diego hard, knocking down trees and knocking out power to the Vons shopping center at Avocado Boulevard near the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 16, 2014 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

La Mesa Politics: Term Limits

After the Rhetoric, What’s the Record?

By Anthony D. Mc Ivor

Second of four essays on the Term Limit proposal submitted by  La Mesa Today member Anthony D. Mc Ivor. Readers are encouraged to comment below or submit formal responses…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 15, 2014 at 1:32pm — 29 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

School Zones Are Police Focus

LA MESA -- Police are offering trips for making the drop off zones around schools less chaotic and safer for pedestrians and motorists.

See Traffic Information below.

Case Highlights: On September 7th, 2014 at approximately 8:20 PM,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 11, 2014 at 3:35pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Council Votes To Turn Off Parking Meters

LA MESA -- Endeavoring to share the pain of Village merchants living through the streetscape construction zone, the City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to offer two free hours of parking to shoppers.

The change won't begin until at least mid-October…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 9, 2014 at 9:00pm — 17 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Council Will Weigh Parking Commission Advice

LA MESA -- The City Council meets today at 4 p.m. and will take up the issue of whether parking fees should be eliminated during the downtown Village streetscape project.

The topic has become a hot one since the pain of torn up streets and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 9, 2014 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

La Mesa Village Development

Getting To The Root Of Downtown Trees

LA MESA -- Next to a beloved pet lying lifeless in the road, there may not be anything quite as depressing as a stump where a majestic tree canopy once soared.

Such is the grimacing going on these days as residents walk the beloved La Mesa…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 8, 2014 at 4:27pm — 10 Comments

Crime Watch

 Armed Robber Hits Local Motel

LA MESA -- On Sunday evening, at approximately 8:20 p.m., the Travelodge Motel located at 7911 University Avenue, La Mesa, was robbed by a suspect armed with a black handgun. 

An employee was working alone at the front desk of the Motel when an unknown suspect ran into the lobby and went behind the desk while brandishing a black handgun. The suspect…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 8, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Politics

La Mesa Candidates Work Street By Street

LA MESA -- While much of the political campaign world has gone hi-tech and electronic, running for office in the Jewel of the Hills has clearly remained decidedly low-tech.

As Labor Day, the traditional starters gun for campaign seasons,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 4, 2014 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

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