La Mesa Today's Blog – October 2014 Archive (25)

La Mesa Celebrates Halloween

Sweet Howling Through The Streets Again

LA MESA -- The spirits of Halloween were everywhere Friday -- from the baristas at Starbucks to the school children heading out bravely into the dark and stormy night.

As usual, one of the best scenes in town was on Jefferson Avenue, just off…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 31, 2014 at 6:55pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

The Office of the Mayor: A Question of Logistics. A Question of Priorities.

I am an Art Madrid supporter and have been since the late 90’s when I delivered Red Ribbon Week pledges to his office from the students of Lemon Ave Elementary. I was nervous meeting a public official, but there he was in his office wearing a flannel shirt and so graciously…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 30, 2014 at 7:46pm — No Comments

The Race For Mayor

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 30, 2014 at 7:30pm — 32 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Calm Amid The Season's Storm

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- In a usual month, the City Council meeting is where you might come to measure the activity running through the fault lines of local…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 29, 2014 at 8:16am — 20 Comments

La Mesa Soapbox Derby

Soap Box Derby Races Hitting Finish Line

LA MESA -- After 14 years of three-times a year racing events, the Soap Box Derby will cross its  own finish line in La Mesa this weekend.

The La Mesa Kiwanis Club, the main sponsor and organizer of the races, voted recently to end its sponsorship…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 27, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

After Fire, Resident Charged With Arson

LA MESA -- Police charged a local man after fire did more than $250,000 damage to his residence Friday night.

On October 24 at 11:42 p.m., police and firefighters responded to a residential structure fire in the 6700 block of Rolando Knolls…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 25, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

Cline Collection Impresses

LA MESA -- The impressive work of painter Wade Cline is even more impressive when seen together on one wall -- as Shannon O'Dunn has presented them in her new gallery show, Light Thickens.

Residents gathering for Friday night's opening were uniformly…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 25, 2014 at 10:13am — 2 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Thief Makes Off With Coin Box

Case Highlights: On Wednesday October 15, 2014, the La Mesa Police received call of a burglary that had occurred at the condo community at 4800 Williamsburg Lane. Between 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 12th and 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 13th,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 24, 2014 at 10:50am — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

McWhirter Helped Fund England Hit Piece

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LA MESA -- Guy McWhirter, one of five City Council candidates, has acknowledged helping bankroll a portion of the largely unsigned negative campaign mailings that have targeted…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 23, 2014 at 12:30pm — 121 Comments

La Mesa Arts

Celebrating One Of San Diego's Masters

LA MESA -- When you walk through an art gallery, you know when your eye hits a painting that conveys more than the sum of its parts.

The work of San Diego artist Wade Cline is exactly that. Like a Monet or a Seurat, when you see Cline's painting,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 23, 2014 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 22, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

Mailers Signal A Turn To The Negative

LA MESA -- With less than two weeks to go to election day, things are turning a bit rough in the Jewel of the Hills.

Mayor Art Madrid Friday began circulating a direct mail piece that extolled his virtues on one side while…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 18, 2014 at 7:00pm — 30 Comments

La Mesa Politics: Term Limits

Three Questions For Voters

Fourth and final installment of a series of articles on term limits by Anthony Mc Ivor.

LA MESA -- Sorting and appraising the various impacts that term limits have on a community is no simple matter. La Mesa voters can get to the heart of it…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 16, 2014 at 10:26am — 9 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Weekly Totals: 570 Calls, 27 Arrests

LA MESA -- Crime prevention can involve subtle little steps that make your home less attractive than others to the burglars looking for easy touches. See Crime Prevention Below.

 Case Highlights: On Friday, October 10th, 2014 at…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 15, 2014 at 11:25am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Entering Election's Black Hole

LA MESA -- Elections are the black holes in the government universe. The closer election day comes, the stronger the political gravity. It starts pulling on everything, eventually drawing all activity to a standstill.

Tuesday's council meeting had some…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 14, 2014 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

La Mesa Healthcare

Sharp Grossmont ICU Wins Gold

LA MESA -- The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) presented a Gold Beacon Award for Excellence to the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at Sharp Grossmont Hospital. Sharp Grossmont’s MICU is just one of 91 nursing units in the nation to receive…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 13, 2014 at 1:14pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

Clear Leaders In The Money Race

LA MESA -- If dollars were votes, City Council candidates Bill Baber and Mary England and Mayoral candidate Mark Arapostathis would be shoo-ins on election day.

The latest required campaign finance reports show a disparate range of fundraising among…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 11, 2014 at 12:30pm — 12 Comments

Crime Watch

Gunman Hits Motel 6

LA MESA -- Police are looking for a man who brandished a handgun while robbing a motel just off I-8 in La Mesa.

Police said that a 9:10 p.m. on Friday the Motel 6 located at 7621 Alvarado Road was robbed by a suspect armed with a handgun.

The unknown suspect…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 11, 2014 at 8:19am — No Comments

La Mesa Village Development

Parking Meter Shutoff Begins Next Week

LA MESA -- On September 9, 2014, the La Mesa City Council voted to make all metered parking spaces in the Downtown Village area free in an effort to encourage shopping…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 8, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Trying Hard To Look Different

LA MESA -- On his third attempt at winning a City Council seat, Patrick Dean (speaking in photo above) has clearly decided it is time to stand out.

On a warm October evening, with election night just a few brief weeks away, Dean injected an element of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 7, 2014 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

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