La Mesa Today's Blog – November 2012 Archive (32)

La Mesa Business

Old Problems Plague Merchants' Group

LA MESA -- The stage was set Thursday to be a good night for the La Mesa Village Merchants Association.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 29, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Crime

Arrest Rates In La Mesa, San Diego At New Lows

LA MESA -- Arrest rates for both adults and juveniles across San Diego County decreased by double digits in 2011, with the decreases holding true for all age and ethnic groups, as well as both felonies and misdemeanors, according to an…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 29, 2012 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Peace And Brevity Reign

LA MESA -- It was as if the holidays and the season of goodwill started early this year. The City Council met and handled an agenda so routine and uneventful that the whole meeting was over in little more than an hour.

No sniping. No big criticisms from any…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 27, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Special Enforcement Leads To 59 Speeding Tickets

LA MESA -- Making use of a grant for stepped up enforcement, the La Mesa police on Friday ran special anti-speeding sweeps while shoppers were busy heading to and from Black Friday shopping events.

The "Traffic Safety Enforcement…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 26, 2012 at 10:42am — 4 Comments

La Mesa Business

Swami's About To Expand In Village

LA MESA -- Good news for patrons of the popular La Mesa Village restaurant, Swami's. Workers are currently putting on the finishing touches and will soon break through the wall to expand the restaurant by more than 60 seats.

Restaurant manager Arnoldo…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 24, 2012 at 9:33am — 2 Comments

Crime Watch

Car Burglars Arrested At Grossmont Center

LA MESA -- Grossmont Mall Security staff is being credited with spotting a suspicious vehicle early Friday morning, leading to the arrest of two accused car burlgars.

Police said that at about 4:07 a.m.  Grossmont Mall Security observed a suspicious vehicle in the mall parking lot at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive. Two male subjects were observed tampering with a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 23, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments

Giving Thanks La Mesa

Ten Things For Which We Are Thankful

LA MESA -- The shelving crews at Ralphs, Vons and Trader Joe's have been working overtime.

Shoppers have been camping outside La Mesa Best Buy for five days (see photo above).

 Christmas ground zero -- ToysRUs -- has been stacking…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 21, 2012 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Crime Watch

Resident Spots, Cops Arrest Car Burglars

LA MESA -- On Monday , at approximately 1:29 a.m. a resident looked out her window and observed someone breaking into her locked vehicle that was parked in the 8400 block of Hillcrest Avenue. The resident quickly called the police and provided detailed information to the dispatchers.

The detailed information helped the officer’s response to the area. As the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 20, 2012 at 8:46pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Scenes

A Bit Early For Easter

LA MESA -- LaMesaToday.com member Judi Burnett caught this scene recently at Lake Murray.

Added by La Mesa Today on November 20, 2012 at 10:39am — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Tips For Avoiding Robberies During Holidays

LA MESA -- Holiday shopping season this year comes amid a spate of purse snatchings in and around La Mesa shopping districts. Robberies have included incidents in which the robbers reach out of a passing car and grab a purse from an unsuspecting…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 20, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Weekend

Mother Goose Again To Dominate East County

EL CAJON -- One of the family friendly weekend choices in East County this week is the annual extravaganza known as The Mother Goose Parade.

Rain or shine! The 66th Annual Mother Goose Parade begins this Sunday, November 18th, at 10:00 a.m. on…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 16, 2012 at 3:58pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

An Evening Of Pot And Pot Shots

LA MESA -- Tuesday afternoon's gathering of the La Mesa City Council was, from a purely news perspective, a pretty light gruel.

Local proponents of medical marijuana came in with enough signatures to force a referendum in 2014 and featured a talk by…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 13, 2012 at 10:30pm — 9 Comments

East County Politics

Jacob Moving Into Cyberspace

LA MESA -- County Supervisor Dianne Jacob has added a new tool to stay in touch with her constituents – social media.

Jacob, who represents District 2, is now active on Facebook and Twitter, in addition to putting out a print newsletter, The Jacob Journal, and maintaining a website –…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 13, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Police Warn High School Lot Motorists

LA MESA -- Police are warning motorists in local high school parking lots that the rules of the road apply there and will be enforced. Police are also warning about steps you can take to avoid be victims of holiday scammers at this time of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 13, 2012 at 10:56am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Medical Marijuana Supporters Targeting La Mesa

LA MESA -- Proponents of medical marijuana clinics have delivered more than enough signed petitions to City Hall and city officials will have to submit the proposal to directly to the voters for consideration at the next general election.

According to the City Council's supporting materials for Tuesday's council meeting, proponents of allowing medical…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 12, 2012 at 2:56pm — 2 Comments

Crime Watch

Man With Butcher Knife Tries Robbery

LA MESA -- A man brandishing a butcher knife attempted to rob the Cricket Wireless store located at 7014 University Avenue Saturday evening, but the store clerk proved to quick for the intruder.

La Mesa police said that just before 6:30…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 11, 2012 at 7:09am — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

Finding Art In An Unlikely Location

LA MESA -- Art is where you find it and on Saturday you'll find it in an unusual place in La Mesa.

The owners and operators of the Parkway Bar at 9188 Fletcher Parkway are turning the walls of their tavern over to a group of artists, including one of La…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 10, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Election 2012: School Districts

Baber, Turner Re-elected In La Mesa

LA MESA -- It was a night of good news for local schools that haven't heard much good news in recent years.

The voters across the state approved a proposition designed to raise revenues to support education and obviate the need for more draconian…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 7, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Election 2012

Sterling Retains Seat; Alessio Joins Council

LA MESA -- In the end, La Mesa chose to support its incumbent and a newcomer whose long service on the Planning Commission made her a virtual incumbent on the city scene.

Ruth Sterling (pictured right), for more than two decades a member of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 7, 2012 at 1:30am — 14 Comments

Election 2012

 It Looks Like Sterling, Alessio In La Mesa

LA MESA -- With more than 50 percent of the vote counted, Ruth Sterling and Kristine Alessio are retaining their one-two positions to fill the two seats up for grabs on the La Mesa City Council.
Shannon O'Dunn, Patrick Dean and Laura Lothian continue to trail.

Added by La Mesa Today on November 7, 2012 at 12:20am — No Comments

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