La Mesa Today's Blog – November 2013 Archive (21)

La Mesa Traffic

Cars Collide At Dangerous Mt. Helix Intersection

MT. HELIX -- A continuously dangerous corner added another major accident to its history Friday.

Traffic on Fuerte Road at Lemon Avenue was disrupted Friday morning when a motorist attempting a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 29, 2013 at 12:14pm — 4 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Council Oks New Trees, Streets, Use Of Meter Money

LA MESA -- The City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday night to launch a slightly scaled-back La Mesa Village street scape renovation project and also agreed to use parking meter money to help maintain the improvements when they are completed.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 26, 2013 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Staff Wants Parking Funds To Maintain New Street

LA MESA -- After months of wrangling over who will pay for on-going maintenance for improvements to the downtown Village's new street scape, it appears the city staff will be asking the City Council to end the fight and use parking meter…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 25, 2013 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Crime Watch

Trolley Cameras Capture Suspects' Images

LA MESA -- La Mesa police have retrieved images of suspects in a September robbery from surveillance cameras used about the Metropolitan Transit Authority trains.

Police are asking for public help in identifying the two young women shown…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 25, 2013 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Gas Leak Closes Traffic

LA MESA -- Traffic is cut off on Lemon Avenue near Garfield because of a gas leak. Police recommend avoiding the area.

Added by La Mesa Today on November 25, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

House Fire Injures One

LA MESA -- Heartland Fire & Rescue has extinguished a small fire at a residence in the 7600 block of Homewood Place in La Mesa. One person suffered minor burns and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Fire crews to remained on the scene for a short…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 23, 2013 at 5:36pm — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Bo-beau Takes On The Happy Hour Crowd

LA MESA -- Bo-beau Kitchen + Garden, having past its first month of business, is kicking off its own new version of Happy Hour.

Calling it a "Social Hour,'' the time from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday will feature half-off bar-food…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 20, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa People

City Celebrates As Citizen Passes Century Mark

LA MESA -- His life began a century ago this week in a country then known as the Dutch East Indies.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 19, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Crime Report

Police Investigating Apparent Utility Scammers

LA MESA -- Police are investigating an apparent scam in which people impersonating utility workers attempt to extort money directly from San Diego Gas & Electric customers.

La Mesa police said that that over the past week, they have received two reports from local businesses that were called by a person claiming to work for the power company and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 19, 2013 at 9:38am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Drunk Prowler Leads Police On Chase

LA MESA -- Police arrested a local man Saturday after a foot and car chase that included a collision with a police cruiser.

On November 16, 2013, at approximately 2:16  a.m., La Mesa Police received a call of a possible prowler in the backyard of a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 18, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

The Foothills Art Association has published its December newsletter. CLICK HERE to enjoy the full document.

Added by La Mesa Today on November 16, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Sheriff Seeks Shooter In El Cajon Incident

EL CAJON -- San Diego County Crime Stoppers and the Santee Sheriff's Station need your help in finding a man suspected in a shooting that injured a woman and a small child in unincorporated El Cajon.

It happened on November 7th just after 5:00…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 14, 2013 at 2:27pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Property Crimes On The Rise In La Mesa

LA MESA -- Police are warning local residents to be careful of scammers who will try and use a natural disaster, such as the typhoon in the Philippines, to bilk people of their money. Some tips on charitable giving below.

Also, in his quarterly…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 13, 2013 at 5:59am — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

Not Exactly Terms Of Endearment

LA MESA -- Two weeks after calling for a 60 day delay in any decision on a "term limit" referendum, City Councilman Ernie Ewin suddenly returned the issue to the council's agenda Tuesday. But if term limit supporters were hoping Ewin suddenly saw the issue…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 12, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

City To Oktoberfest: Tighten Up Security

LA MESA -- City Police Chief Ed Aceves addressed the City Council Tuesday and made it clear that the large gatherings of unsupervised teenagers at Oktoberfest is threatening the safety and security of the event.

Describing scenes of as many as…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 12, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

City of La Mesa

Victim Dies In Tree Trimming Accident

LA MESA -- On November 12, 2013 at approximately 8:00 AM, the La Mesa Police Department responded to the 4400 block of Date Avenue to assist the Fire Department with a medical aid call. Upon arrival, officers learned that the 41 year old male victim was working for a private company doing a tree trimming job. The victim and his co-worker were elevated in a boom lift…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 12, 2013 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

On La Mesa: Veterans Day

A Time To Say Thanks

LA MESA -- Veterans Day is, by almost public proclamation, a quiet day in La Mesa.

This city of just under 60,000 saves its very public demonstration of patriotic pride not for July 4th, but for…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 11, 2013 at 12:01pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Oktoberfest Report Calls for Major Changes

LA MESA --  A staff report by La Mesa police and city staffers describes in more detail the difficult time authorities had controlling large groups of teenagers during this year's Oktoberfest.

The report,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 8, 2013 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

La Mesa Philanthropy

Police Seeking Toy Donations For Kids

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Police Department is hosting a toy drive on behalf of the City of La Mesa to support Rady Children’s Hospital. The collection box is located in the La Mesa Police station lobby and we will be collecting…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 6, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Group Forms To Pursue Term Limits

LA MESA -- An alliance of La Mesa political activists and politicians will band together to try and force a referendum on term limits in La Mesa in next November's election.

Bill Baber, a political campaign manager (photo right), City Councilwoman…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 5, 2013 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

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