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100 Years In The Making
LA MESA -- Some of the scenes of 2012 as La Mesa celebrated its centennial year. You can click on video above or…Continue
LA MESA -- Local and county police authorities are planning extra enforcement efforts to curb drunk drivers during the traditional end of year celebrations. Police are promoting special DUI towing and designated driver services.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says 774 people were killed in California last year as a result of alcohol-related…Continue
LA MESA – The Grossmont Hospital Foundation recently appointed three new members – (shown left to right above) Harry Ellison, M.D., Lew Silverberg and Philip Szold, M.D. – to its 2013 Board of Governors. Each appointee serves a three-year term, which began October…Continue
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LA MESA -- La Mesa resident Betty Stieringer and El Cajon resident Bob Ayres were recently sworn in as new members of the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of directors. Stieringer, a registered nurse, has lived in La Mesa since 1968. She was…Continue
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Photos courtesy of La Mesa Today member Shawn Fleming.
LA MESA -- Fire crews were called to the scene of a small house fire Wednesday morning on Sunrise Avenue just east of the intersection with Fourth…Continue
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In a culture otherwise obsessed with non-stop action and the constant probing, publicizing and hand-wringing over our imperfections, we all stop for at least one day.
Christmas may be a Christian holiday in its roots,…Continue
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LA MESA -- A few years back Bill Bryant of Ramona had a friend who was facing a grave illness. Convinced the friend was probably facing his last Christmas, Bryant persuaded him to dress like Santa Claus…Continue
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Robber In Santa Hat Caught, Jailed
LA MESA -- A quick call to police Friday afternoon led to the arrest of a masked bandit who sported a Santa hat while robbing a La Mesa liquor store.
Police said that at about 3:12 p.m., a man armed with a handgun robbed the Murray Lake Liquor Store located at 5395 Lake Murray Boulevard.. The lone male entered the store, pointed a handgun at the clerk, and demanded…Continue
LA MESA -- The faculty and staff of the College Preparatory Middle School gave their students a lesson in aesthetics on Friday. Specifically, they answered the question: What is ugly?
For each class, the answer was found in the holiday sweater sported by the…Continue
Jacob Lauds PUC Rejection of SDG&E Plan
LA MESA -- County Supervisor Dianne Jacob lauded the state’s rejection of San Diego Gas & Electric’s scheme to bill its customers for the cost of the 2007 wildfires and any future wildfires caused by the utility.
“This is a huge win for San Diego County residents -- and for common sense,” said Supervisor Jacob. “SDG&E’s proposal to charge ratepayers…
Welcoming Santa With Song
CASA DE ORO -- The annual Christmas shows at local schools are great evenings of young talent in the making.
This week at Santa Sophia Catholic School, the youngest students made for the cutest…
Added by La Mesa Today on December 20, 2012 at 9:25pm — No Comments
Give A Gun, Get A Gift Card
Here's a possible holiday response to the school shooting in Connecticut:
SAN DIEGO -- If you have an unwanted gun, you can turn it in and get a gift card in return, no questions asked.
The Sheriff's Department is participating with the United African American Ministerial Action Council in the Guns for Gift Cards program this Friday, December 21st from 8:30…Continue
New Board Members Elected
MISSION VALLEY -- The annual election for the Board of Directors of the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce was held on Thursday, December 12th at the Town & Country Resort Hotel.
The Tiki Pavilion was aglow with holiday lights, mechanical toys and trains to complete the festive moment. Toys were collected for KROC Center to be given to deserving children and the 50/50 raffle was…Continue
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LA MESA -- Firefighters were called to an apartment fire early this morning on La Mesa's west side.
Authorities said that at 2:44 a.m. Heartland Fire & Rescue…Continue
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LA MESA -- Safety on motorcycles and safety for kids using mobile applications highlight this weekly report of the La Mesa Police Department…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on December 18, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments
Slideshow by photographer Gary Junker below.
MT. HELIX -- Second only to Christmas In The Village, the annual caroling atop Mt. Helix signals the public start of the holiday season.
Sunday night a crowd, perhaps made a bit…