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Dogs Like Howl-o-ween Too!

LA MESA -- There will be some scary-looking dogs at Canine Corners Dog Park in La Mesa’s Harry Griffen Regional Park from 11 am to 3 pm this Saturday, October 24. Also other dogs dressed as clowns and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 21, 2015 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Deaths May Have Been Murder-Suicide

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Police Department announced today that the suspicious deaths of two elderly residents is now being investigated as a possible murder suicide.

Police said that Wednesday officers responded to a residence in the 6900 block of Wyoming Avenue in La Mesa and found a deceased man and woman in the home. The scene was originally described only as…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 16, 2015 at 11:04am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Police Probe Suspicious Deaths In La Mesa

LA MESA -- La Mesa police are investigating the suspicious deaths of two elderly people in a Wyoming Avenue home.

Police said in a press release that on Wednesday at 9:39 a.m. the La Mesa Police Department responded to a residence in the 6900…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 14, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

City Government

Tips For Better La Mesa Living

LA MESA -- The City of La Mesa has published its monthly newsletter, a collection of tips on city living and a list of events coming for the month ahead. …

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 1, 2015 at 6:36am — No Comments

LA Mesa Business

Cosmos Calls It Quits -- For Now

LA MESA -- In a sign of the challenges posed by the city's reconstruction of La Mesa Boulevard, Cosmos Coffee Cafe, a long-time business in the Village, closed its doors today.

Ari Bejar, Cosmos' owner, said the closure is, perhaps, temporary but for at…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 31, 2015 at 11:00am — 18 Comments

Crime Watch

Man Robs WalMart At Gunpoint

LA MESA -- August 24th, at about 4:10 p.m. an unknown Hispanic male suspect entered the garden center entrance of WalMart at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive. He selected a bottle of glue, brought it to the garden center register and presented a $1.00 bill to the cashier. When the cashier opened the cash drawer, the suspect put a gun on the counter and pointed it towards the cashier.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 27, 2015 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Pedestrian, Struck By Auto, Dies

LA MESA -- An accident Saturday evening on El Cajon Boulevard in La Mesa resulted in the death of a pedestrian.

La Mesa police said that at approximately 8:42 p.m. the La Mesa Police Department received a report of a pedestrian that was struck by a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 2, 2015 at 6:53am — No Comments

La Mesa Obituaries

In loving memory of William Charles "Bill" McKay

LA MESA -- William Charles McKay, a long-time resident of La Mesa, passed away at sunrise on Sunday, July 19, 2015.

Bill was born Nov. 5, 1947 in Fallbrook to parents Howard and Thelma McKay. When he was seven, he moved with his family to…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 26, 2015 at 10:51am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Business News

La Mesa Today In Transition

LA MESA -- Six years ago, we founded La Mesa Today in a time when the news media landscape was changing rapidly. The San Diego Union-Tribune was downsizing, smaller, local papers were also in decline and TV news was struggling to produce local news…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 19, 2015 at 10:40am — 7 Comments

Crime Watch

Arrest Made In Trolley Assault

LA MESA -- On June 13, 2015 at approximately 8:00 PM, La Mesa Police officers responded to a radio call of a battery involving two males at the MTS Trolley Station in the 8200 block of La Mesa Boulevard. The victim, a 52 year old male was struck multiple times…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 9, 2015 at 9:17am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Pedestrians Robbed at Gunpoint

LA MESA -- Just after midnight Saturday, at 12:50 a.m. Sunday, two pedestrians in the 4300 block of

Rosebud Lane were robbed by a suspect armed with a handgun.

The unknown suspect approached the male and female victim…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 29, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Police Seeking Identity Of Assailant

LA MESA -- On June 13 at approximately 8:00 p.m., La Mesa Police officers responded to a radio call of a battery involving two males at the MTS Trolley Station in the 8200 block of La Mesa Boulevard. The victim, a 52 year old male was struck multiple times…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 24, 2015 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

La Mesa Arts

C. Hook Returns With A Colorful Story

La Mesa – Theater in La Mesa is alive and well. This past March the critically acclaimed Peter Pan Jr. Theater concluded their 45th season with the show “Once Upon A Mattress”. In addition, PPJT's companion…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 22, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Two Detained In Fire Investigation

LA MESA -- Two people were detained for questioning in connection with a ten acre brush fire that broke out in the unincorporated area of La Mesa.

The fire is now contained. There are no injuries. No structures were burned. All roads previously closed have since reopened.

A driver flagged down a deputy from the Rancho San Diego Sheriff's Station upon seeing…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 20, 2015 at 7:12am — No Comments

San Diego County Sheriff's Department

Brush Fire in La Mesa

LA MESA -- A ten-acre brush fire is burning in La Mesa.  The fire broke out just before 4:00 p.m. near Campo Road and Via Mercado.

If you wish to evacuate as a precaution, proceed to Monte Vista High School…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 19, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Water Shortage Is Focus In La Mesa

LA MESA -- The California drought is increasingly hitting home in the Jewel of the Hills.

At the upcoming City Council meeting Tuesday, city public works officials will outline a long list of steps being taken to reduce public water use, including…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 19, 2015 at 6:17am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Kiwanis News

Kiwanis Awards College Scholarships

LA MESA -- Recognizing academic achievement, leadership skills, community service and financial need, the La Mesa Kiwanis Foundation this month awarded $12.000 in college scholarships to graduating seniors at Grossmont, Helix and Chaparral High…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 15, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Arrest Made In La Mesa Murder

LA MESA -- On May 16th  at approximately 5:24 a.m., the La Mesa Police Department received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting that an adult male had been shot inside a residence in the 8200 block of El Paso Street in the City of La Mesa.

Upon arrival, La Mesa…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 12, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

La Mesa Summer Camps

Your Kids, Their Summer, Our Camps!

LA MESA -- La Mesa Community Services is offering twenty-one (21) "summer to remember camps!" that will put a smile on any child's face ages four years and up.

For details on summer camp programs and classes offered through La Mesa Community…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 9, 2015 at 5:43am — No Comments

Flag Day Parade 2015



Once More For Old Glory

LA MESA -- Once more the Jewel of the Hills residents and visitors crowded the streets in honor of Old Glory.

The annual Flag Day Parade remains one of the most patriotic days in San Diego County with the Marine Corps Band West leading the way each…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 30, 2015 at 3:18pm — 5 Comments

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