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Seeing Dawn Through The Construction Dust

LA MESA -- It is, they say, always darkest before the dawn.

As the dust starts rising on the most intrusive stages of La Mesa Boulevard's renovation, it is probably good to keep that in mind.

Despite what might appear as a full blood-letting…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 28, 2015 at 6:30am — 12 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Stage Set For Oktoberfest Battle

LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council stuck to the "one applicant" per public event standard Tuesday night and that sets the stage for a major showdown between the La Mesa Village Merchants Association and the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce over how Oktoberfest…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 27, 2015 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

La Mesa Business

Car Show Taking A Vacation 

LA MESA -- The annual Back to the '50s car show is the latest victim of the La Mesa Boulevard streetscape project.

John Vigil, executive director of the La Mesa Village Merchants Association,  said construction on the section of the street between Spring and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 25, 2015 at 6:02pm — 6 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Debts Complicating Oktoberfest Planning

LA MESA -- The new mayor and the new council will get a good dose of downtown Village politics Tuesday as the annual tussling over La Mesa's Oktoberfest begins early this year.

City staff, in advance of Tuesday's City Council meeting, informed the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 22, 2015 at 2:15pm — 9 Comments

Flag Day Parade

A La Mesa Tradition Returns

LA MESA -- Let’s salute “Old Glory”! The American Flag will be flown proudly at the 18th annual La Mesa Flag Day Parade on Saturday, May 30th. The parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. led by the United States 3d Marine Aircraft Wing Band through the downtown La Mesa…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 14, 2015 at 11:41am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Fair Warning Of Tickets To Come

LA MESA -- Once again, the La Mesa Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket.  As part of the national seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies around the country will be stepping up enforcement May…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 14, 2015 at 7:56am — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Taste Of La Mesa Returns June 8

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce announces that the seventh annual “Taste of La Mesa” event will be held on Monday, June 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive in La Mesa. The Presenting Sponsor this year of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 11, 2015 at 12:43pm — No Comments

La Mesa Development

Park Station Lowers Its Sights

LA MESA -- Citing the changing real estate market place and acknowledging the strong local opposition to high-rise development in La Mesa, the planners working on the Park Station project in downtown La Mesa have dramatically scaled back the proposed…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 5, 2015 at 6:30pm — 10 Comments

Mt. Helix Park

Star Party at Mt. Helix

LA MESA -- Mt. Helix Park and the San Diego Astronomy Association will be co-hosting the second annual Star Party at Mt. Helix Park on Saturday, May 23. This is a free, family event. …

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Mt. Helix Park

      Photo courtesy of Gary Junker         

Star Party at Mt.…

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La Mesa Business

Valvoline Slides Into La Mesa

LA MESA -- On Saturday, May 23rd the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce invites you to join them for a ribbon cutting as we welcome Valvoline Instant Oil Change to the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce and the La Mesa business community. The “official” ribbon cutting is…

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La Mesa Business

Valvoline Slides Into La Mesa

LA MESA -- On Saturday, May 23rd the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce invites you to join them for a ribbon cutting as we welcome Valvoline Instant Oil Change to the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce and the La Mesa business community. The “official” ribbon cutting is…

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La Mesa Arts

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El Cajon News

College Blossoms with Spring Garden Festival

EL CAJON--Like honey bees to a hive, the public swarms Cuyamaca College each year for its immensely popular Spring Garden Festival.

The 22nd annual free event takes place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

For one day each year, the Rancho San Diego campus…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 18, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments

La Mesa Healthcare

Help Keeping Golden Years Healthy

LA MESA -- The Senior Resource Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital offers free educational programs and health screenings each month. The Senior Resource Center also provides information and assistance for health information and community resources. For more…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 7, 2015 at 1:31pm — No Comments

La Mesa Church News

 

Large Crowd Marks 90th Easter Sunrise Service

LA MESA -- For the 90th consecutive year, hundreds of local residents rose early and greeted the Easter sunrise at the top of Mt. Helix. Shuttles brought many of the worshipers to the early morning service, while others made their own pilgrimage by foot up…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 5, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Arts

Baseball Through Words Spoken And Sung

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Arts Alliance is presenting another of the small, pleasant shows that come with wine and good friends at the San Pasquale Winery on La Mesa Boulevard.

Thursday night's show features San Diego County's only performing mayor,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 2, 2015 at 3:16pm — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Cafe Endeavors To Help Enlisted Families

LA MESA -- A La Mesa coffee shop is about to launch a two-week fundraiser to help supply child supplies for U.S. active duty military families.

All The Perks Espresso Cafe, located in the La Mesa Springs Shopping Center at 8046 La Mesa…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 30, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Tips On Avoiding Door-to-Door Scammers

LA MESA -- When city or utility workers need to come to your door, you are usually notified in advance and each carries an official identification card that can be verified with their employers before you grant entrance. See advice in Crime Prevention below that will help prevent you from being a victim of door-to-door scammers misrepresenting…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 27, 2015 at 10:09am — No Comments

La Mesa Traffic

Accident Leaves Bicyclist In Critical Condition

LA MESA -- The accident that tied up traffic at University and Allison Avenues for hours on Thursday left a bicyclist in critical condition.

Police said a bicyclist was reportedly run over just before noon by an armored currency transport vehicle.  Police responded to a report of a vehiclev/bicyclist collision in the intersection of University Avenue and…

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