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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

On La Mesa: Chris Lavin

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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Added by La Mesa Today on May 5, 2015 at 12:13pm — No Comments

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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