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La Mesa Theater

La Mesa’s own C. Hook Theater will present, “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown”, this week at the Joan Kroc Theatre, 6611 University Ave.

This Broadway musical follows a year in the life of Charles M. Schulz loveable Peanuts Characters.  The show turns 50 this year having opened on Broadway in February 1967.  C. Hook Theater, sister company of Peter Pan…


Added by LM Today on June 28, 2017 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Peter Pan Junior Theater

Springtime in La Mesa, means it is time for another Broadway musical production from La Mesa's own Peter Pan Junior Theater.  Now in its 47th year, PPJT was started by Mr. Bob Kuhne while a teacher at Casa De Oro Elementary school.  Mr. Kuhne brought the theater to La Mesa when he moved to Lemon Ave. Elementary School to teach 6th grade.  Twenty-five years ago Kuhne handed the theater over to Dr. Mark Arapostathis, co-founder of La Mesa Arts Academy, Director of Theatre Arts at LMAAC and the…


Added by LM Today on April 1, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Live

Tonight during the “Holiday in the Village” event, a live broadcast will originate from the site of the soon to come Fourpenny House restaurant on La Mesa Blvd.   “Real Talk La Mesa” is a live on air show hosted by La Mesa resident Jack Rowell.  Usually airing on Thursday mornings on ESPN 1700AM from 11am to Noon, tonight a special broadcast will air…


Added by LM Today on December 10, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

A New Tradition Starting in the Village

          Downtown La Mesa is looking brighter than ever for the holidays.  Last week the City of La Mesa hosted its annual "Shimmer" event, which kicks off the holiday season with a tree and street lighting ceremony.  Held on Thursday, December 1st, Mayor Mark Arapostathis, Vice Mayor Guy McWhirter, Councilwoman Kristine Alessio, and Councilman-elect…


Added by LM Today on December 10, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments


LA MESA . . . Long-time City of La Mesa employee, City Manager Dave Witt has announced his retirement to be effective August 5, 2016. Mr. Witt has served in several positions with La Mesa, starting as the Assistant Planning Director in 1985. Many of his years with La Mesa were involved with planning and redevelopment activities. Prior to his last position as City…


Added by LM Today on June 29, 2016 at 11:49pm — 4 Comments

Saying Goodbye to La Mesa Icon

Sanfilippo's will officially close on Sunday, June 26th.  After 41 years of serving our community by providing jobs and being a gathering place for so many special occasions - the doors will close.  The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce hosted a farewell on Friday, June 24th at 2 p.m. to recognized Anna Sanfilippo and her…


Added by LM Today on June 24, 2016 at 4:29pm — No Comments

C. Hook Theater turns 10

La Mesa – The arts are alive and well in the city of La Mesa.  This week will mark the 10th anniversary for La Mesa’s own C. Hook Theater.  Short for Captain Hook Theater, C. Hook began as the sister organization to Peter Pan Junior Theater, which just celebrated its 46th year this past March by producing the musical “ANNIE”.   C. Hook Theater is the creation of Dr. Mark Arapostathis, Mayor of the city of La Mesa as well as director of Peter Pan Jr. Theater.  Dr. A, as…


Added by LM Today on June 18, 2016 at 5:27pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Arts Academy presents "GREASE"

Arms Wide Open and La Mesa Arts Academy are bringing a very special production of "Grease" to our community onMay 12, 13, and 14.  Arms Wide Open  is known countywide for their productions starring children and adults with special needs.  La Mesa Arts Academy is a visual and performing arts…

Added by LM Today on May 5, 2016 at 8:47am — No Comments

Wong's Golden Palace Celebrates Golden Anniversary

This Sunday, February 28th at 1:00pm a milestone will be reached in west La Mesa.   Wong’s Golden Palace will be celebrating its golden anniversary.  Since 1966 Wong’s Golden Palace has been a fixture along University Avenue.   With its iconic architecture, traditional decor and unique culinary offerings, Wong’s offers its…


Added by LM Today on February 26, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

State of the City - La Mesa

La Mesa Mayor Mark Arapostathis makes an annual state-of-the-city speech at the first meeting of each year. Dr. A,  as he is called, focused on the completion of the Downtown Street Project as well as the city's finances. He also spoke of the future of the property near the civic center.

The full text of his speech is below:



Added by LM Today on January 12, 2016 at 9:50pm — No Comments

La Mesa Arts Foundation Gala

The La Mesa Arts Foundation First Fundraiser 

Come join the party.  The La Mesa Arts Foundation will be holding a fundraiser at the La Mesa Community Center on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 6:30pm  -…


Added by LM Today on January 12, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Streetscape Completion

The holiday season will officially be kicked off this Wednesday evening in Downtown La Mesa. 



December 9, 2015 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm…


Added by LM Today on December 7, 2015 at 3:24pm — No Comments

La Mesa Downtown Streetscape Nears Completion

La Mesa Downtown Streetscape Project

The city installed new sidewalk dining areas as part of the streetscape project.

During the city council meeting last night, Public Works Director Greg Humora detailed…


Added by LM Today on October 14, 2015 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

Appearing In Concert at The Table: Debbie Neigher, Keith Mullins and Jasmine Commerce

Experience the luminous singing and expressive keyboard work of Debbie Neigher, one of San Francisco’s most promising singer-songwriters.  Known for her dream-like ballads as well as jazz-infused vocals and triumphant pop anthems, Debbie will, between 7:30 and 9:30pm on October 7, 2015, join with Galway born singer-guitarist Keith Mullins, and award-winning*…


Added by LM Today on October 1, 2015 at 9:22am — No Comments

La Mesa Oktoberfest

In response to a cry for a more-German focused Oktoberfest, the 42ndAnnual La Mesa Oktoberfest is back with a classic German theme.

            “We’re listening to what our customers have to say about what they want at our downtown La Mesa Oktoberfest,” said Arlene Moore a member of the La Mesa Merchants Association.  She continued, “in…


Added by LM Today on September 26, 2015 at 12:47pm — No Comments

joint concert of the San Diego concert band and the Delta Music Makers from British Columbia


La Mesa…. The La Mesa Park and Recreation Foundation announces a joint concert of the San Diego concert band and the Delta Music Makers from British Columbia. The concert will be held at the beautiful outdoor amphitheatre at Harry Griffen…


Added by LM Today on September 23, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

La Mesan Claudia Sandoval Named Masterchef

Masterchef Claudia Sandoval

Season Six of Masterchef came to conclusion as host, executive producer and judge Gordon Ramsay named Claudia Sandoval the winner of FOX’s hit home cooking competition series.  Sandoval, 31, is an events manager from La Mesa.  In addition to earning…


Added by LM Today on September 17, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Fire Burns La Mesa Motel

Heartland Fire worked to put out a 2-alarm fire at the Rodeway Inn on Spring Street early Tuesday morning, Heartland Fire said.

The fire was reported at 4:42 a.m. at the hotel at 4210 Spring Street. Firefighters arrived a few minutes later. Multiple fire engines worked to put out the fire and the hotel was…


Added by LM Today on September 15, 2015 at 6:44am — No Comments

Vandal Shoots Cars In La Mesa

Police were searching for a vandal who shot at multiple parked cars in La Mesa Wednesday night, police said.

The shooting occurred at 4400 Parks Avenue just after 10 p.m. Wednesday. The vandal shot several cars along the street. La Mesa police blocked off Parks Avenue in both directions during the investigation, but the street was reopened Thursday…


Added by LM Today on September 10, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

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