January 2014 La Mesa Blog Posts (36)

La Mesa Philanthropy

Northmont Park Gets A New Look

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LA MESA -- A newly renovated playground and picnic area in Northmont Park was dedicated on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. The new playground was made possible through the La Mesa Park and Recreation Foundation’s It’s…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 31, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Development

A Scaled-Back Park Station Project Emerging

Visual simulation below.

LA MESA -- The long-awaited draft Environmental Impact Report on the proposed Park Station project in downtown La Mesa has been released and shows a scaled-back but still substantial project could be…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 31, 2014 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

La Mesa Library

Chamber Joins Forces With Library

LA MESA --The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce is joining forces with the La Mesa Public Library to help the library grow its membership.

Chamber officials announced this week that La Mesa Chamber members, associates and friends can now join the Friends of…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 30, 2014 at 7:56am — 1 Comment

La Mesa News Media

Is Patch Dead?

LA MESA -- It appears the local news experiment run at a huge corporate level, called Patch, is now dead, or at least being "significantly realigned," following its sale. I wondered aloud a few years ago how long AOL would continue to subsidize a revenue negative experiment.…


Added by Barry Jantz on January 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council

E-Cigarettes Get A La Mesa Pass -- For Now

LA MESA -- There is a reason they call election time "the silly season.''

It is only through that prism that what occurred during a three-hour City Council meeting Tuesday evening can make sense to close observers of what is usually a pretty…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 28, 2014 at 11:00pm — 19 Comments


For many years, generations, dating back to and a bit beyound the Roosevelt era, this nation has been in the throes of social restructuring and the evolution from a Republic based upon the Constitution to an American version, an American adaptation of Marxist/Trotski Collectivism which eventually brought the Soviet Union to ruin. Our own version is based upon what is euphemistically labelled as Social Equality but is…


Added by David Stanley on January 26, 2014 at 3:24pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Mayor Wants To Ban Sale Of E-Cigarettes

LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council will consider a proposal to ban the sale of the new "e-cigarettes" that are becoming popular with smokers.

In a proposal put on the agenda for Tuesday's City Council meeting, Mayor Art Madrid calls the new…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 25, 2014 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

On La Mesa: Heard on the Street

Of Peace, Education And Beer-fests Future

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- One of the subtle facets of the new Bo-beau in La Mesa is the community table you find just inside the bar to the right of the entrance.…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 22, 2014 at 7:28pm — 15 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

The Writer's Block

LA MESA -- Today I got up early and drove down to Kettner Boulevard to do what's called a press check at Neyenesch Printers. That's when the press stops, the pressman hands me a press sheet,  I and I tell him if it looks perfect before they print 5,000 of it. This…


Added by chris shea on January 22, 2014 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

Foothills Arts In February

Glass Meets Arts And Old Masters

LA MESA -- Debbie Solan (photo on the left) will be presenting a talk on the Art of Fusion Glass to the members of Foothills Art Association in their Gallery at…


Added by hazel ross on January 22, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

AT&T Shares 5 Must-Have Apps for Restaurant Week

While 180 restaurants drop prices and amp up specialty 3-course menus for Restaurant Week, San Diegans are looking forward to exploring new culinary tastes.

To help locals navigate and plan their way through one of SoCal's most popular weeks, Jan. 19-24, AT&T has prepared a list of 5 must-have apps. 

Bon App-étit!

Restaurant Week 2014:…


Added by Natasha Kendall on January 20, 2014 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Helix Charter High School News

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Big Crowd For Aquatics Crab-Fest Fundraiser

LA MESA -- Anyone who knows anything about high school…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 18, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

To see this video in HD/full-screen mode CLICK HERE.

Slides Burger Customers Feast On Helix Art

LA MESA -- The new …


Added by Gina Garcia on January 18, 2014 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

La Mesa People

La Mesa Follows County Poverty Levels

LA MESA -- The San Diego Association of Governments issued a poverty update for San Diego County and La Mesa landed right about at the county average.

The report estimated about 12 percent of La Mesa residents live at or below the federal poverty…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 16, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Recreation

Hearing Set On Shift From Tennis To 'Pickle' At Collier

LA MESA -- Tennis has found itself in a 'pickle' at Collier Park.

The City of La Mesa's Community Services Commission will hold a public hearing Jan. 29th on a plan to permanently replace the tennis courts at Collier Park with…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 16, 2014 at 3:54pm — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Police Hunting For Armed Robbery Suspect

LA MESA -- Police at 7:30 p.m. were conducting a manhunt, looking for an armed robbery suspect in the 7600 block of Normal Avenue.

Police said two suspects, both black males, wearing black jeans and black hooded sweatshirts, stole a Coach purse…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 15, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Car Thefts On The Rise In La Mesa

LA MESA -- Car thefts have increased markedly in La Mesa over the last year with Honda Civics, a brand popular with young thieves, leading the list of "most likely to be stolen.''

La Mesa police are sharing car theft statistics and giving advice to…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 15, 2014 at 2:23pm — 1 Comment

"Bigger isn't Better" Small works for your Sweet Heart.

Come view a gorgeous selection of Paintings of a smaller size!

11 x 14 inches or smaller was the challenge we issued to our talented Artists.

Please join us for an Artists reception

on January 18th

from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Light refreshments and wine will be served.…


Added by Debb on January 15, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

3-2 Vote Strips Madrid Of SANDAG Post

LA MESA -- 2014 is an election year for the La Mesa City Council and that was immediately clear in the first meeting of the year.

Tuesday night's council meeting began with a warm and heartfelt proclamation for Ron and Mary Alice Brady, honoring the…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 14, 2014 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Mayor's State Of The City Address 2014

 City Is In Good Shape, But Faces Challenges

LA MESA -- La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid delivered the following address at Tuesday's City Council meeting. It is his annual "Audit Report,'' reporting on the state of the city.

MADRID: Today as we enter the second bicentenary as an incorporated…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 14, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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