February 2011 La Mesa Blog Posts (55)

Are Your Smart Meters A Risk To Public Health?

This post was originally filed by LaMesaToday.Com member Susan Brinchman. The issues she raised have been discussed and responded to by utilities from throughout California. San Diego Gas & Electric responded below to questions raised by Brinchman and brought to their attention by LaMesaToday.com.


By Susan Brinchman

I would like to…


Added by Susan Brinchman on February 28, 2011 at 8:30am — 18 Comments

Crime Watch

Armed Gunman Robs Denny's

ALVARADO ROAD -- La Mesa Police are looking for a man who robbed the Denny's Restaurant at gunpoint just after 10:30 Sunday night.

Police said at about 10:31 p.m. one black male adult armed with a handgun entered the Denny’s Restaurant, located at 6970 Alvarado Road and demanded cash from the clerk while displaying a…


Added by La Mesa Today on February 28, 2011 at 5:40am — No Comments

Snow In The Mountains, Sun On The Beach

MT. HELIX -- Cars jockeyed for position above Mt. Helix Sunday as photographers came to get a shot of snows encapsulating the Cuyamaca's. But the view from nearby Mt. Nebo was pretty good too. This photo was taken from there by Anne Erdman, mother of LaMesaToday.com member Kim Dumas. The photo below was taken from Mt. Helix looking west:…


Added by La Mesa Today on February 27, 2011 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

A Walk Of Thanks And Remembrance

Raising Funds And Preserving Memories

By Chris Lavin & Gina Garcia


MISSION TRAILS PARK – The health challenges of youth are weighed on a different scale –one that knows the fragility of young life, the great potential at…


Added by La Mesa Today on February 27, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Woman's Club

Woman's Club Fundraiser Targets Scholarships

LA MESA -- It was rainy and dreary outside, but in the La Mesa Woman's Club on Wilson Street there was a lot of…


Added by La Mesa Today on February 26, 2011 at 3:03pm — 1 Comment

Community Theater



Tickets Going Fast For This Week's "Music…


Added by La Mesa Today on February 26, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Police Charge Juveniles In Downtown Robbery

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Police Department arrested two juveniles Thursday for a strong arm robbery that occurred on Feb. 13 at 4:50 P.M. at the bus bench of the Spring Street Trolley Station in the 4200 block of Spring Street. During the robbery, the suspects forcibly took the victim’s cell phone and began fighting with him. The victim…


Added by La Mesa Today on February 26, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments

Chamber Casino Royale Event



'Casino Party' Celebrates Chamber, La Mesa Heroes

MISSION VALLEY – Much of La Mesa moved 12 miles west Thursday night as the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce held its annual anniversary celebration and fundraiser at the Town & Country Hotel in Mission…


Added by La Mesa Today on February 24, 2011 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

The Umbrella

The other evening I walked over to a friend's house about a block away.  It was pouring and windy and cold.  I was very happy to have an umbrella to carry and a warm coat to wear.  As I put my umbrella outside his front door and stepped into the warmth of his house, …


Added by chris shea on February 24, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Should you pay off the house?

(CNN Money)

An increasing number of homeowners are considering paying off their mortgage early. While paying off debt generally is a sound strategy, homeowners also are aware that mortgage interest is tax-deductible, so paying off a mortgage early may not be in the best interest for all homeowners.


• Homeowners with credit card debt, and those who aren’t contributing the maximum amount to a 401(k), are advised to make…


Added by Gina Garcia on February 24, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Chief Lanning Fields Citizen Concerns

LEMON AVENUE -- La Mesa Police Chief Alan Lanning conducted a neighborhood meeting at Lemon Avenue Elementary School Wednesday night. He fielded kind questions from an apparently satisfied audience and used the opportunity to encourage residents to…


Added by La Mesa Today on February 23, 2011 at 8:32pm — 2 Comments

Big talk from cowards

Remember when you were in school? There were always a few punks who talked loud, pushed people around - always smaller than themselves - and bullied any and all that were afraid. I met a few and, broke one nose in those meetings. I discovered what most others never did or will: Stand up to them, get tougher than them, beat them at their own game and, on occasion, give them a licking they will always deny but never forget.…


Added by David Stanley on February 23, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Honoring Veterans

Council Honors World War II Vets

LA MESA -- The City Council began Tuesday night's meeting with a tribute to World War II veterans.

Councilman Dave Allan, who is heading the effort to dedicate a portion of Fletcher Parkway as Veterans Memorial Parkway, welcomed…


Added by La Mesa Today on February 22, 2011 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Property-Based Improvement District

Committee Chooses Lynn McCrea To Head Effort

LA MESA – The Steering Committee analyzing the possibility of establishing a property-based improvement district in downtown La Mesa held an organizational meeting Monday night and selected property owner Lynn McCrea as…


Added by La Mesa Today on February 21, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

The Heidi Street Makeover

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Neighborhood Banding Together To Help Neighbor In Need

HEIDI STREET – For more than three decades Garry Puda and most…


Added by La Mesa Today on February 21, 2011 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

Crime Watch

Young Robbers Beat Man, Steal Phone

SPRING STREET -- Police are looking for three youths who beat and robbed a pedestrian just before 7 p.m. Sunday evening.

La Mesa police said that at about 6:45 p.m. a 22 year old male was attacked and robbed by three suspects as the man was walking south in the 4200 block of Spring Street. One of the suspects…


Added by La Mesa Today on February 20, 2011 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Cleansing one's mind

Anarchists scream, money and power crazed unions prance for the cameras, leaving litter and filth strewn streets and lawns, stupid children caper waiving placards prepared by parents, teachers and union thugs, fake doctors weave the crowd issuing fake "doctor's excuses" for lying teachers and public employees, "news" cameras wander sucking up the union and socialist propaganda for equally stupid viewers. And…


Added by David Stanley on February 20, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Robber Takes Cash, Smashes Window

ALVARADO ROAD -- Just after 6 p.m. Saturday evening, La Mesa Police Officers responded to a report of a robbery at 70th Street and Alvarado Road.

The 33 year old male victim reported being robbed while crossing the street at the intersection of Alvarado Road and 70th Street. As the victim stood in the center median waiting for traffic to clear, he was approached by the…


Added by La Mesa Today on February 20, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

La Mesa Business

New Shops Opening Even In Tough Times

LA MESA – There is a truism in small business development that says recession offers a new business an opportunity; the first few quarters of any new business are difficult so why not get them out of the way when more…


Added by La Mesa Today on February 19, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Tom Fong Internationally Famous Artist comes to La Mesa

Foothills Art Association will be delighted to welcome the celebrated water color artist Tom Fong to La Mesa.

Tom will be demonstrating on Thursday 3rd March 2011 at 7.30pm in the City Chambers on Allison Avenue.  The general public is invited to come and see Tom paint in his bold spontaneous style and he has promised one of his original paintings…


Added by hazel ross on February 19, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

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