March 2012 La Mesa Blog Posts (48)

Gina Garcia: The Homefront

Getting A Peek At La Mesa's Hidden Gems

LA MESA -- Tucked in away from the streets, down quiet lanes and in shaded ravines, the gardeners of La Mesa are creating some amazing places.

Dozens of people bought tickets to have a few moments enjoying the labors of these master gardeners. From collections…


Added by Gina Garcia on March 31, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

On La Mesa

Rediscovering The Staff Of Life

LA MESA -- It occurred to me halfway through my Saturday morning that Howard Richardson is a modern day Tom Sawyer.

Not long after he let me prepare my own dinner on his professional stove, I told him I'd love to learn how he makes the bread that is the…


Added by Chris Lavin on March 31, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Robbers Smash And Grab At Park Estates

LA MESA -- Arlene Moore, owner of Park Estates Antiques, was cleaning up today after an overnight burglary that left her La Mesa Boulevard store in a shambles.

Moore said the burglars crashed her front door and smashed a number of the jewelry…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 29, 2012 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Theater Review

Big Success For 'L'il Abner'

By Chris Lavin Editor

LA MESA -- When the curtain rises on a Peter Pan Jr. Theater production on opening night, there are always a lot of firsts.

This is, after all, a largely Middle School-aged cast so for many on the…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 29, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

East County Earth Day

Big Crowds Likely For Mt. Helix Earth Day Sunday

MT. HELIX -- Sunday begins a busy season of events atop Mt. Helix with the annual East County Earth Day celebration at 11 a.m.

This free family-friendly program this Sunday runs from 11 am - 3 pm featuring a children's art contest in which winners receive passes…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 29, 2012 at 5:49am — 2 Comments

San Miguel Fire District RFP Yields CalFire Proposal of Takeover

Good meeting at San Miguel Fire District boardroom Wednesday evening. What do we all think about the possible takeover of our local fire department services by Cal Fire? This family's jury's out!

Added by Rick & Kathy Teisher (Tish) on March 28, 2012 at 9:43pm — No Comments

La Mesa/Mt. Helix Garden Tour

A Centennial Tour Of Special La Mesa G ardens

LA MESA -- This Saturday the San Diego Horticultural Society and La Mesa Beautiful are presenting a unique La Mesa-centric garden tour intended to help celebrate the city's Centennial.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and begins at the…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 28, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Development

Old Police Station Disappears; Lot Future Uncertain

LA MESA -- The old Police Station on Allison Avenue is almost complete.

Crews Wednesday were loading the remnants of its basement and soon there will just be a graded, empty lot at the city's civic center point.

The property,…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 28, 2012 at 4:13pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Politics

England Wins Jacob Endorsement For Assembly

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob this week endorsed Lemon Grove City Council member Mary England for the 79th State Assembly District seat.

Jacob, a long serving County Supervisor with many ties in the community, was…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 28, 2012 at 3:48pm — No Comments

East County Schools

East County Gets An Olympic-sized Pool

EL CAJON -- On a sun-drenched spring afternoon, teachers, students and parents from Granite Hills High School gathered with local…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 28, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Of Dogpatch, L'il Abner and Cornpone

LA MESA -- Both literally and figuratively, Tuesday's City Council meeting may heretofore be known as the "L'il Abner Night" in local politics.

City Councilman Mark Arapostathis had to miss the meeting because he is directing "L'il Abner'' for…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 27, 2012 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club

Radio Host Stacy Taylor Visits Dem Club

LA MESA -- Stacy Taylor will be the featured speaker at the La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club April 4th at 7 p.m. at the La Mesa Community Center.

Stacy is no stranger to the Club, having already made multiple appearances. His first…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 27, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Public Safety

Safety Handbook Heading To Mailboxes

LA MESA -- During the next couple of weeks, La Mesa residents will receive a copy of the City of La Mesa Safety Handbook, which was developed by the La Mesa Police Department in collaboration with Heartland Fire and Rescue.

The Safety Handbook…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 27, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Police Begin New Weekly Crime Report

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Police Department has begun…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 26, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Village


Antique Street Faire Filling Village Streets

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Antique Street Faire dodged the rain predictions and again proved to be a big draw for antique lovers.

Arlene Moore, president of the La Mesa Village Merchants Association, said there were more vendors this year and the crowds seemed to be building to larger…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 25, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Village News

New Girl's Boutique Opens On The Boulevard

LA MESA -- The newest addition to the La Mesa Village merchant lineup is a pretty little store named Sugar & Spice, a girl's…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 24, 2012 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

La Mesa Schools

Middle Schoolers Build Robot And Compete

JACKSON DRIVE -- Eight students from College Preparatory Middle School (CPMS) competed in the Greater San Diego Botball Tournament…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 22, 2012 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Giving

La Mesa Family Leading March Of Dimes Event

LA MESA -- Having had a healthy full-term pregnancy with their first son, Krista Torquato of La Mesa never dreamed she’d experience anything different. However, at 34 weeks she had a tear in her placenta and went into preterm labor delivering Tyler…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 21, 2012 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Two Arrested After High Speed Chase

SEVERIN DRIVE -- La Mesa police conducted a high-speed chase just after 5:30 Tuesday evening that resulted in a crash and the arrest of two suspects.

Police said an officer had noticed a vehicle attempting to elude him in the area of Fletcher…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 21, 2012 at 5:47am — No Comments

La Mesa Health Care

 Seniors Group To Host Alzheimer’s Discussion

LA MESA -- The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St., will host a free seniors discussion group on the 10 early detection signs of Alzheimer’s disease from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 28.

The public is invited to attend, and RSVP is not required. The speaker will be Diane Beach,…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 20, 2012 at 6:49pm — No Comments

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