March 2013 La Mesa Blog Posts (55)

Points of interest

Regarding the brand new article about the Democratic Club appointment, I found a couple of things very interesting:

After reading the article I noted that any and all input from the public had been automatically blocked. Now, why would that be?…


Added by David Stanley on March 31, 2013 at 11:29pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa History

Across The Ages

LA MESA -- La Mesa Today contributing member Steve Sund sent filed this Easter "before and after'' photo essay on Mt. Nebo then and now.…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 31, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments

The role of government.

The teacher quiets the classroom, stands for several moments to ensure she has the attention of all the students and then asks, "What Is The Role Of Government".  The quiet continues as students look everywhere but at the teacher hoping she does not call on them for answers or opinions. No responses. A response from the back of the room: "To give us stuff". A snickering accompanied by nods of agreement. Years ago, when you and I were in school, a scene like this could not be imagined. We…


Added by David Stanley on March 31, 2013 at 6:02am — No Comments

La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club April 3rd Program

Cindy Marten, newly appointed Superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District, will be the featured speaker at the La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club April 3rd meeting.  Ms. Marten will address some of the challenges facing modern urban school districts like San Diego's.  San Diego Unified is currently struggling with a large budget deficit and is moving forward with a plan to sell off $50 million worth of its properties to help achieve a balance.  Over 60% of the new funds coming…


Added by Stuart Strenger on March 30, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The current poster boy

Of course you are aware of, either through personal thoughts or actions or through the none stop, 24 hour a day, "wear 'em down" coverage of "news" regarding this gun thing. Every time a shooting occurs it seems the Brown Shirts rush to their closets and pull their placquards out, dust them off and set out to march and sing about new gun laws. Never mind that there exists thousands of gun laws throughout the country…


Added by David Stanley on March 30, 2013 at 5:23am — No Comments

Spring Harp Fest

It's Free. It's Fun. It's For Everyone!

Details filed by organizers of the Spring Harp Fest.

LA MESA -- Oh Yeah!! Once again we are proud to announce the 14th Annual SPRING HARP FEST. Be sure to…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 29, 2013 at 6:31am — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Talking Short Term Troubles, Long Term Hopes

LA MESA -- That 300 airplanes landed safely at Lindburgh Field is not news.

That one plane crashes, is huge news.

With that in mind, herewith the real news from the La Mesa City Council's five-hour strategic planning…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 28, 2013 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

Crime Watch

Police Solve Multiple Auto Burglaries

LA MESA --  Police Wednesday arrested a San Diego man for a number of auto burglaries.

Police said they arrested Nikolas Aledam, 29, of San Diego, for a series of vehicle burglaries mainly targeted at Ford Rangers. Aledam was taken into custody at the courthouse when he showed up for an unrelated court appearance. Police charge that Aledam is responsible for more…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 28, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa People

First Family of Coffee Expands

LA MESA -- The Bejar family, which runs …


Added by Gina Garcia on March 28, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

You’re Invited! Share Holy Week and Easter with the People of the United Church of Christ of La Mesa

Holy Week, the seven days beginning with Palm Sunday that pave the road to Easter, is the most solemn week in the Christian Year.  Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday - and Easter Sunday, each a step in our journey, draw us into the very heart and soul of our faith.   The people of the United Church of Christ of La Mesa (UCCLM) invite you to walk with us on that journey, to join us in worship:            


Maundy Thursday, March…


Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on March 27, 2013 at 1:19pm — No Comments

A bridge to nowhere

"A bridge to nowhere".  Heard that phrase before?  Sure you have. It is bandied about all the time when talking about practically anything conceived of or done by either Federal, State or local government. Grandiose plans requiring massive expenditure of OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY - in this case OUR TAX MONEY!.  One can find these "bridges to nowhere" everywhere throughout the country as well as around the world, purchased…


Added by David Stanley on March 27, 2013 at 11:58am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Charting A Course In Troubled Waters

LA MESA -- For five hours Thursday, La Mesa's political leadership will gather in the new fire house, next door to the new police station and just a few yards from a ten acre swatch of downtown La Mesa that lies virtually vacant. And just a few a blocks…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 27, 2013 at 7:35am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Seniors

A New Exercise Option For Seniors

LA MESA -- Renovations are underway in a portion of the La Mesa Senior Center property on La Mesa Boulevard at University Avenue.

Greg Humora, the city's Public Works chief, said crews will be constructing a senior citizen outdoor exercise facility and…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 26, 2013 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

A Challenge to the City Council (Delivered at the 3/26 Meeting)

         Mayor Madrid and Council members: You may have read an article in the U/T a month or two ago about a program the city of Escondido implemented to reduce the cost of firefighting services - more specifically the cost of Emergency Medical Services. I heard a presentation about this program from the two senior Firemen in Escondido last Friday. Their work, like all fire departments, has increasingly shifted from fighting fires to providing EMT services. Escondido's 2012 calls…


Added by Russell Buckley on March 26, 2013 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

La Mesa City Council

A Quiet Night At Council

LA MESA -- The City Council met Tuesday and, for the most part, the meeting was routine and uneventful.

San Diego Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister stopped by for his annual visit, sharing with the council that almost 45 percent of all property…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 26, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Coffee With All The Perks

LA MESA -- This Jewel of the Hills' coffee wars opens a new chapter this week with a new entrant, a coffee cafe that is shooting for the consistency and ambiance of Starbucks with a richer selection of sandwiches…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 26, 2013 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

La Mesa Business

Learning A Recipe For Safety

LA MESA -- Points for candor for the San Diego Culinary Institute for teaching its students that things don't always go as planned in the commercial kitchen.

Heartland Fire officials Monday morning taught a group of chefs-to-be how to properly use a fire…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 25, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Apology? Are you kidding?

I returned home after my second tour of the Southeast Asia Theatre to be greeted by filthy, feather festooned reeking hippies. To them, the amazingly stupid collegiate mob and those fanning the flames, the press, I and my fellows were the "Baby Killers". The only time I could wear my uniform, of which I was proud, was on base, period. Away from those sequestered surroundings I was once more the "Baby Killer". I read…


Added by David Stanley on March 25, 2013 at 10:29am — No Comments


"A man has got to know his limitations". Like wise "a business" and, perhaps even more importantly, A GOVERNMENT.  Suppose for a moment that your wife or husband continually spends the family money, and spends it on frivolous things, things not needed. Suppose this spouse continues to keep the family in a state of financial crises all the time by this spending and, when confronted, always starts a fight to deflect the…


Added by David Stanley on March 25, 2013 at 8:36am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Man Stabbed In Village Fight

LA MESA -- Police arrested four men after a Sunday evening fight on La Mesa Boulevard left one victim with stab wounds to his chest.

Police said that just after 8:30 p.m. officers responded to a report of a fight and a possible stabbing in the 8100 block…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 25, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

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