May 2012 La Mesa Blog Posts (39)

La Mesa Schools

Supporting The Military On The Homefront

LA MESA -- You are a young student. You Dad is a military man and he's deployed in Afghanistan.

You live with your Mom in a new…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 31, 2012 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Centennial Flag Day Parade

La Mesa Gearing Up For A Special Parade

LA MESA -- Saturday's Flag Day Parade is expected to be the biggest in recent history as the energy and participation of the…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 31, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Neighbors Interrupt Burglary Attempt

LA MESA -- At about 4:15 Tuesday afternoon La Mesa police received a call of a burglary that had just been interrupted in the 7400 block of Colony Drive.

The witnesses reported that they observed the suspect hanging out of the window of the…


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

Weekly Crime Report

Warnings Turning To Real Tickets

LA MESA -- Police are issuing a warning this week that warnings at the new Sacramento Avenue traffic  signs will be turning into tickets and offered advice for protecting homes during the cookout season.



Added by La Mesa Today on May 29, 2012 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Helix Charter High School

HELIX HIGH SCHOOL -- Rani Goyal, the executive director of Helix Charter High School, has suddenly left the La Mesa high school.

In an announcement that shocked some friends and supporters, Goyal apparently submitted her resignation and left the school on Friday.

In a formal statement, the school's board informed parents saying: "This letter is to notify…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 29, 2012 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Memorial Day

A Special Memorial Day Delivery For La Mesa

WASHINGTON D.C. -- City Councilman Dave Allan arrived right on schedule in the nation's capital Monday to deliver a special Memorial Day message from La Mesa.

Allan, above with capital staffers…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 28, 2012 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Rancho San Diego Accident

Vehicle Crashes Into Home

RANCHO SAN DIEGO -- Police and fire officials responded just before noon today to the report of a car crashing into a home.

A van carrying three people rammed into a home in the Corte Madera development just off of Willow Glen and Medinah/Steele…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 27, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Watchful Neighbor Helps Nab Burglars

LA MESA -- Police are crediting observant neighbors after the arrest of two burglary suspects.

Police said that just after 10 a.m. Tuesday, police received a report from a watchful neighbor who saw two men walking around the Upland Street area…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 23, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

La Mesa May End Prohibition

LA MESA -- La Mesa residents may soon be able to legally go into the wine or beer making business.

The council Tuesday agreed to consider changing arcane zoning laws that had prohibited residents from commercially producing alcoholic products in the…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 22, 2012 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

"La Mesa Past and Present"... a Special Art Show

Foothills Art Association will be putting on a special show to mark the Centennial of La Mesa during the month of June in its Porter Hall Gallery at 4910 Memorial Drive. The show which starts on June 2nd and runs through Wednesday 3rd July will show paintings of La Mesa over the last 100 years. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am -4 pm, admission is…


Added by hazel ross on May 22, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Maintenance

Sewer 'Smoke Tests' Start Wednesday

LA MESA -- The City of La Mesa has awarded a contract to conduct smoke testing of the sewer pipes within the area bound by State Route 125, Fletcher Parkway, the City Limit and Dallas Street. Smoking testing is a tool that the City uses to detect defects in the sewer pipes and system. An informational flyer will be distributed to the neighborhood 48 hours prior to the…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 22, 2012 at 6:49am — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Praise For A  Citizen's Tip

LA MESA -- This week's report from the city Police Department includes a couple traffic warnings and praise for a citizen who had the nerve to help police with an arrest.

Case Highlights:

On Friday, May…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 21, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Back To The '50s Car Show

Car Show Will Start Just One Week Late

LA MESA -- The Back To The '50s Car Show has an official starting time.

Rick Bucklew, the Village auto merchant heading up this year's car show effort, said he was able to work out final details with city officials and the permitting will allow…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 21, 2012 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Property Based Improvement District

 Ewin And PBID Supporters Talk Turkey

LA MESA -- After last month's City Council meeting, supporters of creating a Property Based Improvement District for the La Mesa Village left stunned by the council's decision not to sign the pro-PBID petition.

At the heart of their ire was City…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 21, 2012 at 9:24pm — 12 Comments

Soap Box Derby

Down To The Wire Drama In La Mesa

LA MESA -- For more than four hours, the Soap Box Derby cars had been launching like planes at an airport.

Heat after heat, the young drivers ducking down and straining for the best groove in the road that slopes west down past La Mesa Middle School.

By 2…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 19, 2012 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Police Arrest Man Who Approached School Girls

LA MESA -- One of the more disturbing crime reports of this week may have had a positive outcome with the arrest of a local man.

School resource officers at Grossmont High School had received reports from high school girls being approached by men on their way to school.

The La Mesa Police Department, in a joint effort with the El Cajon Police…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 19, 2012 at 8:16am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Gunman Hits Sam's Market

UNIVERSITY AVENUE -- Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Friday night at Sam's Market on University Avenue.

Police said that at about 9:30 p.m. a man entered the market at 7587 University and brandished a small dark colored handgun with a…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 19, 2012 at 8:03am — No Comments

Crime Watch

'Suspicious Device' Determined To Be Safe

LA MESA -- Police were warning of traffic delays along Alvarado Road where they were investigating report of a suspicious device this morning.

Police said they were coordinating efforts with the Metro Transit System Police and later included the San Diego Sheriff's Department, but later determine the situation was safe.

Police had told motorists to…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 18, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

O'Dunn Running For City Council

LA MESA -- Village Merchant Shannon O'Dunn, owner of O'Dunn Fine Art on La Mesa Boulevard, was telling friends and colleagues Wednesday that she plans to run for City Council in November.

O'Dunn, who is also a retired college professor, instantly won…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 16, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Flag Day

LA MESA -- Village merchants combined efforts Wednesday evening and raised a nice chunk of change to help support next month's Flag Day Parade.

Sanfillipo's Pizza, La Torta, Centifontis, the Regal Grill and other local establishments contributed food and drink. Harmonica John Frazer supplied great blues and local…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 16, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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