May 2013 La Mesa Blog Posts (49)

Friends of the La Mesa Library

Added by La Mesa Today on May 30, 2013 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Village Development

Lots Of Ideas For Improving La Mesa Village

LA MESA -- More than 100 residents gathered at the Community Center Thursday evening to talk downtown.

Presented by the city's Planning Department with an overview of efforts to reassess the condition and needs of the La Mesa Village downtown…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 30, 2013 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

La Mesa Government

Taking A Close Look At Village Future

LA MESA -- The title of tonight's workshop was clearly the product of those who are a little too close to the government details. Downtown…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 30, 2013 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

La Mesa City Council

City OKs $50-million Housing Project On Coleman Site

LA MESA -- For the second time in two months, the La Mesa City Council heard a pitch for a development that could replace a long-standing eye-sore, add to the city's tax base and alienate a neighborhood.

And in both cases, council…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 28, 2013 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Memorial Day. In Memorium

Memorial Day. In Memorium

LA MESA -- Each year on this day many of us, some of us, pause and pay tribute to our fallen heroes. For we veterans, those…


Added by David Stanley on May 27, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Jazz Legend Poncho Sanchez to Honor East County Music Students

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Poncho Sanchez is coming to the East County to celebrate the Grossmont Union High School District Honor Jazz Band students.

Helix Charter High School Associate Band Director, Mike Benge, is a professional jazz musician and a member of the popular San Diego-based band B-Side Players. Having played with many well-known musicians, Benge thought it would be a great experience for the students if he were able to meld his professional musician life…


Added by Jennifer Osborn on May 25, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Cohn Group May Buy Gingham

LA MESA -- Rumors began circulating through La Mesa Saturday that the Cohn Restaurant Group, San Diego's premier restaurant organization, will be the next to try and solve the riddle that has been the corner of La Mesa Boulevard and Fourth Street where Gingham was located for the last year.

The Cohn Group was not ready to announce a deal yet but one of their partners…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 25, 2013 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Crime Watch: Spider-Man Masked Gunman Robs Station

LA MESA -- Early Friday morning at approximately 1:24 AM, police received a report of a robbery that just occurred in the 7900 block of University Avenue. The suspect walked into the gas station wearing a Spiderman mask and pulled out a black semi-automatic pistol. The suspect told a customer to lie on the floor and then began kicking the man. The suspect demanded money from the clerk and was last seen running northbound on La Mesa Boulevard. The loss was approximately $300 and the clerk was… Continue

Added by La Mesa Today on May 24, 2013 at 6:19am — No Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Lavin

A Great Way To End A Week

LA MESA -- One of the unsung delights of life in La Mesa is a special way to end your work week a little early.

Every Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. the Sam Johnson…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 23, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Healthcare

Large Healthcare Fair Saturday

LA MESA -- The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce is offering exhibit booth space to any health-related for-profit business or non-profit organization for Summer Healthcare Saturday, the largest annual free health fair in San Diego’s East County region. The health fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, near the movie theaters at the Grossmont…


Added by rick griffin on May 22, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

La Mesa Soap Box Derby

Stephenson, Wood Win Chance At Akron

LA MESA -- Two East County boys defeated all competitors in their divisions to become champions of the Drew Ford/Kiwanis Club of La Mesa Soap Box Derby, held Saturday, May 18, on Junior High Drive adjacent to La Mesa Middle School.

Stock Division…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 22, 2013 at 6:46am — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

Tuesday Is Talent Night In The Village

LA MESA -- Tuesdays are Open Mic nights at Cosmos and are becoming a popular place to sit, have a hot drink or dessert and enjoy the eclectic talent of the city's young and aspiring. Last night the crowd enjoyed a series of singers and monologue spoken…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 22, 2013 at 6:25am — No Comments

La Mesa Schools

LMAAC Working Group From Left: Ginger Radenheimer, Beth Thomas, Mark Arapostathis and Jon Hayman.

New Performing Arts Magnet…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 21, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Health News

Help Seeking On-Line Health Information

LA MESA -- The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free senior discussion group presentation on “Alternatives to Google: Finding Health Information Online,” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22. The public is invited to attend, and RSVP is not required. The speaker will be…


Added by rick griffin on May 21, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

DUI Enforcement Planned For Holiday Weekend

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LA MESA -- Despite public information campaigns and increased enforcement, alcohol-impaired driving remains a major killer on American roadways. State…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 21, 2013 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Authors and Artists Exhibit

Hope to see a great crowd at the La Mesa Library's program, Authors and Artists on June 15. Find out more about a great gallery with a great variety of art.  Midge Hyde curator/director

Added by midge hyde on May 20, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Early Morning Robbery Injures One

LA MESA -- A man was attacked and injured during a robbery early Monday morning near the Motel Six on Alvarado Road.

Police said that about 2:27 a.m. they were called to the Motel 6 at 7621 Alvarado Road regarding a robbery that had just occurred.…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 20, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Antiques Rule The Boulevard

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LA MESA -- The La Mesa Village Merchants Association hosted its annual Antique Street Faire on Sunday with crowds enjoying a stroll along La Mesa Boulevard punctuated by browsing among virtually every conceivable…


Added by Gina Garcia on May 19, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Brother Coming To Sister's Defense Is Stabbed

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LA MESA -- A domestic dispute early Sunday morning escalated into a fight with extended family members and led to a stabbing that left one man in the hospital in…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 19, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Soap Box Derby


Hi-Tech Races Off To Fast Start

See Race Video Below.

LA MESA -- The new hi-tech La Mesa Soap Box Derby was off to a multi-media start Saturday on Jr. High Drive in West La Mesa as racers began competing for the cherished slot in the national competition later this summer in Ohio.

The La Mesa Soap Box…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 18, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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