June 2014 La Mesa Blog Posts (39)

La Mesa Politics

Filings Show November Slate Growing

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- As the summer moves on, slowly the November election season is starting to take shape with new candidates emerging and some…


Added by La Mesa Today on June 29, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Business

O'Dunn Fine Art Bounces Right Back

LA MESA -- Shannon O'Dunn was presenting an art show in honor of her late husband when a truck ripped through the front of her store, O'Dunn Fine Art on La Mesa Boulevard. Glass shards sprayed through the gallery, ruining the facade and all the…


Added by Gina Garcia on June 29, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

New CD Features Cosmos Music

LA MESA -- If you haven't stopped in lately on the Friday afternoon jazz sessions at Cosmos Coffee Cafe, you're missing the ever-maturing quality of this music scene.

The Sam Johnson Trio, the impresarios of this weekly event, have produced a "Live At…


Added by La Mesa Today on June 27, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Civility

Tips On Good Cell Phone Behavior

To remind cell phone users to mind their mobile manners, National Cell Phone Courtesy Month kicks off July 1. With so many Americans owning a cell phone (91 percent to be exact, according to the PEW Research Center), we could all use a few pointers on cell phone…


Added by Chris Harkins on June 27, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Grossmont Healthcare District accepting applications for board vacancy

The Grossmont Healthcare District, an East County public agency, is accepting applications to fill a vacant seat on its board of directors.


Applicants must be registered voters living with the District boundaries and are required to file a Fair Political Act Disclosure Statement. Applications should include qualifications and reasons for wanting to serving on the board. Applications can be mailed to the GHD offices, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa, CA 91942. Deadline for…


Added by rick griffin on June 27, 2014 at 8:33am — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

Little Mary Sunshine Shines In La Mesa

LA MESA -- C. Hook Theater's production of Little Mary Sunshine opened to an appreciative audience at the Joan Kroc Theater on University Avenue.…


Added by La Mesa Today on June 26, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Letter From A Distant Friend

There's No Place Like Home

ENGLAND -- I spent the majority of my younger years growing up in La Mesa. Looking back, my time spent there was idyllic and slightly charmed. I have extremely fond memories of working at Cosmos for 5+ years, drinking and socializing at Hoffer’s,…


Added by Bri Dugan on June 25, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

City Employee Raises Are Approved, 4-1

LA MESA -- La Mesa's city employees will be getting their first raises in seven years.

The council voted 4-1 Tuesday evening to approve new, two-year contracts that will give city workers 3 percent raises each of the next two …


Added by La Mesa Today on June 25, 2014 at 5:37am — 3 Comments

Seniors group at La Mesa health library to learn about sex after age 60 on Wednesday, June 25

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 program titled “The History of Sex: Sex After 60,” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25. The public is invited to attend and RSVP is not required. The speaker will be Dr. Eric Z. Shapira, a clinical gerontologist.


The discussion on June 25 will include the history of sex, sex 101, dating, romancing and the…


Added by rick griffin on June 24, 2014 at 11:20am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Summer Heat Poses Risks For Kids In Cars

LA MESA -- As summer heat rises once again, police are warning motorists to be especially vigilant about leaving children unattended in hot cars. See Traffic Information below.

Case Highlights: On Sunday May 25, 2014, at…


Added by La Mesa Today on June 24, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Youth basketball camps at Cuyamaca, Grossmont colleges


EL CAJON – For parents looking for a way their kids could burn off energy in a fun, safe way, coaches at Cuyamaca and Grossmont colleges are leading coed basketball camps in July and August.

Rob Wojtkowski, head basketball coach at Cuyamaca College, is putting on summer basketball camps for youngsters to receive expert instruction in basketball, as well as individual character development. The camps are sponsored by the men’s basketball office at Cuyamaca…


Added by Della Elliott on June 24, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

La Mesa Boulevard Renovation

Downtown Village Project Begins July 7th

LA MESA -- City Public Works officials announced Monday that construction on the long-awaited La Mesa Boulevard renovation will begin July 7th.

Officials said every effort will be made to make use of night-time hours and to reduce disruption of…


Added by La Mesa Today on June 23, 2014 at 8:00pm — 15 Comments

La Mesa Business

New Heart Center Passes Milestone

LA MESA -- On Friday construction workers and officials from Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Grossmont Healthcare District and McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., held a joint “Topping Out” ceremony at the site…


Added by La Mesa Today on June 21, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

HeART of Mt. Helix Tickets On Sale Now

LA MESA -- One of the…


Added by Gina Garcia on June 21, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Gunmen Rob Yum Yum Donuts

LA MESA -- Just before 10 p.m. Thursday night, two males robbed the Yum Yum Donut shop located at 7550 El Cajon Boulevard in La Mesa.

The two males entered the store and one of the males displayed a black handgun. The suspect with the handgun demanded cash…


Added by La Mesa Today on June 21, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

City Workers Get 6 percent Over Two Years

LA MESA -- The negotiations between the City of La Mesa and its employees have been settled with a two-year  agreement that will give three percent raises to all employees each of the next two years.

The council at its Tuesday evening meeting…


Added by La Mesa Today on June 20, 2014 at 12:04pm — 6 Comments

On La Mesa: Gina Garcia

Is There A Broader Vision?

LA MESA -- Sitting through a four-hour public hearing is a test. A challenge to the spine, the legs and, as 11 p.m. approached, a test of will.

Still, as the Park Station hearing played out slowly…


Added by Gina Garcia on June 20, 2014 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Back To The '50s Car Show

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The Beautiful Machines Gather Again

LA MESA -- The Back to the '50s Car Show returned to La Mesa…


Added by La Mesa Today on June 19, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Park Station Project

Park Station Proposal Hits A Major Snag

LA MESA -- For a time Wednesday night, it looked like the Park Station project's arrival before the city's Planning Commission was going to be a text-book case of the well-organized developer versus the Not-In-My-Backyard Gang.

Seated throughout…


Added by La Mesa Today on June 19, 2014 at 7:00am — 11 Comments

Fiestaware Poppy is Here!

Poppy is here, just in time for your summer entertaining.


The excitement has been building for months as collectors, shoppers and retailers have been waiting with anticipation for the arrival of the newest color to the Fiestaware lineup.  The wait is over with the first delivery of Poppy to…


Added by Frank Robert Dittmer on June 18, 2014 at 1:32pm — No Comments

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