September 2013 La Mesa Blog Posts (42)

La Mesa Business

Explaining The Allure Of The Dish

LA MESA -- Fiesta is a line of ceramic dinnerware glazed in differing solid colors manufactured and marketed by the Homer Laughlin China Company of Newell, West Virginia.

The original shapes, glazes and concept of combining various colors were…


Added by Frank Robert Dittmer on September 30, 2013 at 10:00pm — 8 Comments

La Mesa Arts

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Steampunk Opening Mixed Genres, Crowd

Second Video…


Added by Gina Garcia on September 28, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

 Signs Of Progress Along El Cajon  Boulevard

LA MESA -- Six or seven years ago, La Mesa city development officials believed El Cajon Boulevard as it runs…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 24, 2013 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Insanity in our nation

Apart from everything else happening today in our country that drives everyone mad, we must, are forced to endure the concept of Political Correctness. "Political Correctness" is the answer to almost every ill in our society today or so it is believed by the totally and completely insane portion thereof who view themselves as far above the majority of the "rest" of us. They are the people, the "Progressives" who have…


Added by David Stanley on September 24, 2013 at 7:58am — No Comments

`Un-Fashion Show’ to benefit Komen walk


LA MESA -- Windermere office manager Carey Guthrie, a board of directors member with the Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® (PSAR), is organizing PSAR’s second annual Un-Fashion Show starting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, the Royal Palace, 1340 Broadway, El Cajon. The event, open to the public, will benefit Team Pink, a group of walkers…


Added by rick griffin on September 23, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Business

After Picking, Real Work -- And Science -- Begins

See slideshow below.

LA MESA -- When we last left the energetic owners of La Mesa's San Pasqual Winery, they were driving slowly away from a picturesque vineyard in Jamul with a ton or so of Petit Sirah grapes…


Added by Gina Garcia on September 22, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Healthcare

Celebrating Health Services For Children

LA MESA -- A perfect, sunny Saturday with just a touch of fall in the air greeted hundreds of families attending Saturday's annual Kids Care Fest in Briercrest Park.

Pony rides and drumming lessons mixed with special advice from doctors, dentists…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 21, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Decline and Fall?

I just learned about the latest spewings of the National Socialist Democrats. In light of the recent murders at the Navy Yard, brought about largely by its own USIS lackluster and "Good enough for government work" background investigations, they are now shouting to the ill informed and "Gimme, I wants more" mob of voters that should the government "shut down" it will be all the Republican's fault and implying that…


Added by David Stanley on September 21, 2013 at 9:01am — No Comments

World Communion Sunday: Sharing "The Quiet Constant that Unites Believers of Christ"

World Communion Sunday

Sharing “The Quiet Constant that Unites Believers of Christ”*



Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on September 20, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

East County Development

New Housing Development Proposal Near West Hills High

SAN DIEGO, CA – The San Diego City Council voted unanimously this week to approve dual scenarios for the Castlerock Housing Development, which is located in District 7. The motion made by San Diego Councilman Scott Sherman included a preference of having the development eventually annexed to the City of Santee.

Upon approval, Councilman Scott…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 20, 2013 at 6:39am — No Comments

Broken Records and Rubber Stamps

Ever hear the saying, "Its good enough for government work"? Sure you have. You've probably used it hundreds of times over the years. "Good enough for government work". I have. Anyone who has ever worked for any level of government at any time over, what, perhaps the last 40 or 50 years I'm sure has not only said it but have applied it. I worked for either the federal government or a City government from 1960 to 1999…


Added by David Stanley on September 20, 2013 at 6:32am — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Kids Health And Emergency Preparedness Targeted

LA MESA -- Special health care services for children will be the focus of this weekend's Kids Care Fest. See Emergency Preparedness section below for details.

 Case Highlights: On 09-10-13 at approximately 10:59 P.M., La…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 18, 2013 at 5:22pm — No Comments

La Mesa. What a great place!

Day after day we witness "news" reports of the massive devastation suffered in Colorado. Many deaths, over 300 persons missing, hundreds of millions of dollars, or more, of destruction and it just keeps getting worse. Homes and businesses lost, Lives completely and totally torn apart, memories swept away in the floods never to be recovered. Colorado, a beautiful place and a grand place to live but, in that part of the…


Added by David Stanley on September 18, 2013 at 7:33am — No Comments

La Mesa Church News

Seminar Focuses On Christian Caregiving

LA MESA -- Want to learn to be an active listener and reach out to others in a distinctively Christian way?

On Saturday, September 28th, St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church will host a Stephen Ministry Introductory…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 16, 2013 at 6:17pm — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

Nikola Tesla Meets Sgt. Pepper In Upcoming Art Show

LA MESA -- Shannon O'Dunn doesn't just present art at her gallery on La Mesa Boulevard,…


Added by Gina Garcia on September 16, 2013 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Business

From The Vineyard To The Crush

LA MESA -- When Linda McWilliams called to ask if we wanted to join she and her husband to trace La Mesa's first…


Added by Gina Garcia on September 15, 2013 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

La Mesa Arts

La Mesa Gets A New Recording Studio

LA MESA -- There was a larger crowd than usual at the weekly appearance of the Sam Johnson Jazz Group on Friday.

And guests filling the afternoon seats at Cosmos Coffee Café on La Mesa Boulevard in the Village might have noticed a bit more vim and…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 15, 2013 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Crime Watch

Officer Injured As Suspect Attempts To Grab Gun

LA MESA -- A Spring Valley man is facing felony charges after injuring a La Mesa police officer during a Saturday afternoon struggle in which the man tried to take a police officer's gun.

Police said that Saturday at about 3:53 p.m., La…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 14, 2013 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

East Country Schools

Band Reunion Strikes Up The Band

SPRING VALLEY -- Late summer is high school reunion season.  Traditionally, high school graduates everywhere attempt to get together every ten years to catch up with old friends and to relive high school memories.…


Added by Andy Phemister on September 14, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Bo-beau La Mesa Gets A Head Chef

LA MESA -- Reconstruction work and staff training is underway at the new Cohn Restaurant Group's Bo- beau kitchen + garden and the new restaurant now has a new chef.

The Cohn Group has announced that a young chef hired away from the well-regarded…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 14, 2013 at 6:26am — No Comments

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