September 2015 La Mesa Blog Posts (16)

La Mesa Government

Senator Anderson Visiting La Mesa

LA MESA -- California Sen. Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) will listen to constituents and invite ideas on how to improve state government at a “Community Coffee” starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Chapel at Grossmont, 5651 Water St., La Mesa. The…


Added by rick griffin on September 29, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Oktoberfest

In response to a cry for a more-German focused Oktoberfest, the 42ndAnnual La Mesa Oktoberfest is back with a classic German theme.

            “We’re listening to what our customers have to say about what they want at our downtown La Mesa Oktoberfest,” said Arlene Moore a member of the La Mesa Merchants Association.  She continued, “in…


Added by LM Today on September 26, 2015 at 12:47pm — No Comments

joint concert of the San Diego concert band and the Delta Music Makers from British Columbia


La Mesa…. The La Mesa Park and Recreation Foundation announces a joint concert of the San Diego concert band and the Delta Music Makers from British Columbia. The concert will be held at the beautiful outdoor amphitheatre at Harry Griffen…


Added by LM Today on September 23, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

"Wild rumor" about Keating's

During a discussion about small businesses in La Mesa and after speaking of the reports of closings of San Filippos, O'Dunns, and Cosmos, it was mentioned that Don Keating's was also closing.  Dang.  I felt the need to…


Added by Jay Anderson on September 23, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

Realtors Will Show Their Talents

LA MESA -- Who said real estate agents can only sell houses?

 La Mesa realtor Carey Guthrie is directing and producing a talent show this week that will feature…


Added by rick griffin on September 21, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa to host East County's largest community health fair

The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will present “Health Fair Saturday,” the East County region’s largest annual free community-wide health fair, from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, at Grossmont Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr., La Mesa, near the movie theaters at the mall.


Organizers expect more than 35 exhibit booths will feature health screenings for cholesterol, body mass index, blood pressure and blood glucose-diabetes, as well as the latest information…


Added by rick griffin on September 19, 2015 at 12:06pm — No Comments

La Mesan Claudia Sandoval Named Masterchef

Masterchef Claudia Sandoval

Season Six of Masterchef came to conclusion as host, executive producer and judge Gordon Ramsay named Claudia Sandoval the winner of FOX’s hit home cooking competition series.  Sandoval, 31, is an events manager from La Mesa.  In addition to…


Added by LM Today on September 17, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Fire Burns La Mesa Motel

Heartland Fire worked to put out a 2-alarm fire at the Rodeway Inn on Spring Street early Tuesday morning, Heartland Fire said.

The fire was reported at 4:42 a.m. at the hotel at 4210 Spring Street. Firefighters arrived a few minutes later. Multiple fire engines worked to put out the fire and the hotel was…


Added by LM Today on September 15, 2015 at 6:44am — No Comments

La Mesa health library hosts art exhibit

The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, a consumer health library at 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, is now hosting its Summer Art Exhibit featuring 14 oil and watercolor paintings of landscape scenes by Mike Hefner of San Carlos. The show runs through the end of September.


The exhibit includes Hefner’s plein air watercolor paintings that highlight the beauty and history of San Diego, from its coasts and mountains to the deserts of Baja. Plein air means “open…


Added by rick griffin on September 14, 2015 at 11:47am — No Comments

La Mesa's health care library to discuss the wise use of medication on Sept. 23

The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free program on “The Wise Use of Medication” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23. The program is part of the library’s Wellness Wednesday series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month.


The speakers on Sept. 23 will be Jatana Williams-Thompson of Beyond the Sky Solutions and Thyrza S. Knox, R.N., of Beyond the Sky Solutions and…


Added by rick griffin on September 14, 2015 at 11:10am — No Comments

Where Have All The Customers Gone!

Where have all the customers gone?  Just like the iconic '60's song,  "long time passing!"  It has become painfully obvious that many returning customers to La Mesa Village have disappeared.  Sales have dropped by almost half compared to this time last year and I can't help but wonder if the streetscape construction activities, continued street closures and detours have scared people away.  

I can recall not too long ago, on any given Saturday morning, regular visits from local…


Added by Frank Robert Dittmer on September 11, 2015 at 6:06pm — 1 Comment

Vandal Shoots Cars In La Mesa

Police were searching for a vandal who shot at multiple parked cars in La Mesa Wednesday night, police said.

The shooting occurred at 4400 Parks Avenue just after 10 p.m. Wednesday. The vandal shot several cars along the street. La Mesa police blocked off Parks Avenue in both directions during the investigation, but the street was reopened Thursday…


Added by LM Today on September 10, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Grossmont Healthcare District presents 2015 Kids Care Fest

With offices in La Mesa, the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County, will present the 2015 Kids Care Fest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds, 12584 Mapleview St., Lakeside. The family-oriented event that’s open to the public features free health care screenings for children.


Now in its 14th year, Kids Care Fest is an…


Added by rick griffin on September 7, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

-La Mesa Downtown is too cumbersome, come to the VCB!

Hello Fellow La Meseans, (How do we say that?),

As downtown La Mesa is still messy, and our favorites close down, I'd like to invite you to please STAY IN LA MESA!

The Vine Cottage Bistro has reopened (soft opening) off of Lake Murray Blvd.  Newly renovated and reopened, our chef brings his…


Added by Joniene Swick on September 3, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Could this be coming to our area?


Added by David Stanley on September 2, 2015 at 2:38pm — 2 Comments

GMO Expert, Attorney and Author Speaks at Club Meeting Sept 2-La Mesa Community Center 7PM

SAN DIEGO (August 28, 2015) -- Steven Druker, attorney and author of “Altered Genes, Twisted Truth” will speak at the Sept.2 meeting of the La Mesa Foothills Democratic Club.  The Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the La Mesa Community Center, with doors opening at 6:30pm and the event starting at 7pm. His talk, entitled “Why Genetically Engineered Foods…


Added by La Mesa Democratic Club on September 1, 2015 at 5:39pm — No Comments

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