October 2012 La Mesa Blog Posts (76)

El Cajon Schools

El Cajon Valley High School Completes Two Modernized Classroom Buildings

EL CAJON -- On Thursday, Oct. 25, El Cajon Valley High School celebrated the completion of its 700 North and 700 South classroom buildings with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and program showcase. The two…


Added by Gina Garcia on October 31, 2012 at 1:18pm — No Comments

On La Mesa

Mulling The Signs Of Our Times

LA MESA -- Political lawn signs have a long history and it is certain that no persuasive argument will make them go away.

Some political scientist once said that each yard sign is worth 6 to 10 votes for a candidate and that probably has kept…


Added by Chris Lavin on October 30, 2012 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Helix Highlander Band Takes First Place

 LA MESA -- Congratulations to the The Helix Highlander Band for their first place 4A division win at the Mt. Carmel Tournament of Bands on October 27th.  After months of hard work, and countless hours of practice both on and off the field, our students performed their Field Show, “Music from Carmen,” beautifully.  The Band is judged on music, marching and the…


Added by Helix Instrumental Music Assn on October 30, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Time To Fall Back, Check Sensor Batteries

LA MESA -- Clocks revert to Standard time next week and police are recommending people use the "fall back'' as an opportunity to update lights, motion detectors and smoke and CO2 detectors. See emergency preparedness information…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 29, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Cops To Firefighters: Oops! Sorry

The following statement was released today by the El Cajon Police Department:

EL CAJON -- On October 27, 2012, a spark from a smoke canister ignited a brush fire near the El Cajon Police Department gun range. The fire burned approximately four acres before it was extinguished.

The smoke canister was deployed as part of an El Cajon Police Department…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 29, 2012 at 1:18pm — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

Celebrating The Art Of Commercial Photography

GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- The Grossmont College Hyde Art Gallery concludes its Fall season with its’ third exhibition “Create.Connect.Client”, curated by the Photography Program Faculty. This exhibition reveals the rich tradition of the professional…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 29, 2012 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Can you guess who I am?

Lets play a game called Who Am I?:


I was born in one country but raised another.

My father was…


Added by David Stanley on October 29, 2012 at 7:06am — No Comments

La Mesa Centennial Home Tour

Home Tour Returns To La Mesa's Historic Core

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Historical Society's Centennial Year Home Tour is returning to the city's historic core with visits to five wonderful homes that display the range and depth of the city's 100 year history.

Some of the homes are older than the city itself.

The society is also adding a showing of local art and vintage…


Added by Gina Garcia on October 28, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Sports

Helix Wins Big On Retro Night

LA MESA -- Oldtimers came out to remember what football looked like in La Mesa in the 1950s.

The crowd at Friday night's Helix-Grossmont crosstown rivalry game was larger and a bit more festive than usual as the team's sported throw-back, retro jerseys…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 27, 2012 at 6:11am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Man Grabs Woman's Purse Near Mall

GROSSMONT CENTER -- For the second time in a month, a woman was robbed of her purse while walking near Grossmont Center.

Police said that Friday night at about 7:35 p.m., a male suspect robbed a female of her purse as she walked near Grossmont Center…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 26, 2012 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa People

Louis Frick Honored As 2012 Hero

LA MESA -- La Mesa resident Louis Frick was one of two people honored this month as 2012 Local Heroes for their work in improving the lives of others.

As part of its ongoing commitment to cultural diversity and responsible banking, and in commemoration…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 26, 2012 at 9:10pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Schools

Helix-Grossmont Rivalry Goes Retro Tonight

LA MESA -- The annual rivalry game between Helix Charter High School and Grossmont High School will take on a retro look tonight.

Jim Newland of the La Mesa Historical Society has led a community-wide effort to raise money to clad the two…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 26, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Robbers Hit Ice Cream Store Again

LA MESA -- Robbers have acquired a taste for Baskin Robbins.

For the third time in two years, the ice cream store at the corner of La Mesa Boulevard and Jackson Drive was robbed, this time by a gun-wielding duo.

Thursday evening, at…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 26, 2012 at 6:23am — 2 Comments

Wheelchair Basketball Game, Disabilities Resource Fair at Cuyamaca College

In commemoration of National Disability Awareness Month, Cuyamaca College will host its 15th annual Wheelchair Basketball Game from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, this year preceded by a resource fair with nearly a dozen services and agencies for people with disabilities.

Both the game and fair, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. outside the gym, are free and open to the public. Anyone interested in playing is invited to join in by registering 15 minutes before the game. The five-on-five…


Added by Della Elliott on October 25, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Soap Box Derby

Races Will Test New Course Configuration

LA MESA -- Youngsters age 7-17 from throughout Southern California and Arizona are getting ready for two days of Soap Box Derby Races, November 3 and 4, as members of the host Kiwanis Club of La Mesa adjusts to modifications to the course on Junior…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 25, 2012 at 6:50am — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

A Few Watchful Steps For Safe Halloween

LA MESA -- Police are recommending taking some special steps to assure safety and security on Halloween, including working together as a neighborhood to clear tripping risks. See Crime Prevention below.



Added by La Mesa Today on October 24, 2012 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Monte Vista High School

Monte Vista High Modernizes Four Buildings

SPRING VALLEY -- Monte Vista High School and Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) representatives celebrated the completion of four modernized classroom buildings with a dedication ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The Monte Vista High School campus now has a new library, guidance center, special education suites, and visual arts and cosmetology classrooms.…


Added by Gina Garcia on October 24, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

City Brews Up A Zoning Change

LA MESA -- The remnants of Prohibition officially ended in the Jewel of the Hills Tuesday night.

The City Council voted 5-0 to eliminate restrictions from zoning laws that kept micro-breweries and wine making operations from opening in La Mesa.

Mayor Art Madrid pointed to development and spurred economic develoment that has occurred around the new micro-brewery in…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 24, 2012 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

"Corruption", THE definition of today's press

Now you've seen all four of the debates. And now you've heard, seen and read the reports and opinions. And, unless you are a steadfast member of the National Socialist Democrat Party, you wonder just exactly what has happened. At least half, perhaps more than half, of the nation's population have, for over four years now, been in a constant worshipful swoon over one they devoutly felt was the new Messiah. And this…


Added by David Stanley on October 23, 2012 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Missing Juvenile Returns Home

LA MESA -- Police late this evening reported that the young boy, reported missing after he failed to return home from school this afternoon, had returned home and was safe.

At about 5:30 p.m., the police had received a report of a missing juvenile. The juvenile, 12 year old Ronald Bianchi was last seen at Lemon Avenue Elementary School where he attends and is in the sixth…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 23, 2012 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

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