October 2014 La Mesa Blog Posts (41)

On La Mesa: David Stanley

Where Are The Halloweens Of Yesteryear?

LA MESA -- A few days ago I stopped by my local Halloween candy outlet near my home and picked up my usual overdose…


Added by David Stanley on October 31, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Celebrates Halloween

Sweet Howling Through The Streets Again

LA MESA -- The spirits of Halloween were everywhere Friday -- from the baristas at Starbucks to the school children heading out bravely into the dark and stormy night.

As usual, one of the best scenes in town was on Jefferson Avenue, just off…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 31, 2014 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Vote for La Mesa's Citizens and Vote Dr. A., Bill Baber and Guy Mc Whirter

As the only member of the City Council who shares my opinions publicly and without reservation on a regular basis, I urge you to Vote Dr. A, vote Mc Whirter and Baber. www.votedra.com, www.guy4lamesa.com, www.baberforlamesa.com. ;

Added by Kristine Christensen Alessio on October 30, 2014 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

La Mesa Politics

The Office of the Mayor: A Question of Logistics. A Question of Priorities.

I am an Art Madrid supporter and have been since the late 90’s when I delivered Red Ribbon Week pledges to his office from the students of Lemon Ave Elementary. I was nervous meeting a public official, but there he was in his office wearing a flannel shirt and so…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 30, 2014 at 7:46pm — No Comments

The Race For Mayor

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 30, 2014 at 7:30pm — 31 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Calm Amid The Season's Storm

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- In a usual month, the City Council meeting is where you might come to measure the activity running through the fault lines of local…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 29, 2014 at 8:16am — 20 Comments

La Mesa Soapbox Derby

Soap Box Derby Races Hitting Finish Line

LA MESA -- After 14 years of three-times a year racing events, the Soap Box Derby will cross its  own finish line in La Mesa this weekend.

The La Mesa Kiwanis Club, the main sponsor and organizer of the races, voted recently to end its…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 27, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Historic Home Tour 2014

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Hidden Gems On Grossmont Summit

LA MESA -- Along the north slope of Mt. Helix, facing El Capitan and…


Added by Gina Garcia on October 26, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Pretty sad commentary on society

I have read and re-read the McWhirter story and, as I have continued over many years, shake my head in wonder regarding "Politics". For how many generations have we witnessed this type of behaviour in political candidates? Why do, when absolutely desperate, opponents ALWAYS resort to the innuendo, the slander, the liable, the lies, the mocking, the dismissing, the demeaning, ad nauseum? Its not just here in our…


Added by David Stanley on October 26, 2014 at 9:14am — 3 Comments

Crime Watch

After Fire, Resident Charged With Arson

LA MESA -- Police charged a local man after fire did more than $250,000 damage to his residence Friday night.

On October 24 at 11:42 p.m., police and firefighters responded to a residential structure fire in the 6700 block of Rolando Knolls…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 25, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

Cline Collection Impresses

LA MESA -- The impressive work of painter Wade Cline is even more impressive when seen together on one wall -- as Shannon O'Dunn has presented them in her new gallery show, Light Thickens.

Residents gathering for Friday night's opening were uniformly…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 25, 2014 at 10:13am — 2 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Thief Makes Off With Coin Box

Case Highlights: On Wednesday October 15, 2014, the La Mesa Police received call of a burglary that had occurred at the condo community at 4800 Williamsburg Lane. Between 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 12th and 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 13th,…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 24, 2014 at 10:50am — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

McWhirter Helped Fund England Hit Piece

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LA MESA -- Guy McWhirter, one of five City Council candidates, has acknowledged helping bankroll a portion of the largely unsigned negative campaign mailings that have targeted…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 23, 2014 at 12:30pm — 121 Comments


For the first time that I can remember, defamatory mailers or “hit piece” have been delivered in La Mesa from big money and outside interests.  Mary England who has the only endorsement by the La Mesa Police Officers’ Association is being attacked by a “PAC”, or Political Action Committee calling itself “Public Safety Advocates” out of Encinitas.  The PAC is specifically targeting just one candidate, the only woman and the one with the most experience running in a field of five for the two…


Added by Marcia Tolin on October 23, 2014 at 10:04am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Arts

Celebrating One Of San Diego's Masters

LA MESA -- When you walk through an art gallery, you know when your eye hits a painting that conveys more than the sum of its parts.

The work of San Diego artist Wade Cline is exactly that. Like a Monet or a Seurat, when you see Cline's painting,…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 23, 2014 at 9:30am — 5 Comments




Added by La Mesa Today on October 22, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Start collecting Fiesta Dinnerware

Collecting Fabulous Fiestaware  !


As many La Mesa residences know, “What A Dish!” specializes in Fiesta Dinnerware.  I have been collecting this American icon for over 20 years and I have approximately 350 + pieces in my personal collection.  Much of my collection includes vintage items made between 1936 and 1977 (any piece manufactured after 1986 is called…


Added by Frank Robert Dittmer on October 21, 2014 at 7:04pm — No Comments

La Mesa Healthcare

Senior Seminar On Information Services Wednesday

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 program on 2-1-1 San Diego from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22.…


Added by rick griffin on October 21, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

Mailers Signal A Turn To The Negative

LA MESA -- With less than two weeks to go to election day, things are turning a bit rough in the Jewel of the Hills.

Mayor Art Madrid Friday began circulating a direct mail piece that extolled his virtues on one side while…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 18, 2014 at 7:00pm — 29 Comments

La Mesa Politics: Term Limits

Three Questions For Voters

Fourth and final installment of a series of articles on term limits by Anthony Mc Ivor.

LA MESA -- Sorting and appraising the various impacts that term limits have on a community is no simple matter. La Mesa voters can get to the heart of it…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 16, 2014 at 10:26am — 9 Comments

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