November 2011 La Mesa Blog Posts (37)

Crime Watch

Marking The Quiet Bravery On Crime's Front Lines

MIRAMAR MARINE AIR STATION -- Sitting in on a gathering of San Diego County Sheriff's personnel can give a unique overview of crime in and around the Jewel of the Hills:

Seeing, in one place, the size and relative youth of the Sheriff's…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 29, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Centennial

City Launching Centennial Website

LA MESA -- The City of La Mesa is clearly gearing up for a major celebration of the city's centennial. City officials have launched a special website to bring all centennial information together.

You can get an early look now by…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 28, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Holidays Off To An Early, Scenic Start

LA MESA -- Shoppers camped out in front of stores promising great savings for the early shoppers with stores opening at 5 a.m. to greet the bargain hunters.

The operators of Grossmont Center continued its 50th Anniversary Year unveiling…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 25, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

A Special Thanksgiving Message


Added by La Mesa Today on November 24, 2011 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Crime Watch

Robbery by Man with a Knife

SPRING STREET -- Police are looking for a man who wielded a knife and robbed a man Wednesday evening on in the 4200 block of Spring Street. The victim was approached by the suspect, who brandished a large knife and demanded money. The victim handed over his cash and the suspect ran away.

The suspect is described as:

Black male adult, 20 to 30 years of age,…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 23, 2011 at 8:33pm — No Comments

La Mesa Holidays

Hoping For A Green Black Friday

LA MESA -- Thanksgiving is Thursday and, well, you've either already started thawing your bird or you've made reservations.

(There are still some open seats at Centifonti's on La Mesa Boulevard if…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 23, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Armed Robbers Hit Best Buy, Steal Computers

FLETCHER PARKWAY -- La Mesa police may have found the car, but not the perpetrators after two men used a red, convertible Camaro to flee the scene of an armed robbery at the Best Buy at Fletcher Parkway near Jackson Tuesday night.

Police said that at about 7 p.m. they received a call that a robbery had just…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 23, 2011 at 6:39am — No Comments

La Mesa Village Merchants Association

Amid Challenges, Merchants Elect Officers

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Village Merchants Association met Monday night and voted to add one new officer and re-elected all the other current officers.

But a critic of the association's recent practices is still challenging the election process and fears the association will face criticism from state and…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 22, 2011 at 9:31pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Politics

 Allan Targeting State Assembly Seat

LA MESA -- Dave Allan, a three-term City Council member in La Mesa, announced during Tuesday's meeting that he intends to run for the State Assembly in its new 79th district.

Allan, 56, who…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 22, 2011 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Two Arrested For Monday Robbery

LA MESA -- The robberies keep happening, but the La Mesa police are fighting back.

Police arrested two men today accused of being responsible for a robbery executed at the 70th Street Trolley Station.

On Monday at approximately 7:30 p.m. police received a report of an armed robbery that occurred at the 70th Street…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 22, 2011 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Millions, Billions and Trillions


Figuring Out The Really Big Numbers

   I am bothered when people use the terms millions, billions and trillions as synonyms - all meaning very large numbers. I guess it is the remnants of my former life as a high school math teacher.…


Added by Russell Buckley on November 22, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Robbery Outbreak Continues In La Mesa

LA MESA -- After what seemed like a lull in La Mesa's robbery problem, another spate of robberies has occurred in the last few days.

Monday included two robberies of electronic equipment from citizens and another store robbery along Lake Murray Boulevard.

At about 9:46 p.m.…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 22, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Man Beaten, Laptop Stolen

LA MESA -- A man was accosted by two robbers who stole his laptop computer late Monday afternoon in La Mesa.

Police said the victm reported to police at 3:23 p.m. that the computer had been stolen about an hour earlier near the intersection of Chloe Avenue and Buckland Street.

The male victim came to the police station after he was walking at the…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 21, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Magazine Solicitor Arrested After Theft

LA MESA -- Police Sunday evening arrested a 23 year-old woman for residential burglary while she was working with a group of solicitors conducting unlicensed magazine subscription solicitations in La Mesa neighborhoods.

The suspect and another solicitor contacted the female victim by knocking on the victim’s…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 21, 2011 at 11:11am — 1 Comment

Grossmont Center


La Mesa Dedicates Elevators At Grossmont Station

GROSSMONT TROLLEY STATION -- It took 22 years and nearly $8-million, but La Mesa Saturday gathered happily to celebrate completion of a large improvement project for the…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 19, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Lemon Grove

Lemon Grove Fighting Grime, Crime

BROADWAY -- More than 100 residents teamed up Saturday with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department for a combined effort aimed at cleaning up the community and making a public statement against gangs in La Mesa's neighboring city.…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 19, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Grossmont Healthcare District

Giving Some Help To The Uninsured

LA MESA -- The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of directors has unanimously voted to approve a $150,000 grant to Volunteers in Medicine – San Diego, Inc. (VIM), a non-profit that brings together medical professionals and…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 18, 2011 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Woman Robbed of Her BackPack

LA MESA -- A La Mesa woman was robbed of her cell phone and backpack while walking Thursday evening on the 5600 block of Lake Park Way.

Police said the robbery occurred just after 5:30 p.m.

The woman called 911 after she was walking on Lake Park Way when the suspect pushed her down to the…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 17, 2011 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Art & Light Gallery interview on KUSI

I was at the Art & Light Gallery early morning Nov. 16.  The owner, Elena Lee, was interviewed by  Mike Castellucci of KUSI Channel 9.  Here's a link.  You have to listen to a commercial if you want to see it --sorry.  With holidays coming Art & Light Gallery is a great spot to get unique gifts and support a local business.…


Added by Mary Cuzick on November 17, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

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Added by Gina Garcia on November 16, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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