November 2013 La Mesa Blog Posts (72)

Grossmont Hospital construction oversight group seeks additional member

A volunteer citizens committee monitoring construction projects at Grossmont Hospital is looking for another member. The opening is due to term limits for some members of the committee, called the Proposition “G” Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (ICBOC).


Since 2006, when East County voters approved Prop. G, a $247 million bond measure for financing improvement projects at the hospital, ICBOC members have been meeting to monitor bond dollars spent by the…


Added by rick griffin on November 29, 2013 at 1:45pm — No Comments

La Mesa Traffic

Cars Collide At Dangerous Mt. Helix Intersection

MT. HELIX -- A continuously dangerous corner added another major accident to its history Friday.

Traffic on Fuerte Road at Lemon Avenue was disrupted Friday morning when a motorist attempting a…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 29, 2013 at 12:14pm — 4 Comments

On La Mesa: Giving Thanks

For A Few Of Our Favorite Things

LA MESA -- There will be no great big balloons floating down La Mesa Boulevard.

Though undoubtedly some residents of the Jewel of the Hills will give in to the holiday hype and race to Black…


Added by Gina Garcia on November 27, 2013 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Historical parallels


Added by David Stanley on November 27, 2013 at 8:10am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Council Oks New Trees, Streets, Use Of Meter Money

LA MESA -- The City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday night to launch a slightly scaled-back La Mesa Village street scape renovation project and also agreed to use parking meter money to help maintain the improvements when they are completed.…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 26, 2013 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

La Mesa Philanthropy

Doctor Does Surgeries For Uninsured

LA MESA -- Dr. Glenn Cook of La Mesa's Alvorado Eye Associates and Dr. Babak Abedi performed nine life-changing surgeries on Saturday, Nov. 23, thanks to a partnership between…


Added by Natasha Kendall on November 26, 2013 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

The march of Hypocrisy

I know its of little or no interest to you but I remain intrigued regarding the blatant and always denied hypocrisy of the press. Learned this morning that Alex Baldwin, you know, that looney that goes about insulting the world, particularly if he can target a Conservative, Alex Baldwin had his television show, "Up Late", cancelled by that paragon of virtue, NBC.  Now I understand why his latest episode got him…


Added by David Stanley on November 26, 2013 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Know who this is?

Meet Toni Townes-Whitley and his wife, celebrating with his pal, Michele Obama and her husband, you remember her husband? He's the guy that is, along with his best mate Harry Reid, is destroying the nation and having a great time of it.…


Added by David Stanley on November 26, 2013 at 2:37am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Staff Wants Parking Funds To Maintain New Street

LA MESA -- After months of wrangling over who will pay for on-going maintenance for improvements to the downtown Village's new street scape, it appears the city staff will be asking the City Council to end the fight and use parking meter…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 25, 2013 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Crime Watch

Trolley Cameras Capture Suspects' Images

LA MESA -- La Mesa police have retrieved images of suspects in a September robbery from surveillance cameras used about the Metropolitan Transit Authority trains.

Police are asking for public help in identifying the two young women shown…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 25, 2013 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Gas Leak Closes Traffic

LA MESA -- Traffic is cut off on Lemon Avenue near Garfield because of a gas leak. Police recommend avoiding the area.

Added by La Mesa Today on November 25, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Its "CHRISTMAS", NOT "Happy Holidays"!

Each year at this time, as I shop or just browse stores I encounter the same phenomenon: On completion of a exchange the clerk may or may not tell me, "Happy Holidays". This really angers me, more and more each time it happens. In recent years I have taken to correcting said clerks by telling him or her, "ITS CHRISTMAS, NOT HOLIDAYS". Often times the clerk will tell me quietly, "Merry Christmas". I have asked why they…


Added by David Stanley on November 25, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments

Our home

Looking back on our county and San Diego back country, I recall vividly the winds and the dancing fields, like waves. Perhaps my piece, "Prevailing Winds" will allow you see in your mind the beauty of that place we call our…


Added by David Stanley on November 24, 2013 at 11:17am — No Comments

Yesterday today?

Perusing "news" items this morning, I happened upon a piece about Detroit and plans to assist that very large city hopefully, back from the abyss into which it has sank over recent years. In past years, my  wife and I were fortunate enough to travel all about the country with our insatiable thirst for "Whats over the next hill" attitudes. We saw the magnificent as well as the ghastly. The latter pretty much described…


Added by David Stanley on November 24, 2013 at 8:31am — No Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

House Fire Injures One

LA MESA -- Heartland Fire & Rescue has extinguished a small fire at a residence in the 7600 block of Homewood Place in La Mesa. One person suffered minor burns and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Fire crews to remained on the scene for a short…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 23, 2013 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Welcoming the Light of God: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany Services at the United Church of Christ of La Mesa

You’re invited!  Come, join us as we await and prepare for the Child of Bethlehem.  Share the music and scripture of the season at either (or both) of our Sunday worship services – 8:30am and 10:00am.  Share, too, the warmth and welcome of our church family.

December 1 – “In Delight Awaken”…


Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on November 23, 2013 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Just For Today

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more ......

You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots!

Added by David Stanley on November 23, 2013 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Slippery Slope

An event happened yesterday, one that, whilst reported on by all the "news" outlets throughout the country, may have captured little actual traction with citizens. It certainly created a firestorm within the Republican ranks in the Senate and House of Representatives but, owing to widespread ignorance within the ranks of the rank and file American on the street, just slipped right by.…


Added by David Stanley on November 23, 2013 at 8:38am — No Comments

Where were you?

There are moments, events in our lives that are so indelibly  etched in our minds that, pausing to remember, we are capable of almost reliving them. When called to mind we are often able to actually see those things about us we saw so many years ago, hear those same voices, the same snatches of melody, smells, car horns. In short, we, most of us, can actually relive just for that short, brief moment, what was…


Added by David Stanley on November 22, 2013 at 6:41am — No Comments

Rainy Autumn

I woke very early, as I am wont to do more and more the older I become, to the sound of rain outside my bedroom window. A few other times recently this has happened and each time I am rather excited. I know, I…


Added by David Stanley on November 21, 2013 at 11:29am — 5 Comments

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