December 2011 La Mesa Blog Posts (38)

Foothills Art Association Special Show for the Centenary of La Mesa

During the month of January members of the Foothills Art Association will be putting together a special show of paintings and drawings of La Mesa to celebrate the city's Centenary. The show at the Foothills Gallery in the historic Porter Hall building at 4910  Memorial Drive will be on display from Friday 6th January. Gallery hours are 11 am-4pm Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free of charge

Foothills featured artist for the month is La Mesa resident Bonnie Andrews. Come and…


Added by hazel ross on December 30, 2011 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Property Based Improvement District

PBID Petitions Are In The Mail

LA MESA -- The committee supporting…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 30, 2011 at 4:00pm — 9 Comments

La Mesan Of The Year

 Seven Nominees For Person Of The Year

LA MESA -- Each year, reviews the news and events of the past 12 months and considers contributions made to the community by many of La Mesa's engaged citizens.

In these challenging times, contributions of time and expertise to the public good are more important than ever and can clearly have long-term effects on the future of our…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 30, 2011 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

One Bad Memory

         Christmas 2011 has come and gone. I have enjoyed Christmas season for as long as I can remember, and this year was no exception. Not only is Christmas a special time for our nations predominate religious group, it's observance is by now a significant part of our culture. While it means different things to different people, the Christmas celebration generally brings…


Added by Russell Buckley on December 29, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The Way We Were

A Year Of Struggles And Triumphs

LA MESA -- A review of the year 2011, believe it or not, reveals as much good or hopeful news as bad for the Jewel of the Hills.

While the U.S. economy continued a slow mend, new business and investment were quietly occurring even…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 29, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Heartland Fire

Taking A Few Minutes To Prepare For The Worst

LA MESA -- Within a few hours of a major earthquake, many local residents will regret how little they did to take the steps necessary to make the uncomfortable days after a major distaster a little more manageable.

Heartland Fire is reminding citizens that there is a lot help out there for people wanting to do all you make.

Heartland recommends you…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 29, 2011 at 10:46am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Police Arrest Suspect In Robbery Attempt

LA MESA -- A Christmas Eve knife attack had city police racing through a La Mesa neighborhood.

Police said at about 6:00 p.m. Saturday they responded to a report of a robbery in the 8500 block of Dallas Street.

Officers arriving at the scene were flagged down by the 15 year old male victim and his father. The victim told officers he was riding his…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 25, 2011 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Heartland Fire

Gas Leak Closes Road, Snarls Traffic

LA MESA -- A gas line break has snarled traffic and forced the evacuation of businesses along Fletcher Parkway this afternoon.

Police advised avoiding the area as the eastbound lanes from Marengo to Jackson Drive had been closed.

On a day full of busy last minute shopping, this has caused major traffic backups.

Police re-opened the parkway at about…


Added by Chris Lavin on December 24, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Holiday

Wishing You All Holiday Moments Of Peace

LA MESA -- The Jewel of the Hills may be at its best when things slow for a holiday; quiet walks, cool mornings among hills and valleys that winter never quite touches. Amid the demands and tumult of living an American life, it is always good to pause, stop keeping…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 24, 2011 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Holiday Traditions

From Norway To La Mesa With Love

LA MESA -- It is more than 5,000 miles from Oslo to La Mesa. And on this cool Thursday morning in December, 2011, the women working to holiday music in this garage, tucked down a steep driveway scraped out of the foothills of Mt. Helix, are more than a few generations removed from their Norweigan roots.

Still, as…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 23, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Business

'Gingham' Poised To Replace Gio's

LA MESA -- All that frantic work occuring in the former Gio's restaurant on La Mesa Boulevard is about to come to fruition.

Though the site still looks like a Restaurant: Impossible set, the new restauranteurs opening "Gingham'' are announcing a formal opening in early January but are hinting at a soft/surprise opening on New Year's Eve.

In a…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 22, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Police

They Came In Peace, Baring Gifts

LA MESA -- Almost every day police officers spend much of their shifts dealing with La Mesans at their worst.

Crime, family fights, thefts and burglaries. Anger is a constant in one form or another. Danger too.

Despite the romance in which TV shows bathe such…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 22, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Heartland Fire

PARKWAY DRIVE -- Heartland fire fighting units are on the scene of an apartment fire at 7546 Parkway Drive. The fire has been contained to one unit. No injuries have been reported. No report yet on how many residents will be displaced.


Added by La Mesa Today on December 21, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Transportation


SOUTH BAY -- The transaction that transferred ownership of the lease to operate the State Route 125 toll road was completed Wednesday, and…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 21, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Centennial

MTS Trolley 'Wrap' Will Highlight La Mesa History

LA MESA -- With fewer than 60 days until La…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 19, 2011 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Chris Shea

A Wave Hello

Several times recently on my way to work I have driven past a man who lives down the hill from me.  A year ago I didn't know who he was but then we were introduced by a mutual friend as I was walking down to the village.  Alas, I cannot recall his name,…


Added by chris shea on December 19, 2011 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Police News

Body Of Missing Man Found

POWAY -- La Mesa police Monday announced they had found the body of a 43-year-old La Mesa man who had been reported missing by his family. Police said the death was caused by an apparent suicide.

On December 15 family members of Dan Hoff reported him missing to the La Mesa Police Department. Hoff was last seen on Monday evening, December 12th. Mr. Hoff lived alone in an…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 19, 2011 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Gunman Invades Alvarado Road Home

ALVARADO ROAD -- A La Mesa resident putting out his trash…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 19, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

On La Mesa

Listening To Our Better Angels

LA MESA -- If you were like the vast majority of La Mesans Saturday night, you were finishing Christmas shopping or were gathering with friends and family for card games, watching football, sharing food.

For a small number of our fellow citizens,…


Added by Chris Lavin on December 18, 2011 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

La Mesa Arts


 Holiday Art Opening In The Village

LA MESA -- The new Art & Light Studio in La Mesa Village is adding a nice element of art openings to the holiday mix this year.

Saturday night the studio had a first showing of a new collection of Asian calligraphy and traditional Korean painting on silk/rice paper medium. Food was catered from Tiramisu next door.

Not only is the art…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 17, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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