December 2013 La Mesa Blog Posts (54)

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

Top Ten Things I Failed To Do

LA MESA -- As 2013 comes to a sunny close,  I'd like to do something I did a long time ago.  I once made a list of the things I had not done, things I had failed to accomplish during the year.  It made sense to me to do it, because I read so many lists…


Added by chris shea on December 30, 2013 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

La Mesan Of The Year: 2013

Three For La Mesan Of The Year

LA MESA -- The year 2013 was marked by much public giving in La Mesa. Time, effort and treasure was expended by the few on behalf of the many in a variety of ways. And it is that ethic that inspired the selection of these three nominees for La Mesan of the Year…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 30, 2013 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

La Mesa Chamber announces Salute to Heroes date

The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce will host its sixth annual Salute to Local Heroes celebration from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Town and Country Resort Hotel, 500 Hotel Circle North, in San Diego’s Mission Valley area. The event will include installation of board members, food, silent auction and recognition of eight local locals from law enforcement, the fire district, paramedic field and retired senior volunteer patrol. Cost to attend is $50 per person or two tickets for…


Added by rick griffin on December 30, 2013 at 9:50am — No Comments

La Mesa Traffic

Water Main Break Shuts La Mesa Street

LA MESA -- A water main break has forced the closure of Southern Road between the intersection of Dixie, extending to 6365 Southern Road.

At 1:30 p.m. crews were in the area addressing the…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 29, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Isnt it "funny"?

I received this in my post this morning and thought it was important to share:

"During the three and a half years of World War II, that started with the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in December of 1941 and ended with the surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the United States produced 22 aircraft carriers, 8…


Added by David Stanley on December 29, 2013 at 7:01am — No Comments

La Mesa Church News

Speaking Up For Worker Justice

LA MESA -- Have you ever had to take your break in a linen closet, sharing space with toxic chemicals and carts piled high with linens and cleaning supplies?…


Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on December 28, 2013 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

A Year In Review: 2013

2013: Prologue To A Key Political Year

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- John Steinbeck knew the truth about real change. "Men do change,'' he wrote, "and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 27, 2013 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Crime Watch

Armed With Gun, Man Robs Gas Station

LA MESA -- Police are looking for an armed gunman who robbed a La Mesa service station early Monday evening.

Police said that at about 6:30 p.m. the department received a 9-1-1 call stating there had been a robbery at the Arco AM/PM located at 3775…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 24, 2013 at 7:15am — No Comments

Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts From "What A Dish!"

Merry Christmas everyone!  Here's a great recipe for Brussels Sprouts.  Try it for Christmas dinner, it's one of our family's favorites!

What you need:

1 lb. Brussels sprouts

1 tsp. salt

2 slices of smoked bacon cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1/3 Cup of REAL maple syrup

2 Tbsp. butter

Optional:  pecan halves…


Added by Frank Robert Dittmer on December 22, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Parolee Arrested After Car Chase

LA MESA -- A routine traffic stop Sunday morning turned into a high speed chase that left vehicles damaged and a suspect under arrest.

La Mesa police said that just after 8 a.m. an officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle at El Cajon…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 22, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

East County Schools

To see this video in hi-def, full screen mode click here.…


Added by Gina Garcia on December 21, 2013 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Told ya

Yesterday I penned an opinion piece speaking about the destruction and crumbling of the Constitution as regarding the ongoing furor surrounding "Duck Dynasty". Freedom of speech once again raised it nasty ole head when Homosexuals shrieked and quivered over Mr. Robertson's statements regarding his faith. Progressives, Liberals and Hollywood freaks are all joining arms in condemnation because, whilst they all profess…


Added by David Stanley on December 20, 2013 at 9:27am — No Comments

La Mesa People: Trying To Reform Twitter

Twitter Has Me On 'Ignore'

LA MESA -- For those who may or may not tweet, there is an issue (for me) of disturbing photos of animal abuse appearing without permission. The old process was to click on a photo link if you wished to view based on the content of the post.  I have tried in vain…


Added by Janie Garcia on December 19, 2013 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

The Rise and Fall of the American Empire

Like the ancient Roman Empire, which through conquest, spread its influence and culture throughout the known world, so has the American "Empire" moved all around the planet. Our own "spread", however, has not been so much through and with "conquest" but through millions of lives sacrificed for freedom, uncounted dollars given to succor and assist, attempting to shine "Democracy" on Totalitarian rule and massive…


Added by David Stanley on December 19, 2013 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Never Judge A Dish By Its Color!

NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER! Or a dish by its color!

I read this this morning and it gave me a giggle so I thought I would share it with you, I hope you like it ! It was written by Mariam Heydari of Washington D.C. in her book “The Specialty Shop”


One Sunday morning in 1983, the day before we were having the grand opening of the store, we were still working inside the shop, nailing and tacking, although the window displays were done, when a…


Added by Frank Robert Dittmer on December 19, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa People

It Only Takes A Moment

By Helen Givens

LA MESA -- I have attended La Mesa city council meetings regularly for seventeen years.  I sit in the very back and listen and learn. My mission is to report city happenings to the homeowner's association of the condominium in…


Added by helen t. givens on December 19, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Church News

Delta Kappa Gamma, Eta Theta Chapter




Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on December 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Church News

A Night Of Song To Warm The Heart

LA MESA -- Writer Bess Streeter Aldrich described one Christmas Eve as “…a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart…filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.”

So will it be this year at the United Church of Christ of La Mesa…


Added by Mary Domb Mikkelson on December 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Today's quote (and will be for a long time!)

Vladimir Putin allegedly said off the record:

"Negotiating with Barack Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, craps on the board and then struts around like it won the game…


Added by David Stanley on December 18, 2013 at 4:50pm — 3 Comments

Crime Watch

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Christmas TVs Left At Door, Go Missing

LA MESA -- The…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 17, 2013 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

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