LA MESA -- As soon as La Mesa city officials realized the power outage last Thursday was not going to be short lived, they opened the city's emergency command center and began executing plans put in place to handle crisis situations.
Outside, MTS trolleys had blocked the Allison Avenue crossing and articulated…
LA MESA – On Monday night, members of the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce informed the La Mesa Village Merchants Association that it planned to file for its own permit for its portion of the annual Oktoberfest event this…
LA MESA – One of the great parts of living in the Jewel of the Hills, everyone agrees, is the rural, small-town feel. Homes are tucked away in quiet glens and secluded hillsides. But without a car, life can quickly become unmanageable.
LA MESA -- KAST, (Kids and Seniors Together) is looking for a few good volunteers! Jointly sponsored by the City of La Mesa and La Mesa Spring Valley School District, KAST is an intergenerational after-school program that matches mature adults with second through-fourth-grade students. It is designed to provide mature adults an opportunity to share their talents, skills and special interest with students who benefit from one-on-one mentoring.
LA MESA – The Park Station project proposed for downtown La Mesa continues to cook slowly through the oversight processes of city government.
City officials said the Environmental Impact Report being prepared on the project got off to a slow start because construction delays on the new police station project (lots of rain) has slowed the process of finishing the road improvements along Baltimore and University.
City officials don’t want to do the traffic study –… Continue
LA MESA -- Another business has been hit by an armed robber.
Late Sunday night police say an armed robber entered the Union-76 gas station at 6085 Lake Murray Boulevard, flashed a handgun and demanded cash and cigarettes. The clerk obliged and the man -- described as a white male, 5-9 to 6' -- fled on foot. No vehicle was identified and no one was injured in the event.
Police said the man wore a black beanie with holes cut out for his eyes, a grey sweater with black and… Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on February 23, 2010 at 9:57am —
HARRY GRIFFEN PARK – The promised event of this Saturday in the park was a community health walk. Turns out it was much more.
The gathering, though lightly attended, began with a world class athlete teaching us how to stretch and was followed by a charming guide who both learned and taught the history of this suburban pocket park even as he led the residents through the woods. All of which was followed by sun-drenched refreshments with residents, community… Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on January 30, 2010 at 12:30pm —
By Chris Lavin
LA MESA – It is 7:30 a.m. and the first soccer game of the day has already begun on the La Mesa Middle School field just off Parks Avenue.
There was a time, not many years ago, when America associated sports with character development and discipline. That was before frantic specialization; overzealous parents and the quest for scholarships – not to mention professional sports anti-role model proliferation – tainted the games a… Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on January 26, 2010 at 8:00pm —
LA MESA - City officials will turn on the mic Thursday night and sit back and listen.
The topic is officially La Mesa's future - a broad topic to say the least - but as with all public hearings, the pundit (that would be me) is predicting that the latest hot topics will still dominate. Speakers can be expected to rail against the mega-project in its early stages of consideration for downtown La Mesa.
Others may raise green issues, including whether… Continue
MT. HELIX - It was a simple invitation - a community walk up Mt. Helix.
The event itself was much more. At 10 a.m. about 100 friends, neighbors and pets left the fire station and chatted and strolled behind the Grossmont-Mt. Helix Improvement Association banner.
Arriving a few minutes later at the stage area near the hill's summit, the walkers were met by food, water and music - a cocktail party drenched in the morning sunlight and lacking only the cocktails. Susan… Continue
LA MESA -– City of La Mesa police officials are encouraging hosts of holiday parties and gatherings to think about how intoxicated friends and family will get home this year.
La Mesa police will participate in a special state-wide anti-DUI effort which will include conducting sobriety check points. According to La Mesa officials the first check point will be conducted here Friday Dec. 18.
The special anti-DUI effort will continue through Jan. 3 with special check points… Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on December 17, 2009 at 8:30pm —