La Mesa Today's La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'Mt. Helix' (27)

Mt. Helix Park

Star Party at Mt. Helix

LA MESA -- Mt. Helix Park and the San Diego Astronomy Association will be co-hosting the second annual Star Party at Mt. Helix Park on Saturday, May 23. This is a free, family…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 5, 2015 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Mt. Helix Park

      Photo courtesy of Gary Junker         

Star Party at Mt.…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 5, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Church News


Large Crowd Marks 90th Easter Sunrise Service

LA MESA -- For the 90th consecutive year, hundreds of local residents rose early and greeted the Easter sunrise at the top of Mt. Helix. Shuttles brought many of the worshipers to the early morning service, while others made their own pilgrimage by foot up…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 5, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Mt. Helix Events

Fun And Friendship To The Top Again

MT. HELIX -- Once more, friends of Mt. Helix started the year off with a neighborhood walk up to the scenic heights of the historic hilltop. La Mesa photo journalist Gary Junker was there to chronicle the…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 3, 2015 at 4:29pm — No Comments

HeART Of Mt. Helix


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Sharing The Heights…


Added by La Mesa Today on August 17, 2014 at 4:48am — 2 Comments

Mt. Helix Stargazing

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From Here To Eternity Through A Telescope

MT. HELIX -- Last weekends stargazing event high atop…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 9, 2014 at 6:27am — No Comments

La Mesa Wildlife

Soaring About Mt. Helix

MT. HELIX -- Dodging the human pilots who buzz Mt. Helix every Sunday on their flights from Gillespie Field, this avian visitor soared by around cocktail hour and spent some time moving from tree to tree.

There was much discussion of its type, but no conclusion.…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 14, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch: Mt. Helix Standoff

Standoff Ends In Apparent Suicide

MT. HELIX -- The Labor Day SWAT standoff that lasted more than 15 hours on Mt. Helix ended early Tuesday morning with the apparent suicide of the gunman.

Just after 2 a.m. the San Diego Sheriff's Department issued a press release declaring the incident over.

According to the Sheriff's statement, a robot was deployed inside the house to check on the suspect.…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 3, 2013 at 3:30am — 3 Comments

Crime Watch

Gunman Threatened Fiancee, Deputies

Red Cross Called To Aid Evacuees

MT. HELIX -- As the armed standoff on Mt. Helix entered its 10th hour, police began making arrangements with the local Red Cross to…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 2, 2013 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

La Mesa City Council

 New General Plan Grants Lemon Aid 

LA MESA -- City staff worked for years, reviewing growth projections and updating its game plan for managing the inevitable changes that come with that growth. The nearly $500,000 study -- called the General Plan Update -- is intended as a guide to…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 10, 2013 at 6:10am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Wildlife

Another Bird On A Wire

MT. HELIX -- July 4th Weekend brought another new visitor to a Mt. Helix neighborhood.

Sitting quietly on a high wire, this small, but majestic visitor kept watch for prey on the slopes below one early morning.

Hey birders, can you identify this…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 6, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Earth Day On Mt. Helix


A Cool Earth Day On Mt. Helix

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MT. HELIX -- Global warming might have been a discussion point of people at Mt. Helix's Earth Day on Sunday, but there were no signs of warming. Cool temperatures and blustery winds made it a chilly outing this year. Photographer Gary Junker caught the scene. See…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 14, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Caroling On Mt. Helix

 Voices On High Welcome The Holidays

Slideshow by photographer Gary Junker below.

MT. HELIX -- Second only to Christmas In The Village, the annual caroling atop Mt. Helix signals the public start of the holiday season.

Sunday night a crowd, perhaps made a bit…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 16, 2012 at 9:59pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Centennial

Creating A Lasting Legacy Of 2012

LA MESA -- Among the many Centennial activities that have been underway this 100th year in La Mesa's history is one effort that will leave…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 9, 2012 at 2:51pm — 3 Comments

La Mesa Scenes

Mt. Helix Fauna Has A Name!

MT. HELIX -- We asked the birders of the world to identify this feathered visitor to Mt. Helix and the birders responded. Osprey, baby golden eagle, peregrine falcon, cooper's hawk. And with that variety of answers, we were required to turn to a birding expert to…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 28, 2012 at 3:30am — 12 Comments

Sunrise Easter Service

Big Crowd Greets Easter On Mt. Helix

MT. HELIX -- A stunning sunrise and warm desert winds greeted a large crowd that made its way to the top of Mt. Helix for a Sunrise Easter service.

Shuttles were running continuously through the early morning hours and parking at the firehouse…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 8, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

East County Earth Day

Photos taken by La Mesa Today Photojournalist Gary Junker

Earth Day Draws Crowd to Summit

MT. HELIX -- Once again a committed group of people were drawn to the heights atop Mt. Helix to learn about the newest trends in ecological…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 1, 2012 at 6:00pm — 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

heART of Mt. Helix

A Picture Perfect Night Atop Mt. Helix

MT. HELIX -- A perfect night -- cooling breezes, clear skies and a gorgeous sunset -- greeted participants in the Fourth Annual heART of Mt. Helix event Saturday evening atop Mt. Helix.

The fundraiser, to…


Added by La Mesa Today on August 28, 2011 at 12:24pm — 1 Comment

Car Crash On Lemon Avenue

Vehicle Crushes Wall, Ends Up In Ditch

LEMON AVENUE -- A one car crash early Tuesday afternoon left a car damaged and severed off a short piece of retaining wall along the south side of Lemon Avenue just west of Alto Drive.…


Added by La Mesa Today on August 2, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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