La Mesa Today's Blog – April 2011 Archive (28)

La Mesa Downtown Saturday

Not A Long Way From London

LA MESA -- Even if you thought the marriage of Prince William was completely overdone as an international event, you had to appreciate the effect the nuptials had on downtown La Mesa.

Bill Jaynes, owner of All Things Bright And British, took advantage of the Anglophilia, and offered music and special sales all weekend.…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 30, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Business

New Wedding, Event Shop Blooms In Downtown

LA MESA -- One of the great elements of downtown La Mesa is its ability to give even small, start up businesses a chance to bloom.…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 30, 2011 at 2:05pm — 2 Comments

Community Project

LAKE MURRAY -- More than 200 members of the La Mesa and surrounding wards of the Mormon Church gathered Saturday to do volunteer work and beautify Lake Murray Park.

Teams of parents and children weeded, pruned and cleaned and painted tables and benches as part of their church's annual community service effort.

Clark Hendrickson, president of the church's local Stake and La Mesa City Council Member Ernie Ewin, a member of the church, also attended the… Continue

Added by La Mesa Today on April 30, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Fatal Shooting Along Alvarado Road

ALVARADO ROAD -- La Mesa Police are investigating the shooting death of a 19-year-old man who was apparently killed near the parking lot of the Marie Calendar's Restaurant early Saturday.

Police investigators said they were summoned at 2:21 a.m. to the scene  of a shooting victim who was deceased, at the Kaiser…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 30, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Earth Day Mt. Helix

Celebrating The Earth From On High

MT. HELIX -- The view from the top of Mt. Helix is a literal reminder of the connection between what we drop into storm drains and the ocean we live on.

From this height, it is easy to see why we are called "La Mesa," the table. What falls from our table, clearly flows downhill and into the wider world.

And so of…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 29, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Property Based Improvement District

When No News Is Good News

LA MESA -- Sometimes the news is a lack of news.

And so it went at Thursday's meeting of the Property Based Improvement District meeting.

Property owners and merchants met with city officials. Issues were discussed. All grappled…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 29, 2011 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Crime Watch

Ipod Stolen In Hit And Run

MILLS STREET -- Police are looking for a thief who struck and injured a teenager and stole his Ipod.

Just after 8 p.m. Thursday police received a report of a robbery victim being treated at Grossmont Hospital. Officers responding to the hospital located a 13 year old male victim. The victim was being treated for a 1 ½ inch contusion to his left…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 29, 2011 at 6:51am — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Selling Death Kits From A La Mesa Home

MT. HELIX -- A 91-year-old resident of La Mesa is getting national attention after a popular website profiled her home…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 28, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Bank Robber Arrested in La Mesa

LA MESA BLVD. -- On Wednesday, at approximately 11:15 AM, La Mesa Police Officers responded to a panic robbery alarm at the Pacific Western Bank at 7966 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa. When dispatchers were able to phone bank employees, it was confirmed that a robbery had just occurred. It was reported that a lone male suspect had entered the bank and used a demand note to threaten…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 27, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Cops Win Dogged Search For Trolley Thief

AMAYA TROLLEY STOP -- Police used cars, helicopters and dogs to track down a thief who tried to steal a woman's digital book reader on a trolley early Wednesday.

Police said a woman was robbed of her Sony Digital Book Reader while riding a westbound trolley near the Amaya Trolley Station at 8 a.m. The suspect took the digital reader from the victim and…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 27, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

City Council Meeting

More Mulling Of Downtown Issues

LA MESA – Tuesday’s City Council meeting was mother’s milk for government junkies. Treasurer reports, capital improvement budgets, a salute to Vietnam veterans and an overview of changes in city bidding processes was the sort of mix that only a city manager’s mother could love.

For the record: the treasurer reports…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 26, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Fatal Traffic Collision in La Mesa

BROADMOOR DR. -- On Monday, at about 11:27 AM, a 92 year old female from San Diego, was killed in a single vehicle traffic collision. The collision occurred when the woman’s husband, also 92 years old, lost control of their 1998 Honda Accord at the corner of Broadmoor Drive and Broadmoor Place in La Mesa. The…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 25, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Easter Sunrise Service On Mt. Helix

Large Crowd Climbs Mt. Helix On Easter

MT. HELIX -- The lines formed early and the buses from the fire station strained to keep up with the crush of people. More than 1,000 people attended the Easter Sunrise Service hosted by the Calvary Chapel La Mesa and Pastor Dave…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 24, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Harpfest Looms!

Don't forget the cultural event of the weekend. Harpfest, a celebration of the bluesy harmonica driven music, will enliven Harry Griffen Park Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. See the poster for details and bring your dancing shoes! It's free!

Added by La Mesa Today on April 21, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Taste Of La Mesa

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce is giving local residents a chance to sample food from more than 25 La Mesa restaurants in the same night -- for just $30.

The Third Annual Taste of La Mesa roster of restaurants was announced Tuesday by the chamber with a warning that tickets are going fast for an event that is traditionally a sellout.

This year's…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 19, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Schools

LMSV Schools To Gov: Come Talk

LA MESA -- The La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board held its regular meeting Tuesday night. What was remarkable was how unremarkable a meeting can be even when it includes more job cuts and the continuing slide down the razorblade of…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 19, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Looking For One Good Man -- Or Woman

Assemblyman Looking For Iraq, Afghanistan Veteran

LA MESA -- Assemblyman Brian Jones needs help finding a veteran in his district to honor. The 77th Assembly District is looking for a Veteran to honor that is a veteran of Iraq/Afghanistan/Desert Storm and has contributed significantly to the…


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

Sunday In The Park With

A Virtual Stroll Through the Oak Canyon Trail

MISSION TRAILS PARK -- Just as the morning fog burned off, we headed to one of the other jewels of the East County. Mission Trails Park may be bordered by a highway and sliced by a high power line, but it is a joy to walk its trails on…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 17, 2011 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Clerk Injured In Tussle With Cigarette Thief

AMAYA DRIVE -- Police are investigating an early morning robbery that left a 7-Eleven clerk injured after struggling with the thief.

Police said they responded at 1:47 a.m. Sunday to a report of a robbery at the 7-Eleven store, located at 5746 Amaya Drive. When officers arrived on scene, they found the clerk injured and one of the store windows broken. The clerk told officers he was mopping… Continue

Added by La Mesa Today on April 17, 2011 at 7:56am — No Comments

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