La Mesa Today's Blog – May 2011 Archive (33)

Memorial Day In La Mesa

LA MESA -- Flags flew at half staff on a quiet, holiday morning in the Jewel of the Hills. Families were out on bike rides and motorcycle clubs roared through on tours -- all in the shadow of the city's war memorial above. The memorial was refurbished last year by local… Continue

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

Crime Watch

Purse Snatcher Robs Woman, Takes Cash

LA MESA -- Police are looking for a man who ripped a purse from a woman walking near her home at about 10:45 Friday night.

Police said they responded to a report of a robbery in the 4500 block of Maple Avenue. The victim, a 52 year old female, reported to police that she had just returned home from work. The victim was walking on the…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 28, 2011 at 8:19am — No Comments

La Mesa Public Market

Move To Larger Venue Boosting Farmers Market

DOWNTOWN LA MESA -- The recently relocated public market continues to grow and attract larger crowds.

On Friday this week, more new merchants joined the gathering at the new site, along Spring Street, and local…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 27, 2011 at 7:02pm — 1 Comment

Property Based Improvement District

PBID Effort Marching Slowly On

LA MESA -- Efforts to establish a property based improvement district (PBID) continued Thursday evening with a deliberate pace usually reserved for plate tectonics.

Still, beneath the discussions of downtown crimes rates (they're said to be low) and estimates of the need for litter pick ups (two to three times a week),…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 26, 2011 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Downtown Development

City Celebrates New Allison Avenue

LA MESA -- City officials yesterday gathered to take a few moments noting the completion of the Allison Avenue project.

Greg Humora, the city's director of public works, took a gathering of politicians, city workers and the public through the improvements that have been made to make the street more walkable and to…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 25, 2011 at 6:40am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Car Show To Pay 100 Percent Of City Costs

LA MESA – The City Council approved an application for the Downtown Merchants Association to host the Thursday night car shows this…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 24, 2011 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

"Bravissimo'' Awards Of Excellence

La Mesa's 'Dr. A' Gets Community Star Award

LA JOLLA -- Dr. Mark Arapostathis, director of La Mesa's Peter Pan Junior Theater, received the Bravissimo Community Star Award Monday night at a ceremony at the La Jolla Playhouse.



Added by La Mesa Today on May 23, 2011 at 10:03pm — 2 Comments

East County Youth Symphony Review

Making Great Strides Atop Mt. Helix

MT. HELIX -- One of the enjoyments of watching youth symphony is seeing the great strides that are made  literally from month to month.

Watching the East County Youth Symphony this year has been particularly enjoyable. The symphony…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 22, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Firefighters' Pancake Breakfast

Big Turnout At Pancake Breakfast

ALLISON AVENUE -- Lines stretched down Allison Avenue for much of the morning as hundreds of La Mesans took part in the Firefighters' Pancake Breakfast.

Funds were being raised to sponsor next month's Flag Day…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 22, 2011 at 11:32am — No Comments

Park Station Project

Environmental Report Slowing Park Station

LA MESA – When the Kitzman family first approached the City of La Mesa with a proposal for the ambitious Park Station project, everyone…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 20, 2011 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Politics

Anderson Tells Chamber Caltrans Is Bloated

LA MESA – State Senator Joel Anderson addressed a breakfast meeting of the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce Friday morning, continuing his…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 20, 2011 at 9:52am — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Chamber Growing Fast With Newest Member

LA MESA – If the rate of growth in the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce is any indicator, the local economy must be picking up steam.…


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

Correcting The Record

City Challenges Erroneous News Report

LA MESA -- La Mesa city officials woke up to a story in their morning newspaper Thursday suggesting their city has the highest sewer rates in the county.

That was news to them.

After a closer reading…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 19, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Court Sting Leads to Arrests

EL CAJON -- The La Mesa Police Department conducted a Court Sting Operation at the East County branch of the San Diego Superior Court, 250 E. Main St, El Cajon, Thursday afternoon. The police focused on identifying drivers who continued to drive after having their license suspended for drunk driving.

The detail was…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 19, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Business

Windermere Opens Under New Ownership In La Mesa

ALLISON AVENUE -- On Wednesday afternoon, the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce held the official opening of Windermere’s new office at 8131 Allison Avenue -- at the location of the former…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 18, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

Prestigious Arts Award For 'Dr. A'

LA MESA -- Dr. Mark Arapostathis, City Council member, teacher and head of the Peter Pan Junior Theater, will be receiving an Award in Excellence in Theatre Education from the San Diego County…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 18, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Taste of La Mesa


Big Crowd, Great Food At Chamber Fundraiser

COMMUNITY CENTER -- More than 400 hungry residents crowded into the La Mesa Community Center Monday night to enjoy food supplied by nearly 30 local restaurants.

Food, friends, beer and wine were ingredients for an…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 16, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

Peace Back Speaking To Encourage New Ideas 

SAN DIEGO -- A former State Senator who once represented La Mesa and much of East County is back speaking in public, trying to help voters understand the roots of today's state fiscal problems.

Steve Peace, who…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 14, 2011 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Crime Watch

WEST LA MESA -- La Mesa police responding to a robbery call on 70th Street tracked down an armed suspect and made an arrest.

Police said at 12:24 a.m. Thursday police received a robbery alarm at the Shell Station, located at 5151 70th Street.

The clerk at the Shell Station told officers that the suspect entered the store and posed as a customer. After several minutes, the suspect approached the clerkand told him that he had a knife in his pocket. The suspect then threatened to…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 12, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Business

New Computer Store On Parkway Drive

FLETCHER PARKWAY -- When Robert Whiteford was in high school he started working with Gordon Seiver, helping with computer clients.

On Wednesday evening, Whiteford and Seiver, with the support of the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce, held the official…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 11, 2011 at 8:12pm — No Comments

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