La Mesa Today's Blog – July 2013 Archive (24)

La Mesa Business

Looking To The Future At La Mesa Lumber

LA MESA -- Things were tough for all businesses at the height of the Great Recession that is now receding.

But it was…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 30, 2013 at 6:44am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Healthcare

Sharp Grossmont Names Nursing Chief

LA MESA – Dale Beatty, RN, BSN, MSN, NEA-BC, has joined Sharp Grossmont Hospital as chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services. In this role, Beatty will oversee the patient care / nursing services in the hospital. He will also be…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 27, 2013 at 6:44am — No Comments

La Mesa Arts


A La Mesa Photographer Eyes The Car Show

LA MESA -- The talented lens of La.Mesa photographer Gary Junker finds real character and beauty when applied to the weekly gathering of the car lovers of East…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 26, 2013 at 4:46am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Weekend

  Try A 'Sit In' Outdoor Movie

LA MESA -- Consider it a variation on the old Drive-In movies.

The City of La Mesa presents “Movie Night Under the Stars” on Friday, July 26, at La Mesita Park. The movie, “Wreck it Ralph” (rated PG), starts at 8:00 pm with…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 25, 2013 at 11:04am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Man Fires Shot During Dispute

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LA MESA -- Police Tuesday night arrested 46-year-old Ronald Neville of La Mesa after he allegedly pointed a loaded gun at a neighbor during a confrontation and then accidently firing the weapon into…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 24, 2013 at 4:40am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Amid Bitter Fight, Council Clips Budget, Madrid's Wings

LA MESA -- If La Mesa was run with a parliamentary form of government, Mayor Art Madrid would be calling for new elections today. 

After a few hours of angry debate and a series of votes that, in the parliamentary form of…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 23, 2013 at 10:49pm — 10 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Cell Phone Theft On The Rise 

LA MESA -- Telephone theft is a hot crime these days and hot days can also be a threat to small children left in cars.

See some timely advice from police authorities below.

Case Highlights:

On Friday July 19, 2013 at…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 22, 2013 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Stolen Car Pursuit And Arrest On Lake Murray

LA MESA -- Sunday morning calm was disrupted near Lake Murray Boulevard and Jackson Drive as police cruisers and helicopters swarmed into the area in pursuit of a stolen car.

The events happened after 8 a.m. and police stopped the car and pursued its occupants through the neighborhood.

Police report one of the suspects in custody and two others still…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 21, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Back To The '50s Car Show

Second Week Soars On

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LA MESA -- Week Two of the Back to the '50s Car Show once again drew a large and appreciative crowd and more than a few new cars not seen recently at these La Mesa gatherings.

One car turning heads had been modified by…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 18, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Weekend Arts

Dancing The Night Away -- Arabian Style

LA MESA -- Among the newest Jewels of the Hill are some of the new restaurants that have followed the burgeoning population of Iraqi,…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 18, 2013 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Thieves Are Stealing Catalytic Converters

LA MESA -- Car part thieves are prying off expensive parts of cars and then scrapping them for cash. See Case Highlights…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 16, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments

La Mesa Public Safety

Large "Live Fire" Drill At Grossmont

GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- Sounds of gunfire and police in battle gear swarming the campus will occur on campus this week as local police hone skills they hope to never use.

A sign of America's violent side, perhaps, but the San Diego Sheriff's…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 15, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Man Slashed In Face With Knife

LA MESA -- Friday evening police were called to the scene of a stabbing where a victim had received slash wounds to his face.

Police said that at approximately 7:40 p.m. La Mesa Police received a 9-1-1 call of a stabbing that just occurred in the 7400…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 12, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Back To The '50s Car Show


Car Show Comes Roaring Back

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LA MESA -- Perhaps vintage car shows are like vintage wines -- they're best if you wait for them, letting them mature.

The Back to the '50s car…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 11, 2013 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

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 Politics

Madrid, Ewin Face Off In Public Spat

LA MESA -- A subtle, simmering feud between La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid and City Councilman Ernie Ewin became very public -- and a little bit ugly -- Tuesday.

In a prepared presentation at the start of a regular council meeting, Ewin revealed that…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 9, 2013 at 11:00pm — 9 Comments

La Mesa Village Development

PBID Lite Comes With Budget Pains

LA MESA -- It was Week II of the new, slimmer Property Based Improvement District planning and the lesson was clear: Less Is Not More.

The team of merchants and property owners trying to come up with a plan acceptable to a majority of Village property…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 8, 2013 at 10:06pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Schools

La Mesa Arts Academy Gets A Tryout

LA MESA – When, many years from now, someone chronicles the history of the new La Mesa Arts Academy magnet school, they will mark today, July 8, 2013, as its unofficial birthday.

On Monday morning, 60 students and parents gathered in the gymnasium of…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 8, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

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

Crime Watch

Police Chase Results In Crash, Arrest

LA MESA -- Police spotted a stolen Las Vegas vehicle in La Mesa Friday and pursued the car to an eventual crash scene near the Mexican border.

Police said that on July 5th at approximately 8:49 PM, a La Mesa Police officer observed a stolen vehicle getting onto southbound SR-125 from Grossmont Boulevard in La Mesa. The vehicle had been reported stolen in Las…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 6, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments

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