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La Mesa is located in southern California, near San Diego. Once used by Spanish missionaries, La Mesa was part of the Mission San Diego de Alcala. The name of the city, La Mesa, in Spanish means "the table" or "the plateau." It is more likely that the name was meant to be translated as "the plateau" in order to depict the geography in the area. Notable residents have included football star Reggie Bush, actor Dennis Harper, and musician Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam.

Population: 54749
Local Newspapers: San Diego Community Newspaper Group San Diego Headline News San Diego RanchCoast News The San Diego Union-Tribune
Local Sports Teams: San Diego Chargers San Diego Padres
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Zip Codes associated with la mesa, california: 91941 91942
Towns/Cities near la mesa, california : El Cajon Spring Valley Lemon Grove Casa De Oro-Mount Helix

La Mesa News
La Mesa's Green Mile

University Avenue is improving. Between 70th and Baltimore, La Mesa is "maximizing walkability and creating a unifying streetscape theme" by installing trees along the sidewalks, amending crosswalks, updating street lights, and most significantly, planting the medians with lantana, deer grass, and desert willow, among other species.

Girl's lemonade stand isn't stopping at $65,000

Sophia Pruden, now 16, has made and sold lemonade and cookies to combat leukemia on Memorial Day weekend for the past nine years. This will be her last.

Gunman Prompts Lockdown in La Mesa High School

Reports of an armed man have prompted a lockdown at the Helix Charter High School in La Mesa, confirmed La Mesa Police. At about 10 a.m., the La Mesa Police and a police helicopter were searching for a suspicious man around the 8000 block of Allison Avenue.

Manhunt puts Helix High on lockdown

LA MESA --Helix High School and surrounding schools remain on lockdown as a precaution following a report of a suspicious person seen leaving the campus with a gun Monday morning. La Mesa Police located an unarmed suspect on the 7400 block of University Avenue shortly after a search by police helicopters and patrol units.

Overturned truck on SR-125 snarls midday traffic

LA MESA --An overturned big rig truck on southbound State Route 125 at Grossmont Boulevard snarled midday traffic Monday morning.

New Moms Get Special Delivery on Mother's Day

Some new moms got a special delivery Sunday morning at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa: a special Mother's Day bouquet from the landscapers at the hospital. "We got up bright and early to bring you some from flowers, fresh from our garden, and to say Happy Mothers Day," said Rudy Sanchez, as he walked into Tarantino's hospital room.

The hatchet, the drug dealer, and two staged robberies

According to La Mesa police chief Walt Vasquez's quarterly operations report for the first three months of 2017, the city's one homicide was related to a 1996 incident where a man attacked his mother with a firearm. She died this year, and the medical examiner "concluded her death was a result of injuries sustained during the assault" and reclassified the crime as a negligent homicide in March 2017 statistics.

TONIGHT on CBS News 8: The new creative workplace vibe

Some San Diego companies are offering just that to their employees. What's behind the new creative vibe, who they are trying to get in the door and how it could be you! TONIGHT on CBS News 8 at 11pm.

La Mesa native Ellen Ochoa remembers road that led into space

Ellen Ochoa, a Grossmont High alumna, is about to be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. Ellen Ochoa's calculus class at Grossmont High School led the way to more math at San Diego State University and then to the thought of "looking into a field that actually uses math."

Brawl erupts in gunfire outside La Mesa pub

Police are investigating a brawl that escalated into a shooting early Sunday morning outside of a popular La Mesa pub leaving a security guard injured. La Mesa Police Department officers responded at around 1:35 a.m. to reports of gunfire in the parking lot of Jolt N Joe's bar, located at 8076 La Mesa Blvd., between University Avenue and Spring Street.

Man Shoots Security Guard Outside La Mesa Bar: PD

During a fight outside a La Mesa bar, a man pulled out a handgun and shot several cars and a security guard, according to La Mesa police. The shooting happened at approximately 1:35 a.m. Sunday when La Mesa police received several calls about gunfire near Jolt N Joe's Bar, located on the 8000 block of La Mesa Boulevard.

SDSO Canine Takes Down Suspected DUI Driver After Pursuit

A suspected drunk driver led police on a 30-minute pursuit through the La Mesa area Friday night before being taken into custody, the California Highway Patrol said. San Diego County Sheriff's Deputies received reports of a man drinking alcohol in his car behind the CVS store at 3749 Avocado Boulevard in unincorporated La Mesa at around 7:25 p.m. When a Sheriff's deputy approached the vehicle, the driver, later identified as 52-year-old Simone Bahou, drove off and ignored commands to stop.

San Diego Theatre Connection Announces Three Throng Theatre-a-Thon

Three leading community theatres and two of San Diego County's premier charities come together for a CA$H MOB to help homeless youth and people living with HIV/AIDS and cancer. Every dollar counts to provide music education through the Doors Of Change music and art program for homeless youth 12-24 years of age.

Residents fed up with La Mesa eyesore

Business owners and residents in a La Mesa neighborhood say they are sick of seeing an eyesore they believe is drawing negative attention to the corner of University and Yale avenues. A cluster of buildings has been trashed, tagged and abandoned for months now.

Fund raiser for La Mesa parks planned for May 19

Kids play on equipment at La Mesita Park near Parkway Middle School and the Junior Seau sports complex. The La Mesa Park & Recreation Foundation is holding a fundraiser on May 19 to help keep parks like this one looking good.

Port ponders demolishing Anthony's, a potential 'nuisance'

Anthony's Fish Grotto closed at the end in January and has since been vacated and fenced. The port proposes to demolish the 53-year-old building and replace it with the Brigantine's Portside Pier project.

Troubled facility

Elmcroft of La Mesa has been placed on probation after regulators determined that violent fights between residents occurred because there wasn't enough staffing to monitor the patients' movements. Elmcroft of La Mesa has been placed on probation after regulators determined that violent fights between residents occurred because there wasn't enough staffing to monitor the patients' movements.

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