La Mesa


Fundraising efforts to start for Boys & Girls Clubs facilities in La Mesa

Fundraising efforts to build new Boys & Girls Clubs facilities in La Mesa will start at 5 p.m. Thursday at La Mesa Middle School.


Helping real estate agents succeed is what motivates veteran East County broker Chuck Sackett

How do you fill a 13,000-square-foot real estate office with successful agents who use about 100 desks, offices and meeting rooms?


Sharp Grossmont 'tops out' new heart and vascular center

Structural steel construction has been completed on the project to build a new 71,000-square-foot Heart and Vascular Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa.


Building on La Mesa Blvd. in La Mesa sold


Helix Water awards $2,000 in scholarships

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Visitor Information

Though its name in Spanish means “the table,” La Mesa’s official city motto is “Jewel of the Hills.” Both descriptions apply, as many areas of the 9.1-square-mile city are flat but surrounded by gentle to steep hillsides.

If you’re up to it, a great way to get nice views of the area is to climb the secret stairs, a public stairway in the residential neighborhood above downtown La Mesa. The bottom is at Windsor and Canterbury drives, with three levels of stairways ascending to Beverly Drive – 445 stairs in all.

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Business Information

Stretching along both sides of Interstate 8 about 15 miles east of downtown San Diego, La Mesa is an incorporated city of 57,065, according to the 2010 census, up from 54,749 a decade earlier.

The East County Regional Center is about five miles farther east, convenient for attorneys and others who use the services of San Diego Superior Court, Sheriff, Probation, District Attorney and other county offices.

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La Mesa Businesses

Expert Witness Services Inc.

8387 University Ave.
La Mesa, CA
  • Accident Investigation/Reconstruction
  • Document Examiners
  • Forensic Consultants
  • Handwriting Examiners
  • Personal Injury Consultants
  • Product Liability Consultants

Coldwell Banker Commercial

9332 Fuerte Dr.
La Mesa, CA
  • Banks
  • Commercial Real Estate Broker
  • Commercial Real Estate Loans
  • Real Estate - Services
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La Mesa in Photos

Spotlight on La Mesa

Once dotted with groves of lemon trees and settled by Spanish missionaries, La Mesa has grown into a sprawling suburb that is now home to nearly 58,000 people. Although it's just east of San Diego, the hilly, arid climate is strikingly different from other parts of the county. The sun is usually shining when it's overcast along the coast.

Movie Theaters

5500 Grossmont Center Dr.
La Mesa, CA, 91942

To find a movie theater outside this area, check the Source Movie Section.

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Solar installation in La Mesa with Sullivan Solar

March 20, 2013 -- Reporter James Palen goes onsite for a look at a solar installation at a La Mesa home, and takes a look at the various and expanding options for potential residential solar customers. Sullivan Solar explains what people thinking of going solar can expect and how they can make the change to an affordable one.

Upcoming Events

Author Marjorie Hersom Book Signing (The Captive Bride)

Fri, Aug 1
1:00pm 3:00pm
Marcella Junes Coffee Lounge
La Mesa
A first time author, Marjorie J. Hersom wrote The Captive Bride based on a true story her father told at the Sunday dinner table. Maria del los Santos y Castro (generally written Maria Dilessantos) at the age of seventeen married Nathaniel Savory on November 30, 1850. They had ten children. Maria became the matriarch of a very large family, and the author and her siblings knew her as Mamma. Helen Jane, one of the Savory ten, birthed Alice Webb who became the authorís grandmother. This is Mariaís story. She was The Captive Bride.
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