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La Mesa was founded in 1869 and officially incorporated as a city on February 16, 1912. The official flower is the bougainvillea.
Geography & Climate
La Mesa is approximately 12 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. Because of this, La Mesa typically experiences warmer temperatures than downtown San Diego which is much closer to the Pacific Ocean. La Mesa has a Semi-arid climate.
La Mesa typically has hot, dry summers and warm winters with most of the annual precipitation falling between November and March. The city has dry weather with around 13" of annual precipitation. Summer temperatures are generally hot, with average highs of 78°F-92°F and lows of 56°F–68°F. Winter temperatures are semi-warm, with average high temperatures of 66°F–77°F and lows of 46°F–58°F.
The climate in the San Diego area, like much of California, often varies significantly over short geographical distances resulting in micro-climates.
In San Diego's case this is mainly due to the city's topography (the Bay, and the numerous hills, mountains, and canyons). Frequently, particularly during the "May gray/June gloom" period, a thick "marine layer" cloud cover will keep the air cool and damp within a few miles of the coast, but will yield to bright cloudless sunshine approximately 5–10 miles inland. This happens every year in May and June. Even in the absence of June gloom, inland areas tend to experience much higher temperatures than areas closer to the coast.
La Mesa is bordered by the city of San Diego on the west and north, Spring Valley and Lemon Grove on the south. El Cajon on the east. It includes the neighborhood of Grossmont.
The United States Census Bureau mentions La Mesa having a total area of 9.1 square miles. 9.06 square miles of it is land and 0.04 square miles of it (0.44%) is water.
History and government
La Mesa in Spanish means "the table", or alternately "the plateau", relating to its geography. La Mesa was part of a larger tract, Mission San Diego de Alcalá, and was used by Spanish Missionaries.
The City of La Mesa was incorporated on February 16, 1912, under the general laws of the State of California. As such, it does not have a City charter but operates under the laws of the State of California in all respects not specifically covered by any City ordinance.
The City Council consists of five members who are elected from the City at large
The schools in La Mesa are operated by two districts. The La Mesa-Spring Valley district operates the elementary and middle schools in the city, while the Grossmont district operates Helix High School School.
There is a Farmer's Market in La Mesa Village every Friday afternoon.
Flag Day Parade
On July 14, 1997, the City of La Mesa inaugurated its First Annual Flag Day Parade.
At the beginning of each October, La Mesa holds their biggest event of the year, Oktoberfest, attended by approximately 200,000 people over the three nights of the event.
Back to the 50s Car Show
The Back to the 50s Car Show is an annual summer event where classic car enthusiasts come to display their vehicles. The event is held every Thursday evening during the months of June through August in La Mesa Village along La Mesa Boulevard. Admission to the event is free.
Other annual events include Christmas in the Village, and Antique Street Fair.
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