Gloria Ciprian

Articles by Gloria Ciprian

Bumblebees wage war on Lake Murray

City biologist has not seen this aggressive behavior in years

Lake Murray is being bombarded by bee attacks. As early as July 2, the bees attacked people near the two-mile mark on the service road that ends at the 3.2-mile marker at the closed fence. ...

Advantage Towing ruled against in Mission Valley accident case

Homeless man gets $2500 for lost car he was living in

On March 21, at the small claims court at 330 W. Broadway, there were about 22 cases on the roster, but Mr. T., a homeless, thin 80-year-old, was number six on the list. He appeared ...

Eyesore for the birds at Lake Murray

Plywood sound barrier walls didn't keep out thieves

Beginning in late 2016 and continuing through mid 2017, the City of San Diego's water department started the Pipeline 4 Project, which entails relining pipes at Lake Murray. Along with construction crews, cement trucks, and ...

Trump cutout lugged to Potato Chip Rock

At 2 p.m., the muscular man unwrapped his package...

At about 1:30 p.m. on Saturday (January 21), some hikers spotted a muscular young man in running shorts carrying a large wrapped package up Mount Woodson. The rainy weather seemed to make the almost-two-mile trip ...

Inadvertent off-roader vanishes from crash scene

Six tow-truck operators work on vehicle stuck on side of hill

A La Mesa motorist expressed surprise on Wednesday (January 18) when he saw a burgundy-colored truck on the side of a hill on the south side of Parkway Drive. The truck had crashed through a ...

Mission Trails witch’s tale

Indian lore behind “dodder” parasite covering plants

Hikers at Mission Trails Regional Park have noticed the yellow spidery moss that covers the tops of lots of plants in the park. Bridgette and Rachel wondered if the moss was spreading and perhaps dangerous ...

Lake Murray rebel has a short run

Cops take down violent young man the old-fashioned way

On November 16, at about 2 p.m., a 20-year-old Caucasian male started screaming and verbally threatening Lake Murray walkers near the 1¾-mile marker along the road that runs around the lake. According to a few ...

Fishy paint job for La Mesa catwalk

Will artful sidewalk ward off city's less desirable elements?

When school started on August 13 at Maryland Avenue Elementary in La Mesa, students were pleased to find that a nearby formerly unkempt walkway had been changed into a work of art. After City of ...

Computer bandit strikes La Mesa Starbucks

Mind your Mac

La Mesa residents need to guard their computers more carefully. On July 21, between the hours of 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., activity at the La Mesa Starbucks (located on the corner of Kiowa Drive ...

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