La Mesa is located nine miles east of Downtown San Diego. The population was 57,065 at the last census, up modestly from 2000. The city’s motto is “the Jewel of the Hills.”
La Mesa in Spanish means “the table” or “the plateau,” which relates to the area’s geography. La Mesa was once part of a larger tract, Mission San Diego de Alcalá, and was used by Spanish Missionaries.
La Mesa was founded in 1869 and The City of La Mesa was incorporated in 1912. Unlike some cities, it operates under the general laws of the state of California, so there is no city charter except in the case where there are specific city ordinances. The official flower is bougainvillea.
La Mesa is bordered by the city of San Diego on the west and north, Spring Valley and Lemon Grove on the south, and El Cajon on the east. It includes the neighborhood of Grossmont. Relatively small, it is just 9.1 square miles. At 12 miles from the ocean, the city has more extreme temperatures than San Diego, with hot, dry summers and relatively warm winters. It receives about 13” of precipitation a year, which is about 3 inches more on average than nearby San Diego.
The area has a thriving business district that serves the local community. Today, many people in the community call local expert plumber Tyler Cervantes Plumbing and Drain Services when they need a plumber for anything from tankless water heater replacement, standard water heater repair or replacement, maintenance or repairs to re-piping, re–routing water, gas and sewer pipes, water filters and softeners or installing sewer lining. Whether it’s a leak or a toilet that won’t stop running, Tyler Cervantes Plumbing and Drain Services can handle anything. Tyler deals with valves, pipes, spigots, hose bibbs, P-traps, water pressure, pumps, fittings, copper pipe, galvanized pipe, ABS pipe, CPVC pipe, flappers, float valves, garbage disposals, hose, and more. Tyler also provides free in-home plumbing and safety inspections. Tyler Cervantes Plumbing and Drain Services serves all of San Diego County.