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City Grants 66 Business Licenses in January, Launches Online Listing

La Mesa city website now shows all companies and individuals holding business licenses here.

Greetings to Jeanne’s Senior Care on Lake Murray Boulevard and Smart Dish on El Cajon Boulevard.  Welcome to Hair Dreams on University Avenue and San Diego Nutrition on La Mesa Boulevard.

Those and 62 other companies and individuals were issued business licenses by the city of La Mesa in January, including ones based in San Francisco (R.N. Field Construction) and Irvine (Code 4 Fire Inc.).

Jolene Cayas, the city’s business license officer, has announced a new service—monthly online lists of new business licenses as well as an updated master list of operations with business licenses in La Mesa. That roster now totals 4,552.

Say hello to Genesis Healthcare Partners of Center Drive and Wehrman Healthcare Management Solutions of University Avenue.

All but 25 new licensees in January list La Mesa addresses. Out-of-towners include an engineering firm from Alpine and a contractor from Santee. The roster  can be found under the heading BUSINESS LICENSE LISTS at the bottom of the department page.

Another page describes the three main kinds of business licenses granted in La Mesa—In-City, In-City Home Occupation and Out-of-City.

“All businesses that operate in the city of La Mesa are required to possess a business license,” the city says. “The license is a tax measure that raises revenue for the city's General Fund and pays for services such as police, fire, and street maintenance.”

Howdy to American Solar Direct Inc. of Santa Monica and Pacific Landmark Electric of Cypress.

Up until Friday, business license information was available by visiting City Hall and making out a request for information.

But Cayas said La Mesa is joining other cities, including El Cajon, in noting new license holders on their websites. Application for a license is $35 for most businesses, plus $3 per employee working more than 20 hours a week.

Among the January licensees are 10 home businesses, including Edge of the May Yoga, Kim’s Mobile Massage and The Bee and the Bobbin.

Hola to Wake & Bake, a coffee snack cart on Center Drive, and Leo Hamel K-8 Academy, a private school operating out of the former Home Savings and Loan building on Jackson Drive.

La Mesa Patch, meanwhile, offers all new businesses in town a free online listing in the Places directory in which business owners can claim their listing and update their information—again for free—at any time.

To claim a listing, a business owner or operator must be registered with La Mesa Patch. Being a registered user of La Mesa Patch affords the ability to post announcements and calendar items—as well as comment on articles and upload photos, documents and videos.

Aloha to Troy McMonigal Design of Sinjon Circle and Beth Tiras Services, a counseling service on Grossmont Summit Drive.

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