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Mulling The Chicken RenaissanceLA MESA -- The looming return of free running poultry to the single family homes all over the Jewel of the Hills makes this journalist's mind race.How to gird oneself for such a shift in local culture? Dog bites man is not news. Man bites dog is news. Dog eats neighbor's beloved chicken is, well,…See More
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On La Mesa: Chicken News

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 4:49pm 6 Comments

Mulling The Chicken Renaissance

LA MESA -- The looming return of free running poultry to the single family homes all over the Jewel of the Hills makes this journalist's mind race.

How to gird oneself for such a shift…

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Posted on December 3, 2013 at 7:33am 0 Comments

Utility Says Power Will Resume Near 9 a.m.

LA MESA -- San Diego Gas & Electric is reporting Tuesday morning that power remains out for 1,568 customers on the west side of La Mesa. The utility is estimating that power will be restored by 9 a.m.

 

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Posted on November 6, 2013 at 6:00am 3 Comments

New Restaurants, New Jobs

LA MESA -- The two establishments, in some ways, couldn't be more different.

One is the latest incarnation of a very well-financed, time-tested business partnership; the other is the fledgling dream…

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Posted on October 1, 2013 at 6:34pm 0 Comments

To Young Writers. Reporting and Writing A Long Story

By Chris Lavin

Good writing isn't brain surgery. It's communicating

well, artfully and, always with an understanding of

how the readers can follow your thinking.

My approach to talking to writers about writing longer

stories usually breaks down like this:

THE LEAD:

A short beginning -- three or four…

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At 9:02am on October 20, 2013, Frank Robert Dittmer said…

Chris, thx for the pics you added to my blog, looks great.

At 9:02am on October 20, 2013, Frank Robert Dittmer said…

Chris, thanks for the pics you added to my blog.  Looks great.

At 10:12am on July 16, 2013, Marty Murphy said…

Chris:

If convenient, please come and see Gloria Smith and me perform @ 3:30-4:30 tomorrow (Wed.) @ 

Casa Loma

8040 Jenner St.

Park & walk right in. the receptionist will guide you.

Best,

Marty

At 7:26am on October 31, 2011, Jenny While said…

That art show at Liberty Station was amazing! Ms. Carrera's imagination is astounding. Thank you for the tickets! I really appreciated it. That was a neat experience.

 

Jenny

At 11:49am on March 6, 2010, BVBigelow said…
Chris: I was telling you at Cosmos about Lynn O'Shaughnessy, the author/journalist who writes about finding the right college at the right price. Her Book is called "The College Solution." She's got her own website by the same name: http://thecollegesolutionblog.com/ and she also blogs about college at CBS MoneyWatch web site. She's spoken to parents at High Tech High, Our Lady of Peace, Grossmount HS, La Costa Canyon, and she's looking for more speaking opportunities. She'd be a great resource for you at LJCD--and she lives in La Mesa!
At 11:19am on February 10, 2010, Elaine Arapostathis said…
Hello,
I have been enjoying reading about La Mesa. Thank you for developing this News Paper. I have invited my friends to joing. I do have a comment, it is my opinion that the sound that accompanied the video about Reggie Bush had inappropriate language.
Thank you
Mrs. A
At 12:23pm on January 19, 2010, Billy Martinez said…
just wanted to touch base a nd say hello. been crazy busy with deadlines. that is why i have not been on for a bit. hope you had a great new year.

billy
At 6:22am on January 8, 2010, Ernest Ewin said…
Chris, thank you for the coverage at last nights La Mesa TownHall meeting. LA MESA TODAY was the only news coverage. Holpe to see you and more citizens at Murray Manor Elementry on Feb 4 at 6:30pm.
Ernie
At 9:37pm on December 24, 2009, Billy Martinez said…
sounds good. i wish you and your family a merry christmas.
 
 
 

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Bank of America to Pay Record $16.65 Billion to Settle Mortgage Claims

Source: LA Times

In what amounts to the largest settlement by a single company in U.S. history, the Justice Department has announced that Bank of America Corp. will pay $16.65 billion to end federal and state investigations into the sale of toxic mortgage securities during the subprime housing boom. California will receive $300 million from the settlement to reimburse the CalPERS and CalSTRS pension funds. Read the full story: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-bank-of-america-settlement-justice-mortgage-countrywide-20140821-story.html

3 Facts Crippling California's Housing Recovery

Source: HousingWire

While California’s job growth and economy continue to improve, major hurdles remain for housing’s recovery. Firstly, affordability is a huge concern as rapid home price increases, mixed with a lack of affordable inventory is leaving little room for first-time borrowers to jump into the market. Tight credit and stagnant incomes are another concern if prices remain high.

Read the full story: http://www.housingwire.com/articles/31101-facts-crippling-californias-housing-recoveryHousing

Construction Surges in July

Source: The Hill

During July, housing construction hit its highest level in eight months as the sector shows signs of picking up pace in the second half of the year. After two months of drops, construction jumped 15.7 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million homes, the fastest pace since the 1.11 million posted in November, according to the Commerce Department.

Read the full story: http://thehill.com/policy/finance/215472-housing-construction-surges-in-july

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