All La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'Art Madrid' (90)

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Five Who Led The Way In 2014

LA MESA – This was a year of new and renewal in La Mesa. There was the big political shakeup, of course, but profound change came in subtler, more incremental ways as well.

The streets of the symbolic heart of the city were being redesigned in a project…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 24, 2014 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

La Mesa City Council

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The Changing Of The Guard

LA MESA -- There is a reason presidents bring great poets to…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 10, 2014 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Winds Of Change On Allison Avenue

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- It has been almost a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 20, 2014 at 8:00am — 19 Comments

La Mesa Politics: Race Overview

Baber, McWhirter Lead Way To New Council

LA MESA – With two open seats as the rare grand prize, the 2014 City Council race came to an end Tuesday night delivering on its…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 5, 2014 at 2:30am — 14 Comments

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Perhaps History Will Be Kinder To Madrid

LA MESA – If politics were truly like boxing,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 5, 2014 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

The Race For Mayor

'Dr. A' Defeats A La Mesa Legend

LA MESA – In a stunning end to an historic mayoral run, Art Madrid was turned out of office by voters on Tuesday in favor of Mark Arapostathis, a City Council member.

Arapostathis, a school teacher, theater director and,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 5, 2014 at 2:00am — 5 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Fighting To The End For Votes

LA MESA -- Election Day 2014 may become known as the year the voters mailed it in.

Precincts throughout La Mesa were reporting extremely slow turnout in the sometimes busy "before work" hours and poll workers attributed it to the number of voters using mail…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 4, 2014 at 9:53am — 2 Comments

The Race For Mayor

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 30, 2014 at 7:30pm — 32 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Calm Amid The Season's Storm

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- In a usual month, the City Council meeting is where you might come to measure the activity running through the fault lines of local…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 29, 2014 at 8:16am — 20 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Mailers Signal A Turn To The Negative

LA MESA -- With less than two weeks to go to election day, things are turning a bit rough in the Jewel of the Hills.

Mayor Art Madrid Friday began circulating a direct mail piece that extolled his virtues on one side while…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 18, 2014 at 7:00pm — 30 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Entering Election's Black Hole

LA MESA -- Elections are the black holes in the government universe. The closer election day comes, the stronger the political gravity. It starts pulling on everything, eventually drawing all activity to a standstill.

Tuesday's council meeting had some…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 14, 2014 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Clear Leaders In The Money Race

LA MESA -- If dollars were votes, City Council candidates Bill Baber and Mary England and Mayoral candidate Mark Arapostathis would be shoo-ins on election day.

The latest required campaign finance reports show a disparate range of fundraising among…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 11, 2014 at 12:30pm — 12 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Trying Hard To Look Different

LA MESA -- On his third attempt at winning a City Council seat, Patrick Dean (speaking in photo above) has clearly decided it is time to stand out.

On a warm October evening, with election night just a few brief weeks away, Dean injected an element of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 7, 2014 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

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Sharing Cake And Seeking…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 25, 2014 at 8:50pm — No Comments

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Sharing Cake And Seeking…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 25, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Politics



Mayor's Race In The Spotlight

LA MESA -- La Mesa's campaign season got a moment in the spotlight Friday as a segment on KPBS Radio and TV Editor's Roundtable. La Mesa Today Editor Chris Lavin discussed the mayoral race with host Mark Sauer and other local…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 20, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Candidates Forum A Polite Affair

LA MESA -- As he began the Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum Thursday night, La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid endeavored to draw a clear distinction between he and his opponent,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 18, 2014 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Politics

La Mesa Candidates Work Street By Street

LA MESA -- While much of the political campaign world has gone hi-tech and electronic, running for office in the Jewel of the Hills has clearly remained decidedly low-tech.

As Labor Day, the traditional starters gun for campaign seasons,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 4, 2014 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Council May Mull Driveway Flyer Limits

LA MESA -- The City Council meets Tuesday afternoon, but the agenda suggests this could be a relatively short meeting.

Councilwoman Ruth Sterling has brought up a subject that should warm the hearts of many homeowners. She is asking that the city attorney investigate the city's authority to regulate the distribution of free and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 11, 2014 at 11:30am — 10 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Filings Show November Slate Growing

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- As the summer moves on, slowly the November election season is starting to take shape with new candidates emerging and some older…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 29, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

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