All La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'Chris Lavin' (18)

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La Mesa Today In Transition

LA MESA -- Six years ago, we founded La Mesa Today in a time when the news media landscape was changing rapidly. The San Diego Union-Tribune was downsizing, smaller, local papers were also in decline and TV news was struggling to produce local news…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 19, 2015 at 10:40am — 7 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Lavin

Seeing Dawn Through The Construction Dust

LA MESA -- It is, they say, always darkest before the dawn.

As the dust starts rising on the most intrusive stages of La Mesa Boulevard's renovation, it is probably good to keep that in mind.

Despite what might appear as a full blood-letting…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 28, 2015 at 6:30am — 12 Comments

On La Mesa: Pollo Loco

Confronting The Reality Of Chicken Husbandry

By Chris Lavin

LA MESA -- When we last visited the wildlife subject here at La Mesa Today, we now realize we were in the blinding infatuation stage of the relationship.

A stray chicken had chosen our hillside…


Added by La Mesa Today on August 1, 2014 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

La Mesa Politics

An Agenda For Election 2014

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- After the Fourth of July -- with the primaries in the rear view mirror -- politics starts to heat up with the summer sun.

Though control of the U.S. Senate will…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 5, 2014 at 2:54pm — 2 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Lavin

Three Reasons To Like La Mesa 

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- As we scramble back from points afar each night to…


Added by La Mesa Today on June 12, 2014 at 7:05pm — 4 Comments

On La Mesa: Chicken News

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 in local culture?

Dog bites man is not news. Man bites…


Added by Chris Lavin on February 21, 2014 at 4:49pm — 6 Comments

La Mesa Business

From The Vineyard To The Crush

LA MESA -- When Linda McWilliams called to ask if we wanted to join she and her husband to trace La Mesa's first…


Added by Gina Garcia on September 15, 2013 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Lavin

The Former Police Station Land Now Sits Vacant

 A Heart Transplant For La Mesa?

LA MESA -- The Village Property Based…


Added by Chris Lavin on July 28, 2013 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

On La Mesa: Chris Shea

The Ordinary Day

LA MESA -- Every day I sit at what looks like a host stand at a restaurant but is actually a replica of an old…


Added by chris shea on June 19, 2013 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

On La Mesa

Just The Right Recipe For Higher Ed

GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- In the wake of victories for both Propositions 30 and V, it was probably natural to see a party taking shape…


Added by Chris Lavin on November 8, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

A Postcard From New York

Tough New Yorkers Soldier On

NEW YORK -- Every once in a while La Mesa Today gets a communique from distant friends that take us outside our normal La Mesa-centric view of the world.

Christine Lavin,…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 1, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

On La Mesa

Mulling The Signs Of Our Times

LA MESA -- Political lawn signs have a long history and it is certain that no persuasive argument will make them go away.

Some political scientist once said that each yard sign is worth 6 to 10 votes for a candidate and that probably has kept the…


Added by Chris Lavin on October 30, 2012 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

On La Mesa

Helping Cops Deal With the Down Sides

LA MESA -- On a warm Saturday evening in August 2011, a La Mesa man clearly had decided he wanted to die.

He took a shotgun, threatened his ex-wife and, when the police were inevitably called, he stepped out under…


Added by Chris Lavin on April 3, 2012 at 4:44pm — 3 Comments

On La Mesa

Some Super La Mesa Football Choices

LA MESA -- So here's the truth about what the Super Bowl has become: Football is the sideshow.

All over America -- and all over La Mesa -- we gather in groups of avocado slurping and chicken wing eating groups and,…


Added by Chris Lavin on February 4, 2012 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

SPECIAL REPORT: Policing La Mesa 2012

Can The Robbery Wave Be Stopped?

The First of Two Parts.

By Chris Lavin


LA MESA – City police officer Gary Moss was driving by a 7-11 on Baltimore Drive…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 24, 2012 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

On La Mesa

Listening To Our Better Angels

LA MESA -- If you were like the vast majority of La Mesans Saturday night, you were finishing Christmas shopping or were gathering with friends and family for card games, watching football, sharing food.

For a small number of our fellow citizens, Saturday…


Added by Chris Lavin on December 18, 2011 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

On La Mesa

Getting A Jump On Small Towns And Real Men

LA MESA – One of the great elements of living in a place that endeavors to remain a “small town’’ is the

accessibility and familiarity you can develop with the people who help you live your…


Added by Chris Lavin on October 30, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

A Unique Mother's Day Gift

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By Chris Lavin


MT. HELIX -- In most homes, Mother's Day means flowers, a nice meal, phone calls to Mom and…


Added by La Mesa Today on May 8, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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