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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…Continue
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…Continue
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,…Continue
LA MESA -- Endeavoring to share the pain of Village merchants living through the streetscape construction zone, the City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to offer two free hours of parking to shoppers.
The change won't begin until at least mid-October…
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Crowd Gathers To Boost Legacy Project
LA MESA -- It was a full house Saturday as residents gathered…Continue
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LA MESA -- Crews were out Friday in the downtown Village taking core samples from La Mesa Boulevard and several sides streets. The cores will let construction companies bidding for the contracts for rebuilding the streets know what they can expect as…Continue
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Mark Arapostathis Will Run For Mayor
LA MESA -- Mark Arapostathis, a school teacher, theater director and City Council member,…Continue
Ewin Won't Seek Re-Election In November
LA MESA -- Ernie Ewin, the long-serving City Councilman, who had two different stints in La Mesa leadership, has chosen to step aside.
Ewin Tuesday morning told the Union-Tribune that he would not seek re-election in November, clearing the way for…
By Chris Lavin
La Mesa Today Editor
LA MESA -- After more than three decades in public service to La Mesa, Art Madrid is recognized wherever he goes. Old friends, constituents, the sons and daughters of former campaign workers, residents who sought help from or sometimes fought with City Hall.
They come up and…
LA MESA -- Watching the La Mesa government machine is truly a tale of two cities these days.
Professional city staff quietly goes about pretty sophisticated operations in efficient, laudatory ways, while the elected oversight can look more and more…
Council Will Weigh Madrid Proposals
As the political season has approached, Madrid, who has experienced La Mesa's realpolitik…Continue
LA MESA -- The City Council Thursday is spending a full day discussing the city's long-term plans and challenges.
The meeting, held in the public meeting room at the city's Fire Station on Allison Avenue began with a discussion of the city's finances which…
LA MESA -- The City Council's second Town Hall meeting moved from the west to northeast La Mesa and found a large audience with many more concerns and a bit more vitriol than encountered recently in Rolando.
A two-hour meeting at Northmont Elementary…Continue
LA MESA -- At its last regular meeting, the City Council let die without a second a proposal by Mayor Art Madrid to seek national All-American City status for this city.
At Tuesday night's meeting, council members learned the effort is going on…
LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council took its annual Town Hall meet and greet away from City Hall and out among the neighborhoods on Thursday evening. Considering the relative warmth and amiability they encountered at Rolando Elementary School, the civic…Continue
LA MESA -- City Police Chief Ed Aceves addressed the City Council Tuesday and made it clear that the large gatherings of unsupervised teenagers at Oktoberfest is threatening the safety and security of the event.
Describing scenes of as many as…Continue
LA MESA -- For the second meeting in a row, the City Council moved quietly through a routine agenda until the subject of term limits once again stirred oratory, political posturing and philosophical jousting.
Council member Kristine…Continue
LA MESA -- The proponents of the Property Based Improvement District came before the City Council Tuesday afternoon and they started with a history lesson.
Lynn McRea (in photo above), the local accountant who has headed the PBID effort, reminded the…Continue
LA MESA -- More than 100 residents gathered at the Community Center Thursday evening to talk downtown.
Presented by the city's Planning Department with an overview of efforts to reassess the condition and needs of the La Mesa Village downtown…