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La Mesa Politics

Group Forms To Pursue Term Limits

LA MESA -- An alliance of La Mesa political activists and politicians will band together to try and force a referendum on term limits in La Mesa in next November's election.

Bill Baber, a political campaign manager (photo right), City Councilwoman…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 5, 2013 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Council Votes 3-2 To Delay Term Limit Decision

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 22, 2013 at 10:34pm — 6 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Term Limits And Chickens On Agenda

LA MESA -- The City Council agenda for Tuesday will include a proposal by new City Council member Kristine Alessio that could have significant implications for future local politics. Alessio (right) is asking fellow council members to allow voters in…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 7, 2013 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Amid Bitter Fight, Council Clips Budget, Madrid's Wings

LA MESA -- If La Mesa was run with a parliamentary form of government, Mayor Art Madrid would be calling for new elections today. 

After a few hours of angry debate and a series of votes that, in the parliamentary form of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 23, 2013 at 10:49pm — 14 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Madrid, Ewin Face Off In Public Spat

LA MESA -- A subtle, simmering feud between La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid and City Councilman Ernie Ewin became very public -- and a little bit ugly -- Tuesday.

In a prepared presentation at the start of a regular council meeting, Ewin revealed that Madrid…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 9, 2013 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

La Mesa City Council

PBID Supporters Promise New, Leaner Proposal 

LA MESA -- The long and winding history of attempts to establish a Property Based Improvement District for the La Mesa Village has had many distinct eras.

There were the Awkward Formative Months.

Then the Contentious Adolescent…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 11, 2013 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

La Mesa Government

Some New Ideas From Familiar Crowd

LA MESA -- City Council members Kristine Alessio and Ernie Ewin aspired to make the more complex challenges facing this city more penetrable and to spur more dialogue among the populace. Saturday's first attempt at a round-table community dialogue was noble,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 8, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Village Development

Lots Of Ideas For Improving La Mesa Village

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 30, 2013 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

La Mesa Village Development

Does A New PBID 2.0 Loom?

LA MESA -- With news of the last piece of funding potentially in place, attention quickly turned to the unfinished business of determining how refined the finishing touches will be for La Mesa's downtown Village revitalization effort.

City Councilman Ernie…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 19, 2013 at 5:40am — 3 Comments

La Mesa City Council

An Evening Of Pot And Pot Shots

LA MESA -- Tuesday afternoon's gathering of the La Mesa City Council was, from a purely news perspective, a pretty light gruel.

Local proponents of medical marijuana came in with enough signatures to force a referendum in 2014 and featured a talk by…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 13, 2012 at 10:30pm — 9 Comments

La Mesa City Council

City Brews Up A Zoning Change

LA MESA -- The remnants of Prohibition officially ended in the Jewel of the Hills Tuesday night.

The City Council voted 5-0 to eliminate restrictions from zoning laws that kept micro-breweries and wine making operations from opening in La Mesa.

Mayor Art Madrid pointed to development and spurred economic develoment that has occurred around the new micro-brewery in…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 24, 2012 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Neighbors Don't Welcome 7-Eleven

LA MESA -- Tuesday's City Council was a short, mostly sweet affair, perhaps reflecting the looming election season and a desire by some not to rock the boat. The meeting featured a brief neighborhood struggle and some hopeful talk about Bill Walton and the NBA Hall of Famer's effort to help fundraise for a new Boys and Girls Club in La Mesa.

Several residents of the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 9, 2012 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Politics

Matters Of God And Politics

LA MESA -- This year's presidential campaign has some special resonance for members of the Mormon Church. Republican candidate Mitt Romney is a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 1, 2012 at 9:34am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Politics

Choices Abound in Council Race 

LA MESA -- Within minutes of the start of Thursday's candidates forum, it was clear the five candidates would be giving La Mesa a broad range of choices in filling the two…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 14, 2012 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 19, 2012 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Property Based Improvement District

 Ewin And PBID Supporters Talk Turkey

LA MESA -- After last month's City Council meeting, supporters of creating a Property Based Improvement District for the La Mesa Village left stunned by the council's decision not to sign the pro-PBID petition.

At the heart of their ire was City…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 21, 2012 at 9:24pm — 12 Comments

Property Based Improvement District

PBID 'Not Dead' Proponents Say

LA MESA -- In the aftermath of Tuesday's City Council meeting, the proponents for establishing a Property Based Improvement District are not going quietly into the dark night.

Members of the PBID Steering Committee who have been collecting petitions met…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 26, 2012 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

City Council

Council Refuses To Sign PBID Petition

LA MESA -- In a tortuous meeting with more twists and turns than the road to Julian, the City Council refused to sign the Property Based Improvement District petition…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 24, 2012 at 9:00pm — 19 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Getting To The Bottom Of City Issues

LA MESA -- There is a couple in La Mesa who have found a way to make the cable broadcast of even the most uneventful City Council meeting engaging and enjoyable.

The couple -- who pleaded for anonymity on this -- fill a collection of shot glasses with their preferred libation. They then list on a grid likely occurrences, say like "merchant Bill Jaynes mentions the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 24, 2012 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Grossmont College



Finding Support For Students Beating The Odds

GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- If you want to feel better about the youth of America -- or at least of East County -- stop by at one of the twice annual scholarship award ceremonies conducted by…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 11, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

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