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LA MESA -- It was the calm after the storm.
The City Council gathered for the first time since the election redrew the lines on the local political map, but the business was routine and the news was tension free and largely good.
LA MESA -- Because of Tuesday's Veterans Day holiday, the City Council meets Wednesday at 4 p.m. for the first of the lame duck sessions following last Tuesday's elections.
The meeting agenda is fairly routine, but the transition from long-sitting…
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,…
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…
LA MESA -- Democracy can be exhausting.
With two open seats in the La Mesa City Council race, the five candidates have been racing through an energetic campaign, raising money, knocking on doors, looking for anyway possible to get before an audience and…
I am an Art Madrid supporter and have been since the late 90’s when I delivered Red Ribbon Week pledges to his office from the students of Lemon Ave Elementary. I was nervous meeting a public official, but there he was in his office wearing a flannel shirt and so graciously…Continue
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Case Highlights: On Wednesday October 15, 2014, the La Mesa Police received call of a burglary that had occurred at the condo community at 4800 Williamsburg Lane. Between 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 12th and 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 13th,…Continue
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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
Fourth and final installment of a series of articles on term limits by Anthony Mc Ivor.
LA MESA -- Sorting and appraising the various impacts that term limits have on a community is no simple matter. La Mesa voters can get to the heart of it…Continue
LA MESA -- Crime prevention can involve subtle little steps that make your home less attractive than others to the burglars looking for easy touches. See Crime Prevention Below.
Case Highlights: On Friday, October 10th, 2014 at…
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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…
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…Continue
Parking Meter Shutoff Begins Next Week
LA MESA -- On September 9, 2014, the La Mesa City Council voted to make all metered parking spaces in the Downtown Village area free in an effort to encourage shopping…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
LA MESA -- Police just before 12:30 p.m. Monday were assisting Heartland Fire & Rescue crews battling a structure fire at 8557 Lemon Avenue.
At 12:45 p.m., Heartland officials said the blaze had grown to two alarms and they recommended avoiding the…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on October 6, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Third in a series of articles on the La Mesa Term Limits By La Mesa Today member Anthony Mc Ivor.
By Anthony D. Mc Ivor
LA MESA -- With Proposition K poised to inflict Municipal Code restrictions on La Mesa voters, the air is rich in…Continue
LA MESA -- With almost 30 years with the La Mesa Police Department, Chief Ed Aceves has decided to resign.
Aceves said today that he plans to retire as soon as a replacement can be hired.
"I expect it could take six months,'' Aceves said. He said he…
LA MESA -- Even as they race to meet pre-Oktoberfest deadlines, city officials are taking steps to reduce the impact of the downtown Village streetscape project on the holiday shopping season.
City officials announced this week that work will…