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La Mesa City Council

After The Election, Routine Returns

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.

Revenues continue…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 13, 2014 at 7:17am — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Council's First Lame Duck Session Today

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 12, 2014 at 8:42am — 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

La Mesa Politics

Much At Stake In City Council Race

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 3, 2014 at 5:36am — 5 Comments

La Mesa Politics

The Office of the Mayor: A Question of Logistics. A Question of Priorities.

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 30, 2014 at 7:46pm — No Comments

The Race For Mayor

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

Weekly Crime Report

Thief Makes Off With Coin Box

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,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 24, 2014 at 10:50am — No 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 Politics: Term Limits

Three Questions For Voters

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 16, 2014 at 10:26am — 9 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Weekly Totals: 570 Calls, 27 Arrests

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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Added by La Mesa Today on October 15, 2014 at 11:25am — No 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 Village Development

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 8, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 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

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Apartment Badly Damaged By Flames

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 6, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Election 2014: Term Limits

Exploring Term Limit Myths

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 6, 2014 at 6:07am — 16 Comments

La Mesa Public Safety

Police Chief Aceves To Retire

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 30, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Streetscape Project

City Shifts Work Off La Mesa Boulevard

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 26, 2014 at 1:48pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Politics

 

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

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