All La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'Government' (456)

La Mesa City Council

Council May Consider A Parking Meter Vacation

LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council will consider the impact of turning off the parking meters for the duration of the downtown streetscape project currently underway in La Mesa Village.

In the agenda for Tuesday's regular council meeting,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 21, 2014 at 11:13am — 2 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Hitchhikers Ask For Ride, Rob Driver 

LA MESA -- Police are looking for robber who held a gun to the head of his victim and demanded "your wallet or your life'' in a recent La Mesa robbery.

Case Highlights: On Friday, July 11, at approximately 8:19 a.m. AM, a robbery…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 15, 2014 at 9:52am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

E-Cigarettes Get Kicked Outside

LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night -- after a short, but smokey debate -- to apply to e-cigarettes the same limitations tobacco…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 8, 2014 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Staff Calls For E-Cigarette Controls

LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council Tuesday was set to consider a recommendation from staff that the city join the growing list of municipalities limiting the public use of e-cigarettes.

Several months ago, Mayor Art Madrid brought the proposal to meeting and the council …

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 8, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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…

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

Downtown Village Streetscape Program

Keep Track Of Downtown Progress Via The Internet

LA MESA -- The City of La Mesa is making it as easy as possible to keep track of the construction project that will be playing out pretty much non-stop over the next year as La Mesa Boulevard is transformed, hopefully, into a Garden of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 3, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Traffic

Bicyclist Strikes Car, Is Dragged, Injured

LA MESA -- A 13-year-old La Mesa bicyclist was being described as very lucky after he collided with a vehicle and was dragged along the street near the main entrance to the La Mesa Springs Shopping Center on La Mesa Boulevard.

At 4 p.m.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 2, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

City Employee Raises Are Approved, 4-1

LA MESA -- La Mesa's city employees will be getting their first raises in seven years.

The council voted 4-1 Tuesday evening to approve new, two-year contracts that will give city workers 3 percent raises each of the next two …

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 25, 2014 at 5:37am — 4 Comments

Crime Watch

Summer Heat Poses Risks For Kids In Cars

LA MESA -- As summer heat rises once again, police are warning motorists to be especially vigilant about leaving children unattended in hot cars. See Traffic Information below.

Case Highlights: On Sunday May 25, 2014, at…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 24, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

City Workers Get 6 percent Over Two Years

LA MESA -- The negotiations between the City of La Mesa and its employees have been settled with a two-year  agreement that will give three percent raises to all employees each of the next two years.

The council at its Tuesday evening meeting…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 20, 2014 at 12:04pm — 6 Comments

La Mesa Business

Park Station Project Seeks Approvals

LA MESA -- After years of study, probing of environmental issues and efforts to familiarize the community with its intentions, the promoters of the Park Station Project begin the process Wednesday night of trying to win city approval for what would be…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 17, 2014 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

A Burglar's Purse-Snatch Foiled

LA MESA -- The Back To the Fifties Car Show resumes June 19 and police are reminding participants and on-lookers of the rules of the road. See Traffic Information below.

Case Highlights: On Sunday, June 8 at approximately 3:25 a.m., La…

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

La Mesa City Council

City Signals It Has Settled With Workers 

LA MESA -- The good news was flying everywhere at Tuesday's City Council meeting.

The council signaled that it had reached tentative agreements with its employee unions on pay raises, avoiding what could have been a bitter stand-off in an…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 10, 2014 at 9:42pm — 3 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Oktoberfest To Return With Beefed Up Security

LA MESA -- After several rounds of negotiations between city officials, the La Mesa Village Merchants Association and the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce, plans for Oktoberfest 2014 are taking shape and will deliver a familiar product with some…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 6, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Chief: Sky Lanterns Pose A Fire Risk

LA MESA -- In an effort to reduce the fire dangers in our community, Heartland Fire & Rescue Fire Chief Rick Sitta has issued a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 5, 2014 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Election 2014

Voters Favor Grossmont Lease Extension

LA  MESA -- The partnership between SHARP Healthcare and Grossmont Hospital clearly has pleased local residents who voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to extend the relationship for another three decades.

Proposition H was one of the biggest winners Tuesday night with nearly 87 percent of the voters -- 42,968 --approving of the lease extension and only 6,537 opposing…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 3, 2014 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

On-Line Sale Leads To Robbery

LA MESA -- Selling items on-line can expose you to crime if you aren't careful about knowing who you are selling to and where and when transactions can safely take place.

One such "sale" led to a crime recently in La Mesa.

Case…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 3, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Police Warn of Threat To Children

LA MESA -- On May 23, 2014 between 4:40-5:00 pm, two girls, ages 11 and 12, were walking in the 6000 block of Bob Street in La Mesa when they were approached by an unknown subject in a vehicle. The subject in the vehicle drove up to the girls and began asking…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 30, 2014 at 2:39pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Clerk Job, Term Limits Move To Ballot

LA MESA -- The November ballot is rounding out a bit more each day.

On Tuesday night, the City Council added two more questions to the ballot -- one by choice, the other by law.

The council voted 4-1 to ask voters to consider converting the City Clerk's job from an…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 28, 2014 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Holiday Weekend Brings DUI Warnings

LA MESA -- With a holiday looming, police are once again warning motorists that enforcement of DUI laws are being strictly enforced in La Mesa. CLICK HERE if you…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 21, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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