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La Mesa Politics

Term Limits Win A Place On Ballot

LA MESA -- The effort to apply term limits in La Mesa has passed one of its most difficult obstacles.

The La Mesa City Clerk has notified the La Mesa Term Limits supporters, that the signatures they gathered had passed inspection, clearing the way for…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 16, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

City of La Mesa Volunteers

LA MESA RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR VOLUNTEER POSITIONS ON CITY BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES…

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Added by Gina Garcia on May 14, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Heartland Lending A Hand Up North

LA MESA - Fires in North County may seem distant from the Jewel of the Hills, but not for many of the Heartland Fire &…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 14, 2014 at 3:00pm — 11 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Council Supports Change To Clerk Job 

LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to continue pursuing an effort to convert the City Clerk's position from an elected post to an appointed job.

City Councilman Ernie Ewin said the City Attorney would bring formal language to the next council meeting for a final vote that could add the proposal to November's election ballot. City voters would have…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 13, 2014 at 10:39pm — 7 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Police Warns Of Heat Dangers In Locked Cars

LA MESA -- Temperatures are racing into the 90s again this week and will break 100 east of the Jewel of the HIlls and police are reminding parents of the dangers of leaving children alone in locked cars, even for a few minutes. See Traffic…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 13, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Council Members Want To End Elected Clerk Post

LA MESA -- Two members of La Mesa City Council want the voters to consider ending the tradition of having an elected City Clerk in La Mesa.

City Council members Ernie Ewin and Ruth Sterling are asking fellow council members to approve a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 9, 2014 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

La Mesa Farmer's Market

Students Give A Marketing Push

LA MESA -- Two students at Grossmont College -- Mark Maynard and Robert Wells -- working under the tutelage of instructor Bob Sly, produced a promotional video on Mesa's weekly Farmer's Market.

Organizers of the event are hoping distribution of the students…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 6, 2014 at 11:55am — 3 Comments

La Mesa Philanthropy

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Crowd Gathers To Boost Legacy Project

LA MESA -- It was a full house Saturday as residents gathered…

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Added by Gina Garcia on May 3, 2014 at 4:24pm — 3 Comments

La Mesa Weekend

Saturday Fundraiser Will Support Community Project

LA MESA -- The big event of this weekend in the Jewel of the Hills is clearly Saturday's Fundraiser at Johnny B's.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 percent of all food and drink sales at the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 2, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Centennial Installation Gets A Big Gift

LA MESA -- The effort to build a Centennial legacy project in La Mesa Village got a big boost Tuesday with the surprise announcement of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 23, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Village Redevelopment

Getting To The Core Of Village Streets

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 4, 2014 at 2:35pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

Mark Arapostathis Will Run For Mayor

LA MESA -- Mark Arapostathis, a school teacher, theater director and City Council member,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 2, 2014 at 2:30pm — 12 Comments

La Mesa Politics

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 1, 2014 at 9:30am — 17 Comments

On La Mesa: The Politics Of Personality

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 30, 2014 at 11:30am — 23 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Of Chickens, High Heels And Liberty  

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 26, 2014 at 12:30am — 15 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Council Will Weigh Madrid Proposals

LA MESA -- The City Council holds its third meeting of this month and will arrive in the chambers Tuesday  to a virtual flurry of proposals by Mayor Art Madrid.

As the political season has approached, Madrid, who has experienced La Mesa's realpolitik…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 23, 2014 at 8:00am — 43 Comments

La Mesa Politics

131 Suggestions For A Better La Mesa

Second of a two-part report on the La Mesa Today Voter Survey 2014.

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Today 2014…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 19, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Survey Suggests Desire For Leadership Change

The First of A Two Part Report On The La Mesa Poll.

Click On Any Graphic For A Larger, More Easily Read Version.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 18, 2014 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Managing The Pension Tiger

By Russell Buckley

LA MESA -- At Thursday's Strategic Planning Workshop (open to the public every year) a number of important topics were discussed - none more consequential than La Mesa's rising pension costs. A well respected actuary named…

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Added by Russell Buckley on March 13, 2014 at 8:00pm — 9 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Money Remains Tight For City

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 13, 2014 at 10:50am — 5 Comments

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