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La Mesa City Council

Water Shortage Is Focus In La Mesa

LA MESA -- The California drought is increasingly hitting home in the Jewel of the Hills.

At the upcoming City Council meeting Tuesday, city public works officials will outline a long list of steps being taken to reduce public water use, including…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 19, 2015 at 6:17am — 1 Comment

Christmas In The Village 2014

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Skies Clear - Mostly - For Christmas In Village

LA MESA -- The skies cleared just in time for Friday night's…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 13, 2014 at 8:24am — 1 Comment

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

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Twenty…

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

La Mesa City Council

Calm Amid The Season's Storm

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- In a usual month, the City Council meeting is where you might come to measure the activity running through the fault lines of local…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 29, 2014 at 8:16am — 20 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

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City Opens Its Books Permanently

LA MESA -- Amid an otherwise long but routine meeting, the City of La Mesa took a large step into the direction of more open government Tuesday.

The city's…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 24, 2014 at 5:52am — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

Candidates Forum A Polite Affair

LA MESA -- As he began the Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum Thursday night, La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid endeavored to draw a clear distinction between he and his opponent,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 18, 2014 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

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Council Will Weigh Parking Commission Advice

LA MESA -- The City Council meets today at 4 p.m. and will take up the issue of whether parking fees should be eliminated during the downtown Village streetscape project.

The topic has become a hot one since the pain of torn up streets and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 9, 2014 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

La Mesa Village Development

Getting To The Root Of Downtown Trees

LA MESA -- Next to a beloved pet lying lifeless in the road, there may not be anything quite as depressing as a stump where a majestic tree canopy once soared.

Such is the grimacing going on these days as residents walk the beloved La Mesa…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 8, 2014 at 4:27pm — 10 Comments

La Mesa Focus

Water Restrictions Increase As Drought Worsens

LA MESA -- The City of La Mesa issued the latest edition of La Mesa Focus, the city's newsletter, including details of the latest water restrictions being imposed by the Helix Water District and details of on-going city projects.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 2, 2014 at 2:07pm — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

Signs Of The Coming Season

LA MESA -- A sure sign of the warming of the political season is the first complaint to City Hall about political signs.

Like Christmas decorations appearing before Thanksgiving, the arrival of the yard signs in the summer months strike some as too early for…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 5, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Boys And Girls Club Project

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A Local Hero Returns To Show Thanks

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LA MESA -- On a warm La Mesa evening they…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 24, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

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A Quiet Night In The Local League

LA MESA -- Local government, as a sport, would be baseball. It's a long season and not every game can be exciting.

Tuesday evening, the La Mesa city council moved through a routine agenda that was more about the details of governing than resolution of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 23, 2014 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

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

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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

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