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La Mesa Politics

Winds Of Change On Allison Avenue

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- It has been almost a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 20, 2014 at 8:00am — 19 Comments

Crime Watch

I-Phone Tracker Catches Burglars 

LA MESA -- The overnight shift for the La Mesa Police Department was busy early Saturday morning with two late night burglary reports that had helicopters flying and police cruisers streaming across two La Mesa neighborhoods.

Just after midnight the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 26, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Officer Injured In Stolen Car Pursuit

LA MESA -- On Sunday evening at approximately 6:33 p.m.  La Mesa Police Motor Officer Tim Purdy located a reported stolen vehicle at the intersection of Jackson Drive and Center Drive in La Mesa. Officer Purdy attempted to stop the reported stolen blue…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 2, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Politics

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 19, 2012 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Property Based Improvement District

 Ewin And PBID Supporters Talk Turkey

LA MESA -- After last month's City Council meeting, supporters of creating a Property Based Improvement District for the La Mesa Village left stunned by the council's decision not to sign the pro-PBID petition.

At the heart of their ire was City…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 21, 2012 at 9:24pm — 12 Comments

Spring Harp Fest XIII

  

Making a Pitch for La Mesa's Harp Fest

LA MESA -- Daffodils in your garden, tax forms in your mail and Budd Willis showing up all over town with a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 1, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Of Dogpatch, L'il Abner and Cornpone

LA MESA -- Both literally and figuratively, Tuesday's City Council meeting may heretofore be known as the "L'il Abner Night" in local politics.

City Councilman Mark Arapostathis had to miss the meeting because he is directing "L'il Abner'' for…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 27, 2012 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Centennial

 

A Picture Perfect Start To City's 100th

LA MESA – This city’s big year began just as the planners had hoped. Blue skies, sunshine and the kind of sweet, series of events that emphasized the small town nature so many La Mesans have prized over the city’s first century.

Bill Walton, the basketball champion and perhaps La Mesa’s…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 14, 2012 at 9:15pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Centennial Begins

La Mesa Centennial Celebration Is Rolling Down The Tracks

LA MESA -- If you are at work and unable to attend the ceremonial opening of La Mesa's Centennial today,  you can get a glimpse here now of the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 14, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Becomes A 'La Mesa Love-fest'

LA MESA -- When a large group of people show up at a City Council meeting it usually means two things: People are angry and it is going to be a long night.

So as the crowd continued to swell past 150 Tuesday night at what had been billed as the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 7, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Crime Watch

Robberies Spike Violent Crime Rate For 2011

LA MESA -- Property crimes in La Mesa are dropping, but the much-discussed increase of robberies has La Mesa's violent crime rate rising.

The fourth quarter crime statistics will note a 23 percent year over year increase in violent crime led…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 3, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Man Found With Knife In Stomach

PARKWAY DRIVE -- Police responding to a reported stabbing Sunday afternoon found a blind man with a knife protruding from his abdomen.

Police said the man was found just after 2:30 p.m. at Parkway Drive and Lambda Lane.

 The victim, 30, was…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 30, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Centennial

Centennial Will Be Off To A Rolling Start

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Centennial will officially arrive by rail.

The Centennial organizing committee this week sent out invitations to sponsors and VIPs to…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 28, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Property Based Improvement District

Supporters Say 'Petition Phase' Looking Promising

LA MESA -- Three weeks into the petition phase of efforts to establish a Property Based Improvement District in La Mesa Village and supporters report they are more than one-third of the way to success.

Lynn McRea, the La Mesa accountant…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 28, 2012 at 7:41am — No Comments

City Council

City Program Will Subsidize Composters

LA MESA -- After a meeting of much ceremony and contemplating future projects -- bike paths will be everywhere! -- the City Council settled on one thing they could do right now: compost.

The council approved a staff recommendation to begin a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 25, 2012 at 6:45am — No Comments

Mayor's State Of The City Address

  Honoring Leaders In A Special Year

LA MESA -- Each year, Mayor Art Madrid delivers an "audit'' report that is essentially his State of The City Address. It is printed here below in full:

By MAYOR ART…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 24, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

SPECIAL REPORT: Policing La Mesa 2012

Can The Robbery Wave Be Stopped?

The First of Two Parts.

By Chris Lavin

Editor/LaMesaToday.com

LA MESA – City police officer Gary Moss was driving by a 7-11 on Baltimore Drive…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 24, 2012 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Multicultural Festival

Celebrating Diversity In La Mesa

LA MESA -- The City of La Mesa's Human Relations Commission presented the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Festival Sunday.

Scheduled at the same time of two major professional football championships, the gathering was…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 22, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Schools

 Honoring The Heart & Soul Of Lemon Avenue

LEMON AVENUE – The truth about good schools is that there is no consistent corporate model. No Starbucks Elementary duplicated from town to town.

Every school has a unique character determined by the unpredictable mix of the teachers,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 19, 2012 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Fair Trade La Mesa

"Fair Trade" Thursdays Begin At Cosmos

LA MESA -- Last fall, a group of people interested in encouraging local consumers to think about "fair trade'' practices went to the City Council and asked it to declare La Mesa a "fair trade'' city.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 19, 2012 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

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