La Mesa Today's La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'La Mesa Village Merchants Association' (32)

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

Christmas In The Village

 

'Christmas In The Village' Starts Friday Night

LA MESA -- With the severity of the Great California Drought, it seems heretical to be hoping against rain for Friday and Saturday's Christmas In The Village event. Friday's forecast may include some evening showers, but Saturday looks clearer.

"We are…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 12, 2014 at 5:31am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Business

Holiday Tradition: A 'Vigil' Of Lights

LA MESA -- La Mesa Village Merchants Association Executive Director John Vigil (in blue above) is well into his annual Christmas lights marathon this year, preparing The Village for the annual holiday season.

This year's Christmas in the Village…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 19, 2014 at 5:00am — 2 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

La Mesa City Council

Council Oks New Trees, Streets, Use Of Meter Money

LA MESA -- The City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday night to launch a slightly scaled-back La Mesa Village street scape renovation project and also agreed to use parking meter money to help maintain the improvements when they are completed.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 26, 2013 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

La Mesa Business

Volunteers Welcomed For Village Lighting Effort

LA MESA -- The earliest sign of the holidays coming to the Jewel of the Hills is the sight of John Vigil and his band of helpers spending Saturday morning stringing Christmas lights through the trees along La Mesa Boulevard.

Vigil heads…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 19, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Oktoberfest

  Teen Problems Continue To Plague Oktoberfest

LA MESA -- Oktoberfest has come and gone, but the topic won't immediately leave the public eye.

City officials said Tuesday that the future of Oktoberfest is in question after confrontations between police and large numbers of unaccompanied…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 8, 2013 at 9:00pm — 35 Comments

La Mesa Business

Car Show Takes On Independent Life

LA MESA -- In what could only be described as a polite, almost tasteful, demonstration of civil disobedience, several classic car owners…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 13, 2013 at 5:00pm — 9 Comments

La Mesa Business

Car Shows Won't Start Until July 11

LA MESA -- The weekly Back to the '50s Car Show in La Mesa will get a late start this year.

Organizers said the timing of the San Diego County Fair and the July 4th…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 5, 2013 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

La Mesa Business News

Lights Going Out On Boulevard Trees

LA MESA -- The Christmas lights in the La Mesa Village area had a good run, but the holidays do eventually end. Volunteers Saturday morning…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 23, 2013 at 11:24am — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Report Supports Shrinking Oktoberfest

LA MESA -- On-going meetings between city staff and the organizers of La Mesa's annual Oktoberfest have included several proposals that would significantly change the annual celebration.

A report prepared in preparation of Tuesday's City Council…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 11, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Business

Old Problems Plague Merchants' Group

LA MESA -- The stage was set Thursday to be a good night for the La Mesa Village Merchants Association.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 29, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Oktoberfest 2012

When Beer, Brats And All Things German Rule

LA MESA -- After 39 years, the people of La Mesa know how to throw an Oktoberfest. More than 200,000 people will invade this city of 60,000 again this weekend and the rules are familiar by now. Yet here they are again, according to Oktoberfest…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 2, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Property Based Improvement District

Charting A Difficult Course To A Middle Ground

LA MESA -- A couple of the most vocal opponents of the proposed Property Based Improvement District called a community meeting Wednesday night to discuss alternatives to the PBID.

A kind observer of the event as it unfolded might have…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 8, 2012 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

La Mesa People

Car Show To Be Dedicated To Don Sanfilippo

LA MESA -- Don Sanfilippo, a long-time La Mesa merchant and one of the biggest supporters of the Village's weekly summer car shows, died Sunday after a long illness.

Word of his death was passed by his widow Anna, and his daughter Dora, who…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 4, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

City Council

Council Refuses To Sign PBID Petition

LA MESA -- In a tortuous meeting with more twists and turns than the road to Julian, the City Council refused to sign the Property Based Improvement District petition…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 24, 2012 at 9:00pm — 19 Comments

La Mesa Village Development

The PBID Goes To Church

LA MESA -- Sunday may be a day of rest, but not for the supporters and opponents of the Property Based Improvement District in the La Mesa Village.

PBID supporters, including La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid, met for more than an hour with the First Methodist Church to…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 8, 2012 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

The PBID Debate Begins

LA MESA -- The City Council meeting Tuesday is expected to have the look and feel of the classic community controversy.

The list of speakers could be long. Even starting at 4…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 12, 2011 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Christmas In The Village

Making A List, Checking Lights Twice

LA MESA -- John Vigil, the Village Merchants Association's Christmas in The Village guru, was up on a ladder again Saturday, trying to use the weekend hours to make final light fixes in advance of next week's holiday event.

Traditionally, after…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 3, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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