All La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'Laura Lothian' (18)

On La Mesa: Gina Garcia

After A Storm, Quiet And Hope

LA MESA -- Democracy can be frightening. It is built on a trust that the common man or woman, informed as best they can be, will choose wisely those who will oversee the power to police, to incarcerate, to tax.

And it doesn’t help that our expectations…

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Added by Gina Garcia on November 7, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Election 2012

Sterling Retains Seat; Alessio Joins Council

LA MESA -- In the end, La Mesa chose to support its incumbent and a newcomer whose long service on the Planning Commission made her a virtual incumbent on the city scene.

Ruth Sterling (pictured right), for more than two decades a member of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 7, 2012 at 1:30am — 14 Comments

On La Mesa

Spinning The Council Race. . . (Sort Of)

LA MESA -- A rainy Sunday morning in this Jewel of the Hills and the national political pundits -- now referred to as a "class" by those who don't like their spin -- are in full throat, reading the latest poll results and churning…

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Added by Chris Lavin on October 21, 2012 at 11:19am — 2 Comments

The Race For La Mesa

Staking Out The Anti-Establishment Role

Last in a series.

LA MESA -- Laura Lothian likes to stand out.

She drives a golf cart around town.

She did some of her door-to-door campaigning on a Segway scooter.

Her Realtor's sign, which has moved between…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 19, 2012 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council Race

Little Heat, Much Sweat In Debate

LA MESA -- The City Council candidates went to church Wednesday night and a Bikram Yoga event broke out.

It was so warm inside the La Mesa First United Methodist…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 17, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The Race For La Mesa

A Time Of Change In La Mesa

First of five articles.

LA MESA -- La Mesa's…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 15, 2012 at 12:00pm — 15 Comments

La Mesa Candidates Forum

Civility Reigns In Council Debate

Story by Scott La Fee

Photos by Gary Junker. See slideshow below.

LA MESA – The second candidates’ forum last night for the two open City Council seats began with a drawing of numbers to assign seating for the four challengers – lawyer Kristine…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 28, 2012 at 3:25am — 3 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Choices Abound in Council Race 

LA MESA -- Within minutes of the start of Thursday's candidates forum, it was clear the five candidates would be giving La Mesa a broad range of choices in filling the two…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 14, 2012 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Amid High Temperatures, Council Races Heating Up

LA MESA -- On the eve of the first big candidates night of the political season, City Council candidate Laura Lothian kicked off her campaign with a gathering at her Lemon Avenue Home.

Signs were distributed to friends and supporters and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 12, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Politics

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

La Mesa Politics

Lothian Joins The Council Fray

LA MESA -- In these Olympic days, November's City Council race is officially starting to look like a team event.

Officials in the City Clerk's office report that Laura Lothian, the La Mesa realtor who unsuccessfully challenged Mayor Art Madrid two years…

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

City Council

A Costly, Cranky Day For La Mesa

LA MESA -- In many ways, Tuesday started out as a sort of classic small town day.

The friends, family and admirers of local restaurateur Don Sanfilippo gathered in a church to honor a life that had been lived, in large part, at the service of La…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 10, 2012 at 11:30pm — 9 Comments

La Mesa Politics

O'Dunn Running For City Council

LA MESA -- Village Merchant Shannon O'Dunn, owner of O'Dunn Fine Art on La Mesa Boulevard, was telling friends and colleagues Wednesday that she plans to run for City Council in November.

O'Dunn, who is also a retired college professor, instantly won the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 16, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Property Based Improvement District

PBID Petitions Are In The Mail

LA MESA -- The committee supporting the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 30, 2011 at 4:00pm — 9 Comments

Downtown Development: A Special Report

 Charting A Future For La Mesa "Village"

By Chris Lavin, Editor

LA MESA – When the Downtown Village Merchants Association filed its 2010 taxes the IRS form included this routine question: Was the organization a party to a business…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 19, 2011 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Councilman Allan Won't Seek Re-Election

LA MESA -- Councilman Dave Allan made a surprise announcement at the city council meeting today that he will not be seeking a fourth term when his current term ends in 16 months.

Allan thanked the city staff and noted that he will have served for more than…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 9, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Parking Commission

Commission Mulls Seeking Sanctions For Lothian

LA MESA -- Sometime during the Clinton Administration the era of the endless campaign became part of national politics. As subsequent presidents have learned, the next election begins the day after the inaugural balls.

La Mesa may have joined the game this year.

Tuesday…

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Added by Chris Lavin on July 19, 2011 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Property Based Improvement District

PBID Effort Marching Slowly On

LA MESA -- Efforts to establish a property based improvement district (PBID) continued Thursday evening with a deliberate pace usually reserved for plate tectonics.

Still, beneath the discussions of downtown crimes rates (they're said to be low) and estimates of the need for litter pick ups (two to three times a week),…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 26, 2011 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

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