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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…Continue
Added by Gina Garcia on November 7, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments
Sterling Retains Seat; Alessio Joins Council
Ruth Sterling (pictured right), for more than two decades a member of…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on October 17, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
First of five articles.
LA MESA -- La Mesa's…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…
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…
Added by La Mesa Today on August 3, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on May 16, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
PBID Petitions Are In The Mail
LA MESA -- The committee supporting the…Continue
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…Continue
Councilman Allan Won't Seek Re-Election
Allan thanked the city staff and noted that he will have served for more than…Continue
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.
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),…Continue