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La Mesa Arts

Baseball Through Words Spoken And Sung

LA MESA -- The La Mesa Arts Alliance is presenting another of the small, pleasant shows that come with wine and good friends at the San Pasquale Winery on La Mesa Boulevard.

Thursday night's show features San Diego County's only performing mayor,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 2, 2015 at 3:16pm — No Comments

La Mesa Arts

Peter Pan Takes On The "Mattress"

LA MESA -- La Mesa's venerable Peter Pan Jr. Theater marks its 45th year of annual performances with next-week's side-splitting production of "Once Upon A Mattress" (based on the comic fable "The Princess and the Pea.")

The show runs March 25-28 at the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 17, 2015 at 4:00am — 5 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Cushman Delivers A 'Sonic Boom'

LA MESA -- After years of speculation and rumors about the future of Grossmont Center, the property's owner walked to the microphone Tuesday at the La Mesa City Council meeting and had good news for the town.

Stephen Cushman, who resumed his family's…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 27, 2015 at 10:00pm — 9 Comments

La Mesan Of The Year Nominees

Five Who Led The Way In 2014

LA MESA – This was a year of new and renewal in La Mesa. There was the big political shakeup, of course, but profound change came in subtler, more incremental ways as well.

The streets of the symbolic heart of the city were being redesigned in a project…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 24, 2014 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

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 Business

Grossmont Center Honored In Transition

LA MESA -- As their time at Grossmont Center draws to a close the Denele Company (the Stefan family) who have been the exclusive operators of Grossmont Center since 1963, are thankful to have been a part of the history, and the success of the center and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 10, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council

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The Changing Of The Guard

LA MESA -- There is a reason presidents bring great poets to…

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

La Mesa Politics

Mayor To The End

LA MESA -- Art Madrid, still mayor, walked inconspicuously into the Panera Bread cafe at Grossmont Center and many in the crowded restaurant looked up and recognized the very familiar face.

After nearly 40 years in public life, this is one thing that an election defeat…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 6, 2014 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

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

La Mesa Politics: Race Overview

Baber, McWhirter Lead Way To New Council

LA MESA – With two open seats as the rare grand prize, the 2014 City Council race came to an end Tuesday night delivering on its…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 5, 2014 at 2:30am — 14 Comments

La Mesa Politics

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Perhaps History Will Be Kinder To Madrid

LA MESA – If politics were truly like boxing,…

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

The Race For Mayor

'Dr. A' Defeats A La Mesa Legend

LA MESA – In a stunning end to an historic mayoral run, Art Madrid was turned out of office by voters on Tuesday in favor of Mark Arapostathis, a City Council member.

Arapostathis, a school teacher, theater director and,…

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

La Mesa Politics

Fighting To The End For Votes

LA MESA -- Election Day 2014 may become known as the year the voters mailed it in.

Precincts throughout La Mesa were reporting extremely slow turnout in the sometimes busy "before work" hours and poll workers attributed it to the number of voters using mail…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 4, 2014 at 9:53am — 2 Comments

La Mesa Politics

The Office of the Mayor: A Question of Logistics. A Question of Priorities.

I am an Art Madrid supporter and have been since the late 90’s when I delivered Red Ribbon Week pledges to his office from the students of Lemon Ave Elementary. I was nervous meeting a public official, but there he was in his office wearing a flannel shirt and so graciously…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 30, 2014 at 7:46pm — No Comments

The Race For Mayor

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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 Politics

Mailers Signal A Turn To The Negative

LA MESA -- With less than two weeks to go to election day, things are turning a bit rough in the Jewel of the Hills.

Mayor Art Madrid Friday began circulating a direct mail piece that extolled his virtues on one side while…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 18, 2014 at 7:00pm — 30 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 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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