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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…Continue
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…
By Chris Lavin
La Mesa Today Editor
LA MESA -- It has been almost a…Continue
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A Local Hero Returns To Show Thanks
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LA MESA -- On a warm La Mesa evening they…Continue
LA MESA -- The first major deadline of the fall campaign season arrived this week and all but one of the candidates who have been talking about running have followed through.
According to the La Mesa City Clerk's office, Mayor Art Madrid and…Continue
LA MESA -- Nearly 45 years after they first gathered along Spring Street in La Mesa, some of the original builders of this city's Vietnam Memorial were back in town and working to polish the site.
Denise Evers Rhoads, who now lives in Tuscon,…
LA MESA -- Surrounded by 25 loyal supporters, some representing local groups, Mayor Art Madrid Monday morning officially kicked off his re-election campaign.
Speaking from the steps of a City Hall that he has frequented in one form or another…
LA MESA -- Watching the La Mesa government machine is truly a tale of two cities these days.
Professional city staff quietly goes about pretty sophisticated operations in efficient, laudatory ways, while the elected oversight can look more and more…
The First of A Two Part Report On The La Mesa Poll.
Click On Any Graphic For A Larger, More Easily Read Version.…Continue
LA MESA -- The City Council's second Town Hall meeting moved from the west to northeast La Mesa and found a large audience with many more concerns and a bit more vitriol than encountered recently in Rolando.
A two-hour meeting at Northmont Elementary…Continue
LA MESA -- At its last regular meeting, the City Council let die without a second a proposal by Mayor Art Madrid to seek national All-American City status for this city.
At Tuesday night's meeting, council members learned the effort is going on…
LA MESA -- There is a reason they call election time "the silly season.''
It is only through that prism that what occurred during a three-hour City Council meeting Tuesday evening can make sense to close observers of what is usually a pretty…Continue
La Mesa City Council member Kristine Alessio was the featured guest speaker at a recent roundtable hosted by the Government Affairs East Committee of the Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® (PSAR), a trade group for San Diego-area realtors.
Alessio, who is serving as vice mayor during her first year on the council following her election in November 2012, provided PSAR members with an update on new development projects in La Mesa, as well as retail opportunities and growth…Continue
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LA MESA -- The proponents of the Property Based Improvement District came before the City Council Tuesday afternoon and they started with a history lesson.
Lynn McRea (in photo above), the local accountant who has headed the PBID effort, reminded the…Continue
Seeking A PBID Cesarean
LA MESA -- It has been nine months since the supporters of the La Mesa Village Property Based Improvement District last formally appeared before the City Council. "Long enough to have produced a baby,'' as City Councilman Ernie Ewin put it.
But it became clear Tuesday that the gestation period for a PBID is longer than that of a human, and that the stretch marks and mood swings…Continue
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LA MESA -- One of the barometers of a community's quality is the health of its Little Leagues. How a citizenry treats its youth is a harbinger of many things.…
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A Grand End To A Grand Year
LA MESA -- The city's centennial year ended Saturday night with a party that lived up to its billing as "The Party of the Century."
The more than 300 people who crowded into the La Mesa Community Center found a facility literally transformed to another era. Each part of…Continue
The Best Of Times And Worst Of Times
La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid makes an annual state-of-the-city speech at the first meeting of each year. Called the "audit report,'' Madrid focused on the good times of the Centennial celebration and the tough times dealing with Sacramento and Washington where local governments found little action to cheer. He also signaled a desire to reshape the city's signature…Continue
LA MESA -- From a private museum in El Cajon. From the hope chests of La Mesa. From treasured storage in La Mesa's dusty garages…Continue