All La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'Mayor Art Madrid' (50)

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…


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


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…


Added by La Mesa Today on November 20, 2014 at 8:00am — 19 Comments

La Mesa Boys And Girls Club Project

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A Local Hero Returns To Show Thanks

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LA MESA -- On a warm La Mesa evening they…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 24, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa Politics

Candidates Filing Now For Council, Mayor

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…


Added by La Mesa Today on July 15, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Philanthropy

A New Pole and Flag For Vietnam Memorial

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,…


Added by Gina Garcia on May 16, 2014 at 11:54am — 4 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Madrid Officially Kicks Off Campaign

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…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Of Chickens, High Heels And Liberty  

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…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 26, 2014 at 12:30am — 15 Comments

La Mesa Politics

Survey Suggests Desire For Leadership Change

The First of A Two Part Report On The La Mesa Poll.

Click On Any Graphic For A Larger, More Easily Read Version.…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 18, 2014 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

La Mesa Conservation

Pennies From Heaven On Mt. Helix

MT. HELIX -- In the days leading up to this week's rain storm, Bob Sobrito raced to get his Mt. Helix home ready.

He had purchased two…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 1, 2014 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Fielding Concerns Big And Small

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…


Added by La Mesa Today on February 19, 2014 at 2:30am — 11 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Another Skirmish Leaves Madrid Spurned

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…


Added by La Mesa Today on February 11, 2014 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council

E-Cigarettes Get A La Mesa Pass -- For Now

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…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 28, 2014 at 11:00pm — 19 Comments

La Mesa Vice Mayor Kristine Alessio met with Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS®

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…


Added by rick griffin on November 14, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Council Cuts PBID Support Funds

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…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 10, 2013 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

La Mesa City Council

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…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 23, 2013 at 10:38pm — 5 Comments

La Mesa Sports

Baseball Returns To La Mesa Fields

See Special Videos Below of Rolando And La Mesa National Opening Days

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.…


Added by La Mesa Today on March 2, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Centennial

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…


Added by Gina Garcia on January 13, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Mayor's State Of The City

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…


Added by La Mesa Today on January 8, 2013 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

La Mesa Centennial

Still Time To Get 'Party of Century' Tickets

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…


Added by Gina Garcia on January 7, 2013 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

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