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LA MESA -- It is, they say, always darkest before the dawn.
As the dust starts rising on the most intrusive stages of La Mesa Boulevard's renovation, it is probably good to keep that in mind.
Despite what might appear as a full blood-letting…
Stage Set For Oktoberfest Battle
LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council stuck to the "one applicant" per public event standard Tuesday night and that sets the stage for a major showdown between the La Mesa Village Merchants Association and the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce over how Oktoberfest…Continue
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LA MESA -- After several rounds of negotiations between city officials, the La Mesa Village Merchants Association and the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce, plans for Oktoberfest 2014 are taking shape and will deliver a familiar product with some…Continue
By Chris Lavin
La Mesa Today Editor
LA MESA -- One of the subtle facets of the new Bo-beau in La Mesa is the community table you find just inside the bar to the right of the entrance.…
LA MESA -- City Police Chief Ed Aceves addressed the City Council Tuesday and made it clear that the large gatherings of unsupervised teenagers at Oktoberfest is threatening the safety and security of the event.
Describing scenes of as many as…Continue
LA MESA -- A staff report by La Mesa police and city staffers describes in more detail the difficult time authorities had controlling large groups of teenagers during this year's Oktoberfest.
LA MESA -- Oktoberfest has come and gone, but the topic won't immediately leave the public eye.
City officials said Tuesday that the future of Oktoberfest is in question after confrontations between police and large numbers of unaccompanied…
German Band Rocks The Beer Garden
LA MESA -- Temperatures soared quickly past 90 degrees on Day Two of La Mesa's Oktoberfest celebration, but the crowds still came and, perhaps because of the heat, beer flowed nicely.
Mary England, executive…Continue
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Oktoberfest Off To A Vibrant Start
LA MESA -- Oktoberfest 2013 started Friday in a nice, calm way with perfect weather and merchants tents…Continue
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LA MESA -- The City Council Tuesday night gave another year of blessing to the annual Oktoberfest, issuing a permit for the event that will be changed a bit to address problems in the past few years.
This year's Oktoberfest -- which…Continue
LA MESA -- On-going meetings between city staff and the organizers of La Mesa's annual Oktoberfest have included several proposals that would significantly change the annual celebration.
A report prepared in preparation of Tuesday's City Council…
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
Amid Challenges, Merchants Elect Officers
LA MESA -- The La Mesa Village Merchants Association met Monday night and voted to add one new officer and re-elected all the other current officers.
But a critic of the association's recent practices is still challenging the election process and fears the association will face criticism from state and…Continue
LA MESA -- The good news at Tuesday's mostly sedate City Council meeting was an announcement that the city soon will only be sending two sewer bills to local residents each year.
The bad news is…Continue
City Will Scrutinize Permit Applicants More Closely
LA MESA -- The City of La Mesa is going to take a little closer look at organizations seeking to use city streets for special events.
The council voted 5-0 Tuesday night to require those seeking special events permits to prove their organization's paper work is in order and that its financial…Continue
Oktoberfest Off To A Big Start
LA MESA -- A larger than usual Friday night crowd filled the streets of La Mesa for the kickoff of the city's largest annual event.
With perfect beer-drinking…Continue
El Cajon Claims "True Oktoberfest"
LA MESA -- It was quiet in downtown La Mesa today, except for the whirring sounds of machines preparing La Mesa Boulevard for the three-day influx of thousands of visitors for the annual Oktoberfest later this week.
But just a bit east of La…Continue
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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