La Mesa Today's La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'Oktoberfest' (26)

On La Mesa: Chris Lavin

Seeing Dawn Through The Construction Dust

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 28, 2015 at 6:30am — 12 Comments

La Mesa City Council

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 27, 2015 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Oktoberfest To Return With Beefed Up Security

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 6, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

On La Mesa: Heard on the Street

Of Peace, Education And Beer-fests Future

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.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 22, 2014 at 7:28pm — 18 Comments

La Mesa City Council

City To Oktoberfest: Tighten Up Security

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 12, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Oktoberfest Report Calls for Major Changes

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.

The report,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 8, 2013 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

La Mesa Oktoberfest

  Teen Problems Continue To Plague 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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 8, 2013 at 9:00pm — 35 Comments

Oktoberfest 2013

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 5, 2013 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Octoberfest 2013

 

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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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 4, 2013 at 7:12pm — 4 Comments

Oktoberfest 2013

Some New Wrinkles For La Mesa Oktoberfest

LA MESA -- Vendors start setting up for Oktoberfest late Thursday and event organizers say all is in place for another successful…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 3, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Oktoberfest -- Without Rides -- Gets Council Okay

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 13, 2013 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Report Supports Shrinking Oktoberfest

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 11, 2013 at 9:30am — 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…

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

La Mesa Village Merchants Association

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 22, 2011 at 9:31pm — 1 Comment

City Council

Of Sewers, Robberies And Good Neighbors

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 25, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

City Council

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 11, 2011 at 10:30pm — 10 Comments

Oktoberfest

 



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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 29, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Oktoberfest Wars

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 27, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Downtown Development: A Special Report

 Charting A Future For La Mesa "Village"

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 19, 2011 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

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