All La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'Ruth Sterling' (51)

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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

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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

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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

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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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Council May Mull Driveway Flyer Limits

LA MESA -- The City Council meets Tuesday afternoon, but the agenda suggests this could be a relatively short meeting.

Councilwoman Ruth Sterling has brought up a subject that should warm the hearts of many homeowners. She is asking that the city attorney investigate the city's authority to regulate the distribution of free and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 11, 2014 at 11:30am — 10 Comments

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City Signals It Has Settled With Workers 

LA MESA -- The good news was flying everywhere at Tuesday's City Council meeting.

The council signaled that it had reached tentative agreements with its employee unions on pay raises, avoiding what could have been a bitter stand-off in an…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 10, 2014 at 9:42pm — 3 Comments

La Mesa Flag Day Parade

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In Support Of Old Glory

LA MESA -- More than 100 marching units from all over San Diego and from…

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Added by Gina Garcia on May 31, 2014 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

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Mark Arapostathis Will Run For Mayor

LA MESA -- Mark Arapostathis, a school teacher, theater director and City Council member,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 2, 2014 at 2:30pm — 12 Comments

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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…

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

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Survey Suggests Desire For Leadership Change

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

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

On La Mesa: What Do You Think?

Ten Questions For La Mesa's Future

LA MESA -- Heading into another election year in the Jewel of the Hills, we thought it would be good to gauge the mood of the electorate.

While…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 9, 2014 at 7:14am — 18 Comments

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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…

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

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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…

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

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A Tranquil 'Town Hall' Greets Leaders

LA MESA -- The La Mesa City Council took its annual Town Hall meet and greet away from City Hall and out among the neighborhoods on Thursday evening. Considering the relative warmth and amiability they encountered at Rolando Elementary School, the civic…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 7, 2014 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

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3-2 Vote Strips Madrid Of SANDAG Post

LA MESA -- 2014 is an election year for the La Mesa City Council and that was immediately clear in the first meeting of the year.

Tuesday night's council meeting began with a warm and heartfelt proclamation for Ron and Mary Alice Brady, honoring the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 14, 2014 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

A Year In Review: 2013

2013: Prologue To A Key Political Year

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- John Steinbeck knew the truth about real change. "Men do change,'' he wrote, "and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 27, 2013 at 7:00am — 4 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…

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

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Not Exactly Terms Of Endearment

LA MESA -- Two weeks after calling for a 60 day delay in any decision on a "term limit" referendum, City Councilman Ernie Ewin suddenly returned the issue to the council's agenda Tuesday. But if term limit supporters were hoping Ewin suddenly saw the issue…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 12, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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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

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Group Forms To Pursue Term Limits

LA MESA -- An alliance of La Mesa political activists and politicians will band together to try and force a referendum on term limits in La Mesa in next November's election.

Bill Baber, a political campaign manager (photo right), City Councilwoman…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 5, 2013 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

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