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The Changing Of The Guard
LA MESA -- There is a reason presidents bring great poets to…Continue
By Chris Lavin
La Mesa Today Editor
LA MESA -- It has been almost a…Continue
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…
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…Continue
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…Continue
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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In Support Of Old Glory
LA MESA -- More than 100 marching units from all over San Diego and from…Continue
Mark Arapostathis Will Run For Mayor
LA MESA -- Mark Arapostathis, a school teacher, theater director and City Council member,…Continue
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.
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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.
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 -- 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…Continue
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…
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…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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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…Continue
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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
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…