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Fire on Dillon Near Grossmont Boulevard

Police Charge Resident In Dillon Fire

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LA MESA -- The fire that destroyed a house on Dillon Drive was caused by a resident whose cigarette ignited the yard and quickly…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 26, 2013 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

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…

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

La Mesa Village Development

City Told Big SANDAG Grant Is Won

LA MESA -- Word has come to city officials that La Mesa has successfully competed for a $2-million grant that represents the final piece of the financing for the La Mesa Village redevelopment project.

Mayor Art Madrid confirmed Wednesday night that…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 17, 2013 at 9:00pm — 15 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Talking Short Term Troubles, Long Term Hopes

LA MESA -- That 300 airplanes landed safely at Lindburgh Field is not news.

That one plane crashes, is huge news.

With that in mind, herewith the real news from the La Mesa City Council's five-hour strategic planning…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 28, 2013 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

La Mesa Seniors

A New Exercise Option For Seniors

LA MESA -- Renovations are underway in a portion of the La Mesa Senior Center property on La Mesa Boulevard at University Avenue.

Greg Humora, the city's Public Works chief, said crews will be constructing a senior citizen outdoor exercise facility and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 26, 2013 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

La Mesa City Council

Of Sewers And Slurpees

LA MESA -- The City Council's Tuesday meeting was a bit schizophrenic.

The meeting's first half went along with a focus and efficiency one loves in its government, but the second half -- which followed an hour-long recess -- was something else.

Most of…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 12, 2013 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Arts

Discovering The La Mesa Wall of Sound

LA MESA -- Friday afternoons at Cosmos Coffee Cafe -- particularly on a cool, winter day -- is a pleasant place to catch the weekly jazz trio that this week turned…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 11, 2013 at 10:00pm — 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 Mesan Of The Year

Education Innovators Leading The Way

LA MESA -- Visiting the modest campus of La Mesa's College Preparatory Middle School, it is clear from the moment you arrive that this is a focused institution.

There are few frills.

No gym. No lunchroom. The students, their mascot is the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 1, 2013 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

La Mesa Business

After Just A Year, Gingham May Be Selling

LA MESA -- After just a year in business, it looks like Top Chef Brian Malarkey's foray into East County may be ending.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 16, 2012 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

California Earthquakes

Quake Rattled Jewel Of The Hills

LA MESA -- An earthquake at 2:36 a.m. shook southern California and woke residents in La Mesa.

According to the U.S. Geologic Survey a 6.4 tremblor hit in the Pacific about 170 miles southwest of Coronado but a strong enough shaking was felt in La Mesa and had dogs barking.

There were no reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued for the U.S. West Coast.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 14, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

La Mesa City Council

Alessio Sworn In As Newest Council Member

LA MESA -- In a ceremony that was part ritual, part emotion and a touch of La Mesa quirkiness, City Councilman Dave Allan literally gave up his chair Tuesday evening and Kristine Alessio was sworn in.

Allan was hailed by Mayor Art Madrid and…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 11, 2012 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

City Council Campaign 2012

 La Mesa Candidates At A Glance

LA MESA -- The City Council race in La Mesa will be one of the most interesting East County elections to watch, with an open seat and five strong candidates with significant roots in the community and consistent engagement in civic issues.

LaMesaToday.com has covered this race closely and has profiled each of the candidates. To make it easy to review the choices in…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 5, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Home Tour

 Strong, Early Turnout For Centennial Tour

LA MESA -- The crowd arrived early for Saturday's Historical Home Tour with trolleys full of customers heading out to see the special homes selected for this special Centennial event.

Leaders of the La Mesa HIstorical Society reported…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 3, 2012 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Crime Watch

Missing Juvenile Returns Home

LA MESA -- Police late this evening reported that the young boy, reported missing after he failed to return home from school this afternoon, had returned home and was safe.

At about 5:30 p.m., the police had received a report of a missing juvenile. The juvenile, 12 year old Ronald Bianchi was last seen at Lemon Avenue Elementary School where he attends and is in the sixth…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 23, 2012 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

The Race For La Mesa

Staking Out The Anti-Establishment Role

Last in a series.

LA MESA -- Laura Lothian likes to stand out.

She drives a golf cart around town.

She did some of her door-to-door campaigning on a Segway scooter.

Her Realtor's sign, which has moved…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 19, 2012 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council Race

Little Heat, Much Sweat In Debate

LA MESA -- The City Council candidates went to church Wednesday night and a Bikram Yoga event broke out.

It was so warm inside the La Mesa First United Methodist…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 17, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The Race For La Mesa

O'Dunn: 'The Challenge Is To Preserve'

Part Three in a five part…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 17, 2012 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

The Race For La Mesa

A Community Resume For Council Candidate

The second of five parts.

LA MESA -- If you were going to design the perfect pedigree for a local elected official, on paper it might look something like this:  Long local roots. Good education with a familiarity with law.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 16, 2012 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

La Mesa City Council

Neighbors Don't Welcome 7-Eleven

LA MESA -- Tuesday's City Council was a short, mostly sweet affair, perhaps reflecting the looming election season and a desire by some not to rock the boat. The meeting featured a brief neighborhood struggle and some hopeful talk about Bill Walton and the NBA Hall of Famer's effort to help fundraise for a new Boys and Girls Club in La Mesa.

Several residents of the…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 9, 2012 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

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