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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…
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…
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.
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…Continue
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
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…Continue
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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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…Continue
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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Part Three in a five part…Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue