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LA MESA -- As their time at Grossmont Center draws to a close the Denele Company (the Stefan family) who have been the exclusive operators of Grossmont Center since 1963, are thankful to have been a part of the history, and the success of the center and…Continue
LA MESA -- Art Madrid, still mayor, walked inconspicuously into the Panera Bread cafe at Grossmont Center and many in the crowded restaurant looked up and recognized the very familiar face.
After nearly 40 years in public life, this is one thing that an election defeat…
By Chris Lavin
La Mesa Today Editor
LA MESA -- It has been almost a…Continue
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A Local Hero Returns To Show Thanks
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LA MESA -- On a warm La Mesa evening they…Continue
LA MESA -- The first major deadline of the fall campaign season arrived this week and all but one of the candidates who have been talking about running have followed through.
According to the La Mesa City Clerk's office, Mayor Art Madrid and…Continue
LA MESA -- Surrounded by 25 loyal supporters, some representing local groups, Mayor Art Madrid Monday morning officially kicked off his re-election campaign.
Speaking from the steps of a City Hall that he has frequented in one form or another…
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.
Click On Any Graphic For A Larger, More Easily Read Version.…Continue
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 -- There is a reason they call election time "the silly season.''
It is only through that prism that what occurred during a three-hour City Council meeting Tuesday evening can make sense to close observers of what is usually a pretty…Continue
LA MESA -- The proponents of the Property Based Improvement District came before the City Council Tuesday afternoon and they started with a history lesson.
Lynn McRea (in photo above), the local accountant who has headed the PBID effort, reminded the…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
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LA MESA -- One of the barometers of a community's quality is the health of its Little Leagues. How a citizenry treats its youth is a harbinger of many things.…
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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 -- 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
City Brews Up A Zoning Change
LA MESA -- The remnants of Prohibition officially ended in the Jewel of the Hills Tuesday night.
The City Council voted 5-0 to eliminate restrictions from zoning laws that kept micro-breweries and wine making operations from opening in La Mesa.
Mayor Art Madrid pointed to development and spurred economic develoment that has occurred around the new micro-brewery in…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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Marking 110 Years Of Community Service
LA MESA -- More than a century ago -- before La Mesa was La Mesa -- the La Mesa Women's Club was here.
On Monday afternoon, surrounded by vintage clothing and the sort of deviled eggs and cucumber sandwiches that evoked the era of the club's founding, today's…Continue
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