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LA MESA -- Citing the changing real estate market place and acknowledging the strong local opposition to high-rise development in La Mesa, the planners working on the Park Station project in downtown La Mesa have dramatically scaled back the proposed…Continue
LA MESA -- If dollars were votes, City Council candidates Bill Baber and Mary England and Mayoral candidate Mark Arapostathis would be shoo-ins on election day.
The latest required campaign finance reports show a disparate range of fundraising among…Continue
Park Station Hears A Big No
By Scott Lafee
LA MESA -- On Wednesday night, the La Mesa planning commission voted 6-1 to approve the environmental impact report (EIR) for the proposed Park Station development, then voted by the same count to…Continue
LA MESA -- The La Mesa Planning Commission expects a long night Wednesday as the retooled Park Station Project returns for another round of discussion and scrutiny.
The project, which lost its American Legion partner after the last hearing, will again…Continue
LA MESA -- La Mesa's campaign season got a moment in the spotlight Friday as a segment on KPBS Radio and TV Editor's Roundtable. La Mesa Today Editor Chris Lavin discussed the mayoral race with host Mark Sauer and other local…Continue
LA MESA -- At the last city Planning Commission meeting, a representative of the American Legion shocked a hearing on the Park Station project when he suddenly announced the organization was opposing its own proposal.
LA MESA -- For a time Wednesday night, it looked like the Park Station project's arrival before the city's Planning Commission was going to be a text-book case of the well-organized developer versus the Not-In-My-Backyard Gang.
LA MESA -- After years of study, probing of environmental issues and efforts to familiarize the community with its intentions, the promoters of the Park Station Project begin the process Wednesday night of trying to win city approval for what would be…Continue
LA MESA -- One of the most enjoyable days in the Jewel of the Hills each year is the day when all differences are put aside in favor of patriotism -- The Flag Day Parade.
On Saturday, May 31st beginning at 9:00 a.m., downtown La Mesa Village…Continue
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.
Visual simulation below.
LA MESA -- The long-awaited draft Environmental Impact Report on the proposed Park Station project in downtown La Mesa has been released and shows a scaled-back but still substantial project could be…Continue
LA MESA -- Developers working on the major downtown La Mesa development project, known as Park Station, have been struggling quietly for months with a key portion of the project -- problems that have already forced a cut back in the project's eventual scale and…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
LA MESA -- More than two years ago the Kitzman family of La Mesa proposed a major "smart-growth'' development that could transform a largely vacant area of downtown, but to date not a shovel of dirt has been turned.
And city and project…Continue
LA MESA -- It looked, at the start, like an early Christmas party -- a Thursday night gathering of merchants, sharing wings and wine.
But this gathering at the McRea & Associates offices on La Mesa Boulevard quickly transitioned into a serious…Continue
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By Chris Lavin, Editor
LA MESA – When the Downtown Village Merchants Association filed its 2010 taxes the IRS form included this routine question: Was the organization a party to a business…Continue
Environmental Report Slowing Park Station
LA MESA – When the Kitzman family first approached the City of La Mesa with a proposal for the ambitious Park Station project, everyone…Continue
MARYLAND AVENUE -- Just 48 hours later and a few blocks west of Tuesday's town hall meeting place, but it might have been a world away.
Attendance at the City of La Mesa's second town hall meeting this week rocketed from a handful to dozens. Discussion…