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  1. San Diego Association of Governments loves them some freewayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | San Diego Reader

    A group of environmentalists and labor organizations billing themselves as the San Diego Quality of Life Coalition rallied in National City yesterday , calling on the San Diego Association of Governments to focus on mass transit as the agency drafts a plan to raise sales taxes countywide to fund transportation development. The association's current transit plan, funded by a half-cent sales tax, has already received considerable criticism from environmentalists and advocates for low-income workers who say it promotes mostly freeway expansion while pushing improvements to light rail and pedestrian options to the back end of the plan's timespan, which runs through 2050. 1 comment

  2. Less teenagers, less cost, and less business = mixed reviewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2015 | San Diego Reader

    The La Mesa Village Merchants Association threw their first Oktoberfest 42 years ago. Their website states "over 100,000 attendees" now flock to the annual gathering.

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  3. Giant, ugly storage facility okayedRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2015 | San Diego Reader

    The La Mesa City Council on October 27 voted 3-1 to reject resident Christina Martin's appeal of the planning commission's September 16 approval of a conditional-use permit for StorQuest La Mesa, a three-story self-storage facility. Approximately 856 air-conditioned units would take up 79,908 square feet of the 110,346 square-foot building proposed for a 1.4-acre parcel on the southeast corner of Commercial Street and Center Drive.

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  4. Year-long La Mesa Village renovation takes its tollRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2015 | San Diego Reader

    Sometime during the final weekend of August, Ari Bejar made a decision that would reverberate throughout the downtown La Mesa Village. He carefully hand-lettered his final message in chalk on a menu board, and come Monday morning, September 1, this is what the regulars saw propped up just behind the locked doors inside his Cosmos Coffee CafA : "It's been a pleasure to serve the community of La Mesa for the last six years.

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  5. La Mesa Village still a messRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2015 | San Diego Reader

    Regarding Streetscape, according to the city's website, "The objective of the project is to revitalize and beautify the downtown area, to enhance its sense of place, to improve its status as a destination, and to solidify its identity as La Mesa's city center." In April and June of 2009, public-comment workshops on the concept for Streetscape Improvement Project were held by the City of La Mesa.

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  6. Helix Brewing off to a charming start in La MesaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2015 | San Diego Reader

    Cameron Ball spent nearly three years planning Helix Brewing Co., and the long effort paid off when La Mesa's second brewery and tasting room opened in late August. In fall 2012 the young home brewer and full-time civil engineer learned the La Mesa city council was going to change local zoning laws to allow breweries , and responded by searching for a location in his hometown, a full 18 months before the municipal change actually came to pass.

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  7. La Mesa Village's Cosmos...closed. YelpRead the original story

    Sep 3, 2015 | San Diego Reader

    Not a good start to the week for early risers or musicians: on Monday morning, September 1, the regulars at Cosmos Coffee CafA in La Mesa arrived to find locked doors and a hand-chalked sign just inside the popular coffee shop. "It's been a pleasure to serve the community of La Mesa for the last six years," it said.

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  8. East County beer meets the waterfront in Little ItalyRead the original story

    Aug 25, 2015 | San Diego Reader

    August 21st marked the opening of Little Italy's latest beer-tasting room, as La Mesa-based Bolt Brewery began serving beer at the corner of India and Grape streets, in what used to be the North End Lounge. Since Bolt's production maxes out at 30 barrels per week and its distribution is limited, this will be the first opportunity for locals to try its roster of beers without traveling to East County.

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  9. Fletcher Hills gets fetchin' entrywayRead the original story

    Aug 17, 2015 | San Diego Reader

    It took 40 years to lay out the welcome mat, but the west side of Fletcher Hills finally has a spruced-up median at the intersection of Valley Lake and Fanita drives. The Valley Lake Median Beautification Project was a collaboration between the Fletcher Hills Highlands Association and El Cajon City Council.

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  10. New La Mesa library? Eh.Read the original story

    Aug 14, 2015 | San Diego Reader

    Although the La Mesa branch library wasn't included in the study unanimously authorized by the La Mesa City Council on August 11, La Mesa Friends of the Library president John Schmitz implored the council to give the branch library some consideration in a project involving the civic center/old police station site. The council voted to allocate $116,900 for Keyser Marston Associates to prepare a feasibility study and master plan.

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  11. Tiki Oasis and BerserktownRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2015 | San Diego Reader

    Thursday 13 Sounds like the Flintstones meet the Jetsons at this year's Tiki Oasis, as the annual cocktail-nation confab promises to premodernize "Tomorrowland" style. "We here at Tiki Oasis will take you on warp speed from the garage-rock primitivism of the Chocolate Watchband to the blast-off rock of those beings from another planet Man or Astroman? " It all starts Thursday night with a meet and greet at San Diego's house of sticky sweet eats and unbrella drinks, the Bali Hai on Shelter Island, and then the tiki torch glows through Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mission Valley.

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  12. The ProducersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2015 | San Diego Reader

    "You want me to play it like this?" says the voice in the speakers. And then comes a line of melody.

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  13. Park Station plans on holdRead the original story

    Jul 25, 2015 | San Diego Reader

    Baltimore Avenue at the corner of University. In the distance is a signal light.

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  14. Birds SquaredRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 | San Diego Reader

    A steer skeleton lay in the dry creek bed. Tom extracted a tooth from its skull and handed it to me like a picked flower.

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  15. Welcome to the village - now calm downRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2015 | San Diego Reader

    For La Mesa residents accustomed to driving east along La Mesa Boulevard from University Avenue into the "village" area, it is unclear why ongoing construction eliminated the well-used right-turn lane at the intersection of La Mesa Boulevard and Acacia Avenue. The now-eliminated right-turn lane allowed drivers to turn right onto Acacia Avenue, effectively bypassing the two-and-a-half-block business area just prior to Spring Street.

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  16. The Trails Eatery helps in-laws get over Coco's closureRead the original story

    Jun 25, 2015 | San Diego Reader

    When Coco's closed most of its San Diego-area restaurants in April, it put a kink in my family's dining schedule. It is my in-laws favorite place to eat, and I willingly joined them in their Sunday morning ritual of eating breakfast at the Coco's in La Mesa in any of booths 5 to 13 - booth 4 was too close to the air conditioner.

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  17. Cabo or bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2015 | San Diego Reader

    Savage not just talking the talking but walking the walk - all the way to Cabo, bringing music and gear to Baja orphanages. This is how Jonathan Savage's email begins: "It isn't often I ask for help with my extra-curricular activities, but I'm in need of a little extra financial push to kick off a fundraising campaign for my latest charity project."

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  18. Big box breakdown in San MarcosRead the original story

    Jun 5, 2015 | San Diego Reader

    When Lowe's Home Improvement Center pulled out of San Marcos' Creekside Marketplace shopping center last year, it left a huge building vacant. Now, major renovations are underway for two long-established chains with no stores in the San Diego area.

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