In The News

As La Mesa business owners and/or residents, we can be a bit biased on why La Mesa Village is such an amazing place to live, work and play. See what others have to say about our special community:

It's a sign - For La Mesa

San Diego Business Journal, December 12, 2022

Downtown Gateway Sign Almost Paid For. View news story

La Mesa fundraises final dollars for new downtown district sign

KUSI News, December 5, 2022

The La Mesa Village Association (LMVA) continues to fundraise for the much-anticipated downtown district sign that will be a new focal point in the La Mesa Village. View news story


La Mesa Village Downtown District sign currently 83% funded

La Mesa Courier, November 29, 2022

The La Mesa Village Association (LMVA) continues to fundraise for the much-anticipated downtown district sign that will be a new focal point in the La Mesa Village. View news story


Mark Mathis cruises by opening night of the La Mesa Car Show

KUSI NEWS, June 2, 2022

The La Mesa Classic Car Show & Live Music Event kicked off Thursday and it was a revvin’ good time! View news story

La Mesa invites public to “leave their legacy” on Downtown district sign

KUSI NEWS, February 25, 2022

A dream to install an archway sign in the La Mesa Downtown District is one step closer to coming true. View news story

Jewel of the Hills | La Mesa prepares to install an archway sign

CBS 8, February 16, 2022

The archway will span La Mesa Blvd and will be nearly 16 feet high supported by columns with hand painted tiles. View news story

District sign project moves forward

La Mesa Courier, December 17, 2021

A long-awaited amenity to La Mesa’s historic Downtown Village is now one step closer to fruition. View news story

Holiday in The Village boogies back to Boulevard

La Mesa Courier, December 16, 2021

La Mesa’s Holiday in The Village event returned to La Mesa Boulevard on Dec. 4. View news story

La Mesa Classic Car Show Returns to Downtown La Mesa This Summer

KUSI News, June 24, 2021

Interview with LMVA Co-Chair, Wes Troy of La Mesa Lumber & Hardware view news story

La Mesa will have smaller Holiday in the Village in 2020

San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 12, 2020

In a year filled with the cancelation of so many events, the La Mesa Village Association is going forward with its annual Holiday in the Village. read more

Stay Home Orders Disrupt Local Restaurants

La Mesa Courier, January 22, 2021

On Dec. 3 a statewide stay at home order was announced by Gov. Newsom. It went into effect Dec. 6. These restrictions have drastically impacted restaurant owners due to the closing of outdoor dining. read more

La Mesa Village Reacts to Moving Into Orange Tier

NBC San Diego, April 12, 2021

Interview with LMVA Chair, Teri Favro of Amethyst Moon view news story

La Mesa News Briefs: Banner Program to Start Early October

La Mesa Courier, September 25, 2020

The La Mesa Village Association (LMVA) has announced that they are coordinating the installation of lamp post banners along La Mesa Blvd. between Acacia and 4th Street in the heart of downtown La Mesa to further promote the City of La Mesa, local downtown businesses and events as well as bring additional beautification to the Village. read more

Downtown La Mesa - Retailers & Restaurants Open for Business

NBC 7 San Diego, May 8, 2020

Many retailers re-opening and offering curbside pick up view the video

Act II Boutique Adapts to New Guidelines

NBC 7 San Diego, May 8, 2020

Act II Boutique open for curbside pick up view the video

Mattress Makers La Mesa

NBC 7 San Diego, May 8, 2020

Mattress Makers accepts appointments and is making masks for the public and front line workers view the video

La Mesa during COVID quarantine

La Mesa Courier, March 27, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has changed life as we knew it. read more

How 'Holiday' Happened

La Mesa Courier, December 20, 2019

LMVA event came together in St. Nick of time. read more

La Mesa Holiday in the Village

CBS 8 Morning News, December 10, 2019 

You can go elf yourself… take a selfie with Santa or just enjoy some Christmas Carols this Friday and Saturday at La Mesa’s Holiday in the Village. See news story

La Mesa Oktoberfest Brings Beer & Brats to the Village

San Diego Union-Trubine, October 10, 2019

Even power outage on Saturday night didn’t dim everything. read more

Holiday in the Village Plans for 2019

San Diego Union-Trubine, October 3, 2019

Snow in downtown La Mesa? Yes! The fluffy white stuff is in the forecast for the annual Holiday in the Village event in mid-December. read more

La Mesa Rolls Out the Barrel at its 46th Annual Oktoberfest

San Diego Union-Trubine, October 3, 2019

More than 100,000 visitors will converge on La Mesa Village for three days of authentic German food, beer & music. read more

Downtown La Mesa Village sees rapid revitalization - 
New restaurants, festivals make village new hip hangout

KGTV, Dec. 6, 2018

A handful of new restaurants and events in Downtown La Mesa are giving the business district new life. read more

New La Mesa Village Association Has Big Ideas for Revitalizing City’s Historic Heart

East County Magazine, 9/5/2016

A new business association led by prominent business leaders in La Mesa has arisen to fill the gap left by the troubled La Mesa Village Merchants Association. The new 501(c)6 nonprofit, the La Mesa Village Association (LMVA), held its inaugural community outreach meeting last week at the San Pasqual Wine  Bar Tasting Room in the village, drawing a packed house. read more

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