Liz Swain

Liz Swain is a Reader contributor. See staff page for published articles.


**Signs of Oktoberfest:** Traffic controls are now in effect for the Downtown Village celebration that starts tomorrow at 11 a.m. According to a City of La Mesa news release, drivers are advised to expect delays through Sunday. The streets closed to traffic are: La Mesa Boulevard is Acacia to 4th and Allison Avenue from 4th to Palm. Spring Street traffic may be subject to delays, according to the La Mesa Police Department. Disabled parking is available in the Lemon Avenue municipal lot and on Acacia north of La Mesa Boulevard.
— October 3, 2013 4:20 p.m.

neighborhoods/la-mesa -- La Mesa

**Downtown Parking:** Last week, I paid 35 cents to park for 20 minutes and take photos of parking meters for a Reader story about how the City of La Mesa spends parking revenue: In case you're wondering, a parking ticket in La Mesa costs $42.50, according to Chris Gonzales, community development program coordinator. However, the city receives less than half of that amount. The remainder goes to entities including state agencies.
— October 2, 2013 1:15 p.m.

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