A little April Fool's Day Fun.
By Barry Pickens
April 1, 2015 (La Mesa)—After months of torn-up streets for revitalization of La Mesa’s downtown village, the city has unveiled its new landscaping plan.
“Today we are pleased to announce an Edible Forest for La Mesa,” said Mayor Mark Arapostathis, plucking a ripe apple off a newly planted tree beside city hall. “All residents are welcome to help plant, harvest, and savor the fruits of these labors.”
One side of La Mesa Boulevard will be planted in grapevines and the other side will feature hops vines, thus sustaining the city’s burgeoning winemaking and craft brewery businesses. There will also be a community vineyard and hops haven outside the La Mesa community center.