La Mesa News Briefs

La Mesa News Briefs – Sept. 25, 2015

GUHSD students above average on state tests Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) students scored higher than the state average on the new Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) state tests. According to a press release from superintendent Ralf Swenson’s office, these tests are “significantly more rigorous than the prior assessments.”

La Mesa News Briefs – June 26 – July 23, 2015

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Trash and recycling rates going up

La Mesa homeowners will have to pay an extra 68 cents a month to get their trash and recycling picked up beginning in July.

The City Council unanimously approved the rate increase at a June meeting. The new residential rate is 3.6 percent higher than the previous rate, which has been $19.09 per month since July 2013. Rates are also going up for commercial customers, from $99.29 per month for one bin to $100.74 — a 1.5 percent increase. The new rates will remain in effect through June 2017.

La Mesa Briefs – January 23 – February 26, 2015

Water Authority’s turf replacement program runs dry The San Diego County Water Authority announced its WaterSmart Turf Replacement Program would cease operating, citing lack of funds exhausted by customer demand. Started in 2012, the program replaces water-intensive turf grass with more hydro-efficient landscapes throughout the region.

La Mesa Briefs – December 26, 2014 – January 22, 2015

Grossmont College and Point Loma Nazarene University partner on four-year nursing degree Starting in fall 2015, graduates of Grossmont College’s nursing program will be able to continue their education on the community college campus and receive their bachelor of science in nursing degree from Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU).