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Surf Team Rides Into the Finals

The Individual League Finals Surfing Championships were held at T-Street in San Clemente last Thursday and Friday, Nov. 20-21, and the Laguna Beach High School Surf Team was well represented making nearly all of the division finals. Laguna went up against San Clemente, Dana Hills...

Breakers Fall In So Cal Quarters

Girls Tennis (20-6, 10-0) Laguna’s run through the ultra-competitive Southern California Regional Tennis Championships ended with a quarterfinal 5-2 loss to Corona del Mar on Friday, Nov. 21 at the Claremont Club in Claremont. Earlier in the week, Laguna traveled to Pacific...

Third Graders Treated to Special Visitors

Third-grade El Morro students who read a book about friendship topped off their lesson with a visit by guide dog trainers Nancy and Len Joseph. They brought guide dogs in every stage of their training to the third grade school assembly. The volunteers and their puppies visited...

Class Notes

Budding Scientist Recognized Andrew Couse has been named November student of the month by the Laguna Beach Rotary Club. Andrew is currently studying AP classes in calculus, biology, macroeconomics and advanced chemical research. He was part of the team that won the TedX Orange...

Local Cooks Up a Winning Entrée

Laguna local Olivia Ladaire last month entered the Ben’s Beginners Cooking Contest, where children are invited to submit a home video of themselves preparing a rice-based dish. Olivia, a student in the culinary arts conservatory at Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana,...

Technology Now Required in Fifth-Grade Classes

Parents of fifth-graders recently learned about methods their children can use for the school district’s pilot bring-your-own-device program, which is to start in January. “It is so critical we teach the necessary technological skills to our students that will prepare them...

Thurston Teachers Bring a Novel to Life

Two Thurston Middle School teachers used a fresh approach to help their students absorb Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning book, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” In Tammy Bonneville’s language arts class, eighth graders discussed the book during the fall semester. In Anna Tejchman’s...
Posted On 20 Nov 2014

Junior Citizens Chosen for Parade

Laguna Beach High School staff has chosen Janie Crawford and Taylor Addis, class of 2015, as junior citizens of the year for the 49th Patriots Day parade, which will take place Saturday, March 7. The two seniors will join 2014 honorees, Grand Marshal Janet Evans, Honored Patriot...

The Surf Report

Locals Ride Central Cal Breaks Several local surfers competed in a Western Surfing Association event at Pismo Beach Pier on Nov. 8-9. Laguna Beach finalists included Hudson Saunders, first in under 9 and fifth in under 10; Jaxson Hutchen, fifth in U9; Hayden Rodgers, first in...

Laguna Girls Win Soccer Championship

AYSO Team Beach, coached by Sherrie Conley and Sam Eidt, beat Laguna Hills 4-2 on Sunday, Nov. 9, capping a second undefeated season in league play. Ranked among the top teams from Irvine to San Clemente, Laguna’s record of 6-0-1 in the medal round and 9-0-2 overall, left them in...

Boys Water Polo Heads to Playoff

By Frank Aronoff Jack Dodson scored seconds into the match to lead the Breakers (23-6, 5-0) to a 19-6 rout of Aliso Niguel (15-12) this past Saturday, Nov. 15, before a packed house at Gilleran Pool on the Wolverine campus. In less than four minutes into the initial seven-minute...

Girls’ Season Ends in Disappointment

Girls Volleyball (17-12, 10-0) For the second year in a row and the fourth time in 41 playoff appearances, Laguna Beach took an early exit losing to unranked Esperanza in five sets, 26-28, 24-26, 25-12, 25-16, 13-15 at the Aztec Gym Thursday, Nov. 13. After clear success in the...

Girls Tennis (18-4, 10-0) SSCIF Division II

Breakers and Troy tied 9-9 last Monday at the Warrior’s campus taking the match victory on games, 79-73. The win sent Laguna to Murrieta Valley this past Wednesday for the semifinal battle with the # 2 ranked Nighthawks. Laguna opened their playoff run with a pair of easy wins...