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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...

High School Sports Update

Girls’ Season Ends in Disappointment By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy 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...

Cross Country Teams Qualify for CIF Finals

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Laguna Beach High School’s cross country teams qualified for CIF finals at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut on Saturday, Nov. 22. The girls’ team finished third in their semi finals heat and sixth overall out of 13 qualifying teams. The boys took...

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...

Teen Pedals Into Sport’s Top Rank

Massimo Lucidi, a 14-year-old junior road racing cyclist and freshman at Laguna Beach High School, placed third overall among 79 riders in the Southern California Nevada Cycling Association. Massimo currently races road bikes in the 15-16 age group of the Rokform Junior...

Breakers Lose in Semi’s, But Advance to State Regionals

By Frank Aronoff Girls Tennis (18-5, 10-0) Laguna’s Division 2 playoff run ended on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Murrieta Valley with a 12-6 loss to the Nighthawks. Breakers narrow loss in three sets could have gone either way in the match. Breakers’ doubles team of Ashley Shelton and...

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...

Breakers Rout Godinez 31-7

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Football (2-8, 1-4) Laguna closed out the season with a 31-point rally to defeat the Grizzlies Friday, Nov. 7, at Guyer Field to avoid the cellar in Orange Coast League play. Much of the talent will return next season along with players from the frosh...

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...