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Thurston Competes at San O

Thurston Competes at San O

The Thurston Surf Team competed against seven schools at Church in San Onofre State Park last weekend. The team finished second to Shore Cliffs of San Clemente.   Thurston finalists were:   Division 1: Boys Short Board Kiko Nelsen 5th   Girls Short Board Kayla Coscino 2nd Kelly smith 4th Clare Kelly 5th   Boys […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Breakers Fall Short at Estancia 17-6 By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Football (1-7, 0-3) Laguna played a tough well-played game last Friday, Oct. 24, at Scott Field on the Estancia campus in Costa Mesa, nearly spoiling the 50th anniversary year celebration for the Eagles (6-2, 3-0). Breakers were tough on defense, holding the frustrated […]

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Young Martial Arts Devotees Bring Home Gold

Young Martial Arts Devotees Bring Home Gold

Fourteen students age 7 to 12 from Cho’s Academy of Laguna Beach competed among 1,000 participants at the 22nd Annual KS Choi California Open Tae Kwon Do Championships in Carson on Oct. 18. Cho’s team won five gold and two silver medals. Three of the Cho team losses were extremely close matches, with one match […]

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 Team Leader Comes From a Family of Court Competitors

Team Leader Comes From a Family of Court Competitors

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Deadlocked at nine after 18 matches with Aliso Niguel, Laguna Beach High School girls’ tennis team lost its regular season finale 71-72 in a tiebreaker based on total games played. “It showed them how important one game can be,” Coach Don Davis said, hoping the experience will motivate his […]

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First Tournament Nets a Medal

First Tournament Nets a Medal

The co-ed, 10 and under team of Laguna Beach Water Polo won third place at the 2014 Evan Cousineau Memorial Cup, held Oct. 18-19. The Laguna Beach team started the tournament with a 12 – 10 win over Riverside Water Polo on Saturday, and another 10-8 win against OC Water Polo on Sunday. They lost […]

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School Candidates Q&A

School Candidates Q&A

Q1 Will Common Core make students better workers but expose them less to a liberal arts education? Q2 What needs improvement? Ketta Brown Age: 54 Education: BA, University of Washington, 1982 Occupation: Homemaker for 24 years Contributions: $5,800* A1 Brown’s position is that Common Core will unify curriculum across the country, making it easier for […]

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Schools Seek Public Feedback on New Projects

Schools Seek Public Feedback on New Projects

The school board is seeking public input on a facilities master plan and asks members of the community, students, staff and parents to complete a survey on the District’s website, www.lbusd.org, under the Facilities department tab. Survey results will be reviewed at a 6 p.m. study session Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the district office. An […]

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Don’t Drop the Ball; Sport Swap is a Slam Dunk

Don’t Drop the Ball; Sport Swap is a Slam Dunk

The Thurston Middle School PTA will host the sixth annual Sports Swap from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. Items on sale will include skimboards, snowboards, surfboards, wetsuits, stand-up paddleboards, bikes, golf clubs, tennis racquets, baseball gear, snow gear, cleats, balls of all sorts and more. Melissa Roller, the chair of the […]

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LBHS Crowns Homecoming Royalty

LBHS Crowns Homecoming Royalty

HOMECOMING KINGS 2014 Dominic Droulez 2013 Andres DeLaRosa 2012 Robbie McInerny 2011 Erik Henrikson 2010 Jake Michaels 2009 Chris Hillemann 2008 Graham Harris 2007 John Robinson 2006 Dylan Fait 2005 Adam Kaplan 2004 Brent Kling 2003 Nima Mortazavi   HOMECOMING QUEENS 2014 Brenna Merchant 2013 Cyanna Atkinson 2012 Amanda Kimball 2011 Marley Donenfeld 2010 Taylor […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Roadrunners Spoil Homecoming Game 38-31 By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Football (1-6, 0-2) Laguna bounced back from the failure at Costa Mesa to battle Saddleback (4-3, 2-0) right to the end in the homecoming game played last Friday, Oct. 17, before the usual large crowd at Guyer Field. There were moments it looked like […]

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Trio of Surfers Standout Against Dana Hills

Trio of Surfers Standout Against Dana Hills

Several members of the Laguna Beach High School surf team members were standouts at Salt Creek this past Tuesday against Dana Hills. The surf was pumping with four to five foot waves, but the team came up with some noteworthy performances. Sophomore Dante Madrigal looked very sharp, getting both a good right and an even […]

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New Bike Team Hits the Trail

New Bike Team Hits the Trail

Local mountain biking enthusiasts met last week to solidify their support for the newly established Laguna Beach Interscholastic Mountain Bike Team for middle school and high school students. The kick-off meeting, led by team director Tony Zentil, was attended by students, parents and sport standouts Troy Lee and Hans Rey, and reps from Laguna Canyon Riders, Crankbrothers, Fizik, Laguna Cyclery, and Oakley. […]

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 Varsity Squads Sidelined at Cross Country Race

Varsity Squads Sidelined at Cross Country Race

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy None of the Breakers top runners competed in the Orange Country Championships on Friday, Oct. 17 at Irvine Regional Park. In the boys’ small school freshman race, Jaden Orr finished 48th out of 229 runners with a time of 19:09. Other sub-20-minute runners with their place and time were […]

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Young Inventors Tackle TEDx and Third-World Water

Young Inventors Tackle TEDx and Third-World Water

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy With a lot of help from each other and votes from friends on social media, five Laguna Beach High School students are fast-tracking accomplishments in their senior year with two prestigious awards this month. The team of science students won more than $10,000 to invent a low-cost solar water-purification […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Parents Return to School for Math Lessons Parents are invited to a workshop with researcher Patrick J. Callahan, Ph.D., executive director of the UC Science and Mathematics Initiative, who will explain shifts in classroom math instruction that lay the foundation for students to finish high school having taken calculus or statistics. “All Roads Lead to […]