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Schools Focus on Bullying Prevention

Schools Focus on Bullying Prevention

Halloween isn’t far off, but Laguna Beach teachers and students will wear orange on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in support of bullying prevention. At El Morro Elementary, a school-wide bullying prevention assembly is planned for Nov. 1. In October, Rachel’s Challenge Kindness week will include several activities focused on kindness and caring at Top of the […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Alex Monda, son of Michele and Emil Monda of Laguna Beach, earned a spot on the Dean’s List at Boston University for the second semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. Monda, now a sophomore, is studying business. He also competed with the BU men’s team in national gymnastics contest in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Timberwolves Roar Past Laguna, 38-14 By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Football (1-4) Northwood (4-1) scored on their first four possessions then added two more scores off Laguna interceptions to easily handle the Breakers in a non-league contest Thursday, Oct. 2 at Irvine High School. Laguna could manage only one first down in their first […]

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Surf Team Rides Against Newport Harbor

Surf Team Rides Against Newport Harbor

The high school surf team’s season began at Thalia Street Beach last week with new and returning surfers. Freshmen Jeremy Shutts put in a top-notch performance to secure a second in shortboard, while Willy Hogan came in fourth. A welcome addition to the team, newcomer Noah North, who relocated from Australia, placed second in his […]

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Young Racer Takes the ‘S’ Curves

Young Racer Takes the ‘S’ Curves

Nicolai Elghanayan, 20, took third place in the top division of the Lotus Cup, held at the Sonoma Raceway, a 2.52-mile road course and drag strip, on Sept. 20-21, according to the race website. His father and Laguna Beach resident Jeff Elghanayan trained his son beginning in middle school to build, control, and race cars. […]

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Cross Country Runners Shine

Cross Country Runners Shine

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy The Laguna Beach High School varsity boys cross country team cruised to an easy victory over second place Godinez in the Orange Coast League cluster meet on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Irvine Regional Park. The girls, on the other hand, had to rely on senior Janie Crawford to break […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Breakers Stumble at Dana By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Girls Volleyball (6-10) Just when it appeared that the 2014 varsity season was finally rolling, the Breakers were dealt a setback this past Tuesday, Sept. 30 at Dana Hills as the Dolphins swept the Breakers 25-20, 25-22, 25-20. Laguna was up 20-17 in the third […]

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Coffee Break Snaphot

Coffee Break Snaphot

New School Year Off to a Running Start Sherine Smith, the superintendent of the Laguna Beach school district, along with principals and administrators explained how staff is preparing students for the future, at the school year’s first Coffee Break, the monthly parent education program organized by the PTA Council. Smith described how schools are integrating […]

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Local Woman Finishes 100 Mile Run

Local Woman Finishes 100 Mile Run

Laguna Beach resident Jenn Prewitt completed the remote and rugged Pine to Palms 100 Mile Endurance Run earlier this month. The course traverses the Siskiyou mountain range and starts in Williams, Ore., on its way east to Ashland climbing 20,000 feet. Prewitt’s mother, Cindy, accompanied her and provided supplies at aid stations along the way. […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Local Heads East Laguna Beach High School graduate, Nathaniel L. Colburn, son of Susan Anderson and Bolton Colburn of Aliso Viejo, will attend Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. Colburn was selected from a pool of 5,071 applicants to the college and joins a class of 470. Swim Training Starts for Youngsters= Swim Team Prep at […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy  Girls Volleyball (6-9) Breakers Continue to Improve, Rally Past San Juan Hills After a rough 1-6 start losing close matches, the Laguna Beach girls volleyball squad bounced back to finish 22nd out of 64 teams at the 20th Durango Las Vegas Fall Classic and followed up by defeating San […]

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Cross Country Runners Shine at Woodbridge

Cross Country Runners Shine at Woodbridge

    By Robert Campbell | LB Indy   Laguna Beach High School boys and girls cross country teams took first place in the Division IV novice races at the 34th Annual Woodbridge Cross Country Classic last Friday, Sept. 19, at the Great Park in Irvine. The freshman boys came away with a third place […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Westminster Overpowers Laguna By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Football (1-2) Laguna traveled to a beautifully refurbished stadium in Westminster Friday, Sept. 19, where the third-ranked Lions (2-1) proved as good as their Southern Division CIF ranking, winning 57-21. Laguna and the Golden West League school had never met in football before. The Breakers entered […]

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Campus Paper Writes Up a Show

Campus Paper Writes Up a Show

A concert featuring Laguna Beach High School students, faculty and alumni performing classic rock and current music is planned for Friday, Oct. 3, at the Artists Theatre. The 6:30 p.m. concert helps raise funds for the campus newspaper, The Brush and Palette. Student tickets of $5 will be available in advance from staff members at […]

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Schools Offer Classes on Better Parenting

Schools Offer Classes on Better Parenting

Parents of children 5 to 10 with challenging behaviors can learn parenting skills in a seven-week program offered by the school district. The program will run seven consecutive Wednesdays, Oct. 8-Nov. 19, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Marriage and family therapist Laura Rivas will lead the […]