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School Leaders Come Out for Meet and Greet

School Leaders Come Out for Meet and Greet

Parents have a chance to meet the school district’s two new principals and new staff at the year’s first PTA Coffee Break meeting, 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Top of the World Elementary School. Administrators will also discuss plans for the new school year, including the application of Common Core state standards and technology […]

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National Merit Semifinalists Named

National Merit Semifinalists Named

Laguna Beach High School seniors Grant Barton and Aviva Meyers were named among 16,000 semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, the organization announced Tuesday. Semifinalists go on to compete for 7,600 scholarships worth $33 million that will be offered next spring. Finalists must submit a detailed application in order to earn the […]

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LBHS Student Wins State PTA Award

LBHS Student Wins State PTA Award

High school student Mia Salvini received an Award of Merit from California State PTA for her photograph entitled “Palm of My Hands” in the 2014 PTA Reflections arts competition. Of the 225 Laguna Beach students who participated, two others earned division winner recognition and advanced to the state level of competition: LBHS student Austin Fickman […]

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Adding Color to the After School Experience

Adding Color to the After School Experience

Color exploration, mixed-media and fine arts as well as field trips to local galleries and museums and guest artists are offered in the Boys and Girls Club’s afterschool program this fall. The programs for children in grades K-12 are now offered at four locations: the Canyon Branch on Laguna Canyon Road, Bluebird Branch for elementary […]

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Breakers Blast Matadors 45-12

Breakers Blast Matadors 45-12

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Football Laguna opened their 80th season with an easy but somewhat uneven victory over Bolsa Grande from the Garden Grove League last Friday, Sept. 5, at the Bolsa Grande Stadium. Coach Corey Brown freely substituted, giving little indication on this team’s potential against the schedule’s tougher teams. This week’s […]

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New Sport Adds to Fall Roster

New Sport Adds to Fall Roster

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Boys Sand Volleyball (1-0) The initial schedule has Laguna opening the season this past Tuesday, Sept. 9, against Edison on the West Newport courts near Colton Street. Breakers will meet Irvine on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 3:30 p.m. at Irvine Valley College. Matches will be best of three sets […]

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Retired Coach Recalls Winning It All, Three Times

Retired Coach Recalls Winning It All, Three Times

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Twenty five years ago, seven boys from Laguna Beach High School went to Fresno on Thanksgiving weekend and did what few expected: they captured the school’s first cross country state championship. “We were all absolutely shocked at what we did,” said the team’s number four runner Dave Brobeck (‘91), […]

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Schools Seek Input on Next Principal

Schools Seek Input on Next Principal

The school district began soliciting input from parents and staff about the qualities they envision in a new Laguna Beach High School principal even as recruiting for a successor is underway. The process began with the distribution of online surveys this week, which were sent to parents district wide as well as to LBHS staff. […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Fall Sports Now Underway By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Football 80th Varsity Season Opens Friday, Sept. 5 Coach Corey Brown takes his squad to the Bolsa Grande Stadium in Garden Grove for the opening contest in Laguna’s 80th varsity campaign. Breakers will face host Bolsa Grande, who finished last season 3-7 including a 48-17 […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

She’s the First Starts Up at LBHS She’s the First is a not-for-profit organization that sponsors education for girls in the developing world. Laguna Beach High School sophomores and juniors Regan Caraher, Christine Johnson, Callista Wulff, Shea Metz and Carmen Nichols have organized a new chapter at Laguna Beach High School and are looking for […]

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Girls Return to the Court

Girls Return to the Court

Former players of the high school’s girls volleyball teams are invited to return to their home court Oct. 10 for a varsity vs. alumni match, says organizer Diane Dorn. The high school’s Dugger Gym will host a JV vs. frosh soph match at 5 p.m. and the varsity vs alumni match at 6:30. Shawn Patchell […]

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Ways to Save on Dorm Room Essentials

Ways to Save on Dorm Room Essentials

By StatePoint news service. College tuition may be costly, but outfitting your collegiate student with dorm décor, apparel and gear to support a great academic year doesn’t have to be. With care, college students and their parents can make back to school preparations a wallet-friendly experience. The discount experts at Dollar General are offering some […]

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Colleges Pay Heed to Depression

Colleges Pay Heed to Depression

By Jeremy Bamidele, Special to the Independent The recent string of school shootings has inspired school administrators to start taking a closer look at mental illness and the dangers it causes when left unchecked. Mental illness is not static; it progresses with time. We live in an interconnected world; consequently, we do not have the luxury […]

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Grant Fuels Big Dreams

Grant Fuels Big Dreams

Monica Magana, 21, was one of two Laguna College of Art and Design students who received the Festival of Arts Foundation Scholarship for 2013-2014. These funds allowed her to stay on track for graduation in 2015. “When I first toured campus, I knew this was the place,” she said. “But when I was accepted, my […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Local Families Sought to Host Exchange Students The ASSE International Student Exchange Program is seeking local host families for international high school boys and girls 15 to 18 years old for the upcoming high school year or semester.  They are conversant in English and anxious to learn about this country through living with a local […]